Russ Boswell

Russ Boswell

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Russ Boswell is an aspiring video game and technology journalist from Colorado. He's been an avid gamer since he was old enough to hold a controller (and has a Bachelor's of Science in Video Game Art and Design), and fell in love with technology and computing when he opened and disassembled his first PC. You can find him revolving around anything tech, keeping up on the latest trends, and seeking out interesting indie projects. When not involved in the tech world, which is rarely, Russ is usually immersed in music, movies, television, and general pop culture.

10 3D-printable home goods that could put Target out of business

3D printers have given birth to a lot of crazy ideas lately, but they're also capable of fitting in right at home. Desktop 3D printers can save you a lot of time and money by printing out some of the most common household items you need.

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Samsung bringing Ativ Book 9 Plus, super-thin $700 Ativ Tab 3 to U.S. in the coming weeks

You can soon get your hands on the "thinnest Windows 8 tablet in the world." Samsung unveiled it's newest Ativ Tab 3 tablet and Ativ Book 9 Plus will be available to buy in the United States near the end of August.

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Under $130: Five graphics cards for the recreational gamer on a budget

Hardcore gamers most likely keep up on all the latest trends in video cards, but what about all you recreational gamers who just want something to get you by? Here are five video cards that provide good performance at a budget.

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Apple TV vs. Chromecast: Which belongs in your home theater?

Google unveiled a brand new streaming device called Chromecast. But how does it stack up against the already established streamer, Apple TV, and does Chromecast offer any unique features?

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Best Buy cuts MacBook Pro price by $200, is a revamp imminent?

Best Buy and Apple itself have both been offering price cuts and incentives for the MacBook Pro. Does this mean we're gearing up to see a new refresh of the popular Apple notebook?

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Mini marvels: How your laptop may one day be powered by a tiny 3D-printed battery

There've been a lot of cool 3D-printed projects popping up in the tech world lately, but a 3D-printed battery from a Harvard group the size of a grain of sand is perhaps the neatest thing we've seen. Plus, it has the potential to power phones and laptops.

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Razer Blade vs. MacBook Air 13-inch (2013): Spec showdown

Razer has been gaining a lot of ground lately with its sleek computing products. Its newest device, the Razer Blade, actually shares a few similarities with Apple's MacBook Air, even if the laptops are geared towards different audiences.

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Take it easy on those price cuts, Microsoft. You’re starting to look desperate

Microsoft has been pushing its Surface line of tablets for a while now, with tons of incentives, promotions, and spiffs. Is this a sign that the product is doing poorly? Or is Microsoft just simply trying to energize the market?

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How swell! 8 Haswell PCs you can get your hands on right now

If you've been looking for a Haswell-powered desktop or laptop, look no further. From gaming desktops to convertible laptops, this list will give you an idea of the options available to you right now.

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Actions for iPad app creates touchscreen experience for PC or Mac

Actions for iPad, an app that allows users to transform their Mac or PC into touch-based machines, uses your iPad as a companion, enabling you to perform quick tasks without your mouse.

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Artist’s Mac Pro glass case concept looks slick, but is it practical?

3D artist Martin Hajek created a unique and sleek-looking concept of Apple's upcoming Mac Pro. The 3D rendering portrays the Mac Pro with a glass casing, but is it actually a practical idea?

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Inventor of the computer mouse, Douglas Engelbart, dies at age 88

Douglas Engelbart, the father of the computer mouse, died at the age of 88 on Tuesday. Engelbart, a true visionary, not only created the mouse but also brought some very important ideas to the world of computing.

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Boston University files patent suit against Apple, wants to ban iPhone, MacBook sales

Apple's being sued by Boston University for a patent filed in 1997. According to BU, Apple used one of its patented technologies without seeking permission. In addition to monetary damages, the institution is asking that sales of iPhone, iPads, and MacBooks…

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Asus PQ321 31.5-inch 4K monitor available for pre-order for the low, low price of $3,500

Asus revealed pre-order dates for its 4K resolution PQ321 monitor. The 31.5-inch monitor is now available for pre-order via Amazon and Newegg with shipping dates estimated for July 16. But, this 4K beauty comes with a hefty $3,500 price tag, so start saving…

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Apple’s 2013 Back to School promo offers $100 App Store gift card to tech-hungry students

Apple is once again targeting students and educational institutions by offering up a Back to School promotional deal on Mac and mobile products. Anyone who purchases a Mac or iPhone/iPad will receive an Apple App Store gift card.

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