How do I boost power on my USB ports?

I’m a great fan of USB devices as I can add extra functionality to my computer without opening it up. Recently however, when I plug in one of my 2.5″ disks, I get a message that says “USB Hub Power Exceeded”. How can I fix this?

How can I easily play movies on my new HD TV?

I’m looking for an easy way to stream a movie to my HD TV. I don’t want to have cables running all over the place and I really don’t want to be messing around with WiFi. Is there an easy way to just do it?

Can you recommend a geeky gift?

I’m looking for a geeky gift for my boyfriend. He’s into computer bits and pieces but I can’t think of anything he doesn’t have. Can you suggest something?