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Lawrence Neves

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3 weeks ago
Virtual Reality represents the first real foray that science fiction has taken into science fact for consumers. We’ve all seen advances recently in the medical, educational, and even entertainment fields that blend futuristic visions into some sort of tangible reality. But virtual reality experiences will be the first time that you and I will be able to hold the future in our hands. But what is...
1 month ago
A couple of months ago, I decided that my TV screen, a 55" Vizio E-Series flat screen, needed some maintenance. I play a lot of video games, and it was slightly unsettling to chase players down in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 with these great swaths of dust littering my field of vision. Seriously, it was like watching a battle take place inside an Australian dust storm. When I had finally had enough...
1 month ago
Here at B&H Photo, the discussion begins about the future of filmmaking – virtual reality.  On May 11th, 2016 at 2:00 EST, B&H Photo will host a live panel discussion about the production and post-production of virtual reality and 360° video – two harbingers of the future of digital content. Leading...
5 months ago
What’s the first thing you make sure is up and running when you move into a new home or apartment? Gas and electric? Sure. Water? Maybe. But it’s a safe bet to say that one of the first things you want to make sure you have on move-in day is a cable provider for your TV and Internet, which is a must in our digital age. "Did you know you could purchase your own cable modem, and that by purchasing...
6 months ago
Sometimes you look at a product and make a snap judgment, especially if the design is not unique. You see a tablet on sale and think, “That looks just like every other tablet, I don’t need another one;” or you tell yourself, “What’s so special about the Surface or iPad Pro? They look just like...
6 months ago
You hear and see them everywhere—new 2-in-1 laptops that combine the ease of use of a tablet with the power of a laptop. But not all 2-in-1s are built the same and, to be a true 2-in-1, there are certain criteria that have to be met. Just because you attach a Bluetooth keyboard to a tablet doesn’t make it a 2-in-1, just like adding racing wheels to your minivan doesn’t make it a Ferrari. The...
by Scary Larry Neves
6 months ago
It’s not enough that gaming is about as technologically advanced as neuroscience these days (wait until you see what VR has in store for you, but more about that later), or that aspects of gaming are showing up in design, medical, and engineering classes (Frank Lloyd Wright would have been a huge Minecraft fan), but now, there’s an element that is sweeping the gaming world and adding another...
7 months ago
Google is rarely satisfied with the status quo. Don’t like bloated operating systems? Meet Chrome. Want a mobile system that doesn’t have a lowercase “i” in it? Hello Android. Streaming media to your computer too problematic? Hi there, Chromecast. Google wants to run the world. At least the company...
7 months ago
When did your household appliances get smarter than you? Around the same time you decided to leave the timing of your meatloaf to the digital clock on your oven? We’ve come a long way since then, but we’re spoiled—we don’t have time for manual knobs and buttons. We want everything to be controlled by...
by Scary Larry Neves
8 months ago
Last weekend marked a milestone for both gamers and movie fans alike: the return of Star Wars to the twitch-gaming category. For the last 25 years, the Star Wars franchise has been split among console, arcade, and PC gamers, from the Star Wars Arcade game to Angry Bird Star Wars, but it has been at least 10 years since the franchise has entered the squad-based first-person shooter category. The...
8 months ago
What did Microsoft have in store at its tech dog-and-pony show in New York? Nothing special—unless you consider the company’s first foray into a Microsoft-branded laptop special or a brand new Surface that showcases the new Skylake chips. Or a new smartwatch. And new phones. In other words, it was a banner day for Microsoft...
9 months ago
The reason that so many people rely on Hollywood movies (and before that, visionary authors like Jules Verne and H.G. Wells) to shape their vision of the future is because creative visionaries imagine what is possible, and not what is probable. When you don’t put limits on your creativity, and have no boundaries or walls, then the sky is literally the limit. Now Intel® has taken up the war cry to...
10 months ago
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...
10 months ago
New processor chip announcements are like Wall Street bonuses – they only matter to the people directly involved with them. But Intel knows better and they realize that a very large component of users do care about processor upgrades – and those people are gamers. Intel’s processors have come a long way -  they started in 1971 with the Intel 4004 processor (clock speed of 108 KHz and 2300...
10 months ago
Windows 10 is finally here. There are people dancing in the street over this news, there are people that view this about as important as the ratio of belly lint to fabric softener debate, and there are people like me who are cautiously optimistic – we want Windows 10 to be the one ring that binds us all (inset your own Lord of the Rings reference here) but we know the truth. We’ve been burned...

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