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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
  • 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...
  • Meet Philips Hue!

    Posted October 29, 2012 at 08:35PM
    The electronics giant becomes the latest company to launch a web-enabled LED light bulb, capable of interacting with smartphones and tablets to automate lighting in the home using integrated wireless technology. Philips Hue will launch in Apple Stores from tomorrow, including a starter pack of...
  • iOS VP Scott Forstall and head of retail John Browett leaving Apple

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted October 29, 2012 at 08:31PM
    Apple has just announced a major executive shake-up: Senior VP of iOS software Scott Forstall is leaving Apple at the end of the year — he'll be serving in an advisory role to CEO Tim Cook until his departure. Additional executive changes include the departure of retail head John Browett, with...
  • Microsoft launches Windows 8

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted October 25, 2012 at 07:35PM
    Today was the official launch date for the biggest change to Microsoft's OS in years. This new OS is supposed to be revolutionary instead of evolutionary. Talk amonsgt yourselvess:
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    Vox AC30 Hand Wired Head

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted October 25, 2012 at 10:24AM
    We're always trying to expand our coverage and it goes with audio we like to do more than computer audio. Home audio as well as audio reproduction have been added along our way. In that vein, here is our first guitar amplifier review. Vox is a company famous for its roots in the '60's with bands...
  • One more Washington agency drops BlackBerry

    By Adel Khalaf | Posted October 23, 2012 at 09:32PM
    U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the latest federal agency to drop BlackBerry smart phones for its employees, adding to the woes of maker Research in Motion. BlackBerry still remains the smart phone of choice for Capitol Hill, but cracks are appearing in RIM's stronghold among...
  • Windows 8 review

    By Adel Khalaf | Posted October 23, 2012 at 09:26PM
    Windows 8 is a rebirth, a "reimagining" of Windows and the entire Microsoft brand. It's also the single riskiest project that Microsoft has ever embarked upon — a bet from Redmond that users can adapt to a new way of computing. With mobile alternatives from Google and Apple eating into...
  • Apple debuts iPad mini

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted October 23, 2012 at 09:23PM
    The new Apple-branded tablet boasts a 1,024-by-768-pixel resolution, like the previous-generation 9.7-inch iPad models, but it has a 7.2mm-thick aluminum shell that is 53 percent lighter and 23 percent thinner. The iPad mini also has a dual-core Apple A5 processor, a 5-megapixel iSight...
  • Windows 8 too confusing?

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted October 22, 2012 at 06:30PM

    Windows 8 is a radical departure for anyone who has used Windows in the past two decades. The new interface is designed primarily for touch-screens. And based on some anecdotal responses from those who have tried it — professional reviewers and normal people alike — it's not exactly love...

  • Federal agency to switch to iPhone, drop BlackBerry

    By Oleg Mitskaniouk | Posted October 22, 2012 at 06:27PM
    The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) said it will end its contract with BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd in favor of Apple Inc's iPhone, dealing a new blow to RIM just months before it launches a vital new device.  The agency said in a solicitation document...
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    Azza Genesis 9000 Series Case

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted October 20, 2012 at 05:48PM
    Azza doesn't build ordinary. How unordinary are some of their products? Today we have the pleasure of looking at a serious case. Would a case able to hold two power supplies or have nine full size bays interest you? What if you could mount your motherboard upside down to best take advantage of a...
  • Foxconn says iPhone 5 is 'the most difficult device' it's ever assembled

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted October 17, 2012 at 05:45PM

    An official with Foxconn has explained that Apple's new iPhone 5 is the most difficult device the company has ever had to assemble, leading to constraints in production. Workers have indicated that the soft metal shell of the iPhone 5 is prone to scratches in all phases of assembly, which...
  • Google CEO Larry Page Returns to Spotlight With Voice Intact

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted October 17, 2012 at 05:38PM
    Ending months of speculation regarding his absence from the spotlight, Google CEO Larry Page appeared on stage yesterday to sit for an interview at the company's annual Zeitgeist conference. Conducted by former CNN anchor Campbell Brown, the interview (below) covered a number of areas of...
  • Why Google and Amazon could end up cooking their own chips

    By Oleg Mitskaniouk, Victor Oshiro | Posted October 16, 2012 at 05:40PM
    Open ... and Shut It used to be that the ante for being a serious player in the technology game was your own data centre. Or several. On this basis, Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft and very few others have constructed hugely expensive data centres that centre much of the web's activity on...
  • Apple announces special event for Oct. 23

    By Victor Oshiro, Adel Khalaf | Posted October 16, 2012 at 05:32PM
    Apple on Tuesday announced a special event to be held on October 23, 2012 in San Jose. The event is scheduled to take place at 10:00 am PT. Unlike other recent events that have been held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Apple will hold this event at the California Theatre...
  • Here comes Microsoft's Xbox Music service

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted October 16, 2012 at 10:16AM
    The XBox gets a music service today. At first this doesn't sound like much until you realize they plan to get into streaming music, song purchases and will be available on iOS and Android. It will eventually be available on devices running Apple's iOS and Google's Android operating systems.

  • Why modern maps put everyone at the centre of the world

    By Victor Oshiro, Adel Khalaf | Posted October 13, 2012 at 05:04PM

    Got truly and outstandingly lost recently? Enjoy the feeling while you can, for it's becoming an increasingly difficult task. As a curious race we have always liked to know where we are, but it is now almost impossible not to know - our phones, computers and sat navs keep us continually...

  • Why is solid-state storage so flimsy?

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted October 13, 2012 at 05:00PM
    I’m worried that I under-specified the hard drive in my new notebook. At half a terabyte, it's not much. The problem is that it's all I could afford: this is SSD storage we're talking about here. If I’d asked for any more, the upgraded spec would have cost almost as much as the notebook in...
  • Microsoft Investigating Halo 4 Leak

    By Adel Khalaf | Posted October 13, 2012 at 01:08PM

    We don't know yet if the full campaign of Halo 4 has leaked to the Internet. Microsoft still isn't commenting directly on reports that some users may have access to the game ahead of its November 6 launch. Numerous Xbox Live profiles seen on several gaming forums have shown users playing Halo...

  • Switching power supplies, or i'm never turning my PC again

    By William "Bill" Yaple | Posted October 13, 2012 at 10:19AM

    Remember the TV ad that went something like, "The worst thing you can do is start your car"? Every time you push your computer's power button, something akin to starting your car takes place. In the case of the combustion engine, cold, thick oil sitting at the bottom of the drain pan can't...

  • The iPhone 5′s launch was so massive that it boosted the air cargo industry

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted October 10, 2012 at 06:43PM
    Overall, expectations are cautiously optimistic, with mostly activity flat or expanding modestly. However, the idea that the iPhone 5 launch (and that’s really what we’re talking about here, although other tech toys contributed) could boost air shippers like FedEx and UPS is fairly notable:...

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