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    • 10 Ways a “Dumb” Phone is Better Than a Smartphone

      10 Ways a “Dumb” Phone is Better Than a Smartphone

      When we shop for a mobile phone these days most of us will probably look for a smartphone with a big shiny touch screen, and a bazillion apps ready to go from the app store. Carriers and mobile shops as well as the tech media are certainly helping this trend. Everybody talks about smartphones and

    • Jewelers Torch

      Jewelers Torch

      Lapidarists use many different types of materials to create jewelry. One of the tools used to create jewelry is a jewelers torch. A jewelers torch is used in various ways to make the materials more malleable. One of the reasons that a torch is useful is because the flame can be controlled. A torch used

    • Interactive Whiteboard

      Interactive Whiteboard

      An interactive whiteboard is a digital device capable of interacting with a computer and projecting images in a screen. This device is used for visual presentation in classrooms, workgroups and business meetings. An interactive whiteboard needs to be connected to a computer which generates the actual images or data which are then projected to the

    • Runtime Error

      Runtime Error

      A runtime error is a computer error that appears in the form of a message box consisting of a particular code along with its corresponding definitions. Usually, a user will notice that the computer becomes noticeably slow before a runtime error appears. After the runtime error message has been displayed and closed, the software that

    • What does IBM Stand For?

      What does IBM Stand For?

      International Business Machines (IBM) is one of the oldest and is the largest Information Technology (IT) companies in existence today. It currently employs over 300,000 employees worldwide. IBM covers a huge range of IT related products and services which include servers, software services, hosting services, infrastructure services and consulting services in key domains that vary

    • How Optical Ultrasonic Cleaners Work

      How Optical Ultrasonic Cleaners Work

      Optical Ultrasonic Cleaners (sometimes referred to as Supersonic Cleaners) are electronic devices that use the power of ultrasound to clean items that are fragile or delicate. Ultrasound is sound waves that usually measure from 15-400 kHz. These sound frequencies have specific attributes that are beneficial in removing dirt and other forms of residue from a

    • How Do QR Codes Work?

      How Do QR Codes Work?

      What is a QR Code? Before answering the question about how QR codes work, it is important to first understand what a QR code is. In 1994, a Japanese corporation unveiled the Quick Response technology. It has since become one of the most popular two dimensional barcode available and is believed to be faster than

    • How to Open an NRG File

      How to Open an NRG File

      An NRG file is a type of CD file format that the CD/DVD burning software, Nero Burning Rom created. NRG files burn ISO images to CDs in order to create bootable discs. Like ISO files, NRG files maintain a specific file structure and can contain large archives of data in a single file. While NRG

    • How to Beat a Lie Detector Test

      How to Beat a Lie Detector Test

      The trick to beating a lie detector test is understanding how one works. A polygraph is a device that you are "hooked up" to in an effort to keep track of your pulse and your breathing. What a lie detector does is notice changes in one's breathing and heart rate depending on a question that

    • How Big is an Acre?

      How Big is an Acre?

      An acre is a unit of area that is commonly used to describe the size of a specific plot of land. When looking to purchase land, it is described as being X amount of acres rather than in square footage. Dating back to the times of Old English, the word acre was meant to describe

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