Category Archive: Peripherals

Apr 15 2012

Panasonic 2012 Home Entertainment Launch – Smart Viera Highlights

Last night, I got along to check out the new range of Panasonic televisions, recorders, players and Hi-Fi out at Dunbar House in Watson’s Bay, NSW. The venue was very swish with some tasty food on offer and it presented a setting similar to what you’d expect to experience when you’d be using home entertainment …

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Jul 10 2011

Dell XPS 8300 Unboxing

This was an unexpected gadget but a colleague of mine recently bought a new computer to replace an aging laptop that gave up the ghost earlier in the year. Anyway, he’s handed over his Dell XPS 8300 to me to do some basic tweaking for him. So, of course, I had to unbox it. I …

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May 19 2010

Download Device Drivers, Don’t Use the Disc

At some point, most of us will go out and buy a new peripheral for our computers most of which may require drivers or additional software to enable enhanced functionality. Of course, the device manufacturer will usually be generous enough to include both drivers and software on a disc in the box for you. What …

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Apr 29 2010

Optical, Laser and Darkfield Mice – What’s the Diff?

Before you get any ideas, I’m not talking about mice with laser beams on their heads a la Dr Evil. If you have been using computers for a while you might remember those wretched mice with the little ball inside them that would always misbehave just when you had a deadline or wanted any sort …

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