It’s difficult to keep up with technology, and it’s also expensive if you insist on buying the latest gear. While it’s dizzying to keep up with advancements in technology, those same advancements keep making new gadgets more and more affordable. A case in point is this HD camcorder, which costs less than $300.
James Cameron’s film, Avatar, has helped propel 3D technology into the mainstream. People flocked to theaters to see the 3D attraction and now they’re buying the Blu-ray edition in droves. I read today that US consumers have spent more than $55 million on 3D TVs and Blu-ray players in just a few months, but I'd bet the equipment that James Cameron used to produce Avatar cost even more. The average 3D enthusiast could never afford to use Cameron’s highly refined 3D camera equipment, but fortunately there’s a much more affordable alternative.
In this era of powered appliances and gadgets, it seems like everything needs to be charged. Phones, cameras, camcorders, notebook computers, portable players, GPS receivers, flashlights—you name it, and it needs to be charged. Charging these gadgets is not much of a problem when you can plug in, but what do you do when you’re off the grid?
So, you’ve got a small network consisting of one server and a half dozen workstations, but the hard drive in the server is full. Do you rebuild the server with a larger hard drive? That could become one big headache, and your network will be down throughout the duration of the upgrade. The easiest solution is to add Network Attached Storage, or NAS, to your network.
Want to remain hands-free while you record video footage? A few weeks ago I wrote about camcorders that you can wear. One was a helmet cam, another was a pen that records video and the third was a pair of sunglasses that capture video. Those posts generated quite a bit of reader interest in other forms of wearable camcorders, so I decided to write about some more of these increasingly popular items.
If you're reading this, you probably own a camera or two, and maybe even a camcorder. You probably take them everywhere. And if they’re worth anything, you’re probably worried about damage from shocks and impacts. Here are two gadgets that will expand the creative possibilities of your gear and also protect it from the forces of gravity.
I recently wrote about Drobo RAID storage arrays. They provide expandable storage with redundancy for the safekeeping of your data. The units that I reviewed are all available with instant savings from B&H until the end of June, 2010. I've just been made aware that there is an 8-bay unit that comes with free hard drives.
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