Posts in Category: gadgets

Comparing Single Board Computers

A single board computer (or SBC) is an entire PC in the form of a single (usually quite small) piece of hardware. Some prominent names in the SBC market may be familiar to you—such as Raspberry Pi, Odroid, and LattePanda. At the high end, there are other familiar names that you may not even associate with SBCs . . . like Nvidia and AMD!

Single board computers can be used for many purposes, such as: a tiny general-purpose desktop PC; a dedicated media PC for playing music, TV, and movies; an emulation machine; a server; a hobby electronics or programming project; and much, much more.

Even though many single board computers are similarly priced, there is a ton of competition in the single board market. Wonder why that is? Well wonder no more: it’s because different single board computers are often specialized for different groups and different purposes. Now, join us as we delve into the big wide world of single board computers!

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Capture Cards: A Quick Buying Guide

capture cards buyers guide

At first glance, it can be hard to figure out what you’re getting with capture cards. With the world of game capturing growing ever larger thanks to the popularity of streaming and retro gaming, more fans are wanting to try their hand at recording their epic gaming moments. In this quick guide, we take a look at different capture cards (at various prices) to hopefully make things clearer!

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A Guide to VR: Best System to Buy, Minimum Specs, and More

Alex

The rapid development of virtual reality (VR) headsets has been one of the most exciting leaps in tech in the last five years. What was once a clunky, expensive technology relegated to university research departments has become mass-produced and cheap enough for anyone to enjoy. We’ll break down what types of headsets are out there, plus what’s on the horizon, and then recommend the best system for most users.

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Introducing The Logical ‘increments Phone

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please do NOT forget to read the disclaimer at the end.

Greetings!

After decades of leading the industry in the areas of computing recommendations, Logical Increments is moving in a bold leap forward by entering the hardware market. With all the pomp and flair that we know we think we deserve, we proudly present…

 

The  Logical ‘increments Phone! (abbreviated L’iPhone)

 

The Logical ‘increments Phone, or L’iPhone, is the best, greatest, most important, most disruptive, most intuitively magical product with rounded corners to hit the glass shelves, ever. No other luxury smartphone promises to change your life as directly as the L’iPhone does. We insinuate, without any sense of shame or guilt, that the L’iPhone is going to make you a cooler person, more hip and trendy than you ever thought possible.

 

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Four Practical Alternative Uses for Empty 5.25” Drive Bays

Icy Dock Expresscage - 4 practical alternative uses for 5.25" drive bays

Icy Dock’s Expresscage Tool-less Hot-swappable 2.5″ Drive Enclosure

While there are a great number of options these days for good-looking PC cases that entirely lack 5.25” drive bays, the majority of cases still offer at least one of these spaces. And efficient builders won’t want that space being used for nothing.

Don’t get me wrong: Many builders still do want to use those spaces to house intended utilities, including disc drives, card readers, extra USB ports, and even floppy drives. But that doesn’t mean there won’t still be an unoccupied bay sitting around at the end of the day. (I personally have a Pioneer Blu-Ray/DVD/CD player in my tower, and for the time being, it sits above an unused 5.25” bay.)

So, here are a few ideas for what to do with those bays instead of leaving them as cavities in your build:

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10 Cool Gadgets and Apps for Home Automation

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Netatmo

Note: We at Logical Increments have been curious about home automation technology for some time. This is a contributed article from Modernize. We do not endorse the products listed in this post because we have not used them, but we do find the future of home automation interesting and exciting, especially with the technology becoming more and more popular in recent years, as well as with companies like Crestron London bringing their expertise of home automation to our doorsteps.

From smartphone apps to bluetooth technology and sophisticated computer-compatible devices that can control a security camera system, home automation isn’t what it used to be. In fact, there are more options to choose from these days than there ever were before, and that can be a little overwhelming. We at Modernize selected 10 of the coolest home automation gadgets and apps available right now.

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