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    • What is a Hydrophone?

      What is a Hydrophone?

      A hydrophone is a type of microphone that is specifically designed to be used under water. Hydrophones depend on piezoelectric transducers to detect sound waves and other pressure waves coming from underwater vehicles, animals, and natural structures. Hydrophones were widely used in World War I, and II to detect U-boats (German submarines) and are still

    • NVRAM (Non-Volatile Random Access Memory)

      NVRAM (Non-Volatile Random Access Memory)

      NVRAM is an acronym for Non-Volatile Random Access Memory. NVRAM is a type of Random Access Memory (RAM) that retains its information when power is turned off. The NVRAM is a small 24 pin DIP (Dual Inline Package) integrated circuit chip and is thus able to obtain the power needed to keep it running from

    • Hard Disk Partitions

      Hard Disk Partitions

      A hard disk partition is a defined storage space on a hard drive. Most operating systems allow users to divide a hard disk into multiple partitions, in effect making one physical hard disk into several smaller logical hard disks. Reasons to Use Hard Disk Partitions A user may decide to split a hard disk into

    • Flatbed Scanner – Pros and Cons

      Flatbed Scanner – Pros and Cons

      A flatbed scanner is a device that is able to scan a document and then convert what it has read into digital information. Flatbed scanners are different from other types of scanner because flatbed scanners allow the user to simply lay the document down on the machine, close the lid, and scan both sides of

    • Lossy Compression

      Lossy Compression

      Lossy compression is a type of compression that removes unnecessary components of a file to reduce the file’s size. Lossy compression is often used in multimedia files, such as still images and audio files that hold a significant amount of redundant information. Lossy compression results in a reduction of quality of the file that is

    • FLV Files

      FLV Files

      Over the last couple of years video has become a staple of the internet. Not only have computers become more powerful and equipped to handle video images, but many websites now rely on video as either a source of entertainment or a way to transmit information. One of the most popular video files found on

    • How to Restore a Dell Computer to Factory Settings

      How to Restore a Dell Computer to Factory Settings

      When a computer reaches a point where it can no longer be repaired because of viruses and malware, or it has gotten to the point where more time is spent trying to load a page than you spend using it, the time might be to do a factory restore of the computer. What this means

    • How Does a Processor Work?

      How Does a Processor Work?

      A computer processor is commonly referred to as the CPU, or central processing unit of a computer. The processor is the primary component of a computer designed to move and process data. Computer processors are commonly referred to by the speed that the CPU can process computer instructions per second measured in hertz and are

    • How to Monitor CPU Temperature

      How to Monitor CPU Temperature

      Excessive heat damages electronics. Monitoring CPU and other computer components’ temperature help them run properly. To make the most of monitoring software, users must ensure that ACPI functionality is enabled in their motherboard BIOS. Why CPU Temperature is so Important When the first affordable PCs were offered to the general public in the early 80’s,

    • eSATAp

      eSATAp

      eSATAp is a high speed connectivity option for external storage devices like portable hard disks (HDD), Solid State Drives (SSD), and Networked Attached Storage (NAS). It is also referred to as eSATA/USB combo port and Power Over eSATA. This connection is 3 times as fast as USB 2.0, and its speed is comparable to USB 3.0

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