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3 Reasons Why VOD > DVD

When was the last time you bought a DVD/Blu-ray movie? If you have to think long to come up with an answer, there’s a good chance you’re not alone. Accessibility of video-on-demand through cable and other players has had an impact on DVD sales. In 2013, digital movie purchases hit a new high…

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Does Amazon Fire TV Stick set Streaming Video Ablaze or is it Just a Smoldering Ember?

If you have a love for Amazon and their products, then you’ll love the Amazon Fire TV stick. Amazon recently announced it’s joined the video-streaming playground along with Roku and Google Chromecast with their Amazon Fire TV Stick. The Amazon Fire TV Stick is available now to pre-order for $39…

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HBO vs. Netflix – Who Wins? We Do

If you’ve been keeping up with entertainment news as of late, the fight for subscribers between HBO and Netflix has been taken to another level as according to this article, Netflix has surpassed HBO for the first time in subscriber revenue. Truth told, I’m surprised this hasn’t happened a…

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Don’t Let Data Loss Happen to You

Picture this. You’re driving down the road and a warning light on your dashboard comes on. What do you immediately feel? Stress? Panic? Your mind starts racing trying to solve a number of different problems at once – what does the light mean? How far am I from home? Where’s the nearest…

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Get Slim Just in Time for Summer

Oh I hope you didn’t think I was going to pitch you a weight loss program. That’s not my style.  I’m talking about our new Slim hard drive that’s now available in silver or black with a 500GB capacity. Light as a feather and as thick as a pen, the Seagate Slim is the perfect [...]

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The Impact of Big Data, House of Cards and You!

Love them or hate them, what Netflix did with their exclusive series, House of Cards, was genius.  This article in the New York Times covers it in greater detail, but the short version is that Netflix used all of their subscriber profile data a.k.a. big data (viewing habits, likes, interests, etc.)…

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My Favorite Smartphone Apps

I went to the theater to see Skyfall again recently and was reminded how “low tech” the film really was.  Historically James Bond has always has always had some interesting toys to play with on his adventures from jet packs to mini-copters to magnet watches. My theory is that not only is this a…

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There’s Speed and Then There’s SuperSpeed USB 3.0

In case you missed it, Apple announced earlier this year that MacBook Pro is now equipped with USB 3.0 ports. What does that mean to you? Well today Seagate made it known that our Backup Plus for MAC drive is now also equipped with the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface.  Available…

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Who Cares About Data Centers?

In the last Digital Den, I asked  ”How Important Are Your Photographs?” Given that Facebook has over 140 billion photos, it made me wonder a bit about what’ll happen if an online repository like Facebook someday shuts down. One thought led to another which then made curious to learn a bit more about data center [...]

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New Amazon Kindle DX – Is More/Larger Better?

Amazon today announced its much anticipated and awaited Kindle DX product – the new, larger version of its hot selling portable e-book product. So what of it? What does this new Kindle mean? Kindle in its original form has been a much greater success than anyone ever planned. My Mom actually bought one before she [...]

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