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3 weeks ago
Mini PCs are a dime a dozen—okay, maybe a few more dimes than that—and their appeal is apparent the minute you see one on your desktop. Nothing reduces clutter more than a fully functional PC that measures only 2.2" high, with the exception of an all-in-one computer, but an AiO will set you back much more than a mini PC in...
4 weeks ago
Windows 10 is finally here. There are people dancing in the street over this news, there are people that view this about as important as the ratio of belly lint to fabric softener debate, and there are people like me who are cautiously optimistic – we want Windows 10 to be the one ring that binds us all (inset your own Lord of the Rings reference here) but we know the truth. We’ve been burned...

1 month ago
Instead of using 3D modeling software, you can freehand your 3D print with the 3Doodler 2.0 3D Printing Pen. With two operating modes and adjustable temperature control, you can freehand structure creation, draw on paper and peel it off, and do plastic-on-plastic work. Use either ABS...
1 month ago
Take your PC gaming to new dimensions with the HP Omen. The 15.6" Radiance Full HD Infinity LED-backlit IPS display features a 16:9 aspect ratio and 1920 x 1080 native resolution. To play games in 1080p, you'll need to take advantage of the dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M graphics card with 2GB of GDDR5 discrete memory. The GPU...

1 month ago
This video gives you a look at the Datacolor Spyder5, which comes in three different versions: the Express, Pro, and Elite. Each version features the same hardware, the differentiating factor being the bundled software, which adds features incrementally in each step-up version. The Spyder5 is compatible with both laptop and...
1 month ago
Less than a year ago, we reviewed what, arguably, was the best router we’ve seen in a while—the ASUS RT-AC87U. Guess what? We still stand by the review, and...
2 months ago
When you bring up a discussion about servers and server environments at hip cocktail parties, you’ll find that many guests vacate the room—and that the only ones left are IT people who got invited through a friend of a friend. But that’s not fair, because if more people stayed and...
2 months ago
When is a door not a door? When it’s ajar. When is a tablet not a tablet? Never. A tablet is always a tablet, whether it’s a tablet that doubles as a phone (a phablet) or a tablet that doubles as a laptop (a hybrid, or 2-in-1). With so many tablets, and so many choices out there, how does a company differentiate its product? If you’re Samsung, the smart route is to reinvent the lineup you have,...

3 months ago
Experience the variety of ways you can immerse yourself in the ASUS PT2002-C1. Use it as a traditional all-in-one desktop computer or carry it around the house as a large tablet. Its 19.5" display features 1600 x 900 native resolution and supports the multi-touch gestures found in Windows 8.1. It also has a built-in four-cell battery so you can go completely mobile. The video will go into more...
4 months ago
Reliable storage solutions for video and audio production are sometimes difficult to narrow down. There are hundreds of options available, and it can be a bit overwhelming to navigate through all the online chatter on what best suits a user’s needs. Akitio has been an affordable option that addresses the high-performance requirements for both the desktop editor and a mobile film crew....
4 months ago
Traveling photographers are always looking for the perfect portable device, not only to upload their photos, but to edit them, as well. Many factors come into play, including dimensions (screen and device), weight, battery life, and more. Sleep is lost as one wrestles with the purchasing decision. Should a laptop be packed? No, it’s too big to nestle into a camera bag. It will fit in a carry-on....
4 months ago
Before I even begin, you should have full disclosure: I have always wanted a Surface tablet. Billed as the tablet that can replace your laptop, the Surface Pro 3 (and the Surface 2 before it) is one of the few technological gadgets I had been missing in my life. But instead of saving up to buy one, I wasted my money...
4 months ago
A lot of consumers take scanning for granted. Most believe that the scanner on their all-in-one printer can handle anything, and a lot of them can handle a great many diverse tasks. But real document imaging comes in many diverse forms, and sometimes requires specialized equipment. Are you scanning files? Books? Photos? One scanner does not rule them all. Fujitsu has been in the scanning business...
5 months ago
When is a tablet not a tablet? When it defies the stereotype and becomes a full-performance laptop? When it crosses the technological boundaries of an entertainment device and performs functions usually relegated to a more dedicated device? When you mark the day that you used it to watch a movie on the train, create a PowerPoint presentation at work, and watch your favorite television show at...
5 months ago
Looking for a new laptop? Everyone wants to know what’s hot and what’s not in the laptop world—whole websites are dedicated to it—but the laptop you choose is dependent on what you use it for. We’ve said it time and again: what do you currently do with your laptop? What do you want to do with your laptop? How much do you want to spend? Manufacturers like Lenovo not only do a great job helping you...

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