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Where's the sweet spot for headphones?
— 12:26 AM on March 19, 2009

The headphone market is littered with an incredible range of options, from the throwaway garbage bundled with cheap MP3 players to audiophile earmuffs that would...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

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Latest iPod shuffle the quintessential Apple product
— 4:57 PM on March 12, 2009

Perhaps more than any other Apple product, the iPod shuffle is the perfect example of the Steve Jobs Reality Distortion Field in action. When...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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Stickin' it to the sat man
— 10:57 AM on March 5, 2009

Generally speaking, Americans believe that more is better—except for, of course, leprosy and Celine...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia Mac

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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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Trent Reznor gives fans remix-ready HD concert footage
— 1:10 PM on January 14, 2009

Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor is no stranger to releasing goodies on the Internet. Last March, he one-upped Radiohead's In Rainbows release with...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

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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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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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HP and the opposite of progress
— 2:37 PM on January 7, 2009

I'll come right out and say from the get-go that I'm typically a big fan of HP's laptops. I'm currently on my seventh laptop in...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing

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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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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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The parent trap
— 5:37 PM on December 11, 2008

We've all been there at one time or another: fixing a family member's computer. It's not a situation I particularly mind, since my family has...

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems

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A look at laptops for the season
— 6:00 PM on November 25, 2008

As I'm sure you've noticed from the Christmas lights going up and the endless repetition of "Jingle Bell Rock" and "Santa Baby," the holiday season...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing

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Swapping keys on the Eee PC
— 5:00 PM on November 13, 2008

Not too long ago, I got in on the netbook revolution and picked up an Eee PC 1000HA. It's a great little system, particularly...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing

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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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Building the perfect netbook
— 3:13 PM on September 16, 2008

Netbooks have come a long way in a very short period of time. A year...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing

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Bluetooth just became a lot less important in laptops
— 10:38 AM on August 1, 2008

 I was out at the store yesterday and saw this puppy.  Bought one on the spot.  It's...

Type: Blog post Tags: Input devices Mobile computing

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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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ESA and SideShow: A perfect match
— 2:06 PM on May 28, 2008

Nvidia revealed its Enthusiast System Architecture specification back in November, promising to consolidate hardware monitoring and control with a single communication protocol. The...

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems

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