Posts Tagged ‘pc’
  • The PC case mod that looks nothing like a PC Case: Kratos PC Case mod.
    by Mike
    Posted February 4th, 2010 at 5:15 am
    Say that ten times fast... I'm into custom PC cases. Perhaps it's an obsession because I secretly or not so secretly lust for one greatly. Ya, that's probably it. Anyway, when I stumble across a unique PC case mod I feel like it's my duty to share it with you. Often times these cases aren't simply cases but works of art. This is most perfectly personified (literally) by the Kratos PC Case. While the internals are a mystery, we can clearly see what the outside is supposed to be. The...
  • GTA “The Lost And Dammed” and “The Ballad of Gay Tony” coming for PS3 and PC March 30th.
    by Mike
    Posted January 29th, 2010 at 7:37 am
    Mark your calendars GTA junkies for March 30th is your day to rejoice. It is on this day that Microsoft loses their exclusivity and GTA's wildly popular expansion packs -- "The Lost And Dammed" and "The Ballad of Gay Tony" -- can finally be released to other systems. It is on that day that the PS3 and PC gaming world will finally be able to wrap their heads around the vast expanses the two extra packs add to the overall amazingness that is GTA. Similar to the Xbox 360 versions, if you've al...
  • [CES] D-Link/BoxeeBox
    by Mike
    Posted January 6th, 2010 at 8:44 pm
    Stopping by D-Link's booth netted us all kinds of networking goodies. To start, their fully touch router had me quite pleased. Eschewing the buttons of yore, this router goes full touch with a large touchscreen adorning the top of the unit. Multiple antennas and your standard b/g/n support come for the ride. The internal specs are usually pretty important. But in the case of a router, there really isn't that much you can do to set yourself apart. Getting all touchy however is a nice ...
  • 1 is the new 60. EA shutting down online gaming servers for games as recent as Madden ‘09.
    by Mike
    Posted January 4th, 2010 at 9:24 am
    Being a tech junkie, I know first hand how fast the market progresses. What was new only a few months to few years ago is now old, ancient, and archaic. The video game industry is like the bigger market as a whole, a pretty fast mover. Games are constantly being released, pushing the graphical boundaries of what we thought was the upper limit. But just how old is old and how new is new? According to EA, the "old" line starts back in '09. Like playing FIFA '07, Nascar '09, Madden '09, or ...
  • Modern Philco PC makes big bubbly tech cool again.
    by Mike
    Posted December 14th, 2009 at 9:48 am
    In many different hobbies and areas of society, retro is all the rage. Clothing is one such market in which old styles are constantly reborn and revamped, presented as new once again. However, in regards to technology, old tech isn't exactly "cool" again. I don't know about you but when I see an old room-sized computer in old books, I don't think "Gee, I wish I could have one of those in my room". Heck, I wouldn't even want to have a modern computer look like one. They're big, boxy, and ugl...
  • Tune-Up Utilities 2010 [Review]
    by Mike
    Posted November 5th, 2009 at 7:45 pm
    Keeping your PC running, up to date, and performing optimally can at times be a challenging task. One that many seem to forget and shove to the back of their minds and bottom of their priority lists as the more mundane tasks of day to day life get in the way. It used to be that keeping your computer running smoothly took several programs and many hours slaving away making sure you dotted all your "i's" and crossed all of your "t's" -- figuratively speaking of course. Since those non-too frien...
  • PC Games made made fresh and ready to order at new Microsoft Store.
    by Mike
    Posted October 23rd, 2009 at 3:36 pm
    It's pretty much a given that any consumer electronic/gadget store is going to have a boat load of drool inducing products and services crammed under one roof. I mean, that's the whole point you go to such a store. But one particular feature of Microsoft's new Scottsdale, Arizona stands out from the rest and is actually really cool. So what is it? PC Games are made fresh on the spot for each order. Throughout the store, customers will find game kiosks which allow the customer to browser ...
  • Modder stuffa full Media Center PC into Mobira Talkman cell phone kit
    by Mike
    Posted August 26th, 2009 at 10:33 am
    If you thought your were clever or technologically relevant with your modded to the teeth home PC, step aside and let a true geek/modder step forward. A Finnish resident must have been bored several days in a row and decided to push the limits of miniaturization and ingenuity. Just how did he accomplish this feet? Simple, he took an old Mobira Talkman cell phone kit and stuffed a complete Windows Media Center PC into it. More info, pics, and a movie right inside. (more...)...
  • Arkeg brings two of life’s greatest joys into one fun filled cabinet — Beer and 104 classic games
    by Mike
    Posted August 18th, 2009 at 6:37 am
    No doubt one of the best ways to escape your current trials and tribulations in your day to day lives is to sit back and play a good video game. Another approach to the same mind relaxing goal can be had by means of alcohol. What if you put the two together? Obviously many a night have been spent with games and alcohol in the company of good friends. Such events make life worth living and all the more enjoyable. Anyone can have some consoles and a big screen with a fridge full of beer. B...
  • Save a critter while navigating the world from the comfort of your chair
    by Mike
    Posted June 8th, 2009 at 8:23 am
    Global warming and CO2 emissions while still hot topics in politics today aren't quite as big as they were just a few short years ago, (some would care to debate that). Often we think of global warming factors such as smog belching behemoths, cars & trucks, and other forms of carbon burning machinery. Very seldom do we think of our computers as contributers to green house gases. While the computer itself doesn't directly give off any CO2, the power plant that is running to create the energy...
  • Can your graphics card run Far Cry at 3840 x 2160?
    by Mike
    Posted June 3rd, 2009 at 11:35 am
    When bragging about a gaming PC's specs or internal parts, the most casual joke is "...but can it run Crysis", as Crysis is an extremely demanding game that only the more capable and higher end machines can run *well*. If you thought your current rig, now matter how super awesome it is, was the creme of the crop, I'm here to tell you it's crap, plain and simple. Feast your eyes on the ASUS Mars GTX 295 (above). With 240 pipelines and enough space for 4GB of 512-bit DDR3 RAM, whoever purchas...
  • Dell made $270 million last year. [Bad] Mr. Dell nonchalauntly: “We’re Good…Viva la Windows 7″
    by Mike
    Posted May 29th, 2009 at 11:36 am
    Losing money and watching your sales and profits fall is never a good or happy thing to witness. Except Dell and the CEO Mr. Dell seem to be taking last year's 63 percent fall in profits (from $784 million down to a paltry $290 million) rather well. Such things would usually make a CEO cry. Not Mr. Dell. With nerves of steal and optimism to boot, he is looking ahead to Windows 7 and the uptick in sales it is to bring back to Dell during the "replacement cycle". Basing your companies succe...
  • Does Apple really want a leading market share?
    by Mike
    Posted April 28th, 2009 at 3:00 am
    Everyone who knows anything about computers knows that Apple computers will always be more expensive than their PC counterparts.  According to Microsoft and as well as many individuals, the "Apple Tax" is wasted money on nothing more than some cute little fruit logo affixed somewhere on your machine.  For others it is a sign of "coolness", youth, and individuality.  One thing is for sure, Apple who was expected to weather the economic storm is mortal just like everyone else.  So much so ...
  • Samsung paves the way for 32GB RAM
    by Mike
    Posted January 30th, 2009 at 7:22 am
    Remember back in the day how "512 KB used to be enough memory for anyone".  Thankfully times have changed for the better.  With the ever increasing amount of graphical work that is done on our computers, we need to find ways for increasing the temporary stroage to handle all of that data.  Samsung is paving the way to 1TB RAM sticks...though you have to start small and work your way up.  Using 4Gb (yes bit) miniscule 50-nm DDR3 memory chips, *a world first*, allows Samsung to up the RAM...
  • Wow…MacDailyNews rips PC World’s Rick Broida a new one!
    by Mike
    Posted January 7th, 2009 at 9:40 pm
    In what is probably the most hilarious rebuttal to a post, MacDailyNews lays into PC World's Rick Broida who claims AAC is proprietary.  I'm a nice guy and understand people make mistakes...but that is just plain stupid.  MacDailyNews does an amazing job listing a long laundry list of devices and services that use mp3.  He goes one step further and lists another laundry list of why AAC was developed in the first place...to replace mp3 and its short comings.  At the end of the article, ...
  • HP Firebird + Voodoo innards = $weetness!
    by Mike
    Posted January 6th, 2009 at 7:54 am
    The HP Firebird is HP's flagship gaming beast.  It competes with the likes of Dell's XPS, pretty much all of Alienware, Rock, and many other gaming PC vendors. The newest model, the 802, comes with an Intel Quad Core 2.66 GHz processor while the 803 comes stocked with a 2.83 GHz processor.  Love it or hate it Vista Home Premium comes on both models.  In order to run the latest games at the highest resolutions, this miniature beast comes loaded with dual Nvidia 9800S cards configured in SL...
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