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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

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Review: Windows 7 Beta 1

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ January 12th, 2009

By now you have all heard of the new Operating System from Microsoft. You have probably even read some reviews where they go over some of the new features. So I decided to get my own copy and check it out for myself


Review: Crysis and Crysis: Warhead

by Thomas Jump ~ January 12th, 2009

The Crysis games, Crysis and Crysis: Warhead, are futuristic FPS’s (first person shooter) that put you into an island filled with lush forests filled with trees and plants of all shapes and sizes, rivers, mountains, and sea front beaches. Both games provide any number of assorted topographical environments for you to explore and use as cover against enemy fire

Casio Introduces Six New Digital Cameras at CES

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ January 10th, 2009

Casio America, Inc. and its parent company, Casio Computer Co., Ltd., released some exciting details about its upcoming digital camera models today. Soon to be released are the slim, compact High Speed EXILIM models EX-FS10 and EX-FC100 featuring high-speed burst shooting faster than an SLR camera, and the EXILIM models EX-Z400, EX-Z270, and EX-S12, which make the most of Casio’s high-speed image processing engine to enable users to cut and paste moving subjects onto still backgrounds

HP MediaSmart Server Wins Macworld “Best of Show” Award

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ January 9th, 2009

HP today announced that the HP MediaSmart Server has been selected as a winner of Macworld’s annual “Best of Show” awards during the 2009 Macworld Conference and Expo in San Francisco

Building on the success of the recent HP TouchSmart PC for the home, HP today introduced the market’s first all-in-one, touch-enabled desktop PC for businesses

HP Advances Mini PC for On-the-go Professionals

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ January 6th, 2009

Building on its award-winning portfolio of Mini products, HP today unveiled a new HP Mini designed for mobile professionals that require a rich computing experience in a small, portable package

HP today announced two new thin and light ultra-portable notebook PCs – the HP Pavilion dv2 and HP Pavilion dv3 – plus the HP Firebird with Voodoo DNA, an innovative, high-performance desktop PC

HP Unveils New Innovations at Consumer Electronics Show

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ January 6th, 2009

Building on its success of creating products with exceptional innovation and design, HP today unveiled a broad portfolio of consumer and business products designed to provide an unsurpassed customer experience


Lian Li launches the all new PC-B70 & PC-B71 Tower Chassis

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ January 6th, 2009

Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd has launched the PC-B70 and PC-B71 full tower chassis. Both cases are made from aluminum sheet metal, and have plenty of room for large numbers of hard drives (HDD) while still incorporating the classic brushed aluminum style and functional design for ease of use and stunning good looks

Sling Media, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), is demonstrating a version of SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone being developed for the iTunes store at this year’s Macworld. Sling Media will deliver a version of SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone to Apple for certification in Q1.

PPC, the proven leader in the design and manufacture of connectors for the telecommunications, satellite and wireless industries with the most patents in connector technology worldwide, announced today that it will be debuting the first HDMI locking cable available on the market, the “PPC Locking HDMI Cable,” at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held this week in Las Vegas


Review: Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 TV Tuner Card

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ January 4th, 2009

A couple of years ago I needed a TV capture card and I got the Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-500. This card worked so well that, now that I need another one, I decided to give Hauppauge another try. The new card is the WinTV-HVR-2250. This card not only has dual tuners, but both tuners are capable of receiving an analog or digital signal

Digital Foci announced today that it is introducing the new Picture Porter 35 at next week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Booth #31846 (LVCC, South Hall). Picture Porter 35 (model PPR-350) is a new high-capacity portable photo manager with a 3.5-inch color screen for easy viewing; built-in hard drive with capacity starting at 160GB; and a multi-format memory card reader


Review: GigaByte GA-MA78GPM-DS2H Motherboard

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ January 2nd, 2009

When looking for a motherboard there are many things that need to be considered. I am not building a gaming machine so I don’t need powerful graphics, but I am planning on running Windows Vista Ultimate so it still needs a good graphics chip. The GigaByte GA-MA78GPM-DS2H has all the features that I was looking for


Review: Antec Fusion Remote Case

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ January 2nd, 2009

Cases play an important role in the computer building process. They are the foundation of the computer and it is really important that the foundation is strong, or else the rest of the computer will have trouble. It is also important that the case meets the specific needs of the type of computer that is being built. I am building a Home Theater PC (HTPC), so I need a case that is solid, expandable, and will look good next to my other A/V components. For that reason I am looking at the Antec Fusion Remote case