I’ve said it many times before: when buying a tablet, make sure it has an SD or microSD card slot so that you can enhance the tablet’s internal memory. Most tablets now include a dedicated media card reader slot, but some notables do not—and without an expansion option for memory, you’re left with a very expensive brick that will immediately be filled with photos, movies, and music. 32GB of... READ MORE
For NAB, Intel® announced the wider adoption of Thunderbolt 2 and the introduction of Thunderbolt Networking technology. Thunderbolt 2 improves over Thunderbolt by allowing the full 20Gbp/s channel to be used for I/O, whereas before, 10Gbp/s was always reserved for display data.
Thunderbolt 2 was announced at last year's NAB; however, it has previously only been available on the Late 2013 Mac... READ MORE
Thunderbolt 2 is a big deal. In fact, so was Thunderbolt 1. Developed by Intel®, Thunderbolt 1 provides two separate 10Gb/s channels, running in opposite directions. Thunderbolt 2 can combine the two separate 10Gb/s channels into a single 20Gb/s channel, but flowing in only one direction. It’s like opening both sides of a bridge to traffic in the same direction during rush hour. So, Thunderbolt 2... READ MORE
HP announced two new DreamColor displays today that once again see HP bringing to market critical color accuracy for digital artists, photographers, and videographers—the HP Z27x and HP Z24x... READ MORE
When the FCC isn't battling Verizon over 'net neutrality, they're voting unanimously to open up 100MHz of the wireless spectrum for unlicensed Wi-Fi use. The 100MHz will come from the lower end of the 5GHz band, previously held by satellite phone companies. It will help alleviate the heavy congestion often found on existing public Wi-Fi networks, such as those at convention centers, stadiums, and... READ MORE
Nvidia just unveiled their new top-of-the-line GeForce card, which is aimed at high-end gamers and other users looking for a GeForce card with the best possible GPU performance in the least amount of space. The new GTX Titan Z card features two GK110 GPUs housed together on one card. The GK110 GPU is the same one found in the current top-of-the-line GeForce card, the... READ MORE
When the latest-version Mac Pro was first announced in June of 2013, it took many creative professionals aback. The radical departure from the boxy aluminum body we had come to know immediately created the love/hate response we expect from Apple enthusiasts at this point—some think the physical design is beautiful, while others regard it as a little black trash can.
Aesthetics aside, there’s a... READ MORE
Will the arrival of the new Mac Pro desktop system significantly impact the way we look at computing? Peek inside and look at how the new Apple Mac Pro will change audio, video and photography workflows with its powerful processors, generous RAM configurations and dual graphics controllers.
Do the words “network-attached storage” intimidate you? They shouldn’t, because this is something that isn’t as "corporate" as you might think. While the thought of setting up your own personal cloud may seem daunting at first, many NAS drives are now made with the consumer in mind. With a user-friendly interface and simplified installation, nearly anyone can set up a personal cloud in their home... READ MORE
A breakthrough in innovation, the Crucial M550 solid-state drive is more than 20 times faster than the traditional mechanical hard drive and consumes significantly less power. It enables your computer to boot up instantly, load files and applications quickly, accelerate taxing programs, and manage power efficiently. Backed with advanced features, such as Native Write Acceleration, RAIN (Redundant... READ MORE
The desktop PC might be dying—there are many critics who believe that it is flat-lining as you read this—and there are definitely some indicators that the critics may be right. Tablets and smartphones continually erode away at the desktop market share, and as the consumer base moves toward smaller, lighter, and faster, the stalwart bulk of a desktop PC seems archaic.... READ MORE
“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.
1) Remember that your camera is visible
Unlike smartphones, wearable tech is almost... READ MORE
Adobe’s mission statement states that the company’s goals are to “move the Web forward” while also giving “Web designers and developers the best tools and services in the world.” This revealing declaration affirms that Adobe is invested equally in the continued improvement of their flagship tools as they are in releasing innovative products that help them maintain their status as a well-respected... READ MORE
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?
Satellite imaging of the earth is now a common tool, used to handle situations from the mundane to the monumental, and DigitalGlobe is the company at the... READ MORE
In a joint effort to develop a new standard for optical discs, Sony and Panasonic have unveiled the new “Archival Disc” format, with planned storage capacities up to 1TB per disc. Citing their ability to handle dust, water, and changes in temperature and humidity better than hard drives, Sony and Panasonic clearly see optical discs as the way forward for long-term data storage. The development of... READ MORE