Often described as the “Woodstock of Gaming,” QuakeCon is a four-day, non-stop celebration of games and the people who play them. Free to all and open to the public, QuakeCon 2009 featured North America’s largest Bring-Your-Own-Computer (BYOC) LAN party for nearly 3,000 people and we bring you some coverage of what you missed.
Legit Reviews has been scouring the BYOC at Quakecon 2009 and has found 15 cases that have been modded and stand out from the crowd. We saw a bunch of Dell and HP computers as well, but who cares about store bought PCs. Quakecon is all about Do-It-Yourself systems and the gamers here are the real deal.
Installing Windows Vista with a USB Flash drive was a tricky endeavor, but that all changes with the upcoming launch of Windows 7. Read on if you want to find out how you can install Microsoft’s upcoming operating system from a USB key with our step-by-step directions from either Windows XP or Windows Vista!
Left 4 Dead is the next big game from Valve Corporation, the company responsible for mega-hit games such as Half-Life, Counter-Strike, and Team Fortress 2. Though the group who initially made this was Turtle Rock Studios, Valve saw the potential in the game and bought the company and integrated it into their own, much like they assimilated the creators of (and the rights to) Counter-Strike and Team Fortress. Read on to see our thoughts on this game title!
AeroCool has released a very stylish LCD touch screen fan controller and temperature monitor with some additional features thrown into the mix. We take a closer look at the Touch-2000 to see if its performance matches its elegance.
Don’t have a TiVo? Cable DVR just doesn’t cut it? Is the ASUS My Cinema-EHD3-100 card your answer? The ability to watch and record both digital (ATSC/QAM) and analog (NTSC) TV channels at the same time, along with an embedded MPEG2 hardware encoder on the card to reduce CPU load while recording, all add up to an attractive package.
Jabra offers the latest in speakerphone technology – the SP700. This stylish, versatile new Bluetooth speakerphone can be used on its own or to transmit the calls to your car’s audio system with no installation necessary. What’s more, this compact Bluetooth device can also be used to stream music stored on your mobile phone through your car stereo speakers!
The Avantalk BTSP200 is a Bluetooth portable speaker that features a full duplex speakerphone, excellent battery life, long wireless range and even a remote control. It can connect with any Bluetooth device, which makes it great gift item or something you can purchase for yourself.
The history of science is all around us, if you know where to look. With this unique traveler’s guide, you’ll learn about 128 destinations around the world where discoveries in science, mathematics, or technology occurred or is happening now. Read on to see if this book is worth picking up!
The Sanus ELM203 Low-Profile Surge Protector is an inexpensive way to incorporate surge protection behind any any wall-mounted HDTV or a piece of AV furniture. The ELM203 offers 2,100-Joule protection and EMI/RFI noise filtration at a product depth of just 1.37 inches.
The Arctic Cooling Fusion 550RF is manufactured by Seasonic for Arctic Cooling and it is internally identical to Corsair VX450W and Antec Earthwatts 500W power supplies. Read on to figure out how it can be rated 100W higher than the Corsair VX450W and to see how it does on an Intel Core i7 920 system!
Designed by an orthopedic surgeon, ergoBeads provide optimal ergonomic comfort at the computer. The unique design works with any mouse while completely supporting your wrist in an ergonomically correct position. Read on to see how the Imak Mouse Cushion does in the real world!
We wrap up our coverage of the 2009 E3 Expo with a look at some of the titles for your console and PC that we think will be the “sleepers” of 2009/2010. Most of these products will not be available until later this year or early 2010, but many of the developers and designers were willing to let us take some pictures and film their product to bring it to you, our faithful readers!
We wanted to see the hottest hardware that this year’s E3 Expo had to offer. There was a huge buzz about the new Sony Playstation Portable introduced called the PSP Go. We tracked the PSP Go down and got some great video footage of it and much more!
The 2009 E3 Media & Business Summit hosted by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) is going on this week at the Los Angeles Convention Center June 2-4. Read on as we bring you some of our day one show coverage that includes some exclusive video interviews on some cool technology.