• Are more monitors really better than just one?

    Posted March 21, 2014 - 2:02 pm

    Dual- and multi-monitor setups are impressive, but perhaps not the productivity boost we expect
  • Slideshow

    Coding consensus: 9 popular programming conventions

    Posted February 12, 2014 - 1:11 pm

    When it comes to writing code, programmers can often differ over what conventions should rule. Here are a number of conventions, though, where there seems to be some consensus
  • How to quickly put your monitor to sleep

    Posted February 6, 2014 - 5:28 pm

    Learn these time-saving shortcuts for Mac and Windows
  • Slideshow

    8 false economies in application development

    Posted November 6, 2013 - 2:51 pm

    Here are the most common ways in which companies choose to save now when developing software, but usually end up paying much more later
  • The PC monitor is dead. Meet the new smart monitor

    Posted August 23, 2013 - 11:58 am

    The rise of the Android-powered "smart monitor" is the display industry's timely response.
  • Review

    A touchscreen on your desktop: Three new displays

    Posted March 12, 2013 - 6:40 am

    With the introduction of Windows 8, touchscreens are coming to the desktop -- but they're not cheap. We look at three of the latest monitors from Acer, Dell and ViewSonic.
  • WORK: Gift ideas for the office (or home office)

    Posted November 22, 2012 - 8:03 am

    With today's flexible workstyles, your office can be in a corporate workspace or the dining room table of your home. No matter the place, sometimes you need more than just a notebook and a mouse to get things done - so we're here to help.
  • The business benefits of a big monitor

    Posted November 12, 2012 - 10:10 pm

    Earlier this year I extolled the business benefits of a second monitor. I still think there's no better way to amp up your computing productivity.
  • Inside the shadowy underground of Korean monitor sales

    Posted September 22, 2012 - 7:05 am

    If you're in the market for a new high-definition desktop monitor, take note: You may be able to pick up a very good Korean-made display for far less money than what you'd spend on, say, an Asus, Dell, HP, or Samsung model. Sure, you'll have to cope with odd product branding, limited functionality, and less-than-inspired product design; but if your primary concern is image quality, a Korean display purchased on eBay could be just the ticket.
  • Review

    Gunnar glasses: help for eyes chained to a monitor

    Posted June 30, 2012 - 7:45 am

    If you spend eight or more hours each day staring at a bright computer monitor in a windowless cube lit by fluorescent tubes, eventually your eyes will beg for mercy. Mine did, so I tried a pair of Gunnar glasses, billed as "technology eyewear."
  • The business benefits of adding a second monitor

    Posted June 30, 2012 - 7:14 am

    For my money, there's no better way to transform your computing experience than by adding a second monitor.
  • 10 ways to repurpose your old iPad

    Posted June 23, 2012 - 7:03 am

    Every year, Apple releases a new iPad--and every year, iPad lovers wrack their brains for reasons why they absolutely must have that new iPad. If you already own an Apple tablet, it can be tough to justify replacing that old iPad with the latest version.
  • Review

    Dream screens: eye-catching 24-Inch monitors

    Posted May 26, 2012 - 7:30 am

    Laptops and tablets seem to get most of the attention these days--after all, they're great for working on the run. But once you settle down at your desk, it's nice to stretch out with the generous real estate that only a widescreen monitor can provide. And now is the perfect time to buy a monitor: They're cheaper, thinner, and less power-hungry than ever before.
  • Lamenting the Death of Features

    Posted February 12, 2010 - 3:14 pm

    We have all become accustomed to having new features added to our operating systems and applications: plug and play, USB support, browser extensions, docking station support, dual-head display settings. It's a nice feeling to play with new tools. Except, of course, when some of these features are removed in newer versions of the software.
  • Review

    Holiday gift ideas: home and office gear

    Posted November 23, 2009 - 3:35 pm

    Technology gifts to use at home or at work.
  • Review

    Product review: Alienware OptX AW2210 21.5-Inch LCD Monitor

    Posted November 19, 2009 - 10:09 pm

    Dell's gamer-friendly Alienware brand is extending its reach to include monitors, and the 21.5-inch widescreen 1080p OptX AW2210 ($300 as of November 11, 2009) serves up a lot to like: solid image quality, accessible and comprehensive built-in menus, and an exterior design that stands out from the generally conservative competition.
  • NBA player allegedly tosses PC monitor at mall

    Posted March 18, 2009 - 10:14 am

    New Jersey Nets forward Sean Williams was arrested Monday after allegedly throwing a computer monitor in a cell phone store outside of Denver
  • Six years with an Apple Cinema Display

    Posted February 10, 2009 - 10:33 am

    Recently, while reviewing our year-end records, I noticed that my original (Aqua-style) 23-inch LCD Cinema Display just turned six years old. This is my main monitor, and it's in use every day. I was curious, though, just how many hours I'd been using it during those six years, so I did some rough back-of-the-envelope calculations.
  • Fujitsu Siemens launches 'zero watt' monitors

    Posted August 13, 2008 - 9:45 am

    Fujitsu Siemens new Scenicview Premium Line Eco range features patent-pending power supplies that switch off completely in power-save mode.
  • Build a three-screen workstation

    Posted July 18, 2008 - 2:49 pm

    Unlike buying a McMansion, boosting your on-screen real estate is more than an exercise in wasteful vanity -- it boosts productivity. I myself have three displays adorning my desktop. On the left: A 19-in. Dell CRT on which I keep open a minimum of a dozen Firefox tabs at any given time. In the middle: A 19-in. ViewSonic LCD on which I take notes and write articles in Word, read PDF and Excel attachments, and watch Windows Media files. On the right: The 15-in. LCD screen of my ThinkPad T42, on which I do e-mail and IM chat.
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