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If I were to choose ONE product to take home from CES it would be the Samsung Smart Window

Samsung’s Smart Window marries the utility of a window and their Internet-capable Smart TV. I had been chatting with some folks from Samsung Philippines and they hinted about something really exciting for 2012, apart from more apps and video streaming to support their line of Smart TV’s. Looks like this is an upgrade. Touch screen too (though I don’t know how they’re going to solve smudging). The best piece of news is that this isn’t a prototype and it will ship this year. The Smart Window is one-way which means that the people behind won’t be able to see what you’re watching.

Do you want it? I sure as hell would. Because it brings us closer to the concept of a truly digital home without having to look geeky.

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ASUS launches new Ultrabook, the ZENBOOK. We compare it to the Macbook Air and the Acer S3

ASUS unveiled their latest ultrabook just a few hours ago. Touted as the Zenbook. I can lust after it. For those unfamiliar, the ultrabook is defined as the market segment of Apple’s Macbook Air. These are usually classified having these three features: battery efficient, super light and thin, with solid state storage.

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Left 4 Dead and Team Fortress 2 LAN Party


Ah the good ol’ days. All computers were running the Steam client and the choice picks for the day were Left 4 Dead and Team Fortress 2. Back 5 years ago it made more sense to build your own PC, which I did with much enthusiasm. Oh the times! With less time on hand to tweak stuff, it makes more sense to buy branded desktops as they cost the same, most times cheaper than building your own rig and the specs are pretty wicked. I mean look, back 6 years ago, people would have to spend an arm and a leg for a 7 channel HD audio card. Today, it comes bundled with the motherboard! Choose original!


Rico’s Gaming Rig:
Intel E7300 Motherboard
GeForce 9500 GT

My ACER System:
GeForce 8500 GT 512MB

Our wicked gaming server:
Intel Core i7 2.66 GHz
GeForce 9800 GT 512MB

Added the MacBook running Windows 7 for effect.

Ton just got his new system yesterday and he’s running the following specs:

Intel Core 2 Duo
GeForce 120GT 512MB *
320GB HD
*interesting renaming scheme as the 120GT is also a GeForce 9500 GT


Can’t wait for Diablo III LAN parties!

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Street Fighter IV on Steam *faints*


Exclusive to the PC version of the game, three visual shaders based on the “artistic” trailers give a new look to the gameplay: Watercolor, Poster, and Sumi-E ink styles

Coming in July 2009.