Getting both the hardware and software details of your system typically requires using multiple apps. You'd have to peruse through the device manager, jump on over to the Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel, and then if you want to run some diagnostics or benchmarks you'd have to go hunt down some apps to do that as well.
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Wireless everything... It's one of those clichés that usually come to mind when talking about the future of technology. While wireless has seen plenty of success with the invention of the mobile phone and WiFi networks, our computers still have a truckload of wires attached to them.
Over the last several weeks, you may have heard people talking about "supposed" changes Apple was going to make to their MacBook laptops. Some of what we heard turned out to be just rumors, but much turned out to be true.
The other day I had someone who ran into a big problem that many of us hope to never come across. What happened was the user had forgotten the administrator password for their Windows Vista machine, and had no idea how they could log on.
It was only about 6-weeks ago that TechCrunch decided they wanted to build a $200 web tablet, and they were trying to recruit all of the talent they could to get the job done. The image above is showing off the first prototype that has been assembled, but it won't be nearly as thick as what you see:
I'm sure some of you have been using a 64-bit version of Windows for a few years now, but have experienced frustrations when coming across problems such as driver incompatibility. That might become a thing of the past as 64-bit Windows PC's become more prevalent.
Anyone that has ever built a computer knows what a time consuming process it can be to find and price out all of the different parts that you need. The PC Incubator site wants to help ease the burden of finding the best parts by laying them all out in an easy-to-configure fashion.
Last week we got our first glimpse of the Asus Eee Box , an ultra low-cost desktop PC that should be hitting the market soon, and now this week we're getting a look at an all-in-one computer that Asus is supposedly working on as well. When we say all-in-one, we mean that there is no separate CPU, it's built right-in to the monitor. Think iMac. Take a look at what it's expected to look like:
Dell has a launched a new line of laptop computers dubbed Dell Studio that has raised a few eyebrows. The laptops ship with Windows Vista which isn't surprising, but the thing that made Gizmodo do a double-take was the Mac-like dock that appeared on the desktop.
We very briefly mentioned the Asus Eee Box as an example of an ultra low-cost desktop PC that will be hitting the market soon, but we didn't have any idea what it looked like. Asus has officially unveiled the new Ee Box and it looks like it will come in three different colors, white, black, and red.
Any guesses on how many personal computers are in use out in this vast world we live in? As of July 2007, it's estimated that there are about 6.6 billion people in the World. Out of those 6+ billion people, how many of them do you think are using a computer? According to Gartner, a research firm, the number of personal computers in use has passed the 1 billion mark which is pretty big.
Supercomputers have always been interesting to me because of the sheer power that they harness, and someday I would like to see one first-hand. According to Wikipedia though a "quad-core Xeon workstation running at 2.66 GHz will outperform a multimillion dollar Cray C90 supercomputer used in the early 1990s.
Without too much hesitation, Microsoft continues to extend the date that XP will be available for the ultra low-cost PC's. First they extended the date in April for low-cost laptops until 2010 because Vista usually requires too many resources to be run on them, but now the life of Windows XP has been extended for low-cost desktop PCs as well.
Naturally Windows XP users have been wanting to upgrade to the latest and greatest Service Pack 3, but it seems as though some users are getting an unexpected surprise. If you have a desktop by HP/Compaq with an AMD processor you may find that your computer shows a blue screen of death (BSoD) when starting up. And to top it all off it won't stop rebooting.
The digital future appears to be one that embraces touch-screen technology, or so Microsoft thinks. Last year they showed off the $10,000 Surface, which is a large touch-screen table that can interact with things that are placed on it. For example, the Surface has started showing up in AT&T stores as a way for users to compare and contrast devices that they sell.