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The Best Streaming Devices of 2021 to Watch Netflix and More

VasiliyBudarin/Shutterstock Streaming services make it easy to watch your favorite movies and shows, but it can be hard to stream them on your TV. Our streaming device recommendations will make it easy to put on Netflix and enjoy hassle-free. Best Streaming Devices of 2021 Table of Contents Best Streaming Devices of 2021How to Shop for a Streaming Device in 2021Best ...

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Tech History Trivia: Lenovo

Compared to some of our other brands (Toshiba and HP, anyone?), Lenovo is a much younger company – founded in 1984. That doesn’t stop it from being a highly successful enterprise, however, and one which we are proud to represent as an authorized seller and service provider. So how did the world’s current top PC maker rise so quickly to ...

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What Is Contrast Ratio?

Oleksandr_Delyk/Shutterstock.com If you’re searching for a new TV or monitor, you’ve probably come across the term “contrast ratio” in marketing materials and reviews online. So what exactly does contrast ratio mean and what does a “good” contrast ratio look like? Why You Should Care About Contrast Ratio Contrast ratio is a term that’s used to measure the difference between the ...

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What Is a Point-and-Shoot Camera?

Solid photos/Shutterstock.com A point-and-shoot (or compact) camera is a small, easy-to-use camera with a built-in lens. They offer a step-up in quality from smartphone cameras while normally being more affordable and less cumbersome than a DSLR or mirrorless camera. Point-and-Shoot vs. Smartphone Cameras Point-and-shoot cameras make up a pretty broad category, which encompasses everything from the $150 Canon PowerShot ELPH ...

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The best tablet for gaming, drawing, editing and more: Our picks for all ages and activities

Daniel Romero via UnsplashTablets have come a long way in the last decade. While portable touchscreen devices have been prototyped and produced since the 1970s, and they even enjoyed the spotlight when Type-A personalities made the PalmPilot the handheld PC du jour in the late ’90s, the tablet computer really caught on in 2010 with the introduction of the iPad. ...

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Refurbished Computers: Are They Worth It?

Maybe you’re in the market for a new computer, but don’t want to shell out the full ticket price for the latest model (an understandable wish after the fiasco of 2020. You don’t want to buy the two-year-old model your friend is tired of, but those recertified items you can buy online are starting to look pretty appealing. Apple, in ...

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It Turns Out You Don’t Need This Funky-Looking Case to Conserve Power on Your AirPods Max

Apple’s design team, however, insists that there’s a method to its seeming madness; in an interview with Japanese design publication Casa Brutus, Apple’s VP of industrial design, Evans Hankey, was joined by industrial designer Eugene Whang and Apple marketing VP Bob Borchers where they explained that the motive behind the Smart Case was to eschew the large, cumbersome cases that ...

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The Truth Behind Amazon Go Grocery

Many people have probably had the experience of using self-checkout at the grocery store or a drugstore. Often, it’s faster. Now, Amazon is taking it one step further and introducing a cashier-less store to the $800 billion grocery business. The store, which opened in Seattle on February 25, is a supermarket, but it’s far more high-tech than those you might ...

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The Strangest Items You Can Find on Amazon

When Amazon first launched as a modest online bookstore, the founder Jeff Bezos already had an inkling that the digital marketplace was destined to be an online store for everything, and by everything, we mean EVERYTHING. But could he ever have imagined that this would extend to live Madagascar hissing cockroaches, afro wigs for cats, and even glow-in-the-dark toilet seats? ...

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