We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more . MOAR STORAGE Jerry Hildenbrand , Andrew Myrick and Harish Jonnalagadda 14 Dec 2020 Best External Hard Drives & SSDs for Chromebox Android Central 2021 Chromeboxes aren't laptops. Chances are, you're not tossing one into a backpack and setting it up at Starbucks. Instead, it sits quietly behind a screen of some sort and is always ready. That means there's no reason to try and get by with 16 or 32GB of storage. Most models are easy to take apart and upgrade if you're the DIY type, but adding more storage is as easy as plugging in a cable. These are the best external hard drives and SSDs for your Chromebox. The affordable choice: Western Digital My Passport When you wanna go fast!: Samsung T5 SSD Take everything with you: SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD Bring your own: ORICO USB 3.0 SATA Hard Drive Enclosure Slot in an SSD: Sabrent 2.5-inch USB 3.0 … [Read more...] about Best External Hard Drives & SSDs for Chromebox 2021
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Anyone who's used a phone camera stabilizer, also known as a gimbal, knows that one of the most frustrating parts of using it is mounting your phone and then getting it perfectly balanced. DJI managed to take just about all the pain out of the process with a couple of magnets. The new DJI OM 4 -- the company's dropped the Osmo Mobile naming -- picks up where the last model left off . It has the same compact, lightweight folding design for easy travel. It has the same controls, making one-handed use a breeze. And it still has a built-in battery for up to 15 hours of use. What's new is how you mount your phone. See at DJI Instead of having an adjustable clamp permanently fixed to the stabilizer arm, there's a high-grade circular magnet at the end. To attach your phone, you use a slim magnetic phone clamp that snaps onto the stabilizer (it has a notch so it sits properly every time). This way you can take your phone off and leave the clamp attached so it's ready to snap on … [Read more...] about DJI OM 4 phone stabilizer uses magnets to make shooting smooth video even easier
For the first time in over a year, Nintendo hosted a full-fledged Direct presentation. The latest presentation was focused mostly on games slated to hit Nintendo’s hybrid gaming console, the Switch, sometime during the first half of 2021, though there were a few announcements for games that will hit later than that. The nearly hour-long event included a slew of titles slated to hit the Switch before the year is half over, including ports for indie games such as Fall Guys and Outer Wilds and new installments in franchises like No More Heroes and Splatoon . Here are the biggest news announcements and trailers from today’s Nintendo Direct. Splatoon 3 inks its way onto Nintendo Switch in 2022 The third installment in the Splatoon franchise is slated to launch in 2022. Not much is known about the game, aside from a new desert locale, but game appears to feature the same paint-shooting action from previous entries. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD slashes … [Read more...] about The 20 biggest announcements from today’s Nintendo Direct
Smallest Mac, big power Apple’s latest desktop is the cheapest ever. Starting at $500, the Mac mini is so inexpensive that it can easily power your day-to-day needs. Go a little higher-end and this itty-bitty Mac makes for the perfect home computer, whether you plan on keeping it there or not. Oh, and it’s absolutely brilliant for remote use, too. Image: James Pikover, Mashable Machined perfection Clean and sleek, the Mac mini is machined to a fine point while still remaining tiny. Even with the small frame it’s still more powerful than the standard MacBook Air, for half the price. Image: James Pikover, Mashable Plenty of ports The Mac mini comes with a slew of ports, including four USB 3.0, two Thunderbolt, HDMI, Ethernet, audio jacks, and an SD card slot. Notably missing: a DVI connector. Image: James Pikover, Mashable Upgradeable no more The Mac mini may be square, but it sits on a round disk to help expel heat and to keep the computer … [Read more...] about The latest Mac mini is low-priced, but doesn’t skimp on power
By Science News Staff May. 23, 2017 , 12:45 PM President Donald Trump unveiled his full 2018 budget request to Congress today. The spending plan, for the fiscal year that begins 1 October, fleshes out the so-called skinny budget that the White House released this past March. That plan called for deep cuts to numerous research agencies . But it did not include numbers for some key research agencies, such as the National Science Foundation (NSF). Science Insider will be scouring today’s budget documents for fresh details. Come back to our rolling coverage for analysis and reaction. NIH spending slashed by 22%, overhead payments squeezed As expected, the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH’s) budget would be slashed to $26.9 billion in the full Trump 2018 budget request. That is $7.7 billion less than NIH’s final 2017 budget of $34.6 billion, or a 22% cut. In a widely anticipated move that has already raised alarm bells at research institutes, a White House budget … [Read more...] about What’s in Trump’s 2018 budget request for science?