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People can’t get enough Internet these days–and neither can some devices. Many now depend on an Internet connection to offer full functionality. In addition to TVs, various 4K-capable streaming devices, gaming consoles, and computers, there’s probably at least one can opener for sale that has an Internet port. Lots of devices offer enhanced functionality when connected to the Internet, but...
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Blue, Black, Red, Purple, Gold, and Green. To most, those words are simply representative of colors on the spectrum, but in the tech world, these colors are used by WD to represent different types of its internal hard drives and solid-state drives. So, suppose you’re in the process of building a computer, populating a RAID or NAS array, replacing a corrupted drive, or simply expanding/upgrading...
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I solemnly swear that I am up to no good. Wait, no, that’s for something else… Here we go! The actual pledge is, “I solemnly swear to back up my important documents and precious memories on March 31.” That is the pledge for World Backup Day (www.worldbackupday.com), an organization whose goal is to make sure your personal data is safe....
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I hate backing up. I do it, but I hate it. If you’re not running backups, you’re courting heartache. My cautionary tale: A few years ago, my brother and I were editing our first indie feature. Our data got corrupted. Nothing was backed up. We lost three months of post-production—the entire film. Starting from scratch nearly killed us. Don’t let it happen to you. Data loss is more than an...
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After the camera, a photographer’s next closest friend should definitely be a hard drive. Think about it. For the modern digital photographer, hard drives are the new albums full of negatives. They hold all your work and, if backups are being performed regularly, they keep your images safe and sound for many years, letting you pull up archived images quickly with speedy searches, as opposed to...
by Eric Butterfield
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If you work with libraries of large image files, or in audio or video production, you need to be selective about your external hard drive. Reading and writing files directly from or to an external drive can incur some hefty performance demands, so it's best to determine your needs before you buy a drive. With...
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Time is always of the essence when creating digital content, and much of it is spent on waiting for animated graphics and special effects to render or for code to compile. For example, a single frame from Pixar’s Toy Story 3 took about seven hours to render, with some taking up to 39 hours. Given how there are 24 frames in a second of animated video, it’s little wonder why the movie took three...
Apple Unveils iPad Pro with LiDAR and Enhanced MacBook Air
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Today, Apple announced two major product releases: the all-new iPad Pro and MacBook Air. Both devices feature significant spec upgrades and performance boosts, on top of some intriguing, and quite possibly revolutionary, new technologies. Let’s take a...
by Cris Silvestri and William Min
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During this hectic and very scary time, many of us have found ourselves suddenly working from home. And many of us are finding that working from home is a lot harder than it sounds. On paper, you might think all you need is a good computer, a reliable printer, and Internet service. Those of us already in the home-office trenches know that—although these are good places to start—there are...
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If you haven’t shopped for a computer monitor in a few years, you have missed a great deal. HDR, 4K, are shrinking bezels are among the highlights. A rising star in the space is BenQ, consistently managing to produce displays with incredible specs and (relatively) affordable prices. The latest display it has created for photographers and video editors is the...
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Since its reemergence in 2012, the virtual reality (VR) market has experienced a significant amount of growth. Recently, the pace of that growth has accelerated, thanks in part to improved technologies, better content, and lower costs of equipment. However...
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I have a very accurate display already sitting on my desk. I made sure to calibrate it when it arrived, and I figured it would be fine to check it only once in a while, even though I am well aware that isn’t the ideal process. Then the NEC MultiSync PA311D showed up, and showed me just...
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We test the new Mac Pro, showing you its specs, layout, and expandability. Then, we test the 2019 Mac Pro against the 2013 model while exporting in Premiere Pro CC. What do you think of Apple's new Mac Pro 2019?Learn more at B&H Explora:- Apple's 2019 Mac...
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From the Envy to the Spectre x360, HP has produced some head-turning 2-in-1 laptops in recent years. Looks aren’t everything, though, so HP packed its premium portable powerhouses with options like latest-gen processors, speedy SSD drives, multi-touch displays, and aluminum construction. This well-balanced combination of specs and aesthetics has kept HP laptops firmly in the hearts and minds of...
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Network attached storage (NAS) arrays can now journey beyond the final frontier, thanks to Seagate’s IronWolf 110 SATA III 2.5" Internal SSD. Designed specifically for small and medium businesses that require an enterprise NAS for 24/7 and multi-user operations, Seagate’s IronWolf...
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