One-day storage of footage costs $5 a month, while seven days costs $10. That’s a little tough to swallow when Netgear’s Arlo gives you seven days of storage at no charge. If you go the free route, you can still watch a live stream of events but the camera won’t record them. Unfortunately, you don’t seem to have access to this footage. You can download it if you capture your dog doing something cute, but you can’t go in and delete it. And even when it’s supposedly off your phone, it doesn’t appear to be fully gone. Phantom videos that were supposed to be gone kept popping up on the app, several days after their seven-day expiration date. In fact, I still have access to these videos, several weeks later. … [Read more...] about Myfox Smart Home Security System review
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This laptop is equipped with a matte 15-inch Full HD IPS panel with a resolution of 1,920 х 1,080 pixels. Brightness maxes at 274 nits, which isn’t the brightest, but it’s not bad. You can still use it outdoors without any difficulty. Since it’s matte, it has the ability to diffuse glare. Furthermore, it looks uniformly lit at all angles, and colors appear accurate. The full-width keyboard is pleasant to type on, with crisp pressure points and a medium stroke. There’s optional backlighting, the number pad comes with integrated mouse buttons, and it is pleasantly large and works precisely. … [Read more...] about Amazon drops up to $172 off HP ProBook, Elite, and EliteBook business laptops
The Lytro Illum may seem like a cool-looking, cutting-edge camera, but blow away all the smoke, and you’re left with a $1,600 4-megapixel mega-zoom that doesn’t even record movies. We’re not buying into it, as the system currently stands: it is not intuitive, has a steep learning curve, and the end results aren’t great. In comparison, you can buy the constant aperture Sony Cyber-shot RX10 with a 20MP one-inch sensor and a constant aperture f/2.8, 24-200mm lens that even shoots 1080/60p videos, for less than a grand. Of course, the RX10 doesn’t have light-field technology but at this early stage of the game, we can live without it in our ordinary 2D world. We had high hopes for the Illum, since the light-field technology really wowed us at the beginning. Granted, the technology is still nascent and one to watch, and Lytro has promised more products are on the way. (We could also see the technology in future smartphones, and in non-consumer imaging … [Read more...] about Lytro Illum review
Most people overclock their PCs simply because they can. Afterward, they boast about their glorious man-over-machine achievement. It’s a way to tinker with your computer and get more from it using a few simple tools. That appeals to a lot of do-it-yourself system builders who would rather start with a lower-cost, lower-speed processor and amplify it themselves. … [Read more...] about Should you overclock your CPU?
What’s In The Box Samsung is giving every buyer a nice Christmas present since the camera comes with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (version 4), one of the better photo editing software packages available. This costs $119 as a standalone purchase so you’re really getting a nice bonus. The least expensive NX300 kit includes the camera and a 20-50mm iFunction lens ($749). It also comes with an iFunction 18-55mm OIS glass in another bundle ($799); this was the outfit we tested. Also in the carton is the battery that charges in-camera via the AC adapter, an external flash that mounts on the hot shoe, and a strap. Along with Lightroom, a separate disk has i-Launcher and PC Auto Backup software and the full user manual. There are also Quick Start and Quick Reference guides to get you up and running with little fuss. … [Read more...] about Samsung NX300 Review