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Buying a hard drive for most people is easy—you pick the highest capacity, the lowest price, an interface, and the type you need (external or internal). You check out deal zones, you scan circulars, you look through catalogs, and that pretty much sums up about 50% of users. You can even...
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We all know of Microsoft, thanks to its reputation and most popular products: the Windows operating system and its accompanying software. Since 2012, Microsoft has made a comeback into the consumer computer market with the release of the Surface, a 2-in-1 hybrid tablet laptop. Now the Surface lineup includes upgraded and redesigned systems, as well as new models. So, if you’re still looking for a...
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Nobody has ever complained about a memory card being too fast and, increasingly, electronics manufacturers are expecting you to have high-speed memory cards that are compatible with certain features. These days, smartphones, tablets, and even laptops often rely on memory cards for external storage. With consumers...
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While the shopping insanities of the gift-giving season haven’t fully descended upon us, the fact that holiday lights went up before Thanksgiving serves as a gentle reminder that it’s time to start thinking about the acquisition and distribution of bundles of joy for your family, friends, besties, and frenemies. However, with great power comes great responsibility, and even if you don’t know how...
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Gift-giving season is around the corner and with big savings coming your way, maybe it’s time to get that notebook you (or your friend or family member) have always wanted. While it’s hard to pick out the “best,” why don’t you scroll through our suggestions to see if any of these are a good fit for you? The Appealing Apple If you’re already invested in the Apple ecosystem or thinking about...
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Thanksgiving Day is one of the most venerated holidays in America, traditionally filled with food, fun and family, and that usually brings on a series of challenges. Along with deciding whether you’re going with an all-vegan, no-carb, soy-side-dish menu, you also worry about where you’re going to sleep 12 people in a house or apartment that comfortably fosters two people, or even more serious—...
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With the holiday season fast approaching, there’s a good chance you can think of someone who would love an Apple product as a gift. We’re here to break it all down for you, so come December, your gifts will already be wrapped and ready to go under the tree. Just bookmark this article, and you’ll be ready to go. iPad & iPad mini What is it? Now in its 5th generation, the iconic iPad retains...
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Dad, can we get a dog?” and “Rich, what’s your Wi-Fi password?” are questions I always pretend I didn’t hear when first asked. I’ve gotten good at changing the topic or pretending to be deep in thought when presented with a question I have no intention of answering. I even have a go-to “deep in thought” expression; staring at the ceiling, hand under chin, one eyebrow raised—it’s awfully...
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It is that time of the year again, video-game enthusiasts and moms/dads/grandparents etc., when we start losing some of our productivity cells and start loading up on good old-fashioned, gut-busting, thumb-numbing video gaming. I'm not talking about whipping out your smartphone and hunting Pokémon either. I'm talking serious gaming that could involve traveling back to World War II, fighting the...
5 months ago
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When it comes to Thunderbolt™ 3, most people think of connecting external hard drives, RAID arrays, and monitors. And with data rates of up to 40 Gbps, DisplayPort 1.2 support, and the ability to daisy-chain up to six compatible devices, it’s not hard to see why Thunderbolt 3 would be considered optimal for data...
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A few decades ago, we had only one type of main storage technology—which is a header and spinning-platter design—the hard drive. But today, we have solid-state technology that comes in many form factors, such as...
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So, you’re in the market for a solid-state drive? Are you looking for a 2.5" SATA III SSD or a M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD? If that sentence confused the heck out of you, you should probably keep reading. 2.5" Form Factor There’s nothing wrong with running an old school...
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How do you treat your portable drive that holds irreplaceable data? If it’s not well, durability should be an important factor when choosing a suitable storage solution. Another important decision is the type of drive that can either provide ample storage space with a hard disc drive or lightning-fast access to files using an SSD. Of the two drive types, hard drives are more susceptible to...
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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. As much as analog cameras were designed to work with a specific film format, such as 35mm or 120 roll film, or large-format sheet film, digital cameras are likewise built to work with one or two specific memory card...
6 months ago
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If you’re going away to boarding school or college, you’re going to be spending a lot of time in a small-sized dormitory room, probably with a roommate, and definitely without your parent or guardian around. You need to make some smart choices regarding the equipment you have with you. You need to make some serious choices. You need to make some fun choices. No pressure. But there are things you...

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