Article | 22/10/2009
DirectX 11 in a nutshell
The wait is over -- Microsoft’s latest API (application programming interface), DirectX 11, has arrived on both Vista and Windows 7. With it comes a h...
Article | 30/09/2009
Where's USB 3.0?
It seems as if we've been writing about USB 3.0 forever, but it has really been only about two years since Intel and other parties formed a promotiona...
Article | 8/09/2009
Intel's new Core i7 and Core i5 processors explained
Intel's two new Core i7 CPUs (860 and 870) are mid-range counterparts to its top-of-the-line Core i7 900-series chips, and initial tests (using Intel'...
Article | 6/08/2009
A brief history of geeks
No so long ago, the computer geek was confined to the back rooms and basements of companies everywhere.
Article | 31/07/2009
Best tech bargains of the week
Pick up some great gear for bargain prices
Article | 25/07/2009
One set top box (DVR) to rule them all?
The Pitch: Our ultimate set-top box/high-def DVR is a home theater PC that's quiet and turns on in seconds. (That's not an impossible dream either: Mi...
Article | 30/06/2009
Intel's X25-E SSD runs circles around rivals
There's something special about installing what is arguably one of the fastest, most sophisticated solid-state disk (SSD) drives in your average Dell ...
Article | 22/06/2009
Long live the mouse!
Innovations in voice and speech technologies may make the mouse obsolete, but we've seen plenty of innovations in the way we use our hand to provide i...
Article | 19/06/2009
Gigabyte Open Overclocking Champions 2009
Last week, Gigabyte held its Open Overclocking Championship (GO OC) in Taipei, Taiwan. The world's best overclockers battled it out during a grueling...
Article | 18/06/2009
Coordinated Malware Resists Eradication
How do you make a terrible thing even worse? If you're a crook who operates a botnet -- an often-expansive network of malware-infected PCs -- you link...
Article | 10/06/2009
World's most outrageous PC cases
Without a doubt, the desktop PC is falling out of favor as the world gravitates to equally powerful laptops and ultraportables. But some people out th...
Article | 9/06/2009
Remove Sensitive Data Before You Sell an Old PC
Anyone with a cheap data recovery program can recover your recently deleted files — even if you've emptied the recycle bin. They can also get fi...
Article | 4/06/2009
The world's weirdest mice
A mouse is such a simple device that not even the worst inventor could screw it up, right? Wrong! We'll give you 13 examples.
Article | 30/05/2009
Protect yourself from ambulatory gadget fixation syndrome
"Hey. Hey. Hey! hey! hey! Look up. Look up. Look up." That's me walking to work on a busy city street, about to get into a head-on with someone whose ...
Article | 16/05/2009
Willful technological ignorance
"When ignorance gets started it knows no bounds" -- Will Rogers
Article | 14/05/2009
Stylish Mice: A Gallery of Bling Input Devices
But are you giving your mouse any attention? Or is it just standard issue beige or black?
Article | 15/04/2009
'How to Build a PC,' the Interactive Geek Tech Video!
Building a PC isn't always something that you can learn from an instruction manual, or even a comprehensive article. Sometime, you just need to see w...
Article | 19/03/2009
The world's weirdest keyboards!
Keyboards without keys, a vertical keyboard with mirrors on the side so you can see your fingers, and keyboards on which you type on the back: Get rea...
Article | 27/11/2008
Seven classic PC symptoms
As a small-business person, you might bemoan the fact you don't have 24/7 IT support like your larger-scale competitors. Don't panic. You can solve ma...
Article | 25/09/2008
Intel, AMD multicore chip sales may be slowed by software
Trying to boost the IT capabilities at his digital forensics company, Brian Dykstra invested in a quad-core processor-based server. After all, he figu...