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Ten years ago, getting a steady Wi-Fi signal at home was almost unheard of. People were using routers with hardwired connections rather than trust the fleeting and often flaky connection that most communications providers were offering. It wasn’t until Netflix really started to push the streaming of movies into homes (and the impending demise of DVD deliveries) that Wi-Fi became a huge concern.... READ MORE
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5 months ago
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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: hard-drive storage is one of the most important components of any computer. We have some suggestions for hard drives that will fit most of your everyday needs. First, let’s start with what you’re going to do with a storage device, because it makes a difference regarding how much and what sort of drive you may need, or the kind of storage that would be... READ MORE
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So, the holidays are near, and the two hottest gifts that your kids, husband/wife, significant other, and relatives will be asking for are new gaming systems, namely the ultra-hot PlayStation 4 and XBOX One. I’m asking for both and will probably end up with a deluxe checker set, but that’s how my wife rolls. As part of the conversation we had about these new dream systems, we veered off into the... READ MORE
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5 months ago
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Portable hard drives come and go. Some add a new twist, new interfaces, new styles. But Sony has always tried to stay ahead of the game, whether it’s with a new design or a new feature. They’ve done it again with a new portable lineup that includes two new compact hard drives and a very fast solid-state drive.

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5 months ago
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In this video review, we discuss how storage requirements for casual and small business users have expanded, as well as  the solutions that Lenovo EMC presents to help consumers with their data storage needs. We showcase the Lenovo EMC px2-300d, px-4 300d, and the px6-300d, with it's own capacity ranges (from two-bay to six-bays of storage space for your hard drives).

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6 months ago
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The Wacom Cintiq 22HD Touch provides a unique balance between pen and multi-touch input. With the inclusion of multi-touch, the Wacom Cintiq 22HD Touch makes digital writing and drawing much more interactive and intuitive. Instead of using just the pen and keyboard shortcuts to rotate the image, you'll be able to use two fingers.

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6 months ago
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In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, discusses HP’s most powerful mobile workstation yet, the Elitebook 8770w Mobile Workstation with DreamColor, and why it’s a good choice for high-end, color-critical work. The video highlights the DreamColor display technology, which features 10-bits per color channel.

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7 months ago
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While Samsung offers portable 11.6-inch tablets with the ATIV Tab 5 and the ATIV Tab 7, they decided to go even smaller with the 10.1-inch ATIV Tab 3 tablet. The ATIV Tab 3 has a 10.1-inch LED-backlit touchscreen with 10-point touch support and 1366 x 768 native resolution.

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7 months ago
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When writing a review of a new Ultrabook or notebook computer, I always start with the basics. What does this “new” Ultrabook or notebook bring to the table? Why would I ever consider ditching my nine-year-old laptop— which has served me fairly well despite having an ancient 320GB hard drive and no Wireless N capability—for something else?

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8 months ago
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When you sit down to get to the nitty-gritty details of working on your computer, what do you reach for first? Yes, your coffee, we’ll give you that. But what do you reach for next? Your phone? Your planner? Your stapler? Of course not.

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8 months ago
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This summer, as wedding season quickly peaks, it’s paramount that you, your partner and your family cover every detail of your wedding with diligence and care. With perseverance and a little luck, you’ll enjoy fine weather and the entire day will go off without too many hitches, hiccups, or headaches.

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By Brian Klem |
8 months ago
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Toshiba presents the all-new KIRAbook™. With an outstanding high-resolution display, productive software and excellent service (including a two-year warranty with 24/7 support), this may be the Ultrabook to beat this year for style, power and ease of use.

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8 months ago
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While cloud storage is becoming more and more popular, it still relies heavily on your Internet connection, in terms of speed and access. There might be times when you don’t have access to the Internet, but require a file stored to the cloud, or if you need to restore your computer to a previous backup.

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9 months ago
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When considering gaming and computing, most thoughts will turn to large desktop systems with SLI/Crossfire graphics cards, double digit RAM and high-end Intel® XEON™ eight-core processors. Some will argue that certain precisely configured laptop systems can come close to delivering a satisfying gaming experience.

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9 months ago
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The G-DOCK ev® with Thunderbolt is a robust, hot-swappable dual-bay storage system designed with the flexibility to accommodate unique workflows. The G-DOCK ev with Thunderbolt is the hub of the system, which ships with two removable 1TB G-DRIVE ev hard drives.

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9 months ago

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