May 3, 2011
Last November when the Kinect first launched, gamers were curious, yet a bit skeptical about it. Here was a device with incredible technological potential, and arguably the most impressive game that came out with it was a dance simulator.
Since then the Kinect has become a bona fide hit…
February 8, 2011
The next generation of Windows Home Server enables video streaming and transcoding operations, so we built a WHS system that can handle the load
[Editor’s Note: This story was originally written in November 2010 and published in our January 2011 issue….
January 26, 2011
The Holiday season is just recently past, and a lot of good boys and girls will have gotten a PC game, application, or iTunes gift card in their stockings this year. However, in order to enjoy your new software or media, you have to have enough hard dr…
January 19, 2011
Can we build a PC that’s quiet and cool without sacrificing performance—or spending a fortune?
Anyone can build a gaming PC. Seriously, it’s easy. Minus a few technological bits of know-how here and there, there’s really nothing that tough abou…
January 14, 2011
Congratulations! A loved one loves you back enough that they bought you a brand new fancy camera. Now what?
1. Pimp your camera
Unless they really love you, whoever dropped dime on your shooter probably didn’t load up on the accessories. F…
January 13, 2011
Your X-Mas wish came true! Santa wisely consulted one of our best-of-the-best lists and left you a shiny new smartphone under the tree. So, uh, now what? Here’s a step-by-step guide to getting that bad boy up and running.
Out of the bo…
January 13, 2011
Christmas victory! You’ve just obtained the final component for your ideal home theater set-up. Now it’s time to hook everything up and turn your living room into that badass entertainment zone you’ve always envisioned. We’ll guide you through the bas…
January 12, 2011
So, you’ve got a terabyte of media on your home PC—movies, music, TV shows, the works. On top of that, you like to watch streaming videos on the web and listen to Internet radio. Isn’t the future great? But how are you getting at all this media? …