When you’re looking to speed up an old PC, one of the first considerations to make is upgrading the RAM or hard drive. Both are relatively easy to do, and both are relatively cheap (as opposed to the cost of buying a new computer). And both can be executed by end users in seven easy steps.
Adding RAM to a desktop PC will greatly enhance the system’s maneuverability when completing tasks. Opening... READ MORE
Following in the evolutionary footsteps of other high-end fitness brands, Fitbit has released the Surge, its most advanced sports-tracking wearable to date. Moving beyond the... READ MORE
Hard Drive Week is upon us, and you’ve already read several good articles here on how hard drives work, how SSD flash memory operates, and even a simplification of network attached storage (NAS) and NAS terms. You may be considering a personal cloud server or even something higher end, like a NAS small-business solution. B&H has loads of choices for you, from personal to professional-level... READ MORE
Imagine your desktop computer is a bank. Every time you store a digital file—photos, documents, video—you leave it in a small safe deposit box in the bank. After a while, that box quickly fills, and you buy another safe deposit box to handle the overflow. Welcome to data storage. You also take everything from your old bank and place it in this new bank. That’s backing up data.
For years you’ve... READ MORE
Whether your area of interest is hunting, studying, observation, or surveillance, a trail camera can be a helpful tool for capturing close-up photos and video of wildlife or other people, remotely and discreetly. Get clear, detailed images of animals without running the risk of scaring them off, or monitor the exterior of your property for intruders. Strap a camera to a tree or post and set it to... READ MORE
The difference between a sharp photograph and a blurry one might just be in the way you hold the camera, or how you breathe when you depress the shutter release—true statement. Let us talk about proper photographic technique and go over some tips that will help you physically make better photographs.
It is no coincidence that the term “shooting” is often synonymous with making photographs and the... READ MORE
You know what annoys my non-tech friends? When I drop a technical term into a conversation and they have no idea what it is. I mentioned hybrid drive the other day in a phone call to my friend Bridget, who lives in France, and I could feel her rolling her eyes and smirking—on my dime, no less. Like they don’t have le tech or whatever it is the French call it. Technologie. Whatever, Bridget.
But I... READ MORE
As prices continue to plummet and resolution continues to rise, it is becoming commonplace for amateur and hobbyist photographers to purchase a high-quality digital stills camera—mirrorless or DSLR. Even a photographer with a $500 camera can capture amazing clarity with just about no training whatsoever. Almost every one of these cameras now has the option to shoot video, usually in an HD... READ MORE
As we get deep into hard-drive week with our roundups of portable drives, hard drives and solid-state drives for gaming, and explanation of NAS servers, we add this to the mix—there are large-capacity external drives out there that don’t really fit into any scenario. They’re good for almost any data storage solutions, and the main reason they’re excluded from most portable drive roundups is a)... READ MORE
In writing up various computer products at B&H, the question of storage is always at the top of one’s mind. Does this laptop or desktop PC have enough storage? What about this tablet or even this smartphone? Basically, it boils down to how much storage is enough, and inevitably, how do I get more storage?
Among all of the aforementioned products, another series of products that are computers... READ MORE
In this B&H Event Space video, Tim Grey talks about how to use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom to organize and optimize your images, with the end result of improving your photography. Grey demonstrates how to use Lightroom as a tool to edit and filter your images in a way that will inspire you to create new... READ MORE
Memory cards are as ubiquitous as memory itself—almost every mobile device you own has some type of built-in storage, from cameras to iPods to tablets, and almost every device has a slot for adding additional storage space. Storage on a device can range from a couple of gigabytes of memory to dozens of gigabytes. You’ll soon find, though, that it’s never enough.
Photographers Love CF... READ MORE
Portable Hard Drives. They’re a big part of storage-solution scenarios. Why? Because digital storage gets increasingly taxed these days, with large files and downloadable content like music and movies. People are savvier now about downloading, and our innate nature is to hoard as much data as possible. We’re a community of data hoarders. Downloading is like eating chocolate almonds—the minute you... READ MORE
The hard drive is one of the most essential parts of any desktop or laptop. Imagine buying a desktop with no storage options—where would you put your operating system? Where would you put all your movies and music? Where would you put the precious pictures of your children? Why won’t anyone think of the children?
On a less dramatic note, storage options come in all shapes and sizes. You can have... READ MORE
It seems that, this time, Sony has made a camera that will make even the most steadfast DSLR shooters pause and consider mirrorless cameras, if only for a second. That, in itself, makes the a7RII a huge accomplishment and makes me extremely lucky for the opportunity to take it out for a test drive.
I was given just one weekend with the ... READ MORE