Monthly archives: November, 2009

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Review: Dell Studio XPS 435MT with Windows 7 Professional

Now that I’ve upgraded my Studio XPS 435MT from Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional, I felt like I should post an update to my original review of the Studio XPS desktop. After a couple of weeks of use, I am happy to report that the system runs quicker and seemingly quieter than ever.




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Curb Your Enthusiasm finally does “The Seinfeld Thing”

As just about everyone who doesn’t live under a rock knows, the 7th season Curb Your Enthusiasm finale featured a full-on Seinfeld reunion / alternative ending to the hit series. While maybe not the best “episode” of either show, the novelty of watching one more Seinfeld show unfold was thoroughly enjoyable in and of itself. …




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The 80’s Are In: Give Friends And Family Retro Nintendo Gifts

The Winter Holiday Shopping Season has officially arrived. If you didn’t manage (or if you were smart enough to avoid the whole scene) to grab any amazing deals on Black Friday have no fear, ThinkGeek has got your hi-tech friends and family members covered.
Among the online retailer’s plethora of novelty / utilitarian goods, you …




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Happy Techsgiving: The 2009 Boilr Holiday Gift List

Ah, Thanksgiving. The most American of American traditions – an excuse to gather friends and family together to gorge on unreasonable quantities of food while taking the entire day off from work. Thanks indeed.
But the fun doesn’t stop there. Turkey Day also signifies the official start of the holiday shopping mania that has taken our …




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New Something, Something, Something, Dark Side Trailer

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A new Something, Something, Something, Dark Side trailer hit the Web earlier today. I caught wind of it via @StarWars, and couldn’t resist sharing it here. Star …




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The Layman’s Guide to Social Networking

2009 might technically be the Year of the Ox (at least according to the Chinese calendar), but in all actuality, it was the Year of the Social Network. Over the past 11 months, the three most popular social networks (here in the States) – Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter – have all risen to meteoric heights.




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Ninite’s multiple app installer makes new PC setup a breeze

Over the weekend I took the plunge and installed Windows 7 Professional on my Studio XPS. Starting with a brand new hard drive and a Windows 7 installation DVD made for a surprisingly pleasant upgrade experience. The whole ordeal (installing both the new drive and Windows 7) took less than an hour, an unbelievable improvement …




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New Super Mario Bros. Wii offers perfect mix of old and new

Whether you are a member of the Nintendo Generation or simply love timeless video games, the New Super Mario Bros. Wii does not disappoint.
This new take on an old classic is a fabulous mash-up of many of the best and most nostalgic elements of Super Mario Bros. 1, 2, and 3 with some new, …




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Update: TomTom’s GPS app now works with the iPod touch

Man, has TomTom flip-flopped (more than either major political party on the last few campaigns) as to whether its iPhone GPS app + dock will / will not work with the other iGuy – the iPod touch. Well, as of yesterday, it seems that the latest update to the iApp (v1.2) has brought good news …




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PSA: Comcast goes wild, adds 47 NEW HD channels in SF

Attention San Francisco Comcast customers: Your favorite cable TV provider has just (well, yesterday if you want to be picky) flipped the switch on 75 new channels, including a whopping 47 NEW HD channels! Apparently the new plethora of high definition (and that other thing – standard def) channels is a result of the recent …