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Portable Folding Keyboard

Portable Folding Keyboard

Hardware
Should you get a portable keyboard for your smart phone? You don't always want or need to carry around a laptop or even a tablet. If you have a smart phone, you can still do a lot of the things you would have done with a larger device. I'm trying to simplify what I carry around on a daily basis. One thing I like about traditional laptops is the keyboard. I've started using a folding Bluetooth keyboard with my iPhone 7plus. I'm using the SMICK Foldable Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad, Macbook, iPhone7 etc.,F66 GOLD. It received 3.5 out of 5 stars and on sale for about $20.00 on Amazon. As soon as I realized I had to hit the Fn and Bluetooth keys together and pair the unit before I tapped the Fn and E (IOS) keys the rest was pretty straight forward. Overall it does the job Ive type o
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950x

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950x

Hardware
AMD's newest processor the Ryzen Threadripper 1950x is their most powerful cpu to compete against rivals Intel. <br /> Threadripper 1950x Specifications Number of CPU Cores: 16   Number of Threads: 32 Base Clock Speed: 3.4GHz Max Turbo Core Speed 4GHz Total L1 Cache: 1.5MB Total L2 Cache: 8MB Total L3 Cache: 32 MB Default TDP/TDP: 180W Max Temps: 68°C Cost $999.99 USD Performance Comparing the Threadripper 1950x to the comparable Core i9-7900x from Intel we see the following results. The 1950x scores much better in Cinebench and is able to encode video at a faster frame rate. However, the Core i9-7900x gets the win in Geekbench and PCMark 8 scores. Our Verdict If you're looking for a new CPU and you do a lot of content creating, then we say to go with the Threadr
Content is King

Content is King

Hardware
Content is king, but creating content – especially audio/music production continues to evolve and become more accessible than ever. Those who have ever worked with the early 4 track Fostex or Tascams back when home studios were still a new thing for many musicians can probably attest to that. The cost was a big barrier for some, although it was often more cost-effective than paying for studio time. The Korg M1 workstation was a great tool for songwriters who wanted to sequence midi tracks and layer sampled waveforms to create a more complex sound. Personal Studio Evolution As personal desktop computers and later laptops became more useful with better software and better-operating systems, many musicians started creating incredible projects all on their laptops. The Digital Audio Workstatio
Time to upgrade to an SSD?

Time to upgrade to an SSD?

Hardware
Have you not yet upgraded to a SSD in your computer? Does it feel like your computer takes forever and a half to boot? Are you tired of staring at your computer screen waiting for it to load while trying to open a file or application? If so you're going to want to look at what upgrading your hard drive to a Solid State Drive can do. SSD: What is an SSD? SSD stands for Solid State Drive, which is similar to USB's or SD cards. There are zero moving parts inside a SSD but instead  microchips are used to store data. Typically they use NAND memory which is non-volatile, which just means when the drive loses power the data isn't erased and forgotten. When SSD first started to be used in consumer computers there were rumors about the stored data being worn off from use. This myth has been debu