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Posted on: Oct, 8th 2010
HD break apart
A lot of people have only one partition in the hard disk where is the operating system, the virtual memory paging file and their personal files, because is as usually comes a computer newly purchased with Windows. Often I surprise discover the quantity of technical and people, that say be expert without having basics knowledges of the topic, that recommend have only one partition because, according to them, the hard disk works faster, when really is the opposite. Do you want to know why? Enter into "Partitions of the hard disk. Are good or bad?"

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Posted on: Nov, 26th 2010
Kinect
The new Xbox 360 peripheral has a multiarray microphone that is capable of separate the voices that there are in front of the device from the others sounds of the enviroment to chat and use voice commands. Here you will learn how is done this difficult task. Deep in "Kinect: How works its multiarray microphone "

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Posted on: Aug, 27th 2010
Code and a processor
In this post I'm going to explain something quite basic, but a lot of people unknown or simply don't understand well.
I'm going to clarify why the algorithms (sequence of steps that has to realizy a computer to complete a determinate task), are execute more faster in hardware than in software. Follow reading "Any algorithm in hardware is faster than in software"

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Posted on: Aug, 20th 2010
Ostentatious utensil of virtual reality
The virtual reality is the creation of 3D interactive worlds by computer, with the intention of immerse the user in another reality. To this, normally, is used goggles that has an screen for each eye, creating the sensation of be in a 3D world around us everywhere. See here how has evolved this discipline. Learn more about "Evolution of the virtual reality"

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Posted on: Nov, 23rd 2010
Kinect
Microsoft wants that we can play with the Xbox 360 moving us in front of the screen. For that have spend hundreds of millions of dollars in develop a device to realize the recognition and the tracking, not only of a complete person but several ones, including also 3D information, its name is Kinect. In this post you will discover how works the hardware and the artificial intelligence algorithms that uses. Don't miss the rest of "Kinect: How works its 3D body tracking"

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Posted on: Oct, 15th 2010
Wifi logos
If your WiFi disconnects constantly or is slow, despite of have the access point or the router near, and you don't know why, in this post, with a probability of the 99% you will find the solution to your problem. Enter into "WiFi collisions"

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Posted on: Sep, 28th 2010
Cable
In the prior post I didn't explain some interesting facts about the submarine cables. ¿How is possible its installation on the oceanic ridges? ¿From where comes the electrical source of the repeaters? ¿What occurs when the deep doesn't allow bury the cable? All these questions and a lot of more will be reveal in this post. Read more of "The impressive submarine cables (second part)"

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Posted on: Dec, 3rd 2010
HD bigfoot together a HD of size of 3.5 inches
The hard drives increase its capacity every time more fast, its growing seems to be imparable, but the technology have its limits and nothing is infinite. When we will arrive to the limit of the hard disk? Learn more about "Magnetic Hard Drives: its end is near"

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Posted on: Mar, 30th 2011
Map of Internet
Internet is formed by a tangle of cables and routers. These routers, have the mission of route the information through that spider web in order to arrive to its destiny, although really Internet is organized in a hierarchy of routers that goes from the router of our house to the router that send the data of a entire country. Follow discovering "Routers: supercomputers of Internet"
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