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Technology Explained

If technology has you confused, this is the place to be. We’ll do our best to break down complex topics, and convey them in a way everyone can understand.

What Is An Ultrabook & Can It Succeed? [Technology Explained]

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What Is An Ultrabook & Can It Succeed? [Technology Explained]

Remember when the word laptop described virtually every mobile computer on the market? The choices were certainly easier back then (because there was simply less choice available), but today there’s a far wider variety including netbooks, ultraportables, thin-and-lights, desktop replacements, and more. Now, a new category is being added, courtesy of Intel. It’s the ultrabook.

23-09-2011
What Is An Ultrabook & Can It Succeed? [Technology Explained]
5 Signs Your Hard Drive Lifetime Is Ending (And What to Do)

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5 Signs Your Hard Drive Lifetime Is Ending (And What to Do)

Since a majority of people today own laptops and external hard drives, which get dragged around quite a bit, a realistic hard drive lifetime is probably around 3 – 5 years. This is an extremely short time to reliably store important data. In the best of cases, hard drives fail gradually, giving you the chance to react, get a copy of your data, and replace the storage device before facing a fatal failure.

22-09-2011
5 Signs Your Hard Drive Lifetime Is Ending (And What to Do)
Why It Is Impossible To Recover Data From An Overwritten Hard Drive [Technology Explained]

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Why It Is Impossible To Recover Data From An Overwritten Hard Drive [Technology Explained]

Recovering deleted data from a hard drive is generally possible because typically the actual data is not deleted. Instead, information about where the data is stored is removed. In this article I will explain how data is stored on a hard drive, what happens when files are deleted, what formatting a hard drive does, and why it is impossible to recover files after they were overwritten.

20-09-2011
Why It Is Impossible To Recover Data From An Overwritten Hard Drive [Technology Explained]
The Difference Between Windows Full Format & Quick Format [Technology Explained]

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The Difference Between Windows Full Format & Quick Format [Technology Explained]

When installing Windows, the installer will ask you a strange question – how do you want to format your hard drive? For Windows systems, there are only a few possible answer choices. You either format it in NTFS or FAT, or you format it in NTFS or FAT (quick). Have you ever stopped to wonder what the difference actually is between a full and quick format?

01-09-2011
The Difference Between Windows Full Format & Quick Format [Technology Explained]
3D Printing – Sci-Fi Myth Or Reality?

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3D Printing – Sci-Fi Myth Or Reality?

A mainstay of sci-fi since the genre began, the idea of being able to create your own objects at home is understandably quite fascinating. Who hasn’t dreamed of having their own replicator that makes cookies and tea on-demand? But do these dreams have any grounding in reality? What would the world be like if you could download the plans for a 3D object and make it at home?

31-08-2011
3D Printing – Sci-Fi Myth Or Reality?
5 Ways To Improve The Battery Life Of Your Tablet

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5 Ways To Improve The Battery Life Of Your Tablet

Tablets are becoming a popular mobile device, and their impressive endurance is one of the greatest draws. Most tablets can last eight to ten hours even when displaying mobile video or surfing the web. This is plenty for most users, but there may come a time when you need even more life. These five tips can help you extract every second from your tablet’s battery.

11-08-2011
5 Ways To Improve The Battery Life Of Your Tablet
What Is Thermal Design Power? [Technology Explained]

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What Is Thermal Design Power? [Technology Explained]

Acronyms are not uncommon in the world of computer hardware. Most people know what a CPU is but others are more obscure. One example is TDP, which stands for Thermal Design Power. This specification is rarely made available in marketing material, but it’s important for developing a full understanding of a processor’s potential.

29-07-2011
What Is Thermal Design Power? [Technology Explained]
How To Increase The Lifetime Of Your Laptop Battery

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How To Increase The Lifetime Of Your Laptop Battery

A laptop with a short battery life is a nuisance, especially when you’re on the road and nowhere close to a power socket. To make each individual charge of your battery last longer, learn about the 20 Ways To Increase A Laptop’s Battery Life. What is even more annoying than a drained battery however, is a dying battery.

26-07-2011
How To Increase The Lifetime Of Your Laptop Battery
Decoding Intel’s Laptop Processor List [Technology Explained]

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Decoding Intel’s Laptop Processor List [Technology Explained]

The modern computer processor has always been a complex piece of technology, and that shows no signs of changing. Such complexity brings a challenge to companies such as Intel. Making great products is one thing, making them easy to understand is another but Intel certainly has made an effort.

26-07-2011
Decoding Intel’s Laptop Processor List [Technology Explained]
Gs & LTEs: Understanding Mobile Broadband [Technology Explained]

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Gs & LTEs: Understanding Mobile Broadband [Technology Explained]

Connecting to the Internet was once all about big honking cords. The cords might be telephone lines, or cable lines, or FiOS lines specifically installed for Internet service, but the running theme is a line of wire connecting you to the Internet. Today, that’s not always the case as mobile broadband becomes ubiquitous in major urban centers.

12-07-2011
Gs & LTEs: Understanding Mobile Broadband [Technology Explained]
How To Find & Fix Bad Pixels On Your LCD Screen

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How To Find & Fix Bad Pixels On Your LCD Screen

Bad pixels often occur on brand new screens. Since a single bad pixel can become a great annoyance once you know it’s there, any new display with a warranty on it should be checked for bad pixels instantly. When you discover one however, you do not necessarily have to take the new display straight back to the shop. You may be able to fix it yourself.

29-06-2011
How To Find & Fix Bad Pixels On Your LCD Screen
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