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Posted on: Jun, 8th 2011
We can classify the ways that hard disk can breakdown in two: software and hardware. With the first I'm talking about the lost of data due to virus or accidental erasure. In these cases, if it's possible retrieve the information, it is often so cheap because only we have to use the appropriate software. Instead, the errors of hardware or physics are very expensive of repair, because are needed tools and specialized installations and only if the information that contains is enough valuable, can worth pay for it. Learn more about "Repair the hardware of a hard disk"

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Posted on: Apr, 13th 2011
Signal warning of radiactivity
The processors aren't inmune to the radiactivity. This it produces soft errors, that are errors in the signals of its circuits, produced by the noise that generates the radiation on it. The consequences of the radiation over the machines aren't so devastating as over the human, because in the worst case we can reboot the machine, but the things that could do the machines affected by radiation to the humans, it could be dangerous. Show more of "The machines neither are inmune to the radiactivity"

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Posted on: Nov, 19th 2011
embedded cpu
Although your car doesn't have onboard computer, probably it has more than 40 embedded processors. These are less powerful than the PC processors, but enough to perform the work that must accomplish to safeguard our security, improve the efficiency of the vehicle and reduce the pollution that generates. Deep in "Your car is full of processors"

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Posted on: Jun, 20th 2011
Inside of a hard disk
Often the people lost the data of their hard disk due to don't know some of the more common things that they mustn't do with them. Do you want to know how much lifetime has a hard disk?, How enlarge its life? or how you can break it accidentally? Learn more about "Prolongs the lifetime of your hard disk drive"

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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. Enter into "Routers: supercomputers of Internet"

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Posted on: Nov, 5th 2010
A Bigfoot Hard Disk below a hard disk of standard size
Did you question some time what is faster, a big hard disk or one little?. Normally, the hard disk to desktop computers have 3'5 inches and the laptops have 2'5. This suppose any advantage? Fill your mind with "Hard Disk: the size is important"

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Posted on: Aug, 6th 2010
Photo of a sign on the beach
At present, we find a lot of beachs that has Wifi. Go to the beach to surf by Internet can make us seem a bit geek, although this is not the motive to quit. However, there are others that produces more serious problems. In this post I'm going to deepen in these. Follow reading "Problems of Internet on the beach"

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Posted on: Nov, 9th 2010
WiFi logo inside of a heart
We absorb massive doses of WiFi radiation all the days, is important that we ask us if the WiFi signals are or are not harmful to the health. In this post I'm going to explain some known facts and in the next one I will deepen about the scientific studies that talk about this topic. Continue reading "Are WiFi Networks healthy? (I)"

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Posted on: Aug, 31st 2010
SIGGRAPH 2010 logo
The SIGGRAPH is the annual conference of computer graphics most important of the world where converge the art and the science. This conference it's performed since the year 1974 and in this post I'm going to present the science papers, animations and inventions that more have attracted my attention of the SIGGRAPH of this year that ended in July. Surprise yourself with the rest of "The best of the SIGGRAPH 2010"
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