Archive for Category: "Tech Industry"

Office Shredding: You Can Only Trust Yourself

Office Shredding: You Can Only Trust Yourself

Even if you aren’t intentionally robbing customers or breaking government trust laws, there’s lots of stuff that would be valuable in the wrong hands and could damage you or your company. And how much do you think the Shreddig Service Companies pay someone who picks up the mechanically-masticated remains of broken dreams?

Boxee Box is no More

Boxee Box is no More

It will be interesting to see what Samsung has in store, and I hope they continue to innovate. Team Boxee stopped moving, and the rest of the industry moved on.

Top 9 Tech Blunders of 2012

Top 9 Tech Blunders of 2012

There were no shortage of things to poke fun of in 2012, and some of these things were very public in modern media.

Let’s go over some of the most memorable bone-headed fails in the technology industry last year.

Leveraging Your Business In the Cloud

Leveraging Your Business In the Cloud

The “cloud” may the the cliché buzzword of the year, but leveraging it has saved me a lot of hassle transporting (and sharing) files to the OCMS staff. When we write articles, we have to share assets like product images, screenshots, graphics for watermarks, documents, and benchmarking software for testing. We used to do this through our own FTP server or forum software, each of which have their own set of problems.

Scythe America Office Closes!

Scythe America Office Closes!

We’ve reviewed a few of Scythe’s products here at OCmodshop, and they’ve produced a few decent heatsinks, like the MINE heatsink reviewed here. It’s kind of sad in a way, but that may not affect their business, and hopefully we’ll still be able to buy their products online.

Why I Dropped DirecTV

Why I Dropped DirecTV

I have been a DirecTV customer since 1997, shortly after they rolled out the service, and have remained loyal and dealt with many of their growing pains. I recently decided to drop DirecTV after 15 years for several reasons.

Does Sinofsky’s Departure Mean Windows 8 Will Restore Start Button?

Does Sinofsky’s Departure Mean Windows 8 Will Restore Start Button?

It’s only been two weeks since the launch of Windows 8.  Although Microsoft claims huge sales figures, not everything is a bed of roses.  Steven Sinofsky, the President of the Windows division was let go from the company on Monday.  While Microsoft claims the break is due to a personality conflict between him and other […]

Bye Bye to Ziff Davis (Again)

Bye Bye to Ziff Davis (Again)

I do know that having a site being purchased spells eventual doom. VoodooExtreme was recently canned by IGN, and a few affiliate tech sites like motherboards.org have changed leadership when the owners sold their rights away.

Top 9 Cheap Tech That You Overpay For

Top 9 Cheap Tech That You Overpay For

There is some technology that we pay an awful lot for, even though it is actually very cheap. Listed here is the top tech that we as a society greatly overpay.

What is the real version number of Windows 8?

What is the real version number of Windows 8?

Windows 8 isn’t really even version 8. It’s all a lie, and we call it out in this article.

Will PC Gamers be happy with Windows 8?

Will PC Gamers be happy with Windows 8?

But the big hit isn’t coming from consumers, yet. It’s coming from the world of PC game developers. The guys over at Valve are calling Windows 8 a disaster for PC gamers.

Things You Didn’t Know About Nintendo

Things You Didn’t Know About Nintendo

There are lots of things about the largest video game console maker that most people aren’t aware of. If you’re a Nintendo fan, then you’ll love these little interesting tidbits about the company and its games.

Top 12 Fallen Tech Sites

Top 12 Fallen Tech Sites

For me, the early tech websites were not just a place to get information or look at the latest case mods; they were a virtual hangout where I felt like a part of a community.

We pay tribute to those sites that paved the way and are sorely missed because they are no longer with us.

Windows 8 GUI Annoyances

Windows 8 GUI Annoyances

Now Windows is calling it Windows 8 Style UI. I wish I were kidding, but that’s their temporary name while they come up with something better than Metro.

Nintendo 3DS: Free Repair Time Running Out

Nintendo 3DS: Free Repair Time Running Out

The Nintendo 3DS just had its first birthday. If you’re an early adopter of the 3DS then you might want to think about getting some of those weird problems fixed before it is too late.

Most Read Articles of the Past Decade

Most Read Articles of the Past Decade

While we get a lot of traffic from articles about heatsinks, cases, motherboards and other PC hardware, there are just some articles that just shoot past all of the others and really stand out. Listed here are the most popular OCModShop articles from the past decade.

Logitech Repair Policy Change

Logitech Repair Policy Change

Over a year ago, we reviewed an exciting Logitech PC gaming product, the Logitech G930 Wireless Gaming Headset (reviewed here).  As noted in the article, our review unit came with a broken LED light on the microphone.  I decided to get this repaired while the headset was still under warranty, so I called the tech […]

Verizon’s iPhone vs AT&T iPhone vs Jailbreak

Verizon’s iPhone vs AT&T iPhone vs Jailbreak

AT&T has a habit of building monopolies, which has several times been wrentched from their greedy corporate fingers.  Back in the days when long-distance service was the marketable product, the communications juggernaut was bitch-slapped several times, and forced to reorganize.  Then cell phones became the dominant commodity, and AT&T eventually sold to  Cingular, which later […]

Everest Passes Torch to AIDA64 v1.20

Everest Passes Torch to AIDA64 v1.20

If you’ve been a fan of OCModShop (or any tech site for that matter), then you’ve no doubt heard of Everest.  Everest is one of the premiere benchmarking suites that hardware enthusiasts use to test their motherboards, video cards, memory, and just about everything related to computers. Some have wondered what has happened to Everest, […]

Data Storage – Flash Memory Continues to Grow

Data Storage – Flash Memory Continues to Grow

“I am president of the Electronics Club, the Math Club, and the Chess Club. Now if there’s a bigger nerd in here, please… point him out.” – Brian Parks (The Day After Tomorrow, 2004) 20th Century Fox Attend CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in January and you’;ll have lots of fun. People are excited, exhilarated even. […]