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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
This Week in the News:
The new Panasonic 4K VariCam 35
This week... READ MORE
- Panasonic announced the new Super 35mm 4K VariCam 35 Cinema Camera
- Roku is releasing the compact and affordable Roku Streaming Stick
- Apple unveiled their CarPlay technology, which integrates the iPhone with automobiles
- K-Tek has a new audio bag that's ideal for the Sound Devices 633
When you’re looking for a powerful desktop computer, the first thing that comes to mind is processor, then RAM loadout, then graphics, and finally storage. After those basic criteria have been met, you also want to consider form factor, expandability, and other add-in options. What you usually don’t have to consider when making a desktop purchase is built-in uninterruptible power and near-field... READ MORE
Larry Becker, from Kelby Media, speaks with the G-Technology crew about new products, specifically the G-Drive Pro with dual Thunderbolt ports and 480 megabyte-per-second transfer speed. Then they move on to the G-Drive Mobile, which has Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 ports, and a transfer speed of 136 megabytes per second. Becker also checks out the whole G-Technology product line, which includes G-... READ MORE
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.
What’s your usual method for transferring photos from your camera to your computer?
I ingest all my cards through a Lexar card reader using Photo Mechanic.... READ MORE
Tablets come and go, like the tide. And like the tide, some tablets are just flotsam on the ocean of tech, while others are buried treasures that need polishing to bring out their inner beauty. Some are pearls that started out as sand and made their way up the chain to become works of art, while others should probably be tossed back into the briny depths whence they came.
One keeper that you won... READ MORE
A monitor by any other name still looks as sweet and accurate, no? No. Picking the right monitor for your needs requires some fact checking, some hands-on experience, and an achievable goal of what you want the monitor to do. When you choose your monitor, you have to choose carefully.
If you’re looking for a standard computer monitor, for instance, are you primarily concerned with a monitor that... READ MORE
Ever since Apple and the iMac, PC users have envied the slim, sleek all-in-one concept. But that green-eyed monster no longer has to rear its ugly head—all-in-one computers have made their debut, with Windows-based systems emerging last year to great success.
The frontrunner in the marketplace for All-in-Ones (also called AIOs) has been ASUS. Their all-in-one computers are speedy, powerful, and... READ MORE
The term "4K" is thrown around so much these days that’s it’s becoming hard to determine what a 4K monitor is and what it should be used for. While we’re not going to get into that debate full force right now, you should know this—professional video and photo professionals use 4K monitors to showcase the truest, most visually appealing images possible to the human eye. Why? Because in those... READ MORE
When you’re looking for a computer monitor, you look for a fast refresh rate, something sized to fit your needs, and an aesthetically pleasing design. You may be replacing a desktop monitor, docking your small-screen laptop to view images in a larger format, or looking to enhance your desktop experience with dual monitors.... READ MORE
Tablets may come and go—and they do—but some brand names stick around. While this past holiday season has shown us that you can buy a tablet from anywhere, and literally from any manufacturer, it’s also shown us that some manufacturers continue to pull out the stops when it comes to making quality tablets.
Samsung is one such manufacturer. They stand poised to release a slew of tablets today... READ MORE