I love watches and technology, so I was thrilled to hear about the creation of a "horological smart watch" base by the Swiss watchmaking industry. One of the first examples of this new breed is the just-released Mondaine Helvetica Smart. I purchased one of these watches, the limited-edition "1 of 1957" variety, and have had a chance to evaluate it both as a watch and a … [Read more...] about How Smart Is the Mondaine Helvetica Smart Watch?
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If you're using a Mac desktop with a bluetooth trackpad or mouse, you might have come across a chicken-and-egg issue: How do you enable Bluetooth when it's turned off? Luckily, if you have keyboard access, there is a way to do it! Hit Command-Space to open Spotlight Type "Bluetooth File Exchange" to launch that application (you probably won't have to type the whole thing … [Read more...] about How To Turn On Bluetooth In Mac OS X Using Only The Keyboard
It can be hard to keep up to date with the latest storage jargon, so some interesting technologies can be overlooked. When it comes to home storage, the advent of USB 3 has changed the game for external storage. Suddenly, enclosures can deliver multi-gigabit performance. Or they could, if only the storage stack could handle all this new speed! That's where a new external drive … [Read more...] about What Is A UASP Storage Enclosure?
Piling on to whatever new buzzword has the attention of the public is as old as marketing. But marketers that engage in these tactics are doing themselves and their companies a disservice. This is especially for major purchases that require deliberation and invite comparisons. Over time, the truth will come out and real buyers won't be fooled. Usage is Fluid Too often, when … [Read more...] about Marketers: Fudging the Meaning of Buzzwords Matters (To You!)
Yesterday, Visuality Systems released the beta of their new NQ Storage stack, which brings Microsoft's SMB protocol to OEM storage arrays. This established company has been the main supplier of SMB support in the embedded device market for over a decade, but NQ Storage brings their technology to the enterprise. Eight well-known storage array companies have already licensed the … [Read more...] about Every Device Can Speak SMB Protocol Thanks To Visuality Systems