December 14, 2005

Wireless review: T-Mobile HotSpots

As published on CNET.com:
"If you're a Windows user with a taste for Starbucks lattes, you'll love T-Mobile's slick, safe, and easy-to-use HotSpot service, although you'll pay a premium to use it. With about 6,400 locations in the United States--many of them in Starbucks cafes--plus a sleek (but Windows-only) connection utility, nationwide WPA and 802.1x protection, and free 24/7 phone support, T-Mobile HotSpot caters to serious mobile warriors who need solid, no-fuss Wi-Fi on the road. That said, T-Mobile's monthly rates are a bit pricey, and it has fewer U.S. and international access points than Boingo Wireless."
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December 10, 2005

Feature: Ultimate party gadgets

As published in Rave*SQ:
"Hoping to up the ante with your holiday celebration? Make an impression with the latest and greatest party gear. These eye-popping, ear-tickling and ache-relieving gadgets will turn your year-end event into a treat for the senses."
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December 01, 2005

Home video review: Sony RDR-HX715

As published on CNET.com:
"Sony's RDR-HX715 has more features than any competing hard disk/DVD recorder to date, although it's still missing a couple of our favorites. In addition to its 160GB hard drive, quad-format DVD deck (which burns dual-layer DVD+R discs) and TV Guide onscreen programming guide, the RDR-HX715 is one of the first of its kind with an all-digital HDMI output, which upscales standard-definition video and DVDs to 720p or 1080i resolutions. It's a mouthwatering package but not without its drawbacks: the TV Guide EPG service, while free, doesn't work with all cable carriers, and the deck's HDMI jack is more of a convenience than a performance enhancer. Finally, the $700 price tag seems awfully steep considering what you get. "
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