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January 14th, 2015, 6:50 PM

BenQ XL2420G G-SYNC Monitor Review

G-SYNC has been a defining technology since it was introduced and BenQ’s XL2420G combines it, 3D Vision, a 144Hz refresh rate  and a fairly reasonable price into one good looking gaming monitor.

January 5th, 2015, 5:12 PM

CES 2015; ASUS Announces MG279Q Gaming Monitor w/ 120Hz IPS Panel

ASUS’ upcoming  MG279Q is a monitor that targets the gaming market with a 120Hz refresh rate but with an IPS panel it also caters to those  who are discerning enough to care about color reproduction and contrast levels. It used to be that gamers had to make a choice; either buy a fast TN panel and [...]

January 5th, 2015, 4:55 PM

CES 2015; ASUS’ ROG Swift PG27AQ Monitor: 4K, IPS, G-SYNC, Oh YES!

ASUS has announced what may be the holy trinity of gaming monitors: a 27″ 4K UHD display with a color-accurate IPS panel and NVIDIA’s G-SYNC technology. Gamers have been waiting for a 4K display that sports G-SYNC technology and ASUS seems to have delivered in a big way with their ROG Swift PG27AQ. However, not [...]

July 9th, 2014, 6:46 PM

Linksys WRT1900AC Router Review

The Linksys WRT1900AC router is considered a 802.11AC-based spiritual successor to the wildly popular WRT54G so there are some very high expectations riding on it.

November 19th, 2013, 6:55 PM

ViewSonic VX2252 22” Monitor Review

ViewSonic’s VX2252 costs just $150.  Normally, monitors in this price range represent the bottom of the barrel…but not this time around.

January 17th, 2013, 12:49 AM

BitFenix Introduces Alchemy Mixed Cable Series

As an expansion to the well received Alchemy Cable Series, BitFenix is now offering some of its individually sleeved cables in an alternating colour pattern. Anyone who has tried to individually custom sleeve their cables would know that it’s a time consuming and tedious effort. BitFenix solved that problem some time ago by launching the Alchemy Multisleeved [...]

December 9th, 2012, 2:24 PM

Outsourcing to America: Lenovo Calls U.S Manufacturing a ‘Solid Business Case’

In the December issue of The Atlantic, journalist Charles Fishman examines the “insourcing boom” — the return of manufacturing to North America. In his Atlantic piece, Mr. Fishman examines the “rebooting” of the once stoic General Electric manufacturing facility dubbed Appliance Park in the heart of Kentucky — which until recently was dormant as jobs [...]

November 28th, 2012, 5:19 PM

Can USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt Co-Exist?

Thunderbolt hit the scene like a light drizzle. Its announcement by Intel and Apple was met with a slight air of confusion – don’t they remember FireWire? Why, oh why, would a regular user care about an extra half-second on an MP3 transfer? The situations seemed almost too similar to be credible, with a high-performance [...]

July 5th, 2012, 4:54 PM

Report: Macbook Air Will Triumph Over Ultrabooks in 2012

Though P.C fans are loath to admit it, non-Apple OEMs have been forced to play catch-up to Apple in many ways – mostly in the market of small form factor laptops and tablets. While Apple invented neither of form factors, they certainly dominate in these markets. The Macbook Air, for instance, has sold incredibly well [...]

April 3rd, 2012, 4:08 PM

With Samsung, T.Vs Get Smart

“Hi, TV!” With that simple command, Samsung’s new ES-8000 becomes attentive, listening and watching for its master’s next move. “Volume, up.” The television immediately obeys, turning the volume up a notch. Then with a Kinect-esque hand gesture, the channel changes. A flick of a wrist in the other direction and the TV returns to the [...]