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Where's the sweet spot for headphones?
— 12:26 AM on March 19, 2009

The headphone market is littered with an incredible range of options, from the throwaway garbage bundled with cheap MP3 players to audiophile earmuffs that would...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

New iPod shuffle freezes author's brain with joke overload
— 4:33 PM on March 17, 2009

Seriously. I still have to use a third-party, system-level-altering application to restore OS 9 window shade functionality to OS X (oddly enough, it's called

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

Western Digital's WD TV HD Media Player
— 11:00 PM on March 12, 2009

Could Western Digital's new digital media player be the ideal companion for the company's external hard drives? And does it belong in your entertainment...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

Latest iPod shuffle the quintessential Apple product
— 4:57 PM on March 12, 2009

Perhaps more than any other Apple product, the iPod shuffle is the perfect example of the Steve Jobs Reality Distortion Field in action. When...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

The weird world of Faces in iPhoto '09
— 11:56 AM on March 11, 2009

Government sanctions notwithstanding, I've managed to reproduce. Twice, actually. A boy and a girl who are fraternal twins. (And, yes, I feel I must add...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

Stickin' it to the sat man
— 10:57 AM on March 5, 2009

Generally speaking, Americans believe that more is better—except for, of course, leprosy and Celine...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia Mac

Lian Li's TYR PC-X500 Enclosure
— 10:30 PM on January 28, 2009

Lian Li normally sticks to the fundamentals, but its new TYR series offers not only partitioned cooling zones, but also a novel drive bay arrangement....

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

Trent Reznor gives fans remix-ready HD concert footage
— 1:10 PM on January 14, 2009

Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor is no stranger to releasing goodies on the Internet. Last March, he one-upped Radiohead's In Rainbows release with...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

Thoughts on the Windows 7 beta
— 4:44 PM on January 13, 2009

I've already written at length about my (generally positive) appraisal of Windows Vista, yet I'm still eagerly looking forward to Windows 7. While I find...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

Macworld 2009: I don't blame you, Steve
— 4:54 PM on January 6, 2009

So this is how Apple goes out from its last Macworld, not with a bang, but with a whimper. Steve Jobs chose not to...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

Zune can't party like it's 2009
— 12:48 PM on December 31, 2008

Why are MP3 players so hard to get right? A few months ago, my year-and-a-half-old and largely babied iPod 5.5G gave up the ghost....

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

Thermaltake's Spedo Advance Package enclosure
— 9:38 PM on December 4, 2008

Thermaltake is known amongst many for its over-the-top and sometimes even garish designs, but there have been some good ideas buried behind those crazy looks....

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

Apple's aluminum MacBook
— 10:58 PM on November 9, 2008

Last month, I succumbed to temptation and purchased a $1,299 aluminum MacBook. As a die-hard fan of Lenovo's ThinkPad line of laptops, I didn't make...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Mac

Who needs a proper photo studio?
— 3:15 PM on November 7, 2008

After finally receiving one of Apple's new aluminum MacBooks last week, I've been doing some testing and working on my review of the machine....

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac The Tech Report

Windows 7, or Vista Second Edition?
— 8:25 PM on October 30, 2008

As an early adopter, I'm a bit used to being burned by my purchases. Formats die, product availability and support are usually low, and the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

Designed by Apple in California
— 11:51 AM on October 30, 2008

If you were reading my blog last week, you might've figured out that I purchased one of Apple's new aluminum MacBooks. It's not that...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

Well, I've done it now
— 5:09 PM on October 21, 2008

Wish me luck. (And stay tuned for a review.)

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

While my MacBook gently weeps
— 7:08 PM on October 14, 2008

Stevenote day. Few days of the year inspire as much ambivalence for me—save for spending the holidays with my family. For those uninitiated PC enthusiasts...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac