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This week (or three) in MacHole
— 10:40 AM on April 19, 2010

I hope you channeled Mel Allen while reading this post's title. If you don't know who Mel Allen is, you're probably a soccer...

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TR's Spring 2010 system guide
— 12:42 AM on April 13, 2010

In this edition of the guide, we've fine-tuned our four main builds, added a hexa-core processor to our fastest config, and whipped up an...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Midget H55 motherboard showdown
— 10:37 PM on April 4, 2010

The latest mini motherboards use Intel's H55 Express chipset, which is compatible with both dual-core Clarkdale processors and quad-core Lynnfields. Keep reading for a

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Insert 'syncing feeling' joke here
— 9:41 AM on April 1, 2010

After my team of banished Keebler elves finished assembling my Hackintosh (for which I took credit in my three previous posts), two...

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Building the imperfect beast, part III: The agony of victory
— 9:49 AM on March 8, 2010

And so we come to the end of the beginning. When I last left you, I had finally attained a successful POST on my...

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AMD's 890GX integrated graphics chipset
— 12:30 PM on March 2, 2010

AMD's 890GX chipset features a hopped-up Radeon HD 4290 graphics core and an all-new SB850 south bridge with a 6Gbps Serial ATA controller. We've

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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TR's March 2010 system guide
— 10:43 PM on February 24, 2010

In the wake of our big processor roundup, we've updated TR's system guide with more finely tuned CPU recommendations, new graphics cards, and motherboards...

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Building the imperfect beast, part II: mobo risin'
— 12:21 PM on February 16, 2010

Hey hey, kids. In case you've forgotten or are too lazy to use a...

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Building the imperfect beast, part I: The gathering storm
— 10:25 PM on February 7, 2010

Few people ever request a slower computer. Mainly because Microsoft Word has yet to find a processor or operating system it couldn"t grind to a...

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Steve Jobs channels Doug Henning
— 12:22 PM on January 28, 2010

So, there you go. The iPad. It's big, yet thin. Sleek, yet functional. A giant iPod touch, yet not a giant iPhone. Shiny, yet without...

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Preparing for the extra-absorbent iPad
— 11:12 PM on January 24, 2010

Thought I'd take a break from my now weeks-long odyssey into building a Hackintosh (look for three-part series of write-ups in—please, dear Lord—the not-so-distant future)...

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The €40 iPhone: two years later
— 11:04 PM on January 18, 2010

I wrote a post in this blog two years ago extolling the virtues of my LG KU990 cell phone. I deemed the device a...

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Bad UI stains memories of arcades past
— 2:46 PM on December 17, 2009

The last couple of weeks saw the iPhone release of two video game favorites from my days of misspent youth—Dragon's Lair and

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A couple of months with SanDisk's Sansa Clip+ MP3 player
— 10:33 AM on December 11, 2009

SanDisk's Sansa Clip has been the best mini MP3 player for a couple of years. Now there's a new model: the Clip+. We spend...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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TR's Christmas 2009 system guide
— 5:50 PM on December 3, 2009

After this year's launches, we're now on the final stretch to December 25. We've thus given our system guide a touch-up to account for...

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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...

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Hands on with Lucid's Hydra GPU load balancer
— 12:56 PM on November 11, 2009

We recently got the chance to test Lucid's Hydra GPU load balancer first hand. We came away with some of the first public performance...

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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...

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