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Toshiba Kirabook Laptops Provide Amazing Screen and Power

The big trend in laptops is the ultrabook. While ultrabooks can be the perfect companion in your travel bag, they don’t always have the horsepower for running graphics software. The first thing you’ll notice is the resolution of the 13.3″ screen. It is 2560×1440 pixels which comes out to 221 …

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GorillaPod Tripods Steady Your Camera in More Places

There are times when you need a steady a camera when a regular tripod just won’t work. It could be a tight space, uneven ground or many other situations. As I’m recording the videos for Cave Creek Geek, I’ll run into situations where I don’t have anyone to hold the …

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Western Digital My Book Live Provides Inexpensive NAS Backup and Sharing

At least once a week I get a call from a user who lost a product we offer because their hard drive died. No matter how many times the subject of backups is covered, users continue to ignore the suggestion to have a backup plan. Let’s make one thing clear, …

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An Office Essential? A Good Stapler!

There was a horrible death in our office recently. The stapler died. It had been part of the office for more than 15 years and was a very productive member of our team. We had to rely on an even older stapler until we could find a replacement. Now if …

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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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