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Review: USB 3.0 to HDMI & VGA External Video Card


When you are on the go, sometimes having the multimedia connectivity you want isn’t always available to you.  When I travel, I like to bring my laptop with me wherever I go and there is nothing better than sitting in a hotel room late at night with my laptop hooked up to their TV watching the movies I bring with ... Read More »

Goodbye Mac Mini, Hello Shuttle X350 / XS35


Ok, so my days of wandering through Microcenter’s Apple area pondering whether to buy a NEW Mac Mini are over.  It was a short lived dream… or nightmare; I haven’t figured that out yet.  Apple almost had me until Shuttle announced its XS35 at Computex this year.  Read More »

Could my next HTPC be a Mac Mini?


Open mouth, insert foot! Ok, after years of being one to point out plenty of Mac problems and faults to everyone I know, I have finally found a reason to buy one.   I have been building and using HTPC’s for years and it took some time to find the hardware and software I was comfortable with.  Setting things up like ... Read More »

Don’t You Feel Cool Now?


Everyone knows, when you go to see a 3D movie… you don’t do so on your first date!  Why? because of the stupid glasses they make you wear.  I don’t know who got paid to design them, but I should not have to pay to wear them.  The only reason someone should pay for those 3D glasses is because they ... Read More »

What is the deal with HDMI 1.4?


HDMI has been touted as one of the best things to happen to the digital entertainment center. The ability to carry video and audio over a high bandwidth cable means less clutter and higher quality. The pace at which these things develop though can be a dizzying prospect, and with the addition of the HDMI 1.4 spec... it seems we add one more bit of confusion... or clarity, depending on if you read far enough through this article to get to the 4K section! Read More »