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Avatar: First impressions
— 1:55 PM on December 16, 2009

Last night, I went to see the Avatar premiere. James Cameron's massively hyped CG epic came out in Europe a couple of days ahead of...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

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Left 4 Dead 2: reheating zombies Cajun style
— 6:58 PM on December 11, 2009

I'll make no apologies: I was a fan of the original Left 4 Dead. By the time my interest waned and my friends and I...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Taking a crack at the great CPU-GPU balance question
— 10:16 AM on December 8, 2009

We get some interesting questions and article suggestions via email from time to time, and we just don't have time to address them all with...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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The MacHole Christmas gift giver's guide 2009
— 11:09 PM on November 29, 2009

Today is Sunday, November 29, 2009. Although we are two days past Black Friday, we do not call today Black Sunday. That moniker is reserved...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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If Michael Bay made a video game—thoughts on Modern Warfare 2
— 11:13 AM on November 25, 2009

Since Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 apparently broke records with the biggest-ever entertainment launch two weeks ago, odds are you've already played it....

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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The pool wants you!
— 9:52 AM on November 25, 2009

As Chicago said back in 1970, does anybody really know what time it is?...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Linux-Unix Networking

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Remembering the Gotbyte incident
— 5:24 PM on November 11, 2009

During this celebration of our 10th anniversary, it seems only fitting to look back on a fun episode from our long-ago past. Back...

Type: Blog post Tags: The Tech Report

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iLove you, iLove you not
— 11:14 AM on November 9, 2009

Let me say up front that I am torn, like Natalie Imbruglia but without the naked floor writhing, by the new Verizon campaign for the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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Shooting my way through Borderlands
— 12:58 PM on November 6, 2009

"Okay, just one more mission..." That phrase usually preceded me going to bed far too late through most of last week. Yes, I was bitten...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Apple declares 2009 done
— 9:43 AM on November 2, 2009

Sorry, Mac fans and foes alike, but it looks like you'll have nothing to celebrate/desecrate until the clock strikes midnight on December 31 and finally...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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Tech Share moves forward thanks to large donation
— 5:57 PM on October 21, 2009

Earlier this year we shared how the students at Ebenezer Educational Center have been able to spend some time with the Eee PCs you...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Partly made on a Mac
— 3:02 PM on September 29, 2009

This week, The MacHole is going international. No, not to the House of Pancakes, but to Vancouver, British Columbia. Which is neither part of Britain...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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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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Cupertino Bong Water™—ask for it by name
— 9:48 AM on September 14, 2009

So here's what usually goes down in my adhole (that would be my office) on the day of an Official Apple Event Sponsored by Apple...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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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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Diggin' out
— 12:39 PM on September 5, 2009

So, yeah. I've been living with Mac OS X 10.6—aka Snow Leopard—for a week now. The short review is this: If you're not reviewing (or...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Mac

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It's a mad, mad Internet
— 11:04 AM on September 4, 2009

A relative recently created OddNod.com, which showcases unique social media profiles.  My favorite is a Facebook group called "The Bertrand Russell group for...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Internet

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