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    Userful MultiPlatform Virtual Desktop

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted October 26, 2014 at 11:29AM
    Often when dealing with networking products we look at small office solutions or home networking needs. What if you need to network a medium to large office or an educational environment? What if your business is a call center or other data heavy environment? That's a lot of computers, cabling,...
  • Improve your wifi speed

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted October 24, 2014 at 10:15AM
    I came across an article to improve your wifi performance. Lot of good tips here and we've reviewed some of the products mentioned in the article. It can be found here.
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    Actiontec Pwr51w Wireless Network Extender

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted April 15, 2014 at 09:46AM
    Not too long ago I reviewed a wireless network extender from TP-Link. What was noticeable with that device is that the further the extender got from the base signal the poorer a job it did rebroadcasting the wireless signal. In essence, you have to be close enough to get wireless to be able to...
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    TP-Link 300Mbps Range Extender

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted November 6, 2013 at 06:09AM
    I've been lucky in my new home not to have WiFi dead spots. This doesn't mean I don't have any, just that in the places I use WiFi the most I'm not in a dead spot. My old home had a lot of them. I'm not sure if it is due to the construction of that home (the new home is also wood frame, sheet...
  • Pedalboards and Organizing Pedals

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted August 28, 2013 at 10:05AM
    As we continue our addition of musical audio equipment with our normal tech articles and game reviews it came to me that perhaps a quick tutorial on pedalboards and organizing pedals was needed (clever title eh?). This article isn't going to cover preamp equipment which generally is rack mounted...
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    Mionix Naos 8200

    By Quincy Oshiro | Posted January 29, 2013 at 10:55AM
    Gamers are always looking for an advantage. Optical mice were the first products to give us a leg up over the guys with regular mice. Since then more and more improvements have been made to mice. Ladies and gentleman, I present to you the Mionix Naos 8200!

    First Impressions and Game...
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    Actiontec Powerline Network Adapter Kit

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted January 28, 2013 at 10:47AM

    I just ran into a little situation with my home network. In my older home I can't get good wireless performance throughout the home. Luckily, Actiontec just sent in their Powerline Network Adapter Kit. I know most people are wondering why anyone would need this. I’m going to point out some...

  • Why it’s time to upgrade your wireless router

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted January 18, 2013 at 10:15AM
    A quick read why its probably a good time to look into upgrading your wireless network. It can be found here.
  • Lenovo's New Coffee Table Computer Is One Big Gigantic iPad

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted January 7, 2013 at 12:19PM
    The title of this article is a little deceiving as this unit runs Windows 8 and a new OS called Aura (anyone know if this is Android based?). We'll get more details as CES continues since Oleg is there this week. I have to go back to work so I won't get one of these in a swag bag - just kidding...
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    Monoprice 7.1 Gaming Headset

    By Victor Oshiro, Quincy Oshiro | Posted January 5, 2013 at 02:42PM

    Monoprice just sent in their Dolby Digital Amplified Gaming Headset. Wow – that’s a mouthful. Most gamers are using headsets to chat during gaming with their teammates. This headset offers much more than that. Imagine all the sound coming from a headset that also lets you communicate...

  • 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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    Seagate Momentus XT 750GB Harddrive

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted November 30, 2012 at 11:13AM

    The biggest bottleneck in any system is the HD. There, I said it. Although CPU manufacturers want you to invest in multi processor setups and memory manufacturers want you to buy the latest memory product, often the biggest improvement in every day system performance can be had by installing a...

  • Building Titan: The ‘world’s fastest’ supercomputer

    By Adel Khalaf | Posted October 29, 2012 at 08:37PM
    Titan is expected to become the world's most powerful supercomputer when it comes fully online at the US Oak Ridge National Laboratory, near Tennessee, in late 2012 or early 2013. But on this afternoon in mid-October, Titan isn't technically Titan yet. It's still a less-powerful supercomputer...
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    Azza Genesis 9000 Series Case

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted October 20, 2012 at 05:48PM
    Azza doesn't build ordinary. How unordinary are some of their products? Today we have the pleasure of looking at a serious case. Would a case able to hold two power supplies or have nine full size bays interest you? What if you could mount your motherboard upside down to best take advantage of a...
  • Why Google and Amazon could end up cooking their own chips

    By Oleg Mitskaniouk, Victor Oshiro | Posted October 16, 2012 at 05:40PM
    Open ... and Shut It used to be that the ante for being a serious player in the technology game was your own data centre. Or several. On this basis, Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft and very few others have constructed hugely expensive data centres that centre much of the web's activity on...
  • Why is solid-state storage so flimsy?

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted October 13, 2012 at 05:00PM
    I’m worried that I under-specified the hard drive in my new notebook. At half a terabyte, it's not much. The problem is that it's all I could afford: this is SSD storage we're talking about here. If I’d asked for any more, the upgraded spec would have cost almost as much as the notebook in...
  • Switching power supplies, or i'm never turning my PC again

    By William "Bill" Yaple | Posted October 13, 2012 at 10:19AM

    Remember the TV ad that went something like, "The worst thing you can do is start your car"? Every time you push your computer's power button, something akin to starting your car takes place. In the case of the combustion engine, cold, thick oil sitting at the bottom of the drain pan can't...

  • AMD Trinity APU overclocked at 7.3 GHz

    By Adel Khalaf | Posted October 6, 2012 at 01:36PM
    AMD's Trinity APUs have only been in the wild for a few days, but some have already taken on the challenge of pushing the new desktop silicon to its limits. By giving the A10-5800K model 1.956 volts, disabling two of its cores and cooling it with liquid nitrogen, overclockers were able to push...
  • 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...
  • Audio Reproduction Systems

    By William "Bill" Yaple | Posted September 30, 2012 at 12:35AM

    Ever wanted to know all about audio reproduction, but were afraid to ask? Do Watts and SPL sound like terms normal people would never use in public? You're in luck! The head audio geek at TargetPC, or Bill as I'm known to some, has decided to put fingers to the keyboard to demystify the...

  • Xi3 goes the crowdfunding route for future X3A, X7A modular PCs

    By Oleg Mitskaniouk | Posted September 29, 2012 at 02:20PM
    Engadget: Xi3 has been one of the more inventive PC builders in the field, designing its Modular Computers in the belief that small, more upgradable desktops are the way of the future. The company is planning two new systems to further that dream, the X3A and X7A, but it wants our help: it's...
  • AMD attempts to shape review content with staged release of info

    By Oleg Mitskaniouk | Posted September 27, 2012 at 07:20PM
    TechReport: We've been reviewing tech products for 13 years. During that time, the basic agreement between the reviewer and the company whose product is up for review hasn't fundamentally changed--until today. AMD is attempting to re-write the rules in a way that grants it a measure of editorial...
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    Azza Hurrican 2000 Case Review

    By Oleg Mitskaniouk | Posted September 27, 2012 at 06:39AM

    When you're building a PC system there's a lot you need to think of. Which processor to get, with what motherboard, which videocard, how much memory...and of course the one thing to hold and make it all work together: the computer case. Today I'll be reviewing the AZZA HURRICAN 2000 full tower...

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