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If you’re a photo or video editor who has ever had to work on a location shoot or traveling on the road, you’ve probably experienced the limitations and issues of setting up a portable editing suite. Even if you’re not a pro editor, but are out camping, skiing, or snowboarding for the weekend and want to create some cool videos, do you really want to have to carry a laptop, drives, and other...
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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...
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It’s been five years since the last Nintendo gaming console, and while the Wii U may not have been able to follow the popularity of the Wii, it did introduce some interesting ideas. The Wii U Gamepad felt like a prototype for the Nintendo Switch. The Joy-Con controllers feel like upgraded Wii remotes....
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A giant in the gaming industry, Microsoft’s gift to the gaming world was the good old Xbox. It was large, clunky, and people loved it. The selection of games was fun at the time, and that’s all that mattered because that’s all consoles were made to do. As our technology improved, we demanded more from our gaming consoles. They had to be better, faster, and have more features, all the while being...
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I am in a cave. It’s dark. Well, more like black. Pitch black, if we’re being honest; the darkest virtual cave in which I have ever found myself. I’m disoriented. I spin around, and off in the distance is a blindingly bright stream of light streaking down from above. The contrast is striking. And I mean “contrast” in a literal sense; I have an HDR-capable TV (a...
by Scary Larry Neves
2 months ago
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Gamers around the world have been eagerly awaiting the release of the Switch, Nintendo’s latest foray into video game consoles. Nintendo has long been a powerhouse in the gaming industry, and with that great power comes great responsibility—many industry insiders believe that the Nintendo Switch is the last chance the Kyoto-based gaming giant has to reclaim its former glory. Fortunately, the...
by John-Paul Palescandolo and Patrick Chiang
3 months ago
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There are three stages to the film-making process: pre-production, production, and post-production. Pre-production involves work done on a film or broadcast program before full-scale production begins, and production is the act of shooting a project on film or digital media. Post-production refers to work done on a film or television show after shooting (production) has taken place, and is a...
4 months ago
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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...
6 months ago
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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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