Pentium

Pentium

The Pentium family of processors is the current generation of CPU's for personal computers from Intel. Pentium processors trace their heritage all the way back to the original Intel 8088 CPU used in the original IBM-PC in 1981. Intel renamed the 80586 processor Pentium because of the difficulties of trademarking numbers. This was a move by Intel to create confusion in the marketplace which would reduce commodotization in the CPU market and allow them to retain higher profit margins in the

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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 the Internet is called FLV. FLV stands for Flash Video. It should be noted that Flash Video is a proprietary file that was created by Macromedia, now under Adobe. Flash files are commonly use

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How to Repair a Broken Hard Disk

How to Repair a Broken Hard Disk

Broken hard disks can be both a nuisance and a major loss to business and personal affairs whenever files are lost or inaccessible. Fortunately, there are several things users can do to repair a broken hard disk before throwing it out in order to restore lost or inaccessible files.   Let the Hard Disk Cool Down The first thing users should do is allow their hard disk to cool down by shutting the computer off and unplugging it from the wall. The user can cool his/her hard disk down

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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 multiple partitions in order to organize his/her data more effectively. On Microsoft Windows machines, it is common to store the OS and applications on one hard disk partition and user dat

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High Resolution

High Resolution

High resolution basically means that an image is reproduced with a high level of detail. Usually, it refers to an image that is of very high quality, where there is a lot of detail. When talking about high resolution, most people are usually referring to digital images such as digital photographs, television resolution either on a standard CRT screen or digital TV set, and computer monitor resolution. High resolution is also referenced when talking about digital cameras, scanners, photocopiers,

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Firewire to USB Adapter

Firewire to USB Adapter

The need may arise to use a nonstandard connection with a device. Such a need can occur when a Firewire connectible device is used in a USB connector or vice versa. An adapter is the most useful option for those who need to connect a Firewire device to a USB port or a USB device into a Firewire port. Hub Devices Hub devices are designed to add additional ports to the computer via a USB interface. The hub hardware can connect the Firewire device and the computer when it is used through the hub

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Hyper-Threading

Hyper-Threading

Hyper-Threading technology is a technique that enables a single CPU to act like multiple CPUs. A CPU is made up of many smaller components. At any given time, one of these components might be busy, while the other components are waiting to be utilized. Hyper-Threading enables different CPU parts to work on different tasks concurrently. In this way, a CPU with Hyper-Threading appears to be more than one CPU. A CPU with Hyper-Threading has two sets of the circuits that keep track of the C

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What is a Biometric Coprocessor?

What is a Biometric Coprocessor?

A biometric coprocessor is a device that is capable of scanning a user's physical attributes in order to allow access to a building or computer network. A biometric coprocessor is essentially a fingerprint reader, but may also include sensors that analyze the user's eyes, voice, or even breath. The term "biometric coprocessor" comes from the word "biometric" - the measurement of biological attributes, and "coprocessor" - a computer system that can keep track of several tasks at the same time.

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Noise Canceling Headphones

Noise Canceling Headphones

Noise-canceling headphones are headsets that have the ability not just to block out noise but to cancel it using the properties of sound waves. Sound waves have compression and rarefaction characteristics similar to the crests and troughs of a transverse wave. They also have amplitude and frequency characteristics. These characteristics of sound waves are used in noise cancellation by noise-canceling headphones. The first noise-canceling headphones were manufactured by Bose and quickly found

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How to Connect a Bluetooth Headset

How to Connect a Bluetooth Headset

Bluetooth is a wireless communication protocol which is used to exchange information or data over short distances, with the help of fixed or mobile devices. Bluetooth wireless technology is integrated into these kinds of electronic devices to enable users to exchange information such as music, videos, and pictures wirelessly. Bluetooth technology was created in 1994 by engineers working at Ericsson, Sweden. The Bluetooth Special Interest Group was formed in 1998 by various companies to develop,

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