FLAT PANEL MONITORS

Lots of people are interested in LCD flat panel monitors now that the prices are dropping. I’ve gleaned a few things from the coverage I’ve seen. Prices for 15″ LCD monitors have fallen to the $500 range. The current guess is that they won’t...

KEYRING FILE STORAGE

I’m not sure what to use this for, but I love the concept. The Agate Storage Device is about the size of a car key. When you plug it into a USB port with the built-in connector, the computer immediately recognizes it as another drive attached to the computer and...

HARDWARE WEB SITES

The leading web sites for independent information and reviews of computer hardware have long been Tom’s Hardware and AnandTech. Tom’s and Anand’s have been meticulous about remaining independent and providing unbiased commentary. Ziff-Davis, the...

COMPUTER RECYCLING

In addition to Hewlett Packard’s computer recycling service (see news item on May 29), the Press Democrat just published an article about a local company doing recycling. Computer Recycling Center at 3249 Santa Rosa Avenue will restore systems if possible,...

CDR PRICES TO RISE

Stock up on blank CDRs! According to this article, a combination of circumstances is going to cause the price of blank CDRs to jump significantly in the next couple of months – as much as triple the current prices.

MICROSOFT CORDLESS MOUSE

I should have expected that Microsoft would release its own cordless mouse, to counter the recent successful releases from Logitech. Here’s an early review of the Microsoft cordless mouse.