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There's a lot of tech that we don't understand, and consequently, a lot of tech that we don't need to understand. Do I need to know how a Hadron Collider works? Probably not. Do I need to understand that the CD tray in my desktop computer is not a coffee cup holder? Probably. Most of us have an innate curiosity—developed when we were wee lads and lassies and thought that refrigerator gnomes...
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Photographers, video editors, and designers all know the importance of color-accurate displays. NEC does, as well, and that is why it has developed the MultiSync PA271Q 27" Display. Optimized for color-critical work, the MultiSync PA271Q 27" Display features a wide-gamut W-LED backlight...
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Samsung has announced the Galaxy Tab S4, a 10.5" tablet designed for multitasking, whether you're at home, the office, or on the go. Available in black or gray,...
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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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I have been a Surface fan since Microsoft started this line of tablet/PC hybrids, and I have defended it vigorously against naysayers and malcontents who bashed its high price, clunky interface, and all-around Windows-related issues. But the fact is, as we've stated before, the Surface line is great bang for the buck. This, of course, depends on which Surface you're considering. The...
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3D printers are not just for hobbyists. They can also be used in schools, whether it’s for creative purposes in art classes or educational purposes in science classes. With the versatility of a 3D printer, teachers can offer students a different perspective into learning about their subjects. Most people will think of arts and crafts when it comes to putting 3D printers in the classroom. Drawing...
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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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OWC has been making stellar Mac (and Windows) accessories for years now, and has always been known for superb quality. Recently, OWC updated plenty of its devices to support Thunderbolt™ 3, meaning greater speeds and simplified connectivity. Today we are examining a trio of the company’s devices: the...
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Apple has updated its MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models to incorporate 8th Gen Intel Core processors, True Tone technology, and the Apple T2 chip. The 15.4" models now feature 8th Gen Intel Core i7 six-core processors, which are up to 70 percent faster than 2017 predecessors, while the 13.3...
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To be frank, most monitors that traverse my desk aren’t exactly the most exciting in the world. If the panel is sharp and accurate, I am 95% satisfied, since all the other bells and whistles are almost unnecessary if you just need something to sit in front of you for editing photos and video. This thinking all changed when the...
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Microsoft announced the Surface Go, a 10" mobile device that combines laptop performance with tablet portability. Designed to handle your daily tasks while you're on the move, the Surface Go weighs just 1.15 pounds and has a fan-less design. It can also have up to nine hours of battery life on a single charge....
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Whether you’re playing games on a PC, console, or mobile device, there’s one thing that all gamers need: The Internet. Without it, you won’t be able to play online with your friends or even download that 50GB day-one patch you need to play a single-player game. However, just having Internet isn’t enough, because when lag spikes, packet loss, and disconnects hit, you’ll probably be glaring at your...
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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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One of the nice things about working for a technology company is that not only do we get to review lots of cool gear, but sometimes that gear is so useful it becomes part of our everyday workflow. Take, for example, the Sony DPT-RP1 Digital Paper System, which, after some initial in-house testing...
by Shawn C. Steiner and William Min
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We came. We saw. And on the rare occasion we managed to conquer, at E3 2018. There were so many announcements and in-depth looks at the biggest games coming out this year, we figured we would give something of a recap of our favorite games from the show. Read on to find out what we thought brought the heat to LA this year. Best Nintendo...
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