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Being a Graphic Designer requires many plug-ins, tools, and applications to get things done—and fast. Many of us have discovered Wacom tablets. Really, we discovered the pen and got excited. Deep down, we know the pen is mightier than the mouse, even though the biggest challenge is getting one’s hands on a Wacom tablet and working through the learning curve. Recently, I managed to get my hands on...
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There are many things that people legitimately fear—death, disease, clowns—and those fears can limit us, debilitate us, or make us fall short of achieving our true potential. But some fears can be overcome, and one of those fears, one which affects many more people than you think, is the fear of having to pitch or present an idea to a group of people—the fear of not being able to come up with a...
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By now, most consumers have heard of mesh networking (or as it is alternately known, whole home Wi-Fi systems). In the last couple of months, mesh networking for the home market has taken off (although it has been widely used in enterprise solutions for years). Understanding mesh means understanding the need for mesh, and how mesh works, so here’s a quick primer. Mesh networking was developed to...
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The late 2016 15.4" MacBook Pro and select 13.3" MacBook Pro models feature a redesign that introduced the Touch Bar. Replacing the traditional function keys, the Touch Bar adapts to...
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I am a pretty creative guy. Well, I’m not pretty, but I am creative. I’ve always been a great fan of tech gadgetry, and I’ve always had this thing for video games. And I like to write. Besides a home full of useless tech that I’ve forgotten about, I also have drawers full of half-completed science fiction novellas about an alien race that wants to create an intergalactic space opera. Sigh, #...
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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...
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Whole home Wi-Fi (or mesh networking Wi-Fi) is a thing. We’ve recently reviewed the Luma whole home system in the B&H Explora article, Luma Whole Home Wi-Fi Has Got You Covered, and we recently had a chance to look at the eero whole home system (stay tuned, because we’re also...
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It seems as though, every year, we make a pitch for what we think the seven best laptops of the year are—but every year, it gets harder and harder to write an article like this. Why? The answer is a definitive, “I have no idea.” First of all, the laptop industry has taken its fair share of lumps recently, and like younger siblings who can’t help showing off, tablets are more portable and far more...
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It’s been a big year for gaming on all fronts. From PC titles to mobile, from big names to little-known indies, gaming is set to break records again this year—millions of Americans play video games, and gaming devices or consoles can be found in a growing number of homes. This year is predicted to see an increase in numbers, thanks to high-profile titles like...

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In this video, we showcase the benefits of the QNAP TS-251A NAS system and its usefulness in business or home environments. We also explore how this stand-alone system can function as a media server, thanks to its capable Intel® Celeron™ processor, HDMI port, multiple USB 3.0 connections, and two bays. Furthermore,...
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Designed as a compact computing solution, the HP Elite Slice might not seem to be much at first; however, this little system is here to change what you think a traditional desktop computer should look like. By itself, the Slice...
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ScanSnap Cloud, now available on Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android systems, lets you scan your documents directly to the Cloud without the need of a computer or mobile device. Simply press the Scan button to scan and sort documents, receipts, business cards, and photos to the Cloud service of your choice directly. With Cloud connectivity, you can easily share and access your files wherever you may...
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I’ve been playing video games most of my life. I won’t bore you with the details or the timeline, but let’s just say I’m the guy that got Pac Man and Ms. Pac Man to hook up. Just saying. When I used to write under the name Scary Larry (sooooo many years ago), I was...
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I love my iPad Mini, I love my iPad Mini, I love my iPad Mini. I have to repeat things like this to myself every time I get ready to test-drive something new. This helps me to remember that it's OK to flirt with other devices—not only is it my job to try new stuff (best job ever), but my 1st-generation iPad Mini has been serving me quite admirably over the past three years and, frankly, it works...
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Virtual reality this and virtual reality that—everyone is throwing around the term virtual reality and VR as if they expect prosumers to know exactly what it means. But the reality of virtual reality is that VR is more than just a futuristic-looking headset and some catchy graphics. The work behind the scenes when creating VR content involves powerful computers, professional, specialized rigs,...

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