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An Unofficial History of The Unboxing

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Gadget pron, gadget porn, unboxing, unpacking, uncrate, it’s been called many things, but it’s The Unboxing. Why is it that we love to unbox our gadgets, what is it that excites us so much about unboxing a new gadget or…

How Stuff Works: LCD TVs

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Half the people I encounter don’t know what LCD stands for, and even less really know what’s going on inside that rectangle they spend hours peering at every day. With the rise of HDTV, Blu-Ray, hi-def gaming and the digital…

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: 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,…

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…

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…

50 Ways Skype Can Connect You with the World

With every technological innovation, the world has another opportunity to become more close-knit. With Skype, this opportunity is more apparent than any invention since the telephone. The latest edition, Skype 4, recently became available with new features. It’s uses are…