ASK [GAS] : What was your first computer and how did it change your life?

by Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] I was a child of the eighties, and the first computer that my parents bought was a Tandy CoCo, on which my mom taught me to type when I was seven. That computer also jumpstarted my love of videogames, since hours of playing Maniac Mansion revved me up to […]

Landline phone use falling in favor of mobile phones

By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] The European Commission has released an interesting report which says that people in Europe are increasingly shunning the use of landline phones in their homes in favor of using only their mobile phones instead. This is due to the ever-increasing costs of monthly line rentals.   Many phone companies are […]

Dell O2 PC: A New Approach to “Green Computing”

We all know it; when manufactured, electronic devices create a tiny amount of pollution, and that’s where Dell wants to make things right. The O2 project is their answer to the problem, and I have to say that while their intentions are commendable, I doubt that it will ever make it to the real world, […]

Clickfree: A Cheap Hardware Backup Solution for Dummies

So, you’ve always wanted to backup your computer’s content, but never took the time to do so. Whether it’s because you don’t have the time, or simply don’t know how to do it, Clickfree is likely the perfect solution for you. The backup system doesn’t require any software install or hardware to configure. Just plug […]

Dot Matrix Revolution: A Brief History of Computing

So, you’ve always wanted to learn everything about the history of computing, but never had the time to do so? Fear not my friends, the “SuperBrothers” have cooked up a cool little music video explaning the whole thing in under 4 minutes. Following an early morning status check of their vintage electronic equipment, two computer […]

Futuretech Powerflux: The Most Expensive Power Cable Ever

If you think Monster Cable is ripping their customers off with their insanely high priced cables, you’ve seen nothing my friend. Future Tech, another company known for its overpriced gear, is selling their Powerflux Power Cord for a measly $1800. ONLY $1800? That’s a real bargain for a simple power cable! Cable Essentials Powerflux conductors […]

Next Big Thing in computing: scented laptops

By Sterling “Chip” Camden Contributing Writer, [GAS] In an attempt to make the PC even more personal, ASUS has introduced a new line of notebook computers, the F6 series, that feature colorful case artwork combined with matching fragrances.   The computer apparently actively emits the scent while powered up, since ASUS states that “the lifespan of […]

Vantec’s NexStar HD Dock is Amazing

I’ve used various external HD enclosures in the past, but nothing quite as nice as this one. The Vantec NexStar HD Dock is a sexy-looking piece of hardware that not only supports USB 2.0, but also SATA II, so you can now enjoy the full speed offered by the SATA technology, even if your drive […]