James Bond 007 Sony Vaio TT Series Notebook

I don’t know about you, but I am definitely looking forward to James Bond’s latest outing on the silver screen – Quantum of Solace. As with any other Bond movie release in recent memory, there will be tons of merchandise that accompany the movie. This time round, we have the James Bond 007 Sony Vaio TT Series Notebook that features a carbon fiber black housing with an engraved 007 logo […]


DIY Cooling Kit For PC

Those who are more adventurous when it comes to keeping their overclocked PC running cool need not fork out a whopping $5,000 for a ready-made version, but can always settle for a $315 DIY kit from Puget Systems. [We’ve] been running a mineral oil computer for over a year with no ill effects. In a more recent project, it has allowed us to run an extremely high end system at […]


Intel Core i7 and X58 Review

We got our hands on an Intel X58 motherboard and a Core i7 Extreme edition (3.2Ghz) processor. It has been a while since I had been even mildly excited about a new processor. Intel’s Conroe (in 2006) was probably the last one that got my attention. However, the Core i7 marks a new step in Intel’s line up for two main reasons: an emphasis on per-core performance and a push […]


Dell Rolls Out XPS One 24

Dell’s new all-in-one desktop is now available – the sleek looking 24″ XPS One 24. At first glance, it looks really sweet, but when you take a gander at its price tag, chances are you will recoil in horror. The XPS One 24 commands a $700 premium over the previous year’s configuration, with prices starting from $1,699 upwards. With all that additional dosh thrown in, you will benefit from the […]


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DIY Wooden USB Flash Drive

Crunchgear has a tutorial on how to create your own Wooden USB flash drive that will surely be one-of-a-kind once you’re done with it. The build time is approximately 5 to 7 days, so don’t start to think that you can make a fortune out of this since you can basically churn out 6 of these each month at the most. The whole reason behind the long waiting period consists […]


Acer Aspire One Hacked To Include 3G Modem

Did we just catch you casting a jealous glance at the Asus Eee PC 1000H GO? Well, you can also come up with your very own DIY solution thanks to Tnkgrl Mobile who has posted instructions on tricking out your Acer Aspire One with a 3G HSDPA modem. This hack is a wee bit trickier compared to adding Bluetooth connectivity or replacing the hard drive with a SSD, since you […]


Pure*Gold PC Announced

Most people flee to gold when the world markets are in an uproar, but lately this safe haven isn’t really that stable either with prices down from their year’s highs after the hike in oil prices has come down to normal levels again. This does not stop people from lusting after the precious metal though, and the world of computers have decided to embrace the Pure*Gold PC that relies on […]


G.Skill 128GB SSD Introduced

G.Skill (weird name that) of Taiwan has a couple of solid state drives for the masses, and just like many other products from the Far East, they aim to offer the best bang for your buck, although sometimes there are quality control issues to contend with like the recent melamine scare. Still, we would think G.Skill wouldn’t skimp on QC with these economical ultra-performance SATA II 2.5″ Solid State Drives […]


The Lenovo Ideapad S10e gets an ‘instant-on’ OS

The Lenovo S10, which is quite an interesting machine is going to have one more feature that might come in handy: super-fast boot time. Lenovo has decided to install Splashtop, the mini-linux pre-boot OS that ASUS has been using on a number of their products. With Splashtop, the S10e users can access basic functions such as Web Browsing or Skype faster than if they were booting into Windows. That’s the […]


HP Mini 1000 hands-on photos, full specifications

HP teased us by putting partial information last week, but we had our hands on a couple of HP Mini 1000. We did not play with them long enough to write a review, but here are our first impression on their physical design. They are thin (less than 1″) and it shows. The Mini 1000 is a really cute computer. It is a cousin of the HP MiniNote 2133, but […]


MvixBOX Media Server

Mvix USA has just released a new Network Attached Storage (NAS) known as the MvixBOX. This model will feature the following for all your digital living room entertainment needs :- Two drive bays Windows file sharing support RSS client BitTorrent client Telnet and secure SMTP FTP server Apache web server (MySQL, SQlife and PHP are pre-installed) RapidBox functionality Sounds like a pretty comprehensive solution to us. No idea on pricing […]


Dell Releases New Desktop Range

Dell has not forgotten about the workhorse desktop market by releasing a new range of OptiPlex machines, with the OptiPlex 960 kicking things off with a front grill that helps keep everything running cool inside. Within you will find the latest Intel hardware with marketing claims that this is 43% more power efficient compared to the previous generation. Prices for the desktop start from $892 upwards, and you will get […]


Dell Inspiron Mini 12 Announced

Dell has a brand new netbook for the masses in the form of the Mini 12 – a slightly larger sibling compared to the Mini 9. It is available in Japan only at this point in time, although a global launch is set to follow later this November with prices starting from a shade under $600 upwards, depending on the configuration you choose. You can opt for Ubuntu or Windows […]


New Mac Mini Concept

Despite rumors circling concerning the Mac mini’s demise, there will always be a bunch of Mac mini lovers who will protect and defend their tiny computer to the death. Designer Mac Funamizu is another one of them, coming up with a new Mac mini design that is more or less in line with the latest offerings from Apple. You can tell it takes its super slim influence from the MacBook […]