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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

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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

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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

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Teetering on the Mirror's Edge
— 11:43 AM on December 29, 2008

Mirror's Edge was by far one of my most anticipated games of the bumper crop of holiday titles that have sprouted up over the last...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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The Left 4 Dead aficionado's strategy guide
— 3:57 PM on December 23, 2008

Steam clocks me in at 25 hours of Left 4 Dead playtime over the past two weeks, and I think that says it all about...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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On the contrary: Dead Space and Fallout 3
— 6:23 PM on December 22, 2008

Cyril and Geoff both recently posted positive reviews of two of the more popular games of 2008, Dead Space and Fallout 3. Being the contrarian...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Dissecting the Steam Hardware Survey
— 9:02 PM on December 18, 2008

As a cross-platform gamer increasingly disenchanted with the PC, I absolutely love Steam and what Valve has done for the platform. Over the last five...

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems Gaming

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Some insight into Dead Space control problems
— 10:58 AM on December 15, 2008

My last post on mouse and control issues in Dead Space brought in lots of advice, including encouragement to try things (like disabling vsync)...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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l guess 'Dead Space' refers to area around my mouse
— 12:29 PM on December 12, 2008

The mouse controls in Dead Space are absolutely horrible.  At first, I thought it was just me, but apparently not.  In...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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LAN parties: a recipe for success
— 5:07 PM on December 5, 2008

LAN parties have become the great American nerd pastime, at least among my group of friends. D&D is out and L4D is in. (Sorry, d20...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Deep in Dead Space
— 12:28 PM on November 28, 2008

It's rare that I finish a game, whether it's on the PC or my Xbox 360. The last one I completed was Call of...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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War... War never changes
— 2:39 PM on November 26, 2008

I've been living a double life these past few weeks. No, I haven't been dressing up in drag and...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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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

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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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A couple of Core i7 motherboards compared
— 3:39 AM on November 3, 2008

If you want one of Intel's swanky new Core i7 processors, you're going to need a motherboard upgrade. But which one? We've faced off...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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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

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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

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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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