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Specs for gaming monitors and other computer components require sorting through a lot of numbers. It makes the process of buying anything computer related extremely tough. Gamers may be a bit more tech savvy than everyday users, but still, monitors and their technology...
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Everyone should be securing their data. While you may not have to worry about that movie you downloaded from iTunes, you likely have some more sensitive data you would like to protect in a digital vault. And then you still might want to toss that into a real, physical safe. The constant threat has brought secure portable hard drives to the forefront and it seems companies are coming out with more...
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When it comes time to build a computer, populate a RAID or NAS array, replace a corrupted drive, or expand your system’s current storage capacity, the sheer quantity of drive options can be daunting. I’m not talking just about storage capacity, but also form factor, interface, and more. While you could just haphazardly buy something and hope for the best, there are certain drives that are better...
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If my eleven-year-old son weren’t already a budding manga artist, three months of quarantine certainly pushed him in that direction. Fortunately, we had purchased a tablet and pen for him just as school-from-home was...
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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We keep our cameras and lenses cushioned and protected, so it only makes sense that we take equal, if not more, care of our data. These days, the rugged hard drive market is booming, with new releases and new functionality arriving all the time. The best changes are that SSDs are now common, and those bring their own advantages in speed and durability. Many of these drives are designed to take a...
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Are you in the market for a professional-grade computer? If so, you’re most likely a business or enterprise user and know that while these systems come with a higher price point, they are also built with hardware and software features that a standard one won’t have. However, once you distinguish a business model from a consumer one, there is still a myriad of features to go through, so what are...
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Now, more than ever, a reliable Internet connection is critically important. For the millions of people working from home, the ability to do their job literally depends on it. The same is true for remote learners, virtual socializers, gamers, or anyone who wants to stream a Netflix series or two. Without a good Internet connection, those things aren’t possible—which is why you need a good...
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Working from home can be a great experience, as long as your office space is set up exactly as you want it. I know I need to have everything in just the right place to get into some serious work. If you are anything like me, you want to make sure that you have some new tech around that simply makes life better. There is always some new and current tech you can get to upgrade your home office. The...
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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With more people working from home for the foreseeable future, it might be time to make some improvements to your work-from-home (WFH) setup to maximize efficiency in whatever form your new domestic office has taken. One of the easiest but most transformative changes you can make to your workspace is the addition of a...
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The Mac Pro is the flagship model in Apple’s stable of well-designed computers and, as indicated by its name, the model intended for professional use, especially in creative fields such as video, photo, audio, design, animation, and more. Like most things at the top end of a company’s range, the Mac Pro is one of those computers...
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The coronavirus continues to upend and disrupt our daily lives, including how we work. In light of new rules and public health considerations, many of us must now work remotely, either from home or some other socially responsible location. This type of remote work brings with it a host of new...
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If there is one thing to be learned from all the Zoom conferences and Microsoft Teams meetings we’ve held over the past few months, it’s this: Most people do not have an adequate laptop, notebook, or monitor support system in place—and it shows in the video footage. In addition to the bad aesthetics, inferior positioning of one’s monitor, notebook, laptop, or tablet contributes to poor posture,...
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In the wake of the coronavirus, many facets of our daily lives have changed. Among those changes are how we teach students and how they learn. Online lessons, remote education—these are now the new normal and may continue to be for the foreseeable future. In light of that fact, we’ve put together an educator-approved gear list that will help keep your virtual classroom running smoothly....
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