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After the announcement of the long-awaited, redesigned Mac Pro at last year's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), this year's keynote may have seem a bit lackluster to some. With no mention of any new hardware (sorry Mac mini or iPhone 6 hopefuls), Apple did share improvements to its software. Announcing new versions of Mac OS X and iOS operating systems, as well as a variety of apps for the... READ MORE
Crucial, a solid competitor in the DRAM and SSD arena, debuts a new line of solid-state drives that combines speed and capacity at a lower cost per gigabyte. The Crucial MX100 SSDs use the latest NAND technology to deliver 128,... READ MORE
Anyone walking into the B&H SuperStore yesterday may have thought they were on the set of a science-fiction movie. On Thursday, B&H launched a new 3D-printing display showcasing MakerBot products, including a working 3D printer that builds a three-dimensional object right there before your eyes.
For those not yet familiar with this mind-blowing, futuristic technology (can you tell I'm a... READ MORE
Choosing a reliable way to securely store your important digital data is one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make. It’s not enough to just find a hard drive or SSD and transfer your data—you have to ask yourself if you want to mirror data, how you want to partition your drives, whether you are building storage solutions for your needs today or for future expandability. ... READ MORE
Apple announced today that it is breathing new life into the MacBook Air—and that new life means extra battery power and extra processing chops for consumers who are on the fence about buying a new MacBook Air. Not enough incentive? Apple also... READ MORE
Corning Optical Cables can reach bi-directional, dual-channel transfer rates of up to 20Gb/s. They are also backwards compatible with Thunderbolt as well, although they will be limited to 10Gb/s. The cables are extremely thin and flexible; however, they do not supply bus... READ MORE
For NAB, Intel® announced the wider adoption of Thunderbolt 2 and the introduction of Thunderbolt Networking technology. Thunderbolt 2 improves over Thunderbolt by allowing the full 20Gbp/s channel to be used for I/O, whereas before, 10Gbp/s was always reserved for display data.
Thunderbolt 2 was announced at last year's NAB; however, it has previously only been available on the Late 2013 Mac... READ MORE
Thunderbolt 2 is a big deal. In fact, so was Thunderbolt 1. Developed by Intel®, Thunderbolt 1 provides two separate 10Gb/s channels, running in opposite directions. Thunderbolt 2 can combine the two separate 10Gb/s channels into a single 20Gb/s channel, but flowing in only one direction. It’s like opening both sides of a bridge to traffic in the same direction during rush hour. So, Thunderbolt 2... READ MORE
HP announced two new DreamColor displays today that once again see HP bringing to market critical color accuracy for digital artists, photographers, and videographers—the HP Z27x and HP Z24x... READ MORE
When the FCC isn't battling Verizon over 'net neutrality, they're voting unanimously to open up 100MHz of the wireless spectrum for unlicensed Wi-Fi use. The 100MHz will come from the lower end of the 5GHz band, previously held by satellite phone companies. It will help alleviate the heavy congestion often found on existing public Wi-Fi networks, such as those at convention centers, stadiums, and... READ MORE
Nvidia just unveiled their new top-of-the-line GeForce card, which is aimed at high-end gamers and other users looking for a GeForce card with the best possible GPU performance in the least amount of space. The new GTX Titan Z card features two GK110 GPUs housed together on one card. The GK110 GPU is the same one found in the current top-of-the-line GeForce card, the... READ MORE
A breakthrough in innovation, the Crucial M550 solid-state drive is more than 20 times faster than the traditional mechanical hard drive and consumes significantly less power. It enables your computer to boot up instantly, load files and applications quickly, accelerate taxing programs, and manage power efficiently. Backed with advanced features, such as Native Write Acceleration, RAIN (Redundant... READ MORE
In a joint effort to develop a new standard for optical discs, Sony and Panasonic have unveiled the new “Archival Disc” format, with planned storage capacities up to 1TB per disc. Citing their ability to handle dust, water, and changes in temperature and humidity better than hard drives, Sony and Panasonic clearly see optical discs as the way forward for long-term data storage. The development of... READ MORE
Tablets may come and go—and they do—but some brand names stick around. While this past holiday season has shown us that you can buy a tablet from anywhere, and literally from any manufacturer, it’s also shown us that some manufacturers continue to pull out the stops when it comes to making quality tablets.
Samsung is one such manufacturer. They stand poised to release a slew of tablets today... READ MORE
Adobe announced today that Photoshop CC has received new 3D printing capabilities. Available immediately as part of a major Adobe Creative Cloud update, Photoshop CC is... READ MORE