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Tech Gifts for Non-Techy People

What does Billy like? Would Sue use this? What do we get for Grandma? The questions we can ask ourselves are endless, and suddenly gift shopping turns into quite the nightmare. Probably the hardest task of all is getting that person to cherish and use the gift you got them—for it to have a lasting impact and make their lives better. For the tech-lovers out there, there’s nothing wrong with getting or giving more gadgets, but what is Grandma supposed to with a Linux-based system or a Blackmagic Design 4K studio camera?

Google Wi-Fi Sets Its Sights on Wireless Dead Zones

B&H Featured as Part of Google's Instant App Initiative

At its annual I/O developer conference this week, Google unveiled a new feature for Android, the aptly named Instant Apps. This new breed of software app allows users to enjoy an app experience without having to download anything from the Play Store. Simply tap a link and you’ll be able to access everything you need to complete a certain application task, minus the lengthy wait time.  

Virtual Reality (VR) Content in the Here and Now

It has never been easier—nor more worthwhile—to get into virtual reality. After decades of disappointment, the VR revolution is finally coming. The inciting incident was the Kickstarter for Oculus Rift, in 2012. The device passed its $250,000 goal in fewer than 24 hours and ended up pulling in nearly ten times that much from interested and eager backers. The team expanded and was ultimately purchased by Facebook, for $2 billion, a year later. VR was officially a Big Deal.

B&H Pulse News Roundup: July 26, 2013

This week in the news: Hasselblad announced the Stellar compact digital camera; Google released a new version of the Nexus 7 tablet and the new Chromecast HDMI media-streaming device; Fujifilm updated their roadmap, revealing a new lens; and the SanDisk Connect was announced, which offers up to 32GB of storage for mobile devices.

This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for July 26, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.

ASUS Announces New Google Nexus 7 FHD Tablet

ASUS has just announced the new Google Nexus 7 FHD Tablet, which is available with either 16GB or 32GB of flash-storage capacity. The new Google Nexus 7 FHD features a handful of upgrades over the last Nexus 7 tablet. Most notably, the new Nexus 7 FHD is outfitted with a 7-inch Full HD multi-touch display that features 1920 x 1200 resolution.

 

Hands-On Review: ASUS CUBE with Google TV

Last week a peculiarly shaped device appeared on my desk. It was a compact, solid square box with a rather alien aesthetic, by which I mean it looked like something out of a Star Trek episode. The perfectly square cube was dark gray with long diagonal grooves across its entire surface.

B&H Wedding Guide: On-Location Digital Workflow Hardware

While most photographers will concentrate on shooting the event they’ve been hired for, it can be beneficial to have a computer and other equipment on hand to back up your photos, squeeze in some editing and even make a quick slideshow that can be shown at the event.

The Google Nexus 7 Tablet

What does the introduction of the Google Nexus 7 Android tablet mean to the tablet industry as a whole? Paired with the changes in the Android OS, it could mean a lot to players like Amazon, which now has serious competition in their Kindle Fire tablet arena, but it could also mean quite a bit to giants like Apple, Microsoft and ASUS.

Google + for Photographers: Is it Worth It?

Take a look at the major stories in tech new these days and you'll see that Google + is all over it. The service, which is currently on an invite only basis, is looking to become the next big thing in the social media world—looking to rival the current king: Facebook! Many photographers already have a presence on Facebook (both personal and business) so is Google Plus really worth your effort?

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