There is some technology that we pay an awful lot for, even though it is actually very cheap. Listed here is the top tech that we as a society greatly overpay.
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SuperSpeed USB emerged onto the scene as an answer to the limited bandwidth of today’s current popular connectivity interface. The additional throughput is a boon for external hard drives, but most other devices aren’t fast enough to take advantage of it. With USB 3.0 external drives, you can now realistically perform intensive data transfer tasks [...]
SuperSpeed USB (otherwise known as USB 3.0) is a new standard for PC peripheral connectivity. Although Intel has been hesitant to make this interface truly standard, more and more vendors are including the technology on their motherboards, and you can even purchase add-on cards to upgrade your current system. The increase in data transfer naturally [...]
This year, give your loved one a little space. Storage space, that is. Christmas is just around the corner, and there’s no better gift for that nerd in your family than external storage for all those downloaded episodes of Heroes that are cluttering up precious hard drive space. Verbatim has once again outdone themselves on [...]
DVD (“Digital Versatile Disk”) players and recorders have all but replaced the VCR (“Video Cassette Recorder”) and its associated analogue technology, at the heart of home entertainment systems. A DVD recorder, for example, allows you to record from standard definition, analogue television, as well as digital cable, satellite and “Freeview”, and you can, of course, [...]
Nearly everyone has a USB drive today, but the one demographic that seems to have the most of them are students. Life would have been a lot different if I could carry around a 1-ounce piece of plastic rather than reams of ripped paper in my Trapper Keeper (which has been strewn down the hall [...]
Nearly everyone in modern society has need for portable digital storage, and therefore carry some sort of USB flash drive. They have replaced the floppy drive in terms of portable ubiquity (even Windows finally uses them to load disk drivers at install time), and it’s so convenient to be able to copy files to and [...]
Say storage and people immediately think of a hard or flash drive…tape…optical media. In other words, bit buckets to hold your digital stuff. Until that inevitable fateful day. Like ours… First, the 2TB drive on your office server won’t boot up. It’s dead. Ten skilled people sit on their hands, wondering how they’re going to [...]
Hard drive docks are becoming more and more popular amongst the PC enthusiast and IT crowd. These docking stations are so convenient because it lets us easily transfer data and troubleshoot drives without having to open up our cases or perform lengthy installation procedures. I myself have suspended a temporary drive from the side of [...]
Let’s face it: DVD is on the way out as a data storage medium. Don’t believe me? Do you remember when writable CDs were all the rage? I do, and I have a receipt for the $1000 2x drive to prove it. Once writeable DVDs became affordable, they were the backup medium of choice, and only [...]
When your CD or DVD (disc) drive starts giving you problems, your first thought may be to replace it or take it to the repair shop, but a good cleaning may be all it needs. Below are three methods to clean the disc drive. The easiest method is the least effective. The hardest method is [...]
I was standing in line at a department store the other day waiting to check out. They stick such cool stuff right there at the check out counter don’t they? Magazines devoted to the inner lives of celebrities we’ll never meet and I don’t care about, Hannah Montana suckers and toys so that your kids [...]
Our son has it tougher than we did growing up. Oh sure he’s got his content wherever, whenever he wants. But we had power. We had juice! We had the first color TV in the neighborhood. The best looking gals wanted to be seen with us. The meanest dudes on campus protected us. Our son? All [...]
Digital photogrophers need media… it’s a fact of life. You can be away on vacation or lost in the Australian bush, and inevitably you’ll run out of storage space on your memory cards. You can run out even quicker if you shoot in RAW mode or have one of those new-fangled HD video cameras that [...]
Guess you just can’t have too much DRM. At least not if you believe RealNetwork’s CEO Rob Glaser. He’s going to help you rip your DVDs to your HD so you can play them on the go. Of course he doesn’t touch Hollywood’s DRM and in fact goes them one better…he adds his own unique, [...]