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A tribute to my under-appreciated home file servers
— 11:37 PM on August 19, 2010

I spend an almost embarrassing amount of time in front of my desktop PC. It's my workhorse, and the system that I endeavor to...

Type: Blog post Tags: Storage Systems Servers

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Ye Olde HTPC gets a long-overdue upgrade
— 8:26 AM on July 2, 2010

I built my first proper home-theater PC so long ago that I don't remember exactly when. Five years ago sounds about right, but it...

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems

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Portege R700 sampled briefly
— 10:50 AM on June 30, 2010

Though he might not publicly admit it, I think I could detect some jealousy in Scott's voice when I called to say I was hanging...

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Where have all the good touchpads gone?
— 10:18 PM on June 10, 2010

As you might've noticed if you read our front page (or my Twitter feed), I flew to Taiwan last week and attended the Computex...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing

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Hot for tablet
— 10:11 PM on June 3, 2010

I'll admit it. I'm hot for tablet. Not since Lego started doing Star Wars kits have I been this excited about a new...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing

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A few months with Acer's Aspire 1810TZ budget ultraportable notebook
— 4:38 PM on March 18, 2010

About a year and a half ago, I bought an Eee PC 1000HA as an experiment of sorts. Both batteries for my aging 14"...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing

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What about Symbian?
— 3:33 PM on September 28, 2009

I love my Nokia E71x cell phone. There, I said it. Question me all you want, but I've tried everything else out there and stuck with...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing

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An upgrade tale 2: upgrade harder
— 11:45 AM on September 25, 2009

So, almost three years had passed since my last major system upgrade—downright shameful negligence for someone in this line of work, clearly. I won't...

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems

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Chance to win a Core i7 gaming PC
— 3:38 PM on September 8, 2009

Intel and a couple of its system-building partners are going out of their way to make this week's launch extra special.  CyberPower and...

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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A tale of avarice, betrayal, and upgrading
— 4:57 PM on August 20, 2009

It's story time with Uncle Dusty, kids, so scoot in and I'll spin you a tale of terror sure to make spiders crawl up your...

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems

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On PC upgrades and diminishing returns
— 10:14 PM on August 13, 2009

Like many of you, I'm giddily waiting on the release of Intel's Lynnfield processors to upgrade my main desktop PC. This system is still trucking...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Graphics Systems

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Apple to release Etch-a-Sketch of the future?
— 6:00 AM on July 28, 2009

For years now, we've only been able to enjoy the benefits of the government's top secret, Timecop-like program of space-time continuum manipulation in...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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A compact, fast, and quiet PC for the kitchen
— 12:54 PM on June 25, 2009

If you've read our summer system guide, you might enjoy hearing the story of how our very cool Pocket Swiss Army Knife config came...

Type: Blog post Tags: Motherboards Cases Systems

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Laptoppery
— 11:36 AM on June 11, 2009

Time for some laptoppery. After spending the past month working on servers and desktop CPUs, I have the urge to get out...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing

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Laptop hunters? More like desktop replacement hunters
— 2:32 PM on May 1, 2009

When Microsoft released its first Laptop Hunters ad, I found the concept interesting—a fresh angle on the Mac vs. PC rivalry and an opportunity to...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing

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What is a netbook?
— 5:24 PM on April 9, 2009

The rise of netbooks has been a remarkable thing to watch. What started with a little Eee PC that was at best a curious...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing

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Gaming on a netbook: yes we can
— 10:52 PM on February 26, 2009

As you might have already seen, I recently had the chance to play with Asus' new Eee PC 1000HE. In my journey to further...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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The Radeon HD 4000 series pushes things forward
— 1:08 PM on January 14, 2009

I'm sure I'm not the only person looking forward to AMD's Mobility Radeon HD 4000 graphics processors wending their way into notebooks everywhere. I'm currently...

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics Mobile computing

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