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4 weeks 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...
1 month ago
In writing about various computer products, the question of storage is always at the top of one’s mind. Does this laptop, smartphone, tablet, or desktop PC have enough storage? Basically, it boils down to how much storage is enough and, inevitably, how do I get even more storage? Among the aforementioned products, another series of products, which are computers in their own right and also rely...
1 month ago
Things change so quickly in the tech space that even professionals sometimes find themselves stymied by the incessant and confusing terminology surrounding certain protocols. I remember the days of 8-track tapes, but I also remember when tapes were surpassed by CDs, and CDs were surpassed by MP3s, and now how MP3s are being taken over by streaming music sources. Thinking back on those days, I was...

1 month ago
In the following “How To” video, Robert Rives demonstrates how to automate the parameters on a delay plug-in to create a dub-style feedback effect for a transitional break in an EDM style track. Rives shows you how to set up your tracks, buses, and the tape delay plug-in. Using touch automation, he records parameter automation for feedback delay, panning, high and low cut filters, and mute, to...

1 month ago
In this B&H video, Bobby Lombardi shares his insights on how G-Technology helps solve some of the greatest challenges in storing footage from VR production, where multiple cameras demand the best performance, especially with increasingly complex on-set storage demands, new camera technology, and post processing data loads have come to the forefront. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you...
3 months ago
You know what I hate? That’s right, Facebook status updates that begin with “I believe…” I also hate waiting in line, tight shoes, and people who respond to a question with a question. But what really grinds my millet is dropping money on an electronic item, something on which I am going to be viewing and listening to large amounts of data, only to discover that it is limited by stingy onboard...
4 months ago
Springtime is a chance to clean your house and its contents thoroughly, but it's easy to forget about cleaning your data. Picture each device you and your family own as a messy drawer, cabinet, wardrobe, closet, or room... that's locked. Now, if you're already trembling with anticipation, fear not. We'll help you get your life back on track with these tips about devices, storage, and you. The...
4 months ago
I hate dirty things. Dirty dishes—hate ’em. Dirty laundry? Ewww. Dirty politicians? Have you ever heard of clean politicians? But there’s some dirt you can take care of and, for that, there’s no excuse but to clean it up. But cleaning dirty electronics is a completely different ballgame. You invest a lot of money in your smartphones, tablets, and TVs—cleaning them is sometimes as tricky as a...
4 months ago
A couple of months ago, I decided that my TV screen, a 55" Vizio E-Series flat screen, needed some maintenance. I play a lot of video games, and it was slightly unsettling to chase players down in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 with these great swaths of dust littering my field of vision. Seriously, it was like watching a battle take place inside an Australian dust storm. When I had finally had enough...
4 months ago
Many of us own devices with a USB Type A port. They're often seen in laptops, desktops, and peripherals since they are pretty much required for any kind of computing. However, with the push of USB Type C devices, the game has changed. With the Type C interface, you’ll no longer have to struggle with plugging in cables, because the Type C has a reversible connector—so there’s no wrong way to plug...
4 months ago
Pssst. Hey buddy. No, you. Yeah, you. I hear you need a surveillance system. Just so happens, I got a surveillance system for you. But these are stripped down. They need hard drives. Surveillance system without a hard drive? That’s like buying a car with no engine. You’ve got to have hard drives. You’ve got to have storage. Buying a surveillance system doesn’t have to be a shady deal, as long as...
5 months ago
Yeah, I know—here’s your first answer. BYOD stands for Bring Your Own Device. In today’s micro-miniaturized, office-space-at-a-premium fast-paced collaborative workspace, office managers and creative personnel are always looking for a way to integrate, multi-task, and share information. It’s what the Internet was created for. One way to do that is to minimize large-footprint equipment like TVs...
5 months ago
In all honesty, if you’re reading this, you’re probably curious to know what a fibre channel network is and what it does. The reason I suggest this is because if you are already running a fibre channel network, you probably don’t need a primer. But if you’re thinking about adding a FC network, you may want to start with these four basic tidbits. First of all, what is a fibre channel network?...
6 months ago
George Carlin has a classic bit called “A Place for Your Stuff.” In it, the acerbic comic rants about our tendency to acquire stuff over time, and how we can ultimately get down to the most basic stuff we can’t be without if we find ourselves taking a trip to the beach. Sadly, a daily commute into Manhattan does not enjoy the simplicity of a day at the beach, and there is just some stuff I have...
6 months ago
Think about your computer for a minute. No, really. Think about it. You’re staring into the screen right now, letting your left and right brain fight their internal and infinite battle for dominance, while your eyes process the millions of colors available to your brain, and try to sort out the color red from the color magenta, while also deciding if the dress you’re viewing is blue or white....

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