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Coping with a Serious Data Loss from your Computer Hard Drive


Data loss is an expensive reality. It's a hard fact that it happens more often then users like to admit.

Setting up a Network -- Wired or Wireless?


To Wire or Not to Wire Wireless networks are en vogue, but your installation won't be successful unless you chose the right type of network and set it up properly. Wired networks require that each computer be connected via a wire to a central location, called a switch or hub.

Thumb Drives - Great New Technology!


The ability to easily move data from PC to PC with minimal inconvenience is just another benefit computers have brought to the current business world.Over the past few years, the different options to save and move data have multiplied dramatically.

The Road Ahead


We live in an area that has begun to use GreenBins for household waste. Our regular garbageispicked up every other week and the onlyweekly garbage collection is our green plasticbins, to be filled with leftover food productsand other organic waste.

An Inexpensive Solution to Securing Public Access Computers


Offering secure public Internet access is not as easy as it may seem. As the IT manager for a mid-sized public library, it's become apparent to me that creating a secure network of library workstations for use by the public is more important than ever before.

Laptop Computers and the PVP Effect!


Roll over lumbering desktop computers, the limber laptop is here, and it's here to stay! For a while now notebooks have outstripped their ageing desktop PC siblings, easily winning the gold medal in the computer sales olympics. We will illustrate how the PVP effect has contributed greatly to the increase in popularity of notebook computers.

At War With The Internet


When it comes to sales of technology products over the Internet, there are now two factors that potential buyers must consider as possibly 'too good to be true'. In the past, there was only price to worry about.

5 Ways To Backup Your Data...


The data on your hard drive is the most critical item inside your computer, and the only item which can not be replaced. It may be an unwanted hassle and expense to replace a defective memory module, monitor, or processor, but there is no replacing data once lost.

Power and Your PC


The power coming into a computer is the most critical component, and it may be one of the most overlooked. It is just taken for granted that it will always be there and working properly.

Your Business versus Mother Nature


Business Consultants earn hundreds of thousands of dollars every year showing businesses how to improve their productivity. All business consultants in the Information Technology area agree that the biggest threat to business survival is data loss.

You Can Prevent Computer Slowdowns & Issues


Most people understand preventive maintenance like changing the oil in your car will help your car run better and last longer. The same principle holds true for your PC.

Laptop Computers Instigate Classroom Revolution!


Have you noticed that laptop computers are beginning to dictate what happens in the classroom? Additionally, mobile technology is changing where learning takes place. This is especially true as laptops are entering the educational arena in ever increasing numbers.

Recordable DVD Formats Explained


Picking your way through the ton of information available on recordable DVD formats can be a nightmare. To help you out, we've done our best to distill it into this summary.

Expert Guide to DVD Camcorders


Thinking about a mini DVD camcorder? You're not alone, it's a rapidly growing sector of the camcorder market, with Hitachi, Sony and Panasonic all making more than one mini dvd camcorder.These camcorders differ from regular digital video cameras in one important way - they record video onto mini DVD discs, rather than DV tape.

DVD Recorders: Getting Started


IMO, these sd work 'like a VCR' as far as recording and playback. There are models w/ harddrives, VHS players, etc.

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Hardware division fishing champions  Chron.com

Winner of the hardware division of the 32nd annual J.P. Griffon fishing tournament was Team Only On Top. Team members (left to right) are Craig Anderson, ...


Landmark Hardware Store Set to Close  NBC Chicago

A south suburban hardware store, said to be Cook County's oldest, is shutting its doors after 143 years. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has the details.


Nailing down the best and worst hardware stores  Washington Post

Not everyone is handy. There's no shame in it: When you need to do a home repair, you need some help. Meaning you hope your trip to the hardware store ...


Once hidden, hardware is haute again  The Detroit News

Hardware can, of course, be so much more. In design furniture history it is distinguished, and it's often been a focal point of pieces.


Hardware and software vendors continue to flee Huawei following blacklisting  TechRepublic

Just over one week after an executive order prohibiting US companies from selling products to Huawei, the world's third largest smartphone manufacturer finds ...


Memorial Day deals: Grab the MacBook Air, Acer gaming hardware and Xbox One X at low prices  TechSpot

In addition to the 4K TV deals we posted yesterday, there are notable discounts to be found on various laptops and other tech gear this weekend. Acer is offering ...


20 DIY Kitchen Cabinet Hardware Ideas — Best Kitchen Cabinet Hardware  Country Living

Refresh your entire kitchen with just one little change: a new set of cabinet knobs or pulls. These DIY kitchen cabinet hardware ideas are fit to match any decor ...


Husker 2020 DL target Hutmacher adds track titles to growing hardware collection; Juco linemen set for visits  Lincoln Journal Star

Nash Hutmacher is no stranger to winning. The Chamberlain, South Dakota, native and Nebraska football recruiting target is the top-ranked high school ...


Korea IT/Hardware: U.S. Ban On Huawei, Opportunity Trumps Risk  Seeking Alpha

US blocks sales of critical components to Huawei, the world's biggest communication equipment maker and second-largest smartphone maker. Google and ...


Billed as Cook County's oldest hardware store, Jebens Hardware of Blue Island to close after 143 years  Chicago Tribune

The first signs are showing that Jebens Hardware is closing after serving customers in Blue Island for 143 years. Store manager Judy Tuma said the store no ...


Huawei’s US ban: A look at the hardware (and software) supply problems  Ars Technica

President Trump's Huawei ban is in full effect, and companies from all over the country are announcing they will no longer be doing business with Huawei.


Farragut Admirals baseball team brings home state championship hardware  WATE 6 On Your Side

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WATE) - The Admirals are state champs.


Meizu 16s review: Intriguing hardware, frustrating software  Android Authority

For a small Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Meizu certainly enjoys grabbing headlines. Earlier this year, for example, it announced the Meizu Zero, the ...


U.S.-China Trade War To Strike Notebook PCs From Tech Hardware Hub Taiwan  Forbes

Taiwanese builders of notebook PCs will lose money on trade tariffs if the U.S. government approves another list of goods originating in China.


Spotify is test driving a car hardware thing called ‘Car Thing’  TechCrunch

For anyone following Spotify, this no doubt felt like an inevitably. As the streaming *service* looks to diversify, the company's already had some loose partnerships ...


Zombie Loading: Intel Patches Slow Down SSDs as AMD Gains Ground  Tom's Hardware

We've tested the impact of the new Zombieload, RIDL, and Fallout vulnerabilities on storage performance with both Intel and AMD platforms.


Glass graduates from Alphabet’s X as it scores new hardware update  TechCrunch

Google's head-worn smart display, Google Glass, is finally ready to move the tassel. After defining the company's far-flung connected dreams when it was first ...


Ace Hardware hiring for new store in Fresno  KFSN-TV

A new Ace Hardware store will be opening soon in the space recently vacated by Orchard Supply Hardware in Northeast Fresno.


A Roundup Of Recent VR, AR, and MR Hardware News  Forbes

There's been a lot of hardware announcements recently, it's an exciting time to be in XR right now.


New Jersey veteran, hardware store owner vows to keep family business open in Haworth  WABC-TV

Despite the rapid pace in which hardware stores are closing, Haworth Hardware is one of the 19000 stores that remains open in the United States.


Hardware Helping Move AI to the Edge  EE Times

What type of processing power is required to move AI to the edge? Vendors have come up with a range of answers.


Hardware chain offering free American flags in Southwest Florida  Fox 4

In advance of Memorial Day, a Southwest Florida chain of hardware stores is offering free small American flags at all nine of their locations.


Busy Beaver Assumes Ownership and Operations of Three Sons' True Value Hardware in Minerva, Ohio | News, Sports, Jobs  The Review

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — May 2019 - Pittsburgh-based Busy Beaver home improvement retailer has assumed ownership of Three Sons' True Value Hardware at ...


Spotify Confirms Hardware Ambitions With Voice-Controlled ‘Car Thing’  Investorplace.com

Will the newly announced Spotify Car Thing -- hardware for voice controlled music streaming in a vehicle -- have an upside for SPOT stock?


Vuzix Blade Selected as the Smart Glasses Rollout Hardware for the "SWORD™" Intelligence and Threat Detection Solution  Yahoo Finance

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Vuzix® Corporation (VUZI), ("Vuzix" or, the "Company"), a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented ...


Lehigh Valley’s last Sears Appliance & Hardware store, one of less than a dozen locations left nationwide, set  Allentown Morning Call

The Lehigh Valley's last Sears Appliance & Hardware store and one of less than a dozen locations remaining nationwide will soon close in Northampton County.


Car hits ACE Hardware in Thriftway parking lot  Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

Just as islanders turned out to the Village Green for the Vashon Farmers Market Saturday morning, a silver sedan across the street in the Thriftway Parking Lot ...


NASA's new flying robot gets its first hardware check in space  Mashable

NASA's new robot is getting ready for work. Astrobee, a free-flying robot system that's designed to give astronauts a hand in space, has had its first hardware ...


Brewer's hardware store, a Mamaroneck institution, is closing  The Journal News | LoHud.com

The business, established in 1879, is tentatively planning to close July 3.


Edge Artificial Intelligence Hardware Market Growth in Sustainability Around The World 2019 – 2028  GuruFocus.com

An edge devices are set of hardware components that control data flow between two networks. Edge devices that are integrated with Artificial Intelligence ...


New Chrome and Firefox extensions from Microsoft bring hardware isolation technology to more browsers  OnMSFT

The new Windows Defender Application Guard extensions for the two browsers provide the same hardware-based isolation technology found on Microsoft Edge ...


BizHawk: Miner's Ace Hardware Moving Into OSH Building in Goleta  Noozhawk

BizHawk is published weekly, and includes items of interest to the business community. Share your business news, including employee announcements and ...


Is hardware the root cause of most IoT struggles?  TechHQ

The mass adoption of IoT (Internet of Things) technology leads experts to predict its impact could be worth a potential $11.1 trillion a year to the.


New Windows Zero-Day Flaws Revealed By Controversial Researcher  Tom's Hardware

SandboxEscaper, a controversial security researcher that has been releasing zero-day exploits for Windows since last year on Twitter and GitHub, has released ...


Kingston HyperX QuadCast Gaming Microphone Review  Tom's Hardware

Gaming microphones might have seemed like an unnecessary decadence just a few years ago, but with the advent of Twitch comes a totally different mindset ...


PlayStation 5 video shows off hardware capabilities of next console  Polygon

During Sony's Investors Relations Day in Japan, the company talked more about its next generation console (likely called the PlayStation 5, though no official ...


Lattice Adds Hardware Security; Improves AI  EE Times

Lattice teased a new FPGA architecture, introduced a new control FPGA that provides root of trust hardware security, and updated its AI stack to increase ...


Why Hardware Is So Important to A.I.'s Future  Fortune

Google's many hardware projects, like its Pixel smartphones, are being tailored to artificial intelligence.


Google’s head of hardware is betting big on ambient computing  The Verge

Rick Osterloh, the head of Google's newly named "Devices and Services" division discusses how he integrated Nest, built the Pixel 3A, and much more.


Playdate: a tiny handheld with games from the creators of Qwop and Katamari  The Verge

Mac software maker Panic is building a gaming handheld called Playdate, which looks like a modern Game Boy, features games from the creators of Katamari ...


Sheriff to modernize Peaked Hill radio hardware  Martha's Vineyard Times

Chilmark selectmen voted 2-0 to approve Dukes County Sheriff Robert Ogden's request to upgrade hardware at a tower facility on Peaked Hill, the former site of ...


Consistently In Denial: Summit H.S. Boys Lacrosse's Defense Stymies Ramapo as Hilltoppers Claim NG2 Hardware, 9-4  TAPinto.net

SUMMIT, NJ - Possession -- or, in this case, 'Possession -- may indeed be nine-tenths of the law, but what happens when that other one tenth just will not relent?


How The China-USA Trade War Could Impact Game Hardware  Kotaku

During the 1980s and 90s, Nintendo made its game consoles in Japan. Now, they are made in China and could get more expensive for American consumers.


Arduino reveals more powerful, low-cost Nano boards for building homemade hardware and gadgets  TechRepublic

Arduino has expanded its family of tiny Nano boards with new offerings that deliver better specs for a lower price.


Pay It 4ward: Ace Hardware delivers yard makeovers to deserving families  WJXT News4JAX

Ace Hardware locations across the First Coast have teamed up to donate a yard makeover to five deserving locations.


Community Questions: What Do You Expect for Computex 2019  Tom's Hardware

It's time for Computex, everyone's favorite international computing trade show. Each year the Tom's Hardware team heads east to Taipei, Taiwan to see ...


The New Hardware Innovations Designed To Drive Industry 4.0  Forbes

To move toward fulfilling the potential of Industry 4.0, addressing the challenges of new hardware design and energy efficiencies is as important as more ...


Forces loyal to Libya's U.N.-backed government receive military hardware  Reuters

A coalition of forces allied with Libya's U.N.-backed government of national accord (GNA) said it had received a shipment of armored vehicles and arms on ...


iOS 13 likely to drop support for a lot of older hardware  ZDNet

iOS 11 and 12 have been kind to those running older iPhones and iPads, not only giving older devices extra time but also a performance boost. But a report ...


30 Coolest Mobile Hardware Companies: 2019 Mobility 100  CRN

The top mobile hardware companies in CRN's Mobility 100 for 2019 include Apple, Samsung, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Huawei.


Gigabyte Enables PCIe 4.0 on X470 and B450 Motherboards (Updated)  Tom's Hardware

Gigabyte's latest BIOS update adds support for PCIe 4.0 to existing X470 motherboards, but you'll need a Ryzen 3000 series processor to unlock the faster ...


Asus teases upcoming hardware that's not a Mothership 2 but could be a ROG tablet  Notebookcheck.net

Asus has posted a teaser to its ROG Global Twitter account that appears to show some new hardware coming from the Taiwanese manufacturer.


Nvidia Files For 3080, 4080, 5080 Trademarks to Hinder AMD Navi Branding  Tom's Hardware

Credit: Shutterstock.comNvidia has filed before the European Union Intellectual Property Office for ownership of the numbers 3080, 4080 and 5080 in an attempt ...


Streetwise: DeBaker Hardware closing after 56 years in Green Bay  Green Bay Press Gazette

GREEN BAY - DeBaker Hardware, a staple on University Avenue since the days when it was Willow Street, will close later this spring or summer after 56 years in ...


Microsoft Reveals First Hardware Using Its New Compression Algorithm  Data Center Knowledge

Two months ago, the engineering team that designs all the infrastructure for Microsoft Azure, unveiled a new data compression algorithm that according to them ...


Northampton County is losing another hardware store  lehighvalleylive.com

Sears Appliance & Hardware is in the midst of a liquidation sale in Lower Nazareth Township.


Do it in Software or Hardware? VR Audio Takes on the Perennial Question  IEEE Spectrum

Is it a hardware or a software problem? That can depend on a developer's perspective.


Longview Triangle Center Ace Hardware slated to close mid-June  Longview Daily News

The Longview Triangle Center's Ace Hardware store will close this summer despite record revenues for the franchise's parent company and recent growth in the ...


MSI Reveals X570 Motherboards Ahead of Computex, Godlike X570 leaked (Update)  Tom's Hardware

Update 5/23 - VideoCardz has leaked the existence of an MSI Godlike motherboard with an X570 chipset, which MSI will likely reveal at Computex.


Season in Review: LHS track & field collects hardware this spring  Camp Lejeune Globe

The track & field teams at Lejeune High School collected more hardware for the trophy cases this spring. First, the boys' and girls' teams each took home third ...


Fred's Hardware store of Rifle closing shop  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Towns across Garfield County have seen local hardware stores shut their doors in recent years, and Fred's Hardware of Rifle will be the latest, according to the ...


Triangle Center property manager: Ace Hardware vacancy likely to fill fast  Longview Daily News

Property managers for the Longview Triangle Center expect a vacancy in the strip mall to be filled quickly after Ace Hardware closes in mid- to late-June.


Alphabet cites ‘headwinds’ in smartphone sales, teases I/O hardware announcement  TechCrunch

Alphabet's Q1 earnings were a disappointment for Wall Street, courtesy primarily of ad revenue shortcomings. The hardware team met with some difficulties, as ...


Conwright Scoops Double Helping of Hardware  SFGate

This article, Conwright Scoops Double Helping of Hardware, was first published on SportStarsMag.com. Serving Up Jaden's Porsche Cup: Conwright scoops ...


Lady Plainsmen Win Twice To Earn Hardware At State Soccer  KOWB

Following a tough opening round match, the Laramie Lady Plainsmen bounced back to bring home the consolation trophy from state soccer last weekend in ...


Biz Buzz: New owner at Galena resort; hardware store opens in SW Wisconsin; Dubuque nutrition store relocates  telegraphherald.com

Biz Buzz shares business tidbits from around the tri-state area. This week, we highlight developments in Dubuque, Galena, Ill., and Cassville, Wis.


Suspected hardware store thief arrested  KRIS Corpus Christi News

A Crime of the Week has been solved. Police have arrested 18-year old David Spencer. Detectives believe he the man who was caught on camera stealing a ...


“Taco Breaking” Celebrates Substantial Renovation of Former Lasher Hardware on Syracuse's Westside  URBAN CNY

On Thursday May 23rd at 11 am, Syracuse-based housing and community development non-profit Home HeadQuarters, along with Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh ...


Google hardware chief Rick Osterloh is just getting started – Fast...  Fast Company

Rick Osterloh has shaped the modern era of Google gadgets. Signs of progress are tangible, but the vision is much bigger.


Anchor Drop, May 21: Hardware Edition  Anchor Of Gold

Yesterday, a bunch of Vanderbilt players landed on All-SEC teams.


3 Hardware-to-Cloud Design Kits That Simplify IoT Connectivity and Application Development  All About Circuits

Simplicity is the name of the game for IoT dev boards designed to decrease complexity and time to market.


Mac Hardware at WWDC, AppKit vs. UIKit, Next-Gen Wi-Fi, with John Kheit - ACM 513  The Mac Observer

In this ep, Bryan Chaffin and John Kheit discuss Mac hardware at WWDC, UIKit vs. AppKit, and next-generation Wi-Fi technology.


Vive’s catching up to Rift in Steam’s May hardware survey  VentureBeat

Steam's May hardware survey shows that Oculus Rift got 45.62% of overall VR usage on Steam. Vive and Vive Pro, meanwhile, total 42.59% of the share.


Retailer eyes new store for the Orchard Supply Hardware site in Napa  Napa Valley Register

A chain of hardware stores new to California may well find a new home at the old Orchard Supply Hardware site in north Napa.


Brazilian ERP firm Totvs sells hardware business to Elgin  ZDNet

The largest Latin American producer of enterprise software, Totvs, agreed to sell its hardware business Bematech as part of a plan to dispose of non-core assets.


Real Estate Insider: Yes, RH (née Restoration Hardware) mulled a store in downtown Detroit  Crain's Detroit Business

The company formerly known as Restoration Hardware has confirmed that it considered a downtown Detroit outlet store location within the last few years.


Why Google added a kill switch to its new Nest Hub Max  Fast Company

Tech giants, along with a handful of smaller players, are designing “kill switches” that cut the power to the microphones or cameras in their devices.


A role for optics in AI hardware  Nature.com

Experiments show how an all-optical version of an artificial neural network — a type of artificial-intelligence system — could potentially deliver better energy ...


Android Q features you'll love: Games will be better on weaker hardware  Android Central

By borrowing a tool from Chrome, Android Q will run OpenGL ES features on your phone's GPU no matter the version.


Creating A Roadmap For Hardware Security  SemiEngineering

The U.S. Department of Defense and private industry consortiums are developing comprehensive and cohesive cybersecurity plans that will serve as blueprints ...


Pittsburgh-based Yodel Labs wins AlphaLab Gear Hardware Cup  TribLIVE

Have you ever had a hard time finding an item you needed in a densely packed supermarket? “Where in the world is the aisle that has my eye drops?” you may ...


Why airlines are speaking directly to IFC hardware suppliers  Runway Girl Network

More than ever, airlines are educating themselves about inflight connectivity hardware and not solely relying on *service* providers and integrators for that ...


Atlanta Falcons should expect a lot of hardware in 2019  Blogging Dirty

The Atlanta Falcons will bounce back year in 2019 and will collect a lot of the hardware bestowed among the league's best when it is said and done.


Microsoft's Massive Success With Windows 10 Surface Hardware  Forbes

Microsoft's quarterly results for its third quarter in 2019 have revealed a strong performance from the Surface family of devices, along with success in the plan to ...


NI releases New Wireless Hardware for Online Asset Condition Monitoring  Design World Network

NI, the provider of a software-defined platform that helps accelerate the development and performance of automated test and automated measurement.


Sears closing appliance and hardware store in Northampton County  69News WFMZ-TV

The Sears Appliance and Hardware Store in Northampton County is now in the process of liquidating.


Google Debuts New Hardware and Shows Off New Search, AR, and Google Assistant Features at Google I/O  MacRumors

Google's annual I/O developer conference took place today, and the Mountain View-based company announced a number of changes and updates, some of...


Orchard Supply Hardware to be revived — sort of  Chain Store Age

A new store brand is rising out of what was formerly Orchard Supply Hardware. Central Network Retail Group (CNRG), a multi-format, multi-brand retailer ...


Ace Hardware Honors Fallen Heroes With 1 Million American Flags  PRNewswire

OAK BROOK, Ill., May 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- In the true spirit of Memorial Day, Ace Hardware is once again collaborating with the Veterans of Foreign Wars of ...


Hexgears Impulse Keyboard Review: Best for Typing  Tom's Hardware

The ultimate typing keyboard, the Hexgears Impulse and its Box White Switches will make you faster and more comfortable for both work and play.


IBM Plans to Commercialize Quantum Computers in 3-5 Years  Tom's Hardware

IBM's Director of Research in Tokyo, Norishige Morimoto, announced that the company plans to launch a quantum computer in 3-5 years that will outperform ...


AMD Six-Core 12-Thread Ryzen 3000 Processor Benchmark Pops Up  Tom's Hardware

Ryzen 3000-series processor with six cores and 12 threads has appeared on GeekBench database.


Hardware store expanding with new name  WTAJ - www.wearecentralpa.com

A hardware store in Clearfield County is celebrating its grand reopening.


Google Stadia to use First-Gen AMD Vega GPU Architecture: Khronos  Tom's Hardware

It is now almost certain that Google is using a modified version of AMD's last-gen Vega 56 GPU for its Stadia cloud gaming *service*.


Even the Rich and Famous of Beverly Hills Need to Buy Hardware and Produce. Here's Where They Shop  Inc.

In the shadows of Beverly Hills' glamorous global giants, Edelweiss Chocolates, Arturo's Shoe Fixx, and other mom-and-pops provide their versions of luxury ...


Leafs' Matthews has surgical hardware removed  ESPN

Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews underwent a procedure Thursday to remove hardware from a 2014 surgery. The team did not provide details as to the ...


End of an icon: 136-year-old Zimmer Hardware in Palatine closes  Chicago Daily Herald

Remembered for a certain charm that included its legendary basement and the kind of odds and ends typically not found at big retailers, a suburban hardware ...


Cisco revamps its hardware for new Wi-Fi technology  Reuters

(Reuters) - Cisco Systems Inc said on Monday it is rolling out hardware for the next generation of Wi-Fi standards, giving a core part of its $28.2 billion ...


Bath hardware makes a stylish splash  Associated Press

Step in the bathroom, turn on the tap. Step in the shower, turn on the faucet. Just mundane parts of the daily routine, right? Yet for bathware designers, they're ...


Judge: Qualcomm ‘Strangled Competition' With Patent Licensing Practices  Tom's Hardware

Judge Koh ruled that Qualcomm has violated antitrust law through its abusive and anti-competitive patent-licensing practices.


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