Tag: Buying Guide

Dec 09 2013

You need a UPS!

No, I’m not talking about the guys with the big, brown trucks. I’m talking about an Uninterruptable Power Supply. While we may have dodged the ice storm bullet this time, winter weather (in fact, weather at all times of the year) can wreak havoc with sensitive electronics. Power outages (and the resulting surge when the …

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Dec 03 2013

Buying a new Laptop? Battery Life is Key…

Laptop with Empty Battery

Sounds like a no-brainer, right?  It hasn’t been that many years since we were used to getting only a couple hours of runtime out of our laptops.  But batteries have been getting better and laptops have been getting more energy-efficient.  James Kendrick over at ZDNet says the new target for battery life is a whopping …

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