Khan Academy

Watch. Practice. Learn almost anything for free. Today I saw news that Craig Silverstein, Google’s first employee has left the company. My first thought? “What company is offering him an opportunity better than what he found at Google?” It turns out that he will be joining Khan Academy, a “not-for-profit with the goal of changing education[…]

The Age of the Tech Enthusiast(Death of the PC?)

By 2013, mobile phones will overtake PCs as the most common Web access device worldwide.

It’s a great time to be a tech enthusiast (and gamer)! The Wall Street Journal pointed out that the Consumer Electronics Show(CES), once buzzing with the latest, greatest desktop and laptop technology, now buzzes to a cacophony of tablets(such as the iPad), smartphones(such as my already-dated HTC Incredible) and other mobile technologies. They quote a statistic by Gartner, a market research company:

According to Gartner’s PC installed base forecast, the total number of PCs in use will reach 1.78 billion units in 2013. By 2013, the combined installed base of smartphones and browser-equipped enhanced phones will exceed 1.82 billion units and will be greater than the installed base for PCs thereafter.

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Get the best graphics card for your money – January 2011

Detailed graphics card specifications and reviews are great—that is, if you have the time to do the research. But at the end of the day, what a gamer needs is the best graphics card within a certain budget. –TomsHardware.com

I couldn’t agree more! One of the biggest hurdles to enjoying PC games is having hardware that enables you to play the latest and most exciting games. What more important piece of hardware is there than the video card? Near the top of my list of favorite tech review site, Tom’s Hardware just published the latest in their series of monthly articles, “Best Graphics Cards For The Money: January 2011” and as usual I found it to provide clear, timely insight into the value of graphics cards currently for sale. Not only does the writer, Don Roligroski, recommend a “Best Card” at various price points, he also provides a “Graphics Card Hierarchy Chart” at the end of the article to give even the most novice gamer a clear view of how the cards stack up against one another. A must read for any gamer looking to purchase a video card, copied here for your convenience.

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Top 10 Reasons Gift Cards Are Perfect For Gamers and Tech Enthusiasts

As a gamer and/or tech enthusiast – how do you feel about receiving gift cards as opposed to some other gift? I’ve had a few conversations about gift card giving this year as I have approached Christmas, usually as the result of someone asking me how I feel about receiving them. I tend to really appreciate gift cards, putting them towards larger purchases to fuel my gaming habits or tech cravings. Gizimodo’s latest highlighting of arguments for and against gift cards combined with those recent discussions has fueled my drive to create a Top 10 list to convince everyone else that gift cards are perfect for gamers and tech enthusiasts
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