A Guide To PC Towers and Cases – Part 1

Desktop computers are known for the ability to install varied internal components, allowing a PC user to customise their machine to match what they're using it for. A big factor which allows for all of this customisation is due to the fact that the components are housed in a case, keeping them together and easily accessible. There are many types of cases that you can choose to house your components. From small and compact cases to large, aerated towers. The range of casings is vast, so too are the differences between them. To start off, making the most out this customisation requires that the user has a decent amount of computer hardware knowledge. If you are not sure of what a motherboard is, you will have a steep learning curve if you are buying an empty case and are aiming to fill it with components.  
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Upcoming Electrical Technology Leaps

The electrical industry is not so static as many people would believe. With big technological advances happening and often the industry is sure to see some huge leaps in the near future. Solid State Lighting This is a new technology that looks to contend with LED in the future. Solid state has seen some great leaps in its use in the realm of materials research. This hints at where solid-state lighting may ultimately go. OLED Organic Light Emitting Diode technology is becoming increasingly interesting. OLEDs have just begun to make their way onto the market, mostly in mobile phone displays, cameras and ultra-thin TVs. They make it possible for light sources to take new forms they can be made flat and even flexible, introducing radical new possibilities for lighting design.  Quantum dots Another new technology that shows promise, Quantum dots are tiny crystals of semiconducting material just a few tens of atoms across. They are typically made using some combination...
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The Advantages Of Portable Hard Drives

Portable hard drives are an underappreciated piece of computer hardware. The functionality and versatility of these mobile drives makes them one of the most useful storage formats. Portable hard drives strike the balance between storage space and portability perfectly. Hard drives can have upwards of 2TB of data stored on them, this is as much as many desktop PCs and much more than CDS, Blu Ray Disks and memory sticks. With their plug and play functionality, you can feasibly have an entire PCs worth of software, operating system and all, on a small, portable box. This is useful for work and entertainment alike, many hours of movies and games can be stored and moved between computers. With Modern televisions commonly including USB connections, your movies and pictures can be easily moved and viewed from PC to TV. A copy of all of your business documents could be uploaded and moved on a portable hard drive, allowing you to bring your entire business with you wherever you go.
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PC Speakers Or PC Headphones?

It's becoming very common that people have their entire music collection on their computers. With Wi-Fi and streaming technology easily available, it's a natural transition to do so. But once you've got access to your music, how are you going to get it out of your computer and into your ears? There's two main ways of doing this. Through speakers or headphones, this post looks at the advantages of both. Headphones A big advantage with headphones is that they allow you to discretely listen to what ever you want. This is great in shared living spaces as you wont disturb anyone else. It also allows you to block out music you don't like by playing your own. Speakers Speakers have a big advantage in that its simply better to listen to music on speakers. The array and functionality of sound systems and subwoofers dwarfs that of headphones. Its hard for even the most expensive pair of headphones to compare to even a low-mid range set of PC speakers.  
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Essential Tools For The Electrician

An electrician is acutely aware that the tools he uses make a big impact on the job at hand. Not just the quality of the finish, but the speed and efficiency of a job can be improved with the right tools. This post aims to list some of the essential tools for the efficient electrician. Wire Strippers Electricians spend a lot of time stripping wires, so it makes sense to invest in some quality wire strippers. Choose a durable wire stripper that features a good number of different sized teeth for stripping different sized wire, along with a sharp pair of clips, so you’re covered for all eventualities. Voltmeter and Ammeter A voltmeter is a truly essential tool for any electrician as it is used to test if a circuit is live and to confirm equipment is safe before you start working. A voltmeter is also an excellent tool to have at your disposal when troubleshooting circuits and diagnosing faults. Insulated Screwdrivers Having a selection of both Philips and flathea...
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