hardware

 
Building the Hackintosh: Part 1: Adding the GPU and SSD

Instead of waiting for Apple to make a coveted mini-tower, I opted to do the next best thing: make my own. A lot has changed in the PC space over …

 
First Impressions: iClever Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

A week ago, Hisgadget provided me with a review unit of its iClever Bluetooth Wireless Speaker (IC-BTS02). Being a gadget hound (and somewhat curious about the prospect of testing Bluetooth …

 
Two Ways I Sped Up My Mac Without Spending a Penny

Yosemite’s successor (aka OS X 10.11) will be announced next week at the World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC). While I welcome the arrival of the new OS, it remains to …

 
Read This Before You Buy a Wacom Intuos5 Tablet

Today, after barely a year’s worth of intermittent use, my Wacom Intuos5 medium sized tablet stopped working. After a series of tests connecting the device to both Mac and Windows …

 
Turning a Dead Macbook Pro into a Temporary Cable Holder

Last September, you may recall that my stalwart early 2008 model Macbook Pro died from a catastrophic video card failure within two days of purchasing my new 13″ Retina Macbook …

 
Review: Seatech Panasonic DVD drive

Contrary to what the folks in Cupertino might think, DVDs aren’t exactly dead just yet. At least not for me. I have stacks of films and concerts in DVD format. …