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Trying out Windows 7's XP Mode
— 3:04 PM on May 11, 2009

Late last month, Microsoft revealed plans to offer a free Windows XP virtualization solution to users of Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate. In a...

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Clip surgery!
— 4:28 PM on May 4, 2009

No, I'm not talking about getting your dog or cat fixed. I'm talking about the Sansa Clip MP3 player, and my recent foray into...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Personal tech

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Fun with raytracing
— 11:10 PM on April 20, 2009

Traditional GPUs render a scene by taking the scene geometry (expressed as 3D meshes of triangles) and "pasting" 2D bitmap images (textures) onto those meshes....

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

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Portable audio—then and now
— 3:58 PM on April 15, 2009

I recently acquired a Sansa Clip 4GB MP3 player (which, I might add, I'm quite happy with). After using it for a few weeks, I...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Personal tech

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A trip down memory lane
— 9:24 AM on March 5, 2009

There are few things that I dread more than moving. Transporting a household from one location to another is miserable enough, but throw the...

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CES 2009: a pictorial
— 4:51 PM on January 15, 2009

Every year I get sick after CES. It's inevitable. Thankfully, I'm already starting to recover from whatever nasty bug I brought home this year, which...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

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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

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Swallowed by the SumoSac bean bag chair
— 10:51 AM on July 2, 2008

I spend most of my time reviewing chipsets, motherboards, hard drives, power supply units, and sound cards—the geeky bits inside a modern PC. ...

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Experimenting with HDR photos on a $200 camera
— 4:40 PM on July 1, 2008

I've been giddily experimenting with high-dynamic-range photography over the past few days. Unfortunately, I don't own any professional photography equipment, and my best camera...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

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Totally awesome world exclusive unboxing!
— 12:07 AM on June 5, 2008

Folks apparently like to see stuff unboxed, unwrapped, or otherwise removed from its packaging. Who knew? So in a desperate attempt to remain relevant,...

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40-year-old toy meets modern scripting language
— 12:13 PM on May 1, 2008

As a kid, one of my favorite toys was my Spirograph Set. I had the original 1960s version, as pictured in that link. I...

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The €40 iPhone
— 6:03 PM on March 12, 2008

When Apple first unveiled the iPhone last summer, my first reaction was, "Yes. This is what cell phones are supposed to be like." Looking at...

Type: Blog post Tags: Personal tech

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