entries from Gadgets and Hardware

Convinent Doohickies with minor headaches

I’ve been starting to use my trusty Blackjack as my main music player. It may not be as great as an iPhone, but it works and is always on me. When my Zen Micro started to die on me earlier…

mon, sep 28, 2009 | Gadgets and Hardware
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Fixing a broken key

I got a new notebook. I decided to pick up the HP Pavillion tx2500 convertible notebook. I was looking at some netbooks including an Asus EePC or the HP MiniNote. But there was a pretty good deal on the tx2500…

wed, sep 17, 2008 | Gadgets and Hardware
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The sad state of Windows Mobile

Kate and I recently upgraded our phones. This is the second time around that we get identical phones (well, almost identical, mine is red). We ended up getting the Samsung Blackjack after an afternoon of going to all the cellular…

mon, jul 28, 2008 | Gadgets and Hardware
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Unbox on Tivo

I just read on ArsTecnica that the Amazon.com UInbox video download service will finally be making it’s way to all series2 and series3 tivos. I’m sitting on the fence about it. I’ve yet to try out any movie download service…

thu, mar 8, 2007 | Gadgets and Hardware
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Portable Hard Drives: Nintendo Style!

I think I’m going to add this to the list of computer mods/projects I would like to do: like a NES PC. The Nintendo Portable Drive - or as its creators call it: The Zelda Drive 1.0. Now… If…

thu, mar 30, 2006 | Gadgets and Hardware , Nintendo
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Too Fast

I can’t believe I’ve been through at least 6 major graphics card launches since I started working at Alienware. Today, was another one of those special days, and the web team back at Alienware World HQ got a little…

thu, mar 9, 2006 | Alienware , Gadgets and Hardware
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Setting Up a Server… In 50 Easy Steps

I spent a good deal last Saturday setting up my personal webserver, the one which was hosting this website dutifully for over 2 years before I started using Adelphia Cable internet with its drachonian EULA. I was setting up the…

mon, mar 6, 2006 | Development , Gadgets and Hardware , Software
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Color is Good

I noticed this awsome looking piece of hardware as a link on The Tech Report. While it may be a complete photoshop job that doesn’t mean it doesn’t look Bad Ass - or BA as Dane Cook would say. And…

mon, feb 27, 2006 | Gadgets and Hardware
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Microsoft finishes debate. New motherboard = new computer.

I remember back in high school when I started making, and upgrading and swapping parts in and out of computers a friend of mine asked me what crucial part was it that finally made the computer a “new” computer. Well,…

tue, feb 21, 2006 | Gadgets and Hardware
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Intel Set Free? Please!

I have a serious issue with Apple’s new commercial/advertising campaign. It’s a complete lie! How can they claim that only now has intel processors be set free? They’ve been free all this time. Free to be put in any…

wed, jan 25, 2006 | Gadgets and Hardware
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They have arrived!

After much waiting, Alienware has finally released the long waited reinforcements to their notebook lineup. It was really hectic today at work while we tried to luanch these notebooks. It’s been over a month of work of designers, product…

mon, oct 31, 2005 | Alienware , Gadgets and Hardware
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Reinforcements are coming!

I’m really excited about something that Alienware will be releasing soon. In less then 18 days the whole world will get to see Alienware’s new Laptops. Yes, I said laptops. Four new laptops to satisfy everyone’s needs. From the ultra…

thu, oct 6, 2005 | Alienware , Gadgets and Hardware
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Graphics Update

I finally got a chance to upgrade a part of my computer. Newegg had a really good deal on an XFX GeForce 6800 128MB. I actually got it last monday, but didn’t install it untill Wednesday. I think I…

mon, aug 22, 2005 | Gadgets and Hardware
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Bad Memory?!

I’ve been having some problems with my computer for the past month. The main one being that I can’t seem to run it at full speed. I’ve only been able to run my Athlon XP 2500+ at 1400MHz instead…

sun, aug 7, 2005 | Gadgets and Hardware
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New Radical Designs from Alienware

Or so the title would read on the press release if it was up to me to come up with the titles. But I only put the stuff on the web and I can safely say that today Alienware…

tue, jul 19, 2005 | Alienware , Gadgets and Hardware
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May Rolls Around

I’m not particularly excited that it’s May already. Back in High School I probably would have been somewhat exstatic about the prospect of Summer Vacation even if there were no good movies out. I’m not exactly sure if I should…

mon, may 2, 2005 | Alienware , Gadgets and Hardware
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IS the Mac really cheaper?

Why is it that every time someone tries to write an article the claims to be free of bias and that really tries to see if indeed Intel based machines are cheaper then any machine Apple makes, it always fails…

tue, apr 26, 2005 | Gadgets and Hardware
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To Dual or Not?

This past Monday Intel revealed to the world the Pentium Extreme Edition. Acutally, I think my what suprised me more out of anything else is that this is Intel’s first desktop Pentium release not called "Pentium 4". That’s right, it…

wed, apr 20, 2005 | Gadgets and Hardware
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My employer on the news

Recently Alienware announced a co-development agreement with Kyocera. This happened just a couple of days ago. I was actually a little interested to see what would come up from this agreement. It turns out I didn’t have to wait that…

mon, mar 14, 2005 | Gadgets and Hardware
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Ubuntu!!!!

A couple of weeks ago I was finally able to get an 802.11b AP! For those of you that don’t know much about technology, that’s a base station that allows for a wireless network. With that, I could finally roam…

thu, feb 17, 2005 | Gadgets and Hardware
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New Network Toy

Three years ago we got what I thought was the coolest copier ever - at the time. It was a new all digital Kyocera Mita Copier/Printer. I was impressed. Seriously, it was the first time I had seen such fine…

thu, sep 16, 2004 | Cool IT Stuff , Gadgets and Hardware
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Too cool

This is a project I’m actually thinking of doing within the next six months: I think the picture says it all. It’s very sweet. On the nintendo side of things, Classic Nintendo running windows is pretty cool too. Of course,…

fri, sep 10, 2004 | Gadgets and Hardware
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AeroCool System

There I was, with a new motherboard and a computer that looked like it was running again, except every so often it crashed in a BSOD (blue screen of death). It was very frustrating. But I had seen this before,…

sun, may 23, 2004 | Gadgets and Hardware
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I Just Don’t Care

It’s hard to imagine for me, a self proclaimed computer geek, that I just don’t care. Specially when it comes to video cards. Theres always someone out there trying to show how this is better then that or why we…

tue, may 18, 2004 | Gadgets and Hardware
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I Give Up!

I just don’t care anymore. I’m still getting the 0x50 errors. Randomly. At Windows Install. Trying to play games. Updating. I think my processor is too hot. Fix: Buy a new Heatsink. In the mean time, I’m going to slow…

wed, may 12, 2004 | Gadgets and Hardware
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I Hate Computers

Actually, I hate my computer - though perhaps I shoulnd’t say that as it might hear me and refuse to work properly ever again. Last night I decided to install windows again. I’t’s nice to know that my desktop is…

tue, may 11, 2004 | Gadgets and Hardware
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0x00000005

Well, it’s not all peachy in new motherboard land. I found a problem, and its name: 0x00000005 - page fault in non paged area. Great. It’s really only happening when I try to start up any game - like playonline,…

mon, may 10, 2004 | Gadgets and Hardware
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On Fileservers

I was finally able to bring to fruition a project/dream I’ve had for a long while. Yesterday I built my fileserver. The only thing that was keeping me from reaching my goal was the lack of two big hard drives….

mon, apr 19, 2004 | Gadgets and Hardware
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The Numbers Come Out

Just last night I was talking about how it was nice to see Intel move to a product numbering system and when I wake up today AnandTech has the numbering system that Intel is going to adopt. Not to knock…

tue, mar 30, 2004 | Gadgets and Hardware
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Hell Freezing Over

Though not quite as big as when Steve Jobs said Hell froze over just because iTunes got ported over to Windows, it’s still pretty big news. Not that it’s rather new news, it’s actually somewhat old. I’m not sure if…

mon, mar 29, 2004 | Gadgets and Hardware
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I’m an ass, so I’m going to say it

I don’t want to paint the picture that the writer of this article doesn’t know his stuff. It’s clear that when it comes to RAID he has a good grasp of the subject, probably a better grasp then mine. However,…

mon, feb 23, 2004 | Gadgets and Hardware
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