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    Review: Senta Ally Bluetooth Stereo Speaker w/ FM

    by Ryan McLaughlin ~ October 20th, 2013

    Portable Bluetooth speakers are dime a dozen, but if you have the right one it can be used with a mobile device to boost its audio so that it is more enjoyable and can be shared with others. With so many manufacturers of portable speakers it may be difficult to pick the right one. Today I will be looking at the Senta Ally speaker system and if it is good then hopefully this will make the decision a little easier

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    Review: Straight Talk T-Mobile vs AT&T

    by Ryan McLaughlin ~ March 2nd, 2013

    I recently bought a LG Nexus 4 and because it is unlocked I wanted to use it on a prepaid phone plan. I had previously been using PagePlus, but because this is not a Verizon phone they do not support it. So I had to find a new carrier. After considering my options I went with Straight Talk because they have unlimited data and talk for just $45 a month. However Straight talk uses either T-Mobile or AT&T and I had to choose one before I could use it

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    Review: HP Elitebook 8770w Mobile Workstations

    by Ryan McLaughlin ~ February 22nd, 2013

    The Elitebook Mobile Workstation is HP’s top of the line business notebook, and the 8770w is at the top of that series. The Elitebook 8770w includes several upgrade from last years model, including a faster processor, better screen, and a better video card

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    Review: LG Nexus 4 Phone

    by Ryan McLaughlin ~ December 21st, 2012

    The Nexus 4 phone from LG is Google’s latest attempt at showing the world what a Android phone should look like. The big question that everyone has is, does it meet those high expectations? Well, as usual this all depends on what you are looking for


Review: Geforce 9800 GTX+ upgrade

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ February 26th, 2009

I decided to upgrade my graphics card today. My computer is several years old and the old setup consisted of two GeForce 7800 GT graphics cards


Review: Dell Mini 9 Netbook

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ February 21st, 2009

Netbooks are low power, low resource, small notebooks that are great for people on the go. Because there aren’t many resources available it makes sense for them to use software that does not require a lot of resources. The Dell Mini 9 offers the option to run Ubuntu Linux as the operating system and were going to see if it is a good fit


Review: Logitech V550 Cordless Laser Mouse for Notebooks

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ February 17th, 2009

Mice are such an essential part of our computing experience that I suspect we often take them for granted. Having a comfortable and easy to use mouse can make using your computer a pleasure, and having the wrong mouse can make using your computer a literal pain. Logitech has come out with a new mouse that may make using a computer a lot more fun. The V550 Cordless Laser Mouse for Notebooks touts Hyper-Fast Scrolling and a Nano Receiver

Plustek Technology Inc., a manufacturer of consumer, professional and office imaging devices, announced today the BookReader that transforms printed words into audio output, which can be saved in MP3 format for future access. With the press of one button the Plustek BookReader will convert printed text into high quality speech with a lifelike voice


Review: HP Mini 1000 Netbook

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ February 14th, 2009

Netbooks are fairly new to the market. It was only a year ago that the first ones became available, and since then they have grown in popularity. They became very popular very quickly because of their small size and small price tag. Not being one to be left out, HP has also come out with their own Netbook — the HP Mini 1000


Unboxing the HP Mini 1000

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ February 10th, 2009

My HP Mini 1000 finally arrived and I quickly took it out of the box so I could try it out. Here are some pictures of the unboxing process


Review: Samsung SE-S084B Slim External DVD Writer

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ February 9th, 2009

It is not very often that you have need for an external DVD drive; however, I recently purchased a HP Mini 1000, which does not include a DVD drive. So I went out and bought one and while I am waiting for the HP Mini to arrive I thought I would test out the new drive

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Introducing Amazon Kindle 2

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ February 9th, 2009

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today introduced Amazon Kindle 2, the new reading device that offers Kindle’s revolutionary wireless delivery of content in a new slim design with longer battery life, faster page turns, over seven times more storage, sharper images, and a new read-to-me feature. Kindle 2 is purpose-built for reading with a high-resolution 6-inch electronic paper display that looks and reads like real paper, which lets users read for hours without the eyestrain caused by reading on a backlit display


Review: Timeshift

by Thomas Jump ~ February 8th, 2009

TimeShift is a FPS (First Person Shooter) that exposes you to a variety of environments from large cities to open plains and a variety of weapons which include many unique effects for any situation you may encounter. TimeShift also has three time control abilities that allow you to stop, slow, and reverse time. These abilities will help you get though many puzzles and combat situations that litter every map in the game. Each level in the game is a different experience. Every level is fun to explore and watch come apart while you shoot your way through them

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Review: Uniblue DriveScanner

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ February 5th, 2009

Owning a computer is not all cupcakes and lollipops. There is a lot of upkeep and maintenance that is involved, and if you don’t keep up on it, your computer can become slow and may even stop working. Drivers are one of the things that need to be kept up-to-date, and if they are neglected than your devices may not function correctly. However, keeping track of all your drivers can be a pain. Fortunately, DriveScanner from Uniblue can help


I ordered an HP mini

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ February 3rd, 2009

I have been fascinated with Netbooks since they came out. However; I am not one to jump on a bandwagon so I decided to wait until one came out that was just what I wanted


Asus announces its next Netbook.

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ February 2nd, 2009

Today Asus started accepting preorders for its next generation of Netbooks.While there was no official announcement, press release, for this new Netbook it was prominently displayed At CES this year


Review: Epson Artisan 800 All-In-One Photo Printer

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ January 25th, 2009

It seems no matter how many printers I test, they always seem to get better. Each year more features are added and each year the print quality gets better. This year Epson has come out with a couple of new, top of the line, Artisan all-in-one printers. Today I am looking at the Artisan 800 — a multifunction printer that can print photos, CDs and DVDs, scan, copy, and fax


Review: Canon PIXMA MX850 Office All-In-One Printer

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ January 19th, 2009

All-In-One office printers have slowly been evolving to incorporate new features, better print, scan speed and quality. Canons latest entry is the PIXMA MX850 and it is no different. The MX850 boasts both faster print speed and higher quality color prints

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Review: Building a HTPC V2.0

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ January 13th, 2009

I love putting together new computers and if you have been reading my reviews you know that one of my recent projects was to put together a Home Theater PC (HTPC) using the MSI Media Live case. We all know that version 1.0 never works out the way we expect, so there must always be a 2.0. This time around I am building the HTPC using a different case, motherboard and adding an additional tuner card. I have chosen to use the Antec Fusion Remote Black case, the GigaByte GA-MA78GPM-DS2H motherboard, and the Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 tuner card