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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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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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ASUS Announces Transformer Book Duet TD300

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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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

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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Cyberpower Zeus EVO Lightning 2000SE

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

  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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