Thursday, December 25, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
There’s a fierce battle raging in the world of computer monitors these days! It’s basically old technology pitched against a constantly evolving new technology and there's no telling who will eventually triumph over the other. It will more than likely be LCD, but for now, let's take a look at the following factors before favoring one over the other. Here we go!
Size Does Matter
There’s something to be said about Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) monitors. To begin, the size is a lot less than what is usually given. For example, if it’s a 32" monitor, it actually means 32" diagonally. However, a 17" CRT monitor will only have a 15.7" viewable diagonal image. This is where LCD monitors score, because they are measured by the actual size of the screen.
Look at the Applications
If you're really into gaming or your job is to create high-end graphic designs and animations, a larger, more advanced CRT screen is still the best bet for you. But, if you're a home user who isn’t so particular about size or application, an LCD screen would do just fine. The image quality on an LCD is excellent, the look is more contemporary and it doesn’t strain your eyes that much either. Now, if your preference is a CRT monitor, don’t buy anything smaller than a 17” monitor. Similarly, if you're going for a 15" LCD monitor, you might as well go for a 17,” because they cost pretty much the same. If your house is spacious enough, you should go for the biggest LCD monitor you can afford.
The Price Stakes
There were days when there was quite a price difference between LCD and CRT monitors. But with much of today's technology streamlined and quality controls in place, it’s increasingly becoming a business with high volumes. And the best part? The prices are going southward as the days fly by. According to the price stakes, a 19" LCD monitor can be purchased for an affordable $200. However, for LCD sizes larger than 21," the price shoots up by 50 to 100 percent. If a 21" LCD can be had for around $250, the larger sizes cost upwards of $400.
If you're going for a branded PC, the monitors (whether LCD or CRT) come with it. However, those monitors may not score high on quality and performance. So, it’s best to choose the right brand that is good at all of these things. The way out of this is to go for an "assembled PC," where you go to a vendor and choose the brand of PC, UPS, DVD ROM, hard drive, monitor and so on. The best way to find the best monitor for yourself is to check out the entire range of monitors and go for one that suits your needs the most.
Don’t Mistake Them for Flat Screens
You can get a flat screen CRT monitor, as well as, an LCD. So, just because the vendor is promising to hand you a cheaper flat screen monitor, don’t think it’s an LCD and jump for the deal. You should always ask the vendor if it's a CRT or an LCD. That's the only way to know for sure.
Happy monitor shopping, my friends!
~ Zahid H. Javali courtesy worldstart
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
~ Erin ( Courtesy firstname.lastname@example.org )
There is no limit to creativity (courtesy - st.bull my egroup)
This is platinum USB drive hand set with 350
white diamonds. It even comes with a solid
platinum chain and you can have it for $38,000.
Here are some less expencive.
There are memory sticks shaped like food...
Friday, December 5, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Transform forgotten 35mm negatives or slides into digital photos by loading them into the device and connecting it to your USB port. Now you can edit your images using the scanner's software. The resulting files may come in at 5 megapixels and the whole shebang is compatible with Windows XP and Vista. Let the blasts from the past begin.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Viruses, hacker attacks and other cyber threats are now a part of daily life. Malware spreading throughout the Internet, hackers stealing confidential data and mailboxes flooded with spam are the price we pay for computing convenience. Any unprotected computer or network is vulnerable.
All computers need internet security
Home users can lose valuable personal data with one click to the wrong website. Children trading games also exchange viruses unknowingly. You receive an email requesting an update to your payment details, and a hacker gains access to your bank account. A backdoor is installed on your machine, and your PC becomes a zombie, spewing out spam.
Address the risks
It's not just home users who suffer. For businesses of all sizes, the risks are manifold. Crucial data distorted by viruses, financial data misappropriated by cyber criminals, and mountains of spam reducing ROI on human and technological resources. An effective risk management strategy is essential for business success.
New technologies - new anti-malware solutions
As cyber threats have evolved, so has software to deflect such threats. Sophisticated antispyware and antivirus solutions capable of detecting the most complex new viruses are now available. New personal firewall programs designed to identify the stealthiest hacker attacks can hide your computer on the Internet. And the latest anti-spam products filter out up to 99% of unsolicited mail, protecting computers from malicious code and saving time and resources.
Forewarned is forearmed
In addition to providing a wide range of cutting-edge antivirus solutions, we at Kaspersky Lab believe that information is an essential element of safe computing. The Virus News section of our website (click 'about us' tab, then click 'press center' tab) offers information about all current cyber threats, ranging from basic definitions to thorough analysis and the Kaspersky Virus Encyclopedia, a comprehensive library of virus descriptions.
courtesy : Kaspersky
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Windows 7 will make it easier to view photos
Microsoft has unveiled the latest version of its Windows operating system.
It promised that it will deliver a better experience for users when it arrives sometime late next year.
Windows 7 follows Vista, which Microsoft claims has been a success, but which has been subject to fierce criticism from a number of users.
The system was demonstrated at the company's Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles.
Senior vice-president Steven Sinofsky described it as an "exciting new version of Windows" and claimed it would deliver a more personalised experience.
When Vista launched in January 2007, many users complained that it ran slowly and failed to work at all with some programs and devices.
Corporate customers have been slow to switch from Windows XP to Vista, although Microsoft said that the operating system had an unfair press, and has enjoyed record sales.
"We got a lot of feedback about Vista," admitted Mr Sinofsky, who runs the Windows business.
He said his team had responded with improvements and had learned some lessons in developing Windows 7.
Among the new features promised in the latest operating system are Windows Touch, which introduces support for multi-touch technology.
This will enable users to zoom in on an image by moving two fingers closer together - a technology first introduced to millions of users by Apple's iPhone.
A new taskbar aims to give more rapid access to files and programs, with each open window appearing as a graphic thumbnail.
There is also a feature called HomeGroup, allowing users easy sharing of data across PCs and other devices in the home.
And there is more support for devices such as cameras, printers, and mobile phones with a product called Device Stage offering a single window to manage tasks for each device.
Microsoft's chief software architect Ray Ozzie defended Vista and indicated that Windows 7 would be evolutionary rather than revolutionary.
"Vista is a great operating system, it's tremendously functional," he told the BBC. "Windows 7 brings it up a level by enabling it to take advantage of certain hardware innovations. PCs have evolved since Vista was launched," he said.
Microsoft also announced that its Office software will now be available as a web application, so that users can create and share documents across multiple devices.
Google already offers users online applications allowing them to create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations online for free.
Microsoft's Office Web will be supplied to customers who purchase the next edition of Office, but Microsoft stressed that it will provide all the same functions online as are available offline.
Monday, June 9, 2008
The water cooling technology was built into IBM's 3D chips
A network of tiny pipes of water could be used to cool next-generation PC chips, researchers at IBM have said.
Scientists at the firm have shown off a prototype device layered with thousands of "hair-width" cooling arteries.
They believe it could be a solution to the increasing amount of heat pumped out by chips as they become smaller and more densely packed with components. . . more
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
As you may recall, last week, I told you the Mozilla company was planning to release the Firefox 3 Release Candidate 1 in late May 2008. Well, they kept their promise, because it is now available for download! It made its debut on May 16, 2008 and while anyone is welcome to download it, you should keep in mind that it is for testing purposes only. At this stage, Mozilla is just basically looking for feedback and they will release the final version when they feel it's up to par for its users.
Firefox 3 comes along with several new features that will improve its performance, memory usage and speed. Of course, all of that will be tweaked as the process goes along and you shouldn't expect the RC1 to perform at 100 percent. For example, you might run into some trouble when working with your add ons. That's to be expected. But you can help by downloading the Firefox 3 RC1 and giving your feedback. It is available in more than 45 languages and you can download it right here. Simply choose your language, your operating system and then click on the Download link. Happy testing!
~ Erin (courtesy computer tips)
Monday, May 5, 2008
Software giant Microsoft has dropped its three-month-old bid to buy internet firm Yahoo because the two sides cannot agree on an acceptable sale price.
Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer formally withdrew the offer in a letter to Yahoo chief executive Jerry Yang.
Mr Ballmer said Microsoft had raised its original offer from $44.6bn to $47.5bn (£24.1bn) - $33 per share.
But he added that Yahoo had insisted on at least $53bn, or $37 a share - more than Microsoft was prepared to pay. . . . . read more
Monday, April 7, 2008
Yahoo said Microsoft's original offer undervalued the firm
Computer software giant Microsoft has given Yahoo a three-week deadline to respond to its offer to buy out the internet company for $44.6bn (£22.3bn).
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said his company would take its case directly to Yahoo's shareholders if Yahoo's directors did not respond by 26 April.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Tue, 01 Apr 2008 11:03:33
Under the partnership, Google is helping intelligence organizations like the National Security Agency, CIA and FBI to deviate from their current archiving systems by offering them the latest, easy-to-use technologies and supplying the necessary software and hardware.
The three intelligence agencies have reportedly created a secure internal government intranet to share data about their targets that can be accessed by colleagues on a system similar to Wikipedia called Intellipedia.
Agents have clearance to log on to the site, which is closed to public users, and access three levels of data, top secret, secret and sensitive, and sensitive but unclassified.
Google's transactions with the intelligence community have irked bloggers who criticize it for collaborating with spy agencies more closely than simply selling search equipment.
CS/FH/BGH Courtesy Presstv
Monday, March 24, 2008
| Tue, 11 Mar 2008 17:17:02 |
The molecular device, which can control eight microscopic machines at one time, has raised new hopes in treating diseases.
The machine is made of 17 chemical duroquinone molecules, each sitting at the centre of a ring formed by the remaining 16.
The chemical duroquinone molecules known as 'logic device' are connected by hydrogen bonds and a scanning tunneling microscope (STM) switches the state of the control molecule at the centre.
The STM system enables the nanotechnologists to change the central molecule's state and switch the states of the surrounding 16 at the same time, BBC reported.
Experts believe the device could be used during remote operations by guiding the nanobots through the body and controlling their functions.
Saturday, January 19, 2008
USB 3.0 could take off fast. We believe that the connectors were shown for the first time publicly at this year's CES, and at least one manufacturer is already working the spec into their laptops. Eagle-eyed scouts at The Register spotted two USB 3.0-like ports in the Asus' M50 laptop.But it's sort of complicated. The transition of USB 2.0 to USB 3.0 will increase the number of wire contacts from 4 to 5. The Register spotted ports that made room for the fifth wire contact but still sported only four, meaning that Asus was framing their system for USB 3.0 even though they weren't technically adopting the spec just yet. Given that USB 3.0 will bring data transfers up to 4.7GB/sec, we're fine with companies pushing this technology onto us.