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Welcome to the exciting world of 3D Printers!

by Blogger on ‎04-12-2014 12:29 PM - last edited on ‎04-14-2014 02:53 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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There has been a lot of talk about 3D printers lately. They’re slowly gaining in popularity and power, with people figuring out interesting new things to use them for all the time. They’re pretty cool gadgets whether you’re using them for fun, for learning, or as tools to help you do new and creative things. There is a lot of variety 3D printers and a lot of innovation happening all the time so it can seem a little intimidating at first but if we take our time and explain things clearly, you’ll see that they’re actually fairly straightforward gadgets to understand and once you do you’ll have a world of possibilities in arm’s reach.

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Spring cleaning your PC

by Blogger on ‎03-30-2014 09:01 AM - last edited on ‎04-04-2014 10:51 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

 

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Spring is here, so it’s time for a good old fashioned spring cleaning. Sure you already know to flip your mattress, dust your shelves, organize your garage, and all of that usual stuff but it’s really worth giving equal attention to your PC. In fact, your PC needs twice the cleaning love since you’ve got to clean both the physical components of it, as well as the data inside it to keep everything in tip-top condition and running at optimal performance, so you’re getting the most out of your investment.

 

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Introducing the amazingly fast router from Linksys, the WRT1900AC

by Blogger on ‎03-21-2014 04:13 PM - last edited on ‎04-14-2014 08:45 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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You might not look at a router as a ‘sexy’ product but it’s an indispensable tool for your home entertainment needs, especially if you like streaming a lot of your content, or happen to live with others who like to do it, too. Linksys has gone retro with the WRT1900AC Smart WiFi Router, its blue-and-black design, standing antennas and boxy frame more like the routers of yesteryear than the sleeker models typically seen today. Still, if you think of this as a muscle car among routers, you would be on the right track considering what it does.

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Review: NeatDesk scans documents, receipts and business cards

by Blogger on ‎03-01-2014 07:09 PM - last edited on ‎03-03-2014 10:10 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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No one likes tax time, a generally stressful period for Canadians leading up to April 30, otherwise known as the income tax filing deadline. Part of the reason for the stress isn’t just a matter of payments or refunds, but also being organized. It’s never fun trying to keep track of receipts, business cards and other documents, especially if you run a business, work for yourself or keep a home office. Stacks of paper can mount quickly. The NeatDesk may be the help you need: it is a desktop scanner that can enable you to go paperless which can save time and space.

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How to start streaming with your HDTV

by Blogger on ‎02-18-2014 10:32 PM - last edited on ‎02-19-2014 07:43 PM by Hootie

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Problem: You’ve got lots of cool content on your computer, or your phone, or your tablet. You want it on your TV.

 

Solution: STREAM IT!

 

Easy, right? What, you need more than that? Read on, true believer, and I’ll show you how to get streaming today.

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Logitech G-Series PC gaming accessory roundup

by Blogger on ‎02-02-2014 01:16 PM - last edited on ‎03-13-2014 10:48 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Since I was a kid, some of the best PC gaming accessories have come from Logitech. It seems like they’ve always taken PC gaming seriously. I’ve been spending some time trying out the different accessories in Logitech’s G-Series lineup of PC hardware build specifically with gamers in mind. It is certainly a broad product range, with options for those on a budget, those looking for a premium experience, and everyone in between. Across the board no matter which G-Series accessory I look at it was interesting to see a very consistent focus on an edgy ‘gamer’ style, and core features gearing this stuff ideally for gaming in mind.

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When and why you need to upgrade your video card

by Blogger on ‎02-02-2014 09:33 AM - last edited on ‎02-03-2014 11:37 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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If you’re into PC gaming you’ll understand just how important a good graphics card can be to the experience. It can be such a crucial component to your PC gaming rig that often gamers will spend as much on a new video card upgrade as they spent on the rest of the components they use combined. With video cards playing such a crucial role, it can be tough knowing when it is just the right time to upgrade and how exactly to make that decision. Today we’ll take a look at some of the factors involved in that decision, and some options for your new GPU.

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Review: Logitech computer accessories increase their range

by Blogger on ‎12-22-2013 10:57 AM - last edited on ‎03-13-2014 10:49 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

Logitech Z600.jpgFor a long time, the concept behind a computer peripheral suggested that whatever it was had to reside close to the computer. While that still holds true in some respects, it doesn’t have to when it comes to this group of accessories from Logitech, which releases the shackles just enough to widen the range that they can work under. The TK820 keyboard, T630/T631 mice and Z600 Bluetooth speakers make for an interesting trio that can work together or separately.

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An introduction to IPS monitors

by Blogger on ‎11-10-2013 11:28 AM

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If you’ve heard anybody talking about computer displays lately, chances are you’ve heard a mention of IPS monitors. It’s the hottest new trend in computer monitors right now but like most new trends, not everyone really understands what it is all about and why they should even care. Today we’ll take a quick look at IPS technology and get rid of some of the mystery surrounding it.

 

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Review: Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro

by Blogger on ‎10-19-2013 01:32 PM - last edited on ‎10-21-2013 09:04 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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What was once a daunting upgrade fit only for the brave and technologically bold, now anybody can do in a few minutes. Thermaltake's Water 2.0 Pro makes upgrading your PC with a water-cooled system a breeze, giving users all the advantage of watercooling without risk or hastle. 

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Review: Zotac GeForce GTX770 AMP! Edition Video Card

by Blogger on ‎10-19-2013 10:48 AM - last edited on ‎10-21-2013 09:06 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Zotac's GeForce GTX770 AMP! Edition video card comes factory overclocked with sheer power under the hood that no game coming out any time soon will pose any sort of challenge to it, even when set to highest graphical quality. If you're looking for a new video card to get you through the surge of great new PC games coming our way, this card is a very strong candidate worth your attention. 

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If you’re even mildly tech-savvy you’ve likely encountered this situation before – Its thanksgiving long weekend and you’re going to visit a relative, or stay with your parents and inevitably you find yourself somehow the family tech support consultant. Before you know it you’re put to work figuring out why a printer won’t print, or a computer is slow. Sure it can be a chore but don’t stress it too much. I’ve got you covered in this guide.

 

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Review: Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Mouse

by Blogger on ‎10-05-2013 08:44 AM - last edited on ‎03-11-2014 03:00 PM by Administrator

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Microsoft, for as long as I can remember, has been experimenting with novel hardware to help us discover new way to work. One trend in particular is their interesting ergonomic design. One of the latest manifestations of this ergonomic design is the Sculpt Ergonomic Mouse that I’ve been playing with. The Sculpt Ergonomic mouse offers me the comfort I didn’t even know I wanted.

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Review: Leap Motion

by Blogger on ‎09-29-2013 10:44 AM - last edited on ‎11-06-2013 09:34 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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There is a new way to control your computer that’s starting to make waves. No, I’m not talking about the increasingly popular trend of touchscreen computers. What I’m talking about involves not touching anything. It’s the sort of interface that until recently seemed like the stuff of science fiction. The Leap Motion controller is a new sort of thing, letting PC users control things using hand gestures in mid-air. If you’ve seen Minority Report, you can probably imagine the sort of thing they’re going for.

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Review: Dropcam HD WiFi

by Blogger on ‎09-24-2013 06:38 AM - last edited on ‎04-17-2014 11:51 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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If you’re looking for a remote security or monitoring camera that’s easy to set up, works over WiFi and delivers HD performance, the Dropcam HD Wifi has you covered. I’ve used lots of webcams in my day but this one is a little different. It is not made just for video chats with your online buddies (or strangers) but rather to help you keep an eye on something, whatever that thing is. It could be a baby, your car, your pie cooling on the windowsill, or whatever.

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