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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



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.


An introduction to IPS monitors

by Blogger on ‎11-10-2013 11:28 AM - last edited on ‎05-26-2014 03:54 PM by Administrator


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.



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.


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



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. 


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



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. 


Windows 8.1 - Out today!

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



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.


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



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.




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.



Windows 8.1 - Previewing the top 3 changes

by Blogger on ‎10-12-2013 06:11 AM


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.



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




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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