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    • SIMD (Single Instruction Multiple Data)

      SIMD (Single Instruction Multiple Data)

      SIMD (Single Instruction Multiple Data) is a computer science method of combining multiple operations into a single computer instruction. The total number of operations combined is normally a factor of the power of two. The employment of SIMD results in significant savings in speed for algorithms designed to work in parallel. The technology is used

    • How to Setup the Fingerprint Reader on HP Laptops

      How to Setup the Fingerprint Reader on HP Laptops

      One of the more interesting pieces of technology that has been released for the laptop computer is the fingerprint reader, which makes logging into a computer so much easier. The software that HP laptops use is Bioscrypt’s VeriSoft Access Manager. By sliding one’s finger across a small metallic sensor, the software is able to read

    • EEPROM (Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory)

      EEPROM (Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory)

      EEPROM stands for Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory. An EEPROM is like an EPROM chip since it can be written in or programmed more than once. Unlike the EPROM chip, however, an EEPROM chip need not be taken out of the computer or electronic device of which it is part when a new program or

    • Unbuffered Memory

      Unbuffered Memory

      Unbuffered memory, or unregistered memory, is memory in which no hardware register exists between a RAM chip and a memory controller. Unbuffered memory is not as stable as buffered memory, but is faster and cheaper to implement. While buffered memory may be necessary in some computer systems, such as high-end corporate servers and workstations, where

    • 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

    • ATX Power Connector

      ATX Power Connector

      ATX (Advanced Technology xTended) is a specification for motherboards created by Intel in 1995. It has replaced the AT standard and it is now incorporated into a wide variety of computer systems as the default motherboard layout. Although ATX is still very popular today, the microATX, FlexATX, and mini-ITX motherboard specifications have replaced it. The

    • SD Card

      SD Card

      A SD card, or Secure Digital card, is a memory card used in portable devices for non-volatile memory storage. The cards are commonly used in tablet computers, cell phones, digital cameras, and GPS devices. The SD standard was first introduced in 1999 as an improvement over MultiMediaCards. The standard for SD cards is maintained by

    • What is Lightscribe?

      What is Lightscribe?

      Lightscribe is a technology that allows users to burn labels into the surface of a CD, DVD, or Blu-Ray disc. Lightscribe allows users to personalize their discs and create custom discs for businesses, musicians, and venues. Rather than using stick-on labels that many discs are outfitted with, Lightscribe technology uses a disc burner’s laser to

    • Embedded Systems

      Embedded Systems

      Embedded systems refer to devices, instruments or large engineering structures/systems that are built to handle one or a few pre-established tasks. The computer controlling the whole thing is built into or 'embedded' within the device. Cellphones and personal digital assistants (PDAs) are examples of devices with embedded systems. They both perform a specific number of

    • How Long Do VHS Tapes Last?

      How Long Do VHS Tapes Last?

      Just like every other technology, video home system (VHS) recording tapes are being affected by technological change. Just as consumers become used to one form of home technology, a new and better technology comes along. Unfortunately, consumers have already recorded many precious moments on their VHS tapes and are increasingly finding that they do not

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