My Samsung Camera is DEAD, my lenses are useless, I’m bummed…

It’s dead Jim. I am without a camera, and replacing this busted shooter is a frustrating endeavor. Looks like it’s finally time to properly leave the Samsung NX system and start shopping a proper replacement…

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Windows 10 tips: Ads will come to your File Explorer, disable them now!

Oh Microsoft. I’m enjoying Windows 10 as a nicely refined OS, but turning pop-up tool tips into ads for your first party services is a big NO-NO. Now, Ads are coming to the File Explorer built into Windows, and here’s how you can disable them!

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Window 10 tips: Disable those annoying Edge browser taskbar pop-up ads

I already like and use the Edge browser, so why is Microsoft spamming me with “tool tip pop-ups” (ads)? Here’s how you can turn off those annoying task bar notifications.

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LG G6 vs Huawei P10: Pretty and Powerful


Who says powerful tech gear can’t be stylish? These two phones were the highlights of MWC 2017, so it’s time for a showdown! Dual cameras, powerful processors, and fun lifestyle features. Which phone takes the “W” in our comparison? Let’s take a closer look at the LG G6 vs the Huawei P10!

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VLOG: What is HEVC video and how can you upload it to Youtube?

As we improve video quality, file size get bigger fast. New methods of compression will help reign in that bloat, but whenever we switch formats, we should expect some teething pains. HEVC is a new codec for phones, but one we’ve been using for a couple of years now on cameras like the Samsung NX1. How can you edit or upload this video to Youtube? Let’s explain what H.265 is and what you can do with it!

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LG G6 and the 18:9 Screen – Why is it so tall?

The most unique new feature of the G6 is its 2:1 aspect ratio screen. It’s tall. It’s skinny. Why make a screen with these dimensions? Let’s take a look!

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LG G6 Camera Tour: We finally get a mini V20, dual camera beast!

Sure the LG V20 offers one of the most brutally complete camera packages found on a phone, but it’s kind of a big device. For folks who want that photo and video power in a sleeker form factor, the G6 might just sway you back.

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Is it time to give up on Android Diversity?


Rumors swirling about future operating systems from Google like Andromeda OS and Fuchsia OS, is it time to sacrifice “choice” to deliver better performance and more consistent updates?

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