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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

Cell phones have become an important part of our lives and it is necessary to have quick access to them at all times. For this reason, I have been looking for a car mount for my Droid Incredible ever since I got it. Car mounts are a dime a dozen, but finding one that fits my phone without blocking the USB port or buttons was difficult. Then I ran across the Arkon Universal mount. The Arkon Universal mount not only allows access to all the buttons and the USB port on my phone, but it also provides multiple ways to attach it to my car


HP announces the 23-inch 2310e WLED monitor

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ September 15th, 2010

HP announced today the HP 2310e High-definition, WLED backlit display.

These are the features of this display:

  • Stylish, ultra-thin monitor, approximately 1-inch thick
  • High,definition, WLED backlit display creates deeper blacks for an ultra-high dynamic contrast, brilliant color and clarity
  • Capacitive touch controls complement the sleek exterior and provide easy access to the on-screen display menu
  • DisplayPort, the new, advanced connectivity that supports multiple video streams, DVI-D and HDMI connectors
  • ATI Eyefinity Capable
  • Mercury-free WELD backlights offer better performance and more effecient power consumption
  • ENERGY STAR 5.0 qualified, EPEAT Gold qualified
  • Backlit HP logo on the back of the monitor
  • Starts at $289.00, Available on HP Home and Home Office on 9/29


How and why I rooted my Droid Incredible

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ September 7th, 2010

If you have been following my blog you know that I recently got a Droid Incredible and even more recently upgraded it to Android 2.2 (Froyo). This upgrade has been both bitter and sweet for me. I have enjoyed some of the new functionality provided by the OS, but I have been frustrated by some of the extra apps that Verizon built into their distribution. So I decided to take some action and find a way to get rid of those parts I did not like


Review: HP EliteBook 2540p Notebook

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ September 7th, 2010

For a road-warrior having a light weight easy to access computer is essential, that is why the ultraportable is the only option. Ultraportables are easy to carry because they are so small, but the still offer enough power to get any task done. The EliteBook 2540p is HPs latest ultraportable laptop


Review: Droid Incredible with Android 2.2 (Froyo)

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ August 28th, 2010

As we all know Verizon released the 2.2 software for the Droid Incredible. The rollout was expected to take several days, but because I am impatient I searched the web for a leaked ROM. It took a little while, but I finally found it at XDA-Developers. They were hosting an official installer that had the latest code. I was a little leery about trusting them, but after reading through their forum I was convinced. So I immediately downloaded the software and started the install. It completed without a hitch and here is what I found when it started up

Verizon confirms Droid Incredible 2.2 (Froyo) update

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ August 27th, 2010

Just a few minutes ago I got a tweet from Verizon confirming the Droid Incredible 2.2 update.

Verizon Wireless is pleased to announce the new Android 2.2 (Froyo) software update for the Droid Incredible by HTC. ENJOY!

Since I don’t have a data plan I am hoping I can download this via WiFi. Let me know if you get the update

Antec, Inc., the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, today announced the full availability of its brand new line of CPU coolers: the KÜHLER series. Three models, the KÜHLER Box, KÜHLER Shelf and KÜHLER Flow, make up the series, providing users with an assortment of options when selecting an optimal CPU cooling solution

Epson America, Inc., a leading provider of superior performing desktop printing solutions, today introduced its new line of Artisan® all-in-ones – the Artisan 835 and Artisan 725. With image quality preferred by consumers 3-to-1 over the competition1 and a host of unique features, the new Artisan all-in-ones are a perfect match for today’s active, digital families that require one solution for various printing needs


Review: HTC Droid Incredible

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ July 26th, 2010

Recently smartphones have started popping up like weeds. The Droid Incredible from HTC is just one of the latest. The Droid Incredible features many great features which include a large screen, a fast processor, and lots of internal storage


Review: EFO Bluetooth Handheld Keyboard

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ July 21st, 2010

Mini keyboards are becoming really popular because they offer a great way to remote control computers. EFO has a line of mini keyboards and today we are looking at the EFO Bluetooth handheld keyboard


Review: HP Z800 12-core Workstation

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ June 29th, 2010

Just over a year ago I was given the opportunity to review the HP Z800 when it was first released. Back then it was a very powerful workstation with many great qualities that could not be found on any other workstation or desktop. Now a year later HP has made improvements that should help it to be faster, more stable, and less noisy.

Ever since the Droid Incredible was announced I knew that I wanted one. However, I also knew that I would never be happy with the $30 mandatory data fee that Verizon charges. So I set out to find a way to get a Droid Incredible and use it on Verizon’s network without having to pay the extra $30 a month. This post is all about how I accomplished it

Digital picture frames have been around a while, but they have all been dependent on other devices for the pictures. Whether it be a computer, a USB stick, or an SD card every picture they were needed to transfer the pictures onto the frame; that is, until now.  Brookstone has tried to bridge that gap by building a scanner into the iConvert 8″ Digital Frame

How many times have you needed to get access to the contents of a hard drive from a dead computer, and you had to take your working computer apart to attach it? I have had to do this several times and it is a real pain. For this reason I got the Thermaltake BlacX hard drive dock


Review: HP MediaSmart Server EX495

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ April 26th, 2010

HP recently released two new versions of their MediaSmart server, the EX490 and the EX495. These servers have new hardware including faster processors, more memory, and higher capacity hard drives. They also come with the new 3.0 version of the MediaSmart Server software