Author: JeffreyB

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We reviewed the Seagate 4TB drives back in July and now that the hoildays are approaching, the drives are attaining all new (better) prices. How would you like to snag a 4TB SATA 6Gb/s drive for as low as only $149? For those looking for drive upgrades, this will make the perfect gift! It was enough for us to order a few more to spread around the office (we had come across the price while looking to order just one to replace an old/failed Maxtor drive). You can find the Seagate Backup Plus 4 TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive…

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[Note: Some links have been removed over time as they are no longer available and this story is old] We have never made an attempt before to compile a gift list of top choices for the holidays. It’s about time that we gave it a go! We have buried our collective minds with product data and consumer analytics from dozens upon dozens of consumer sites, surveys, interest patterns and feedback from around the web. From this data we were able to take a look at some of the most popular gift ideas for this holiday. We will break it down…

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The new VIZIO Co-Star LT Stream Player (Model ISV-B11) is a simplified solution to bringing apps to any HDTV that supports HDMI-HDCP connectivity. What makes this device so simple is that it brings exactly that, without the additional of Google TV. It basically turns any non-internet connected HDTV into a Smart TV (as long as it supports HDMI-HDCP connectivity). The device is very small and can fit easily behind the TV if it is mounted to a wall. This is good as it helps to minimize the amount of cables and clutter that is visible and keeps a clean looking installation. It…

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Looking for a cheap easy solution for a small 32-inch LED TV? The Samsung 32-inch 720p 60Hz LED HDTV UN32EH4003) might be one of the best solutions you will find. Keep in mind, this is a very simple solution (so this review will be pretty quick). The picture quality is very good being just a 720p TV. Since the screen is only 32 inches, you are not going to notice a whole lot of difference switching to 1080 anyways (unless you’re a videophile). The quality is comparable to most 60Hz TVs on the market today and it helps that it is Samsung as they…

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(Note: this is a living article, updated periodically as technology progresses) We all know that the best way to save on bills is to decrease your usage of energy. Energy efficiency has become a very popular topic these days which has resulted in many ways to save money at home. This article/review/tip is meant to add to the many great resources out there in helping you achieve just this (I’ll also try to provide as many example/product links as possible to make things easy). Hold onto your seat as this ride is a long one and very informative. Starting with…

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Seagate recently launched their new 4TB drives and boy do they fall into the category of both affordable and functional. We had the honor of being able to try out some of these new drives and were amazing at what we found. The performance of these drives was great providing speeds that any PC user could benefit from. We were able to transfer large loads of information to them quickly and the drives maintained good temperatures as well through-out the process. By large loads of information, I mean we stress-tested the “crap” out of these drives. The internal 4TB drive…

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Author: WebProNews Some webmasters are afraid to link to their own content, for fear of Google penalizing them. This isn’t exactly new, but the point is being emphasized lately (ironically by Google itself). Has Google ever worried you about your own linking practices? Let us know in the comments below. This past week, Google Google’s Matt Cutts addressed the following question in a Webmaster Help video: Suppose I have a site that covers fishing overall (A) & I make another fishing site that solely focuses on lure fishing (B). Does linking to A from B violate guidelines? I’ll make sure…

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Author: Sean Michael Kerner (Internet News) PHP was the core language of the 1.0 era of the web, bringing scripting to the emerging Internet. PHP vendor Zend now wants PHP to be the language for the cloud and today announced a new service to do just that. The PHPcloud.com service is built on top of Amazon and provides developers with an application platform. The developer cloud component provides developers with a PHP sandbox for apps that provides code tracing to help improve applications. “We believe that that cloud enables us to deliver a significant step up in developer productivity,” Andi…

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Author: Sean Michael Kerner (eSecurity Planet) For as long as there has been more than one browser, users have been asking which browser is more secure. Answering the question has often led to an evaluation of publicly disclosed vulnerabilities and determining how long it takes a browser vendor or organization, to patch. According to a pair of security researchers from Accuvant Labs speaking at the SecTOR security conference in Toronto this week, there needs to be a more holistic and thorough view of browsers to fully understand security risks.

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Due to the fact that the company that owned this blog has passed on early this year and no longer in business (*salute*…sad face), I was able to acquire this blog and claimed it as my own! At the moment it is not affiliated with any company or organization, and no it’s not for sale. It shall be built into something grand one day so don’t run away, it will be built piece by piece and a new design and everything will be coming soon. I liked its old design but apparently I’m not allowed to use it since I…

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