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  • Latest Firmware Update For PS3 Has Problems

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted June 19, 2013 at 10:48AM
    Sony has already pulled this firmware update from its site until they sort out the problem. This is why I usually wait a week or so before doing a firmware update. Read more about it here.
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    Swiss Picks

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted June 12, 2013 at 10:40PM
    Sometimes we get to do an in depth review of a product that requires tons of explanation. Other times we find that the product is so simple yet does exactly what it claims to do. Today I present the Swiss Pick. Not named for a country of birth but more for its resemblance to something that...
  • Looks like the smaller tablet market is about to really heat up. With Android based options, smaller iPads, and now a smaller surface pad. Read the article and let us know what you think.
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    Kobo Arc 16 GB Tablet

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted April 29, 2013 at 10:14AM
    A good friend of mine Chuck was an early adopter of the original Kindle Fire. After I played with it at work I bought one for my wife after carefully debating the Fire vs. iPad. Of course the iPad has gone through many changes since then but so did the Fire. I had thought it was definitely time...
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    Actiontec ScreenBeam Wireless Display Adapter

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted April 22, 2013 at 09:51AM
    Recently I reviewed an Actiontec device that allowed you to use the wiring in your home to broadcast your network. I found it a very clever solution for getting network access from one area of the house or office to another without running new cables. What if you wanted to show everyone in your...
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    Mpowerd Luci Solar Light

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted March 14, 2013 at 03:16PM
    Guess what the most practical device out of this last CES was? 'The little solar lantern with a big impact.' Think about this. Until millions were left without power after recent disasters how many were aware of the disproportionate amount of electrical power we have available to us? People in...
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    Obihai VoIP

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted March 5, 2013 at 10:15AM
    Obihai Technology just sent in a bunch of neat products to demonstrate their VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) technology. With VoIP a user can make phone calls to other users using data over the internet rather than through a conventional phone line. Why would anyone want to do this? Cost....
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    EnerPlex Surfr Solar Phone Chargers

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted March 3, 2013 at 10:38AM
    This last CES was a boon for us with great products to work with. Today we are going to look at one product that may be the most useful product of the entire show. EnerPlex was kind enough to send both an iPhone 4s and Samsung Galaxy S III Surfr for review. What's a Surfr? How about an external...
  • Sony to unveil new Playstation today

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted February 20, 2013 at 09:48AM
    Sony is unveiling the next generation Playstation today in New York. We should know by the end of the day what the specs for the new unit are (too many rumors) and see what the next gen of games could look like. Read the article here and we'll update once we have firm word on the specs.

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    Blue Mikey Digital Microphone

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted February 18, 2013 at 10:54AM
    Blue Microphones Tiki really blew me away a couple of weeks ago. Today I bring you the Blue Mikey which promises to make recording with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod a whole new experience. This time Blue sent in the Mikey Digital mic. The Mikey Digital is compatible with iPhones and iPads. For...
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    LifeProof iPhone cases

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted February 17, 2013 at 05:34PM
    LifeProof recently sent in two of their iPhone cases for evaluation. One for iPhone 4S and one for iPhone 5. Previously with my iPhone I've been using an Otter Box case. I liked that it had a rigid case that was surrounded by a soft rubber case. Sadly, after about of a year of use my Otter Box...
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    Addonics HDMU3 Mini HDD Duplicator Station

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted February 14, 2013 at 10:06AM
    Oleg came in contact with Addonics at this year's CES. When I Googleed Addonics I got Addonics: Making Data Storage Simple. To me that's a huge claim for any company to make. Why? We've seen so many types of removable media come and go and various formats that OEM manufacturers have adopted and...
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    Blue Tiki USB Microphone

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted February 10, 2013 at 03:14PM
    Blue Microphones just sent their in their Tiki USB microphone for testing. At first look I was kind of wondering what this interesting little mic could be used for. Then I started to read up on it and come to find out this tiny mic has noise cancelling technology, auto mutes for conference...
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    Mionix Ensis 320 Mousepad

    By Victor Oshiro, Quincy Oshiro | Posted February 5, 2013 at 08:28AM
    Recently we reviewed the Mionix 8200 Mouse. Mionix was kind enough to also send their Ensis 320 Mousepad at the same time. At first a mouse pad may seem like a throwback but after using this unit I was surprised how well it works with gaming and everyday work.

    Some History

    Lets set the way...
  • This easy hack adds wireless charging to Samsung Galaxy S3

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted February 3, 2013 at 06:16PM
    Here's a neat short article for adding wireless charging. Take note that in one photo the copper tape on the battery connectors looks dangerously close to each other - if you can't separate them more then add an insulator in between them. Once you close the case the tape could touch and short...
  • How to turn an old Kindle Fire into a Nexus 7 with Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean [video]

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted December 18, 2012 at 10:03AM
    I bet a lot of people are like me and have an original Kindle Fire (non HD version). This article shows how an Android software update can enable improved performance. Check it out here.
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    Hauppauge HD PVR2 Gaming Edition

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted December 1, 2012 at 07:00AM


    The Christmas shopping season always brings on a slew of new games. Halo4 is out an you’ll be sure to see many more games hitting the shelf to be put under Christmas trees. Of course every game has tips and tricks that go with it but how to publish these videos on YouTube?

    Hauppauge’s...

  • Google's Star Map

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted November 15, 2012 at 10:28AM
    Got a little time to burn and like to learn? Try out this star map created by Google. You can zoom in and out and rotate the view plane to learn more info on each cataloged star. 
  • Windows Phones Priced to Sell

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted November 7, 2012 at 10:05PM
    Wired has some good info on two upcoming Windows 8 phones for AT&T. Competition is always a good thing so lets see what comes of this for Android and iOS. Read it here
  • Meet Philips Hue!

    Posted October 29, 2012 at 08:35PM
    The electronics giant becomes the latest company to launch a web-enabled LED light bulb, capable of interacting with smartphones and tablets to automate lighting in the home using integrated wireless technology. Philips Hue will launch in Apple Stores from tomorrow, including a starter pack of...
  • Ballmer: Microsoft will make more gadgets like Surface

    Posted October 10, 2012 at 06:34PM
    Microsoft is undergoing a "significant shift" in the way it does business, moving away from software as its sole focus and toward making hardware, online services and apps work together seamlessly across multiple screens and gadgets. Microsoft's strategy shift comes at a critical time for the...
  • Logitech Unveils New Harmony Touch Universal Remote Control

    By Oleg Mitskaniouk | Posted October 4, 2012 at 12:22PM
    Logitech's line of Harmony universal remote controls are some of the most popular universal remotes out there. The Harmony line is notable for being easy to program rather than having to type in long numerical codes for devices. Logitech has announced a new addition to its Harmony line of...
  • The iPad Mini Will Be Less of Everything

    By Oleg Mitskaniouk, Victor Oshiro | Posted October 2, 2012 at 11:03AM
    Ukrainianiphone.com reports to have obtained parts for the upcoming iPad mini. The parts, labeled in the gallery above, according to the Russian-language website, were from a source who visited the factory in Asia. Notables include the plastic spacer bars, which Apple has traditionally used...
  • The Kindle Paperwhite Is A Reader’s Dream

    By Adel Khalaf | Posted October 1, 2012 at 04:41PM
    TechCrunch: The latest e-ink Kindle, the Paperwhite, is a beautiful device, plays catch-up, and arguably surpasses the Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight. The device is as small and compact as the previous Kindle and yet is more completely featureless. Like the Nook Simple Touch, Amazon has...
  • A Week With the iPhone 5

    Posted September 29, 2012 at 02:27PM
    Gizmodo: The iPhone hasn't been the only interesting or worthwhile phone for some time now—the Galaxy III and the Lumia 920 and the HTC One X all have a hint of glory—but there's no doubt it's the most venerable by a longshot. Apple's is the It Phone, and you or someone you know is going to...

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