Apple Magic Mouse Reviewed

October 31, 2009

Apple has always been known for their unique mice. To date, the have all had just one button, and were designed to be user friendly. The last mouse released by Apple was the Mighty Mouse. It had a soft scrolling ball, buttons on the side (to activate Exposé), and one button that could sense with which finger you are pressing it. Now Apple comes forward with a new mouse: the Magic Mouse. We have it, so it’s time for a review!

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SEED MA-280 Mini-ITX Reviewed

October 18, 2009

We recently had the opportunity to take a detailed look at two Mini-ITX chassis from Lutec, a Taiwanese company which has specialized in ergonomic and space saving products for the Asian market. They are extending their SEED line to western audiences and asked us for our honest and unbiased impressions. With the review that follows, I will do my best to provide you with just such an assessment.

SEED MA-280 (vertically oriented)

We tackled the SEED MA-280 this time around. This impressively small unit has a MSRP in the neighborhood of $70/USD, which is mid-priced for a Mini-ITX nettop chassis. The focus of its design is in light desktop or multimedia use, which is apparent in its form and function.

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SEED MU-380 Mini-ITX Reviewed

October 14, 2009

We recently had the opportunity to take a detailed look at two Mini-ITX chassis from Lutec, a Taiwanese company which has specialized in ergonomic and space saving products for the Asian market. They are extending their SEED line to western audiences and asked us for our honest and unbiased impressions. With the review that follows, I will do my best to provide you with just such an assessment.

SEED MU-380 (Pictured with LITE-ON Slot Load Slim CD/DVD)

First up is the SEED MU-380. With a MSRP of around $70/USD, it is a mid-priced Mini-ITX nettop chassis aimed at light desktop or multimedia use. It comes in two varieties, the always classy black and a stylish black/silver two-tone. We received the black model, although we expect little in the way of functional differences.

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Samsung U900 Soul Review

October 13, 2008

Today I’m reviewing the Samsung U900 ‘Soul’ Cell Phone.

Read on for my full review…

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DSL Extreme – Customer Service Is Not In Your Contract (but a $250 cancellation fee is)

October 3, 2008

Who knows DSL Extreme better than me? Probably not very many people. I’ve been with DSLE with various accounts since 2000. I’m also a 10-year IT vet that happens to know a lot about networking — not that I expect you to believe “Mr. Random Internets Guy” about his geek cred, but there it is.

DSLE has had their boneheaded technical issues in the past, certainly. But I hate big telco, so I’ve tried to be a faithful customer. Incidentally, I just started as a sysadmin in the silicon valley area of Northern California, USA. There’s obviously a lot of tech here, which means a lot of ISP’s. Even so, I tried to keep DSLE in the spirit of supporting the little guy, and because your don’t have to be a lawyer to understand their fair access policy. As history will show, that turned out to be a mistake…

The numbers speak for themselves.

The numbers speak for themselves.

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Gears of War Xbox 360 Review

June 12, 2007

Guns, guts and aliens, what more could you ask for? Gears of War delivers on all three, and does it fantastically. Even without a High-Def TV this game has mind-blowing graphics, from the incredible details on the landscape to the skin details on the characters, you can even see wrinkles that move with their face! The physics in the game are top-notch thanks to the Unreal 3 engine used to create all the effects.

The game really earned the 18 rating it received with the graphic gore contained within, like one of your guns has a chainsaw bayonet that, you guessed it, cuts the enemy in half.Not only does blood spray the surrounding area but also the game screen for a few seconds. Even the cutscenes use the in-game graphics and without a High-Def TV this game looks almost real. This is a game where you could literally spend all day admiring the graphics, even standing on a pier in the middle of a rainstorm with water below you will give you an unforgettable experience.

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Lian Li Modular Cube Case Review

June 12, 2006

if you’re looking for a high quality modular computer case then look no further because I think I might have just found it! Introducing the Lian Li Server Cube! Having owned the Lian Li V1000B since last year, I was quite bored with it, so I started looking for a case which would be eye catching and perform well with air cooling while maintaining a quite working environment.

Now the last case to really catch my eye was the Cooler Master 110 but that was quite some time ago now. During my search I was looking for a cube case, so I was surprised to find a cube made by Lian Li since I wasn’t aware of any made my Lian Li at the time. (I do believe they have a mini cube coming out soon)

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