• Windows 8 Quick Tip 01: My Rant About Closing Apps in the Modern UI

    Windows 8 Quick Tip 01: My Rant About Closing Apps in the Modern UI

    I really don’t have any patience for tech “journalists” who claim Windows 8 is difficult (nigh impossible) to use. I’ve found that it’s actually a joy to us in many situations. I will admit that because it’s so much different than Windows 7, some consumers may struggle with the changes. To that end, I’m going to cut together a couple of short videos to help folks who might be having problems using Microsoft’s newest OS. Instead of complaining because it’s new and different, let’s grow as people. As promised, for those who REALLY care about such things, here’s a link to find a Start Button replacement for the desktop -http://bit.ly/Vv7o7u

     
  • Review: The Booq Mamba Courier Laptop Bag

    Review: The Booq Mamba Courier Laptop Bag

    How do I love Booq bags? Let me count the ways… Following my reviews of their camera bags, I’m currently using a Python Pack as my primary method for hauling gear during video and audio projects. However, there are times when you don’t need to outfit a production crew with cameras and lenses, and you might need to carry something just a bit more stylish. For those times, Booq has the Mamba Courier.

     
  • Palo Alto Audio Introduces a Pair of Stylish Speaker Sets for Your Laptop

    Palo Alto Audio Introduces a Pair of Stylish Speaker Sets for Your Laptop

    My laptop is great on the go, but once I get home I like to expand my workspace a bit. I don’t have a proper dock, but my desk has a full sized keyboard and mouse. When I’m feeling really fancy, I’ll even connect an external monitor. What I don’t have? Fancy speakers. But Palo Alto Audio is ready to spice up our laptop listening experience with a pair of USB powered speaker sets. Musik ($59.95) looks to be inspired by the Macbook and has a simple white and silver finish. Cubik ($199.95) is edgy and looks like it was inspired by a futuristic jet engine. Hit the jump for more info and pricing!

     
  • Review: Asus RT-N56U Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router

    Review: Asus RT-N56U Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router

    So for the last 8 years I’ve been rocking a midrange D-Link router. It wasn’t fancy, even when it was brand new; but it had 802.11G, and got the job done. Routers aren’t something we think about that often. Once you get your network setup, you tend to forget about them, so it’s easy to lose sight of the advancements in networking devices. To be perfectly honest, if a blind, head-strong Shar Pei hadn’t wrecked my old router, I might not have been motivated to upgrade until the radio burnt out naturally. Thankfully, Asus was kind enough to send us a brand spanking new Dual Band N Router to help me along…

     
  • The Toshiba P755-S5270 Laptop: Changing the Game

    The Toshiba P755-S5270 Laptop: Changing the Game

    Ok, I’ll admit it–something strange has been happening over the last several days. And while I can’t speak for anyone else, I’ll bet you’d think so too; I mean, how often are you forced to admit that a long held approach has become totally and utterly obsolete? While I won’t claim it’s of any real cosmic importance – having little to do with matters philosophical, metaphysical or even ‘Star Wars’ related – given my long involvement in the electronics biz, it is serious enough to force me to reassess some key elements of my thinking.

     
  • Review: The NZXT Avatar S Gaming Mouse

    Review: The NZXT Avatar S Gaming Mouse

    I’ve been using the Avatar gaming mouse for a little more than nine months now. I love this thing, and you can read my full review of it here. When I heard that NZXT had made a follow up to my favorite hyperactive rodent, I really wanted to see what they had changed. Hoping for some rad updates, I was a little concerned to see that the “follow up” was really more of a mainstreaming… Let’s get into it!

     
  • Old School Meets New Tech with Quartet Kapture

    Old School Meets New Tech with Quartet Kapture

    In this day and age of digital note taking, where MacBook Airs, iPads and other small devices are most popular, I never would have thought that I would want to go back to the basics and start writing things down on a white board for everyone to see. The fact of the matter is, the easiest way to explain yourself at times is to show people in pictures, diagrams and charts, right there in front of them. Tradition meets technology with the Quartet Kapture. What was this giant box that arrived at my doorstep? I opened it up and saw what looked like a traditional giant pad of paper and an easel, perfect for jotting things down in my next meeting. But it was more than that–there was a unique pen with marker attachments, plus a curious USB receiver that really caught my attention- and for good reason.

     
 

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