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How To Choose Between SDHC, SDXC, Micro SD and Compact Flash Memory Cards for your Camera, Mobile Phone, Tablet etc in 2017

A guide to memory cards from 7dayshop.com for 2017

How to choose the right card SD memory cards are now pretty much standard for a range of devices such as mobile phones, tablets, digital cameras and camcorders. Getting the right card is essential. They can increase the storage capacity and performance of your device. Memory card formats: SD, microSD and CompactFlash SD, microSD and CompactFlash are the main card sizes on the market today. Within each card size, there are different classes of storage capacity and speed. SD memory cards are…

Format External Disk Drives for Windows 10 7 8

How To Format A New Drive For Use With Windows 7, 8 or 10

Formatting a drive for use with Windows 7, 8 & 10 Before you can use a new external drive with Windows 7, 8 or 10 you will need to format it (unless it states it is pre-formatted). There are several options which we will look at to help you choose the correct format for you and show you how to ready the disk for use. Step 1. Right-Click on the Windows icon in the lower left-hand corner and select Disk Management Step…

Protect Your PC, Laptop, Tablet, Mobile from Wannacry Ransomware

How To Protect Yourself From Hackers, Malware, Viruses & Ransomware

How to protect your PC, laptop, tablet or mobile from malicious attack 1. Always Install Security Updates Make sure you are running the latest up-to-date version of your devices software: For all PC’s and laptop’s user running Windows operating systems, you must ensure you are running Windows 7, 8 or 10. Older versions of Microsoft Windows (Vista, XP, ME and earlier) are NO LONGER SUPPORTED and represent a very high risk of infection from hacking (unless running separate Security Software…

Manage Storage Partitions on Windows

How to Manage Storage Partitions on Windows

(The screenshots in this article were taken using Windows 10 but this guide should help with other operating systems such as Windows 8.1, 7, Vista etc.) You can use the built-in Disk Management utility to resize, create, delete and format partitions and change their drive letters. The quickest way to launch the Disk Management utility is by typing “Disk Management” into the search box in the Control Panel or Start menu, then open the “Create and format hard disk partitions”…

How To Encrypt USB Drives and Memory Sticks

How to Encrypt Your USB Memory Stick / Flash Drive (Windows, MacOSX, Linux, FreeBSD, Raspbian, Android & iOS)

Encrypting a Portable USB Drive. Protecting your personal data on USB memory sticks is incredibly important, even if it’s only photo’s or videos! If the USB stick is lost or stolen, the data is protected and cannot be accessed by anyone else.  For more important documents such as office work or sensitive information, encrypting the USB drive, with secure software and a password, is purely common sense. One of the most popular encryption software available is called Veracrypt.  The software…

Flexible sheet camera (screen grab via YouTube/Columbia Engineering video)

This invention could revolutionise photography and videos

CAMERAS MADE OUT OF FLEXIBLE SHEETS CAN SNAP IMAGES THAT CONVENTIONAL CAMERAS CANNOT MANAGE INVENTED. Bend to change the field of view In a video posted to YouTube, a team from Columbia University in the US has set out how they developed a sheet camera. The sheet features an array of lenses where the focal length of each lenses adapts to how much it is being flexed. And the researchers achieved that using an elastic material. And one very cool potential prospect is a credit card-sized…

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Star Shot (photo: Breakthrough Initiative)

Stephen Hawking’s starship that costs the same as an iPhone

PHYSICIST BACKS INTERSTELLAR TRAVEL USING SPACE SHIPS WITH QUITE LITERALLY A TINY DIFFERENCE TO GO TRILLIONS OF MILES. Nanocraft to reach for the stars Professor Hawking and internet entrepreneur Yuri Milner have unveiled an ambitious plan to fire “nanocraft” into space to reach our nearest neighbouring star system, Alpha Centauri in just over 20 years from launch. Of course, Alpha Centauri is 25 TRILLION miles away (4.37 light years) and it take 30,000 YEARS to reach it using today’s fastest space craft.…

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The AMAZING computer that launched with the first manned space flights

YURI GAGARIN BLASTED OFF FROM EARTH 55 YEARS AGO WITH AN EXTRAORDINARY DEVICE THAT LET HIM KNOW HIS LOCATION. 12 April 1961 – the first manned space flight It took less than an hour and a half to orbit the Earth, but Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin made history as the first person in space aboard his Vostock spacecraft. And while the total mission only lasted 108 minutes, it was an extraordinary triumph of science – especially considering the technology that was…

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7dayshop is 16 years old – happy birthday to us!

And it’s a BIG thank you to our customers who have made us one of the biggest online retailers offering quality, value products. We also thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane by putting together a video of how the 7dayshop logo has changed over the years (with a little help from the internet’s archive way back machine). Lowest prices on great products Since being founded, 7dayshop.com has become a major online retailer of photography,…

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Wow! USB cable PLANTS grown by scientists

New plants can be harvested as USB cables – and cut according to the required length. The first harvest Researchers have genetically engineered plants to develop as biodegradable USB cables and are due to bring in the first harvest later this year. Dr April F O’ols, a researcher at the AFD institute in southern Switzerland, explained that her team had also had success in turning petals and flowers into USB connectors, whether for micro USB ports or other sizes. The…

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Clocks go forward – but why have we been doing this for 100 years?

British Summer Time starts on the last Sunday in March, with clocks going forward one hour at 1am in the UK – here’s the story why. 100 years anniversary No, it’s not because of a Time Lord, but it is because of a chap called William Willett who campaigned for British Summer Time (BST) from 1907 and the First World War. He wanted to stop people from wasting hours of light during summer mornings. Mr Willett proposed advancing the clocks…

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Power loader exoskeleton (photo credit: Panasonic/YouTube_

Now YOU can be an Iron Man! Super strength suits revealed

Exoskeletons that boost human speed, strength and endurance are already being used in the real world. So, you’ve seen the movies and thought wouldn’t it be awesome to have a suit that enhanced my powers as a human? Well, now there are exoskeletons (external support systems) that you can put on to do this – including from electronics company Panasonic. The Power Loader This looks like a serious piece of kit – just take a look at the main image at the…

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Ben Nevis (Photo credit: Thincat [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

Britain’s tallest mountain has just GROWN. Here’s why…

Ben Nevis is the UK’s highest mountain and has just grown a metre taller – but don’t worry, it’s not down to a volcano exploding or an earthquake shifting the earth. It’s down to technology. Experts at the Ordnance Survey (OS), the country’s mapping agency, recently climbed to the top of the mountain and used the latest GPS equipment to resurvey the mountain. And the new official height is 1,345m and not 1,344m. The Scottish mountain was last surveyed in…

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St Patrick’s Day: 12 Stunning Photos from Ireland and Northern Ireland

Landscape photos that convey the beauty and drama of the landscape North and South by award-winning photographer Gary McParland. Glendalough Light Taken at sunrise at the Lower Lake, Glendalough in Co Wicklow, Ireland. Boyeeghter Light A beautiful beach at Melmore Head on the Rosguill Peninsula in Co Donegal Monday night. Known locally as The Murder Hole. I was treated to some beautiful light for a little while. Sunset at The Hares Gap Sunset shot from the Hares Gap in The…

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World-beating flash drive revealed

“Fastest ever” SSD flash drive with 10 gigabytes per second (10GB/s) unveiled by Seagate. It’s more than 4GB/s faster than the previous holder of the title, which hovered around the 6GB/s mark. Data processing demands The pre-production unit, which lays the foundations for a new solid state drive (SSD) product for release later in 2016, is designed for big data centres looking to adopt the fastest flash technology while cutting their power and cost pressures at the same time. “Technology advancements…

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