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External Drive Enclosure

SUMMARY: Compact package for a 2.5″ portable drive enclosure The good guys at Tagan were nice enough to send a sample of their external hard drive enclosure IB-290 to test out. This houses a 2.5″ SATA drive with USB and Read More

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Windows

As I’m sure you already know, Bill Gates is pretty much removing himself from Microsoft, and everybody is taking the time to praise/curse his legacy. How do we view this? To us, the big question is “Why did Microsoft succeed? Read More

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CPU 2482

Two months ago, we pointed out that Intel’s Fab 28, its new 45nm fab in Israel, was delayed. Two months later, they still haven’t started production, and if if this article is any indicator, production won’t start for a couple Read More

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Video Cards 1689

The long-awaited HD 4850 video card has debuted. Overall, it’s not quite as good as nVidia’s 9800GTX, but with few exceptions, it’s pretty much even with it. nVidia certainly thinks so, too, that’s why they’re dropping the price on the Read More

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A "New" Processor From AMD

We’ve talked about Intel’s Atom and nVidia’s Tegra (there’s also the Via Nano) processors and why they’re important as precursors to the tinyCPUs running the tinyPCs in the decade ahead. We’ve also wondered where AMD was in all this. Well, Read More

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Pinnacle Video Editing Software

SUMMARY: Not bad for crippleware. In my quest for free (or maybe real cheap) but quality video editing software, I came upon Pinnacle’s VideoSpin. Pinnacle is well known for its video editing software called Studio which comes in three different Read More

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A New Urban Legend

Perhaps you’ve already heard about the the case of Michael Fiola. Apparently, he got a new laptop from his employers, and shortly thereafter, the employer’s IT people measured very heavy Internet use. They took the laptop, checked it and found Read More

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Flip Video

SUMMARY: Fun, drop-dead easy, small camcorder – just don’t expect hi-def quality. For Fathers’ Day I received a great present – a Flip Video Ultra Camcorder. This is a small, very portable, relatively inexpensive camcorder that is capturing significant market Read More