Tag: hardware

Rock Band 2: Second Edition, Second Chances

Rock Band 2: Second Edition, Second Chances

I was very excited when the original Rock Band came out for the Xbox 360. Unfortunately, I was unlucky enough to get TWO sets of faulty drums. I wound up returning Rock Band for a refund. Fast forward a year. Rock Band 2 is due for release, and features some improvements to the game and […]

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Microsoft sent me a new Xbox 360 Elite

Microsoft sent me a new Xbox 360 Elite

Microsoft replaces my busted Xbox 360 Elite in a week, including time wasted on a shipping snafu.

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Nyko – Charge Station 360 for Xbox 360 review

Nyko – Charge Station 360 for Xbox 360 review

I just got into recycling pretty heavily this year, but I’ve been a “reduce and reuse” type of environmentalist for a long time. It’s funny seeing people at work talk about how green they are and then put four or five plastic 1L water bottles in the recycling bin every day. Anyway, I have been […]

Case Logic Shuttle reversible laptop sleeve review

Case Logic Shuttle reversible laptop sleeve review

I like to keep my gadgets protected, and my work laptop was no exception. Desperate for something orange and functional, I purchased the Case Logic Shuttle reversible neoprene laptop sleeve.

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FiOS speeds: how much is too much?

FiOS speeds: how much is too much?

To speed or not to speed: I contemplate upgrading my FiOS from 5/20Mbit to 20/50.

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Tethered Verizon Wireless EVDO data speeds

Tethered Verizon Wireless EVDO data speeds

I put my employer’s unsecured wireless access point up against Verizon’s EVDO wireless data network.

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Navigon 2100 GPS review

Navigon 2100 GPS review

The Navigon 2100 handheld GPS is sexy and packed full of features: too bad it fails as an accurate GPS device.

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Bad Omens

Bad Omens

It’s a good thing I don’t believe in omens. Otherwise I wouldn’t have shown up for my first day of work yesterday. Besides the natural sizes (full moon, torrential downpour), there were a few portents that almost kept me in bed. I also missed my alarm. I sat up bolt upright in bed, and had […]

Docferatu

Docferatu

It’s official — I spend too much time inside. My solar-powered watch died two days ago because I don’t go outside enough when the sun is out. I had to recharge it with my desk lamp. It was at medium storage capacity when I went to bed last night, I’ve charged it for another two […]

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Trick your Brother inkjet into working when an ink cartridge runs dry

Trick your Brother inkjet into working when an ink cartridge runs dry

I bought a Brother 5440 multifunction color printer scanner fax machine when I started working from home over three years ago. It was reasonably affordable, and my previous forays into inkjet printers explained why: the printer exists to get you to buy more ink cartridges. The 5440 didn’t come with fully-filled carts. I wasn’t insulted, […]

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