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The Best MacBooks of 2021 for School, Gaming, and More

Nanain/Shutterstock.com Is it time for a new MacBook, but not sure which model is right for you? Do you go for a new Apple Silicon Mac, or can you buy an Intel model with confidence? We have some recommendations. Here’s the best MacBook you can purchase today. What to Look For in a MacBook in 2021 In 2021, Apple is ...

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The Best eReaders of 2021 for Reading Anytime, Anywhere

Amazon eReaders are great for helping you to read more. E Ink technology makes it so there isn’t much glare when you’re outside, and the low energy use makes eReader batteries last for weeks. We have some great eReader recommendations! Table of Contents What to Look for in an eReader in 2021Best eReader Overall: Kindle Paperwhite (8GB)Best Budget eReader: Certified ...

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Chromebooks in 2021: Can One Be Your Full-Time Computer?

Vantage_DS/Shutterstock Chromebooks have been around for over a decade, and they’ve changed a lot over the years. People have always wondered if they could really live with only a Chromebook. How does that play out in 2021? Let’s explore. More Than Just a Browser Chromebooks have the reputation of being “just a browser” on a laptop. After all, “Chrome” is ...

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What Is Power over Ethernet (PoE)?

DD Images/Shutterstock.com Power over Ethernet, or PoE for short, is a safe and convenient way of delivering wired networking and power delivery in a single package. It’s a convenient way of powering small devices like CCTV cameras in your home or workplace. What Is Power over Ethernet? Power over Ethernet, or PoE for short, is a method of providing both ...

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What Is Peak Brightness?

With high dynamic range (HDR) now coming as standard on most new TVs, you might have heard the term “peak brightness” used to describe display performance or image quality. So what is peak brightness, how is it measured, and what does it tell you? Measuring a Display’s Peak Brightness Peak brightness refers to a display’s maximum rated brightness. Due to ...

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What Is Aspect Ratio?

nexusby / Shutterstock.com You might have come across the term “aspect ratio” while shopping for a new computer monitor or looking up a film on IMDb. The term is used extensively throughout the video and photography world. At its core, aspect ratio is a simple mathematical concept. Aspect Ratio in Video and Photography Aspect ratio is the ratio of the ...

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Best snowboard boots: Snowboard equipment for every level

Visit Almaty via PexelsWhether you’re a pro on the powder or just starting out, a successful snowboarding run starts with appropriate snowboard gear, especially when it comes to your feet. Are your boots comfortable? Secure? Not too tight but also not too loose? Unlike ski boots, which are rigid and unforgiving, snowboard boots are flexible and, in general, much more ...

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Verizon to Phase Out Its 3G Network by 2023

According to King, Verizon is continuing to remove its existing 3G customers from the aging network. It’s been a slow process with Verizon announcing it was planning to shut off its 3G network in 2019. The carrier then stopped activating 3G phones starting in July 2018. Verizon initially delayed that shutdown to 2020, and now it is holding off until ...

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Apple Will Replace Defective AirPods Pro for Free in New Service Program

Apple recently updated its website with details on this new replacement program. Whether you are having issues or not, all AirPods owners should review this information, so they know what to expect if they have problems in the future. The recent worldwide service program is extensive, covering all AirPods Pro units manufactured before October 2020. It addresses AirPods with audio ...

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