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June 10, 2009

Data storage mediums and the Development of Technology

Filed under: PC & Computer News — netmobil @ 7:04 pm

Data storage mediums and devices have been absolutely crucial to the development of most every modern technology there is. From the hand held digital audio player in your pocket, to the personal laptop computer in your bag, to the Blu Ray player you have at home, all of these devices rely on a variant of the same technology which allows them to write and read, and subsequently, process various data types; the .mp3s on your audio player, the text documents on your laptop, and the video and audio off of a Blu Ray disc on your Blu Ray player. Let’s take a look at the three most predominant types of mediums that exist today.
The laptop or desktop that you are likely currently using to read these words use what’s known as a hard disk drive. It’s core components consist of one, two, or more, rapidly spinning magnetic disks that are known as platters. An “arm”, as it is dubbed, extends over the platter when it is in operation, conveying data that was previously written to the disk to the device in which it is being used, or overwriting old data with new data that is being assigned to be written by that earlier mentioned device. Originally developed by IBM in 1956, it has now become the most popular storage medium for use in computers, but with new advancements in the development and manufacturing of Flash Memory, the mechanical, failure-prone hard drive medium is a dying breed that will eventually be entirely replaced by it’s solid state brethren. Speaking of computers, if you are having trouble obtaining one due to debt consolidation issues, you may need some Credit Counseling. In this area, the Community CCC can be of tremendous help to you in finding superb Credit Counseling help, I highly recommend them.
Your optical media mediums; Blu Ray, HD DVDs, CDs, are a bit different from the previous two. Like hard drives, the medium requires is and requires a spinning disc. However, the aparatus used to read and write data is quite different, and the medium itself, has differences as well. You’ve no doubt layed eyes on a CD or DVD before; it consists of a polycarbonic plastic based disc with a reflective material layed in on one side of platter.

October 31, 2008

Unexpected Y2K Issues?

Filed under: PC & Computer News — netmobil @ 7:31 pm

Good to be back to Los Angeles (had to speak to my business and franchise lawyer), time to report some business news…Another outstanding expert article from elite Orange County Accident attorney Todd A. Picker: All in all, Y2K business related problem appears so easily solved as to be unworthy of any significant attention. About thirty years ago in an effort to save memory, programmers simplified the date by expressing the year as two digits instead of four. While this was a major deal around the world, it seemed that technology happy Denver was hit especially hard by the confusion. For instance, the year 1999 would be recorded as “99”. Given the limited storage capacity of early computers, shortening the year from 4 digits to 2 thus yielded excellent results. Internally, computers used a very basic form of addition and subtraction to calculate dates and time differentials. You do not need a technology attorney for that.
By using only 2 digits to record the date, the ability to recognise the year 2000 was compromised. Notwithstanding advances in tech¬nology, especially the disk capacity of the computers themselves, the manner in which dates were recorded and the method of calculating time differentials was not modified much over the years. In part, the failure to upgrade was simply a function of basic economics and the fact that the new millennium was still many years away. In other words, the cost of replacing functioning, albeit obsolete, hardware and internet software was easily deferred. Moreover, chang¬ing important computer systems, accounting systems for example, was and is an extremely difficult undertaking. As a consequence an expe¬dient short cut originally designed to save time and memory (that at one time was very expensive) in computers that are crude, slow and bulky by today’s standards, became ingrained into almost every aspect of commercial life. As an aside if you happen to reside in Los Angeles or Beverly Hills and need a qualified Los Angeles corporate franchise business lawyer then by all means look at this Law firm:
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Intuitively, changing the way dates are recorded and calculated electronically should not be that difficult a task. In fact, to a casual observer correct¬ing the Y2K problem should not be appreciably more difficult than changing the time on a wristwatch. Unfortunately, because of the age of the com¬puter systems involved and the fact that computer¬generated dates can be the product of information stored in different places within the computer’s memory, wholesale and expensive review, and in many instances replacement of electronic data processing equipment, computer-related hardware (e.g. circuit boards) and software was required to correct the problem. The cost of repairing the prob¬lem before the date rolled over to the year 2000 arrived, therefore, was enormous.

October 20, 2008

G Sensor Games for the Samsung Omnia

Filed under: PC & Computer News — netmobil @ 8:36 pm

For those of you who opted for the Samsung Omnia rather than the HTC Touch Diamond, you’re probably wondering where to get those cool Motion Sensor games for the Samsung Omnia, similar to what the HTC Touch Diamond has. Well, Cellphone-Reviews has made a little discovery and posted it on their blog. It seems that some developers have made an emulator which would make G Sensor games of the HTC Diamond, compatible with the Samsung Omnia.

Well, it’s nice to know that the Samsung Omnia isn’t behind when it comes to developing applications for this device. Now if only Samsung would make an SDK tool so that people could start making custom widgets for this device.

October 16, 2008

Tivo, PC and Computer Software news

Filed under: PC & Computer News — netmobil @ 7:30 pm

The well known company for computer software has teamed up with TiVo and they announced their combined effort that is named Nero LiquidTV/TiVo PC.

This new product will have the functions that TiVo is known for, but can now be used on the computer, without using a set top box. The kit for PC users will include a TV tuner and remote, it is also marketed for the existing TiVo user. You can also find related information at Dell computers news.

The interface is the same as TiVo users are used to only now it can be seen and used on the computer according to Kris Barton the senior vice president of Nero in statements.
Barton also stated that there are some new functions, with a few clicks the recorded programs can be exported to an iPod or a PlayStation. There is also the ability to burn DVD’s of the programs for use on other computer devices. The idea behind this is to target three groups of users, the person that travels, the college student and the existing TiVo user. Many of these individuals frequent online shopping websites, especially where technology and gadets are concerned.

The LiquidTV/TiVo PC is set to become available in the middle of October and will be available in the beginning to the United States, Canada and Mexico.

September 6, 2008

New Software Technology For Laptops May Detect Early Glaucoma

Filed under: PC & Computer News — netmobil @ 7:36 am

New Technology that will put laptops and the PC to an expanded use in the medical field is set to be released soon from London. Laptops and regular PC’s will soon be put to use in the detection of the early stages of Glaucoma. The software that would be used is almost complete and gives great hope for future early detection of Glaucoma. The software being developed is called the Moorefield’s Motion Displacement Test.

 For Glaucoma to be treated successfully it must first be detected and if it is found in the early stages there is a chance for improved treatments to be successful. The innovative technology that will soon be of help has been reported to be the end result of a nine-year development by a team of researchers at the Moorefield’s Eye Hospital Foundation Trust and the Department of Optometry and Visual Science in London. Also the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology was involved in the development of this new technology.

 The hope is to get this software available for download off the Internet so Eye Doctors everywhere will be able to use it to detect Glaucoma. This technology is on the cutting edge for ophthalmology testing and puts laptops and the pc at the center for new medical testing and diagnosis services that have been unheard of in the recent past.

New LapTop Technology For Children

Filed under: PC & Computer News — netmobil @ 7:30 am

New Lap Top technology by OLPC has been out for a little while that is getting a lot of attention. It is becoming very popular in the program that was recently featured on 60 Minutes and is trying to get a laptop for literally every child in the world. These machines are going for around $100.This machine is being recommended for children by Nicholas Negroponte, a MIT professor. Children can carry this one outside, use it in the direct sunlight, and still be able to see the screen. It is also waterproof and made so that sand and dirt have no way of getting into it. Even if the child leaves it out in the rain the laptop will not be ruined. This laptop has many other coveted features such as a built in camera. The camera in this laptop will take still photos and video. The kids can use this feature to learn camera and video skills. This childproof laptop also has an antenna on it that enables it to get about 3 times the Wi Fi reception that a regular adult laptop can get. Battery life on this is about 10-12 hours too. The best thing about this laptop is that it is a very hands-on learning experience. With laptop technology going the way it is and the outlook for computers becoming a necessity in the world, this is a very good way to enable people around the world to keep up with the way life in the future is going.

August 21, 2008

Dell Has A New Latitude Line

Filed under: PC & Computer News — netmobil @ 9:06 pm

 

Dell’s latest news just released is that they are coming out with seven new laptop designs all made to be lightweight and durable, and they kept business users in mind in their design. These are the fourth generation Latitudes. The new E6400 and E6500 measure 14.1 inches and 15.4 inches respectively. They will be starting at $1,139 and $1,169. For those who are more economy minded, the new Latitude E5400, measuring 14.1 inch, will start at $839. The new E5.5500 is 15.4 inches and will start at $869.

 A key new feature offered in these new latitudes is the enhanced ambient lighting in the keyboards. Back-lighted keyboards have now been added by Dell and will be more useful in low light or dark rooms as they now have lights that shine from underneath the keys on the keyboard. They have also added an ambient light detector so you can control the output of illumination on the keyboards and you can turn off the lighting if you want.

 These upwardly mobile, business class laptops come in five different colors that you do not usually find in the business workplace. Depending on which model you chose, you would have the choice of Mica-Brushed Metal, Regatta Blue, Regal Red and Quartz Pink (limited to the E4200 only). The E5400 and the E500 will be available in Matte Black also. Similiar mobile technology news articles can be found on a Weblog. The new Latitude line has an extended battery life that will last up to 19 hours now and can be recharged up to 80 percent of it’s capacity in one hour. Senior Dell VP, Jeff Clark, commented that this new latitude line represents Dells largest development effort of a new product line in the history of Dell.k

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