Whitson Gordon
whitsongordon
Whitson Gordon is a writer, gamer, and all-around tech nerd. He eats potato chips with chopsticks so he doesn't get grease on his mechanical keyboard.
8/28/19
8:35 PM
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“It always feels like I’m a poorly-written Aaron Sorkin character”

“I’m on a mission to civilize”

Ah, I see what you did there.

“It always feels like I’m a poorly-written Aaron Sorkin character”

“I’m on a mission to civilize”

Ah, I see what you

8/13/19
1:45 PM
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It’s funny, I’ve used these before, and while they are REALLY nice, they also were SO smooth that they caused my chair to roll to the side of my apparently-not-quite-level office every time I got out of it. On carpet I think they’re probably great...on hardwood floors, I might prefer high-quality casters to

It’s funny, I’ve used these before, and while they are REALLY nice, they also were SO smooth that they caused my

8/6/19
5:31 PM
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Yikes! Good to know, thanks for that tip.

Yikes! Good to know, thanks for that tip.

8/5/19
10:53 AM
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Follow this man’s advice and GET A SPEED CUBE. The regular Rubik’s cube is, as far as I’m concerned, garbage. Speed cubes are so much smoother and easier to use, and you will thank yourself. (I still have my old Alpha V and love it.)

Follow this man’s advice and GET A SPEED CUBE. The regular Rubik’s cube is, as far as I’m concerned, garbage. Speed

7/26/19
9:04 PM
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Haha, I’m back! (sort of!) I’m freelance now, so you can find me a bit of everywhere these days...including at The Inventory, reviewing tech-y things. Thanks for the kind words :-D

Haha, I’m back! (sort of!) I’m freelance now, so you can find me a bit of everywhere these days...including at The

7/26/19
12:45 PM
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Some of those have pretty high random read and write speeds, too. I doubt it’s worth the super high cost, as you point out—but still pretty neat to see. As always, these things will eventually come down in price and become the norm!

Always to see tech advance. Wasn’t even that long ago we were all using 7200RPM drives

Some of those have pretty high random read and write speeds, too. I doubt it’s worth the super high cost, as you

7/26/19
12:42 PM
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There’s a lot of stuff to talk about here but I didn’t want to get too into the weeds. Your example should not affect the vast majority of people, who only use one expansion cardif you get bumped down to 8x, it shouldn’t affect your GPU or NVMe drive.

There’s a lot of stuff to talk about here but I didn’t want to get too into the weeds. Your example should not

7/25/19
9:38 PM
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Haha, fair point. I don’t think there’s anything wrong, I think I just have my settings set in a way that elongates it on purpose. For example, I have startup turned off in the BIOS, since I do so much hardware swapping/tweaking for my job that it helps to see the POST screen for as long as possible, and enter the

Haha, fair point. I don’t think there’s anything wrong, I think I just have my settings set in a way that elongates

7/20/19
9:17 AM
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I know, and I was answering your question because you asked if anyone knew for sure 😀

I know, and I was answering your question because you asked if anyone knew for sure 😀

7/18/19
2:52 PM
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These do not have any HRTF or virtual surround features. You would have to use the feature built into your receiver if you wanted it. Sennheiser’s RS 175 has a surround mode but I haven’t tested it myself. I tend not to like virtual surround features on headphones anyway. 

These do not have any HRTF or virtual surround features. You would have to use the feature built into your receiver

6/21/19
2:16 PM
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I have never been a fan of projectors. I get the appeal—you get a HUGE screen for a reasonable price compared to a similarly-sized TV—but as Tercius points out, there are definitely drawbacks. Watching them during the daytime kind of sucks, and I always found the contrast ratio disappointing compared to a good TV,

I have never been a fan of projectors. I get the appeal—you get a HUGE screen for a reasonable price compared to a

4/15/19
1:42 PM
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I think every point you make is spot on. This, to me, is the big one though:

4/13/19
11:10 PM
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I have a 1TB cap, and the video doorbell has not been a problem. Though this could potentially depend on how much traffic the area in front of your house gets--I lived in a pretty quiet neighborhood that didn’t get a lot of foot traffic, so not TOO many cloud recordings from it. If you live in the city, I could see it

I have a 1TB cap, and the video doorbell has not been a problem. Though this could potentially depend on how much

4/13/19
11:09 PM
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I am full-time freelance these days, and I write about twice a month or so for The Inventory! So you’ll see new stuff from me here and there :-)

I am full-time freelance these days, and I write about twice a month or so for The Inventory! So you’ll see new

4/12/19
1:07 PM
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After having our garage broken into, we decided to get some security cameras, and they’ve actually been quite useful. We haven’t “caught” anyone yet, but if we do get burgled again, we’ll at least be able to see where the weakness in our security was by looking back. My friend was able to catch the guy who stole

After having our garage broken into, we decided to get some security cameras, and they’ve actually been quite

4/5/19
5:39 PM
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Ah, I stand corrected! Thank you thud81, I must have missed that!

Ah, I stand corrected! Thank you thud81, I must have missed that!

4/5/19
11:06 AM
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I don’t believe so, no. If you were only monitoring one child, I’d say they probably work *okay*. I still prefer a traditional baby monitor, though (though of course that would be more expensive.)

I don’t believe so, no. If you were only monitoring one child, I’d say they probably work *okay*. I still prefer a

4/5/19
10:09 AM
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I believe there’s an unofficial way to see your cameras in TinyCam, but otherwise no—this is like most other cloud cameras and only works with its own app. It does, however, have some support for the Echo Show (“Alexa, show my front door camera”).

I believe there’s an unofficial way to see your cameras in TinyCam, but otherwise no—this is like most other cloud

4/5/19
10:09 AM
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I’d say this is just about perfect for that.

I’d say this is just about perfect for that.