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On fireworks
— 3:41 PM on July 6, 2009

In the past few years, my brother and I have arrived at a place where we have the resources and venue to purchase and use,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

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Enough with the booth babes, please
— 3:23 PM on June 17, 2009

Continuing in the spirit of my last blog post, in which I tackled issues probably just a little bit too heavy for this kind of...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

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MSI and OCZ overclock
— 12:00 PM on June 12, 2009

Since we're an enthusiast site, little explanation of overclocking is needed here.  We tend to focus on the intricacies of hardware and how it performs,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Motherboards Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Tech Share finally boots up
— 11:07 AM on May 12, 2009

We received some refreshingly positive news last week from our Tech Share project on the other side of the globe. Anyone who has followed our...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Trying out Windows 7's XP Mode
— 3:04 PM on May 11, 2009

Late last month, Microsoft revealed plans to offer a free Windows XP virtualization solution to users of Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate. In a...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

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GlobalFoundries gears up
— 10:52 PM on May 7, 2009

Last week, we traveled to the offices of GlobalFoundries to meet with the firm's executives and to understand their plans for the newly minted...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

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Clip surgery!
— 4:28 PM on May 4, 2009

No, I'm not talking about getting your dog or cat fixed. I'm talking about the Sansa Clip MP3 player, and my recent foray into...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Personal tech

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Gigabyte's Open Overclocking Championship 2009
— 12:43 AM on May 1, 2009

What happens when more than a dozen competitive overclockers converge on a mass of high-end hardware and free-flowing liquid nitrogen? We attended the North American...

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Fun with raytracing
— 11:10 PM on April 20, 2009

Traditional GPUs render a scene by taking the scene geometry (expressed as 3D meshes of triangles) and "pasting" 2D bitmap images (textures) onto those meshes....

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Portable audio—then and now
— 3:58 PM on April 15, 2009

I recently acquired a Sansa Clip 4GB MP3 player (which, I might add, I'm quite happy with). After using it for a few weeks, I...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Personal tech

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The bag
— 10:37 AM on March 31, 2009

Every once in a while, you come across a deal you just can't pass up. This past weekend held just such a moment for me....

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The case for a secondary motherboard OS
— 10:08 PM on March 26, 2009

It seems like every year, someone thinks that Linux is on the verge of making real inroads on the desktop. And every year, the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Motherboards Operating systems

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ABS's M1 mechanical keyboard
— 7:00 PM on March 25, 2009

Here's an unusual concept: a mechanical gaming keyboard with non-clicky key switches. Can such a device create a smooth typing experience, and is it...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices

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My first PC... R.I.P.
— 4:53 PM on March 13, 2009

I just couldn't resist.  I suppose I wasn't being honest when I said "I don't have the...

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Spring cleaning
— 1:06 PM on March 10, 2009

My home office is a pit.  It has been for some time.  I have a valid justification for its piggy state, but why waste your...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

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Thermaltake website leaves me dazed and confused
— 4:17 PM on March 6, 2009

The marketing of enthusiast-class PC hardware tends to be all over the map, from extreme branding that targets overcaffeinated gamers to stodgy corporate attempts at...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

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A trip down memory lane
— 9:24 AM on March 5, 2009

There are few things that I dread more than moving. Transporting a household from one location to another is miserable enough, but throw the...

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Design hard
— 3:56 PM on February 26, 2009

Every so often one of our sponsors runs a campaign that's unique or fun enough that I'm reminded how these guys are a part of...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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