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WD My Passport Pro 4TB Portable RAID Storage (With Integrated Thunderbolt Cable)

With the unique design of an integrated Thunderbolt cable providing both power and performance, My Passport Pro portable RAID storage is ideal for creative professionals in the field.

This high capacity dual-drive boasts speeds as fast as 233 MB/s for HD video, user-selectable RAID and a compact all-aluminum enclosure.

Product Features:

  • Dual-drive RAID storage
  • Up to 233 MB/s data transfer rates
  • Integrated Thunderbolt cable
  • No AC adapter required
  • Durable aluminum enclosure
  • 3-year limited warranty
  • Massive capacity - 2 TB or 4 TB
  • User-selectable RAID 0/1 or JBOD.

(available on Gabestore)

Sensory: BBC Wildlife Director John Downer and the Technology of ‘Spy-Cam’ Filmmaking

Exciting developments in camera technology have levelled out of the playing field between the professional and the amateur and so the battle now for programme makers like award-winning wildlife filmmaker John Downer is having to produce something better than the average person.

The difference comes from investing into understanding the behaviour of the animal and devising a way to capture those unique moments, using a huge amount of research, inventiveness and dedication. This has resulted in exceptional and unique technical solutions that tell a story in an new and compelling way.

Discover more about Sensory visual content at :
curve.gettyimages.com/issue/sensory

See more BBC Motion Gallery footage at:
gettyimages.com/bbcmotiongallery

How Home Air Conditioning Triumphed Over the Open Air Movement

Bill explains how the rise of home air conditioning had to battle the open air movements in public school: They regarded it as only for factories where it was first introduced. Only when movie theatres added air conditioning in the 1930 and 1940s did it become popular for the home.

First-Person Hyperlapse Videos [Microsoft Research]

Microsoft Research presents a method for converting first-person videos, for example, captured with a helmet camera during activities such as rock climbing or bicycling, into hyperlapse videos: time-lapse videos with a smoothly moving camera.

Check out the project page for more details:
research.microsoft.com/hyperlapse

Transcend 2 TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Military Drop Standards)

Featuring blazing fast transfer rates, huge storage capacities and a unique three-layer shock protection system, the StoreJet 25M3 USB 3.0 portable hard drive is an ideal storage device for everyday backup, storage, and file transport.

The StoreJet 25M3 is shielded by an advanced three-stage shock protection system to withstand even the toughest user environment. The outer shell is made of a slip-resistant silicone material, reinforced by a hard casing and an internal hard drive suspension damper – all designed to reduce forces of impact and provide maximum shock-absorption.

Product Features:

  • Military-grade shock resistance
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 compliant and backwards compatible with USB 2.0
  • Advanced 3-stage shock protection system with durable anti-shock rubber outer case
  • Advanced internal hard drive suspension system
  • Quick Reconnect Button - re-enable safely removed USB hard drive without unplug and reinsert
  • Exclusive Transcend Elite data management software
  • One Touch Auto-Backup button 256-bit AES file & folder encryption.

(vía Amazon)

How Does a Jet Engine Work? [GE Masterclass]

Baratunde Thurston takes you behind the scenes at GE’s Global Research Center to answer the question: How does a jet engine work?

With the help of aerospace engineer Todd Wetzel, you’ll see why “suck, squeeze, bang, blow” is a great way to talk about modern flight.

From turbojets to turbofans, the two discuss how airplane engines have evolved to become the powerful, high-efficiency machines they are today.

ge.com
generalelectric.tumblr.com
facebook.com/GE

PicturePhone: How Bell Telephone Lost a Half Billion, But Nearly Created the Internet [Stories of Technological Failure - Part 3]

How Bell Telephone’s PicturePhone, introduced in 1964, flopped yet nearly catalyzed the internet.

Technically, it was an amazing achievement: Bell used the existing twisted-pair copper wire of the telephone network — not broadband lines like today — to produce black and white video on a screen about five inches square. And, amazingly for the time, it used a CCD-based-camera. It was meant to be the most revolutionary communication medium of the century, driving subscribers to purchase broadband lines, but failed miserably as a consumer product costing Bell a half billion dollars.

This is one of three videos in a series on marketplace failures of technological objects.

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