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PCs, Macs and other “large” computers may seem like the old players in today’s mobile world, but try living without one of those, and you’ll realize that they are still the most comfortable form of computing around.

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The Impact of Having Less Cores in Real World Games: Minimal

11/30/2008, The editor of Tweaktown just sent me an interesting link to a test that they performed so seek out what happens to gaming performance when using less cores on a new Intel Core i7 CPU. While I can’t vouch for their methodology, I found their findings...

Microsoft’s WARP Provides a Fast Software Version of DirectX 10

11/28/2008, A recent update in the Microsoft developer network (MSDN) mentions WARP10, a new feature that stands for Windows Advanced Rasterization Platform. It also sounds like a trekky reference to a theoretical maximum speed… Anyway, WARP is a software...

Thomson’s Firecoder Blu: LOL

11/27/2008, Thomson is releasing Firecoder Blu (link in Japanese), a “graphics card” dedicated to video-decoding and encoding(MPEG2, MPEG4, AVCHD, H.264). For one the term “graphics card” is misused: it doesn’t connect to a display and...


Germany Gets 6-cell Battery In Lenovo IdeaPad S10

11/26/2008, Those living in Germany are a lucky lot – apparently the Lenovo IdeaPad S10 that ships there will come with a 6-cell battery – double the capacity of what customers in the US and other countries get. This means our German friends will be able...

Sega Dreamcast Back As A PC

11/26/2008, The Dreamcast was an amazing console despite its super short shelf life, but that does not mean it is a lousy machine by any means. While this would show that there aren’t as many discarded Dreamcasts around compared to PS2s, that doesn’t mean...

Dell XPS Baton Concept

11/26/2008, Just when you thought that the MacBook Air was the thinnest in the market, along comes the Dell XPS Baton – albeit being a concept. The whole idea behind this computer is a couple of roll out and (obviously) flexible screens from the baton itself...

HP mini-Q, an Atom-Powered desktop PC

11/25/2008, It is very interesting to see how fast HP is getting into low-cost computing. The Mini-Q is a Net PC that comes in the form of a mini-tower (monitor not included). I’m not sure that this is the best value ever (entry-level PCs are darn-cheap), but...

Coffee Machine Powered By Windows XP

11/24/2008, Just when you thought a coffee maker is a coffee maker, along comes this model that is powered by Windows XP. Why on earth would it need a full fledged operating system just to brew coffee? Well, it does come with an 8″ touchscreen display that...

Wall-E Learning Laptop

11/24/2008, Wall-E’s one of the cutest robots to appear on the silver screen ever, and V-Tech has not missed out on this golden marketing opportunity by releasing the Wall-E Learning Laptop, retailing for $29.99. There are five modes to choose from –...

MacPadd Matches Your Mac Fetish

11/24/2008, If you think that your life is incomplete because you lack a matching mouse pad to go along with your aluminum Mac and keyboard, fret not. MacPadd has your back covered, being made out of anodized aluminum. Fashion always has a price to pay, so you might...

Dunhill Pave Black Diamond USB Flash Drive

11/23/2008, Want to go over the top this Christmas by drawing out your kids’ college savings to get a piece of bling tech for the missus? You won’t really go wrong with the Dunhill Pave Black Diamond USB flash drive that comes with 8GB of storage space....

Thanko USB Lunchbox

11/23/2008, Not many people like a cold lunch, as there is nothing quite like a piping hot meal awaiting after a long day at work. Thanko has your tummy’s well being in mind with its USB-powered lunchbox that comes with an integrated heater to keep its contents...

DIY Cardboard Laptop Stand

11/23/2008, You know what they say – necessity is the mother of all invention, and Eric Skiff decided to use some of his spare time to carve out this laptop stand from cardboard. This green piece of low-tech computer peripheral ought to provide not only relief...

Voodoo Envy 133 Review

11/21/2008, Now that I have used my Voodoo envy for a few weeks, it’s time to share how it worked for me. Voodoo is a powerful name in PC Gaming hardware, but let’s be clear: this is definitely *not* a gaming machine. The Voodoo envy is an ultra-light...