Monthly Archives: May 2012
I recently received an email from Ryan Doetzel asking the question “Are all PCs are able to use a Bluetooth keyboard?”.
The simple answer to this is no, if you have a desktop computer the likely outcome is that your computer is not Bluetooth enabled. However many new laptops, ultra-portables, netbooks and all-in-ones include Bluetooth connectivity built in, this is a handy feature as you can connect to devices and perform Bluetooth file transfers without 3rd party hardware solutions.
So to make your computer Bluetooth enabled, you may need a 3rd party hardware solution such as a Bluetooth adapter in the form of a USB Bluetooth Dongle, which usually looks like a memory stick, or a PCI / PCI Express Bluetooth card which can look like a graphics card / PCI WiFi card. You can also purchase nano Bluetooth receivers if you prefer your Bluetooth dongle to not get in the way.
The simple answer is yes, there might be, depending on the nature of the stuck pixel(s) and also depending on the type of technology in use. Stuck pixels can be a nightmare to say the least and you tend to find them on many screens and are usually not the result of damage to the screen itself, stuck pixels are usually manufacturing defects of the screens themselves, you are also more likely to find stuck pixels on very cheap screens, for example if you were to purchase a replacement screen for a iPod Touch, there’s a chance it may have a few stuck pixels.
With all of the printer technologies out there, you really have to wonder which is better for the job at hand? Inkjet or Laser? So I have an inkjet printer downstairs which is used occasionally for quickly printing off various documents. The printer is a HP Deskjet 1000, do feel free to check out the review here and the video review here. However this printer isn’t really up to the job of printing off professional photographs and generally things that will require a lot of ink.
So there’s also laser technology and in the past they were only available in black and white and weren’t very cost effective. However today there’s colour laser printers which are much more cost effective.