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    • Mini-USB

      Mini-USB

      A mini USB, also known as a Type B USB cable or USB 1.0 connector, is a type of USB cable and port that is designed for mobile devices, such as smartphones, MP3 players, and cameras. Mini USB cables work in the same way that regular USB cables do, in that they carry power from

    • SDIO (Secure Digital Input/Output)

      SDIO (Secure Digital Input/Output)

      The Secure Digital Input/Output card standard expands upon the original Secure Digital card standard, extending the functionality of many devices with SD card slots. The Secure Digital Input/Output card standard is based on the Secure Digital standard. The SD flash memory format was designed purely for portable storage; many cell phones, cameras, GPS receivers and

    • What is a PDA?

      What is a PDA?

      A PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) is a computer that fits in one’s hand. These small computers are sometimes called palmtops and are a great way to store telephone numbers and email addresses, access the Internet, make calculations, keep a digital calendar, and play games. Today’s PDA is very small, fits comfortably in a pocket, and

    • LCD (Liquid Crystal Display)

      LCD (Liquid Crystal Display)

      An LCD or Liquid Crystal Display is a flat, thin display device consisting of any number of pixels aligned in front of a reflector or source of light. The LCD has been widely hailed as a prized invention as it is relatively cheap and it consumes less power to function than competing techologies, making it

    • CPU (Central Processing Unit)

      CPU (Central Processing Unit)

      CPU is an acronym that stands for central processing unit. The central processing unit is responsible for performing all of the mathematical calculations that are required for a computer to function properly. Because a computer cannot function without the CPU (which may also be referred to as the central processor or just the processor), it

    • Multi-Core Technology

      Multi-Core Technology

      Multi-core technology is the term that describes today's processors that have two or more working processor chips (more commonly referred to as cores) working simultaneously as one system. Dual cores or chips with two processors that work as one system are the first type of multi-core technology applications. How It Works The multi-core processor technology

    • How to Upgrade a Motherboard

      How to Upgrade a Motherboard

      Motherboards hold all the pieces that make up your computer. It supplies all the wiring and connections needed to make your computer run. However, you may feel that need to upgrade or replace your motherboard. Before anything can be done, you need to be absolutely sure that you have to upgrade your motherboard. As a

    • How to Access the BIOS for Sony Vaio Laptops

      How to Access the BIOS for Sony Vaio Laptops

      The computer’s BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) is a system that is designed to allow the user to control how the computer boots up and functions. The BIOS operates outside of the computer’s operating system and runs via a built-in chip inside of the computer. The BIOS may seem complicated to some, but is a necessary

    • How LED Lights Work

      How LED Lights Work

      LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) are now found on almost every electronic device including MP3 players, DVD players, TVs, clock radios, and computers. LEDs have been popular for decades. However, today they are cheaper, brighter and come in more colors than ever before. While the incandescent light bulb has been the light of choice for at

    • What Are the Advantages of a Tablet PC?

      What Are the Advantages of a Tablet PC?

      A tablet PC is a laptop or slate-formed mobile computer that is outfitted with a touchscreen or screen that can be controlled with a digital pen or stylus, or via finger touch.  A tablet PC does not require a keyboard or mouse. End-users can directly key in data on a tablet PC. It also offers

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