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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



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.


Why you should upgrade from Windows XP now

by Blogger on ‎04-07-2014 04:50 PM - last edited on ‎04-11-2014 09:53 AM by Blog Editor in Chief



Windows XP first came out way back in 2001, over twelve years ago. In the technology world twelve years can be a lifetime. Fittingly, Windows XP is now coming to the end of its life with Microsoft ending support for the aging OS on April 8. Windows XP was a great operating system, there is no doubt about that, and it had quite an impressive run. However, times change and so too must your PC’s operating system. For many users with relatively modern machines, you can just upgrade to Windows 8.1 and enjoy all the enhancements the latest OS has to offer like greater personalization, security, and cloud connectivity. 


Money Changes Everything

by Blogger on ‎04-07-2014 10:23 AM - last edited on ‎04-07-2014 10:45 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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At this time of the year, one of the more common calls we get is for payroll related issues. Employers want to make sure they’re not paying more than they have to in taxes, and their employees, not surprisingly, are unwilling to pay too much tax as well. One of the new speed bumps is in the disposition of advances.


Eurocom M3: a mobile PC gamer's dream machine.

by Blogger on ‎04-05-2014 01:26 PM - last edited on ‎04-07-2014 11:03 AM by Blog Editor in Chief



These days I’ve been spending a lot of time playing around on a Eurocom M3 notebook. Let me tell you, this thing is a fierce machine. I often get to play around with notebooks in every category, from mobile business machines, to budget every day machines. The Eurocom is clearly a gaming machine, but goes beyond that to really stand out amongst all the other gaming notebooks out there today.


Spring cleaning your PC

by Blogger on ‎03-30-2014 09:01 AM - last edited on ‎05-26-2014 03:55 PM by Administrator






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.



Picking out a gaming laptop

by Blogger ‎03-16-2014 10:14 AM - edited ‎03-16-2014 12:30 PM


Many PC gamers tend to get chained to their desks with high powered gaming rigs, regarding laptops as weak system suitable only for work and browsing the web. The truth is that there are a lot of great high end gaming laptops available that let you take advantage of the mobility a laptop provides without having to compromise when it comes to playing your PC games.


Review: Intel's NUC (D54250WYK )

by Blogger ‎03-14-2014 01:58 PM - edited ‎03-15-2014 05:30 PM



Intel's NUC (Next Unit of Computing) is a kit-based 4" x 4" micro-PC that's small, efficient and powerful and extremely versatile in terms of where and how it can be used.


Overview: Demystifiying Google's Chromebooks

by Blogger on ‎03-14-2014 08:58 AM - last edited on ‎03-27-2014 11:42 AM by Blog Editor in Chief



Google's Chromebook is one of the most enduring products to come out of the search, software and mobile giant's laboratories. Already on its third generation, the Chromebook has come down in price, grown in certain features, plus is now available in a number of increasing model sizes and form factors. Let's see what this is all about.


Picking the right laptop for your business.

by Blogger on ‎03-09-2014 11:05 AM - last edited on ‎03-10-2014 04:27 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



Shopping for a laptop can be tricky. There are several different sub-categories and specifications that can seem like a bit of a mine field if you’re at all unsure. It can really help to have some idea as to what you’re looking for when you start shopping so you can eliminate the unsuitable options and focus on what will make the most difference to you personally. Shopping for a laptop that you intend to use for business is no exception. It might surprise some to learn that there are whole ranges of laptops designed specifically with business use in mind. Let’s take a look at some of the factors you should consider when shopping for a business laptop.


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



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.


Review: Sony VAIO FLIP 14"

by Blogger on ‎02-01-2014 10:35 AM - last edited on ‎05-16-2014 10:54 AM by Blog Editor in Chief



When the Sony VAIO Flip 14 landed on my desk I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I knew It was one of the new hybrid style machines that could be used as both a notebook PC or a tablet but I didn’t know too much beyond that. I’ve used hybrid style machines before but as soon as I took this one out of the box I could tell I was in for a treat. From the aluminum finish to the smooth feeling transformation, this machine just screams style and quality.


Desktop computers as media central for the whole family

by Blogger on ‎12-16-2013 08:19 PM - last edited on ‎02-26-2014 02:58 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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If you have a desktop computer at home that may even have the designation of being the “family computer”, then you might want to utilize it as media repository that you can not only watch content on, but stream from as well. Adding a pair of Bluetooth speakers or a Sonos speaker means music playback can be pushed to another room. And the right app on your smartphone or tablet can bring that content to you anywhere in your home.


Two great laptops to please anyone on your holiday gift list.

by Blogger on ‎11-24-2013 10:32 AM - last edited on ‎11-25-2013 02:19 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



It can certainly be a challenge to pick out the right laptop as a gift for someone. Everybody has different needs and there are so many different computers to choose from, each with its own personality and specifications. Today we’ll take a look at two such options (the Asus X551CA 15.6" laptop and the HP Pavilion 15.6" laptop) and see how each is suited to different recipients on your holiday gift list.



Breaking the Myths of 4K TV

by Blogger on ‎11-18-2013 08:29 AM - last edited on ‎03-10-2014 04:05 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

You've probably heard good and bad things about 4K or "Ultra HD" TVs.  Some of the bad stuff is even true!  But things are changing all the time in technology, and what you heard even last season about 4K may not still be accurate.  Let's fact-check a few of the myths, shall we?

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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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