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    • Plasma vs LCD

      Plasma vs LCD

      If you are like the millions of people thinking of upgrading your old TV set for a brand new flat screen TV, you probably have one question- Plasma or LCD? Plasma and LCD are the two major types of flat TV sets for sale. While there is no sure winner since they both have their

    • 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

    • How to Test a Laptop Battery

      How to Test a Laptop Battery

      A laptop battery provides power for a laptop when it is not plugged into a power source. The laptop battery is in the laptop. The power cord that charges a laptop battery is called the AC Power Adapter. The laptop battery can only power the laptop for a limited amount of time before the battery

    • How to Adjust Laptop Fan Speed

      How to Adjust Laptop Fan Speed

      A laptop’s fan speed can influence the computer’s consistency and reliability. A laptop’s fan can be slowed down or sped up based on specific circumstances such as the amount of times the laptop is used. Slowing down the fan’s speed can be useful for reserving processes if the computer is not used often. On the

    • DVD Capacity

      DVD Capacity

      DVD-R DVD-R was one of the first DVD storage options and allows users to burn information to the disk one time. While users can often store up to 4.71 GB of information on a DVD-R disk, that information is permanently written to the disc and cannot be erased. More specifically, the disk cannot be used

    • 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

    • Automatic Gain Control

      Automatic Gain Control

      Automatic gain control is a technique implemented in many consumer electronics that automatically adjusts the input levels of a system by inducing a portion of the output levels in the input terminals. Automatic gain control is used in a wide variety of technologies, including telecommunications, navigation, audio/video recordings, and radio systems. Automatic gain control can

    • Maxtor Jumper Settings

      Maxtor Jumper Settings

      An Integrated Drive Electronics (IDE) drive is a device that meets the Parallel AT Attachment, ATA or AT Attachment Packet Interface, and ATAPI standards. IDE drives include hard drives, floppy drives, and CD/DVD players. IDE drives have a specific type of cable that allows multiple streams of data to be shared between the device and

    • Wireless NAS

      Wireless NAS

      A NAS, or Network-Attached Storage, device is a type of hardware that allows all users in a network to store files to the same storage device. A NAS device is often used by companies who have large amounts of data that need to be accessed by multiple users within the same network. NAS devices are

    • CPU Speed

      CPU Speed

      CPU speed is not a good indicator of CPU performance. Many factors inside and outside of the CPU significantly impact the CPU and overall system performance. The CPU “CPU” stands for Central Processing Unit, and is also known as a “processor”. The CPU speed, or processor speed, is the amount of cycles that a CPU

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