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Pepcom 2009 Holiday Spectacular Recap

Thursday, I had the opportunity to check out this years Pepcom Holiday Spectacular press preview event. It was held in New York City at the Metropolitan Pavilion and featured numerous companies showing off their latest and greatest products. Companies ranged…

How Stuff Works: Ram

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,…

Windows Xp vs Vista vs 7

Windows is without a doubt the most popular operating system out there today. With the release of Windows 7 just around the corner I thought why not compare all three operating systems to each other. I’ve taken all three operating…

Second Life is Alive

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

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…

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

  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…

Big 4 Video Streaming for the iPhone

You have this really capable pocket computer in your, well… pocket, and it has a live data connection to the world at large. You’re also bored and want some entertainment. You have been scouring YouTube for the umpteenth time, but…

How to Use iPhone and X10 for Home Remote Control

With today’s technology it is becoming easier and easier to remain connected to our home computers. But what if we want to extend our reach from beyond the computer to actual control of our homes? Well, that, too, is becoming…

Cooking Games: Edutainment Vs. Entertainment

  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…

High Tech Coming to Car Audio

It would be an understatement to say that today’s vehicles are evolving into complex and technology laden works of electronic art, but one area that may get a huge boost in refinement soon – is in the ever present automobile…