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Review: Seagate Seven external portable hard drive

by Blogger on ‎03-15-2015 08:56 AM - last edited on ‎03-16-2015 10:54 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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I’ve used lots of different data storage solutions over the years. From Zip disks, to flash drives, to all manner of external and internal hard drives. These days it can be tough to surprise me with one. After all, how different can they really be? Not many really stand out to me. That is exactly why the Seagate Seven portable drive caught me off guard so much. As soon as I got the box for it in my hand I knew something different was going on here. Unboxing it was elegant and fluid, with a well-designed box and a cook magnetic closure. It instantly gives you the sense that this is something special in the world of hard drives – not purely utilitarian like most out there.

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ASUS T100 promises to "transform" your computing experience

by Blogger ‎03-01-2015 10:05 AM - edited ‎03-05-2015 06:53 AM

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It’s no secret that I love hybrid devices. Laptops are handy and tablets are fun but having one device that can function as both is even better. Something about a gadget that can transform between different modes simply feels more futuristic to me. Lately I’ve been putting the Asus Transformer book T100TAM through its paces which is just such a device. It’s a sort of two-in-one laptop-tablet hybrid device that lets you use it as a laptop when you need to and as a standalone tablet the rest of the time.

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There used to be a time when getting a new PC was both an exciting event and a bit of a headache since it meant you had to deal with the growing pains of transitioning from your old PC to your new one. There were many challenges and chores to put up with in the migration. These days that’s not the case at all and if you’ve been taking advantage of modern computing you can make the whole process surprisingly quick, easy, and pain free. I’ve got to use a different new PC just about every week and I’ve managed to streamline the whole process to make it amazingly simple and efficient so that I can be up and running in no time at all with all my familiar data, preferences, and software.

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Buying a laptop: the lowdown on memory

by Blogger on ‎02-12-2015 09:34 AM - last edited on ‎02-20-2015 12:04 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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When you’re shopping for a laptop and someone asks you about memory, there are so many different things they could mean. In my opinion, memory is one of the biggest deciding factors these days when you’re shopping for a laptop as it can fundamentally change your experience yet can be something that is for all intents and purposes invisible. You can’t look at a laptop and know how much memory it has. You can’t even tell right away based on the machine’s performance but the quantity, type, and speed of memory in your laptop can make a world of difference to you.

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Getting the right new accessory for your desktop PC can transform your computing experience in surprising ways. The best part is how much variety there is in terms of sizes, prices, and functionality that you can be sure to find one to suit anybody, and they can fit under the tree, in a stocking, or wherever, making them great gifts this holiday. When picking out a gift you often want to get something the person will love but might not have got for themselves. That’s what makes PC accessories so perfect. People don’t often think of upgrading or getting something extra fancy. More often than not they pick up accessories out of necessity. This lets you step in and pick something beyond what they merely need, and get something that goes that extra mile to become something they’ll love in ways they never even considered.

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Linksys Routers

by Blogger on ‎12-19-2014 06:39 AM

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Linksys is by no means new to the world of routers. They have a fantastic track record, making some of the most popular routers out there. They’re definitely an industry leader and can often be looked to for setting the standard with how things are done. Their routers have always been reliable and robust pieces of equipment trusted by beginners and power users alike. These days with all the router choices you have out there it’s great to know how what sets them apart from one another so today we’ll take a closer look at the Linksys router line up and what it has to offer.

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Tablets get used for everything nowadays; shopping, surfing the web, controlling our TVs, not to mention games, or work.  That's why accessories to trick out the tablet of someone you know are a great gift idea.  You can get more power, like the juice pack from Mophie above, or cables, cases, keyboards and other fun things.  Check out our list of top picks.

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Review: Logitech ORION Spark Gaming Keyboard

by Blogger on ‎12-03-2014 02:09 PM - last edited on ‎01-16-2015 04:02 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Gaming keyboards are a very interesting category. On one hand they’re keyboards, so you don’t want some things to be somewhat standardized in order to give you versatility, and have it conform to your expectations. On the other hand you want it to have high performance and deliver unique and powerful features to help you take your gaming to the next level. This is a balancing act that Logitech has a long history in managing with many PC gaming accessories throughout the years. I had the opportunity to spend some time with their latest offering – the G910 Orion Spark mechanical gaming keyboard to see if it could live up to Logitech’s strong pedigree in this department.

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Review: Asus AC2400 RT-AC87R Dual-Band Router

by Blogger ‎11-30-2014 05:51 PM - edited ‎12-14-2014 09:27 AM

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A good or bad Wi-Fi connection at home usually begins and ends with the router you’re using. Slower speed than normal or a weaker signal the further away you are signs that something may be amiss with the device that distributes your Internet connection. Asus’ AC2400 RT-AC87R is a high-end router that has been designed to tackle both of those issues by maintaining a strong connection, no matter where you are at home.

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Computing gifts to thrill the techie on your holiday list

by Blogger on ‎11-06-2014 01:26 PM - last edited on ‎11-06-2014 01:59 PM by Moderator

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If you’ve heard someone close to you recently mention that they may be looking to buy a new computer or an accessory they’ve had their eye on, it might be a good time to act on it in time for the holidays. Computing is more than just desktop and laptop computers these days, it’s an array of connected accessories and peripherals that can add to the experience of being productive or consuming content. I’m firmly in both camps, myself, and here are some computing gifts that I wouldn’t mind getting.

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Review: Optimize your Wi-Fi with Linksys AC3200

by Blogger on ‎11-05-2014 03:38 PM - last edited on ‎01-21-2015 04:49 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Anytime I have a router to recommend or suggest to people, I recognize that I’m talking about a product that doesn’t have the same impact as other devices do. This is because routers are utility devices that make the fun ones work better with your Internet connection — smoother browsing, streaming and downloading. The Linksys AC3200 is a high-end tri-band router that will be an upgrade for most users, designed to funnel bandwidth for all the media consumption you can shake a stick at.

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Review: Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD

by Blogger on ‎10-29-2014 11:16 PM - last edited on ‎10-30-2014 01:12 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Whether you have a Mac desktop or laptop, take a look at the ports it offers. There are a bunch of them, and it’s not always practical to have cables sticking out of them all the time, especially if you care about portability and clutter. Belkin’s Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD uses the ultra-fast Thunderbolt port standard on Macs and some PCs to pipe in multiple connected devices all at once, making it possible to be plugged in a number of ways with only one Thunderbolt cable.

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Connecting to the web without wifi? Check out the NETGEAR Dual Band Wireless Bridge

by Blogger on ‎10-24-2014 11:51 AM - last edited on ‎10-27-2014 10:37 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

 

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You're not quite ready to buy a new TV, and the Blu-ray player you got a few years ago still works great.  Buuuuuut... while they're both internet-enabled, you don't have that hard-wired ethernet hook up that they need handy.  What to do?  Get yourself the new NETGEAR Dual Band Wireless Bridge (WNCE3001), and start connecting easily, and immediately.  Click to find out how.

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Review: Netgear Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band Router

by Blogger on ‎08-26-2014 07:27 AM - last edited on ‎08-28-2014 12:57 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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A modem may be the key utility device that brings in an Internet connection, but it’s the router that plays the important role of distributing it. If not done properly, you don’t get the real benefit of what you’re paying for every month. Routers don’t carry the kind of cachet other fancier gadgets do because you don’t typically interact with them often, yet they do the heavy lifting that makes using the Internet enjoyable and carefree. Netgear’s Nighthawk X6 AC3200 is an ode to design with its stealth bomber-like form factor, yet its performance is what you need to consider most if you really want to amp up a busy home Internet connection.

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Asus brings Wireless-AC Wi-Fi connectivity to you

by Blogger on ‎08-15-2014 03:08 PM - last edited on ‎08-17-2014 10:13 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Shopping for a router isn’t terribly exciting for most consumers, simply because there’s not much appeal to the device’s usability. It’s a utility gadget that plays a standalone, albeit crucial, role in how Internet access is distributed throughout a home. It just isn’t particularly sexy. Asus isn’t trying to revamp the router’s image, but it is taking a stab at making it look nicer and perform more efficiently. Here is a look at a group of the latest from the company heading to Future Shop.

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