The Real (and Virtual) Adventures of Nathan the IT Guy:


April 17, 2012  4:54 PM

Asus Design Week in Milano

Posted by: Nathan Simon
3g, Android ICS, ASUS, benchmark, canada release, first look, hands on, hdmi, Keyboard Dock, Nvidia Tegra 3, pad phone, pre oder, pre order, quad-core, release date, TF300T, TF700, TF700T, Transformer Pad 300, Transformer Pad Infinity, Transformer Prime Infinity, video hands on

The Asus Transformer Pad Infinity release date has been announced, along with the TF Pad 300 and the TF Pad Phone! "ASUS is coming in hot for 2012. We can only hope a US release will soon follow these Italian dates. For some reason, I just can’t imagine we’re going to see the Padfone...

November 23, 2011  12:50 PM

Pico-ATX Nettop

Posted by: Nathan Simon
A1150, ARTiGO, hdmi, HTPC, multimedia, Nettop, streaming, VIA, VIA Eden, WiFi

Wanting the PC experience on your bigscreen TV? Don't have an idea of how to get it done? PC too far away from your TV? VIA might have the solution for you. Over at Engadget they have article about the VIA ARTiGO, a $265 nettop.

That VE-900 mini-ITX kit still too big for you, eh? Then...

November 22, 2011  1:48 AM

Got a Playbook?

Posted by: Nathan Simon
BlackBerry PlayBook, hdmi, how to use the playbook, presentation tool, RIM

Did you get a BlackBerry Playbook but not sure to do with it? has a great page that gives you the 101 on how everything works, and what you can do with it... i have included in insert below... Since the day it was announced, it was clear the BlackBerry...

April 28, 2011  4:08 AM

XFX Radeon HD 6990 – Fastest Video Card in the World?

Posted by: Nathan Simon
8800GT, Call of Duty, Core i5-2500k, DisplayPort, fastest video card, gaming, hdmi, PC Gaming, Radeon HD 6990, Sandy Bridge, Windows 7, XFX

Okay all you gamers fanatics, have you taken a look at the current reigning champion of video cards? The XFX Radeon HD 6990 is a one card SLI solution, that requires quite a lot of power to run, how much you ask? Well the minimum recommended power supply is 750 watts. Also make sure you have...

March 22, 2011  6:00 PM

BlackBerry PlayBook Available for Pre-Order!

Posted by: Nathan Simon
Apple, BlackBerry, hdmi, iphone, Nettop, Playbook, RIM, WSVGA

If you like your BlackBerry, I mean if you love your BlackBerry and want to have the latest and greatest toy then you should get on the bandwagon and order now!

PlayBook has a 7″ 1024×600 WSVGA capacitive LCD touch screen, a 1 GHz dual-core CPU, 1 GB of RAM memory, a 1080p HDMI...

November 30, 2010  1:56 AM

Patriot Box Office

Posted by: Nathan Simon
dolby digital, Full HD 1080p, hdmi, hdtv, media player, Media Server, patriot, Patriot Box Office, PBO, streaming media

What would a techie be without his toys? Patriot better known for their memory and USB devices have recently released the Patriot Box Office or PBO.

The Patriot PBO Core is a Full-HD all-in-one media player that frees your digital media library from the constraints of a PC and bridges...

November 2, 2010  12:56 PM

Samsung Galaxy Tablet

Posted by: Nathan Simon
3g, Android 2.2, BlackBerry, hdmi, Ipad, Playbook, USB

Now here is something that i might actually get and use... aside from a BlackBerry Playbook :) Samsung's foray into the tablet market will definitely be a profitable one, based on the specs below and what I've read about it, I cannot wait to  get my paws on it. Here are the...

September 11, 2010  6:11 PM

Xbox 360 Kinect Bundle

Posted by: Nathan Simon
eweek, hdmi, internal flash memory, Kinect Adventures, Kinect Bundle, microsoft, release date, technology news, touch sensitive, WiFi N, xbox 360, Xbox 360s

Who all out there has the new Xbox? I bought one on the day of release, it was a huge step for me as i had the original Xbox that "R.O.D'd" three times on me, no HDMI, 20GB Hdd that could fit one game, it was pretty bad. So for all you guys out there that have been waiting for the Kinect Bundle,...

September 7, 2010  9:23 PM

Acer and its iPad Crushing Plans

Posted by: Nathan Simon
Andoid, Apple, Channel Insider, Chrome OS, expandability, google, hdmi, Ipad, microsoft, SD, tablet, USB, Windows

Acer is planning on releasing many new tablets over the next year. Acer will be able to make a tablet in a variety of operating systems like Windows, Chrome, and Android. These Tablets will also have much more expandability, like usb,SD card slots, and HDMI out, the list goes on. We all know that a...

August 25, 2010  1:54 AM


Posted by: Nathan Simon
HDBaseT, hdmi, multi hops, POE, power over ethernet

Is HDMI on the way out? I was reading the latest issue of PC World and read up on HDBaseT. Basically what it is, is uncompressed high-definition video, audio, 100BaseT Ethernet, PoE(Power over Ethernet), and other features, all in one cable. I though the new HDMI cables were going to support...

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