Have you ever heard a weird kind of hissing, crackling or popping noise when calling someone on an IP telephony line? How rare is the phenomenon these days?
Are cheap external USB video cards good enough to power an extra monitor or five, and what are their pitfalls? Won't handle 3D acceleration? Take up valuable CPU cycles? Leave dirty dishes around your desk and have a bad odour?
Do you suffer from phantom monitor pain when you only have one monitor in your work environment, compared to two or more at home?
We take one of Intel's new 34nm SSD drives for a spin and find it a worthy hard disk replacement, delivering massive speed jumps when loading software. But watch out for a penalty when writing data.
For those of us running Linux desktops, a graphics card decision can make or break a system in ways no commercial OS user can fathom.
Just last week, I was moaning and groaning like a whiny little so and so that SSD hard disks were too expensive. A few massive price cuts later from Intel, and I'm almost a happy man.
Mouse, we've been together for a long time. But the time has come. I'm breaking up with you. My new trackball is serving all of my needs.
Ever since Anand Lal Shimpi described using SSD drives as the single most noticeable upgrade you can do to your computer, I've been looking for the right price point to follow his example and make the SSD move. But at what price?