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  • An answer to the U.S. Apple manufacturing conundrum?

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted December 6, 2012 at 10:24AM
    Recently we posted a news story that showed some Mac products are stamped 'Assembled in U.S.A.' Looks like these units may have been early production units from an undisclosed U.S. assembly facility. Read the article here. Great news for domestic labor as well as Apple. Not a lot of good news...
  • Windows Users Jumping Ship to Apple: Survey

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted December 4, 2012 at 11:09AM
    Not to jump on the anti-Microsoft ship but Windows 8 is a huge disappointment. I bought a laptop with it and have found it to be frustrating and a huge step back. The OS is geared for touchscreens but as most upgrade purchases of the OS won't have that it seems like Microsoft really missed the...
  • Steve Ballmer's Nightmare Is Coming True

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted December 4, 2012 at 09:03AM
    This article points out Microsoft's failings lately but it seems a little gloomier than I'd paint the situation. MS still dominates the business OS and office software world which is a huge market. Read the article here and let us know what you think.
  • What’s Up With Whatsapp? Facebook Might Want To Buy It, That’s What

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted December 3, 2012 at 11:50AM

    Whatsapp, the multiplatform mobile messaging app that has been one of the runaway success stories for ad-free, paid services, has been in talks to be acquired by Facebook, according to sources close to the matter. We’re still digging around on potential price and other details about how...

  • Is there some secret iMac assembly plant in the US?

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted December 3, 2012 at 11:47AM
    From iFixit’s ritual iMac dismemberment yesterday, we learn that the particular 21.5-inch iMac they bought says it was "Assembled in USA”. The moniker isn’t new—we’ve seen it since at least a few iMac models back on the packaging. But as far as we can tell, "Assembled in USA”...
  • Satisfy your inner geek

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted December 3, 2012 at 11:43AM
    No idea what to get that geek on your holiday shopping list? Here's some interesting ideas - some are really out there but all are stuff your tech-head definately doesn't have. Check it out here
  • Poker controls for the online gamer

    Posted December 3, 2012 at 11:37AM
    Playing online poker games is a favourite pastime for many people across the globe. And for good reason. You get to play against top players who you don't know personally, and would likely never meet without the internet. Online poker games help you assess your skills, and improve them from...
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    Hauppauge HD PVR2 Gaming Edition

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted December 1, 2012 at 07:00AM


    The Christmas shopping season always brings on a slew of new games. Halo4 is out an you’ll be sure to see many more games hitting the shelf to be put under Christmas trees. Of course every game has tips and tricks that go with it but how to publish these videos on YouTube?

    Hauppauge’s...

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    Seagate Momentus XT 750GB Harddrive

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted November 30, 2012 at 11:13AM

    The biggest bottleneck in any system is the HD. There, I said it. Although CPU manufacturers want you to invest in multi processor setups and memory manufacturers want you to buy the latest memory product, often the biggest improvement in every day system performance can be had by installing a...

  • The Xbox 720 Is Coming Sooner Than Anyone Anticipated

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted November 30, 2012 at 10:38AM
    Looks like we'll all have to wait another year for the 720. The article has some tentative specs but hopefully we'll see a summer release if Microsoft keeps having its current problems. 
  • Upstream supply chain sees Surface RT orders cut by half

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted November 29, 2012 at 10:32AM
    Looks like the Surface tablet from Microsoft isn't what consumers want. Windows RT looks like its going to be a viable platform but thus far the hardware isn't selling itself. I use a lot of touch screens at work and I actually prefer a mouse - something MS probably didn't consider. Digitimes...
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    Dayton Audio DTA-1 30 watt Amplifier

    By Adel Khalaf | Posted November 27, 2012 at 12:14PM

    Dayton Audio was kind enough to provide us with this test unit just as I had a need for it. I recently upgraded my guitar amplifier to a 33 watt tube amplifier that has several modifications to it. Previously I had used a Line 6 amp with a 1/8 plug in to hook up my IPod. I could play music...

  • iTunes 11 Coming in 'Next Few Days'?

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted November 22, 2012 at 09:14PM
    I guess I'm not the only person who was having iTunes 10 crashing all the time. Good news, if its true, is that a major upgrade is around the corner. Check it out here
  • New Apple iPhone 5 case with built in battery

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted November 18, 2012 at 06:27PM
    Unfortunately there is no photo to go with this article but anyone with an iPhone knows how bad the battery life is. Read the article here. Apple is always slow to allow third party accessories so anyone with an iPhone 5 might be on the lookout for this. 
  • Google's Star Map

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted November 15, 2012 at 10:28AM
    Got a little time to burn and like to learn? Try out this star map created by Google. You can zoom in and out and rotate the view plane to learn more info on each cataloged star. 
  • 5 Days till Release of Nintendo's "Wii U"

    By Quincy Oshiro | Posted November 13, 2012 at 12:51PM
    Only 5 days till Nintendo's big release of the "Wii U", The next generation of its predecessor the "Wii". The only question is, "How will sales add up this holiday season?"
    The article can be found here.
  • Black Ops II Big Release!

    By Quincy Oshiro | Posted November 12, 2012 at 04:14PM
    Call Of Duty Black Ops II director is promising for a bigger release this evening that is even bigger then the first game, which raked in $1 Billion dollars in 16 days. Thats a billion with a B one day sooner than Avatar the movie did. 
    The story can be found here
  • 5 big changes coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops II

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted November 10, 2012 at 01:46PM
    We're three days away from the latest Call of Duty game. Its that time again when it rains happiness for gamers! Here's a quick writeup that covers the changes to the new game that take it in a very different direction. You'll find it here.
  • Windows Phones Priced to Sell

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted November 7, 2012 at 10:05PM
    Wired has some good info on two upcoming Windows 8 phones for AT&T. Competition is always a good thing so lets see what comes of this for Android and iOS. Read it here
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    New Studio delivers Halo 4 impressively

    By Quincy Oshiro | Posted November 7, 2012 at 10:26AM

    There were mixed feelings when Bungie sold the Halo franchise to Microsoft’s 343 Studio. Master Chief and the Halo series have been staples of the Xbox system since the beginning. Imagine Nintendo selling off Mario and Luigi and you can see why so many gamers were surprised with this sale....

  • Windows 8 basics: Tips, tricks, and cures

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted November 3, 2012 at 11:40AM
    Ars has a nice writeup on tricks and fixes they've found in Win 8. Lots of interesting stuff in this one to help everyone banging their head against their touch screens. You'll find the article here
  • First iPad mini teardown reveals Samsung display

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted November 2, 2012 at 10:37PM
    Kind of funny that the first day a product hits the shelves people are already tearing these things apart but in the ultra competitive business world there is a lot of info to glean during these teardowns. Here is one for your reading pleasure.
  • Return of the Master: Halo 4 a hit with critics

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted November 2, 2012 at 10:24AM
    Seems that the pre-release reviews are very good for Halo 4. I know I will be picking up my copy and I probably won't see my sons for a week but its good to know that at least they'll be spending their time on a well made game. Read the article here
  • Could the Computer Age Have Begun in Victorian England?

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted October 31, 2012 at 11:28AM
    I was always taught that Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine was the first computer. Its a shame that none of his designs came to full fruition but this article explores what could have been had Babbage's designs been completed. Check it out here
  • Building Titan: The ‘world’s fastest’ supercomputer

    By Adel Khalaf | Posted October 29, 2012 at 08:37PM
    Titan is expected to become the world's most powerful supercomputer when it comes fully online at the US Oak Ridge National Laboratory, near Tennessee, in late 2012 or early 2013. But on this afternoon in mid-October, Titan isn't technically Titan yet. It's still a less-powerful supercomputer...

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