David Flowers

CakewalkVS1001

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 [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Music Gear
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cakewalkua1gss1

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, [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Music Gear
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tegra1

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. [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous, Tablets, Ultra Portables, Windows Phone
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bing1

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 [...]

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verizonpigs

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 [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous
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The Zune HD Cometh

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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 [...]

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msswx820

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 [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, Gaming Gear
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gogracing1

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 [...]

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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 [...]

Posted in: News
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win7rc1

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 [...]

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 [...]

Posted in: Laptops and Gear
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xpvista7comp1

  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 [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous
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eagijoe1

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? [...]

Posted in: Gaming Gear
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gogshbundle1

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 [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous
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zunehd1

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 [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Windows Phone
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ableplanet500mm1

I've been through a ton of gaming headsets in my time and I'd never heard of Able Planet until Julie passed along a set for me to review. As interesting as their LINX AUDIO technology is, the real story on this set is how and why this technology evolved, and what this innovative company is up to when [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Computer Gear, Gaming Gear
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mwdc1

While all of us who are locked in to WinMo by our employers choose WinMo Devices over the next iPhone, the G2, or the upcoming Pre, wait for the messianic arrival of WinMo 6.5 while hanging out in limbo, news and new software can be a little slow coming. Here's something you may have missed. If you're [...]

Posted in: Windows Phone
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iliumnesbreaklite1

I recently downloaded Ilium Software's NewsBreak Lite RSS reader from the Windows Mobile Total Access Site. I had been searching for a lightweight non-bloated reader for my Treo, and I really like this one. It's free, it's fast, easy to configure, and did I mention Free? There's a paid version from Ilium that implements some other [...]

Posted in: Windows Phone
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Good Old Games

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GOG.COM offers a unique service you might be interested in. They have taken a lot of very popular older games and recycled them into neat little executable packages that you can play all over again. Most range in price from $5.99 to $9.99. I’ve tried a few of these over the last few months and I’ve been [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous
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nindsilaunch

In case you've spent the last few months looking for Osama Bin Laden over in the Khaiber Pass, or don't keep up with gaming news, then this one's for you. There are several nice upgrades in this 3rd gen product including an app store, two built in cameras, and some groovy photo editing software. You [...]

Posted in: Gaming Gear
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