Testing an AmpliFi mesh point as a Wi-Fi extender

Computer Hardware

When mesh router systems started appearing last year, I purchased a Ubiquiti AmpliFi system for someone whose house was a worst case Wi-Fi scenario. The internet entered the home in the basement on the south side of the house, while the bedrooms are on the second floor in the north side.

I liked the AmpliFi line, sight unseen, because unlike most other mesh systems, it did not require you to register with Ubiquiti and it did not phone home with who knows what data about your network. Still, in October of last year, I griped that the AmpliFi mesh system lacked remote control. This is no longer true. 

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Mesa GL Thread Testing With Pentium + Core i7 & RX 580 + R9 Fury

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Tim Cook spotted testing glucose tracking on Apple Watch

Apple

The next major breakthrough for Apple Watch is currently being tested by none other than Apple CEO and fitness freak Tim Cook. A new report claims that Cook has been spotted walking around Apple’s corporate headquarters wearing a special Apple Watch attachment that could be a game-changer for people with diabetes. According to CNBC, the […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED Lens: Field Testing Nikon’s Ultimate Portrait Lens

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED Lens: Field Testing Nikon’s Ultimate Portrait Lens

So there’s that. I got to use the Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED lens with several cameras, including a Nikon D5100, D3, and D810. At 1.2 pounds the lightweight D5100 becomes as nose heavy as driving a Dodge Viper but was nevertheless a tidy package and I was …
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