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Review: Asus VivoMouse

- July 9th, 2014

The basic design of the mouse has not really changed that much over the years. Sure, optical sensors have replaced trackballs and some gaming mouses have a futuristic scifi look with extra buttons and ridges that make it easier to grip.  But the basic functionality has not really changed.

The Asus VivoMouse, on the other hand, turns the standard mouse design onto its head by adding a circular three-point multi-touch touchpad on top. The VivoMouse can be used as either a standard mouse by moving it along a surface or you can drag your finger along the top of the device to use it much as you would a touchpad on a laptop.

Asus VivoMouse

Asus VivoMouse. (Supplied)

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Dell launches sleek, sexy XPS 15z

- May 24th, 2011

XPS 15z_open front

Dude, you’re getting a… wait a minute. That’s not a Dell, is it? Is it?

Actually, it is. Today, Dell officially takes the wraps off the Dell XPS 15z, the first entry in the company’s new line of thinner, lighter, more style-conscious notebook computers, aimed at folks who want a significant amount of power in their wee portable beasties but don’t want to carry around a massive slab of boring coloured plastic to get it.

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Are dual boot tablets the best of both worlds?

- April 27th, 2011

Gigabyte dual boot tablet

You may be aware that Dual Boot facility (having the ability to boot in more than one OS) is available for mobile devices like HTC HD2 but tablets have lagged behind in this race. Taiwanese manufacturer Gigabyte has decided to take the lead and has announced two dual boot tablets to be launched later this year.

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Monitor Your Computer With Everest

- January 25th, 2010

Everest (Courtesy Lavalys)

The other day I was building a new Windows 7 computer for a friend and when I was done installing the operating system I wanted to check out how the system was running.

In previous versions of Windows I would have relied on MBM5 or PC Probe (motherboard monitoring software), but I thought that I might as well look to see what was out there for Windows 7 to keep track of how the hardware was running while in the operating system.

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