The Rise And Fall Of Flappy Bird and more
Posted on: 02/16/2014 10:41 AM

Here today's reviews and articles:

The Rise And Fall Of Flappy Bird
5TB 3.5” Enterprise HDD from Toshiba Announced
Acer C720 Chromebook and ChromeOS Review
EDGE Memory diskGO Pocket USB 3.0 SSD (240GB) Review – Top SSD Speed in a Small Case
Upgrading an Old Dell Latitude Laptop to 802.11AC Wireless

The Rise And Fall Of Flappy Bird
The entire Internet is buzzing about Flappy Bird. Even in our very own gaming show, Video Game Hub, Dave LeClair couldnt resist the the iOS that has managed to hijack the Web. So what is Flappy Bird, exactly? And why has it taken over the Internet?


Read full article @ MakeUseOf

5TB 3.5” Enterprise HDD from Toshiba Announced
Despite the focus on immediate storage is on the solid-state drive, whenever a large backup is needed then the mechanical hard-disk drive is still reigning supreme, and the demand for data density has never been higher. In the consumer space 4TB drives have been on sale for a while, currently for around $164 in the US or 123 in the UK. These were four platters at 1TB each, or five platters at 800 GB each, using PMR (perpendicular magnetic recording, remember this video?).


Read full article @ Anandtech

Acer C720 Chromebook and ChromeOS Review
When my 3+ year old DELL laptop died last week, I decided to give Chromebooks a try. So the Acer C720, at just $199, became my new laptop. This is my experience with it so far.

The Acer C720 is similar in specs to other Chromebooks currently on the market. It's a Haswell architecture with a dual core Celeron, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB flash, HDMI-out, 3 USB, webcam, Bluetooth, and a 1366x768 px screen. It's 0.8" tall, and weighs just 2.76 lbs. Its battery life is rated for 8.5 hours but in real world usage rated at about 7 hours. You can view its specs in detail here.

The laptop feels very light, sturdy and of a good build quality. Its keyboard is easy to get accustomed to, and I had no trouble at all, coming from a radically different keyboard design on the DELL. The ChromeOS function keys are really handy too, e.g. to change brightness, volume etc. The touchpad has the right size, position and responsiveness too.


Read full article @ OSNews

EDGE Memory diskGO Pocket USB 3.0 SSD (240GB) Review – Top SSD Speed in a Small Case
How often do you find yourself buying a new component or even SSD for your computer, and just placing the old part in the packaging? Where it sits until one day your friend tells you that they could use that component, and you have a chance to make a few dollars from it. Well, imagine upgrading the mSATA SSD in your ultra book, only to find that you literally have no use for the old mSATA drive other than to hold up a desk. Better yet, imagine buying the worlds smallest and fastest SSD enclosure with a SSD already included?


Read full article @ The SSD Review

Upgrading an Old Dell Latitude Laptop to 802.11AC Wireless
Our Dell Latitude E6410 has been a workhorse in the Legit Bunkers since we purchased it a few years ago. It was never designed to be a desktop replacement, but it is very capable in the field as it is light and is just solid with everything we throw at it. Lately, we have been working with very large video and image files in the office and since we connect via wireless, we are starting to get a bit impatient with the wireless transfer speeds. For less than $30.00, we were able to pick up an Intel 2-antenna 802.11ac wireless adapter from Newegg. The Intel 7260 HMW Dual-Band Mini PCI Express combo adapter is rated to work at speeds up to 867Mbps over 5.0 GHz and 300Mbps over 2.4 GHz bandwidths. Read on to see what happens to performance after the update!


Read full article @ Legit Reviews




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