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Build Mini PC

Nevertheless, if you are not a super power-user and care more about having a fully-functional and accountable PC, then it would probably be better to invest in a ready-to-use mini-computer. Apart from the obvious plus that you can start using it right after the unboxing stage, there are a few other advantages to it as well:

  • Reliability. Of course a mini-computer assembled by professionals is bound to be more accountable than one you have built yourself. And although replacing a failed part may not be that difficult, what about the data in your machine? Without a doubt, it would be safer in a machine that’s been properly experimented.
  • Warranty. If you buy a fully-functional mini-computer from a reputable brand, you will receive some sort of warranty providing you with the priceless peace of mind.
  • No compatibility issues in the hardware. Unless you are super knowledgeable about PCs, assembling a machine from a barebone is a huge liability, since some of the components may not be compatible with the motherboard, or may not perform as expected.
  • Saving time with operating system and application. Though

Compatible Toner

Firstly, the most significant advantage of using non brand name products is the fact that they are often significantly cheaper. Ink can be very expensive, and therefore the savings of these alternative products are often greatly appreciated by shoppers.

When looking for these alternative products, search for ones that offer quality as well as affordability. Unfortunately, this is often quite hard to judge. There are many companies offering alternatives to brand-name cartridges, but, as mentioned above, not all of these cartridges are made equal.

With this in mind, look for a company that has very good customer testimonials. Positive customer feedback will tell you whether the company’s products are actually worth the money they are asking for. A great deal of authentic, positive feedback is a good sign that you will be getting value for money.

Another advantage of alternative printer cartridges is the fact that they are often eco-friendly compared to their brand name counterparts. There are even some companies that specialise in producing recycled printer cartridges with printer ink inside.

These eco-friendly printer cartridges can

All about USB Flash Drives

Memory

The memory capacity of the USB flash drives is in the region of 1 to 128 GB. The 1 GB units are very cheap and a practical choice for light storage and simple file transfers. For those planning to back up a hard drive or run a program, the higher memory capacity is required. The drives with 32 GB or more are useful for the high load jobs. The largest size opens up plenty of data storage options, such as the ability to store music, movies, or photographs.

Transfer speed

The USB 3.0 device is rated to transfer data at a speed of 4.8 gigabytes per second. This is a quite impressive speed and better than other storage options such as the SD memory card which has a transfer speed of up to 312 MB per second.

Compatibility

The USB interface is the standard option to connect electronic or storage devices to all types of laptop or PC. Most desktops, laptops and netbooks are built with multiple ports for accepting USB devices. Also, there

Get Benefits use Wireless 4G Routers

Take a look at the benefits that you can enjoy once you switch to the 4th generation:-

  • The download speeds are considerably faster and can be as much as 7 times that of the old 3G model.
  • The upload speed, unfortunately, remains more or less the same but tech professionals hope to resolve this issue sooner than later.
  • The latest Internet protocol i.e. IPv6 does not duplicate the IP addresses unlike the IPv4.

Staying connected 24X7 has become the catchword now and the young generation along with every business owner wants Internet accessibility no matter where they are. Using a GSM Router has proved to be extremely advantageous therefore. Some of the plus points of this wireless router are as follows:-

  • Internet Accessibility Outside – You can set up a wireless network via your mobile phone wherever you happen to be without having to depend on a Wi-Fi enabled area like your office or home. Enjoy chatting or working in a park or a picnic spot with ease courtesy your cellular router.
  • No Local ISP Required- You do not have to locate the Internet service provider in your area to be online. Simply use the router and stay in

Making Electronic Equipment Last Longer

Whether you have a range of different equipment in your office or simply need to extend the lifespan of equipment at home, there are several useful tips to bear in mind to make your electronics last longer. Following these pieces of advice can help you ensure longevity and therefore get the most out of your electronic equipment budget.

Firstly, it is essential to make sure that electronic equipment does not overheat or is not subject to frequent temperature changes, as this can negatively affect the workings of the electronics. There are numerous solutions to ensure that does not happen.

One of these is ensuring that you invest fully in a complete cooling fan system, which may include a 100mm or 120mm fan grill, fan tray assemblies, fan filter units and much more. These are especially useful for individual items such as laptops and computers, as well as electronic components at the heart of business and IT environments.

Putting in place a fan system like this will ensure that electronic devices do not overheat, meaning that its components will have a reduced chance of suffering from heat damage or from extended wear to its own internal

IT Obstacles

As my team reviewed the system, I sat down with the system owner and called the vendor. They had been paying an excessive amount of money each year for support and I asked the vendor a simple question. “If the system goes down with a hardware failure, will you guarantee it will be repaired?” There was a pause, and then the answer came back. “Our SLA is we will have a technician on site within 4 hours.” I smiled, waited, and asked the question differently, “Can you guarantee you will be able to bring the system back online”, and the answer came back again, “Our SLA is we will have a technician on site within 4 hours.” We had some additional discussions but after the call I looked at the system owner, a non-technical person in charge of a major area and asked if they understood what had just happened, they were very thoughtful, and simply said. “I think we need to look at some additional options.”

We replaced that system with a newer box and worked towards replacement of the software. By utilizing virtual techniques we moved the system to a more resilient platform, ensuring the

Projector Jargon Buster

• DLP (Digital Light Processing): DLP projectors first appeared in the 80s and rely on a DLP chip, made up of over 2 million tiny mirrors, each less than one-fifth the width of a human hair. Each mirror moves independently to create a light or dark pixel. This information is then fed through a spinning colour wheel to another chip, which can create up to 25 trillion colours on the most advanced models. The image is then fed through the lens and out onto your projection screen.

The advantages of such a system relate primarily to maintenance, requiring less maintenance than LCD projectors thanks to a filter-free and sealed chip design. However, most DLP projectors aren’t compatible with zoom lenses or lens shift functions, making them best suited to smaller environments rather than expansive screen set ups.

• LCD (Light Crystal Display): LCD projectors use the same technology found in TVs, tablets and smartphones to create projected images. Most LCD projectors use 3 LCD technology, which combines three liquid crystal displays to make your image. It begins with a light source providing a beam of white light. This light is passed to three mirrors which are shaped to

Laptop AC Adapter

*Voltage- This is what helps laptop derive energy from the source. Hence the voltage configuration of the adapter must be same as your laptop. A voltage too high may overload the laptop circuitry. Low voltage may not complete the battery’s energy requirement at the specified time.

*Amperage- The flow of energy in the laptop is determined by the current. In this case, higher the current, better the performance. So the ampere value may be equal or higher than the laptop’s requirement.

*Connector Type- One obviously needs to tail his laptop to a perfect fit, for charging. There are various connector types available, according to what plugs in best into the laptop

1. Cylindrical Connectors- They are also called barrel connectors and appear as hollow, insulated cylinder

2. Snap and Lock Connectors- They have 3 to 4 pins enclosed by a thin metal pin. They are mostly used for DC adapters.

3. Molex Connector- Many different insulated wires in plastic case, having 3/4/6 terminals.

4. USB Connector- This looks like a hollow metal tip with many metal pins. They are most common for smart-phones.

The above information is sufficient for knowing the difference between adapters. So, here’s are some

Tricks Renew Old Computer

1. Upgrade

Did you just install a software or game, and your computer is crawling while loading them?

Yes, it’s probably a very good to spend some money, and upgrade that tortoise. It’s definitely one of the best ways to speed up the old computer with minimum cost.

While it’s not always possible to do an upgrade, especially for laptops, you should still be able to upgrade its RAM and hard disk drive. RAM, also known as PC memory, can give you an extra boost in performance. And upgrading your hard disk to a solid state drive is another way to do it – not only will it boot up faster, your applications will perform better as well.

Just these two minor upgrades will keep your computer fresh and faster.

2. Steroids for CPU

While some computers don’t have the option to upgrade their processor unit and graphics card, you can always work around tweaking its processor.

Overclock it.

If you are adventurous enough, you can try overclocking your processor. It’s one of the best way to squeeze out more performance without breaking the bank.

3. Monthly Clean Up

Monitoring Server Room Temperature

Ensuring efficient airflow inlet and exhaust.

Placing temperature sensors on the front and back of your server racks will allow you to measure the temperature of the air going in and coming out of your servers. This is important to know to make sure that the cold airflow is not being mixed with hot air circulating in the room, as well as to ensure that the hot air exhaust from your servers is within the proper ranges. Additional airflow sensors can monitor the presence of airflow within your server racks and will alert you if it stops.

Fine tuning your AC to reduce power consumption and increasing energy efficiency.

If you are actively monitoring the temperature in your server room, you will begin to notice trends and baselines. By looking into this data, you should be able to see if your ac unit is able to keep up with the load and if there is cost savings to had. Many times room temperature will be set lower than is actually needed in-order to compensate for not knowing exactly how much is needed. If your server room is around 64º and steady there is room for

Some Types of USB Cables

USB-Mini

The USB-Mini is a smaller version of the standard cable and a practical choice for connecting the portable devices. It is useful for hardware like camera and MP3 players. This type is rarely used in modern tech and replaced by the USB Micro.

USB Micro

The USB Micro is the preferred choice for connecting memory sticks, flash drives, or similar to the latest mobile devices. It has the ability to read data without having to rely on a computer.

USB 3

The USB 3 cable is a high-speed and versatile option. It is designed with backwards compatibility to make it easy to use with the early USB ports and cables. There is a slight change in the shape of the connector pins to make it more durable and able to stand up to repeated use. Also, there is also a USB 3 micro cable that is built with more pins to make it more efficient at transferring data.

USB-A

The USB-A is a preferred choice for using with power outlets or computers. It has multiple uses including data transfer, connecting devices to computers or charging devices. This type of cable

Compatible Toners

One of the benefits of using compatible toners that you may not have known is that they are often made up of recycled parts, making them environmentally friendly solutions. These days recycling, the environment and finding ways to reduce your carbon footprint is important, using one of these cartridges can help you get one step closer to your goal and enjoy peace of mind that you make an environmentally friendly decision today.

The next benefit which you probably are aware of, but have always pushed to the back of your mind when buying compatible toner is the cost. Compatible cartridges are considerably cheaper than their original counterparts and you may wonder why this is. Printer manufacturers want you to believe that their cartridges are worth the money they charge, when it fact they are on a par with the compatibles available on the market today.

You will find that compatible toners are high quality, unlike years ago where they had a bad name. Companies are focusing on providing clients with good quality cartridges that they can rely on and trust without having to break the bank to get the ink they need to enjoy printed pages

Finding Right Laptop Battery

* In comparison to NiCD and NiMH ones, Li Ion batteries don’t experience memory effect, due to which they only get refilled to the quantity discharged in the last cycle. This leads to incomplete charging. Moreover, when they don’t get discharged fully, they suffer a voltage drop. This makes the laptop inform the user as its battery being discharged before it actually discharges.

Lithium Ion ones are the most efficient, but like any other power storage device, they age. Thus, they require correct storage conditions to utilize maximum performance and for longevity. High temperatures destroy such batteries. Very cool surroundings do equivalent harm. So room temperature is most conducive. Also, the quality degrades whether you use it or not, since the ions keep corroding the electrode. Make sure that if you intend to store them for a longer time, they better be discharged enough about 50% and then store it in a moderate temperature.

Prefer to use them regularly. Plug them off and use their power for the operation until a low percentage. The life depends on the life cycles. One life cycle means fully charging the battery and then discharging it. If you discharge your

Fan Filter Units

A fan filter unit is important for any computer and can help reduce the risk of your fan failing and not working at its best, thereby now adding or drawing out enough air to keep all those essential components cool.

The first benefit you will find when you take advantage of a fan filter unit for your computer is that it eliminates the risk of dust getting into your computer. Not only is your fan at risk of dust, but it can get inside the casing and can cause problems with the internal components within the machine.

Signs that you may have dust in your machine is when your machine start whining. Don’t worry it is a sound you cannot ignore. The fan is one of the only components within your compute which has unsealed moving parts and is particularly susceptible to dust.

Think of the dust in your home. Most people assume that it is made up of human skin and while a large majority of the dust in your home is human skin, it is also pollen, pet hair and even plant seeds. Plant seeds in the warm confines of your computer case

Green Data Centers can Save Energy

1. Consolidate Servers: Turn off any dead servers and optimize your existing servers.

2. Upgrade Servers: Move to energy efficient servers.

3. Change To High-Efficiency Power: This removes inefficiencies with multiple AC/DC conversions.

4. Monitor Power Use: Continuously check the servers for optimal efficiencies. This allows a data center to only use the amount of power needed and doing away with obsolete servers.

5. Implement Natural Cooling: Create effective cooling methods to use outside air. This reduces energy costs by 40 percent!

6. Improve Air Management: Redesign air management to prevent re-circulation of hot air from IT systems.

7. Find Optimal Environment: If possible, pick an environment that has cooler temperatures, low humidity and good airflow availability.

It may seem like the burgeoning of these solutions has reached its peak. But according to the worldwide public relations firm OpenPR, the Global Green Data center market was valued at USD 35.8 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach a market value of USD 148.22 billion by 2022, growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 26.20% between 2017 and 2022. Environmental regulations, rising energy costs, expansion are a few challenges driving the need for energy efficient, sustainable infrastructures. Building a green infrastructure requires a holistic approach to the entire

Steps Build a Gaming PC

The first step is developing a budget for a gaming computer. You can create an economical gaming system for $500 or go radical and spend thousands and thousands. A great homemade computer, handling any of today’s most popular games is usually built for right around $1,000.

Once you have a budget, look at what components are needed and the case you want to put them in. Here is where you play the mad scientist. Here is where you will have the most fun by researching the best brands for your dollar, seeking the coolest looking components and making sure they are all compatible and will fit nicely into the case you chose to house them in.

The assembly, which I said is a snap, is the icing on the cake, the achievement of your goal! It’s now time to load your favorite game and soak in the high!!

I hope this article motivated you to build your gaming computer. Now it’s time to research components and join forums that have similar computer builds to share their expertise. Don’t be overwhelmed with how many components you will have because when you finish building your rock solid

Proper Fiber Optic Transceiver

Compatibility between fiber optic transceiver and device

Because of the diversity of device from different manufacturers, the compatibility between transceiver and device becomes one of the major issues for consumers. This issue can be easily solved through communicating with providers prior to purchase, and you are also suggested asking for a test of the true device before shipping, thus you will have a more accurate evaluation.

Compatibility

Types of fiber optic transceivers are getting richer, but the compatibility between different types always makes more or less effect on the network. It should be known that this product is standardized in terms of the related international criteria, so compatibility is not a problem as long as products meet with the criteria and are certificated by FCC.

Temperature adaptation

The generated temperature inside fiber optic transceivers is low, while they are more often used in the Switches and computer room, which causes the temperature get high or lower. When temperature gets too high or too low, it will affect the parameters such as optical power, optical sensitivity and so on.

Tips Pick Gaming Keyboard

  • Built-in Memory

You’d better choose a gaming keyboard with built-in memory. This feature allows you to reconfigure the keyboard. Thanks to its memory, it is able to store game profiles.

  • A Rubberized Key

The keyboard should come with a rubberized key. This keyboard is convenient because it will be able to replace some of the keys when they are erased due to the frequent use. Typically, the kit includes the replacement for these keys.

  • Backlit Keys

Many gaming keyboards are equipped with backlit keys. This is especially useful when playing in the dark or a dark room. The highlights come in different colors: blue, red, orange and green. The brightness of the backlight can be adjusted.

  • Additional Connectors

Some game models are equipped with additional connectors, for example, a headset, a microphone, and a USB port. All this contributes to the feeling of comfort during the game.

  • An Additional Screen or Analog Joystick

Good gaming keyboards are usually equipped with an additional screen or an analog joystick. Prestigious and expensive models are equipped with a screen on which the user can see how the game information and the state

Refurbished Hard Disk

Size and Interface Matters!

There are various sizes and capacities available in the market that can make you save at large on the whole thing. In fact, if statistics are to be believed, then the lower capacity and small sized Hard Disks that make you save almost by 60% if you opt for the refurbished ones, while on the other hand even if you are looking for larger capacities, you can easily save up to more than 30% to be precise.

This goes on a general not, while the technology is expanding there are many new models that float in the market now and then. You can pick the one you require, and make it a point to get it thoroughly checked for your satisfaction and uninterrupted use.

How Great is the Performance of a Refurbished Hard Drive?

Even though we have been talking about the refurbishment all through, but do we know what exactly they are? Certainly, let us discuss a little further in the process called refurbishment. We often relate the term with being damaged, treated and then sold, right? But certainly, this is not the only case people sell their hard

Tricks Pick Gaming Processor

It’s not all about getting the latest CPU

Don’t be taken in by all the sales hype, the very latest processor may not necessarily be the best gaming CPU for you. Look at the performance requirements of the games that you want to play and base your selection of processor on that, rather than what is the latest big thing to hit the market.

Save some of your money for the other important components

You will naturally want to get the best gaming CPU that you can afford, but don’t spend so much money on it that you have to go too cheap on the other components. Very often, once you reach a certain standard of processor, you don’t gain a lot more by going up to the next level, so just get a CPU that will meet your requirements, and then you can save your money to buy other high quality components.

Which manufacturer?

The main two manufacturers to consider are the two that currently dominate the market; AMD and Intel. Both of them produce very high quality and extremely reliable gaming CPUs, so the best way to choose between them is