Author Archive for Jeff

My Dress-Up – Nintendo DS Game

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When little girls play dress-up, they aren’t doing it for any real purpose. They aren’t hoping to get top marks from a fashion judge. They aren’t giving out wardrobe advice like tiny versions of What Not to Wear. They’re just…

Cocoon Grid-It Organizer

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Are you one of those people who carries some sort of briefcase, laptop or messenger bag? Do you just throw all your personal belongings, tech gadgets and other knick-knacks in there, letting them bounce around and be disorganized? Well friend,…

How Stuff Works: Computer Graphics Cards

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You know the words you’re reading right now? You’re seeing them thanks to your computer’s graphics card. The game you just played? Yeah, that was the graphics card too, big guy. Without your computer’s graphics card, your monitor is as…

How Stuff Works – Cell Phone Towers

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There is an object near you right now that is extremely technical. Maybe it’s in your pocket, or in a holster on your belt. Perhaps sitting on your desk, or in your purse. It could even be in your hand,…

Applesac 13” MacBook Sleeve by Colcasac

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One thing is for sure – my 13” white MacBook is scratched to death on the bottom. This is due partly to general use, but also to the fact it typically gets carried in a messenger bag designed to hold…

EASEUS Todo Backup 1.0

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These days, everyone knows you should back up your data on a regular basis. Our hard drives are becoming so big and the amount of data on them is nearly incomprehensible. To that end, when trouble occurs or our drives…

How Stuff Works: DVDs and DVD Players

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Nobody needs to be told about the impact that DVDs, and now Blu-Ray, have had on our home entertainment standards. It’s become all we know in regards to tangible home movie solutions, obliterating the VHS tape out of our lives…

How Stuff Works: Ram

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RAM is one component of a computer’s anatomy that most people are familiar with. Tell someone your computer is running slow, and they often reply “maybe you should add some RAM.” Whether they really know what that means or not,…

Hurry Up Hedgehog – Nintendo DS

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Hurry Up Hedgehog is not what you expect it to be when you hear the title. Naturally, you first think it’s a Sonic rip-off, given the “speediness” of the title. It’s easy to assume it might be some type of…

Challenge Me: Maths Workout – Nintendo DS

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Ahhh, logic games. The DS is full of them, and the bandwagon is led by strong offerings like Brain Age. As with any successful niche, other companies have been trying their hand at developing enjoyable edutainment. I recently took a…

Challenge Me: Brain Puzzles – Nintendo DS

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Puzzle games are one of those surprising genres that have seen mainstream success. There are dozens of great titles out there that challenge your brain, get you thinking, and digitally upgrade age-old puzzles that people used to do in activity…

Pirates: Duels on the High Seas – Nintendo DS

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Pirates: Duels on the High Seas is a top-down action game that puts you in command of a fancy 18th century pirate ship. Blasting your way through the waterways, fighting Navy forces and other pirates, you command your ship in…

Second Life is Alive

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For me, and for millions of others, Second Life has always been about tapping possibility. Without the offerings of creative every day folks, the world would be entirely empty. It brings about the best in the average person that wants…

Second Life is Dead

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People view Second Life in a lot of different ways. Its function can be defined differently for every one of its residents. For some, the early web 2.0 startup is nothing more than an advanced video game, offering an open…

MusicSkins for 13” MacBook Laptops

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My laptop is cooler than your laptop. Sure, we both have 13” laptop computers. Sure, mine is pretty worn out, has paint fading and a chunk is missing here and there. But mine is no longer pure white, no longer…

You’re All a Bunch of Fat, Depressed Gamer Bums

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  Researchers’ diving into the correlations between video games and negative human conditions is nothing new. For over a decade, we’ve been reading about the mental effects that violence and subjective opinions of inappropriateness found in game content have on…

Cooking Games: Edutainment Vs. Entertainment

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  A week or so ago we took a look at Wii Fit and other exercise games, examining whether or not they truly provide enough of a workout to do any good for the user. While fitness exergaming has become…

Callpod Keeper Desktop

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At my last office job, I worked for a fellow with a rather forgetful memory when it came to passwords and logins. Despite most of them being the exact same, he could never remember his credentials to anything – ever.…

Are Wii Fit Yet?

Lately, the gaming industry has been overloaded with various simulators. Music games, dance games, cooking games, even dog training games; the titles keep coming and sales figures show little sign of a poor economy. Despite being little like the real…

Divoom Launches Airbeat-10 Bluetooth Speaker for the Shower and Biking

Divoom Launches Airbeat-10 Bluetooth Speaker for t…

Kristofer Brozio
Well here’s what I thought was an odd combination, a Bluetooth speaker that can go from the shower t…
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4 days agoDivoom Launches Airbeat-10 Bluetooth Speaker for t…
FTC Says AT&T Has Misled Consumers with 'Unlimited' Data Promises

FTC Says AT&T Has Misled Consumers with ‘Unlim…

Kristofer Brozio
Wow, so they’re just realizing this now after how many years that AT&T has been throttling us?&n…
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3 days agoFTC Says AT&T Has Misled Consumers with ‘Unlim…
Turtle Beach Stealth 500X Fully Wireless Gaming Headset for the Xbox One Now Shipping

Turtle Beach Stealth 500X Fully Wireless Gaming He…

Kristofer Brozio
Turtle Beach has just announced the Stealth 500X which is the first fully wireless headset for the X…
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4 days agoTurtle Beach Stealth 500X Fully Wireless Gaming He…
Boreas Announces Echo and Monterey Waterproof Series Bags

Boreas Announces Echo and Monterey Waterproof Seri…

Kristofer Brozio
I’ve always had a thing for good bags, maybe it’s because most of my life I carried a back pack arou…
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2 days agoBoreas Announces Echo and Monterey Waterproof Seri…
WWE 2K15 Now Available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360

WWE 2K15 Now Available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 3…

Kristofer Brozio
I didn’t think wrestling was still popular, then again I just don’t pay attention to that stuff anym…
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2 days agoWWE 2K15 Now Available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 3…