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Sat
05
Feb
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SpeedUpMyPC 2011 Review

Update 2012/01/16: : The 37% discount expires this coming Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 @ 11:59PM EST. Reserve your copy before the deadline and you'll also receive System Tweaker software as a free bonus! Satisfaction guaranteed for 30 days or your ... money back. Details at the end of the review. Are you looking to speed up your computer, but are on a tight budget? Do you enjoy learning about computer hardware and how it interacts with software? If so, you'll find this software review highly informative. -- I get asked all the time, "Dennis, what can I do to make my PC faster?" The simple answer ... (view more)

Wed
29
Dec
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Solid-State Drive (SSD)

A solid-state drive (SSD) is a data storage device that uses solid-state memory to store persistent data. SSDs are distinguished from traditional hard disk drives (HDDs), which are electromechanical devices containing spinning disks and movable read ... / write heads. SSDs, in contrast, use microchips which retain data in non-volatile memory chips and contain no moving parts. Solid State Drive (SSD) Compared to a Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Today's solid state hard drives are considerably faster than a standard (spinning) hard drive. For example: read / write speeds on a standard HDD are roughly 40-60 ... (view more)

Sun
28
Nov
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Online Holiday Shopping? Read Dennis' Top 10 Recommendations

With over 30 years in computing experience, I'm often asked my opinion about computer hardware. Questions like, "What can I do to speed up my computer?", or "What type of laptop should I buy?" and things of that nature. Like anyone else, I love a ... good deal. In order to find the best deal possible, sometimes I spend an entire day shopping online to compare prices and features of similar components. Unfortunately, many of the "recommendations" I've read recently appear to be forged for the sake of making a sale, which means there's an awful lot of time wasted wading through ... (view more)

Wed
11
Aug
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Kernel

In computing, the kernel is the central component of most computer operating systems; it is a bridge between applications and the actual data processing done at the hardware level. The kernel's responsibilities include managing the system's ... resources (the communication between hardware and software components). Usually as a basic component of an operating system, a kernel can provide the lowest-level abstraction layer for the resources (especially processors and input / output devices) that application software must control to perform its function. Kernel Basic Facilities The kernel's primary ... (view more)

Tue
02
Feb
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Firmware

In electronics and computing, firmware is a term often used to denote fixed programs and data structures that internally control various electronic devices. Typical examples of devices containing firmware range from end-user products such as PCs, ... laptops, netbooks, remote controls and calculators, and even include scientific instrumentation and industrial robotics. More complex consumer devices, such as mobile phones and digital cameras, contain firmware to define the device's basic operation as well as implementing higher-level functions in the future. Firmware Versus Software Technically, ... (view more)

Wed
25
Nov
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'Memory Viewer', and 'Shortcut Key Explorer'

Memory Viewer With Memory Viewer you can view your system memory configuration without having to open your PC or laptop! Not only does Memory Viewer show you the channel, size and speed, but it also shows you the type of memory: SDRAM, DDR, etc. ... http://www.rjlsoftware.com Shortcut Key Explorer Shortcut Key Explorer will help you manage the list of shortcut keys you have loaded on your computer. Simply run Shortcut Key Explorer and it will automatically load the existing shortcut keys and display them in an easy to read list. From this list you can double-click on any item and edit the ... (view more)

Thu
24
Sep
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HP To Unveil Notebook Hybrids on Win7 Launch Day

PC maker Hewlett-Packard (HP) has unveiled a line of new notebook PCs designed with two things in mind: mobility and preparation for Microsoft's upcoming operating system (OS), Windows 7. The latest additions to HP's line of notebooks includes the ... HP ProBook 5310m and the HP Pavilion dm3. Both boast powerful processors, ample memory, and HP says they'll be ready for Windows 7 when it's released on October 22, 2009. HP Blends Notebook with Netbook The HP ProBook 5310m lives up to its name by including dimensions optimized for mobility, making working on the road much easier. Unlike those ... (view more)

Thu
12
Mar
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'Flash Crypt', and 'Read Memory Dump Files'

FlashCrypt FlashCrypt is effective and reliable folder security software for Microsoft Windows users. It allows you to lock any folder on your computer with a couple of mouse clicks. A military-grade 256-bit AES algorithm guarantees the highest ... level of data protection and FlashCrypt provides extremely easy-to-use, but safe and secure folder protection solution. http://www.fspro.net Read Memory Dump Files This step-by-step article describes how to examine a small Windows memory dump file. You can use this file to determine why your computer has stopped responding and to prevent issues like ... (view more)

Thu
02
Oct
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'Virtual Box', and 'Instant Memory Cleaner'

Virtual Box VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware. Targeted at server, desktop and embedded use, it is now the only professional-quality virtualization solution that is also Open Source software. VirtualBox has special ... software that can be installed inside Windows and Linux virtual machines to improve performance and make integration much more seamless. VirtualBox allows for declaring certain host directories as "shared folders", which can then be accessed from within virtual machines. http://www.virtualbox.org Instant Memory Cleaner Instant Memory Cleaner is a ... (view more)

Tue
06
May
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New HP Circuit Could Change Technology Forever

Hewlett Packard has uncovered a new form of electrical circuit which could allow them to make even smaller memory chips that consume less power than existing chips. The discovery could allow cell phones to run for weeks on a single charge, or give ... PCs the chance to start-up in an instant. Though the chips would be smaller, they will be able to store information once the power is turned off, similar to the Flash system used in camera memory cards or USB sticks. The advancement is tied to the way an electrical circuit works. Scientists have always known a circuit involves three basic components ... (view more)

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