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4 days ago
Nothing spoils a vacation more than coming home to find someone else has been there—uninvited. And if you think thieves share your holiday spirit and will just sit around and roast chestnuts before they leave, think again. According to the FBI, in 2015 there were an estimated 7,993,631 property crime offenses in the nation that resulted in losses estimated at $14.3 billion, and burglaries of...
6 days ago
When you really get down to it, the most fundamental difference between video game systems is their input method. Some people swear by their DualShocks; others couldn’t live without the Xbox design. Some people spend a portion of each day lamenting the demise of the Gamecube controller. But get into an argument about controllers, and you’ll inevitably have some nay-sayer, blind to the idea that...
1 week ago
The last couple of months of any given year are kind of an announcement dead zone. Rather than hyping up new products, companies are busy making sure they can deliver them to customers in time for the holiday season, and retailers like B&H are scrambling to make sure we’re prepped for the inevitable onslaught. So, the next few months are going to be a little dead, as far as interesting...
1 month ago
Virtual reality is going to be big. Whether for work or for play, the applications where VR can be utilized are so expansive that they can affect almost every aspect of our lives. If you want to get a head start on developing or experiencing VR for yourself, you’ll need a headset and some hardware. One of the main components required is a graphics card that’s capable of handing the demanding...
2 months ago
Let’s play a name game: mesh networking, Wi-Fi systems, surround Wi-Fi, whole home Wi-Fi—any of these sound familiar? They’re names you’ve probably come across if you’ve shopped for or researched networking equipment in recent months. What you probably didn’t realize, however, is that these terms represent the next advancement in Wi-Fi connectivity. While this technology goes by many names, whole...
2 months ago
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...
3 months 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...
3 months ago
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...
3 months ago
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...
3 months ago
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...
3 months ago
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...
3 months ago
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...
3 months ago
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–...
3 months ago
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...
3 months ago
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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