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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....
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3 weeks ago
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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....
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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...
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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...
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1 month ago
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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...
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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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Transcend verb tran•scend \tran(t)-ˈsend\ : to rise above or go beyond the normal limits of (something) When you look to industry leaders for certain products, you always seek out those that are familiar, such as ASUS or Lenovo, those that have proven themselves, such as Microsoft or Apple, and those that have gone beyond their original purpose and developed products that change the way you...
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2 months ago
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When it comes to travel-ready peripherals, it's no secret that some trade-offs are necessary in order to balance functionality with portability. The Swiftpoint GT Gesture Mouse aims to be the exception to that rule, and the KickStarter-funded travel mouse packs a variety of technologies into a clever...
by Kevin Bostic |
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2 months ago
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USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt peripherals may seem like a dream come true for most people—the transfer speeds of 4.8 Gb/s for USB 3.0 and 10 Gb/s for Thunderbolt, and now 20 Gb/s for Thunderbolt 2 mean that transferring and moving data across multiple devices is up to ten times faster than it used to be. When downloading movies, music or photos—or transferring those items to another digital locker—new...
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This B&H video features Seagate NAS Multi-Bay storage solutions, ranging in capacity from 2TB all the way up to 24TB, to address a variety of data-storage needs. Each NAS Pro Server features a 1.7 GHz processor, along with 2GB of RAM, and can support up to 50 users simultaneously. With NAS, OS 4 software setup and configuration is easy, while two Gigabit LAN ports provide redundant network...
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3 months ago
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In the following video, Larry Becker, of KelbyOne Media, provides an overview of the F2D Mighty 7-in-1 Film to Digital Converter from Wolverine. This video covers the device’s numerous compatible film formats, such as 35mm negatives and slides, 110, and 127 film, as well as 8mm and...
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There are many important factors that one should consider when purchasing additional storage for their computer, such as OS compatibility, whether they need network attached storage, the manufacturer and type of drive being purchased, and more. However, three of the most important things that anyone should consider when...
by John-Paul Palescandolo |
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3 months ago
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I hate running out of space. I hate it when packing up my seasonal decorations, I hate it when trying to find a box for my current year’s tax paperwork, I hate it when packing the car when grocery shopping. I hate running out of space, and I run out of space quite often. Yes, you’re right: I could just have less stuff. I could cut down on my clutter and throw out some old stuff and probably set...
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HP took on the daunting role a few years back of recreating its line of Z series desktops and mobile workstations to fit a very specific need—workstations that could handle the power and performance requirements of the creative professional. As the needs of 3D artists, CAD students, and digital engineers became more tech dependent, HP upped its game by introducing a line that used heavy-duty...
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4 months ago
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Surveillance gear is becoming as ubiquitous as smartphones these days. From broadcast to baby monitors, from bodegas to Big Brother, you hear and see surveillance in almost every nightly newscast and website. Pricing for surveillance equipment has dropped so much that even big box retail stores, usually in the market to sell you lumber and tools, now sell boxed sets of surveillance equipment....
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