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Computer downloaded games

I have put myself in a pickle. In my home there is no tv, computer, or internet usage(outside of school work) for my children until the weekends. Okay, maybe we make American Idol an exception. My two teenage boys are like all other teenage boys, game junkies, when allowed to play, after 3pm on the weekends. I purchased the Spore computer game for my 13 year old. It is perfect for a creative kid who isn't into the racing type games. I wanted to put the game on one of our non-internet computers… Continue

Added by Ellen Bonner on January 14, 2009 at 8:14pm — 3 Comments

Now posting from my new mac computer.

Okay okay so maybe its not brand new... It actually just turned one year old just this month but the point is it still runs like new. I bought my apple laptop this time last year in preparation for school. At that time I was strictly a PC user. I had owned a dell and gateway but after doing my research and asking apple owners about their computers, I decided to splurge and purchase an apple laptop. Yes they are a bit more money and there is a learning curve to using them but I have never been… Continue

Added by Brian on August 19, 2009 at 5:35pm — No Comments

Tom Tom

I bought the Tom Tom Go 510 about a year ago. I'm in the real estate business and I can't imagine working without one. I used to spend hours on the computer printing maps and directions off the computer. The biggest advantage of using a navigation system for me is relaxation. I always used to get a little tense driving in unfamiliar areas wondering if I missed a turn. Now I just plug in the address and go. I bet in the future when everyone has navigation systems there will be alot less road… Continue

Added by Todd on February 11, 2008 at 10:08pm — No Comments

Pure Networks Speed Meter Pro

As a father of three I have assumed many roles, one of them is ‘IT Dad’. While supporting an average of five computers on the wireless home network I have developed a keen sense for when things are going well, …or not. I have learned that there is an unmistakable sound that almost always coincides with a computer or network problem. It sounds something like this, “Daaaaaad, something is wrong with my stupid computer”.

This is when the troubleshooting and interrogation commence. I ask the… Continue

Added by Michael Whalen on June 1, 2009 at 11:26am — No Comments

Wireless speakers

Why can’t I use these speakers to play music from my computer?



      I’m sitting in my room at my parent’s house, watching the NBA playoffs on TV. Above my TV, I have 2 fairly large speakers that are hooked up to a relatively old stereo. The idea: convert these 2 unused speakers into wireless speakers that I can use from my computer.

      After doing a little research on wireless speakers I was not impressed. Most of the conversation is focused on surround sound or home…

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Added by Brian on May 15, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Home Computer Safety Basics – A Refresher

We pay taxes to fund the local Police who help insure our physical safety and keep the peace. It would be great if there were an online equivalent to the local police, someone that you could count on to catch the bad guys. The distributed nature of the internet would require much more international cooperation than there is today in order to really take a bite out of internet crime. However, there is actually an organization, funded by your tax… Continue

Added by Michael Whalen on July 6, 2009 at 9:39am — No Comments

Selecting Anti-spyware for the home

With 50-60 Anti-virus and Anti-spyware products available how is a home computer user supposed to decide which one is the best choice to protect their home computers? Most home users do not have the time or desire to become an expert on AV/AS packages. One way to narrow down your choices is to check and see what the experts are saying regarding the effectiveness of different AV/AS products in detecting malware on your PC. This information changes over… Continue

Added by Michael Whalen on July 17, 2009 at 6:00am — No Comments

Video Part 7: Cables to Go Wireless USB to VGA Adapter Kit

Not to be outdone in the simplicity category, Cables To Go, a division of Lastar Inc., introduced its Wireless USB to VGA Adapter Kit at CES. Once again, I was impressed by the simplicity of a solution that uses plug-and-play USB technology to send media wirelessly to your TV.



Cables To Go has been a provider of computer, datacomm and audio/video connectivity solutions since its founding in 1984, and… Continue

Added by Brian Mahony on January 30, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Podcast: Silicon Mountain’s Allio Combo HDTV/PC

In our continuing podcast series, I had a chance to chat with Tré Cates, Silicon Mountain President and CEO. I love it when someone gets a good idea, wonders why it has not already been done, and then makes it happen. For Silicon Mountain, a manufacturer of high-performance computing systems, gaming systems, and servers, the “aha moment” came a little over a year ago— why not bake the guts of a computer into… Continue

Added by Brian Mahony on February 27, 2009 at 2:00am — No Comments

Take the iMac Test Drive

Just released: The all-in-one iMac? This I had to see and headed to my local store today in NYC to learn more. As an artist, I always wanted a Mac. After a friendly greeting at the door, a staff member listened to my queries, and led me through the Apple experience knowing I was a longtime PC user.

I was impressed with the sleek design, aluminum surface, 24” display (1680x1050 resolution) and a smaller keyboard with 2 USB ports for mouse and camera devices. The display comes with a stand,… Continue

Added by Ellen Veden on May 14, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Pandora Wish List

My name is MaryPat and I am a Pandora adict! There! I said it! If Pandora gave me a dollar for evey person I've directed to try Pandora, my four kids would have a pretty hefty start toward their college funds. My best introduction was to my college senior sister - who I believed knew all things web-related. Now she too is hooked - perhaps it's in the genes.



That being said, the limitation is that Pandora is not as readily accessible as I would like (to my knowledge). If I am in front… Continue

Added by Mary Pat on March 2, 2009 at 8:57pm — 3 Comments

Simple and Easy with IOGEAR: Video Round-Up Part 6

Sometimes simple and easy is the way to go. While we have discussed some fairly sophisticated and comprehensive Internet TV media streamers and adapters in our recent coverage, it is important to note that there are also some fairly simple plug-and-play options available too.



IOGEAR is one of them. Headquartered in Irvine, CA, IOGEAR offers a range of convergence solutions such as KVM (a way to connect… Continue

Added by Brian Mahony on January 29, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

With ROCKET LIFE-cool personalized gifts



If you are looking for a program to make personalized gifts – mugs, teeshirts, photo albums, this one is fun, compared to other tedious programs like Kodak and Snapfish. With an upcoming Fourth of July celebration, we found this program to make fun mugs for the occasion for our guests. The program is simple, easy to use, with simple creative tools to organize and upload images off your computer, with the ability to crop and edit. And the best… Continue

Added by Ellen Veden on July 1, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Cook with Mario Batali at you fingertips!!

With the trend in stainless steel appliances in the kitchen these days, Toshiba introduced at the House Beautiful showcase in Rockefeller Center, a 19-inch stainless-steel-style DVD/LCD TV combo set for the kitchen countertop. With a bult-in DVD player, the chef of the house can watch their favorite cooking shows right on the counter while cooking up a creative meal. With a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio and connectivity, the picture quality is… Continue

Added by Ellen Veden on August 7, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Anti-virus Software Comparisons

The new report for the detection of malicious code by anti-virus software products has been posted by AV-Comparatives.

AV Comparatives is an authority on computer anti-virus vendor comparisons.

The following vendors have been tested, compared, and rated in this edition;

avas!, AVG, AVIRA, BitDefender, eScan, ESET, F-Secure, G Data,

Kaspersky, Kingsoft, McAfee, Microsoft OneCare, Norman, Sophos,

Symantec, and Trustport.



This report can be found… Continue

Added by Michael Whalen on September 28, 2009 at 1:40pm — No Comments

What do you get when you put 30 geeks, dancing cheerleaders, and open bar in one room?

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Answer: a hilarious night of fun! Having met with over 40 companies at CES last week, it was certainly mostly work for me in Vegas. But as they say, "no work and no play..." and "laughter is the best medicine."



The Set-Up



TigerDirect.com and CompUSA were sponsoring the 12th Annual 2009 Consumer Electronics Show "Build Your Own PC… Continue

Added by Brian Mahony on January 14, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Protecting your home computer files with disk encryption

Losing a laptop due to theft or forgetting it on a plane could have dire consequences for the typical consumer. According to the Ponemon Institute, this is not a rare occurrence; it happens to 12,000 of our laptops - each week.

We transact much of our business online, and most of us manage our accounts online using Quicken, Money, or similar financial management software. We basically have our lives… Continue

Added by Michael Whalen on June 11, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Dog-Walking Tehnology Surpassing Home Technology?

It appears to me that dog-walking technology has surpassed home technology. I say this as I look around my kitchen and see electrical cords bunched up in rubber bands. I am someone who can devour home décor magazines and I love HGTV (my one and only television vice). I never see electrical cords bunched up with rubber bands in these pristinely designed settings. Now, I’ll be the first to say that I have some…

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Added by Mary Pat on January 11, 2008 at 7:41pm — 2 Comments

Free McAfee - For Comcast Customers

Everybody needs an anti-virus and anti-spyware software product installed on each one of their home computers. Some prefer the basic paired down freeware version from the likes of AVG, Clam, etc. Most of us prefer to have the psychological benefit of knowing that someone is actually paid to keep up to date with the many threats in cyberspace. Being in the security business is a non stop night and day job – always staying abreast of the latest threats.… Continue

Added by Michael Whalen on July 24, 2009 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Member of the GigaTribe? Digital Photography Part 2

What to do with all those digital photographs? Sure, you want to look at them now and then. Sometimes you want to print them out and put them in photo albums the old-fashioned way. Other times you want to view them as a slideshow on the computer or TV. Or you purchased new digital pictures frames from vendors like Digital Foci and you enjoy a rotating cornucopia of memories. But at some point you want to share… Continue

Added by Brian Mahony on February 9, 2009 at 3:00am — No Comments

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