Notice to our readers: CultureMass as a whole, and the Tech/Science column in particular, will soon be going through a refresh. Our column will be transitioning to just Tech, and our reviews will have two key changes: the specific product reviews will be shorter, showing more of an impression but keeping all helpful details; and we will add a single, constantly-updated comparison article showing the best in various categories (phablets, top-tier phones, budget phones,

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The debate for whether or not phablets have a place in our current mobile device market has been going on for several device generations. The larger screen hybrids are perfect for some, and cumbersome for others. What may be the perfect single device symbiotic relationship for one man may be an unnecessary weight in the pocket of another. CultureMass spoke on the subject in an episode of the tech podcast “Techasaurus” a few months

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Before I installed Crucial’s M500 SSD, my PC was running on an old HDD that chugged and scraped along at speeds equaling those of the dial-up days of yore. It was so slow, in fact, that other people’s totally normal computers felt lightning-speed by comparison. Welcome to A Beginner’s Build, a new series chronicling my crazy idea of building a gaming/video editing PC with zero knowledge or experience on how

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Intro, setup, and assumptions   We had previously written on Steam’s In-Home Streaming feature as part of the SteamOS, but recently Steam opened up a limited Windows beta for the streaming service. I was excited when I received the email inviting me to the beta, as I had two Windows machines I really wanted to test this on – my custom-built desktop and a laptop connected to my TV: Custom-built

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