Samsung YP-K5 MP3 Player

The MP3-player landscape is littered with me-too merchandise, so a new product needs a little something extra if it's to rise above the noise.


No BS Podcast #5

This week our crazy PC Gamer/Maximum PC mashup continues, as we talk about high-definition porn and ATI's DirectX 10 GPU

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ABS Ultimate X8 III

One of our favorite scenes in Pulp Fiction takes place when Samuel L. Jackson’s character, the ever-so-eloquent Jules Winnfield, describes the wonderful gourmet taste of his friend Jimmie’s coffee. Of course, Jules and his partner have just pulled up to Jimmie’s house with a body blasted all over the backseat of their car. But for the briefest of moments, nothing else mattered, save for the sweet flavor of something that wasn’t freeze-dried Taster’s Choice.

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How To: Host Your Blog at Home

Always wanted to be able to run your own blog from your home? Here's your chance to find out just what it takes.

Sid Meier's Railroads!

Like most games bearing his name, Sid Meier's Railroads! is wonderfully simple to learn, but extraordinarily difficult to master.

Reservoir Dogs

We don't know who owns the rights to Quentin Tarantino's classic jewel-heist-gone-awry film, but licensing the gaming rights to Reservoir Dogs is probably the worst decision that studio executive ever made.

Splinter Cell: Double Agent

Longtime readers will know that we're big fans of the adventures of Sam Fisher. There's something eminently satisfying about using a combination of stealthy moves, acrobatics, and super-spy gadgets to get into places where you're not supposed to be and take things you're not supposed to have.


Patriot Xporter XT 4GB

The Patriot Xporter XT offers the same capacity at less than half the price of Kingston’s drive (reviewed next). Unfortunately, that’s the only stand-out feature we could find.

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Kingston Datatraveler Secure 4GB

Kingston’s DataTraveler Secure is billed as an “enterprise-grade” flash drive. Translated for civvies, that means 256-bit AES hardware encryption, an IPX8 waterproof rating, and a titanium shell. Oh yeah, and optimization for small files. While almost every key we’ve tested in the last few months choked on the 10,000 Word docs we feed them during testing, the DataTraveler Secure was able to write that onslaught of files in three minutes instead of the usual 20 minutes.

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