Blog Archives for 2012

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Back to School Laptop Buying Guide: How to Score a Bundle Deal

Now that summer is in full swing, retailers are gearing up for their annual back to school sales, and that means one thing: Discounted laptops. Based on previous back to school sales, we've found that laptop bundles can provide a great value if the extras appeal to you and your student. We've created a buyer's cheat sheet that lets you know ahead of time which bundles are worth looking for and what you can expect to pay for them.

Hot Florida Vacation Deals: Challenge Accepted

Ah, Florida. Scantily clad bodies. Fruity drinks with umbrellas. And lots and lots of sunshine. In the spirit of summer, as well as TV's favorite over-the-top ladies man, Barney Stinson (who we know would fit right in to the scintillating state), we say: "Swim-suit up!" people. It's time to get serious about that Florida vacation. We found deals on hotels, airfare, and fun-in-the-sun activities that'll take your summer vacation from awesome to LEGEN ... (wait for it) ... DARY!

MacBook Pro Retina Reviews: A High-Res Display & New CPU Score High Marks

With its updated processor, slim redesign, and searing display, the MacBook Pro Retina is Apple's new go-to machine for power users. But is this pricey new notebook the future of the MacBook Pro, or is it just a small footnote in the Pro's evolution? And are the fancy features worth the money? We analyzed every major review, analyzed all the pros and cons, and summed up the necessary criticisms for your pre-shopping needs.

Ting: A New Mobile Service That Refunds Unused Data, for Android Users Only

Chances are that no matter how sophisticated your smartphone has become, you've probably been fed up at one time or another with limited calling plans or the cost of overages. But a new cell phone service called Ting aims to let you style your own plan to fit your usage needs; they'll even refund you for the data you don't use! But could it be too good to be true?

Water on the Brain: A Guide to Cooling Your PC with Liquid

It may seem crazy, but when it comes to your desktop computer, water and electricity can actually work in your favor. The PC modding community has been water-cooling their personal computers for years, and it's caught on to the point that major manufacturers are selling self-contained water cooling kits. We dish out the details as to why, and how you can try the trend out for yourself.

E3 Wrap Up: Microsoft SmartGlass, Nintendo's GamePad, Sony's Wonderbooks

As expected, this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) was filled with lots of surprises and shake ups. While many were disappointed by the lack of information about the upcoming Wii U debut, Microsoft muscled its way in to steal the show with its new multiplatform SmartGlass app. We took a glance at the top E3 highlights to see what each of the major names in gaming have in store for the coming year.

The State of Gaming: What Gamers Really Think of Games, Prices, and Players

In just a few days, the gaming industry's biggest movers and shakers will unveil the year's most anticipated games and consoles at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). However, this year, rather than wait to see what E3 has to tell us about the state of gaming, we polled 1,551 of our own readers to find out what they're playing, how much they're spending, and what they think of the gaming industry today.