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Google Chrome Browser Depleted Your Laptop Battery Faster

Do you ever feel that your laptop batteries run out more quickly when surfing with Google Chrome browser? Well you are not the only one who feel that way. A forbes contributor, Ian Morris, had raised the issue to the surface few weeks ago.

And also a few weeks ago, came the news that Google will solve this problem. Google’s statement, quoted by PC World mentions that they have try to fix a bug that waste the laptop batteries and make it as a “top priority” in the Google Chrome development team.

The real problem is, according to Morris, that this issue has actually been going on for a long time. This issue is being found out and first reported in 2010. However the issue never being taken care of by Google until later Morris wrote an article about it.

Morris explained that the batteries issue happen because the browser is forcing the processor to keep active (system clock tick rate of 1 millisecond) all the time, even if the browser is not working. In comparison, with the Internet Expoler browser which is using the tick rate of 15 milliseconds and only shorten the time when doing heavy tasks, such as streaming video.

Consequently, according to Morris explanation, the power consumption can be increased by up to 25% when users surf the Internet using Chrome. Google itself is not sure when Chrome will be updated to solve the batteries wasting problem.


Cheap Windows Laptop

What is the price of the cheapest Windows laptop can be purchased at this time? In the near future, people who are interested with these Windows operating system laptop will only need to spend around $199 to buy a Windows laptop.

That’s what the HP company set for the price for their new laptop “Stream”, which was announced by the company HP at the Microsoft partner conference in Washington DC, USA, July 14 yesterday.

HP did not disclose what kind of hardware components embedded in the laptop, however, noted that the Stream is planned to be released in the holiday season later this year. In addition, other Microsoft partner’s laptop manufacturer, such as Acer and Toshiba are also introducing their own cheap laptop models respectively.

Acer Aspire comes with ES1 which has an Intel Celeron processor 2.16 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB hard drive, and a 15.6-inch screen. While Toshiba is relying on a small form factor with a 11.6-inch screen, 32GB SSD, and a weight of only 1 kg. Both laptops from Acer and Toshiba are priced at a relatively affordable price, which is $249.

The cheap prices from these new Windows laptop are aiming to face the invasion of cheap laptops from Google. The HP laptop has more value compare than a Chromebook which is their main competitor, so it will try to dominate this market segment.

Microsoft itself had been reduced their Windows OS license price prices in order to lower the overall Windows laptop price.

In the promotion, the software company emphasized the advantages of Windows compared Chromebook laptops, such as the ability to run desktop applications and works both online and offline.


Basic Inkjet Glossary

Basic Inkjet GlossaryWith all the technical terms out there, it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with inkjet terminologies. Unfortunately, understanding the differences between the various terminologies is a must in today’s advanced technological age. Below are a few of the more commonly used inkjet jargon terms you might come across and some information that will help you keep it all straight in your head.

CMYK

Sometimes you might see the term CMYK. This strange looking word is simply an acronym to identify the colors Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black. These are the standard colors used by printer industries. For example magazines and brochures use these colors frequently to produce glossy photography prints. CMYK allows printers to use all four colors combined in a mixture to create multiple hues and tones.

DPI

The next commonly used word you might run across in inkjet jargon is DPI. Again, this is simply an acronym that is short for Dots per Inch. This is a measurement term defining the resolution on the printer. A printer’s resolution will have values ranging from high to low. High resolution is defined as a DPI of 1200 and above.

A lower resolution would be anywhere from 300 DPI and below and would generally produce a printed picture with noticeable pixel dots. Low resolution is not usually recommended for high quality graphical or photographical output. The best possible photo output comes from using the highest DPI values.

Duplexing

The word Duplexing refers to the capability of the printer to print on both sides of the paper. This ability is beneficial in a number of ways. Not only does Duplexing conserve on paper, but it is better for the environment as well. While duplexing is not an inexpensive option, it is used infrequently in today’s business world.

In most situations, duplexing can be achieved manually by placing even and odd numbers first and then flipping the pages over. This will allow the user to print on the other side regardless of whether a printer can duplex or not.

Inkjet

The term inkjet printer has been around for a while, but if you’re not computer savvy you might not know the difference between an inkjet printer and dot matrix printer. An inkjet printer produces printed characters by spraying ink in a line of dots to form characters.

Early inkjets were somewhat inefficient due to the fact that they had a reputation for clogging. The newer models, however; are designed to deliver high print seeds, superb graphics and crisp text. The technology present in modern inkjet printers has become so advanced that photographic inkjet output is on a par with that of photolabs.

Interface

This term refers to the type of connection the printer is able to obtain from the computer. Much older computers use a parallel interface. Today, this type of interface has become a thing of the past as new interface technologies such as USB and Firewire have taken center stage purely due to their speed and reliability.

 

Taking the time to better understand inkjet jargon can prove to be particularly beneficial when you are considering purchasing a new printer. Don’t let yourself fall for salesman jargon and buy the wrong product simply because you didn’t understand the
terminology used. Knowledge is power.


PC Sales Is Predicted Will Be Increased This Year

The processor manufacturer, Intel Company is predicting that the sales of personal computer (PC) will increase from the second quarter of 2014 and by the end of 2014. This is due to a strong demand from the business segment.

According to Reuters, Intel had predicted that their earnings in the second quarter to 13.7 billion dollars, up from a previous prediction of 13 billion dollars.

Microsoft’s decision to discontinue technical support for the Windows XP operating system, is considered as one of the reasons for the growth of personal computer sales. The business and corporate segments are expected to buy a new computer unit to replace obsolete computers.

For the past few years, the sales of personal computers are decreasing for eight consecutive quarters until March 2014. This is happen because the personal computer market is crushed by the increasing popularity and demand of mobile devices, such as smartphones and computer tablets.

However, according to analyst Mikako Kitagawa from the Gartner Institute of Research, the sales of personal computers in the first quarter of 2014 showed signs of improvement, although the growth is still slow.

Gartner notes that the personal computer sales in the first quarter of 2014 to 76.6 million units, down 1.7 percent compared to the same period last year. In the mean time, Kitagawa also stated that personal computer shipments had dropped 6.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013 and down 10 percent so far in 2013.