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  1. extremescouter

    Platform Launch and MASSIVE GIVEAWAY

    Vessel Username: extremescouter Favorite vids: https://www.vessel.com/videos/LCoY5zfFf https://www.vessel.com/videos/JYZEYDYx0
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    New Platform Launch Feedback & FAQ

    Does Vessel support 4k video? Just watching my first video on Vessel and it seems to be a pretty big quality drop from your guys' standard.
  3. Hey guys, I'm starting to get more into posting reviews on Amazon. Please let me know what you think. Here's my review of the Intocircuit foldable solar charger: Starting off with the box, I was somewhat disappointed to see that it came in a plain brown box, with relatively bare accessories. The charger comes with 3 carabineers to allow you to hang the solar charger either horizontally or vertically, as well as a Micro-USB cable, and a quick start guide. You are paying a decent amount for this gadget, so I was hoping for more time to be put into the packaging. However, the solar charger itself has great build quality, and it feels made for the outdoors with it’s polyester canvas shell. Also, the charger looks great, and it folds up into a relatively small and light package. Moving on, just for fun, right after I got it I figured I’d just put it up to the window on a relatively cloudy day. Fully expecting it not to work, the solar charger started charging my iPhone 5s a solid foot away from the window! This thing just works. Having never experienced using a solar charger before, I figured that you would need perfect weather conditions for it to work, but not with this one. However, when you do get those perfect conditions, this charger charges as fast as a normal outlet! Furthermore, there is enough space to store your phone or other small gadget in the pocket where the USB output cord is. I thought this was a nice touch, so you can store your phone or other small gadget out of direct sunlight while it is charging. Just with the nature of being a solar USB charger, it has a very specific usage scenario. For example, for long car trips, a good car charger makes much more sense. However, this solar charger is perfect for a survival kit in your car or home, or even for someone that just loves to be in the outdoors away from civilization. With two USB ports, it gives you many options, including charging a battery backup, as well as your phone, GoPro, or other device. With this charger, you could easily go for long stints in the wilderness far away from civilization. So, if you are the type of person that wants a solar USB charger, this is the one to get. Apart from a slight hiccup with the packaging, Intocircuit got everything right. It just works, and works extremely well. From now on, this will definitely come with me on any outdoor trip that I do, and will become a staple in my normal tech bag. And the car charger: Opening the box, I was instantly surprised with the build quality of this 3 port car charger. It has great weight to it, and the aluminum alloy shell seems extremely rugged. The only other thing in the box, aside from the charger itself, is a warranty card. This makes sense, because customers will likely already have charging cords for their devices, and it allows iClever to keep their costs down. Moving on, this thing charges fast! With one 2.4 A port and two 2.1A ports, this will charge absolutely anything in your tech arsenal, and will charge everything quickly. This is the perfect device for a family to keep in their car to charge everyone’s gadgets, or just for someone who has a lot of gadgets that need charging. Furthermore, there is a tasteful charging light at the top that lets you know that your devices are charging, but doesn’t blind you while driving in the dark. There’s not a whole lot to say about a car charger. However, if you’re in the market for one, this is the one to get. It looks great, has three USB ports, charges everything extremely quickly, and has a great price.
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    New rig for encoding movies

    Go for a CPU with more cores, since encoding movies takes a lot of CPU horsepower. Something like Intel's i7 4790k is a great choice, and then use their included graphics to encode the vides. Linus explains Intel Quick Sync here, which you may want to try out depending on how many movies you are encoding:
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    Asus Pb278q Vs. Pb287q

    I'm looking for a monitor for just general use along with some photography editing. I'd call myself a semi-professional photographer, so color reproduction is important, but I also want high-resolution so I can see all of the details in my photos. Which one would you guys suggest?
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    Gaming PC build (under the budget)

    Seems like a decent mid-range build... I'd suggest an SSD as well, even with a 120gb one you will see a massive difference. To make up that added cost maybe use a cheaper PSU and switch to something like a Cooler Master hyper 212 for a CPU cooler?
  7. Really never paid attention to Zotac, but I guess I should change that...
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    Sony Xperia Z2

    The screen, and dbrands skins are awesome!
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    Give me your opinions

    I'd say go with a 4770k, 16 gb of ram, and then whatever motherboard is in your pricerange and has the features you want.
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    Value of used PC parts

    Craigslist is a good way to do it... I say just do whatever you feel is worth it, you can always lower the price later if it doesnt sell. Also, if you want you could part it out and try to sell each item individually if you have some components that you could use in another build.
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    Go Pro Hero3+ Black Edition - should we review it?

    Yes, you should do it! Maybe even do something with Edzel and show how easy/hard it is to edit or color correct GoPro footage with their app from a professionals point of view.
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    Planning on my first build

    Haha no. Maybe he wants to get into more intense games later or something, you never know.
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    Planning on my first build

    Looks great to me. You could get a lower wattage PSU, but you might as well stick with that one if you ever want to run SLI or something more.
  14. The only problem with getting a specified ASIC miner is that you cannot use it for anything else. For a business, if you have the money upfront, go for it. However, sometimes a more practical option would be to get an AMD 7970, and you can use it as a graphics card as well. Without paying for your power bill, it could be a good choice, and give you more options for playing games, editing stuff, etc.
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    SSD vs HDD for ubuntu and steam

    Definetley go for the ssd first. You will see a massive speed increase opening up programs, booting up, and a bunch of other things as well. With games, you may run out of space pretty quickly, so then get a hard drive. Use your SSD for your boot drive, and your HD for media and games. Learn more about it here:
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    Canon Eos Rebel T3i W/Lens 18-135mm for $540 worth it?

    I would definitely go for it. As long as its in decent condition, you should do it. I got a t3i for $500 on Amazon for black friday, and have loved it. If you want to see an example of the picture quality, look at my flickr link in my signature.
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    How long will these last

    Awhile. Components are meant to last, and most if not all can handle 24/7 use.
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    AMD Dual-Core vs Quad-Core for Media Center/Home NAS?

    Dual core would be just fine, unless you plan on ripping any movies, rendering, or any other CPU intensive tasks that would go much faster with the extra cores.
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    Builiding a PC for my dad mainly for web browsing

    You can easily get away with onboard graphics. Something like an AMD apu or Intel with onboard graphics.
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    Pacific Rim

    I haven't watched it, but it is rated quite well on imdb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1663662/
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    Is there a point to 120hz tv's

    Vs. 720p tvs, or what?
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    Are you a Linus addict

    Probably a 10.
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    How little would you take to work for Linus Media Group

    I would go for $30,000 if he included some free tech/computer gear. Without technology expenses, that seems like a decent amount to live off of.
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    Live Callers on The WAN Show

    Yeah, it is great to have other people in the industry call in. However, I would say have specific topics to talk about with them, and then have other topics for people to either call in and give their opinion, or just to talk about and let people know. As you said, the Q and A is best left to twitter, and seems to be more of a hassle with the live callers. Opinions are nice, but I think there could be a better way to screen them and get a select few, like when you were asking about 30 vs. 60 fps in the live stream, you got a bunch of callers that were PC gamers when you asked for console guys. Maybe have two or three callers for each topic with varying opinions, so you can get different viewpoints of one topic without having the same response over and over.