Sunday, February 26, 2012
Common Computer Myths and Misconceptions
This Tech Tip reflects on popular tech-related trends and everything in-between that is commonly misunderstood, misused or contradictory.
I will try to clarify (but some are self explanatory!).
Yes, the following are true stories and I have encountered many of these myself!
1) When people refer to new televisions as “flat screen TV” or “flat screen monitor”
• Flat-screen means the screen is flat; there are still plenty of bulky CRT monitors and TVs in existence that are flat screen – the accurate term is “flat-panel” because the TV/monitor’s chassis [or panel] is flat
2) People can’t stand to watch TV shows or a movie on a computer screen but squinting on a 3-4” smartphone’s screen to watch YouTube/Netflix is popular.
• This is one of the aforementioned “self explanatory’ trends.
3) Some people think a computer processor’s clock speed is the arbitrary deciding factor of its capabilities.
I’ve been told a 3.2 GHz Pentium 4 is more powerful than a 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo
When someone asks “how much RAM do you have? ” and the response is “500GB” or “1 Terabyte”
When someone asks “how big is your hard drive? ” and the response is “4 GB”.
• RAM and Hard Drive size are not the same thing
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Sunday, February 12, 2012
5 Reasons Why OLED TVs are the Wave of the (Near) Future!
Of all the consumer electronics technologies that have advanced in the last 20 years, from computers to music to game consoles - televisions seem to have come farther than all of them in such a short time. After being saddled with CRTs for over half a century, most of them went from a 19-inch tube TV to massive home theater systems centered around some kind of huge LCD TV or plasma flat screen TV. Now be prepared to take the next step in the fast evolving segment of televisions with OLED televisions coming soon.
In this Tech Tip we are going to look at five reasons why OLED will be the next big thing in TVs.
Reason 1 - they are so darn thin and light!
In Ray Bradbury’s science fiction novel, Fahrenheit 451, one of the featured items in people’s homes was the Parlor TV. Thanks to OLED technology, one day in the near future we may well see real examples of the Parlor TV. For example, when the OLED 55-inch TV (the LG 55EM9600) goes on sale later this year, it promises to be a flat screen unlike the flat screens that we’ve been use to for the last few years. Coming in at just 4 millimeters thick and weighing in at around 16 pounds, it could be a real winner for the folks looking to go for a thin and light set.
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