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We geeks are a diverse bunch that run the gamut from pretty-boy, genius, millionaire entrepreneurs that regularly change the world, to socially inept, stereotypical nerds that really have no place leaving the confines of our cubicles (I fall... Read more...
When Google+ first launched and started making waves in the social networking world, many things changed. The perception of Google as a search-only company changed. The way that people viewed social networking as a 1-horse race with a couple of... Read more...
The economy is still in shambles for many industries that are trying to recover, but one are that is exploding is tech. In particular, Silicon Valley has rebounded in the last 12 months ahead of the economy in ways that mean only one thing: tech is... Read more...
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 more...
"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 more...
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 more...
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 more...
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 more...
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 more...
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 more...
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 more...
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 more...
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 more...
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 more...
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