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The battle between SSD and HDD is over, and the winner is clear

While there are merits to both Solid State Drives and Hard Disk Drives, the choice at this point is clear — you need an SSD. The price advantage HDDs once held is quickly slipping, and unless you have 1TB or more of data to store, you should buy a system with an SSD. They provide a noticeable bump in performance during boot-up times and data movement, often clocking in at five times faster than the speeds possible on an HDD. Storage Capacit......
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7 winter-driving tips to survive the slippery, snowy streets

The ball has officially come down in Times Square, and that means the holiday season has finally concluded. However, although the time for presents and awkward family get-togethers may be over, the effects of winter are still very much in play. Don’t get us wrong, we love snowball fights and ice skating as much as anyone, but the conditions can prove treacherous if you’re on the road.That said, the folowing tips will focus on the correct wa......
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10 game mechanics we hope someone rips off in 2017

Steve Jobs once said: “Good artists copy; great artists steal.” He should know–he stole the quote from Pablo Picasso, who probably didn’t come up with it either. This sentiment drives modern game design, which is all about iterating on good ideas. We’ve compiled some of the best ideas and mechanics from games in the last couple of years that we think would make fantastic foundations for new games as we look forward to 2017. Designers, take ......
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5 tech trends that will change the world in 2017

2016 was a year many would rather forget. From the never-ending stream of bad news to a brutal election that seemed like it would never end to the dozens of celebrities — including a few in the tech world — that passed on, it was a tough year. But 2016 also had its share of important technological breakthroughs that changed how we live, work, and play. Virtual reality made a big comeback in 2016 and is sure to get even hotter this year. Vi......
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Everything you need to know about ‘The Fate of the Furious’

It should probably come as no surprise that the sequel to Furious 7 seemed to go into production almost immediately after the movie hit theaters. The fast-paced 2015 action film set box-office records around the world on its way to becoming the sixth highest-grossing film of all time worldwide and the highest-grossing installment of the Fast and Furious franchise by a massive margin. Scheduled to hit theaters April 14, 2017, The Fate of the......
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T-Mobile covers nearly as many people as Verizon and will commit to 5G in the future

For several years, T-Mobile has had no problem propping up its own features and services while knocking down the competition. That did not change much with its end-of-year wrap-up, but it at least contains a few nuggets of information worth stowing away for the coming year. In terms of networks, most of the hype surrounds 5G — even though the standard remains undefined, and it will require all-new infrastructure. Most mobile networks and ma......
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Heart Zones’ wearable monitors make fitness tracking fun for kids

Keeping children active and healthy can be a challenge for any parent. For a P.E. teacher, it’s even harder to keep track of dozens of kids. Heart Zones has created a product that makes fitness tracking easy for the teachers and fun for the kids. When a student first walks into the gym, they grab a Heart Zones monitor and strap it to their arm or clip it to their shoelaces. Instantly, their stats are projected onto the wall for everyone to ......
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Netatmo Presence review

There’s been an explosion of Wi-Fi connected video cameras on the market over the past five years, each offering its own take on DIY home security and monitoring. Netatmo, a smaller player in the connected home space, has tried to carve out its own niche by offering cameras with “smarts” – its Welcome camera, released last year, can identify individual people through facial recognition. Now, the company is focusing on the outdoor surveillan......
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Life underground: These doomsday bunkers let inhabitants ride out apocalypse in style

The doomsday survivalist or so-called “prepper” market has transformed into a multi-billion-dollar industry over the past decade. For these enthusiasts, simply having enough food and water stored is only part of the plan. For optimal security, many of these individuals are building reinforced subterranean bunkers. More: ‘The Bunker’ explores one man’s isolated life after a nuclear apocalypse A wise man once said “Chaos was the law of nature......
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