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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: Axus FiT 300 Hard Drive Enclosure

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ November 3rd, 2009

An external hard drive enclosure is great for computers that have limited room for storage. External enclosures can also be great for adding a RAID for performance. Axus has a line of small enclosures that all have built-in hardware RAID

Amazon.com, Inc. today announced “Kindle for PC,” the free application that lets readers around the world enjoy Kindle books on their personal computers (PC). The U.S. Kindle Store currently offers over 360,000 books, including New Releases and 101 of 112 New York Times Bestsellers, which are typically $9.99 or less. The Kindle Store is the only place to find some of the most popular books of today in digital format. Kindle books can now be read on the Kindle, Kindle DX, iPhone, iPod touch, and PC


Review: My Movies 3 Movie collection management

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ October 22nd, 2009

Early last year I made the decision to rip all my movies and store them on a server so I could watch them from any TV in my house. I already had a Home Server to store them on, so the only piece I was missing was the software to organize and play the movies with. I knew I wanted to use Windows as the OS because of Windows Media Center. That is when I discovered My Movies 2 (a plugin for Windows Media Center) which provides a way to organize and play movies from a remote server. Fast forward nearly 2 years and we are now looking at My Movies 3 and the new features it has to offer.

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Review: Epson Artisan 810 All-In-One Photo Printer

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ October 21st, 2009

At the beginning of the year we reviewed the Epson Artisan 800 All-In-One Photo Printer. It performed so well that it got our Editors Choice award. Recently Epson released the Artisan 810, which has a few upgrades. We are going to take a look at the new printer and see if lives up to the 800’s excellent performance.

The ultimate companion in photo printing has arrived with the release of the affordable, portable Epson PictureMate® Charm. Offering the same impressive features and results as previous models in the renowned PictureMate line, including superior photo quality, economical print costs, long-lasting prints, and powerful image enhancement tools, PictureMate Charm is the ideal solution for printing and sharing cherished memories at home or on the go

Storage capacity and performance is always a concern when dealing with audio and video production. Can you ever have enough or either? iStoragePro aims to solve those problems with their line of RAID systems. Today we are looking at the iT4UFER which is a 4 bay RAID 5 system with USB, Firewire 400 & 800, and eSATA connectors

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HP Sets Sights on PC Replacement Cycle

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ October 13th, 2009

HP today unveiled new PCs to help businesses of all sizes transition to new technology and get more from their IT investments

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HP Unveils New Multitouch PCs and Display

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ October 12th, 2009

Building upon its nearly 330-year history of touch innovation, HP today launched the next era of multitouch computing for consumers and businesses

HP today unveiled new Compaq PCs that provide families, students and small businesses the computing capabilities they need at price they desire

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Review: ThermaPAK HeatShift laptop cooler

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ October 1st, 2009

Many people have a hard time keeping their laptops cool. This can be a difficult task if you don’t want to carry around a large cooling device. That is until now, ThemaPAK recently came out with their own laptop cooler, however this one has no fans, and doesn’t use any electricity


Review: ASUS N90Sv-A2 18.4-Inch Laptop

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ September 29th, 2009

ASUS is probably the most well known for their motherboards and netbooks. So when they came out with the very large N90Sv 18″ multimedia laptop I was curious about how it would fit in with the rest of their products. When ASUS asked me to review the N90Sv I jumped at the chance to check it out

Genius, a brand division of KYE Systems Corp., today announced a new addition to the company’s extensive line of speaker systems, the SP-HF500A. The new two-way high-fidelity (Hi-Fi) wood-enclosed speakers are jam-packed with premium components for superior sound combined with a stylish package and design

HP today established a new category in videoconferencing with the introduction of HP SkyRoom – affordable, high-definition videoconferencing software(1) that offers live, real-time collaboration for instant face-to-face meetings with no subscription fees

HP Launches HP Pavilion MS200 Consumer Desktop PC

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ September 14th, 2009

HP today launched the HP Pavilion MS200 consumer desktop PC

HP today launched the HP MediaSmart EX490 and EX495 Home Servers, new models offering increased capacity, high-performance processors, more control, new user interface and additional Mac support ­– all at a lower price