Tag Archives: computers

GeekDad Daily Deal: The Ockel Sirius B Windows 10 Pocket PC

GeekDad Daily Deal: The Ockel Sirius B Windows 10 Pocket PC

A computer in your pocket with the Ockel Sirius B Windows 10 Pocket PC! Read More

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Super Deals Today on Preschool Toys, Computer Components, and Madden ’16

Super Deals Today on Preschool Toys, Computer Components, and Madden ’16

The holiday shopping season, though not officially begin, is already starting to ramp up, and Amazon’s daily deals are quite reflective of that. Plus, they’re giving us some great choices and deals on stuff for a wide range of family members, making it really easy to get some shopping out of the way early. Read More

Why I Don’t Use My Computer for Gaming

Why I Don’t Use My Computer for Gaming

When you work out of the house, it can be difficult to separate work time from play time, especially when work and play use the same tools. At the heart of this conundrum is the computer. If I’m sitting in front of it, I get the feeling that I should be working. Sure, I use it to surf the web and read blogs and check Twitter. But mostly, I’m working. Read More

Need a New Desktop? Build Your Own!

Need a New Desktop? Build Your Own!

Recently, I had a crazy idea. I had identified that I needed a new desktop machine. Ok, needed is a stretch. I wanted a new desktop computer. I had the desire for a more powerful, dedicated machine that could run some games and handle 3D rendering and other higher-performance duties well. It had to be Windows-based for some of the utilities I wanted to run and didn’t want to bother with VM performance or dual booting. I started looking at the traditional pre-built sites like Dell and even some amazing high-end market providers like Maingear. I was impressed by what I saw, but what I really longed for was something I hadn’t done since about 1992: build my own computer from scratch. It was easy enough when I built a 486-based machine. I was in for a lesson on exactly how much had changed under my nose while I was buying computers in a commodity style. Read More