Sean Portnoy

Sean Portnoy started his tech writing career at ZDNet nearly a decade ago. He then spent several years as an editor at Computer Shopper magazine, most recently serving as online executive editor. He received a B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. from the University of Southern California.

John Morris

<p>John Morris is a former executive editor at CNET Networks and senior editor at PC Magazine. He now works for a private investment firm, which may at any time invest in companies whose products are discussed in this blog, and no disclosure of securities transactions will be made. No investment advice is offered in this blog. All duties are disclaimed.</p>

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Control your Windows 7 PC remotely through the iPad with Desktop Connect app

Control your Windows 7 PC remotely through the iPad with Desktop Connect app

Some people think the idea of controlling another computer through an iPad is a ridiculous idea—why wouldn't you just get a laptop and then it's not even an issue.  I can see the argument that using the Apple tablet to spend an extensive amount of time dealing with a remote computer's interface would be challenging, but I can think of a few reasons you'd want the capability.

April 11, 2010 by in CXO

Time to tee up 3D?

Time to tee up 3D?

Now that 3D hardware is here, the content will follow, starting with The Masters this week. But is it compelling enough to convince consumers to upgrade?

April 8, 2010 by in Hardware

Western Digital boosts storage capacity of its VelociRaptor high-performance hard drives

Western Digital boosts storage capacity of its VelociRaptor high-performance hard drives

Most desktop users don't care a lick about such things as the rotational speed of their hard drives, but those who do know that the VelociRaptor from Western Digital is one of the best performing drives out there, thanks to its 10,000rpm speed, along with 32MB of cache and SATA 6Gbps support.The VelociRaptor's primary drawback has been its smaller capacities (300GB max) in a world full of terabyte (and more) drives.

April 7, 2010 by in CXO

3 quick impressions after one day of testing the iPad

3 quick impressions after one day of testing the iPad

So I braved the lines, which weren't outrageously long, at my local Apple store, and picked up an iPad yesterday morning. To be honest, my kids spent more time with it since then than I did, but I played with it enough to offer my first impressions to the growing multitude of iPad commentary.

April 4, 2010 by in iPad

Mobile hotspots are heating up

Mobile hotspots are heating up

After a slow start, mobile hotspots may be ready to go mainstream. Wireless operators are deploying more advanced 4G networks and new types of devices such as Apple's iPad are vying to get onto them.

March 29, 2010 by in Mobility

Attack of the Fermi desktops: More gaming PC builders announce systems with new Nvidia graphics cards

Attack of the Fermi desktops: More gaming PC builders announce systems with new Nvidia graphics cards

Seemingly minutes after I posted about CyberPower announcing gaming computers with the brand-new Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 and GTX 480 DirectX 11 cards—part of the so-called Fermi platform—a slew of other system builders announced their own Fermi desktops. Though these are pretty much existing lines that just have the new cards as upgrade options, in sum they represent a range of prices.

March 27, 2010 by in Hardware

CyberPower first to announce gaming PCs with new Nvidia Fermi graphics

CyberPower first to announce gaming PCs with new Nvidia Fermi graphics

With Nvidia set to officially launch its new Fermi graphics card architecture tonight, CyberPower is making sure it's first with its announcement of desktops that will come with the new cards. Not surprisingly, the company's lines that will sport the latest Nvidia cards—Black Pearl, Black Mamba Fang Series and Gamer Xtreme 3D—are the same that are rocking the new Intel Core i7-980X six-core processor.

March 26, 2010 by in Hardware

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