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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: Logitech Z-10 Speakers

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ April 28th, 2007

Computers are becoming much more than they used to be. They can be used to play movies, music, do work and much more. Because of the many uses of a computer, having speakers that are multi-use is also very important. Logitech makes very good high end speakers like the Z-5500, now we get to find out if their 2.0 speakers are also good

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Review: Celestron NexStar 4 SE

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ April 28th, 2007

Astronomy can be a lot of fun if you have the right equipment and enough knowledge to know what you are looking at. Last month I reviewed the Celestron SkyScout. The SkyScout is great for learning about the stars, but it is not a telescope so you still cannot see the stars up close. This time I am reviewing the Celestron NexStar 4 SE. The NexStar line of telescopes will not only help you see the stars with more clarity and magnification, but they will also show you where they are. The only thing the NexStar is missing is a database of interesting information about each object

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Review: iRobot Roomba Scheduler

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ April 14th, 2007

I don’t think anyone likes to do housework. Vacuuming, moping and doing the dishes are a necessary evil. Fortunately there are companies that are working on making those chores a lot easier. iRobot has a line of cleaning robots that will vacuum and mop for you. We got our hands on the Roomba vacuuming robot and put it through our tests

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Review: LaserShield Instant Security

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ April 8th, 2007

Home security is something we should all be concerned about, unfortunately crime rates are not going down. Installing a whole house alarm system can be a daunting task and it can be expensive. If you rent installing an alarm may not even be an option. LaserShield may have a solution for you with their instant security system.

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Review: Celestron SkyScout

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ March 20th, 2007

One of the most difficult things about getting into astronomy is having the information about each planet, star, or nebula available while you are star gazing. Not only does the Celestron SkyScout put that information at your finger tips, but it will also show you where each one of those objects are

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Review: Samsung K5 MP3 player

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ March 11th, 2007

One theme that most MP3 players have in common is that the music is personal and not meant to be shared. Samsung is trying to change that perception. Samsung has a new MP3 player called the K5 which has both a headphone jack and external speakers

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Review: USModular Handy Drive

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ March 6th, 2007

USB drives are normally just plain little devices without a lot of doodads. USModular has changed that by adding a light and pen

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Review: Dell Photo All-In-One Printer 926

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ March 2nd, 2007

Reasonably priced, quality All-In-One photo printers are hard to come by. Dell is trying hard to create a printer that is not only inexpensive, but also produces quality images. The Dell Photo All-In-One Printer 926 is their latest attempt at that very market

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Review: Uniblue SpyEraser

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ February 19th, 2007

Spyware can be very dangerous. If it is allowed to get on your computer it can cause havoc with your computer, steal your personal information, or even crash your computer or destroy your personal data. These problems range from adware and popups, to destructive attacks from backdoors, exploits and downloaders. All the more reason to have protection. SpyEraser is one of those forms of protection

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Review: StealthSurfer III

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ February 19th, 2007

Web surfing is becoming quite a dangerous thing to do. If you are at work you have to worry about them monitoring you. If you are at home you have to worry about people stealing your personal information. Everyone is looking for a quick, cheap and easy way to insure their privacy on the Internet. The StealthSurfer III makes the claim that they can help you remain anonymous at home or at work so you no longer have to worry about who is watching

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Review: Dell Photo All-In-One Printer 966

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ February 17th, 2007

The market for All-In-One photo printers is getting more and more crowded. In order to stand out you really need to have a great set of features, a low price and excellent quality. The Dell Photo All-In-One Printer 966 is Dells latest offering in this tough market

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Review: Shure E3g Headphones

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ February 5th, 2007

Big headphones are viewed by many as the best source for personal high quality sound. Some of the biggest names in audio don’t even bother to make small headphones. Shure is looking to change that perception by showing that their smaller earbud headphones can perform as well or better than their bigger, heavier counterparts

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Review: Logitech ChillStream Gamepad

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ February 5th, 2007

Gaming on computers is as popular as ever, but if you are coming from a console or you are playing a game that does not work well with a keyboard and mouse, you may find it difficult to get used to the new controls. Fortunately there are a plethora of gamepads for PCs. Logitech has been know for making great gaming devices and they have taken the gamepad to the next level, they added a cooling fan

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Review: HoMedics Shiatsu Massaging Cushion

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ January 28th, 2007

Getting a massage is one of those things that everyone should experience at least once in their lives. If you have had a massage before then you know just how good they make you feel. For those of us who cannot afford to pay a professional masseuse every day, there are many kinds of chairs and cushions that claim to provide good massages. The HoMedics Shiatsu Massaging Cushion is one of those devices that makes such a claim

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Review: Canon Pixma MP530 All-In-One Printer

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ January 28th, 2007

The trend of consolidating equipment is going faster and faster. Cell Phones and PDAs are becoming intertwined and so are printers, scanners, copiers and faxes. The Canon MP530 is one of Canons latest entries into the All-In-One printer category