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Whether you’re a casual gamer, a hardcore veteran, a streamer, or just a member of the general populace, you’ve probably heard of the game Fortnite, from Epic Games. From the Fortnite Dance Challenge to popular Fortnite streamer Ninja (real name Tyler Blevins) going on Ellen, Fortnite has become the mainstream game to play. This immensely popular game is currently the number-one streamed game on...
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Think you’re good at video games and not just all talk? Well, if you can walk the walk, then there might be money in it for you. Many colleges now are adding eSports to their list of activities and are even awarding scholarships if you happen to excel in said games. While not everyone ends up as a pro in the scene, shaving off a couple of thousand tuition dollars by doing something you already...
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It’s safe to say that in today’s predominantly digital world, memory cards have overtaken film as the primary recording media for consumer and professional photo and video use. Just as analog cameras were designed to work with a specific film format, such as 35mm or 120 roll film, or large-format sheet film, digital cameras are likewise built to work with one or two specific memory card formats....
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Do you feel the need—the need for speed? Perhaps backups are more important, or even simply having plenty of storage space. RAID is good for so many things, along with it being absurdly customizable—you can tune your setup to perfectly match your needs. You can also just go overboard, which is what we did when we picked out the drives and arrays in this article. We also made sure to throw in some...
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As laptops and desktops continue to get slimmer and smaller, it’s becoming harder to find systems that include an optical drive. Although CDs and DVDs might seem like relics of the past that should be ditched for easy portability, there are still some industries and retro consumers that rely on this circlet storage solution. If you find yourself needing access to old files but don’t want to miss...
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Ever run out of storage space and start wondering if it would be possible to take a crowbar to your new unibody MacBook Pro to pry it open and put another hard drive in? Neither do I. However, it is frustrating that you have to sacrifice storage space because you spent the extra money to get a solid-state drive instead of the cheaper hard disk drive. So you figured, “Fine, I’ll just get an...
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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. Many of these drives are designed to take a beating, making them perfect for travel and some more trying adventures. Here are five solid drives we...
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For many students, a dorm room is their first true home away from home, a place to thrive, to feel safe and comfortable, to chart out a path all their own. Unfortunately, many dorms don’t reflect all that positivity and potential at the onset, instead resembling something between a camp bunk and a barracks. So, to help take your dorm from jail cell to sanctuary, we’ve put together a list of...
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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...
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Let’s face it—kids nowadays get most of their work done on computers. From term papers to digital art projects, young students need a safe and reliable way to take their work with them from the classroom to home and vice versa. These small tech accessories are not only essential for daily workloads, but they can also provide other benefits, like housing your child’s computerized hobbies,...
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Head back to school on the cloud! Well not literally, but you can use the cloud to take your important documents, photos, music, and other files with you virtually anywhere you go. The cloud goes where you go as long as you have an Internet connection, which is of little concern in the connected world in which we live. Cloud services such as Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, and iCloud, can be...
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If you chose to pursue a degree in a creative discipline, it is very likely that graphics and imagery are going to constitute a large part of your workload. And the only way to make sure all the colors you are looking at are right is to invest in a color-accurate display. Not only will many of these serve as color-critical monitors for reviewing your work, many can serve as a dock for when you...
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If you chose a major that requires a creative eye or ear, you need to make sure you have the right tools for your art. A laptop is a worthy investment because it’s the instrument that’ll help you create pro-level projects and can even serve you well into your career, if you’re lucky. However, choosing an appropriate laptop for your tasks can be tricky. That’s why we’re here to recommend some of...
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What do smartphones, laptops, smartwatches, gaming consoles, and other portable devices have in common? They all require power. While simply plugging each device into a power outlet is always an option, there are different ways to charge your mobile devices. Let’s look at two popular standards: USB Power Delivery and Qi wireless charging. The USB Power Delivery Specification is a single charging...
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You are poised on the precipice of starting your own business. You have your business model all set to go, you have all your work computers set up, but you have yet to develop the most important aspect of any modern-day business—the network. What many consider to be the most crucial aspect of any business, the network, is the backbone of your business, your gateway to the World Wide Web; without...
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