Added by Brian on August 19, 2009 at 5:35pm — No Comments
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
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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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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.
Added by Brian Mahony on January 30, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments
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
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
I admit it. There are times I like to recline while I type on the laptop. I spend A LOT of time using the computer and managing my virtual life online, and while most of the time that means sitting at a desk, there are other times I am sitting in the family room or even lying on the couch, usually with a throw pillow being used as a platform. Variety is the spice of life I guess.
Added by Brian Mahony on March 25, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments
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.
Added by Brian Mahony on January 29, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Added by Michael Whalen on September 28, 2009 at 1:40pm — No Comments
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
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Like many of you, my Mom always taught me that if you couldn’t come up with something nice to say about someone, then you shouldn’t say anything at all. However in wrapping up our discussion about Internet TV and home video solutions, I couldn’t help but note how much clutter, garbage in fact, I saw at CES.
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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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.
Added by Michael Whalen on June 11, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments