March Madness at PC Perspective: win some prizes!

Subject: Editorial | March 16, 2011 - 11:30 AM |

It is that time of year again as the nation (and maybe the world) prepares for the madness that is March and the NCAA basketball tournament!  As we have done in previous years, we are setting up a bracket competition through that will result in endless fun and of course some prizes for our readers!

The prize packages are still being worked out, but plan on a couple of graphics cards and motherboards at the very minimum.  How do you get started?
Go to (pool password is "") and register (you may already have an account there) and sign up for our group.  We can only accept 400 players, so sign up early to reserve your spot!
Make sure you sign up at (pool password is "") to get in on the action!  It's fun for everyone and SOMEONE will be lucky enough to get some prizes out of it!! 
Discuss your picks and favorites in this thread of our forums!!

Intel Reports Record Quarter: Fines? Pah!

Subject: Editorial | January 13, 2011 - 04:57 PM |

Intel is nothing, if not consistent.

Razer looks to tempt with a $50 gaming mouse

Subject: Editorial | July 30, 2010 - 11:56 AM |

Not everyone is willing to dump $100 or so on a gaming mouse, especially if they have been using a cheaper one their whole lives and have never tried a higher end mouse.  Razer is looking to tempt that crowd with the Abyssus which uses the same sensor as the more expensive DeathAdder 3G.  It only sports a pair of buttons along with a scroll wheel/button but is designed to be equally comfortable for left handed users as well as right handed on

Source: techPowerUp!

Intel Q2 2010 Earnings: Best... Quarter... EVAR!

Subject: Editorial | July 14, 2010 - 11:49 AM |

Economic downturn?  Pah!

Scan one baby picture and suddenly the square pixel is your fault

Subject: Editorial | June 29, 2010 - 11:57 AM |

Back in the 1950's Russell Kirsch was working as a scientist at the National Bureau of Standards and figured out a way to scan a picture of his infant son into the experimental computer (SEAC) that he was working with into a 176 by 176 grid of black and white squares.  He now apologizes for that, as that action contributed to the birth of the square pixel we all know and try to antialias out of existence.  He is now working with a technique to overlay a grid of 6 pixels a

Source: MAKE: Blog

Testing Embeds

Subject: Editorial | March 13, 2010 - 12:40 PM |

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Happy New Year to all of our readers!!!

Subject: Editorial | December 31, 2009 - 08:46 PM |
Tagged: dog with the party hat on my calendar tells me that today is New Year's Eve...I had no idea.  We have been working on SO much stuff since early December that the entirety of this holiday-laden finale to the year has simply soared by me.  Testing for several articles coming up very quickly in the new year (2010, btw) is still being run a

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

Subject: Editorial | December 24, 2009 - 07:26 PM |

I apologize for the lack of news and updates this Thursday, but most of our staff is with, or on their way to, family and family events for the Christmas holiday.  I have been busy in the house today testing some new hardware for post-New Years reviews and hardware launches while putting finishing touches on presents and goodies to spread around to our friends and relatives.  I have also been making year-end donations to places like the SPCA and

Please help us help others: Lynnfield gaming system raffle for charity

Subject: Editorial | September 29, 2009 - 07:41 PM |

Hurry!! Only a few days left to enter!!!  Help us reach our goal!

Every once in a while a worthy cause comes along that really makes you sit up and realize how lucky you are and how much more you could be doing for others. Recently some very close friends of ours gave birth to their first child, Gabriel Thomas Lawrence, who was born with Down Syndrome and other various heart and breathing complications. He is proving to be a very tough little boy, fighting his problems in and out of the Cincinnati Children's Hospital.

Video from PC Perspective Hardware Workshop is LIVE

Subject: Editorial | August 20, 2009 - 01:38 AM |

I have had quite a few people asking for it, but it just FINALLY got finished uploading and converting - so here is the full video from the PC Perspective Hardware Workshop 2009 that we hosted at QuakeCon 2009!!  Enjoy!

Watch us record the PC Perspective Podcast LIVE!!!

Subject: Editorial | August 12, 2009 - 09:57 PM |

Are you ready for This Week in Computer Hardware LIVE right here or by visiting  Lot's of great topics on the agenda for tonight!!!  On the road to QuakeCon 2009!!

This Week in Computer Hardware (TWiCH) #34 now available to stream

Subject: Editorial | August 8, 2009 - 11:58 PM |

Sorry for the longer than normal delay, but I finally got this week's This Week in Computer Hardware (TWiCH) online, episode #34 with myself and Leo Laporte.  Enjoy! 
If you want to catch our weekly LIVE episodes, just check back here on or at every Wednesday at 6pm ET!

(Details on Quakecon and possible live streaming of that event are included as well!)

Sorry for the delay: PC Perspective Podcast #67 is live - and on video!

Subject: Editorial | August 2, 2009 - 02:47 AM |

Apologies for the delay this week, but the PC Perspective Podcast, episode #67, was posted up yesterday after a lengthy upload process.  I am on vacation with the Mrs. (actually packing for the trip home now) but was still able to record, edit and post the darn thing for you!  How's that for dedication / lunacy?!?

In any event, be sure to check out the audio version at and subscribe if you haven't already.  And I have included the video version below as well!

This Week in Computer Hardware (TWiCH) #33 now available to stream

Subject: Editorial | July 23, 2009 - 12:50 AM |

This Week in Computer Hardware (TWiCH), live every Wednesday at 6pm ET / 3pm PT on  If you missed yesterday's episode here is your chance to see us discuss Intel's new G2 X25-M SSDs, the new Core i5 pricing and speed information as well as the difference between various ATX and ITX form factors.

PC Perspective Podcast - LIVE at 10pm ET

Subject: Editorial | July 22, 2009 - 10:00 PM |

PC Perspective Podcast, episode #66, is getting ready to start at 10pm ET / 7pm PT!! Start the stream below!   Tonight we will announce the winner of our Smooth Creations / PC Perspective AMD Dragon System Contest!!!

Source: 3DCenter

PC Perspective Podcast #65 Video version online

Subject: Editorial | July 16, 2009 - 03:31 PM |

The audio version of our podcast, which you should definitely be subscribed to and listening to on a regular basis anyway, was released early this morning but we now have the completed video version compressed and posted ready for you watch! 

This Week in Computer Hardware (TWiCH) #32 Video Available

Subject: Editorial | July 16, 2009 - 01:51 PM |

Yesterday's TWiCH show (This Week in Computer Hardware) is now available for streaming right here on PC Perspective.  TWiCH is a weekly live show usually hosted by Ryan Shrout of PC Perspective and Leo Laporte of This Week in Tech and airs Wednesday's at 6pm ET / 3pm PT on

PC Perspective Podcast #64 and TWiCH #31 Video versions now live!

Subject: Editorial | July 9, 2009 - 04:17 PM |

The video versions of both the PC Perspective Podcast (episode #64) and This Week in Computer Hardware (episode #31) are now available!  If you haven't subscribed to our audio version of the podcast in your favorite RSS reader or iTunes, you should do that! 

PC Perspective Podcast #63 Video now ready!

Subject: Editorial | July 2, 2009 - 06:02 PM |

For those of you that desperately wanted it, the PC Perspective Podcast #63 is now available in its video form!  You can see how the show looks as we record it live AND you can also find one of those *hidden* entry methods for the PC Perspective / This Week in Computer Hardware Smooth Creations system giveaway at the very end...  :)

LIVE! PC Perspective Podcast #62 on TWiT Live!

Subject: Editorial | June 24, 2009 - 06:00 PM |

Every Wednesday you can watch the editors of PC Perspective host our weekly podcast on live streaming video.  We should be starting it about 10pm ET or so! You can watch it at Leo's site of you can click here and watch it right here on PC Perspective!