Securing Your Wireless Computer

Wireless Internet connections aren’t just convenient for you-they also may be convenient for hackers. Fortunately, it isn’t difficult to protect yourself.   Wireless systems can be particularly vulnerable to digital intruders, possibly putting sensitive or private data at risk. However, you can protect yourself by using WEP or WPA encryption, which require users to enter

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The benefits of the Blu-ray disc

This article will give you an overview of the benefits that the next-gen blu-ray format will offer over conventional formats such as DVD.   The blu-ray format is going to push forward the limits of current media substantially which allow you to enjoy a host of great benefits which include:   Improved Capacity, High-Definition Video,

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Upgrading Notebook Computers

Desktops have been long known to be upgrade-able in terms of memory and hard drive space but little is known about upgrading notebooks.   The first thing to consider is the notebook itself. It must have expansion slots for extra sticks of RAM if you wish to upgrade memory. This can also be done by

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What’s A Pen Drive?

A Pen Drive is a removable storage device that plugs into a computer’s USB port. Small enough to carry on a key ring, Pen Drives are great for transferring photos, music, documents and any other data from one computer to another. Different manufacturers over the years have named their Pen Drives with many different names

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Xerox – Its Journey with Ink

Chester Carlson inventor of xerography founded the Haloid Company on April 18, 1935. The company manufactured and sold photographic paper! It was based in Rochester New York.   In the year 1942 Carlson received U.S. patent No. 2,297,691 on Oct. 6 for electrophotography, later called xerography, the technology that revolutionized the world of imaging.  

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What’s a USB Hub?

Since the mid 90’s we have seen the birth and growth of a connective technology called Universal Serial Bus (USB). Originally designed to connect computers and telecoms equipment, it has slowly become the primary means of connecting a whole host of other devices and has made significant contributions to today’s IT world.   The sheer

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What Is Memory Card Speed?

In a few short years since the launch of the first 4Mb flash memory card, the number of flash memory cards available for digital cameras and other devices has exploded with a number of different formats and speeds of memory card. It’s no wonder the average person is totally baffled by this plethora of memory

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USB Flash Drive

USB flash drive or any other flash memory drive is basically an EEPROM that means “Electrically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory”. USB flash memory sticks are nothing but an assembly of EEPROM, a controller with a RISC microprocessor, RAM and ROM. All of this interacts with a computer using a USB controller and connector.  

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