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Gifts For the Tech-Savvy Diva

by Blogger on ‎11-15-2013 04:34 AM - last edited on ‎02-26-2014 03:32 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Searching for the perfect gift to wow that tech-savvy diva of yours? Look no further. If she’s someone like me who closely follows tech trends and is a big fan of electronics, the pressure is on. Whether the gift is for your wife, mom, girlfriend, sister, daughter, niece, cousin, or friend, this blog post has you covered. With so many hot gadgets on the market, it’s tough to know where to even begin looking! But not to worry, here is my list of the top 5 "must-have" gadgets that will truly impress her.

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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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CyberPowerPC gaming computers

by Blogger on ‎11-09-2013 11:19 AM

10274303.jpgThis is a pretty big time for gamers right now. We’ve got loads of great games coming out this holiday season, with lots of new consoles on the horizon too. It’s the ideal time to shop for a new gaming PC as gamers jump into a new generation. CyberPowerPC has a pretty big line of purpose-built gaming machines with a pretty broad price range to suit any budget. It can often be tricky to balance performance and budget, but CyberPowerPC does all that work for you. All their machines seem to achieve a solid balance between the two.

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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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Windows 8.1 - Out today!

by Blogger ‎10-17-2013 03:38 PM - edited ‎10-19-2013 05:22 AM

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Windows 8.1 is available today as a free update to existing Windows 8 users. Now is a great time to upgrade. Its an easy and quick way to take your Windows experience to the next level.

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Review: Kobo Aura HD 6.8" eReader

by Blogger on ‎10-12-2013 08:55 AM - last edited on ‎10-31-2013 03:58 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Kobo’s new Aura is a great 6” e-Reader suitable for reading day or night. It has a high quality illuminated e-Ink screen with intuitive touch controls. At first glance it may not be the flashiest gadget you could buy but that is one of the aspects of the Aura that makes it so great. If you’ve ever considered picking up an e-Reader, or your existing reader is starting to show its age, you really owe it to yourself to take a look at the Kobo Aura.

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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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Windows 8.1 - Previewing the top 3 changes

by Blogger on ‎10-12-2013 06:11 AM

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I’ve been using Windows 8 since the consumer preview was available to the public so long ago. I’m a big fan of the OS but it’s certainly not without its problems and there was a big of controversy amongst some who found adapting to the changes to be too difficult. Next Friday, October 18 will see the release of Windows 8.1, the first major update to the software which promises to bring lots of fixes, updates, and new features to appease some of the detractors and enhance the windows experience overall. It’s going to be a free update for anybody who owns a Windows 8.1 licence and ought to be a breeze to install. We’ll talk you through that a bit more later when it launches, but for now let’s take a look at just a few of the biggest improvements you can expect when you have it up and running.

 

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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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Work hard and Play hard with Office 365 and Xbox LIVE Gold

by Blogger on ‎09-11-2013 04:33 PM - last edited on ‎09-17-2013 12:19 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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With so many of you getting settled in to the back to school routine, you’ve no doubt already started to get assignments and presentations to work on. For a lot of people Microsoft Office is integral to getting a lot of that work done. Between Word, PowerPoint and all the other applications in that suite, it’s pretty much the productivity standard for most people. It has the most commonly used and most powerful tools to help you get work done so if you don’t have Office already, chances are you’ll be looking to get it soon, once crunch time hits and all that work comes due.

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A lot of the currently computer manufacturers today are forgoing optical disc drives in their latest devices in order to make new models smaller, lighter and more mobile. The only real problem with that is that CDs and DVDs, while declining in use, are not outdated quite yet and still useful to a lot of people. If you still want the advantages of one of these new, super mobile machines but still want to be able to make use of optical discs once in a while, you do still have options. whether for watching movies, listening to music, backing up date or even just creating multimedia discs to share with others. If your computer lacks a DVD drive, you can still enjoy the use of one with an external drive that simply plugs in to your USB port.The Asus 8X Zen external writer is just such a device with the additional goals of being conveniently portable and beautifully elegant.

 

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Seagate Business Storage: create a private cloud for your business

by Blogger on ‎08-25-2013 07:22 AM - last edited on ‎09-13-2013 02:59 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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If you’ve got a small business, you’ve no doubt been confronted with having to think about where to keep all of your valuable data. You want it all somewhere that is centralized so its easy to access without having to hunt down different data from different places. You want something that is a backup solution so you can have peace of mind knowing your data won’t be lost. You want to be able to access it all remotely from any device you need it on and lastly you want all of that to be totally secure so you never have to worry. That can be a lot to think about and it can seem overwhelming really. It doesn’t need to be. These days you can buy solutions that can let your team collaborate on data no matter where they are with remote access, what device they’re using (Mac, PC, or even Mobile) give you easy to manage permissions per user, and give you enough security measures that you can sleep easy. Seagate, for example, has a whole line of products directed specifically to your business data storage needs. They seem keen to take it from overwhelming and complicated to simplified and manageable.

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