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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

Genius, a brand division of KYE Systems Corp., today announced new additions to the company’s extensive line up of digital tablets, the EasyPen i405 and MousePen i608, for business professionals, graphic designers and artists on-the-go. The tablets are dual-platform, working on both MACs and PCs, and come with a variety of useful software

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Review: Norco RPC-4220 4U 20x hot-swappable drive bays

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ July 2nd, 2009

Ever since I built my first Windows Home Server I knew I was going to have a problem with storage space. My motherboard only has 4 SATA ports and the case only has space for 4 drives. Since then I have put in 4 1TB drives and I was in desperate need of more storage space. That is when I ran across the Norco RPC-4220. This server case has 20 hot swappable hard drive bays, which should provide plenty of expansion for future storage needs

Despite the Bail-Out Chrysler still fails

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ July 1st, 2009

They fail at taking care of their customers that is. I have a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan which recently developed a leak in the Air conditioning system. Normally this falls in the category of normal wear and tear, and the repair costs are minimal. However, in my case the repair costs are not minimal and it is not normal wear and tear. In fact, it is a fairly major design flaw and oversight on the part of Dodge

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Review: Seagate Momentus 7200.3 2.5″ hard drive

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ June 19th, 2009

Laptops are not known for having fast hard drives. Most of the time Laptops have slow 5400 RPM drives, and even when they have a 7200 RPM drive it is usually cheap and slow. This is often because with Laptops the power usage is the #1 concern. The Seagate Momentus line of hard drives offers the best of both worlds, a fast drive and low power usage

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Review: HP EliteBook 2530p Laptop

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ June 17th, 2009

There is a constant struggle in the Laptop industry between small and portable or big and powerful.  I am not a fan of Netbooks because they are a little too small. I am also not a fan of BIG laptops because they are not portable enough. So when I look for a laptop I try and find something in the middle. The HP Elitebook 2530p is a 12″ laptop that is trying to fit somewhere in the middle

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Review: CallPod Fueltank portable battery pack

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ June 9th, 2009

In a world of portable electronics, portable power is very important. How many times have you been away from home and had your cell phone or MP3 player run out of juice? It happens to me more often than I like. Having a way to charge those devices, while on the road, would be extremely helpfuful. The Fueltank from Chargepod is a portable power pack that can be used to charge up any number of different devices

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Review: Asus F6Ve Laptop

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ June 8th, 2009

It has been a long time since I have heard the term “desktop replacement” when referring to a laptop, so when Asus said they have a 13″ laptop that could be a desktop replacement, I was intrigued

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Review: HP Z800 8-core workstation

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ May 27th, 2009

When was the last time you looked at a computer and it caused you to utter the word “Wow?” When I was first introduced to the HP Z800 that is exactly what I said. This workstation is filled with all sorts of features that make life for computer users, and the people that support them, very pleasant

Epson America Inc. today introduced the Artisan® 50, an affordable high-performance single function ink jet printer that’s ideal for printing digital photos and everyday projects

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Epson Unveils Four New and Affordable All-in-Ones

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ May 19th, 2009

Epson America Inc. today introduced four ink jet printers to its Stylus NX series that are designed to deliver rich feature sets at an affordable price, including the entry-level Epson Stylus NX115, Epson Stylus NX215, Epson Stylus NX415, and the flagship of the series, the Epson Stylus NX515

Amazon Launches Optimized Kindle Store

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ May 11th, 2009

Amazon.com, Inc. today launched a Kindle Store optimized for the Safari Web browser on iPhone. Now when users of the Kindle for iPhone app click on “Get Books,” the new Kindle Store tailored for the size and shape of the iPhone and iPod touch screens automatically opens in Safari

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Review: Norco RPC-230 rackmount HTPC case

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ May 10th, 2009

One of the things you must consider when building a Home Theater PC (HTPC) is where you want to put it. I think most people will try and put it next to their TV, but there are other options. If you happen to own an Xbox 360, PS3, or a media extender of some sort, it is possible to use one of those to stream the media to a TV. If that is the case it would be possible to put the HTPC anywhere and use any kind of case. If you are in this situation, you may want to consider a rackmountable case like the Norco RPC-230

Introducing Kindle DX

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ May 6th, 2009

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today introduced Amazon Kindle DX, the new purpose-built reading device that offers Kindle’s revolutionary wireless delivery and massive selection of content with a large 9.7-inch electronic paper display, built-in PDF reader, auto-rotate capability, and storage for up to 3,500 books

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G-Shot HD520 New HD Digital Video Camera from Genius

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ April 27th, 2009

Genius (www.geniusnetusa.com), a brand division of KYE Systems Corp., has announced a new compact, pocket-size high-definition digital video camera that excels at capturing both high-resolution stills (at 11-megapixels) and high-definition video (at 5-megapixel in MPEG-4/H.264 format) and is light enough (under 6-ozs) and portable enough to allow users to capture activities anytime, anywhere

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Review: HP Pavilion Elite m9600t

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ April 25th, 2009

HP recently came out with their first system to use the Core i7 processor. Even though the Core i7 processor has been available for several months, it has taken HP until now to build a system that uses it. The HP Pavilion Elite m9600t uses the Core i7 920 processor and hopefully the long wait was worth it