Computers

Computers
14 hours 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...
1 week ago
With the increasing demands of high-resolution and capacity-intensive applications, such as 4K, 8K, 360° video, virtual reality, and video surveillance, professional photographers, videographers, and media creators will welcome SanDisk’s new 1TB SDXC Memory Card with open arms. Announced at Photokina 2016 and providing twice the capacity of SanDisk’s...
1 week ago
Whether you game casually or professionally, at home or on stage, you need a monitor that’s there to help you win. BenQ’s ZOWIE RL and XL monitors are carefully designed and packed with special features that’ll get you the upper hand. The RL2455...
1 week ago
September 8, 2016, marks the 50th anniversary of the premiere of Star Trek The Original Series (TOS), and as I write this piece (with my Tasha Yar and Hugh the Borg action figures staring back at me from my desk), it’s hard not to dwell on the legacy of this franchise with which I have a borderline odd preoccupation, going to the lengths of getting B&H’s head editorial honcho to agree to let...
2 weeks ago
When asked to name a few storage solutions, most people tend to think of external hard drives and flash drives. Little do they know, they can also repurpose their old or unused drives with what’s called a drive enclosure. HornetTek offers a variety of these devices that are capable of supporting 2.5” or 3.5” SATA I, II, and III drives.  For...
2 weeks ago
On September 7th, Sony officially announced the redesigned PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 4 Pro, an upgraded version of the PS4 with improved hardware, capable of handling 4K graphics and support for high dynamic range (HDR). The new PlayStation 4 has been compressed into a smaller, more energy efficient form factor, making it both...
2 weeks ago
I’m sitting on a couch in front of an enormous Sony TV. One of the developers of the open-world survival horror game Days Gone is showing off a demo running on the newly announced PlayStation 4 Pro (née Neo). “This is a debug unit. These buttons won’t exist in the final game, but we’re showing off the new system’s power, so…” He presses a button. “This is what it looks like in 4K.” He presses...
3 weeks ago
Writing and drawing on paper has been the norm for as far back as we can remember, but now in the digital age, more of us are opting for fancy touchscreen devices and accessories to digitize our ideas. Wacom has released a variety of styli and two “smartpads” to help users produce content. These styli include the...
3 weeks ago
Setting up your own home network can sometimes be aggravating and troublesome. There are plenty of blinking lights, cables hanging about, and complicated menus with terms you swear are in a different language. Luckily, the...
3 weeks ago
Does your home suffer from spotty Wi-Fi coverage? Do wireless signals fluctuate and sometimes disappear completely, ruining your Netflix and chill time? Eliminate dead spots and spotty connections with the...
4 weeks ago
When you’re planning on buying a high-priced item, or any product, in fact, think of the time you’ve spent researching it before fully committing. How long did you spend? An hour? A day? Or even a week? To ensure we get the best we can for our money, we visit message boards, ask friends, and read reviews; however, not everything you hear or read is true. Therefore, to save you from the...
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...
1 month 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...
1 month 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...
1 month ago
When Apple redesigned the Mac Pro in 2013, the architecture of its internal components was reorganized to maximize performance and minimize heat via a unified thermal core. What resulted was a streamlined system that was leaner, lighter, and quieter. While users are now able to engage in more advanced tasks, such as 4K video editing and intensive RAW photo processing, one thing missing was the...

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