Today I got a calls from a person who want to listen to AM station on his mobile and wondering why no companies are incorporating the AM radio facility to their handsets.
It was the first time I have heard somebody is demanding AM radio because most of the AM stations across the world are government owned and broadcasting discussions... more →
Back in my early days of electronic studies I have learned that parallel data transfer is faster than serial. It satisfies my commonsense too that an eight lane highway can take more cars than a single lane . so eight bits at a time down the lane will indeed faster than one bit at a time
The parallel port that... more →
During the training session in IT infrastructure , I normally get irritated when some of my students and even my fellow trainers pronounce the “Nero” as nuro, naro or something else . It was back in 1998 that I come across this software to write data to the CD-RW mediums . What catches my attention at... more →
Deny it or not , we are storing our valuable data on the least reliable component inside your computer. The hard disk drive . Yes , the arcane stone age computing technology that outlived its peers . We are no longer using audio cassettes and VHS tapes , still my system contains an electro- mechanical device to store the... more →
Back in my early days of computing carrier , all the motherboards were green in color. When other colors appeared on the motherboard , most of the brown , gray and black motherboards were cheap , good for nothing products. That set a strong believe about the greatness of green motherboards. It is not just my case . The... more →
Every student who goes through the IT infrastructure study will surly go though the theory of North and South bridge chips on the motherboard . ever thought why theMemory Controller Hub and IO controller hub are named so ?
The two chips are aptly called the bridge because it acts as a bridge between your microprocessor... more →
Why you are calling your BIOS setup as CMOS setup and the Lithium battery on your computer motherboard as CMOS battery ?
What is relation between these terms ? It calls for a detailed explanation . Hope you will stick on
Back in the days of initial IBM PC and PC-XTs your computer has ICs made up of transistor-transistor... more →
When we study about computing , there are so many terms which we take it for granted . I think PS/2 is one of them . Every body is aware that the small six pin din connector where you plug the keyboard and mouse is called ps/2 connector. But why it is called by such a strange name ?
Well , the term PS/2 was the name of... more →
IT industry will always find new ways to attract its customers .
When netbooks comes to the market some 4 years back , it was charming and affordable . I opted for a Asus eeePC as my prime machine instead of my heavy Dell inspiron. Even though people said that Intel atom is under powered , I did not find any issue with it... more →
re-branding is always confusing . The idea of naming a new innovative concept with a name that was a decade old is not that much appealing . I am talking about the new product from Microsoft that is trending in Google search .
It is the Microsoft Surface.
The initial idea of Microsoft Surface was dates... more →