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    • 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

    • Random Access Memory

      Random Access Memory

      Random-access memory is a type of data storage for computers. Commonly known as the acronym RAM or simply memory, random-access memory details the speed in which data that is stored can be accessed at random. This means that the strength of the RAM determines, at random, how fast a piece of data can be pulled

    • How to Connect a Computer to a TV

      How to Connect a Computer to a TV

      In the modern world of technology, almost any device can be tethered to another in order to increase performance and processing capabilities. An example of this is the ability to connect a computer to a television. This can be done in order to record television shows and movies or to control the television in question

    • How to Recover Hard Drive Data

      How to Recover Hard Drive Data

      Hard drive data recovery is the process of recovering lost data from a hard drive when the data cannot be readily accessed through normal retrieval methods. Whether the hard drive has locked up or has completely crashed, there is a good chance the data can be recovered with a variety of hard drive data recovering

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • How to Connect Multiple Monitors to Your Laptop

      How to Connect Multiple Monitors to Your Laptop

      Many computer owners find the multiple monitor features extremely useful. The multiple monitor feature has been around for many years and is available on Macintosh computers, Linux computers and Windows Operating systems- specifically on Windows 98, ME, XP, and Vista. It is quite easy to add one or more monitor to your computer, however there

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