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Backing up data is one of the most critical operations you can perform for maintaining your PC’s health. In the past, most consumers backed up data by shuffling the data from their hard drive to some external component (I’m old enough to remember backing up critical files to floppy disks, then hard floppies, then Zip disks, and now, external drives). But backing up your data manually can be... READ MORE
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WD has a long history and solid reputation for crafting unique, convenient, and innovative portable external hard drives for both Mac and PC operating systems. WD is also known for its variety of available internal hard drive options and external multi-drive RAID enclosures. For years, the company’s portable hard drives have... READ MORE
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By Brian Klem |
5 months ago
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HP is already established as a manufacturer of high-end workstations that rival the Mac Pro and offer some of the most powerful processors, highest RAM loadouts, and most flexible video options. These desktop workstations are made specifically for professionals looking to maximize video, audio, and digital workloads that demand something more than standard PCs have to offer. "To help integrate... READ MORE
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Why do All-in-One computers hold such sway over desktop computer users? Is it because the clean lines of the old iMacs were so futuristic and forward-thinking that PC users wanted to adopt them like shiny new robot puppies? Or are PC desktop users longing for the day when they can break the surly bonds of tried-and-true tower workstations and keep their desktop systems out in the open for... READ MORE
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There are many who believe that even though we are only in the first quarter of 2014, the desktop computer industry is dying. Rest assured, even with declining sales and the intrusion of better mobile processing options aside, the desktop industry... READ MORE
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Apple announced today that it is breathing new life into the MacBook Air—and that new life means extra battery power and extra processing chops for consumers who are on the fence about buying a new MacBook Air. Not enough incentive? Apple also... READ MORE
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If you’ve never heard of the HP Z workstation line, you’ve probably never seen one of these powerhouses in action. The HP Z line, which includes tower workstations, small form factor workstations, and mobile laptop workstations, is mostly designed for creative professionals who need power, speed, and flexibility in their systems. These computing behemoths don’t mess around with mid-level... READ MORE
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Buying Guide
Most people don’t take the time to consider what their computer is and what it does until there’s a problem. Your computer is probably one of the most important devices in your life, right up there with your car and your cell phone. You use the computer for almost everything (including reading this article), but you don’t really give it the time of day. You maintain it and understand it, but you... READ MORE
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HP is dedicated to providing high-end workstations to video professionals that will match the speed and power they need to perform high-end applications. If it weren’t for the extreme muscle behind the Z series workstations (read more about them here), HP would simply be in the... READ MORE
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Most people don’t put a lot of thought into their computer or technology workstation furniture. After spending so much time, money, and energy researching and purchasing a laptop, tablet, or other equipment, where you sit when you finally make that purchase is about as important as what socks to wear with a $500 pair... READ MORE
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One of the great things about storage is that it is expandable. That’s because the amount of data in your digital life that you need to store is constantly increasing. What you... READ MORE
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Corning Optical Cables can reach bi-directional, dual-channel transfer rates of up to 20Gb/s. They are also backwards compatible with Thunderbolt as well, although they will be limited to 10Gb/s. The cables are extremely thin and flexible; however, they do not supply bus... READ MORE
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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
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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
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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
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