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    • How to Format an SD Card

      How to Format an SD Card

      Secure Digital (SD) memory cards are very simple to format. There are 3 main options to format the SD cards to the format needed. To successfully format an SD card, the write protection lock on the side of the card must be in the “unlock” position. SD mini and micro SD cards must be used

    • How to Change BIOS Settings

      How to Change BIOS Settings

      The Basic Input Output system (BIOS) is a type of software that provides an interface between the hardware components of a computer and its operating system. It is usually stored in a Read Only Memory (ROM) chip. As it is stored in a ROM chip, its contents can never be erased and can be accessed

    • Types of Computer Monitors

      Types of Computer Monitors

      A computer monitor, technically termed as a visual display unit, can be plainly described as an electronic device that transmits information from the computer onto a screen, thereby acting as an interface and connecting the viewer with the computer. At present, computer monitors are available in a variety of shapes, designs, and colors. However, based

    • 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

    • PCMCIA

      PCMCIA

      PCMCIA stands for Personal Computer Memory Card International Association, an international standards body and trade association based in San Jose, California. Founded in 1989, PCMCIA aimed to create a standard for connecting peripherals to portable computers. PCMCIA developed the PC Card. PC Card or PCMCIA Card PC Cards are credit card sized removable devices designed

    • 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

    • QVGA (Quarter Video Graphics Array)

      QVGA (Quarter Video Graphics Array)

      QVGA (Quarter Video Graphics Array or Quarter VGA) is a type of resolution whose dimensions are 320×240 pixels. The QVGA display is normally found in devices such as mobile phones and PDAs. The display is also common on other hand-held devices such as game consoles. Resolution Most of the time, the display is in the

    • SVGA (Super Video Graphics Array)

      SVGA (Super Video Graphics Array)

      SVGA is an acronym for Super Video Graphics Array and covers a wide range of computer display standards used in the manufacture of computer monitors and screens. The SVGA standard was designed by VESA, the Video Electronics Standards Association. When using SVGA as a direct comparison to other display standards such as XGA (Extended Graphics

    • Lightning Arrester

      Lightning Arrester

      A lightning/surge arrester is a device that protects structures from electrical damage by intercepting lightning surges and diverting them to the ground. Lightning arresters are connected directly to the ground via low resistance cables, although they are generally mounted on high buildings or other structures in order to attract electricity. They can be used on

    • High Definition Audio

      High Definition Audio

      High Definition Audio, also known as HD Audio, is an audio standard created by Intel to be used on their chipsets, i.e. it is a standard for high-quality on-board audio. HD Audio was designed to replace the Audio Codec 97 (AC'97) standard that Intel released in 1997. The main achievement of the AC'97 specification was

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