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Miniature computers. The C Book. Why Your Desktop PC Draws Power Even When You Shut Down or Hibernate. Many people say they use Hibernate instead of Sleep mode because Hibernate draws no power.

Why Your Desktop PC Draws Power Even When You Shut Down or Hibernate

Unfortunately, when it comes to desktop PCs, they’re wrong. Desktop PCs still use some power even while they’re shut down. Laptops generally don’t use any power while shut down or hibernating, as that would cause unnecessary battery drain. Desktop computers don’t have to worry about batteries, so they’re generally a bit more power-hungry. Sleep, Hibernate, and Shut Down Defined When you use Sleep mode, your computer continues providing power to its RAM. When you use Hibernate mode, your computer saves the contents of its RAM to its hard drive and “powers off.”


Cryptography. Fake IT Support scam. There are lots of ways you can be conned on the internet, there is a new way, by fake IT support ringing you up caiming to be microsoft or other computer company and claiming something is wrong with your computer, when there is nothing wrong with your computer it is working as it should, watch the video below to find out how this scam works.

fake IT Support scam

Do not be taken in by this spam no computer company whether it be your ISP or Microsoft know what is going on, on your computer unless you tell them. Support Scammers Now Using MS-DOS To Scam You.


Gamenews. Computer. 2 go pc. Computer hardware (cgittings StumbleUpon) 7 examples of technology actually functioning at the Sochi Olympics. Czech Republic’s Sarka Pancochova takes a jump during the women’s snowboard slopestyle qualifying.

7 examples of technology actually functioning at the Sochi Olympics

(Sergei Grits/AP) The urinals lack pipes. The hotel doors don’t work. The elevator shafts don’t always have elevators in them. Sure, the shower-monitoring technology may be working, but that’s disturbing. Germany’s Lisa Zimmermann takes a jump during freestyle skiing slopestyle training. 1. This is more of an accomplishment than you may think. “I think they’re going to pull it off, but if you looked at just the weather you’d have picked some place else,” said Robin Smith, a snowmaking consultant with TechnoAlpin.

Sochi’s organizers hatched a program called “Guaranteed snow.” Race conditions will be kept fair through a process called salting. American speedskater Shani Davis shows off his speed in a training run. 2. The dimples on a golf ball help it travel farther. (Columbia) 3. Fireworks explode over the Fisht Olympic Stadium at the begining of the Opening Ceremony. The future of the desktop is a tabletop. One day, the future of Intel’s desktop business will lie within something that looks like the Microsoft Surface.

The future of the desktop is a tabletop

No, not the tablet—the older, tabletop version. Remember that? Image: Intel In a world increasingly defined by mobile devices, one might think that Intel’s desktop business would be the equivalent of Siberia. In fact, the opposite is true, according to Lisa Graff, the vice president of the PC Client Group and general manager of the Desktop Client Platforms Group. Last quarter, Intel shipped a record number of its Core i5 and i7 chips, Graff said in an interview, with more unit sales going to businesses than consumers. In fact, Intel sees its desktop business bifurcating: shrinking into smaller devices, such as the Next Unit of Computing (the NUC), where Intel’s traditional desktop components are packed tightly within a chassis slightly smaller than a Rubik’s Cube. When does a smart TV become a dumb PC? Graff said that she keeps hers in the kitchen. Mark Hachman. Computers (cgittings StumbleUpon)


The Complete Guide to Solid-State Drives. This isn't mentioned but be careful when RAID-ing.

The Complete Guide to Solid-State Drives

(talking only about raid0 here, for better performance) There is much controversy surrounding whether or not RAID-ing can help or sometimes HURT your performance. Couple of things: 1) most HW RAID controllers do not support trim natively. (this may start to be changing) If it doesn't, you're going to be doing more R/W and also wasting R/W cycles, which converts to worse performance 2) the drives are so damn fast that the small boost you get from a RAID0 will probably be unnoticed. 3) the drives are you want to have to buy 2?

Computers instructables. Self drive car. Google: We’re building car with no steering wheel. Actually, the cars wouldn’t even have a wheel.

Google: We’re building car with no steering wheel

Or gas and brake pedals. The company says the vehicles will use sensors and computing power, with no human needed. Google Inc. hopes that by this time next year, 100 of the two-seaters will be on public roads, following extensive testing. The cars would not be for sale and instead would be provided to select operators for further tweaking and have limitations such as a 25 mph top speed. The announcement presents a challenge to automakers that have been more cautious about introducing fully automated driving and to government regulators who are scrambling to accommodate self-driving cars on public roads. To date, Google has driven hundreds of thousands of miles on public roads and freeways in Lexus SUVs and Toyota Priuses outfitted with special sensors and cameras. Instead of the standard controls, the prototypes would have buttons to begin and end the drive.

Auto Writer Tom Krisher contributed to this report from Detroit. Smart doorbell.