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#21 Candarius

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:44 PM

Not sure about Westworld, or whatever that place on Douglas where Victoria Fitness Exchange used to be is called.


My wife and I had our MacBooks repaired at Westworld, really happy with the customer service and quality of their work. We did not buy our MacBooks from there, and they were at the end of their Applecare when they did the work...but basically we would be happy to buy from them in the future as it was a good experience.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 10:04 PM

Ya, I'm liking it, easier to type than my ipod touch for sure


If you have a BlackBerry phone, you can use the physical keyboard on the phone as a bluetooth keyboard for the PlayBook. Some people can type really quickly with the physical keyboards.

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#23 Bingo

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:20 AM

Dell announced plans Tuesday to go private in a deal that is worth $24.4 billion.

If successful, the Dell deal would be one of the largest leveraged buyouts in history. Shareholders have to approve the deal before it becomes official. The once mighty Dell has struggled to compete in an ailing and increasingly competitive PC market.

http://money.cnn.com....html?hpt=hp_t3

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:37 AM

Interesting.

Slightly on topic we bought a new computer from Bestbuy (good thing we like it) and have really been enjoying it. It is an All-in-One Acer touchscreen 24" screen. It even has HDMI In which is pretty cool.

It came with Windows 7 but I upgraded it to 8 right away which I already had on my laptop and have really been enjoying.

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#25 jonny

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:22 AM

Two of the big problems PC makers are facing is that computers just don't need to be ugpraded as much as they used to, and PCs have essentially become commodities where consumers shop for the lowest price instead of for the brand they want. Technology is just not advancing as quickly as it once was and people have less need to upgrade.

In the decade from '98-'08 I went through 5 PCs. I have had the same home computer (a Dell) since 2009, and recently upgraded to Windows 8, which works great on my old computer. I have had to fix a couple of problems over the years, but generally my old PC works fine for the basic things I need it for (knock on wood, now it will have a catastrophic failure...).

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:21 AM

When I was building and selling PCs, things like CD and DVD burners were "upgrades". We could have "Double your RAM" sales and people would lap it up like kittens and warm milk.

These days nobody needs even half the power of the new PCs. Unless you're big into gaming or video editing, typical daily uses of a computer (such as the important task of posting to VV) aren't taxing enough to warrant constantly upgrading your hardware.

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#27 jonny

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:20 AM

When I was building and selling PCs, things like CD and DVD burners were "upgrades". We could have "Double your RAM" sales and people would lap it up like kittens and warm milk.


So true,

I remember spending $250 buying a "cd burner", which can nearly buy you a PC these days.

Nowadays, people buy new computers because they want to or because there's has broken and it will be easier/cheaper to buy new.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 09:19 PM

Metro Vancouver firm’s groundbreaking quantum computer wins confidence of U.S. aerospace giant

Two years after Lockheed Martin acquired the first commercially viable quantum computer from D-Wave Systems, the American aerospace and technology giant is once again throwing its weight behind a technology many thought was still the stuff of science fiction.

Lockheed Martin has just upgraded its D-Wave One quantum computer to the D-Wave Two, a machine the company’s founder Geordie Rose said is 500,000 times faster than its predecessor, which was already faster than a conventional computer

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#29 Bingo

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Posted 02 August 2015 - 02:19 PM

A curved screen TV works against you as the screen is meant to be viewed by multiple people.

However a curved computer monitor is usually for one person at a time.

Any feedback on curved screen monitors?



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Posted 03 August 2015 - 01:13 PM

Typically, you're talking about a super widescreen if it's curved. I actually prefer dual 22 to 30" rather than one large curved as when working with multiple apps in windows it is simpler for maximizing windows etc.
you could do virtual monitors with an app though. For gaming or large spreadsheets I could see these monitors being great, so long as the game supports the weird resolution natively.

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 02:16 PM

 

Typically, you're talking about a super widescreen if it's curved. I actually prefer dual 22 to 30" rather than one large curved as when working with multiple apps in windows it is simpler for maximizing windows etc.

 

 

Windows Key + Left Arrow and Windows Key + Right arrow are your friends on a large monitor


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#32 sebberry

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 02:49 PM

 

 
 

 

Windows Key + Left Arrow and Windows Key + Right arrow are your friends on a large monitor

 

 

That also works well on multi-monitor setups for when you want to 1/2 maximize a window to the side of the monitor without it spilling onto the adjacent monitor. 


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#33 Bingo

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 03:58 PM

The Apple Watch is soooo last year.

  A new report from market intelligence firm IDC shows Apple Watch sales have dropped 55% since the product was launched in early 2015.

 

http://money.cnn.com...port/index.html

 

 



#34 Nparker

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 04:04 PM

 

A new report from market intelligence firm IDC shows Apple Watch sales have dropped 55% since the product was launched in early 2015.

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 06:05 PM

I have a Pebble Watch and I really like it. The Apple Watch just seemed be trying to do too much.

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#36 LJ

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 07:50 PM

I bought a Dell computer from Costco just less than three months ago. It wouldn't wake up by moving the mouse or hitting the keyboard, you had to push the power button. Half the time nothing would happen, sometimes it would wake up, sometimes it would shut off. When it would do nothing, I had to undo the power cord to shut it off and then plug it back in and push the power button to get it to start. Because it didn't shut down properly it would have to go through a whole self test thing that would take 5 minutes. I took it back with two days left on the 90 day return policy, and picked up a HP all in one that was $400 less than the Dell. Seems to be working fine so far.


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Posted 22 July 2016 - 07:55 PM

I bought a Dell computer from Costco just less than three months ago. It wouldn't wake up by moving the mouse or hitting the keyboard, you had to push the power button. Half the time nothing would happen, sometimes it would wake up, sometimes it would shut off. When it would do nothing, I had to undo the power cord to shut it off and then plug it back in and push the power button to get it to start. Because it didn't shut down properly it would have to go through a whole self test thing that would take 5 minutes. I took it back with two days left on the 90 day return policy, and picked up a HP all in one that was $400 less than the Dell. Seems to be working fine so far.

That sounds very much like a driver issue. I've seen similar issues with Lenovo laptops, resolved with an update of the drivers - Ultranav, hotkeys etc.



#38 LJ

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 07:58 PM

That sounds very much like a driver issue. I've seen similar issues with Lenovo laptops, resolved with an update of the drivers - Ultranav, hotkeys etc.

Well it must be a pretty common one because the Dell forum was full of people asking why they couldn't wake up the computer with a mouse or keyboard.

 

I had a driver updater installed and updated everything there, also on the Dell support site where they scan your computer for any problems or out of date drivers, everything was good.


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Posted 22 July 2016 - 10:19 PM

I've been quite happy with my Dell laptop, although no driver updates seem to take care of one pesky issue - sometimes after resuming from sleep mode, adjusting screen brightness with the Function keys (F11 and F12) put the computer right back to sleep again. It's on the latest BIOS, latest display driver, latest chipset drivers...

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Posted 28 August 2016 - 06:05 PM

In 1982, British engineer John Ellenby made waves when his company, Grid Systems, released the Compass, a clamshell-like computer. Ellenby died August 17 at the age of 75, according to his son Thomas, who spoke with CNNMoney. The New York Times first reported Ellenby's passing. Today, the Compass's appearance generates snickers. It was heavy enough to be curled like a dumbbell. It had a foldout leg that propped up the back of the machine and helped prevent it from overheating. The Compass's screen resembled a blurry postage stamp. It cost a fortune -- $8,150 -- which is $20,324 in today's dollars.

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