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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 just talking 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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Whether you’re a casual player or a hardcore gamer, playing your favorite games on a high-res display is a thoroughly enjoyable experience. To get the most out of your games, you’ll not only need a decent gaming build, but also a monitor that complements your graphics card to reduce screen tearing, ghosting, and motion blur. Before you decide which display to get, here are a few things you should...
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The best parts of building your own system are the flexibility, component options, savings, and the “I did it myself” feeling of accomplishment. I’ve also been looking at computers since I was a kid and, to this day, manufacturers will offer something like a top-tier Core™ i7 processor with 64GB of RAM, a 1TB SSD, and a GTX 1030. And just like you, I’m whispering the same three words to myself....
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Keyboards and mice are no longer exclusive to PC gaming. Both the Sony PlayStation 4 and the Microsoft Xbox One now support the classic keyboard-mouse layout for select games, allowing you...
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I have been a fan of the Microsoft Surface since the original Surface RT released, in 2012, and although that version turned out to be quickly eclipsed by more powerful and better constructed devices in the rapidly changing tablet market, the subsequent Surface Pro series got the whole tablet-hybrid-2-in-1 craze right. Microsoft Surface devices married form and functionality so expertly that they...
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With the holiday season fast approaching, there’s a good chance you can think of someone who would love an Apple product as a gift. We’re here to break it all down for you, so come December, your gifts will already be wrapped and ready to go under the tree. Just bookmark this article, and you’ll be ready to go. iPad & iPad mini What is it? Now in its 6th generation, the iconic iPad retains...
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Dad, can we get a dog?” and “Rich, what’s your Wi-Fi password?” are questions I always pretend I didn’t hear when first asked. I’ve gotten good at changing the topic or pretending to be deep in thought when presented with a question I have no intention of answering. I even have a go-to “deep in thought” expression; staring at the ceiling, hand under chin, one eyebrow raised—it’s awfully...
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It has been a challenging year for laptops (and for humans, in general—but for laptop aficionados, as well). Between declining sales and an early report that people are hanging on to their laptops for longer than ever, buying a laptop has never been riskier or more challenging. But with more powerful processors being announced monthly, and the dependence on higher-end graphics for a more...
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Like it or not, the kids of today are far more tech savvy than we were at their age. From touchscreen operation to online navigation, techy tots have nearly mastered it all—which makes gifting during the holidays a little difficult. Seriously, what can you get the kid who’s already knee-deep in STEM? The answer is simple: here at B&H there are plenty of technical toys and gadgets that will...
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Nobody has ever complained about a memory card being too fast and, increasingly, electronics manufacturers are expecting you to have high-speed memory cards that are compatible with certain features. These days, smartphones, tablets, and even laptops often rely on memory cards for external storage. With consumers...
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Putting my nostalgia for '90s music aside, there's also something I'm missing—a monitor. Scratch that. I mean a good, budget-friendly monitor that also lives up to my high standards. For many, any will do; however, gamers tend to be a bit pickier when it comes to display mediums, and one of the leading factors in my dilemma is this issue with syncing and graphics cards. If you haven't experienced...
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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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