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When you’re out shooting photos or videos, the last thing you want is an interruption in your work. Breaking your stride because your memory card fills up too fast or can’t keep up with continuous burst shooting can put a damper on any shoot.... READ MORE
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Why do I like 2-in-1 computers? As a consumer of tech gadgets, I am rarely satisfied. When something is made small, thanks to advances in engineering and technology, I want it smaller. Forget the fact that most mobile smartphones are now incredibly powerful multi-core computing wonders―I want them smaller, I want them to perform faster, and I want them powerful enough to do everything. When they... READ MORE
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If you haven’t gotten on the bandwagon lately and looked into NAS, you may be missing out on one of the most exciting technological advancements for the home since the advent of wireless routers. Network attached storage (NAS) is becoming increasingly popular among home entertainment enthusiasts, archivists, and small, work-at-home entrepreneurs. The reason? Network attached storage allows you... READ MORE
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5 months ago
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Buying a laptop isn’t always about its entertainment features. A large number of laptop sales are for consumers who are looking for productivity, not prima donnas, in their mobile setup. Although you should always look for solid fundamentals in a... READ MORE
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For all the years I’ve been using a Mac Pro computer to record audio, edit video, and touch up high-resolution photos, I’ve had a G-Technology external portable hard drive by my side to handle my data backup. G-Technology’s storage devices have been beloved by creative professionals like me since their first external... READ MORE
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Finding the perfect laptop is no easy feat. As always, the question is―what will the laptop’s primary function be: desktop replacement, portable workstation, gaming center, multimedia entertainment system, browsing, social media interaction, or checking stocks? Or a combination of all of the above? Lenovo has a new Windows 8.1 lineup of notebooks called the Y50 series that offers enough power to... READ MORE
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I have a shoebox in which I keep all of my dearest personal information. It’s a shoebox, on the large side, and inside are photos of my kids when they were babies, a couple of birth certificates, my passport, some important tax files, and inspirational letters to and from friends that I’ve kept and cherished for a long time. There are also some receipts that I should have thrown out but didn’t,... READ MORE
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Data archiving and protection is one of the biggest concerns among IT professionals and consumers these days. Whatever storage capacity your desktop, notebook, or tablet comes equipped with is quickly vanquished, sometimes in a matter of minutes, thanks to large files and copious amounts of data... READ MORE
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Storage is something every computer user always needs―whether you prefer a bulky drive with high capacity or a slimmed-down drive built for speed and performance is a matter of personal preference and need―and storage now runs the gamut from SD and microSD flash... READ MORE
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Born from the synthesis between two independent computer hard drive companies in the mid 1990s, LaCie has been dedicated to the creation of high-quality external computer storage solutions ever since. Although LaCie offers a handful of products for the PC, the company mainly manufactures... READ MORE
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When using Cat5E/6 cables, USB 2.0 has a maximum effectiveness range of only 15 feet―until now. The Muxlab extender kit uses a transmitter and receiver to extend cabled USB ranges to... READ MORE
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In the following video, Mia McCormick takes a look at the PB287Q 28" 4K monitor from ASUS, and explains why it makes a great addition to the studio of any videographer or graphic artist working with high-resolution content. Using sample footage from the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K and... READ MORE

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There are monitors, and then there are Monitors. When shopping for a monitor, most casual PC users look for the two P’s—price and pretty. People who use monitors on a more professional level look much farther—color calibration, Adobe RGB color space matching, flexible input options—and they’re willing to pay for the premium. Eizo makes a series of monitors aimed at the high-end world of video... READ MORE
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6 months ago
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Why do we constantly stress that storage is always a premium? Is it that, without a proper storage solution, you can hamper your productivity because of your inability to work with large files? Maybe. Is it because without enough storage, you may find that you can lose valuable data that can never be recreated?... READ MORE
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6 months ago
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So, you’ve bought yourself a nice, shiny, brand-new MacBook Pro. Maybe you’ve sprung for the Retina display version. Maybe you even went for a MacBook Air, to keep things light. You take your new MacBook out for a spin, marveling at its compact style and light, airy design. You take a thousand pictures or videos of all the places to which you take your virtual Mac date, and then you start to... READ MORE
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