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Boost Your Device’s Capacity With Bigger SD Card

There are a variety of different types of data cards used in your devices. One of the more popular types of cards is the SD Card (Secure Digital). While it has been used in some phones, most current smartphones have moved to microSD cards if they support storage cards (iPhones …

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Survive Even the Toughest Video Shoots With GoPro Hero3

I saw a video on YouTube the other day that really got my attention about how GoPro video cameras on being used. In this case, a videographer for a BBC series had set one up to capture video of grizzly bears. While he did get some great shots of the …

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Add It All Up With an Inexpensive Desk Calculator

Let’s get a couple of things out of the way up front. Some of you will want to remind me there is a calculator app on the computer. Yes, I’m aware of it and do use it occasionally. Others may tell me there is a calculator app on their phones. …

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Use a Card Reader For Reading Data on All Cards

Some people connect their cameras to a computer via USB cable. Sure, that’s one way to do it. I prefer simply taking the memory card out of the camera and moving the data to the computer using a card reader like the one shown at right. I won’t try to …

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A Lineup of Canon DSLRs for Doing Product Shots

I’m working on a piece for a magazine where I’m going to talk about various elements required to do product shots. It is very important to have a camera that allows you to manually set things like the aperture and shutter speed. This post is not something to teach you …

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Blast Your Computer Sound to 11 With Latest SoundBlaster Cards

Sound is an integral part of design these days. You might need to record sound, edit sound or integrate sound into a multimedia presentation. Or maybe you just listen to music to inspire your design juices. Yes, I’ve got some music playing on my computer as I write this! What …

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Don’t Be In The Dark, Use a Headlamp

I’ve written posts before talking about various flashlights to use when digging around in your computer. The problem is that you’ve either got to hold the flashlight or prop it up somewhere so it is pointing on the area of interest. Why not get a headlamp instead as it will …

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Asus GeForce GTX Titan Video Card Brings Supercomputer Performance

Let me start out by saying this video card is the top-of-the-line when it comes to desktop computer video cards. It is overkill for 99.9% of computer users so I’m not really expecting any of you to run out and buy one for your computer. Now that I have that …

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Putting the Computer Parts Together Into a Powerhouse Machine

Over the last few months I’ve covered a number of the parts that go into building a powerhouse computer. Today I wanted to bring all of those parts together so that you have a list to follow as you build your new workhorse. First, we need a case to hold …

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Samsung 840 Pro 6 GB/S SATA SSD Drive

I’ve talked many times about SSD drives. They are incredibly fast (many times faster than a mechanical drive), but cost more than a traditional mechanical hard drive. So the ideal setup is to have your operating system installed on the SSD drive and your software/data on a mechanical drive. This …

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