Monthly Archives: December 2011

Tech trends in 2012?

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I am using this article as the basis.. http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9223066/Tech_Trends_You_ll_See_in_2012?taxonomyId=158&pageNumber=1 1.. Dual-Core Processors Become the Norm in Smartphones This is great news, Nothing better than a high power phone. Quad core? Way to go. Do these smartphones come with flip out magnifiers such that people with less than 20-20 vision can see what is on screen?… Continue reading Tech trends in 2012?

Tomorrow, December 25th..

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.. you may just have been given a shiny new computer. After the Windows 7 configuration part finally completes, remember to download ALL Windows software updates first, followed up by an anti-virus solution. I always suggest that Microsoft Security Essentials is used. When all is completed, you should be good to go..   See? Santa… Continue reading Tomorrow, December 25th..

How will we control the computers of tomorrow?

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I took the title from here.. http://www.ghacks.net/2011/12/20/how-will-we-control-the-computers-of-tomorrow/ To be honest, I am getting a little tired of being told how I should interact or will have t interact with MY computer. It would appear that others are too. Why didn’t cars of the future travel on a cushion of air? Well, directional control is an… Continue reading How will we control the computers of tomorrow?

Out of the box and ready to run?

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Ha-ha. Pull the other one. More like ‘out of the pan and into the fire’!! From the point where the Toshiba laptop started to lay down its Windows 7 –64-bit image from the recovery partition, it has taken over five hours.. yes that is … 5 hours.. and it has JUST finished installing the first… Continue reading Out of the box and ready to run?

Small screens and low power..

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This is an interesting article.. http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9222756/Dell_pulls_back_from_netbook_market?source=rss_latest_content&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+computerworld%2Fnews%2Ffeed+%28Latest+from+Computerworld%29 It talks about the demise of the Dell netbook range. As it states at the end, Dell was not a big player in the netbook market, but it does show that the netbook market is losing its heart. Could it be the fact that netbooks are too small and… Continue reading Small screens and low power..

No more Kernel power (Event ID 41) errors

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The modifications I made to the Styrofoam base appear to have worked. Just to put you in the picture.. The black part is the case, the brown part is the floor, and the white part is the modified Styrofoam. The idea behind it is to keep the case off the floor such that it doesn’t… Continue reading No more Kernel power (Event ID 41) errors

When is a desktop not a desktop?

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When it has been Metroed. I was walking through the Nuclear Medicine department in one of our local hospitals recently. There was a technician sitting in a large cubicle. She had the task of monitoring two MRI machines, and had two large LCD panels in front of her. Both LCDs were running multiple windows. I… Continue reading When is a desktop not a desktop?

Badge engineering, but it’s the fan and CPU technology which cut the mustard..

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This is a Silenx EFZ-120HA4.. supplied with one 120mm fan This is what I have in my main system. It works well and I can’t hear it. I like that.. The ends of the heatsink, the sides that you can’t see, are shrouded. This prevents heat falling out over the video card and chipset heatsinks… Continue reading Badge engineering, but it’s the fan and CPU technology which cut the mustard..