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CES 2018 : What caught our attention and not in a good way

The Consumer Electronics Show is always an event colored by the latest and flashiest tech from the world’s biggest vendors. Year after year, the press, and the public are treated to leaps in technology innovation that make us wish the future would hurry up and get here.

The show can’t just be made up of the best, however. There must be a balance to everything, and CES is no exception. We’ve rounded up a few of the gadgets that made us crane our necks in more confusion than anticipation.

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CES 2018 Round Up – What Caught Our Attention

With CES now in the rearview mirror, we take the time to go over what caught our attention at this year’s show. There were many cool new gadgets to see, but these are the five that excited us.

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Seamless 3D printed Follow Focus gears

If you ever wondered how film makers get those shots where the focus goes from foreground to background, it’s done with a Follow Focus. Which is basically a gear attached to  a handle that allows the focus on a lens to be adjusted without touching the lens itself.

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20tb for less than a grand – part 02

Last time on The Marduk Report, we took a look at the parts that would go into building a great NAS for less than a grand.

In this second part, we go in depth with setting up the OS, getting the system ready for files along with sharing them, and talk about what was learned from this experience and where it will move to next.

This is a long video, so buckle up.


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20tb for less than a grand – Nas4free build part 01

So we all know that the best weapon against disaster is preparedness. You can take a lot of the sting out of  a disaster if you’re already expecting it and have taken necessary steps to mitigate the damage.

Data backups and storage can be seen in much the same way.  As much as I wish it was true, HDDs don’t last forever. So to prepare for that time when our drives die, you should be backing up your data. And not just to a single drive you were using five years ago and just found at the bottom of your junk drawer, but using the 321 rule at the very least. If you don’t know what that is, there’s an explanation in the video below.

This video is the first in a two part build log of NAS (network attached storage) where we take a look at the components needed to build one and then do the build itself.  It’s pretty incredible the amount of storage one can fit in such a small footprint.

Putting together a build like this is actually fairly simple as CPU performance doesn’t need blisteringly fast parts to do a great job.

What do you think? Would you consider this build for a NAS or do you have something else that you think would work just a little better for a little less? Let me know! And make sure to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE for more videos!