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Learn how to maximise your computer's performance, get the most out of the games you play, and take better pictures. Each week there will be new articles posted here that will provide tips and advice for gamers, computer users and photographers.

Digital Cameras
The Right Memory Card in Digital Cameras

Whether you realize it or not,chances are you've encountered a memory card in one form or other. Virtually every MP3 player,digital cameras and PDA ships with a built-in memory card slot to ramp up storage capacity. To cut a long story short think of a memory card as the equivalent of a hard drive for your camera or cellphone. Whats FLASH? Not only these cards are used by flash gordon but because their data memory is changed by a sudden flash of voltage. Flash memory is a solid-state storage technology that allows data to be stored in electronic format. Unlike hard drives which are mechanical in nature and consists of moving parts,Flash-based memory does not consist of any moving parts...

Featured Topics on Digital Cameras: Basic Digital Photography Techniques  Guides On Buying A Digital Camera 


Personal Computers
Computer Use And Repetitive Stress Injuries in Personal Computers

Repetitive stress injuries have been around for some time but have really come into there own with the dawn of the technology age or computer age. It's been the computer age for awhile now, and that's why words like "repetitive stress injury" and "carpal tunnel syndrome" are a part of our everyday lexicon now. Many families use a computer at least for some reason every day. This could be for work, for school homework, checking e-mail, surfing the Internet, instant messaging with friends or playing computer games. From the very young to the not so young person, people's lives are impacted by computers every day. And as a consequence...

Featured Topics on Personal Computers: Advice on Buying a Laptop or Notebook  AGP and PCI-Express Graphics Cards  Make Your Computer Run Faster 


Xbox 360
The Video Game Companies Battle: Xbox vs. Playstation in Xbox 360

The companies that create the video game decks like Xbox and Playstation are locked into what seems to be a bitter rivalry for the top spot in the hearts of gamers the world over. While both systems offer similar concepts, games and graphics, there are still those that have their favorites. Favorites mean more sales for one company or another. Then one must take into consideration the new advancements that are made and when the new decks hit the market. All of this is highly important to the consumers that make the purchases and the companies that produce them. This past year was a good and bad year for Xbox. The release of their Xbox 360 model...

Featured Topics on Xbox 360: Xbox 360 versus Playstation 3 (PS3) 


Digital Photography
5 Tips to Improve Your Digital Photographs in Digital Photography

We've all experienced the dreaded "red-eye photo" syndrome or the "left out half of someone's head in the photo" syndrome. Once we have moved past those mistakes, our photos can still seem to be missing a certain something that moves our friends and family from saying, "Oh, that's nice, dear" to saying, "Wow! How did you do that?" Below we've given you 5 tips that will help you move from beginner to master of digital photography whether you're using your cellphone or a point-and-shoot camera to take your photos. Compose Carefully One of the most basic digital photography tips (actually this is important regardless of the camera you use) is composition...

Featured Topics on Digital Photography: How To Take Better Photographs  Printing Your Digital Photographs  Editing Photographs with Photoshop 


Computer Games
A look back at Video Game History in Computer Games

Of all the things that the 1970's produced, there are few that made as big of a cultural impact as video games. There's no question about it: video games have been a significant force in society and one of the most popular leisure pursuits. Chances are if you're under the age of 40, you played them, some of us a lot. There was Atari, Intellivision and Colecovision. Don't forget Sega and Nintendo. Today there are web sites that allow you to download free online games. But what about the early days? How did it all start and what were the video games that defined the era? The Innovators Many people think that Pong was the home game that started it all...

Featured Topics on Computer Games: Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPG) 


Digital Cameras
A Brief History Of Photography in Digital Cameras

For centuries images have been projected onto surfaces. The camera obscura and the camera lucida were used by artists to trace scenes as early as the 16th century. These early cameras did not fix an image in time; they only projected what passed through an opening in the wall of a darkened room onto a surface. In effect, the entire room was turned into a large pinhole camera. Indeed, the phrase camera obscura literally means "darkened room," and it is after these darkened rooms that all modern cameras have been named. He discovered that by exposing the silver first to iodine vapour, before exposure to light, and then to mercury fumes after the photograph was taken, a latent image could be formed and made visible...

Featured Topics on Digital Cameras: Basic Digital Photography Techniques  Guides On Buying A Digital Camera 



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