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Alienware X51 Samsung 840 Pro SSD Upgrade

Monday, March 4th, 2013

The Alienware X51 is a fantastic, compact gaming rig which I gushed about in my review. I also mentioned plans to upgrade it with a much-needed SSD. These plans have now come to fruition, and my X51 contains a 256GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD. One would expect Samsung to produce a good quality solid-state disc, […]

Alienware X51 Ultra Compact Gaming PC

Monday, February 4th, 2013

It’s been a good 5 years, if not more, since I purchased a gaming PC. Preferring instead consoles, or whatever Mac gaming I can cobble together. I have spent a great many of these years toying with the idea of buying or building a gaming PC, but it wasn’t until catching wind of the Alienware […]

Raspberry Pi, an out of box education with Ruby

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Update: Follow my Raspberry Pi escapades on my Raspberry Pi micro-blog, hosted on the Pi itself, no less! Important: If you don’t want to repeat the arduous steps below to get WiringPi up and running with Ruby, you can now just “gem install wiringpi”. See my Pi blog for more information on the WiringPi Gem […]

Waterfield Designs PS Vita Case

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Waterfield Designs have crafted no less than three PS Vita cases; the deceptively simply named PS Vita Case, the svelte Suede Jacket and the pocket packed Gear Pouch Pro. By far my favourite is the humble-sounding PS Vita Case. Don’t be fooled by its unceremonious title, however, this is a premium case that looks good […]

From Snega2USB To Retrode 2: A Comprehensive History

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Playing vintage games, such as those from the steeped-in-nostalgia Master System, Megadrive, NES and SNES days, has always been somewhat of a legal minefield. ROM downloads, as abandoned as those old games may seem, are frowned upon both by the companies who once sold those games, and the enthusiast communities who still enjoy playing them. […]

iPhone 4S Compatible Cases

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Update With the iPhone 4S now available to order, resellers have solved the case compatibility problem for you. Mobile Fun, for example, has a wide range of iPhone 4S cases and accessories ready for you to peruse. With things like the excellent BookBook case to choose from, plus the likes of Element Case, the illustrious […]

Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 USB Speakers Reviewed

Friday, October 7th, 2011

The moniker “USB Speakers” might not inspire confidence in a product, but the name B&W should, and for good reason too. They’re no stranger to top notch sound, so when they bring compact speakers aimed at delivering that quality in a 2.0 desktop form factor you can rest assured that they wont under-perform. The Bowers […]

Three Huawei E586 High-Speed Mobile Broadband Router Reviewed

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Ever since I first reviewed the Novatel MiFi 2352 I’ve been evangelising mobile broadband routers to everyone who’ll listen. And for a good reason, too; they’re awesome. Why? Well, rather than buy a 3G version of, for example, an iPad; you can buy a mobile router and share its connection with every WiFi-enabled device you […]

hardwrk SATA Adaptor Kit For MacBook Pro Reviewed

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

With the recent addition of an Air to our Mac family, I found myself in envy of its absolutely superb hard drive performance. It’s hard to put into words how nice it is not to wait for things to start, and it’s harder still to go back to using a sluggish, spinning-platter hard drive for […]

Our man in… Eurogamer Expo 2011

Friday, September 30th, 2011

by John Cranston Back for the fourth year running, the Eurogamer Expo is largely unchallenged as the king of UK gaming conventions. Taking place once again at Earls Court in London, this time over four whole days (September 22 – 25), the event had expanded to now fill the main hall at Earls Court One. […]