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I hate running out of space. I hate it when packing up my seasonal decorations, I hate it when trying to find a box for my current year’s tax paperwork, I hate it when packing the car when grocery shopping. I hate running out of space, and I run out of space quite often. Yes, you’re right: I could just have less stuff. I could cut down on my clutter and throw out some old stuff and probably set... READ MORE
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When you think of power players in the graphics-card markets, two manufacturers come to mind, and NVIDIA is certainly at the forefront. The recent NVIDIA Maxwell-based GTX 900 series—the GTX 970 and 980 used a smaller die, almost 30% smaller than previous models, and fewer transistors—still boosted the speed over its... READ MORE
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Microsoft announced Windows 10 last year, and then held another press event on January 21, 2015 to go into more detail about the upcoming successor to the much-maligned Windows 8. With new features, the return of the Start Menu, Xbox One integration, and even future holographic technology, Microsoft is looking to deliver Windows 10 as not just an operating system, but as a service. Did we mention... READ MORE
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Hands-on Review
HP took on the daunting role a few years back of recreating its line of Z series desktops and mobile workstations to fit a very specific need—workstations that could handle the power and performance requirements of the creative professional. As the needs of 3D artists, CAD students, and digital engineers became more tech dependent, HP upped its game by introducing a line that used heavy-duty... READ MORE
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Fuhu, the company behind the innovative Nabi tablet, is adding a few siblings to its tablet family—some very large siblings. While the Nabi is currently available in a variety of smaller form factors, from the 7" nabi Jr to the 24" nabi Big Tab, Fuhu is introducing a 32, 43, 55, and a massive 65-inch... READ MORE
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If you can't decide between a tablet or a laptop, the Toshiba Portégé Z20t may be the solution you're looking for. The Portégé Z20t is a versatile premium 2-in-1 detachable PC with high-precision pen input. Designed for multiple uses, the Portégé Z20t features a 12.5" Full HD IPS detachable display, a sleek thin, light design, and a reversible keyboard dock that offers you the flexibility to be... READ MORE
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The Intel® Compute Stick isn't just another streaming device that plugs into your HDTV. It's a fully functional computer that plugs into the HDMI port of a display (it will also need to plug into a USB port for power). At just 4 inches long, you'll be able to get the complete experience on an ultraportable, power-efficient device. It also comes pre-installed with Windows 8.1 or Linux. It features... READ MORE
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At CES 2015, Lenovo and NEC Personal Computers announced two mobile PC models that redefine lightweight computing, both weighing less than a 32-ounce water bottle. The Lenovo LaVie Z HZ550 takes the title of the lightest 13" laptop at just 1.72 pounds, while the Lenovo LaVie Z HZ750 claims the lightest 13" convertible PC at just 2.04 pounds. The LaVie Z HZ750 not only gives you incredible... READ MORE
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Intel unveiled its 5th-Generation Intel® Core™ processor family at CES 2015. Code-named "Broadwell," the 5th-Generation Intel Core models are Intel 14nm processors, which are smaller than last year's 22nm Haswell Intel chips. The 5th-Generation Intel Core processor is purpose-built for the next generation of devices offering a thinner, lighter, and more efficient experience across diverse form... READ MORE
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Whether you are in search of one of the smallest 13-inch laptops available, a gaming laptop with desktop-class graphics, or a full-featured laptop complete with a 4k touch display, Dell has you covered. In addition to the long list of portable computing options, you can take your viewing experience to new dimensions with the Dell UltraSharp 34" curved 4k display, offering a truly immersive visual... READ MORE
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Surveillance gear is becoming as ubiquitous as smartphones these days. From broadcast to baby monitors, from bodegas to Big Brother, you hear and see surveillance in almost every nightly newscast and website. Pricing for surveillance equipment has dropped so much that even big box retail stores, usually in the market to sell you lumber and tools, now sell boxed sets of surveillance equipment.... READ MORE
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A laptop by any other name is a laptop. Unless it’s a tablet. Or a gaming laptop. Or a workstation. Or a hybrid. Or a 2-in-1. Now that we bring it up, all laptops are not made the same. They can be modified or configured to match any need, and can be as unique as the consumer who buys them. What do you need your laptop for, some gaming? Maybe some light video editing (or even some heavy video... READ MORE
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Storage space in the digital realm is similar to a reality TV show about people who hoard too many belongings—a computer’s internal storage is crammed with so much data that an external storage drive is necessary for providing additional space. The myriad choices can be a bit overwhelming for the average digital pack rat, and squirreling away images of every angle of your kid’s fourth birthday... READ MORE
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Name two things gamers love, and the first will be interchangeable with the second: great graphics and speed. Good game play runs third, simply because the recipe for what makes a good game varies greatly according to personal preference. No credible fan of gaming will give up one over the other, either—it’s all or nothing for us gaming folk. We build large, elaborate desktop systems with... READ MORE
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If you work with libraries of large image files, or in audio or video production, you need to be selective about your external hard drive. Writing files directly to an external drive can incur some hefty performance demands, so it's best to determine your needs before you buy a drive. With the ever-increasing data-transfer demands brought on by more megapixels, higher audio bit rates, and higher-... READ MORE
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By Eric Butterfield |
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