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20 of the Worst PC Setups – April 2017
     Mon, May 08 2017 | 12:02P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"I’m sure at some point you’ve had a bad PC setup. Maybe moving into a new place, waiting for a new desk to arrive or you just ran out of room. I can remember my horrible PC setups from when I was living at the dorms in college. If you have ever ventured over to the Shitty Battlestations sub-reddit you will find a lot of horrible PC setups. We will are going to pick 20 each month and feature them as 20 of the Worst PC setups for that month. Here are some of the bad ones from April."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

20 of the Worst PC Setups
     Wed, Apr 19 2017 | 4:00P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"I’m sure at some point you’ve had a bad PC setup. Maybe moving into a new place, waiting for a new desk to arrive or you just ran out of room. I can remember my horrible PC setups from when I was living at the dorms in college. If you have ever ventured over to the Shitty Battlestations sub-reddit you will find a lot of horrible PC setups. We will are going to pick 20 each month and feature them as 20 of the Worst PC setups for that month. Here are some of the bad ones from March."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Days of Awesome Wallpapers: Geometric Wallpapers
     Mon, Apr 17 2017 | 10:33A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A great background can start your day off on a good mood. Whether you are into beautiful landscapes, minimalism, abstract illustrations, or eye-catching designs and patterns, with the kind of hours we spend looking at our computer and smartphone screens, why not make them a little prettier?
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

NikKTech And AZiO Dominate The Battlefield Global Giveaway
     Mon, Apr 03 2017 | 4:48P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

It may be April fool's day but we're telling you the truth, today up for grabs in yet another worldwide giveaway we have the latest gaming keyboards by AZiO and more specifically the Armato CE, L80 RGB and MK Hue models. So dominate the battlefield and good luck to you all !

  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

Veritas 360 Enterprise Data Management Tech Briefing
     Sun, Mar 19 2017 | 9:02A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Veritas is famous for its enterprise backup software – NetBackup. But as enterprises migrate their data to the cloud, they are transforming themselves beyond backup, into enterprise data management (EDM) solutions. Check out their tech briefing on the Veritas 360 Enterprise Data Management approach.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

20 of the Worst PC Setups
     Thu, Mar 09 2017 | 4:00P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"I'm sure at some point you've had a bad PC setup. Maybe moving into a new place, waiting for a new desk to arrive or you just ran out of room. I can remember my horrible PC setups from when I was living at the dorms in college. If you have ever ventured over to the Shitty Battlestations sub-reddit you will find a lot of horrible PC setups. We will are going to pick 20 each month and feature them as 20 of the Worst PC setups for that month. Here are some of the bad ones from February."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Two And A Half Geeks Webcast!
     Wed, Mar 08 2017 | 5:35P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks webcast, Marco, Dave and Chris talk AMD Ryzen processors for desktop enthusiasts and gamers, AMD's Naples server platform based on the Zen architecture, NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, LG's hot new G6 Android flagship, the HP Elite x3 phone that proposes to deliver a Windows Office in your pocket, EVGA's innovative iCX cooling for graphics cards, Dell's XPS 15 with GeForce 10 and more!
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

 
how Zen compares to Intel
     Fri, Mar 03 2017 | 4:16P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
David was kind enough to spend an hour with us to talk about a recently-made-public report he wrote on Zen. It's definitely a discussion that dives into details most articles and stories on Zen don't broach, so be prepared to do some pausing and Googling phrases and technologies you may not be familiar with. Still, for any technology enthusiast that wants to get an expert's opinion on how Zen compares to Intel Skylake and how Ryzen might fare when its released this year, you won't want to miss it.
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

IBM's Watson Dons a Suit and Tie
     Sat, Feb 25 2017 | 9:00A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Watson gets down to business In 2011 IBM’s supercomputer won a game of Jeopardy against two of Jeopardy’s greatest champions. That brought the name IBM's Watson to the forefront of the computer world. That was, however, just the beginning. Watson’s story is both fast-moving and unique. Watson Gets in Shape After the Jeopardy win, IBM got down to business.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

Why I'm worried about BioWare's new IP
     Sun, Feb 19 2017 | 4:03P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
BioWare's new IP might be their swan song, but it could also end up being quite lukewarm thanks to EA's business policies."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

20 of the Worst PC Setups
     Mon, Feb 13 2017 | 4:00P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"I’m sure at some point you’ve had a bad PC setup. Maybe moving into a new place, waiting for a new desk to arrive or you just ran out of room. I can remember my horrible PC setups from when I was living at the dorms in college. If you have ever ventured over to the Shitty Battlestations sub-reddit you will find a lot of horrible PC setups. We will are going to pick 20 each month and feature them as 20 of the Worst PC setups for that month. Here are some of the bad ones from January!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Security Hazards Of The IoT
     Fri, Feb 10 2017 | 4:02P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Take a look at your printer. Give it a good stare. Do you trust it? Probably not, considering it jammed the last time you had to print an important paper right up against a deadline. However, what if we told you that your printer just has to sit there on your network to be a very serious security problem?
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Biggest Tech Fads of the Last Decade
     Fri, Feb 03 2017 | 4:01P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A number of industries are well known for their fads: fashion, food, health. But technology has experienced just as many short-lived crazes over the years. From mobile games so popular they caused a danger to the public, to "futuristic" television sets that slowly died off. Here are the tech world's biggest fads from the last decade.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Found & Fixed Their Exploding Battery Problem
     Fri, Feb 03 2017 | 4:00P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After an exhaustive investigation, Samsung can now reveal what caused both the original and the replacement Galaxy Note7 phablets to catch fire, and what they are doing to prevent that from ever happening again. Check it out!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Project Scorpio won't be $399, and here's why
     Fri, Jan 27 2017 | 9:01A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Contrary to analyst predictions, Microsoft's 'monster' 4K Project Scorpio console won't be as cheap as $399. Here's why"
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Amazon Echo Review - The Canadian Perspective
     Wed, Jan 25 2017 | 4:02P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Alexa is an Amazon Echo and wakes me each and every morning with the voices of Jeremy Clarkson and the Grand Tour team getting gradually louder…and it works. “Wake up. Wake Up. Wake up. Wake Up!!” To be quite frank, this Amazon Echo feature alone is worth the price, but it is such a small part of what the Echo is capable of. Apply identified as a Digital Personal Assistant, the Echo wakes when you call her name (Alexa), listens to your question, throws it out to the internet and has the answer…seconds later. But wait, it can also work with smart devices in your home (no more clap clap!), play music from your music library, radio stations, connect to your smartphone for use and music, play games, get you recipes, sing ‘Happy Birthday’, work as a timer, get you the weather, tell you traffic conditions, tell you the time…and on and on and on. It’s uses, actually, are virtually unlimited…unless you are Canadian.
  FULL STORY @ TECHNOLOGYX

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