Are Desktops Dying Out?

In the world of tablet computers, smart phones and ultra-light laptops; for many of us it’s difficult to fathom the idea of a desktop computer. The pioneering systems were once the only option to those wanting to use computers, but they’ve since become only staple appliances in schools, offices and the workplace. Home users have enjoyed the shift towards more mobile forms of computing, with a number of people moving away from desktops altogether. Whilst...

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How to Fix a Damaged Smartphone

For many people living in the modern world, smartphones are an integral part of daily life. And these devices offer far more than the ability to make and receive calls. In fact, talking has taken a back seat to almost every other feature on modern smartphones. They act as organizers, MP3 players, business managers and more. So it goes without saying that there is often a lot of vital data on these devices. And therefore damage to the smartphone can compromise this...

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Tips for Cutting Cable TV Costs

The average monthly cable bill in the U.S. is $86 per month. And according to statistics released by NDP Group, cable bills rise an average of 6% per year and have been doing so for the previous four years. In fact, the group predicts that by 2020 the average cable bill will be somewhere around $200 dollars per month. That’s a sizable chunk of change to spend on television. To add to the cost issue is the fact that cable providers have never warmed to the idea of offering...

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How To Get The Best Acoustics From Your Home Theater

You may love how your home theater looks, but do you love how it sounds? Getting the acoustics right when it comes to your home theater can be tricky. Basically, you have to stop the sounds from bouncing all over the room. Without the right acoustics, sounds will echo against your room’s panels and edges. In order to correct this, you have to “soften” the makeup of the room. This means that you have to get rid of any sharp or hard edges, if possible. Then, you’ll be...

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Sony Xperia Tablet Z Review

[TOC] During the past few months there were many speculations in various sections of the media about Sony launching its Xperia range of tablets. Rumors about Sony’s Xperia Tablet Z gained momentum when a Japanese telecom operator hinted that we can expect to witness the launch of this tablet very soon. Putting all rumors to rest Sony has finally made it official that it is all set to launch its tablets Sony Xperia Tablet Z in Japan first this spring. The tablet will be...

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How to Get the Most from Your DVR

The DVR has changed the way people view television. Gone are the days of staying up late and missing sleep to watch a show, or missing important episodes of a program because of other responsibilities. Gone also are the days of clunky VHS recording devices and storing bulky cassette tapes. Although most people with cable or satellite service providers now use recording technology, not everybody takes full advantage of it. Here are some ways to make the most of your DVR...

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Must Have Blu-ray Players for 2013

When it comes to getting that home cinema experience, Blu-ray players are quickly superseding their DVD counterparts. With all of the latest blockbuster hits being released on glorious high-definition Blu-ray, more people than ever are migrating from the standard definition movies of old. Blu-ray players have come a long way since they first hit the consumer market a few years ago. Today’s players are packed with great features such as 2D to 3D up scaling and online...

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Plextor PX-LB950UE Review

Blu-ray burners such as the new Plextor PX-LB950UE have taken the movie world by storm, and now millions of households around the country include at least one in their home theater systems. They playback everything in high-definition, and offer advanced audio formats up to 7.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound. Blu-ray drives for computers, on the other hand, are just starting to become more prominent in the marketplace, and will eventually become the de facto standard in both...

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3 Ideal Digital Storage Options for Your Photos & Videos

When it comes to storing photos and digital videos, you want to ensure the storage method you choose is reliable. Data storage becomes even more important when you’re responsible for photos from someone’s special event, such as a first birthday or a wedding. Luckily, there are several options available when it comes to storing away your precious memories. Wondering which one might suit your needs best? Here are some pros and cons that come with different data storage...

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Solid State Drives & Hard Disk Drives Compared

Solid (Photo credit: Jeff Hester) SSDs are becoming the defacto standard for fast and efficient hard disk storage.  The speeds that solid state drives offer compared to their older counterparts are staggering.  Those that work with video and those that require fast data throughput are finding that SSDs are a must have piece of hardware. This article will explain some key differences between SSDs and traditional Hard Drives. SSDs and the technology behind them have come...

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