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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

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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

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Gigabyte's 3D Mars enclosure
— 11:36 PM on September 30, 2008

Better known for its mobos, Gigabyte recently started producing cases. The company's latest 3D Mars combines a brushed aluminum full tower with five cooling fans...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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Microsoft's free photo stitching tool is very slick indeed
— 2:15 PM on September 24, 2008

A few weeks ago on a backpacking trip, I took a stack of pictures to stich together for a dramatic panoramic shot. Or rather,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Software

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Rosewill's Conqueror enclosure
— 10:34 PM on September 8, 2008

Rosewill's determination to make an enclosure people will notice is apparent with the new Conqueror case. Can an attractive price tag along with...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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Why Google Chrome is already a great browser
— 5:40 PM on September 2, 2008

So, you've seen the news. Google has released an early beta of its first web browser, Chrome, which mixes elements from Safari and Firefox into...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Software

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Why Internet Explorer 8 still sucks
— 11:22 AM on August 29, 2008

I already ranted extensively about Internet Explorer 8's shortcomings when the first beta release came out in March. At the risk of being labeled...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Software

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Hiper's Osiris enclosure
— 10:40 PM on August 12, 2008

Egyptian deity meets brushed aluminum in Hiper's Osiris, a formidable new contender among high-end PC cases. Will its upside-down design and understated good looks...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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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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AMD refines its approach to Stream Computing
— 10:11 PM on June 19, 2008

Just like Nvidia, AMD provides developers with tools to use its GPUs for non-graphics applications, but AMD doesn't make as much noise about it. Curious,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Software

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Creative tweaks X-Fi frequency response for Vista
— 3:23 PM on April 11, 2008

Earlier this week we contacted Creative with the hope of getting to the bottom of the bizarre frequency response behavior we observed with RightMark...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

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Unraveling X-Fi frequency response in Windows Vista
— 2:31 PM on April 8, 2008

In our last couple of sound card reviews, we've noticed some odd behavior from products based on Creative's X-Fi audio processor in RightMark Audio Analyzer's...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

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Asus' Xonar DX sound card
— 12:23 AM on April 8, 2008

Asus burst onto the sound card scene with the Xonar D2X, delivering a card with solid performance and better sound quality than Creative's best. Now...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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Windows Vista Service Pack 1: A performance check
— 8:58 PM on April 3, 2008

How does Service Pack 1 affect Windows Vista's day-to-day performance in common desktop applications and games? We've run a host of benchmarks in order to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Vista SP1 nuked my network file copies
— 8:55 PM on April 3, 2008

Recently, I built a storage server for my LAN and migrated all of my important documents over to it.  Even more recently, I built myself...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

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IE8 and why the IE team still can't code its way out of a wet paper bag
— 9:41 AM on March 6, 2008

Look, I'm sorry. I'm sure Microsoft's Internet Explorer team is full of smart, passionate, and talented people. But their latest effort, the Internet Explorer 8...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Software

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What are your recs for core programs?
— 3:30 PM on March 2, 2008

After two and a half years with my current box, I'm finally building myself a new PC and upgrading to Vista x64. One...

Type: Blog post Tags: Software

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A quick look at SanDisk's Sansa Clip MP3 player
— 10:06 PM on January 22, 2008

Always obsessed with finding the right tool for the job, I've long run not one, but two MP3 players. The first—currently an 80GB...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

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