The Internet of Things Needs Integrators, Not Gadgets

Post by Maxime Rousseau

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Crowd-funding and the sharp drop in development costs for internet connected device has given us both an onslaught of useless gadgets, and the much overused buzzword "Internet of Things", or IoT. The concept has been pushed way past the borders of absurdity, as highlighted by the likes of…

Headless Steam In-Home Streaming, Pt 1: My Experience

Post by Maxime Rousseau

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For almost exactly three years now, I've been using a mid-2013 13.3" Macbook Air as my primary machine. As I explained in a review which has now disappeared with the demise of Epinions, I didn't expect the transition from an expensive gaming rig to a super-slim, barebones laptop…

B&W Zeppelin Air: A typical B&W product... Outstanding!

Post by Maxime Rousseau

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My lust for B&W products dates back to a while. Back when I was a kid, this friend’s father, all-around enjoyer of fine things, built a home cinema setup decked out with a full set of Bowers and Wilkins speakers. The gear nerd in my was fascinated…

Intel X-25M (Gen 2): The Single Best Upgrade for your PC

Post by Maxime Rousseau

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Let's face it, storage is probably the computer component with the least sex-appeal. When building a computer, consumers usually put the latest multi-core processors, monster video cards and screaming fast memory at the top of the list, while the hard-drive is considered last. As long as it holds my data,…

Klipsch S3: Solid, No-fuss Intra-Aurals

Post by Maxime Rousseau

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The purchase of my Klipsch S3 was pretty much a spur of the moment thing. Two years of accumulated rage against the old Sony earbuds that I owned took its toll, I guess. I use full-sized headphones normally when I'm not in the gym, and rediscovering how crappy my old…