WTF Apple, could you make the RAM ripoff less obvious?

Traditionally Apple has always charged a premium for RAM on their machines. And you know what? That’s fine, I’m ok with paying a bit of a premium for the convenience of having it preinstalled and the ‘just works’ tax is somewhat justified by quality engineering. And truly, the new Retina iMac is an amazing machine at an amazing price. So [...]

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The new apploid nexphone plus 6 ultra mk II

Apploid Sentient Computatorizors Inc announced some terrific new products today: The New Phone: First of is a handset smart phone that acts as a powerful giraffe lure as well as enabling phone calls via wifi, bluetooth and ESP triband duo which has data throughput of at least 40x the previous generation ESP triband spec. the uCall Slappy Galicticus will be [...]

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The Glass Cage: Automation and Us

This is an interesting read for anyone walking the fine line of too much technology.  It’s certainly not the only book recently to say that too much tech could be a bad thing, but it’s perhaps more thoughtfully placed than some of its contemporaries. I also recently finished The Circle by Dave Eggers, which is a fiction book with a [...]

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Synology DiskStation 4-Bay Network Attached Storage DS412+

I’ve been using the predecessor to this model for about 3 years now.  The DS411 I have has been rock solid and reliable and is highly recommended if you’re looking for a NAS.  If I had any problem with that model I’d happily upgrade to the DS412+ for the extra speed and dual ethernet. These boxes are a good deal [...]

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I want this mini espresso machine.
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I like coffee. To be specific I like espresso. Thats why the thought of being able to have a portable machine that gives me hand pressed espresso on demand is very appealing. Unfortunately it looks like a lot of other people are interested as well. The preorders system is currently closed down. If this machine works it looks like a [...]

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ScanSnap scanner gets better, now just works!

One of our most popular posts was about how to use a Fujitsu ScanSnap for windows on your Mac. In case you don’t know, here was the issue with the ScanSnap: Fujitsu made two different models, a “Mac” version and a “PC” version. The only difference? The colour of the plastic and a chip that said “I’m the mac version” [...]

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Get a Plex Pass now!

Plex is one of the best home media servers – it’s easy to use but powerful and flexible. And if you’ve contemplated getting a Plex Pass you might want to hurry as prices are going up. As of September 29th 2014 prices are going up as follows: Monthly Plex Pass subscriptions will increase from $3.99 to $4.99 per month. Annual Plex [...]

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Apple store ships ridiculous boxes

I recently ordered a backpack from the apple store.  This pack was specifically selected because it was hoped to be light, compact and durable. So imagine my surprise when the delivery guy showed up at my door with a box big enough to hold a baby horse. As I opened it I was trying to figure out what it could [...]

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The best laptop backpack

Whats the absolute best light, sturdy and organized laptop backpack?

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Luggage you can ride: a history of packable scooters.

Wouldn’t it be better if our luggage could carry us? Here are a few options for rideable bags and suitcases.

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