January 20, 2012
I love my Macbook Air. I love how thin and portable it is, I love the solid construction and the clean looks. I especially love how the flash storage makes it feel like a computer that’s twice as fast. But what I don’t love is the limited storage. Compared to a laptop with a hard drive, my internal storage space is about a sixth less. This means that I have to carefully manage my storage and constantly be on the look out to save space. Here are some tips and tricks I’ve learned to ensure that I optimize how I use my storage.
Always be curating new files. Whether we’re managing photos, (legally) downloading songs or starting a movie project, it’s easy to get lost in the plethora of files being created on our computer everyday. These files can build up over time, even long after we no longer need them. The trick to managing storage is being organized, know where files go after they’re downloaded or created. Have a good folder system going so new files are always being filed away. When it comes time to delete or back up data for more storage, we could simply move the entire folder instead of going through individual files.
January 12, 2012
The world’s first 24kt gold-plated typewriter has hit the stores. I came across Kasbah Mod’s golden gem on Fab.com. “I love typewriters. I love the tactile experience of writing with truly in-obsolete technology,” says Chase S. Gilbert, Co-Owner at Kasbah Mod. ”In these days of scatter-brain thinking and an obsession with Control V and Control C, the typewriter gives me equal parts freedom AND discipline.” How much is this golden beauty? $896 on Fab.
Balance, Design, Products
January 10, 2012
Eric Nakamura wears many hats: publisher and co-founder of Giant Robot, longtime arbiter of art and culture, gallery/store/restaurant owner, and popular blogger reporting about the unique and unusual from Asia and America. Regularly on the forefront of art, design and pop culture, Eric’s Tech Top 10 may surprise you with its mix of new and old…and nary a mention of any robotic companions.
Canon T2i DSLR: It changed the way I do things. I always thought that the great point and shoots were good enough, but they really weren’t. The photography with this camera is solid and the video is sharp. This Canon opened a lot of doors and that’s what you hope technology will do for you. The lens is a Tamron 2.8 17-50. I used to think a lens like this would suck, but no, it’s solid and great. I used to worry about it’s non compactness, but you get used to it and it’s no big deal to have a camera on you these days. You never know when the alien ship will land and having a camera might be a good idea.
October 11, 2011
These are the next generation scanners. Faster, better and cheaper. Some of them are using a new kind of technology that we think it will take over in the nest couple of years. Read on to find out what it is.
Lexmark Genesis This scanner doesn’t rely on a slow moving cathode lamp, but instead, it works with a 10 megapixel camera, that will rip a 300 dpi image in few seconds and after it’s done, it will send it to your computer via its built in WiFi. And guess what? the Lexmark Genesis also works as a printer, churning 33 pages per minute and 4″x6′s” in only 26 seconds.
NeatDesk Scanner This automatic document feeder will help you declutter your desk with very easy to use one button scan/archive. You can scan up to 10 receipts, business cards and documents at once or your choice of one big 50 page document. We love that, when scanning business cards, it will automatically populate your address books.
Doxie Document Scanner This one wins on the portability race. It’s so simple to use that even a cave man could do it. We love that it makes sharing your photos and images super easy. It scans directly to the cloud, sending your images directly to Flickr, iPhoto, Picasa and even Tumblr and much more. The price point of $149 makes this, a very affordable alternative to the bigger ones.
By Joel Pirela.
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