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News poster and reviewer when I have time. I have been owned my own consulting firm since 2002. Before that I worked 15 years for a government contractor as one of their network engineers. I am married and have 2 daughters and one son.

Hackers use refrigerator in cyber attack.

Makes you want to think again about all these internet capable appliances. Hackers have used a refrigerator to send spam emails in the first proven cyber attack of its kind. Internet-connected home appliances were infected by a large “botnet” over a two-week period from December 23, according to California security ...

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You know stuff happens in life and today it has lead to good bye.

I started out in the 3D world with a Rendition chipset. Today I have a NVIDIA Titan.  I have always thought and still do think Bjorn3D has provided that a good coverage of video chipset’s and graphics cards as well as other hardware.  I also own a computer tech company ...

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ASUS R9 290X DirectCU II OC Overclocking Review @ HardOCP

The gang at HardOCP does a good job with some in-depth testing on the R9.   Right before Christmas, at the end of 2013 in December, we got our hands on our first custom cooled and configured AMD Radeon R9 290X video card.  The ASUS R9 290X DirectCU II OC ...

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Google buys Nest Labs for $3.2 billion

I am really interested in trying a Nest in my house.  Looks like Google is going to be everywhere. The search giant announced Monday that it’s buying connected device maker Nest Labs for $3.2 billion in cash. Nest, led by former Apple (AAPL, Fortune 500) designer Tony Fadell, develops “smart” ...

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In First Day With Bitcoin, Overstock Does $126,000 in Sales

I am really thinking I might need to start mining. Less than 30 minutes after online retailer Overstock.com started accepting payments in bitcoin, Jason Steele used the digital currency to buy a new case for his smartphone. Steele — a 32-year-old computer programmer from Atlanta who has been using bitcoin ...

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Dell Delivers 4K for less than $1K! Dell’s 28-inch Ultra HD Monitor priced at $699

Now Showing at CES: Dell’s 28-inch Ultra HD Monitor priced at $699 At CES this week, some of the next-generation technologies that will likely generate a ton of buzz are Ultra HD “4K” resolution monitors, televisions and cameras. Delivering four times the resolution of Full HD, many tech enthusiasts and ...

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SAMSUNG Announces 840 EVO SSD with Enhanced Security Solution for Enterprise Applications

If you are using consumer class EVO drives you can now have some Enterprise class security. RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ – January 6, 2014 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced a new advanced security solution for the 840 EVO SSD, Samsung’s SSD Self-Encrypting Drive (SED), compatible with professional security software.  ...

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ASUS Announces Transformer Book Duet TD300

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Asus is a company that is not afraid to try new stuff and release weird laptops and phone/tablet hybrids. The new Transformer Book Duet TD300 fits right in with the other weird devices as it is “the world’s first quad-mode dual-operating system laptop and tablet convertible“. Phew.   Basically it ...

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Innovega to demo augmented-reality contact lenses at CES

This is some pretty cool tech.   It’s like Google Glass for your eyeball. Inventive startup Innovega plans to show off a high-tech contact lens next week that will float virtual screens filled with information in front of the wearer’s eyes. Called the iOptik system, the two-part system depends on ...

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Yikes, “NSA seeks to build quantum computer that could crack most types of encryption.”

This sounds like we are never going to have any privacy. In room-size metal boxes ­secure against electromagnetic leaks, the National Security Agency is racing to build a computer that could break nearly every kind of encryption used to protect banking, medical, business and government records around the world. According ...

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NVIDIA Announces Upcoming Event for Financial Community

SANTA CLARA, CA — (Marketwired) — 01/03/14 — NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) will present at the following upcoming conference for the financial community: 12th Annual J.P. Morgan Tech Forum Tuesday, Jan. 7, 9 a.m. PT (12 p.m. ET) Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas Interested parties can listen to a live audio webcast ...

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Gigabyte Aivia Neon 1200Dpi Laser Presenter Mouse

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Introduction – Gigabyte Aivia Neon 1200Dpi Presenter Mouse Gigabyte has been best known for their motherboard solutions at varying levels. Here today we have one of their devices from their growing and maturing peripheral line which is a presentation mouse named the Aivia Neon. This mouse is not just a ...

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Dynatron R17 – LGA2011 3U+ Server or Workstation CPU Air Cooler

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  Closer Look When we first took on the Dynatron coolers honestly one of the most excited I was to work with was this one and that’s because I feel a bit more at home working on a tower cooler like this as the small flat coolers you get with ...

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Dynatron K2 1156 Low Profile CPU Air Cooler for Mini ITX Platforms

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  Closer Look Previously we had taken a look at a unit from Dynatron for the LGA 2011 server side application utilizing the Slim ILM design and active cooling for a really thin 1U blade server application. Well today we have a similar unit in appearance but its application is ...

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Cyberpower Zeus EVO Lightning 2000SE

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Introduction Many times you will find that building a PC while to us enthusiasts seems so easy and we can almost do it blind folded. But when many gamers want a PC the task is too daunting to even consider building their own system which is why they end up ...

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Dynatron R25 1U & Up Server CPU Cooler for LGA2011

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  Closer Look When looking at cooling solutions all too often we forget that besides the big names there are many solutions out there that never see the pages of many popular enthusiasts media or even get any coverage really at all. Especially when considering that besides the enthusiasts and ...

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Swiftech H20-320 Edge HD Liquid Cooling Kit

Swiftech’s new H20-320 Edge kit includes the best of their lineup with the Apogee XT Edge waterblock. Let’s see how it performs.

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