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While in the process of reviewing the ASRock Vision 3D home theater PC a few months back, I became entrenched in all things 3DTV. At the time, I had already been building up a new home theater around a Samsung 3D TV and the opportunity... Read...
"Social media will save the economy, unite the people, and shine peace and prosperity across the land!" ~ Random Social Media Marketer, 2010 Fads come and go. In the business world, most have tried some new widget, gadget, web scheme, or... Read...
A few months back, we took a look at a true-5.1 channel headset from Psyko.  We started that post off with this opening, “Aside from a powerful graphics card and large monitor, one of the best ways to increase the realism and... Read...
By now, regular readers of my blog should know that I have an unhealthy obsession with input devices. I constantly experiment with different mice and keyboards in an effort to find the “perfect desktop”, at least for my tastes. Over the... Read...
While trying out the VueZone iPhone app, I consider the ethics of having my two-and-a-half year-old daughter under surveillance. By Daniel A. BegunA number of months ago I was watching one of the final episodes of 24. (I was never really much of a... Read...
When it comes to notebook hard drives you almost can't get enough of two things, capacity and speed.  Though SSDs (Solid State Drives) definitely address the speed issue, they only exacerbate the capacity issue (at least currently). ... Read...
In an attempt to squelch my insatiable--and sometimes unhealthy--need to experiment with all kinds of keyboards and other input devices, I recently acquired three more 'boards for the collection, the latest Das Keyboard Pro Silent, the Microsoft Sidewinder X4, and the unique Phantom Lapboard.  Although... Read...
Aside from a powerful graphics card and large monitor, one of the best ways to increase the realism and immersiveness of PC games is with a high-quality, multi-channel speaker setup. Hearing sounds that seemingly wiz by your head and being able to pick up on subtle tones coming from different directions, can... Read...
I am a total keyboard snob; there's no ifs, ands, or buts about it.  Over the last few years, I've personally tested virtually every possible keyboard type--and every key switch type--and am convinced there is no better option than a... Read...
Although USB 3.0 is a relatively new technology that is not yet natively supported by any of the core logic chipsets currently on the market, a number of motherboards from major players like Gigabyte, Asus, and MSI (among others) sport an NEC-built... Read...
By Daniel A. Begun Those who know me well enough, know that I’m not much of a phone person--which is to say I don’t like to talk on the phone much… I’m more of a talk-to-you-in-person, eye-to-eye, kind of guy. But then... Read...
At a recent tradeshow, while I was walking by the BitDefender booth, a BitDefender representative literally shoved a copy of BitDefender Internet Security 2010 into my hands. Never one to say no to... Read...
Back in February, I met with some very smart folks from a San Diego-based company called Avaak. They were demonstrating a wireless camera system meant for remote video monitoring. What impressed me the most about the technology behind the wireless... Read...
In marketing-speak, I am a Mac and a PC. My primary computer is an iMac and my laptop is a MacBook Pro. But I also have several Windows rigs as well, running everything from Windows XP to Vista and Windows 7--with some systems set up with multi-boot support with different operating systems loaded onto separate... Read...
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