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.
Archive for Category: "Tech Industry"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
“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. [...]
The grass isn’t greener on the other side of the fence. It just seems to be human nature to want your grass … and theirs! We don’t just want our share of the business that is out there, we want our unfair share. That’s certainly true of the PC/CE/communications industry. It’s even more fun when you’re [...]