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Mesh networking, whole home Wi-Fi, surround Wi-Fi—yes, there are new technologies coming to your home on which you’ll need to brush up. Today, we’re looking at these three terms, which are all different names for the same thing—Wi-Fi that expands the coverage in your home and creates coverage “bubbles” that will allow you greater freedom and more diversity with your home or small business...
1 month ago
Storage is a tricky problem, and one we encounter frequently in all aspects of our lives. We’ve dealt with it when we’re figuring out which container to use for storing leftovers, or picking out an adequately sized suitcase for travel, and even shopping for the perfect pair of jeans to fit our extra-large phones. Each of these tasks requires some thought and foresight that affects what we choose...
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The Drobo “5” Series has been designed for media creators and data storage professionals who are looking for fast, expandable, and flexible data storage and protection for large media collections and performance-demanding applications. However, since different users have different needs, which member of the Drobo “5” family is right for you—the 5D, 5Dt, or 5N? The...
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Combine portability with accessibility using the My Passport Wireless Pro USB 3.0 External Hard Drive from Western Digital. With this mobile hard drive, you can not only store your important files and take them with you, but you can also make those files...
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Ever run out of storage space and start wondering if it would be possible to take a crowbar to your new unibody MacBook Pro to pry it open and put another hard drive in? Neither do I. However, it is frustrating that you have to sacrifice storage space because you spent the extra money to get a solid-state drive instead of the cheaper hard disk drive. So you figured, “Fine, I’ll just get an...
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At its most basic, a Network Attached Storage device (NAS) is a single or multi-bay system that is able to share files among multiple systems, whether over a wired or wireless network connection. While most NAS devices are used largely for storage and sharing files, their capabilities stretch far beyond. A NAS may also be used as a multimedia server via UPnP and DLNA protocols to share and stream...
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It’s safe to say that in today’s predominantly digital world, memory cards have overtaken film as the primary recording media for consumer and professional photo and video use. However, once you’ve established which memory card format is compatible with your camera, such as CompactFlash (CF), Secure Digital (SD), XQD, or CFast, how does one go about choosing from the available models that each...
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External storage drives come in many forms. From SSDs and HDDs, you can have ample storage space or lightning–fast access to files. For compatibility with your systems, B&H carries portable drives that sport a variety of interfaces, such as FireWire, USB, or Thunderbolt. Of the two drive types, hard drives are more susceptible to failures since they retrieve data with a spinning platter–and–...
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The Microsoft Surface is the go-to tablet that other tablets aspire to. But did you know there are a variety of Surface tablets to choose from? Which is the right one for you? Are you a casual user, or do need some power in your portable device? Are you using your Surface for graphics-intensive work, or are you just Web surfing? This infographic will serve up a couple of fun facts about the...
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Desktop versus workstation – who knew there was even anything to argue about? The fact is, a desktop and a workstation are used for very different workflows. You could be overspending for one that you don’t need, or cutting your budget for something that may be obsolete before the year is out. But what is a good gauge for you? Here’s a brief infographic to help you out.
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There are a few things I wish I had in college that would have made life a little easier to handle. Gadgets and gizmos aplenty, as Ariel crooned, and whozits and whatsits galore. Actually, I’ve braided my hair with a fork, so I’m with you, sister. But if I had some of the items from this list of gadgets, I would probably have enjoyed life a little more back then (and honestly, probably failed...
1 month ago
Buying a laptop is always a chore—there’s so much research that goes into it, and you have to customize your search according to what you’re needs are, while considering the life span of your laptop. Laptops go out of style faster than a pre-teen’s vocabulary. Get it? I’m old. At least thirty. Ancient by today’s standards. So what’s the best way to start the process? Let’s begin at the beginning...
5 months ago
Capture, optimize, and access files and documents quickly and efficiently with Fujitsu PaperStream Capture Pro, available on Windows. This easy-to-use, front-end scanning software streamlines your capture process with features such as document separation, indexing and validation, along with automated and manual QC. Here's a starting guide and a list of a few features worth checking out. 1....
9 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...
9 months ago
So, you're looking to replace your aging computer. Do you go laptop or tablet? Performance or portability? Mac or Windows? High-end or entry level? We put together a short list of a wide variety of laptops and tablets for you to choose from. Microsoft Surface Book   Having...

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