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How Stuff Works: LCD TVs

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Half the people I encounter don’t know what LCD stands for, and even less really know what’s going on inside that rectangle they spend hours peering at every day. With the rise of HDTV, Blu-Ray, hi-def gaming and the digital…

How Stuff Works: Computer Graphics Cards

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You know the words you’re reading right now? You’re seeing them thanks to your computer’s graphics card. The game you just played? Yeah, that was the graphics card too, big guy. Without your computer’s graphics card, your monitor is as…

How Stuff Works – Cell Phone Towers

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There is an object near you right now that is extremely technical. Maybe it’s in your pocket, or in a holster on your belt. Perhaps sitting on your desk, or in your purse. It could even be in your hand,…

Linux, Linux, Linux, so what’s the big deal?

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Microsoft is starting to ramp up a massive offensive against Linux, your IT people either love or hate it, you’ll occasionally see someone with a penguin T-shirt that says “Linux”, and every so often, you’ll see computers being sold with…

How Stuff Works: DVDs and DVD Players

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Nobody needs to be told about the impact that DVDs, and now Blu-Ray, have had on our home entertainment standards. It’s become all we know in regards to tangible home movie solutions, obliterating the VHS tape out of our lives…

Pepcom 2009 Holiday Spectacular Recap

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Thursday, I had the opportunity to check out this years Pepcom Holiday Spectacular press preview event. It was held in New York City at the Metropolitan Pavilion and featured numerous companies showing off their latest and greatest products. Companies ranged…

How Stuff Works: Ram

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RAM is one component of a computer’s anatomy that most people are familiar with. Tell someone your computer is running slow, and they often reply “maybe you should add some RAM.” Whether they really know what that means or not,…

Windows Xp vs Vista vs 7

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Windows is without a doubt the most popular operating system out there today. With the release of Windows 7 just around the corner I thought why not compare all three operating systems to each other. I’ve taken all three operating…

Second Life is Alive

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For me, and for millions of others, Second Life has always been about tapping possibility. Without the offerings of creative every day folks, the world would be entirely empty. It brings about the best in the average person that wants…