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Today's Electronic Devices Have Memory Dependency

Written by oneself on 7:18 AM

Electronics are vital to our lives. Just think about the machines you use every single day. It all comes down to tiny wiring and circuit boards that help make our lives easier. Besides being an electronic, they actually have more in common than you realize.

Take for example your computer's memory. Notebook memory is the same, or similar, to the memory used in MP3 players, cell phones and televisions. It is a vital component in all types of machines.

Notebook and computer desktop memory work on a storage tier. When you first turn on your pc it must access the Read-Only Memory (ROM) which has been stored in the permanent storage. The next application to load is the Basic Input/Output System (BIOS). The final step is opening up the Operating System (OS).

Without going into confusing details on why it draws from one storage and not another or why one is a read-only and yet you save to a different storage, you should know that generic storage works the same in a variety of other equipment. The process is very similar to the one your desktop computers use.

Electronics that utilize memory do so because it causes them to be able to recall information faster and it increases their speed and speed of use. Your car remembers your settings and stereo preferences.

Your cell phone and PDA uses memory to be able to send email, surf the internet or create a calendar to remember your important information. They may not have the speed or capabilities of desktop computers, but they still utilize some of the same technology.

Even televisions now need storage in order to operate correctly. Many satellite and cable providers are now offering digital recording and the ability to pause live television.

Both of these functions require storage, though one is put into long term memory and the other is put into short term memory for fast access. Just remember that the quicker the electronic device can access it, the faster the device will be.

Electronics have moved into another generation of use. Televisions can be hooked up to your computer and vice versa to give the user a bigger picture and surfing capabilities. It also knows to record shows if you have the DVR (Digital Video Recording) unit. This is just one of the many gadgets we use on a daily basis to help our lives run a little bit smoother.

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Capacitive Touch Technology Booms

Written by oneself on 7:34 AM

Though there are several different types of touch screen technologies that make up the inner workings of touch screen phones, gadgets, point of sale terminals and others, there are some types of technology that are in higher demand over others.

There are approximately eight different types of touch screen technologies used in commercial devices:

  • Resistive
  • Surface acoustic wave
  • Infrared
  • Bending wave
  • Active digitizer
  • Optical imaging
  • Surface capacitive
  • Projected capacitive

Capacitive touch technology is the hot technology right now even though resistive touch technology is by far the most widely used. Resistive technology doesn’t always deliver when it comes to picking up responsiveness to fingers or other instruments used for touch technology, like a stylus pen. The price of resistive touch technology and it’s durability have made it the most popular type.

With the onset of touch screen products and new advancements in those products and their overnight popularity brought other types of technologies perhaps not overly considered before due to cost or size or for what ever reason. Capacitive touch, although more expensive is on it’s way to surpassing resistive touch is a more durable and offers a better transmittance than the resistive touch technology. As previous touch screens on phones all had resistive touch inside them, beginning in 2007, a considerable amount of cell phones were created with capacitive touch. Cell phones are not the only gizmos with capacitive touch technology.

Other Uses of Capacitive Touch

  • Public Signage
  • E-books
  • Medical applications
  • Touch screen monitors
  • Touch pad keyboards

Capacitive touch has been around for a long time, but not until the Apple iphone created the dramatic demand for all things “touch” has the capacitive touch technology been given such a stage for opportunity. Now that capacitive touch is being seen as a better product over resistive touch technology, and becoming a more affordable option, we will see capacitive touch in ways never dreamt before.

About the Author

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Extreme Gaming Laptops: When Is A Laptop Not A Laptop?

Written by oneself on 9:45 AM

By: Titus Hoskins

Extreme gaming laptops are reaching new benchmarks to give you the ultimate gaming experience. These ever increasing, powerful machines are offering you better performances from ever decreasing packages. Gaming laptops are now reaching standards usually associated with high end Desktop PCs.

But at some point even the most dedicated gamer has to ask: when is a laptop not a laptop?

If you take the literal meaning of the word, you should be able to fit or sit a laptop comfortably on your lap for an extended period of time. Portability should also be another defining feature; you should be able to easily carry your laptop around with you wherever you go. Otherwise, why not just buy a Desktop PC instead of a laptop?

The long-standing argument has been power or performance; you can get higher performance out of a Desktop PC than you can get from any laptop. Maybe so, but the gap is narrowing quickly.

Recent extreme gaming laptops are offering some very impressive specs. Just take, for example, the new Xtreme SL8 from Rock (a UK laptop manufacturer), and you will see that stacking has taken on a whole new meaning.

The Xtreme SL8 is one heck of a mean-machine with ultimate raw stacking power with four Intel Core 2 processor cores, two NVIDIA 8800M GTX SLi graphics cards and three 7200rpm SATA hard drives. This gaming machine can crunch numbers and offer top mobile performance benchmarks. It might even give the old PC some serious laptop envy!

This machine supports up to 4GB DDR2 RAM (available up to 800MHz) with DX10 graphics. Plus, you have all the high end features such as HD-DVD Writer combo drive, TV Tuner, Hi-res 17" WUXGA X-Glass (1920x1200) Display, Webcam, 7.1 Surround Sound Output with 4 speakers...

However, all this stacking power and fully loaded features takes up a lot of space. The Xtreme SL8 weighs in at a little under 12 pounds (5.3 kg) and around 15.5 inches (394) mm by 12 inches (299 mm). At two and a half inches thick this is not your Apple Air.

Nor is it trying to be, but some comparisons have to be made if we're classifying both of these computing machines as laptops. The Apple Air is 3 pounds (1.36 kg) and under an inch thick (1.94 cm) so it truly is a portable laptop with 5 hours of battery life. This is a long way removed from the XSL8's massive credentials and massive weight, but so too is the distance between the performances offered by the respective laptops.

These two mobile computers were designed for two completely different purposes, one for raw gaming power and the other for the ultimate in portability. Each has their respective customers but can both of them be called a laptop?

Perhaps, but the Xtreme SL8 is more or less a neatly trimmed down packaged desktop. Not that there is anything wrong with that as long as you understand what you're getting when you're buying one; you won't be sitting with this baby on your lap for long periods or lugging it around over long distances.

For those of us studying laptop designs (there are such creatures in the world unfortunately) over a long period of time, you can't help but notice how much power and performance can now be crammed into an ever-shrinking package. Nor can you ignore the trend that Desktop PCs are looking more and more like laptops, especially the monitors.

Even the trademark Desktop Tower is getting slimmer and more streamlined. There will probably come a time when all the tower components will evolve into such small compact entities, calling it a tower will be a gross exaggeration.

One can plainly see, the Desktop PC days are numbered, especially when you consider we have an inherent need to make everything smaller and more compact. Besides, why take up all that space when you can get the same performance in a smaller package. This is another example where big may not necessarily be better.

The line between what is a laptop and what is a desktop computer will continue to be blurred as computer makers keep offering up what the consumer wants. At some point in the not too distance future the two products will probably converge into a light, portable package that can be carried anywhere. Why not just call everything a Mobile Computer and be done with it.

But for now, gaming enthusiasts will still have a choice when buying their ultimate gaming machine - a Desktop PC or a laptop such as the Xtreme SL8. However, calling the last one a laptop is still stretching the imagination to its limits, no matter how you define it.

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Nokia N82: The Handset with Fascinating Features

Written by oneself on 5:51 AM


Nokia launched its new N82 model handset aiming a strong hold on the mobile phone market. The solid bar style 3G Smartphone looks fascinating in its attractive design and oozes appeal with its mind blowing looks. The handset with smooth and stylish silver colored casing has a large screen that provides crystal clear images. The 2.4 inch LCD QVGA screen provides up to 16.7 million colors assuring a stunning visual experience on the handset. The easy to handle mobile phone has small metal effect keys and a beautiful keypad that makes it more fascinating.

The Nokia N82 handset has a technologically well equipped camera function that could click photos of high quality. The integrated 5 megapixel digital camera with Carl Zeiss optics and Tessar lens gives a professional touch to the pictures taken. The auto focus camera with xenon flash helps the users in clicking high quality photos at any part of the day without any difficulty. The 20 x digital zoom brings the desired object closer making it much comfortable for the user to record images. The video recordings can be edited and shared among the friends. The N82 handset from Nokia has a built-in music player that plays latest music formats assuring high entertainment. Capable of playing latest hit charts, this handset provides full satisfaction to the music lovers.

The Nokia N82 mobile phone comes with advanced technological features including Bluetooth wireless technology, EDGE technology and USB connection. The 3G HSDPA technology allows easy and effective internet experience on the mobile phone reducing the tension of checking and sending emails when they are away from the PC. With a fully charged battery, the N82 handset could provide approximately 3 hours of talk time or u to 4.3 hours of GSM talk time.

About the Author

Adam Caitlin is expert author of Telecommunication industry. Who writes on latest mobile phones, pay as you go mobile phones and Nokia N82

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Nokia 7900 Prism - Fortus Mobile Phone Review

Written by oneself on 6:28 AM

by Martin Fortus

A Refresh On The Phone For Fashion Craze

Almost a year ago, we wrote a review of Nokia 7500 Prism, one of Nokia's entries into "phone as fashion statement". Now, "phone as fashion gear" is as at least as old as the Motorola ROKR and RAZR models, but the field has gotten more complex and higher end with phones from Prada, Ferrari and Armani that cost upwards of a thousand sterling for the right to carry around a phone with gems embedded in it, or a particular brand name.

Fortunately for your pocketbook, the 7900 Prism isn't as expensive as an Armani, but at a couple hundred, it's still a noticeable dent on the budget. What are you getting for it? You're mostly paying a premium for triangular buttons that are awkward and hard to use, with glossy covers that make them eye catching.

The phone has a nice, rich OLED display - it's big enough, though we found the resolution high enough to make the text hard to read. It's got the usual array of buttons, and while in theory, triangles wouldn't be an issue, in practice, they're cramped and squished together. It's difficult to hit just one key at a time. On the other hand, it's 11 millimeters thin, which means it slips nicely into a pocket.

In terms of features, it has the obligatory music player function and the 2 megapixel camera that every phone seems to come with these days. The menu system to get at the features is Nokia's standard menu set up. It conspicuously lacks a microSD slot, so you're stuck with storing your photos and music on the onboard 1 GB memory; we expect this to change, as it's barely an upgrade from the 7500 model.

One notable change from the 7500 is the removal of the feature my daughter loved the most - the ability to change the colour of the decorative face plate by swapping out a small plastic ring. Now that she's older, she's less concerned about how a phone looks than how it works, but it was the feature of the 7500 she raved about the most.

That being said, the backlights on the phone's keypad can be changed; you can assign different flash and color patterns for different incoming phone numbers. To me it seemed like a gimmick, to my daughter, it seemed cool, but in a dorky way. She could see some of her schoolmates - guys mostly - having fun setting that up.

The 2 megapixel camera isn't the greatest camera in the world, but it's serviceable. To be fair, I remember when we'd all be raving about 2 megapixels in a phone to begin with. It doesn't have much in the way of optics, and only has an LED flash, but it's more than suitable for quick snaps.

The headphone jack is a proprietary one, which is also disappointing. Sound quality on the phone as a phone is good, with no distortion. Reception quality is also good, but we've come to expect that from Nokia, which consistently scores well in this regard.

Overall, I confess I'm not in the demographic for this mobile, and thankfully, my daughter seems to be getting out of that demographic as well. I'd spend a fair bit less and get a phone with the same features and less fashion.

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