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Find out if your PC supports SATA Mode 3.0 6Gb/s

Finding out which SATA modes your computer's motherboard supports before purchasing a new drive can be beneficial in a number of ways.There are three SATA modes currently, Sata 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0, […]

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What the ATI Catalyst Custom Installation options mean

I published a guide about the NVIDIA driver installation process yesterday which looked at all the optional modules that get installed with the express installation option. Most of these features may not […]

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Misfit Shine: a coin-sized wearable activity tracker

I really like what I see on the crowd sourcing platform Indiegogo at the moment. The offers there are quiet different from what you find on the rivaling platform Kickstarter. The latest […]


MeterPlug: Keep track of your electric bill electronically

Some time ago I bought a device that I could plug in between a power source and a device running on power to find out how much power that device needed on […]

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Surface Pro: price and battery life disappoint

I had high hopes for the Surface Pro ever since Microsoft announced that it would release the device a few months after the Windows 8 operating system. It was the device that […]

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Microsoft Surface Pro pricing information

Microsoft is currently preparing to launch the Surface Pro in the next 1-2 months, after having shipped the Surface RT during the launch of the Windows 8 operating system at the end […]

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Mirosoft reveals Surface RT pricing

In what some will describe as a classic move to gain press attention, Microsoft activated the Surface RT page on the company's own Windows Store website for a moment before pulling the […]

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Vizio Unveils New Windows 8 All-in-one Touch PC's

As we continue to march towards the big Windows 8 launch on October 26th, more and more manufacturers are showing off their hardware for the new operating system.  So far we have […]

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Did Reveal the Microsoft Surface Pricing?

On October 26th Microsoft will not only release their brand new Windows 8 operating system, but also their first ever tablet, the Microsoft Surface.  The Surface will come in two flavors - […]

Acer Readying their next-gen Chromebook

Acer, along with Samsung, was the first hardware maker to produce a Chromebook, which is a laptop based on Google's Chrome operating system.  The Chrome OS was introduced back in December of […]

Windows 8 Tablet pricing becomes clearer

I find it interesting that news about mobile devices running Windows 8 seem to concentrate almost exclusively on tablet PCs. Is that because the majority of mobile devices will be touch-based tablets? […]

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3 Windows 8 devices that I'm looking forward to

The last few days have been packed with press conferences and announcements of new devices for Microsoft's upcoming operating system Windows 8.When you analyze the devices and tablets, you will notice that […]

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Solid State Drives: how much storage do you need?

I have bought and built several PCs in the past that had a Solid State Drive (SSD) as their main storage drive.  The first drive that I built into a PC had […]

Microsoft's Surface RT tablet won't retail for $199

Yesterday everyone got crazy when Engadget put the price of $199 for the entry level tablet running Windows RT in the room. When you look at the article you will notice that […]

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Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center to manage Microsoft hardware released

If you are the owner of a Microsoft keyboard or mouse you up until now had to rely on IntelliPoint and IntelliType Pro drivers to add full support for the devices. While […]

Microsoft Surface RT tablets available on Windows 8 launch

If I had to pick one thing that I'm fully excited about in regards to Microsoft's upcoming operating system Windows 8, it is the prospect of trying out and buying a Surface […]


Blink(1), The Super Status Light on Kickstarter

I really love to spend time on Kickstarter to look at new cool projects that I may be interested in. Just a few days ago we have seen the incredible rise of […]

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Microsoft Signature, Crapware-Free PCs from Microsoft

If you have ever bought a pre-manufactured PC, be it a desktop PC, laptop or other variant, you have probably noticed the abundance of programs that the system comes pre-installed with. From […]