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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: Magellan RoadMate 1430 GPS

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ August 3rd, 2008

New GPS devices come out every year. It seems to be a race to see who can add the most features and have the biggest screens. However, Magellan has taken a different approach with the RoadMate 1430

The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling is now available for pre-order on Amazon. This book of fairy tales was written to supplement the Harry Potter series and will be published in two new editions on December 4, 2008


Review: Installing Windows Home Server Power Pack 1

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ July 22nd, 2008

I recently installed Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 and I thought I would share the experience with you.

Home Server Startup

Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 has been released

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ July 21st, 2008

The team is pleased to announce that Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 has been released to manufacturing (RTM) and is now available on the Microsoft Download Center!

Digital Foci, Inc. announced today Photo Safe II, the ultimate photo companion for travelers. Photo Safe II provides portable on-the-road digital photo storage with 80GB and 160GB hard drives and built-in memory card readers, so you can quickly and securely save your digital photos wherever you go. Photo Safe II lets you keep snapping away without worrying about losing important photos or running out of memory card space while on the road

Casio America, Inc. announced today the release of the newest model in its EXILIM® digital camera series ― the stylish, slim EXILIM Zoom EX-Z150, which features a wide-angle zoom lens, a CCD-shift anti-shake function, a 3.0” LCD monitor and an 8.1 effective megapixel resolution

HP today announced the immediate availability of a new AMD processor-based quad-core workstation offering the performance of a workstation at a PC price


Review: HP xw4600 Workstation

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ June 29th, 2008

The HP xw4600 workstation is the latest in a line of workstations from HP. This is not one of their high end machines or their low end machines. The xw4600 is positioned to fill the mid range slot


Review: iRobot Looj Gutter Cleaning Robots

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ June 27th, 2008

Robotics have come a long way in the last couple years. They have moved out of the Sci-fi realm into real life, by becoming useful to the average person. iRobot has been at the forefront, bringing robot technology to the home. Last year I took a look at the iRobot Roomba Vacuuming robot. They now have a new cleaning robot that will sweep out your rain gutters

Genius a division of KYE Systems Corp., announced today a new speaker system that has a touch panel screen to control function, volume, bass or treble all with the touch of a finger. Combing fun with great sound, everything is controlled right from the front of the speaker.

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Two days with HP and DreamWorks

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ June 10th, 2008

On April 24th I got an Email from HP inviting me to attend a review workshop that would be held at the DreamWorks campus in Glendale, CA on May 21st and 22nd. At the review workshop they would be introducing a new monitor that they said would revolutionize that industry. I was very excited so I made the necessary arrangements and got ready to go


Review: HP DreamColor LP2480zx LCD display

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ June 10th, 2008

Ever since LCD displays came out, professionals in the Video and photographic industries have not readily adopted them because they were not very good at displaying true colors. Over the years they have gotten better, but not until today did they have something to get really excited about. Today HP announced their new Dreamcolor LP2480zx LCD display


Review: Plustek OpticBook 4600 Scanner

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ June 9th, 2008

For a long time now, scanners have been a great way to make copies of photos and documents. On the other hand, books have always presented a unique problem for scanners. They are not flat, and so they do not fit well, and always leave a black shadowy area where the binding is. The Plustek OpticBook 4600 offers a solution to that problem. With its SEE (Shadow Elimination Element) Technology you can get a book scanned without the binding getting in the way


Review: Plustek OpticFilm 7300 Scanner

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ June 1st, 2008

Scanners come in all shapes and sizes and they all have different purposes. Plustek makes lots of different kinds of scanners. They have photo scanners, books scanners, and film scanner. Over two years ago I reviewed the OpticFilm 7200, today I am looking at the OpticFilm 7300


Review: Logitech Harmony One

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ May 24th, 2008

Remotes have come a long way since I was a kid. I remember when you had to have a separate remote for each device. Luckily, back then there was only a TV and VCR. Now we have a TV, VCR, DVD player, stereo, lighting system, home theater PCs and more. You could easily have 6 remotes all controlling something different