Eric Chiu

Eric Chiu


5 Reasons Why Nintendo Canceled The NES Classic

When Nintendo last year released the NES Classic — the $60 reissue of its original Nintendo Entertainment System console — the retro reboot immediately became a must-have holiday item. Stores were regularly out of stock, and consoles that got purchased often made it to the third-party seller market at substantial markups.
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Apple iPad Pro Review

In person, the iPad Pro is big. This tablet computer is much bigger than you'd expect, and it feels even bigger when it's in your hand. On the inside and outside, Apple's latest entry to its tablet lineup is an impressive model that takes advantage of this extra size, though it's not a convenient starter tablet for beginners.
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Alienware Area 51 Review

Dell offers several customizable configurations for the Area 51. Our review unit was built close to our selected configuration but relied on three NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 graphics cards versus a dual GTX 970 setup.
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Amazon Kindle Oasis Review

The Oasis’ display carries over much of what's worked on past Kindles. The reading interface is cleanly laid out, and it is easy to browse through Amazon's menu screens and your eBook library. As with most eBook readers, the Oasis doesn’t have the processing speed and responsiveness of a full tablet, but functions like page scrolling and dictionary searching work reasonably quickly.
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Grand Theft Auto V, 2013's Best Game About Nothing

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New Generation of Technology Companies Pressing Government for Favorable Treatment

It marks how the political landscape has rapidly shifted for computer and Internet companies, with Washington nonentities of just a few years ago now ranking among the most prominent players in the capital. Link to Story

HP ProBook 4430s-XU013UT Laptop Review

Visually, the ProBook 4430s is fairly minimalistic. Like the rest of HP’s ProBook line, the 4430s features brushed aluminum on the keyboard and most of the display. The combination of greys and black throughout the ProBook 4430s’ chassis gives it a sharp, if unassuming appearance. Besides lending the ProBook 4430s aesthetic appeal, the metal keyboard deck also provides extra durability .
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Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Tablet Review

The Apple iPad has taught companies several facts about tablets, but chief among them? It’s really, really hard to break into the market. If nothing else, give Lenovo’s IdeaPad K1 tablet credit for chutzpah — the tablet touts a price tag and specifications aimed at undercutting the iPad when it comes to cost and processing power.
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Livescribe Echo Smartpen Review

Its successor, however, the Echo, is less of a revamp than a refresh. The solid core functionality of this device, however, along with such worthwhile upgrades as a better hardware design and an app store, makes for an especially compelling note-taking device.
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Eric Chiu

My reporting and writing have appeared at outlets including The Awl, Flint Journal, The Classical, The A.V. Club Local, Laptop Magazine and the Center for Responsive Politics. They've also been linked at sites including the New York Times, Romenesko, Business Insider,, FishbowlNY/Mediabistro and the Wall Street Journal.