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Teaching an old PSU new tricks
— 7:48 PM on April 14, 2011

Years back, while still an angsty teenager, I had a bug in my head telling me that A+ certification sounded like good times. With...

Type: Blog post Tags: Power

Snooping Timbuk2's camera messenger bag
— 11:36 PM on March 10, 2011

For more than a decade, I lugged my notebook in a simple shoulder bag. I suppose you'd call it a messenger-style bag today, but...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Shiny things for the easily distracted
— 1:31 PM on March 10, 2011

In the last two weeks, Apple has announced two major, according to them, revisions of major product lines that the majority of tech pundits have...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing

Gloss begone
— 7:57 PM on February 10, 2011

There are few things that I despise more than the predominance of polished plastics in today's notebooks. Glossy finishes are the single worst...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Mr. Sheen, your VD is here
— 9:53 AM on February 3, 2011

That's right, iPhone fans and AT&T haters, it's Verizon Day for the iPhone, and today is the day you, yes you, can order an iPhone....

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing

To hell with netbooks; bring on the slates!
— 12:13 AM on October 22, 2010

After wrapping up TR's latest review of a 10" netbook—arguably the nicest such system so far—I've come away with the impression that, well, it's time...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Lamenting the state of laptops
— 9:30 PM on September 9, 2010

I've developed a definite fondness for the Acer Aspire 1810TZ budget ultraportable that has served as my primary notebook for nearly a year. ...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing

The great upgrade: Tales from the ancient past
— 10:51 AM on July 14, 2010

Our current contest challenges readers to relate their first PC upgrade experiences for a chance to win a copy...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Storage

Portege R700 sampled briefly
— 10:50 AM on June 30, 2010

Though he might not publicly admit it, I think I could detect some jealousy in Scott's voice when I called to say I was hanging...

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems Miscellaneous Mobile computing

Where have all the good touchpads gone?
— 10:18 PM on June 10, 2010

As you might've noticed if you read our front page (or my Twitter feed), I flew to Taiwan last week and attended the Computex...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing

Hot for tablet
— 10:11 PM on June 3, 2010

I'll admit it. I'm hot for tablet. Not since Lego started doing Star Wars kits have I been this excited about a new...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing

A note on GeForce GTX 480 noise levels
— 11:27 AM on April 15, 2010

Now that GeForce GTX 400-series graphics cards are out in the wild, although in limited numbers, I should say something quickly about the main...

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics

Core issues
— 12:07 AM on April 8, 2010

Keeping your cores straight isn't easy these days.  Here's a quick cheat sheet. CUDA core - Not a core Shader multiprocessor - Might be a core

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Graphics

A few months with Acer's Aspire 1810TZ budget ultraportable notebook
— 4:38 PM on March 18, 2010

About a year and a half ago, I bought an Eee PC 1000HA as an experiment of sorts. Both batteries for my aging 14"...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing

Taking a crack at the great CPU-GPU balance question
— 10:16 AM on December 8, 2009

We get some interesting questions and article suggestions via email from time to time, and we just don't have time to address them all with...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

What about Symbian?
— 3:33 PM on September 28, 2009

I love my Nokia E71x cell phone. There, I said it. Question me all you want, but I've tried everything else out there and stuck with...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing

On PC upgrades and diminishing returns
— 10:14 PM on August 13, 2009

Like many of you, I'm giddily waiting on the release of Intel's Lynnfield processors to upgrade my main desktop PC. This system is still trucking...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Graphics Systems

Apple to release Etch-a-Sketch of the future?
— 6:00 AM on July 28, 2009

For years now, we've only been able to enjoy the benefits of the government's top secret, Timecop-like program of space-time continuum manipulation in...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Mac