Computers

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....
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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...
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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...
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Buying Guide
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...
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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-...
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One day, while you're putting the final touches on a big project and sipping your coffee—black, unsweetened, like nature intended it to be consumed—it dawns on you: you're working from home for a living, and you’re actually living. You've made it. Congrats! Now it's time to flesh out that dream and put the pieces in place to build the ultimate home workspace you never thought was possible. An...
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Purchasing a laptop for yourself or a loved one this holiday season? It’s not an easy decision. You have to ask yourself what you need the laptop for—some heavy writing, with a little entertainment thrown in? How about some heavy graphic design with an emphasis on gaming? Or, how about you go all grown up and get a laptop that can handle a heavy workload, no frills included? The buzzword this...
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Humans are on a constant quest to improve themselves. We’ll do anything possible to make ourselves taller, thinner, more muscular, or more educated. We’ll expand our homes, upgrade our cars, and stretch our imaginations out of a desire to make ourselves better, faster, and more efficient. We have refrigerators that talk to us, stoves and thermostats that think for us and even watches that tell us...
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Gamers expect a lot for their systems, and they pay a premium to meet or exceed those expectations. They’re one of the few niche PC consumers who still look for desktops that serve a singular purpose. Whereas mass consumer desktop sales are mostly based on screen size, multimedia options, and productivity software, gamers want good looks and top speed. Throw in cool options and you may sway some...
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When it comes to Mac computers, there are people who absolutely love them, and people who have the opposite opinion. You can say what you want about their operating system, their pricey hardware, their sleek, slightly elitist aesthetic—but the fact is, if someone were giving out free Macs, both kinds of people...
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Sprout Immersive Computer
For many computer users, the quest for a computer that does it all and takes the creative process a step further is like Dr. Frankenstein trying to discover the secret of life. From the engineers at HP, by combining parts of an all-in-one desktop computer, interactive display, digitizer tablet, and a 3D scanner, the company has created its own technological Frankenstein’s monster, the...
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ASUS RT-AC87U
When you set up your home or small office network, the first thing you want to do is make sure you have a router that can handle the transmission of traffic sufficiently through your network. While we don’t want to get into the details on how a router handles that (you can read an overview of home networking...
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While backing up memory cards to your laptop is the norm, it's not always a viable option. With support for SD, SDHC, SDXC, and CompactFlash cards, the NEXTO DI Portable...
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This video serves as a platform to showcase 3D printing and the wonderful ways in which it can be used in the home and office. Sebastian Misiurek and his associate lead you through the lens of makers and demonstrate how to take the ordinary and make it extraordinary through 3D Printing. “3D printing allows creative people in a number of fields, such as architecture and product design, to...
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ASUS SWIFT Gaming Monitor
ASUS has a long and prestigious history of delivering consumer electronic devices that combine industry leading technological innovations seamlessly with a bold industrial design aesthetic. ASUS’s continued dedication to adventurous design ideas and cutting-edge technology can be traced back to its uncompromising brand philosophy, making ASUS a consumer electronics industry leader with the fifth-...
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