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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
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6 months ago
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Secure data storage is important, especially for businesses. From workstations to large servers, WD offers a variety of hard drives to fit your needs. The WD Red hard drive is suitable for small NAS enclosures while the WD Se hard drive is optimized for... READ MORE
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8 months ago
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Parallels Desktop has become the standard bearer for running multiple platforms on your Mac desktop or notebook computer. If you need to run both Windows apps and Mac apps, but don’t want two separate computers, Parallels may be the software solution you’re looking for. With new models and features, this is the most integrated Parallels software available yet. In Coherence mode,... READ MORE
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8 months ago
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While the built-in speakers of some Mac computers, such as the MacBook Air, the MacBook Pro, and iMac are sufficient enough for a portable audio experience, sometimes you have to plug in external desktop speakers to truly get a high-quality listening experience. Bose™ provides several options for you. The Computer... READ MORE
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8 months ago
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Windows 8.1: The Return of the Start Button (sort of) When Windows 8 was released on August 1 of this year, its reception was fairly mixed. With a heavy emphasis on the touch capabilities of tablets and touch-enabled computers, Microsoft unintentionally alienated many of its desktop users. While the multi-touch controls and gestures integrated into Windows 8 worked well with touchscreens, they... READ MORE
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8 months ago
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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta announced that the FAA has determined that airlines can safely expand passenger use of Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) during all phases of flight, gate-to-gate, by the end of the year. We hope you don't find yourself sitting beside the habitual talker with a cell phone on a cross-country... READ MORE
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8 months ago
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Tablets have become as standard as smartphones this year. You can see them on the morning commute, in parks, schools—just about anywhere there’s a Wi-Fi connection. But as tablets become more ubiquitous, and the selection of tablets grows, you need to make hard and fast choices about the tablet you buy. If you want our picks for some of the best tablets this season, read on. An Apple a... READ MORE
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9 months ago
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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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9 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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9 months ago
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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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9 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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10 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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10 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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11 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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11 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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12 months ago

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