5 Things a Child Knows About Technology That You Don’t

How do you feel about your kids? Ever felt they are smarter than you about Technology? How could you tell? Do you have living proof? This article demonstrates this fact. Read on to find out.

Here are a few examples:

1) Your kid is faster than you at figuring out and playing computer games. They know better when to hit enter, spacebar, ESC key and arrow keys. In fact, they are better than you at playing these games.

2) Your kid is better at discovering new stuff about your cell phone, which you never knew existed. Take all the help you need from your kid.

3) Your kid knows the easiest way to find information by giving a search on Google bar. They will use simple non-connecting words and yet they will find the required information.

4) They will find a way with other digital gadgets before you and work … Read More

The Technical Side of Model Trains and DCC Explained

With digital command control (DCC) decoders are used to control each locomotive. A model railroader can set the decoders address and control speed, special effects and motor performance etc. Most manufacturers provide programming instructions.

Your DCC decoder may need quite a bit of work on your part if you want it to work properly. DCC decoders need to be programmed which some people find confusing.

The thing is that the systems can be very different. Unless you can build your own decoder you will be forced to use someone else's settings and they may not work for you. Nonetheless, have a look at the DCC decoder schematic and see exactly what your DCC decoder can support.

Luckily there are some DCC decoders that come with the option of DCC decoder programming, such as the NCE and Wangrow systems. In some cases it can be a long and complicated process, but … Read More

Digital Cash Technology

This is an anonymous form of money that is digital that can be linked directly to a bank account or exchanged for physical money. As with physical cash there is no way to obtain information about the buyer from it, and it can be transferred by the seller to pay for subsequent purchases. It involves use of computer networks, internet and digital stored value systems. It is also referred to as e-cash. Digital cash technology is viewed as a key payment mechanism for future, whether for use in conventional retail setting or to engage in electronic commerce over the internet. It is one of the wonders of our age where advancement in technology is easing our normal operations to unheard of lengths.

The main advantage of digital cash technology against the conventional or traditional electronic fund transfer mechanisms such as credit card based transactions lies mostly in its potential for … Read More

High Speed Internet – Pros And Cons Of Different Types Of High Speed Internet

With so many different types of internet providers out there, it is tough to figure out the best one for your home or your business. The three major differences, in my opinion, are availability, speed, and delivery. I have put together the four main types of internet to help you make the right choice.

Dial-up Internet

Dial-up internet connects consumers to the online world by way of a telephone line.

the pros are that dial-up is available in most areas around the country. People are able to use this type of internet in remote and rural areas. Other types connections are not possible in those areas.

The cons

I believe because it is set up through a line connection, consumers can not talk on the phone and surf the web at the same time. This is a huge problem in today’s advanced world.

DSL(Digital Subscriber Line) Internet

Dial-up uses a … Read More

Benefits of Using Tablet Computers

There's little doubt that the most popular tablet is the iPad. Tablets, such as the iPad have enabled users to harness the power of the PC in a more compact and touch enabled functionality. Tablets are superior to smart phones and laptops in many ways. The following are the reasons that make tablets such as the iPad superior over your laptop or smart phone.


Tablets let gamers play games with a large enough screen, without the use of mouse or a flat surface, one can simply lay down and play games on their iPad – if they like.

E-book reader:

For students and readers alike, tablets compared to smart phones and laptops make better e-readers. Their size and portability can be compared to a book, this design and capability features make tablets great for reading e-books or PDF, word or other
text files.

Comparable capabilities to a laptop:

Next, … Read More

HP Pavilion P6550z Computer Review

HP computers are sold globally and it is used in most of the homes, offices and other organizations. HP Company has successfully come out with many computers and one such model is HP Pavilion P6550z. Even the most advanced mini computers and laptops cannot beat the sales record of these desktop computers. Laptops are mostly used during travel and if you are looking computers for your office, then you should definitely look one like HP Pavilion P6550z model. Even though it is not possible to explore the advantages of HP Pavilion P6550z in a single review, I have tried my best to give major features and details of this machine.

Some basic features of HP P6550z

* This HP computer runs on certified Windows 7 Operating system. The OS is available in three different versions, namely windows 7 home, windows 7 premium and windows 7 ultimate. You are allowed to … Read More

What Makes the Information Technology Salary Appealing?

The popularity of computers gave birth to thousands of information technologists all over the world. The IT courses and jobs became extremely popular in the ’90s and remain to be one of the most sought after jobs, mainly because of the salary that a technician can get, not to mention the wide-ranging job opportunities it can offer. If you notice, almost every company, if not all, use computers that serve as their data storing devices, communication tools, and more. With this, it is but normal for them to have information technologists that will guide them through computer systems and applications their work requires.

The average information technology salary is at $69,000. Because of this growing necessities for information technologists, the budget for hiring a technician have also increased, including allowances and other benefits. As a matter of fact, the salary of IT was doubled due to the fact that the … Read More

Make Beats on the Computer

If you want to know how to make beats on the computer, then this article will show you how.

One of the most rewarding efforts you can undertake is making music. And now you can make beats on the computer. No need to wait until you can rent an expensive studio, your PC will suffice. With practice you'll soon be able to produce the beauty that exists only in YOUR head.

To make beats on the computer, you're going to need 'samples'. Your audio-editing program is a good source for these. Open this program and import some mp3 files and you're on the right track.

Make yourself what they call a 'Bank' or 'soundbank' of the samples you are going to use. This should be samples of different elements of the music you wish to produce. They should be organized in a way that makes it easy to implement them … Read More

Diabetes Software – How To Improve Your Diabetes Treatment With Technology

For people new to diabetes it can be quite a daunting prospect to assimilate all the new information needed to control diabetes and safeguard your health. The fundamental principle underlying most diabetic treatment is understanding the impact that sugar will have on a persons blood glucose level. In order to control this the person is required to modify their eating and exercise behavior and monitor their blood. Diabetic software can help to monitor a persons blood more effectively and efficiently. Ultimately it can give the person more control of their diabetic condition. This article will look at some of the features of diabetic software and how it can help you.

Diabetic software comes in two broad groups. The first group is educational in nature. The aim is to teach people about controlling blood sugar levels. I would say this type of software is aimed at people who do not understand … Read More

10 Years Ago in Technology – Remembering Our Roots, a Tchie’s Retrospective

There's an old adage in the auto industry that says your vehicle loses value as soon as you drive it off the lot. The computer and technology industry is not so different, in that new parts and systems are constantly pushing the envelope of performance and value, making it impossible to have a top-of-the-line system for very long. The purpose of this paper is to step back in time 10 years and examine the technology landscape then to see how it compares to today's technologies we know and love.

Moore's Law:

Much has been written, and much is still debated about the technology axiom called; Moore's Law. Some people interpret the law to mean a doubling of computer power every 18 months to 2 years, while others maintain it means a doubling of the numbers of transistors (microscopic on / off switches if you will) engineers are able to print … Read More