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Digital Cameras
The Secrets of Choosing a Digital Camera Part 1 in Digital Cameras

Size Small is beautiful. Today's digital cameras are sometimes so small, that they fit into the breast pocket of your shirt easily and are still fully featured so you get the most out of the camera in almost every situation. Just imagine taking a picture of a wonderful sunrise when your are on your morning run or the happy smile of your kids when you pick them up after school. With a small digital camera you don't have to lug around heavy equipment, you are always ready to take the picture of your life. But too small could be a nightmare for someone with large hands or big fingers. In this case it is not practical and the fingers could cover the lens...

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Personal Computers
Alienware Computers, The Ultimate Gaming Machine? in Personal Computers

Among computer hardware enthusiasts, hardcore gamers, and early adopters, there is perhaps no computer manufacturer who stands as tall as Alienware. Barely ten years old, and recently purchased by Dell, Alienware rode to the forefront of high technology by concentrating on every facet of design, while incorporating only the latest circuitry inside its machines. A recent trend known as "case modding", in which computer owners customize the cases of their PC's, can be attributed to Alienware's rich history of unique case designs. Their most popular case design is also one of their earliest - a case that looks like the face of an alien from your favorite science-fiction movie...

Featured Topics on Personal Computers: Advice on Buying a Laptop or Notebook  AGP and PCI-Express Graphics Cards  Make Your Computer Run Faster 

Xbox 360
XBox 360 Hacked in Xbox 360

Its finally happened, just four months after release, it seems the XBox 360 has now been officially hacked to play backup XBox 360 software. A group of hackers, headed by a guy affectionaly known as TheSpecialist have found a way to use an exploit on the firmware of the DVD drive, of all things. Although not officially released yet by the group, the information on how to carry out the firmware hack will no doubt begin to filter out onto the internet at some point very soon. A video clip has been released which shows the group loading a backup copy of PGR 3 into the hacked XBox 360 and then booting the unit up. After a few seconds and a little bit of DVD lens activity...

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Digital Photography
Five Basic Tips For Getting Great Prints From Your Digital Camera in Digital Photography

Learn the best techniques for turning your digital photographs into gorgeous prints. Shoot with printing in mind Image resolution refers to the number of pixels in an image. Measured in megapixels (MP), matching the resolution to the print size will help you get crisp and clear digital photo prints. Most digital cameras offer a range of resolution settings, but if you intend to make prints larger than wallet size, shoot at a higher resolution. While high-res pictures take up more space on your digital camera's memory card, shooting big guarantees that when the magic strikes, you've captured the picture at the highest quality level. And it gives you the most flexibility...

Featured Topics on Digital Photography: How To Take Better Photographs  Printing Your Digital Photographs  Editing Photographs with Photoshop 

Computer Games
Ten Signs Of MMORPG Addiction in Computer Games

With the advent of Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPG), a lot of people have suffered from MMORPG over-addiction, so much so that some of them have slowly confused the real world with the fantasy environment of the games they're playing. I kid you not! This seeming merger of truth and fiction is not restricted to costume plays (or cosplays), sci-fi conventions or game launches. It has extended to everyday life. And if you have been playing a particular MMORPG for hours upon hours, each and every day, you might be suffering from MMORPG over-addiction yourself! How would you know? Here are 10 signs that can be observed if ever you have too much MMORPG adrenaline in your system. 1...

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Digital Cameras
A Beginners Guide To Choosing A Digital Camera in Digital Cameras

Digital photography is no longer a new thing. Digital photography has flourished of late and for good reason. Gone are the days when taking your holiday snaps required buying a film, taking pictures in the hope that at least half would develop and then tripping down top the processor after your holiday or sightseeing. Now there is a multitude of options from the expensive to inexpensive that allow you to take your pictures, view the results and decide which pictures to save for future printing on your home PC or delete as unsatisfactory. All the former big boys in the camera market, such as Canon, Kodak, Nikon, Olympus and Fuji now have digital cameras to suit every pocket and every use...

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