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Video Review: Samsung SyncMaster XL2370 23-inch LED backlit monitor

Short Version: Samsung’s SyncMaster XL2370 is a 23-inch LED backlit monitor that retails for around $300. At under eight pounds and less than two inches thick, there’s a lot to like here.

Video Review: Yeti USB Microphone

Review: The Yeti from Blue Microphones is a $150 USB microphone with four recording settings, zero-latency audio monitoring via a built-in headphone jack, and a 48 kHz sampling rate at 16 bits. The mi

Review: Sony VAIO X Series Notebook PC

Short Version: It’s got an Atom CPU and it starts at $1300. That being said, Sony’s X Series is one of the coolest computers I’ve ever used.

Video: Another CES-focused TechVi segment for your amusement Here’s a recent TechVi segment from CES wherein yours truly and John Falcone from CNet talk about

Quick Look: Sony VAIO X Series notebook

The 1.5-pound, half-inch thick Sony VAIO X Series notebook is easily one of the most impressive portable computers I’ve seen in quite some time. I can’t convey how light it is. It seems to defy lo

Review: Panasonic 360 Degree Quick Iron

Time For Gadgets! Episode 1

I’m toying with the idea of doing ten-minute episodic reviews videos where I can showcase several gadgets in one fell swoop and throw in some nonsense for good measure. So here it is, the first epis

Video Review: ThinkGeek Mimo Mini USB Monitor

The 7-inch 800×480 Mimo monitor is a portable USB-powered display that’s easy to set up and use and ought to fit neatly in most laptop bags. At $130, it’s not outrageously priced, eit

MIT's EurekaFest showcases high school students' problem-solving prototypes

EurekaFest is a yearly event held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that showcases the prototype inventions of high school students from around the country. The inventions consist of variou

Video Demo: Sugar on a Stick turns your old computer into an OLPC

<img src="" alt="sugar" />Got an old sack o' crap laptop or desktop gathering dust? Sugar Labs has just made its OLPC-friendly "Sug

Review: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 (Wii) with MotionPlus

Short Version: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 with the Wii MotionPlus accessory is the closest you can get to a true golf simulation for $60. The already-great series gets a nice boost this year with true on

Video: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10's Disc Golf feature

New to Tiger Woods PGA Tour on the Wii this year is the “Disc Golf” feature, which allows you to play all of the in-game courses as a disc golfer. I figured it’d be gimmicky at best.

Quick Look: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 with Wii MotionPlus

As a longtime fan of the Tiger Woods series of golf games from EA Sports, I was quite disappointed with last year’s effort. You can read the review and yell at me if you’re so inclined, bu

Video tour of Star Trek: The Exhibition at Philadelphia's Franklin Institute

Jeff Victor of STARFLEET, the International Star Trek Fan Association, recently showed me around the 12,500-foot Star Trek exhibit at Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute. We laughed, we cried, we

Two Minute Review: Ford GT40 Series Car Mouse

<img src="">The Ford GT40 Series Car Mouse from is a $50 wireless mouse stuffed in a replica Ford GT. This is defin

Review: Guitar Hero: Metallica (Xbox 360)

<img src=""><strong>Short Version:</strong> If you're a Metallica fan, this may quickly become your new fa

Video Review: Vestalife Butterfly Dock for iPod

<img src="">The Vestalife Butterfly is an $80 iPod dock with no remote control and so-so sound quality. The build quality is okay, but

Video Review: Batter Blaster pancakes in a can

<img src="">I took a deep personal interest in Batter Blaster when I first covered it way back in October of 2007.

Golf Tech: Callaway’s new Diablo driver punches your slice right in the balls

<img src="">I’ve been playing golf off and on for about 20 years now and as a mid-handicapper, I’m prone to shooti

Video Review: Acoustibuds Earphone Adapters

<img src=""><strong>Short Version:</strong> Promising to stay in better, sound better, and feel better than the earpieces on your stand
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