The Advantages of Color Laser Printers

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Color laser printers are becoming more commonplace in home offices as the cost of this technology continues to decline. There are a number of reasons you might want to choose color laser printers over traditional inkjet solutions, even in a home office where …continue reading

The Newest Technology in Floor Cleaning

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Keeping your floors and carpet clean is a real chore. No, really. Floor cleaning is the very epitome of the household chore — against which all other household chores are measured.

If you have kids or pets, you probably know just how quickly a bright …continue reading

Selecting the Right GPS Tracking Device for You

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Selecting the right (Global Positioning System) GPS tracking device for you can be a difficult task if you’re not sure exactly what you want out of the device. The average smart phone these days will double as a GPS tracking device on the fly, but …continue reading

Accessories That Will Improve Your GoPro Photos

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GoPro photos have arguably changed the world of action video for the better. Consumers and professionals alike have taken little GoPro cameras and used them to capture some of the most impressive feats of human sportsmanship and live action from a first-person perspective. You can …continue reading

Why You Should Get a Frigidaire Warranty for Your Dehumidifier

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Should you get a Frigidaire warranty for your dehumidifier or other heavily used appliances in the household? It isn’t often that I get the opportunity to address a subject about which I once advised people as part of my primary job. Back in the early …continue reading

Increase Your Mac’s Power with Apple RAM

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This Mac is getting on my nerves. That’s right, I said it.

This Apple Mac mini is getting on my nerves. It’s driving me crazy. I bought it configured with enough …continue reading

Frigidaire Service for Cleaner Air at Home – Dehumidifier Health Benefits

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Dehumidifiers are among the easiest ways to solve a variety of issues around the house — from sticky cabinets to that stuffy feeling you get when the humidity level in your home is heightened. A variety of things can cause humidity levels to creep, from …continue reading

Pod Coffee Makers: Why You Want One

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Nothing says “good morning” here in the USA quite like a fresh cup of coffee. It offers a quick pick-me-up to help combat early morning grogginess, and gives you an early break to shake loose the cobwebs that exist from the night before. There was …continue reading

Microphone Test: Best Microphones for Fitness Instructors

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Why would a fitness instructor find a microphone test important? Fitness instructors have a tough job. They not only have to be incredibly physically fit, but they have to work out several times per day. They’re on the move, active, and unable to stop a …continue reading

Digital Phones: Yes, People Still Have Landlines!

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Sometimes you just gotta get it off your chest (whatever “it” may be), and often there’s no better way to do it than with a phone call. Though I prefer using FaceTime when I want to immediately get in touch with someone …continue reading

Buy a Cheap Battery for Backup

Buy a Cheap Battery for Backup

Don’t you hate it when you run out of “juice” in your favorite device? A cheap battery would probably sort out your problems. What do I mean by a cheap battery? A cheap external battery will allow you to …continue reading

Panel PC Vs. Touch Screen Tablet

Panel PC vs. Touch Screen Tablet

What’s the difference between a panel PC and a touch screen tablet? If we’re honest, there is not much of a difference. However, we will have them fight one on one for your entertainment and reading enjoyment. I think we will start off with a …continue reading

Livescribe 8 GB Echo Smartpen for Your Tablet Computer

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Tablet computers and touch screen devices have become so commonplace over the past few years that it seems as if the Star Trek vision of a paperless society is truly getting a head start. It suits me fine — I can convey a lot more …continue reading

Garment Bag Solutions for the Frequent Traveler

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Are you a frequent traveler? There’s nothing worse than arriving at your destination only to discover that your clothes have become wrinkled and ruined during the trip. There are plenty of more interesting things to do with your time on the road than iron your …continue reading

Product Photography Business Essentials

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Product photography isn’t an activity exclusive to product makers, photographers, and online stores. It’s quickly becoming an important part of life for a variety of new media outlets ranging from blogs and affiliate sites to full-blown video production.

Being able to capture a good product …continue reading

Cloud Drive Combination for Maximum Backup Protection

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Is storing all of your data in the cloud enough of a safeguard against losing it should disaster strike? I wouldn’t recommend it, but then I wouldn’t recommend simply following one backup regimen, either. Having a backup of a backup — and, yes, even a …continue reading

Sony NEX 6 L/B Vs. Sony NEX 5N

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Sony’s NEX cameras — particularly the Sony NEX 6 and the Sony NEX 5N — have taken the latest mirrorless interchangeable lens camera trend to a level that is giving entry-level DSLRs a run for their money. Not only are we seeing …continue reading

Good Laptops for Traveling

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What makes for good laptops — or any kind of portable computing devices — when you’re on the go?

I may prefer my iPad (and the tablet form factor) to the traditional laptop model when I’m traveling because it’s just so darned …continue reading

Philips Lighting: Redefine Color in Your Home

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Are you familiar with Philips Lighting? Adjusting the lighting conditions in your home can make a dramatic change in how your living space feels to you and your guests. Adding a touch of color can set a mood, enhance your decor, and …continue reading

The Most Useful Custom Keychains

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Picture the scene: your car has broken down on the interstate; all that is needed to get you back into moving traffic is a Phillips head screwdriver, but you accidentally left your travel toolbox in your garage the last time you were spring cleaning, and …continue reading

Whether to Upgrade or Put Your Old Computer for Sale

Whether to Upgrade or Put Your Old Computer for Sale

It’s bound to happen sooner or later. Your beloved computer has served past its prime and it’s just not performing as efficiently as it once did. Newer software often demands higher equipment specifications, and time has, as it does to us all, worn down your …continue reading

Eight Ways to Get the Most out of Your Rode Mics

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Rode (properly branded as RĂ˜DE) makes some of the most popular professional audio devices on the market today. Currently, the Rode VideoMic Pro is attached to the camera I use to record TLDR every weekday. It’s a …continue reading

AMD or NVIDIA: Does It Matter?

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When you are going through the motions of choosing between AMD or NVIDIA, does it really matter? At LockerGnome.net, Tg1998 asks:

AMD or NVIDIA: does the brand of a video card matter? Also, where do you buy NVIDIA’s reference cards?

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What’s the Best Camcorder for Under $150?

What's the Best Cheap Camcorder for Under $150

Looking for a camcorder that will record decent video but also fit comfortably into your budget? At LockerGnome.net, LukeS writes:

A group of friends and I are looking to start posting some videos on YouTube. I was wondering if anyone knows of a camcorder that …continue reading

Is the Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 Right for Me?

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Nathan W. writes:

I am looking for a wireless keyboard for my Windows 7-powered laptop because I end up “docking” my computer and don’t want to keep reaching out to the built-in keyboard to type. Since I’m on a PC, an Apple keyboard is out, …continue reading

Intel Atom or Intel Core i5?

Intel Atom or Intel Core I5

When seeking processor punch for your buck, should you go with Intel Atom or Intel Core i5? Alex Dmytruszko writes:

Hi Chris,

I’d like to know your opinion on the Atom Z2760 processor in comparison to the Intel Core i5 processor. I …continue reading

Is It Okay to Keep My Nexus 10 Display on All Day?

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Jean Fallon is concerned about overusing a Nexus 10 display:

I just bought a Nexus 10 and connect it to my TV to enjoy content displayed on the larger screen. I leave the tablet running for hours on end and get a bit worried about …continue reading

Shut Down Computer or Leave It Running?

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Asking the age-old question of whether you should shut down your computer or leave it running when you’re not actually using it, Bryce writes:

What is the best way to leave a computer idle? Should I shut down, log off, or let the screen saver …continue reading

Cloud Storage Vs. NAS (Network-Attached Storage)

Would a NAS be better than paying for cloud storage?

Want a simple answer to the cloud storage vs. NAS (network-attached storage) dilemma? Thesarcasticook writes:

Hi, Chris!

I’m starting to get into the idea of cloud storage and have actually used up my free space in both Dropbox and Google Drive. I really don’t want …continue reading

Hybrid Hard Drive for Laptop: Worth It?

Are Hybrid Hard Drives A Good Option?

Is getting a hybrid hard drive for your laptop worth it? Michael Varden writes:

Is a hybrid hard drive a good option in a laptop?

Many companies will let you configure your own specification for notebooks, so if a notebook can hold …continue reading