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CES 2014: The 192-Core NVIDIA Tegra K1 Mobile Processor

Mobile gaming isn't going to be just about Candy Crush and Angry Birds anymore. At CES 2014, NVIDIA unveiled the revolutionary Tegra K1 mobile processor, which is a 192-core super chip featuring the same NVIDIA Kepler architecture found in their top-of-the-line graphics card: the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti. Next-gen PC gaming has finally arrived on the mobile platform.

Editor's Note: this post was written by William Min

CES 2014: ASUS Announces the Transformer Book Duet TD300

ASUS is no stranger to dual-OS computers. In fact, they showed one off in last year's CES, the ASUS Transformer P1801 18.4" Tablet & All-in-One Desktop Computer. On January 6, 2014, ASUS continued this trend by introducing the Transformer Book Duet TD300.

Editor's Note: this post was written by William Min

The Importance of External Storage, with Photographer Dan Carr

Photographer Dan Carr, from ShutterMuse.com, shares his personal data backup workflow and explains how a recent hard drive failure caused him trouble, despite routine redundancy efforts.

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5 Etiquette Tips for Wearable Tech

“OK, Google, secretly record that person without their knowledge.” This is more or less how people feel about Google Glass users. While wearable tech has tremendous potential for the future, it also raises ethical questions. Below are five simple tips to keep you and your body-mounted gadget out of hot water.

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When You Stare At the Sky, DigitalGlobe Stares Back

Where does Google Earth get their images? What tools do emergency responders use to strategize the containment of a forest fire? How does a local government map out infrastructure developments? Why is there a red Lexus parked in your driveway?

The Visual Evolution of the Mac Pro

Apple has come a long way since its first modular desktop, the Macintosh II, which was introduced in 1987. The designs underwent radical changes after the return of Steve Jobs in 1997. The first Mac Pro was born in 2006; however, in 2013 Apple introduced a complete redesign. Now available in a unique cylinder form factor, the Mac Pro stands just under 10 inches tall, and just over 6.5 inches in diameter. Its smaller footprint allows users to place them directly on their desks, while still providing next-gen components to usher in emerging technologies, such as 4K. Come see how Mac desktops have evolved over the years.

Editor's Note: This post was written by William Min

Portable Power Options

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta announced that the FAA has determined that airlines can safely expand passenger use of Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) during all phases of flight, gate-to-gate, by the end of the year.

Parallels Desktop 9.0 for Mac

Parallels Desktop has become the standard bearer for running multiple platforms on your Mac desktop or notebook computer. If you need to run both Windows apps and Mac apps, but don’t want two separate computers, Parallels may be the software solution you’re looking for. With new models and features, this is the most integrated Parallels software available yet.

The Magnificent Six: Tablets for the Holidays

Tablets have become as standard as smartphones this year. You can see them on the morning commute, in parks, schools—just about anywhere there’s a Wi-Fi connection. But as tablets become more ubiquitous, and the selection of tablets grows, you need to make hard and fast choices about the tablet you buy. If you want our picks for some of the best tablets this season, read on.

WD Hard Drive Solutions

Secure data storage is important, especially for businesses. From workstations to large servers, WD offers a variety of hard drives to fit your needs. The WD Red hard drive is suitable for small NAS enclosures while the WD Se hard drive is optimized for medium-sized NAS enclosures. If you need to fill a large-capacity NAS, the WD Re hard drive is for you.

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