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WD My Passport SSD Review: Fast, pocketable and convenient

Laptops, especially the higher end ones ideal for creative individuals, are fast ditching standard USB ports in favour of USB Type-C. While the newer port

Channel Master Stream+ review: The ups and downs of an Android TV DVR

A decent subscription-free DVR for cord-cutters, held back by Google, Netflix, and Amazon. The Stream+ is a fairly inexpensive way to record free over-the-air channels,

How to Downgrade macOS Mojave Beta to macOS High Sierra

You can downgrade the macOS Mojave beta to macOS High Sierra easily if you need to go back to a stable version on your Mac. If you are

How to add an SSD to your laptop

Adding an SSD to your laptop is the most effective upgrade you can perform. There is one upgrade that will universally improve a laptop’s performance:

Asus Vivobook X507UA-EJ215T Review

Our Verdict The Asus Vivobook X507 is a great entry-level laptop and ideal for anyone who is either looking for their first laptop or for

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ review: New Pi gets a welcome performance hike

CPU bump and faster networking make the Pi more versatile than ever Pros Improved networking performance Faster processor for the same price Fully compatible with

Synology DS1817+ Review

For a number of years now, I have been a big fan of network attached storage (NAS) in order to keep all of my data

OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock review

PROS Build quality are pretty solid Port arrangement provides good accessiblity CONS Could be priced better Too bulky/heavy for road warriors Provides only 65W of

MSI Trident V3 Arctic review: Looks like a console, runs like a high-end desktop

If only this had been around for all our ’90s LAN parties The MSI Trident V3 is quiet, easily upgraded, and packs a GTX 1070

TerraMaster F2-220 NAS review

OUR VERDICT The F2-220 is a robustly constructed and powerful NAS offering that can fully saturate the available bandwidth of Gigabit Ethernet, but it lacks

Silicon Power Armor A85 review

OUR VERDICT A robust USB 3.0 portable drive that performs reasonably well for file transfers, and under the harshest of environmental conditions. FOR Hard as

Best external drives of 2017

External drives are a vital piece of hardware for backing up your data or copying a project from your PC to take with you. Anyone

Synology DiskStation DS1817 review

OUR VERDICT The DS1817 manages to effectively blur the line between small business requirements and enterprise expectations, while offering an interesting alternative for those who

Tablo Dual OTA DVR review: Less clutter at a cost

Built-in storage makes the Tablo Dual simpler to setup, but you might still be better off with the old model. Pros Easy to set up

Russound MCA-88X Streaming Housewide Audio Controller Review

PRICE $3,499 ($4,477 as reviewed) AT A GLANCE Plus Fast setup/programming Supports modern and legacy sources Integrates with many third-party systems AirPlay gives virtually unlimited

Nvidia Shield TV (2017) review: The daddy of 4K HDR media streaming

When the original Nvidia Shield TV came out in 2015 it was far and away the most powerful, most capable media streamer out there. Powered

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Review

Introduction The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II is the new flagship professional model in Olympus’s OM-D well-established series of compact system cameras. The E-M1 Mark

AmpliFi HD Router Review : Reliably Fill Your Home with Wi-Fi

THE GOOD Compact router Color touch screen Comes with plug-in mesh extenders Simple setup THE BAD Expensive No desktop admin software VERDICT It may not

Chromebox vs Chromebit — Which should you buy?

They’re two awesome devices that don’t get the attention they deserve. Knowing which one you should buy is all about knowing what you want to

Akitio Thunder3 PCIe SSD review : Blazingly fast external storage for rich kids

This blazingly fast external Thunderbolt 3 drive earns four stars despite its whopping $1,300 price tag. If the cost doesn’t faze you, the 2GBps transfer

HOOTOO TRIPMATE TITAN REVIEW

HIGHS Compact design Easy to use Portable router NAS function Big battery LOWS Streaming lag Ugly software Inconsistent charging This peculiar, pocket-sized pal is packed

StormForce Tornado review

OUR VERDICT If you’re looking to dive into 1440p and 4K gaming for under a grand, the StormForce Tornado is an attractive choice. Its Nvidia

Why You Should Really Buy a Laptop With an SSD (Really!)

You wouldn’t buy a brand-new car with a Ford Model T engine. So why would you merge onto the information superhighway with a laptop that

How to Upgrade Your Laptop’s Hard Drive to an SSD

There’s no better way to speed up and upgrade a laptop than to replace its mechanical drive with an SSD (Solid State Drive). It’s a

TiVo Bolt Unified Entertainment System Review

    PRICE $300 (500 GB), $400 (1 TB)AT A GLANCE Plus One-touch leapfrogging of any size commercial block Four tuners Can play shows 30

Toshiba Tecra A50 Laptop Review

The Pros Solid performance; Good battery life; Optical drive The Cons Dim display; Not MIL-SPEC tested; Plasticky chassis; Poor audio Verdict The Toshiba Tecra A50

How to Transfer Dish DVR Recordings to a New Hopper

Dish TV’s Hopper 3 can not only can play 4K content, but also has the ability to record and stream up to 16 shows at

Samsung Portable SSD T3 review

PROS Stylish design Great performance Convenience of USB Type-C connection CONS Only USB 3.1 Gen. 1 More expensive than a normal 2.5in drive Not waterproof

Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Review

THE GOOD Surprisingly powerful for its size Inexpensive Small, compact design Accessible hardware and software Great for education THE BAD Requires a slight learning curve

10 Reasons Android Beats the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus

Apple’s iPhone 6s and 6s Plus phones generate a lot of press, but there are many reasons why 82.8 percent of all new smartphones sold