CCFL (Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lighting) and LED (Light Emitting Diode) backlighting technology has been used for quite a while in a variety of LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) panels. LED is the newest out of the two coming into light (no pun intended) in the last few years. Whilst CCFL is the oldest of the two being the original backlighting system in LCD panels. So it should be a simple answer of yes LED is better because it’s newer. But it’s not as simple as that unfortunately. This article aims to help you understand why.
The finale to series 7 of Doctor Who was broadcast on Saturday, titled “The Name of the Doctor” it definitely seemed that the episode would be an epic one and that it was.
The beginning scenes of The Name of The Doctor was probably my favourite part. It took us to Gallifrey (the Doctor’s home planet) and showed us the first Doctor stealing a faulty TARDIS and then subsequently showed us other scenes of past Doctors with Clara superimposed into the background of each scene. It was video editing done really well and it was just awesome seeing the past doctors in a montage of sorts.
The other day I decided to purchase a refurbished 13″ MacBook Pro to complete my little circle of synchronisation and to give me the power to do more on the go. Long story short I’m loving this machine. This article aims to help you understand why. For about a year I’ve been rocking a Compaq Presario CQ57 laptop which worked well for what I was using it for (browsing and the occasional image manipulation and website development session) but anything more than that and the laptop’s processor was hopelessly, hilariously defeated.
I’ve always found wearable technology a bit… well… gimmicky. Whether it was a Bluetooth headset, or a mini clip on MP3 player (iPod Nano). However there is now one form of technology that does somewhat intrigue me. Smart watches.
Smartwatches have technically been around for a while now and they’ve all sucked pretty much. Early smartwatches were basically standard watches (digital) with a load of buttons on them that could double up as a little calculator. Very gimmicky indeed. If we advance sightly we’ve seen watches that double up as “cell phones”. Basically the same sort of design as the calculator watches but included a radio transmitter, a sim card slot, a speaker and a mircrophone. They’re actually still around too, in the form of cheap imported GSM devices with wrist straps that are beyond unusable.
Back in December I received an interesting gift from my sister. A self stirring mug! Yes I know the review seems odd and slightly (very) delayed but nevertheless let’s review it.
The mug is composed of many different pieces. The outer shell of the mug is brushed aluminium or brushed stainless steel for the most part and the inner lining of the mug is a matte textured black heat tolerant plastic. The same plastic is used for the handle, the battery cover and base plate and the battery compartment. At the bottom of the interior of the mug you’ll find the stirring mechanism which is a sort of tiny plastic propeller. I thought the mechanism would be bigger but we’ll talk about how well it works soon.
If you’re tuned into my regular YouTube videos at youtube.com/jhdmaxx you may have noticed that the videos have had a little bit of extra “sparkle” to them. I’ve finally advanced to Final Cut Pro X. This article aims to help you understand the benefits of investing in such an application and whether or not you really need to.
As we geeks know, the typical I/O system of a desktop or laptop system usually consists of a CPU and a GPU. CPU stands for Central Processing Unit and is in charge of managing… well… pretty much everything really. And the GPU which stands for Graphics Processing Unit is usually in charge of… you guessed it… graphics.
But what is an APU? Is it better? Is it more efficient? Well this article aims to show you the difference and help you make the decision between an APU system and a conventional system.