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Sony Vaio T Series – Perfect Ultrabook for School and the Stylish Proffessional
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Sony Vaio T Series – Perfect Ultrabook for School and the Stylish Proffessional

July to September has traditionally been a good time to go shopping for a new computer. For a few months I had been looking for a new mobile computer to replace my underpowered netbook, and although tempted I decided against getting a tablet as I required functionality that tablet just didn't offer or couldn't do well enough. After weeks of research, I decided to get an ultrabook from the new Sony Vaio T Series line and after almost a month of using it I thought I'd provide this write-up of my experience with my shiny new gadget. I bought this new mobile computer primarily for school (notes, browsing, research) and blogging (writing, light photo and video editing). It replaces a Netbook I have used for just over a year and my primary reason for upgrading was that I needed more processin...
How to recover a files made invisible by malware using Fedora and Command
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How to recover a files made invisible by malware using Fedora and Command

After a few close encounters with viruses that make files on your thumb drive invisible, I’ve become a veritable expert in recovering such Thumb drives. So after doing my latest “Defence against the Dark Arts” article for the Apple-philic peeps in How to protect your Mac for Viruses, as apparently Macs can get viruses too an article to help out the PC folks seemed to be in order. Viruses or a worm that make your files on your Thumb Drive disappear is a common trick used to create mayhem for hapless PC users. It’s especially bothersome as not only does the malware leave behind shortcut links on your Thumb Drive that really only re-infect any machine it’s connected to once clicked, but you can’t get access to your real files. Rest assured, the virus did not eat your homework. The files a...
Guild Wars 2 Beta shows off a MMO with something for everyone
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Guild Wars 2 Beta shows off a MMO with something for everyone

From June 8th to 10th I participated in my second Guild Wars 2 closed beta event, the one before that running from April 27 through April 29 2012. While I see definite updates and upgrades between the two beta events I continue to be impressed by Guild Wars 2 and what it offers to fans on massively multiplayer online role-playing games. With no subscription fees coming from a highly respected studio it is no surprise that Guild Wars 2 in the most anticipated games of 2012. The first feeling I got from Guild Wars 2 is that it is definately made by people with a lot of experience with MMORPGs. Personally I am still very much a MMO noob though I have dabbled a bit with vanilla WoW back in the day and romped around in Rift for the first few weeks of it's release. The bulk of my MMO experien...
How to boot or install Fedora Linux on your laptop or computer from a Thumb Drive
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How to boot or install Fedora Linux on your laptop or computer from a Thumb Drive

Now that you can install any Windows OS from your thumb drive as per my instructions in How to install Microsoft Windows from your USB Drive, lovers of Linux Distributions such as Ubuntu Linux or Fedora Linux are possibly a little jealous. “What about us?” you impassioned plea plaintively craving knowledge. These alternative OS are built using the Linux Kernel Developed by Linus Torvald and are among the most stable, virus-unfriendly and robust OS in the world. Linux is especially great for: Reviving older Computers and Laptops Removing viruses from a hard-drive and removable storage devices Safe surfing and shopping online I actually use Fedora Linux myself! I personally use Fedora Linux for Virus cleaning in my work as noted in my article HP and Web OS - 2011 is the Year of ...
How to use CPU-Z to Identify Processors
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How to use CPU-Z to Identify Processors

If you are like me, you probably follow a lot of the news in the Processor world with a fervour of a horseracing fanatic. The minute the latest Processor that comes out, you are all over its specs. But what under the hood of your machine? Is there a way to know without opening the cover and blowing past PC dust bunnies? Turns out there are two (2) rather simple ways to determine the Processor you machine is running. The first method is fairly straightforward and might be familiar to you: Right Click on My Computer icon on your Desktop and choose Properties You should see your Processor type come up along with other information on your PC or Laptop Alternately go to Start on the Desktop Toolbar and then choose Control Panel Choose the System icon and you should see your Proce...
The Real Netbook Killers: My Impressions of Acer Aspire Timelinex Series
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The Real Netbook Killers: My Impressions of Acer Aspire Timelinex Series

Consumers just love to discuss what is going to "kill" what, when the Laptop was released it was suppose to be the "Desktop killer" but Desktops are still going strong as they are the bread a butter of serious PC gamers, enthusiasts and professionals who are heavily involved in animation, video and even audio production.  When the PDA was released it was suppose to be the "Laptop Killer" and it would seem that the PDA never really caught on like the wildfire it was suppose to be (even though the potential was there) and it basically phased out and Laptops are still quite alive and kicking and in a way some labelled the Netbook as a "Laptop Killer". So there really is no surprise that many have labelled the Tablet as a "Netbook Killer" some even have gone as far in some extreme cases lab...
Amazon lights a Kindle Fire as a Gladiator worthy of the Apple iPad
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Amazon lights a Kindle Fire as a Gladiator worthy of the Apple iPad

Amazon will on Wednesday September 28th 2011 debut to the world their first Tablet, the Amazon Kindle Fire, laden with Google Android goodness. This according to MG Seigler of TechCrunch, who is still scant on details which will be revealed on the glorious day. Surely, a follow up is in the works on this blog! Great name too, even though it appear but a crib of the Barnes and Noble Cook Color, an Android e-Reader sans Tablet cum colour as per the musings of fellow blogger Kelroy’s in Barnes & Noble’s new Android powered Nook Color. And the Price is Right at US$199 for this 7” scaled down Android beauty by the ranting raconteur herself, Molly Wood of CNET News. As I ramble on I will show why Amazon’s Tablet is “Kindle” wood for a blazing bonfire that may burn the Apple iPad along ...
Acer Iconia Tab A100 – Honeycomb-powered 7 incher
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Acer Iconia Tab A100 – Honeycomb-powered 7 incher

The 10.1 inch Acer Iconia Tab A500 now has a little brother in the form of the 7 inch Acer Iconia Tab A100. Other than a small screen and battery the Iconia Tab A100 is targeted at individuals looking for a Android Honeycomb tablet in a smaller form factor and with a cheaper price. The 7 inch powerhouse has all the bells and whistles of his older brother and competitors such as the Lenovo IdeaPad K1, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Toshiba Thrive and ASUS Eee Pad Transformer. It supports HD resolution, WiFi, Bluetooth, front and rear facing cameras, NVIDIA GeForce Graphics, USB ports, HDMI port and expandable memory visa MicroSD cards. The Acer Iconia Tab A100 is available now and will cost $330 for the 8BG version with the 16GB version costing a little more. There are a lot o options in the And...