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How to Back Up Your Digital Life (2022): Hard Drives, Cloud-Based Tools, and Tips

Unfortunately, what really jumps out of that data is that longevity varies more by model than by manufacturer. That said, I suggest sticking with known names like Seagate, Western Digital, and Hitachi. Still, even brand name drives fail. I had a big brand name drive fail on me recently, and it was only four months old. What you get by sticking with the brand names is good customer service. In my case, the company replaced the drive without question. Even within brand names, though, some drives are better than others.…

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iPod Modders Give Apple’s Abandoned Music Player New Life

On Tuesday, September 9, 2014, Apple finally killed off the iPod. After almost 13 years on the market, the iconic portable music player was retired without fanfare. The pocket-sized device with the click wheel and a small color display simply disappeared from Apple’s online storefront just as the products that were announced that day—the Apple Watch and the iPhone 6—were being added.  Soon thereafter, reports circulated that new-in-box models of the last iPod bearing that original design—then called the “iPod Classic”—were selling on internet auction sites for at least double…

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Technics EAH-A800 Review: Great Sound, Battery Life

Similarly, the top of the frequency range serves up all the brightness and clarity that’s crucial to treble sounds—but its controlled to the extent that the Technics never threaten to sound hard or edgy, even when given unsympathetic material to play or too much volume at which to play it. It’s between these extremes, though, that the Technics really shine. Their midrange reproduction is just endlessly listenable—they load a singer with so much information, so much detail and nuance of tone and technique, that it almost seems intrusive. Want to…

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