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7 Gift Ideas for Different Dad Types

Despite what you might have heard, dads are complicated creatures. Like the rest of us, they come in a variety of shapes and sizes, with personalities and interests to match. That being true, shopping for dads can sometimes be tough. One tie, as it turns out, does not fit all. To make things a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of gifts sure to please every type of father, no matter where his interests might lie.

Five Alternative Uses for a Mini PC and How to Build One in Minutes

Everyone knows by now that the PC desktop market is on shakier ground than central California. For years, advances in tablets and mobile computing have taken a bite out of the traditional tower-based market. True, PC gaming is sustaining the need for big, powerful, large-footprint machines, but laptops, smartphones and even (to some extent) personal smart home devices like Amazon Echo are making the need for a large computer harder and harder to justify.

Google I/O 2017 is Underway

Google’s annual developer conference is underway, and with it we get a look ahead at what the tech giant has in store for us in 2017. From refreshed OS and expanded device capabilities, to the next evolution of virtual and augmented reality, Google previewed what could be one of its most pivotal years in recent memory. Here are some of the headlines that caught our eye.

10 Mother’s Day Gifts for Working Moms

Here are 10 great gift suggestions for Mothers Day, at B&H Explora.

In the Field with Google Home and Wifi

I’ll be the first to admit that I was a bit late to the smart-home party. Having purchased my first Echo just a few months ago, I purposely watched this technology develop from the sidelines. Not because I didn’t have faith in its long-term viability, but because I knew that once I dipped my toe in the water, I’d be all in. There are few slopes slipperier than home modernization.

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.

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