Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The Windows Vista Upgrade Flowchart

Still confused about whether to upgrade to Vista? Hit the jump to have all your questions answered in the way that only a flowchart can.

With the launch of Windows Vista, many people are wondering if they should upgrade their computers to the new operating system. Here at BBspot we're dedicated to offering sound technical advice to businesses and home users, so we've created the Windows Vista Upgrade Decision Flowchart. Use this chart to help you decide if an upgrade is right for you. Download the large (.jpg) or (.pdf) file for printing and posting in your office for easy reference.

Windows Vista Upgrade Chart

Friday, October 13, 2006

First Feel: Linksys WUSB300N Wireless N Adapter


There was lots of food and booze to be had at Wednesday night's Pepcom event in midtown Manhattan, but our geek antenna naturally gravitated toward Linksys' WUSB300N, a Wireless-N (draft 802.11n) USB network adapter for your desktop/notebook. Naturally, the adapter is compatible with Wireless-G and -B equipment, but provides up to 4x the range and 12x the speed than 802.11g. Click on for some sexy 802.11n action.



Linksys WUSB300N Wireless N Network Adapter

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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Quad-Core Intel Xeon Chips Coming Sooner Than Expected


Hey, weren't these Intel quad-core processors due in the first quarter of 2007? Now Intel will not only roll out its quad-core Xeon processors in the fourth quarter of this year, it will follow that with a low-voltage version in 2007's first quarter.

These four Clovertown chips will constitute the Xeon 53xx family, arriving in speeds of 1.6GHz, 1.86GHz, 2.33GHz and 2.66GHz. They're all flying, too, running on a 1066MHz front-side bus, and contain a whopping 8MB of L2 cache.

Geez, isn't this processor parade speeding up tenfold? And, our only objection to those Clovertown chips was their power-hungriness, and now Intel solves that problem, too. Does this leave AMD completely in the dust? Discuss.

Intel preps four-chip four-core Xeon Q4 debut [Reg Hardware]

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Steal This Camera: 24-Karat Gold-Plated Minox DC1011 Carat


Nothing says "steal me" quite like a pair of white earbuds or a 24k gold camera. The Minox DC1011 Carat appears to fit the bill, a compact digital camera with 24-karat gold plating and ten 2-millimeter diamonds surrounding its lens. Never mind that it's a 10.1-megapixel camera with a 2.5-inch viewscreen and a 3x zoom.

For those less well-heeled, there's a Minox DC1011 camera without all that glitter, undoubtedly at a more earthbound price. How much is this golden embodiment of farce? No one's talking just yet.

Minox DC1011 Carat [Let'sGoDigital]

Saturday, September 02, 2006