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Gift Guide for Geeks

Do you have someone on your gifting list with particular taste in all things Geek?  If so, the Geeks have your gifting playbook depending on your level of investment (how much money do you want to spend?).  Below are some great gift ideas under $50, under $100, under $200 and over $200 but you can […]

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Book Review: The Practice of Network Security Monitoring

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Some more geek entertainment from No Starch press! The full title of this book is: The Practice of Network Security Monitoring: Understanding Incident Detection and Response. The Practice of NSM, as it’s abbreviated in the book, was written by the CSO of Mandiant, Richard Bejtlich, who also blogs at TaoSecurity. So what is Network Security Monitoring? First, […]

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Book Review: The Modern Web, Multi-Device Web Development with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript

Peter Gasston follows up his CSS3 book (“The Book of CSS3“) with this more encompassing subject on web development. While I hardly need to restate a statistic that has been beaten to death in the past few years, mobile platforms are not only growing but outstripping traditional desktop computers in some parts of the world […]

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Enter to win 1 of 10 free electronic magazine subscriptions from Zinio

The good folks at Zinio have teamed up with us to offer 10 free electronic magazine subscriptions to our readers. So what we’re going to do is run this as a contest where we’ll randomly pick 10 lucky winners at the end of the entry period. In case you’ve been living under a rock for […]

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Updated eReader Comparison Report is Out!

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The eReader market has changed dramatically in the past 2 years with most vendors like Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and Kobo offering full-color, full featured tablets in the vein of the iPad. During that time too, E Ink readers have tacked on the features, with most now featuring E Ink Pearl technology, backlights, and more. […]

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What has the Digital Revolution Actually Done for Musicians?

The music industry has changed significantly in the last decade alone. Gone are the days when you would enter a store and buy a brand new album. Now, you visit one online store and only buy the songs you like. The world sure has changed for musicians. What has the digital revolution done for musicians […]

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5 Roku 2 XS Features You Should Know About

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The Roku is well-known for its streaming media capabilities, but that’s not all this versatile device is known for. If you have never explored the extended capabilities of your Roku player, you’re missing out. From playing your own media to using the box to check your social networking profiles, you’ll get far more use out […]

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Going to College? Make Sure These Gadgets Are In Your Bag

If you’re heading off to college for the first time, it’s essential that you know what you need to take with you. If you’re already in college, you may find that things are a bit lacking, but can’t quite put your finger on what. Technological gadgets are an absolute must for the modern college student, […]

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Book Review: Head First HTML5 Programming

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Unless you’ve been under a rock the past 2 years or so, you’ll know that HTML5 is the next generation of the markup language that has been powering the Web since its inception. Tech publisher O’Reilly has been busy ensuring that they do their part to educate the Web developers and programmers of the world […]

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Tablet Battle: Amazon’s Kindle Fire vs Barnes & Noble’s Nook

During the holiday season, many tech-oriented shoppers will be scrutinizing the market for the best valued tablet. While most analysts point to the iPad as the pinnacle of current tablet design and functionality, consumers have one big beef with the product: its price. The iPad 2 starts at a whopping $499, a price that most […]

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