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How to Use Your Canon Camera as a Webcam

An unprecedented amount of people are working from home today. And thanks to widespread broadband and affordable video-conferencing equipment, the transition hasn’t been too jarring for most. But it’s also caused major shortages in the supply of many requisite work-from-home tools, namely laptops and standalone webcams. As countless new teleworkers have discovered over the last month, being able to visually touch base with co-workers makes communication easier and more effective. And the…

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Five Ways To Stay Social While Social Distancing

Humans are generally social beings. We tend to be happiest when we are part of a community. But right now, most of us have found ourselves stuck at home, away from friends and family. Naturally, this is an anxious and isolating time for many. However, thanks to some technological advances, it doesn’t have to feel that way all the time. Through the wonders of the internet, there are plenty of ways to…

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CES 2020: LG 48CX OLED Gaming Display

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We’ve seen the new LG OLED TVs, as well as the company’s new gaming monitors, but this model sits somewhere in between those worlds. The LG 48CX OLED is technically a TV, but it does PC monitor things so well that it’s bound to become the most lusted-after gaming monitor of the year. LG’s OLED displays have always been ideal for gaming, with vibrant colors, insane contrast ratios, and great response time.…

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CES 2020: LG UltraGear Gaming Monitors

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Gamers will enjoy the news that many of LG’s upcoming televisions have gaming-specific optimizations implemented, but most of those sets are too large (and expensive) to be realistically used as a gaming monitor. A better choice would be one of the many dedicated gaming monitors that LG displayed at this year’s CES. These models fall under the UltraGear model line, and all feature a variety of technologies that make them excellent choices…

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CES 2020: Asus Tinker Edge R and Edge T Single-Board Computers

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One of the great things about CES is that it offers something for just about everyone whose interests include electronics, from casual console gamers to seasoned industry engineers. You don’t necessarily need to be a gadget geek to enjoy it, though there are certainly plenty of opportunities to nerd out over electronic esoterica—stuff a little more complicated than a new mouse or monitor. In the Asus booth, that was the case with the…

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CES 2020: Asus ROG Gaming Peripherals

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The Asus ROG brand includes just about every type of gaming accessory imaginable, from wireless headsets to ultra-high refresh gaming monitors. While at the Asus booth, we got hands-on with a variety of the brand’s new gaming peripherals. Asus ROG gear is geared towards all levels of PC gamers, but select items are purpose-built to meet the needs of top-tier gaming professionals. When you’re playing at the most elite level, every potential…

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CES 2020: Asus ROG Gaming Laptops

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Our first stop at CES 2020 was at the Asus booth, where we caught up with our friend Geoff to find out what one of the most well-known names in PC gaming had in store. As in years past, we found quite the impressive spread of gaming PCs and peripherals. First let’s have a look at the mobile gaming gear. The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 gaming laptop is the company’s first 14-inch…

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The HP Emperium 65 PC Gaming Monitor is Here

Anyone who’s ever taken a stroll through our showroom knows that we often have some pretty crazy products on display—the kind of stuff you probably won’t see at any other appliance or electronics retailer. You know, things like the World’s Largest Pac-Man, or an 85-inch 8K QLED TV. This week, we added another droolworthy bit of gear to the floor: the HP Omen Emperium 65 BFGD. The HP Emperium 65 BFGD (get…

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Thermaltake Cases and PC Gear, Now at Abt.com

Our PC-loving fans may have noticed that over the last year or so, we’ve ramped up our selection of computer products, in both the gaming and productivity categories. We’ve expanded our catalog to include not only pre-built gaming PCs, but also a healthy selection of related peripherals. Now, we’re happy to announce that the depth of that selection has grown with the addition of a selection of products from Thermaltake. A favorite…

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CES 2019 Recap

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After a whirlwind week of checking out the industry’s hottest upcoming products, another year at CES is in the bag. We were able to get close looks at over a hundred new products from our favorite brands—some of these products were futuristic concepts, and some will be in our showroom next month. Missed out on the show but want to see what we saw? You can watch all of our CES videos…

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