The History of Computer Monitors

By admin, May 26, 2012 8:46 am
The History of Computer Monitors

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The computer monitor has undergone just as many transitions as the computer itself, from huge and bulky, to thin and lightweight.

  1. In the early days of the computer age the monitor and keyboard were one piece. There were predominantly only two colors, black and green. Though tough on the eyes, this was what the world was waiting for. They were bulky and heavy, but this brought the computer into the home.

  2. In the early 80s there was the dawn of the PC, where the computer became three pieces, the monitor, the PCU and the keyboard. At that time, all the pieces of the computer were bulky. The computer screen was heavy, and took up a lot of space on the top of a desk. However, it was at this time that color was introduced, and there were four colors to the monitor. It was at this time that the computer began to creep into most homes across the country.

  3. In 1984 IBM introduced an enhanced graphics adapter, allowing for 16 colors on the monitor. By 1987 IBM introduced the Video Graphics Array, or VGA, which is still a computer monitor standard.

  4. In 1990 computer monitors made the leap into enhanced graphics, which permitted 16.8 million colors, more than can be detected by the human eye.

  5. Also in 1990 the LCD, liquid crystal display, monitors were taking off, and by 1997 were competing with the cathode ray tubes, or CRTs. The computer screens were getting more clear and easier to read.

  6. Most recently, flat screen monitors are taking the computer world by storm. The flat screen monitor makes it easier to have a monitor right on the desk top. Thin and lightweight, the flat screen also makes for an attractive look on any desk.

    All these changes have lead to the amazing monitors available on the market today. There are monitors that are actually good for your health. These monitors track the way you sit, if you are slouching, or sitting too close to the monitor. When the sensors pick this up, the monitor actually sends out a warning or a reminder that you need to sit up straight, or back up to avoid back and neck pain, as well as eye strain. Monitors have made the journey from a two-color display to an actual monitor that keeps an eye on you. It is amazing to think what tomorrow's monitor will be able to do.

Free Antivirus Software Detects Malware

By admin, February 6, 2012 12:49 am
Free Antivirus Software Detects Malware
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Part of running a business is to ensure that you protect what generates money. Often this means your files, business contracts and agreements as well as other confidential and important documents. Most of these important documents are often stored in a computer or laptop system online or offline. This can be dangerous as there are many viruses that can ultimately remove and delete files from your computer without you knowing. Protection of your computer or laptop is very important if you are a crypto trader. Your money will be lost if your device is not safe. If you are using automated trading platforms like crypto superstar platform, there are chances that you may earn more profits. Therefore, it is very important that you take steps to protect your device.

A free antivirus software tool from a Finnish security company can help to detect all forms of the five different malware families used to steal online banking information. The Debank tool was originally created by Fitsec for scanning enterprise machines. It works by scanning the process memory of a computer to detect malware that is compressed before distribution.

Compressing or packing is one technique that can sometimes fool standard antivirus programs which can mistake the malware for a different program each time it is repackaged. Other antivirus programs use heuristics in addition to traditional signatures to detect malware, but this approach does not always yield as much success as performing a full sweep of memory. The Debank program analyzes the core program code which is rarely changed by malware authors.

Importance of Steam Sterilisers in a Lab

By admin, February 5, 2012 10:46 pm
Importance of Steam Sterilisers in a Lab
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A science laboratory has a range of tools and equipment that help to enable scientists to complete their research and testing effectively and efficiently. Examples of useful scientific lab devices include steam sterilisers. These are used to sterilize laboratory equipment and other materials such as petri dishes. This kind of steriliser is also known as a laboratory autoclave, and they can range from smaller benchtop autoclaves to larger units.

The use of very heated, high pressure steam in an autoclave helps to eliminate bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms from lab equipment. The heat used in stem sterilisers is so high that it is more than 100 degrees celsius. Autoclaves can also be very efficient in a microbiology lab because autoclaves need only a few minutes to complete the sterilization process. Most autoclaves can fully sterilize the scientific equipment in about only 10 to 15 minutes.

An autoclave can be very advantageous because it can increase the hygiene in a lab. Not only that, autoclaves remove contaminants from scientific equipment, which can result in better and more accurate research. Autoclaves can be found in a range of science laboratories, such as those labs found in the pharmaceutical industry and in the healthcare industry.

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