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Ever wanted to be alerted when motion is detected in your home, office, or garage without having a traditional alarm system? I have, and surprisingly there aren’t many options without subscription based services. I don’t want to add another camera or a costly alarm system. I just want to know when someone is in my garage for example. The only decent option that tends to come up is the D-Link DCH-S150 Wi-Fi Motion Sensor ($29). The DCH-S150 plugs into a standard wall outlet and detects motion up to 26-feet (100-degree horizontal...

Hard to tell from these pictures, but this hardline liquid cooled gaming PC is just 6 x 4 x 12-inches in size. Digital Storm Spark specs include advanced liquid cooling, an Intel Core i7-8700K at 3.7GHz (can be overclocked to 4GHz+), an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 card, a 6Gb/s SATA port, 3000MHz DDR4 RAM (up to 32GB’s), and three SSD slots. The Digital Storm Spark should be shipping by Q2 2018 with prices starting at $1,300. This is the first time, in a long time, that I have been excited about a gaming computer. ...

Posted on Jan 9 2018 - 9:42am by Russ
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We use keyless “smart” locks on several doors and love the convenience. None of them are perfect, today, but they are getting better with each new iteration. We also use Nest products in our home, so we are hopeful the latest Yale/Nest mashup is a good one. Fingers crossed. The Next X Yale Lock works with the existing Nest app and integrates with other Nest devices (cameras, thermostats,...

If you are a gadget junkie or live in a household that can’t seem to standardize on iOS or Android phones then this might be your new cable. The J2CC Multi Charging 3-in-1 USB Cable ($9.99) comes with three options – Lightning, Micro USB, and USB Type C. It is 4.5-feet long and wrapped in braided nylon for some extra strength.    Compatibility: -Dual 8 pin lightning ports: iPhone 5...

About two years after releasing the 200GB microSD card (which was the highest-capacity at the time), Sandisk has done it again with a massive 400GB version (SDSQUAR-400G-GN6MA). That is 40 hours of full HD video and transfer speeds of up to 100 MB per second. All of this for the price of $250. Amazing. ...

Just when I started looking at the Google WiFi System I bumped into the Portal WiFi Router. Both have the ability to use mesh networking for expanding out to dead spots. The main difference, is that Portal uses something called FastLanes which enables your WiFi network to operate in a special portion of the 5GHz spectrum that was originally reserved for weather radio systems. If you think of the WiFi congestion going on at your house, apartment, or business imagine it is a freeway. When more people are on the freeway things can slow...

Posted on Jun 5 2017 - 12:02pm by Ty G
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The new iMac Pro is the fastest and most powerful Mac every built. The processing power starts at 8-cores and can go up to an 18-core Xeon processor. Other options include up to 128GB’s of ram and 4TB’s of SSD storage. This workstation is a wolf in sheets clothing and is wrapped in a similar aluminum body with a new color (dark space gray). Video processing is handled by the new Radeon Vega GPU which can drive up to 44-million pixels at once and there are two USB-C ports. Look for the new 2017 iMac Pro in December starting...

Posted on Apr 28 2017 - 10:42am by gchoe
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Backup storage pricing has come down so much that you can get 16TB of storage with RAID support for just $499 landed. In this case it is a Western Digital product with two 8TB hard drives that can run RAID 0/1 or JBOD (default setting: RAID 0, data protection – drive mirroring: RAID 1, or operate as two independent drives, aka JBOD). The WD 16TB My Book Duo Desktop RAID even comes with backup software and the ability to mix with cloud backup via Dropbox.    ...

Google collects and uses just about everything you give them. Think online searches, Google Now queries, Google Home conversations, etc… In some ways it is quite creepy, in others the contextual data helps make for better answers. If you lean more toward the “it’s creepy” side of things then you should head over to Google’s new portal for user account-related activities and do some house cleaning. Read on for the how to clear your google search history. ...

The University of Utah is stepping up as the first big sports school to offer scholarships for competitive video gaming. Pasty high school students everywhere are telling their parents “I told you so…”. Backing comes froth Salt Lake City schools video game development program. The first “varsity” esports team will play League of Legends...