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    • 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

    • VGA Splitter

      VGA Splitter

      If you have ever wanted to display the same image or video on two or more separate monitors, you can understand the need for a VGA splitter. VGA splitters are great for home theater projectors that are used in classrooms and home theaters as they allow you to continue using your desktop while you fiddle

    • What is a Microchip?

      What is a Microchip?

      A microchip, commonly called the integrated circuit, is a tiny electronic circuit. It is made up primarily of semiconductor devices. For the most part, these small microchips are used in nearly every type of electronic device known to man. As the years have gone on from their creation in the late 50s and early 60s,

    • Difference Between SD & SDHC Memory Cards

      Difference Between SD & SDHC Memory Cards

      The Secure Digital (SD) memory card format was developed for portable devices across a wide range of product categories and is the unofficial industry standard for memory card format. SDHC is the high capacity variant of the memory card format. It has a slightly different communication protocol from the SD type and does not necessarily

    • 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

    • SMBus

      SMBus

      SMBus stands for System Management Bus, a simple two wire bus used in devices such as a computer motherboard for communication, mostly on low bandwidth devices. The SMBus was developed by Intel in 1995. One of the main duties of a SMBus is carry clock, data, and instructions from the motherboard to the device. It

    • How an Optical Mouse Works

      How an Optical Mouse Works

      Optical mice are the de facto standard for mice to communicate between the end user and the computer. The optical mouse is a great improvement of the mechanical mouse that was created in the early 1970s. Agilent Technologies introduced the Optical mouse in 1999. The technology uses a tiny camera that takes thousands of pictures

    • DIMM (Dual In-line Memory Module)

      DIMM (Dual In-line Memory Module)

      Dual Inline Memory Module or DIMM is a series of Random Access Memory (RAM) chips mounted on a small printed circuit board. The entire circuit collectively forms a memory module. DIMMs are commonly used in personal computers, servers, and high-end workstations. The DIMM makes physical contact with the computer’s data bus through teeth like connectors

    • BIOS (Basic Input/Output System)

      BIOS (Basic Input/Output System)

      The computer BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) is found on Windows computers. The BIOS is the first application launched during the computer’s boot process. The program is used to check for and initialize computer hardware during the start-up process prior to passing control of the computer to the operating system. Unlike the OS that is normally

    • Dual Core

      Dual Core

      A dual core processor is part of a category called multi-core processors. These computer processors have more than one independent processor on the chip or package. In the case of a dual core processor, the entire chip has two independent computer processors that can work together to increase total computer performance. For non-technical consumers, dual

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