David Flowers

Just a few weeks ago, I reviewed Cakewalk's UA-1G USB Audio Interface and I was much impressed. Today, Cakewalk kicks it up a notch with the smaller of the two of their new V-Studio packages. This combo package of a portable digital multi-track recorder, a Digital Audio Workstation control surface, a PC and Mac compatible USB… Read More

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Music Gear
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I started exploring PC based digital multi-track recording well over a decade ago, when it was expensive and impractical. After investing over $5,000 in the endeavor, I eventually wound up with a system that exceeded my much maligned  cassette based 4 track portable studio. Fast forward and Cakewalk just sent me their most recent solution… Read More

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Music Gear
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A who did what? Huh? Ok, so Tegra itself is not a gadget, and many of you have probably never heard of it. We talked about it a little bit in The Gadgeteer's ZuneHD Rumor Mill Roundup  a while back. What Tegra is, is a platform, an entire system on a chip, geared for mobility… Read More

Posted in: Miscellaneous, Tablets, Ultra Portables, Windows Phone
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Microsoft has launched the new iteration of its search engine, oddly named "Bing" a little earlier than was rumored. I haven't had a chance to put it through the paces, but, it does seem to pop results up very fast. Of course, that could be because no one is using it yet. :O But if… Read More

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Reuters is reporting that Verizon will be getting the Palm Pre in about 6 months along with the Storm 2 and even hints at Android phones. What's next? The iPhone? I have a love-hate relationship with Verizon, mostly hate. Their coverage and signal service is the best there is, period. But they have continually been… Read More

Posted in: Miscellaneous
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The Zune HD Cometh

Microsoft has officially announced the Zune HD. You can check out a few details on the new Touchscreen, HD Radio, HD Video Out, WiFi, and Web Browser features here. I'm not going to copy and paste the press release here, but you can certainly check out the talking points for yourself. We had an interesting… Read More

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Microsoft continues their penetration into the PC Gaming hardware fray with their newest release, the Sidewinder X8 mouse. Wireless peripherals in PC gaming have long been a no-no, promising lag and instant death. Will this wireless mouse change that notion? I recently reviewed the Microsoft Sidewinder Gaming Mouse, which is the wired sister to this X8… Read More

Posted in: Computer Gear, Gaming Gear
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Recession got you down? Weather outlook not good for your locale? Can't upgrade that video card yet? Can't pump the Buick full of liquid gold and head to Wally World for the holiday weekend? Well fret not dear friends, Good Old Games has you covered! Round up the kids around that Packard Bell, break out that old… Read More

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I recently reviewed this Able Planet headset. If you read the review, you know I was thrilled with the quality and performance of them. I like them so well, I wanted to get a pair as a give away. And not my set! Hands off! So Julie contacted the good folks at Able Planet and they ponied up… Read More

Posted in: News
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Tomorrow, May 5, the Release Candidate of Windows 7 will be made available to the general public. Insiders have had their greedy mitts on it since April 30th. The most significant tidbit about this release is that the rumor is that this RC should work for the next 12 months or so. What's this mean? Get… Read More

Posted in: Miscellaneous
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This INSANELY equipped Gaming Notebook from ASUS is going for $150 off right now, and they're throwing in a gaming mouse and Targus made backpack. With Blu-ray, dual 320GB 7200rpm drives, 512MB Discrete Nvidia 9800M GS graphics, and 4GB of DDR, heavy-duty gaming is always within arms reach. Netbook Shmetbook! You won't be toting this beast… Read More

Posted in: Laptops and Gear
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  I wish I could say that this was a labor of love for readers, but I recently became so disgusted with the poor performance of my HP laptop, that I was determined to gain some of the spec performance promised me when I bought it. What I wound up with is 3 different operating systems installed… Read More

Posted in: Miscellaneous
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Electronic Arts is set to release the official G.I. Joe game to coincide with the G.I. Joe movie this summer. The game will be released across 6 platforms to include Wii, Xbox 360, PS2, PS3, DSi, and PSP. As I quickly approach 40 years old, why am I looking so forward to this? And are you… Read More

Posted in: Gaming Gear
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Hey hey! This just flew onto my radar screen. Good Old Games, who I mentioned here, is fending off the Great Depression Redux by throwing a 2 game bundle at you for $11.98. You get Stronghold and Stronghold Crusader. If you like older sim games like Age of Empires and Civilization, you'll like this, my… Read More

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Beginning with the release of the first generation iPhone, every phone manufacturer and wireless carrier have thrown themselves into tailspins trying to catch up and be the first out of the gate with a true iPhone killer. No entity has taken this quest more seriously than Microsoft, trying to reinvigorate their ailing Windows Mobile OS. This past… Read More

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Windows Phone
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