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the memory demands of today’s applications

On Sunday, my friends and I watched Boondock Saints II using a DVD ISO streamed over my home network and viewed on my HDTV using my PS3. The ISO had to be transcoded with the PS3 Media Server software installed on my Debian system. We noticed some intermittent issues with the audio which was not […]

the wireless notebook optical mouse

Notebooks have revolutionized the computing world by providing a device portable enough to take anywhere while being able to run the applications to satisfy your everyday computing needs. Similar to how desktops are usually equipped with additional devices like speakers, printers, and flat-panel monitors, notebooks have their own set of must-have accessories. The touchpad is […]

the power of wireless n + usb

With media files increasing in size and bandwidth speeds getting faster, upgrading your hardware connection to the outside world has never been easier with a Wireless N USB adapter. Whether you have an older notebook or want to make your desktop PC wireless, this wireless adapter from TRENDnet is currently on sale for $20 with […]

the quick recap of the past two weeks

The last update here was a couple weeks ago right before I moved to a new apartment. Time has flown as usual. March has arrived. The cold is leaving, and the Spring transition is in progress. On February 19th, Mary and I officially moved into our new apartment. Moving was physically taxing, but we managed […]

the 640gb portable hard drive for $100

To netbook and notebook enthusiasts, portability is a priority on the list of requirements that additional devices should provide. The Seagate FreeAgent Go portable hard drive keeps this in mind with its sleek and compact design. One of the biggest advantages of these external hard drives is that the power source is combined with the […]

the healthy dreams germ-fighter pillow

The bed and pillows you sleep on is a mini-ecosystem. A recent study out of England suggests that pillows harbor dangerous bacteria and fungus. Bedrooms are a huge source of indoor air pollution and in the top three dirtiest places in the home. On a typical pillow, you can find human skin cells, bodily secretions […]

the acer netbook + windows 7

Wireless signals flood the air to accommodate the mobile world always on the go. Most technophiles these days are equipped with either a smartphone or a netbook under $200 (or around that price) if they need to travel around with their geek gear. Acer has an attractive line of netbooks on sale right now. These […]