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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…

Outstanding pictures by young photographers for competition

Selection of photos from international student photography competition supported by 7dayshop.com. The Guernsey Photography Festival has unveiled the shortlists for the categories of its student competition – both international and Channel Islands – after receiving hundreds of entries of an exceptionally high standard. The pictures offer a glimpse into the future of photography and some of these artists could become famous in the future. The competition is also supported by 7dayshop’s sister company snapmad.com – which offers high quality canvas prints, real…

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Artist impression of a Low Boom Flight Demonstration Quiet Supersonic Transport (QueSST) X-plane design (credit: Lockheed Martin)

New Concorde plane to ‘fly in 2020’ with one big change

RETURN OF SUPERSONIC PASSENGER SERVICE WITH WHAT IS BEING CALLED A “HEARTBEAT” PLANNED BY NASA. The space agency has unveiled plans for the new aircraft to fly from 2020, with the design having one major difference to the much-loved Concorde that was retired in 2003. A supersonic heartbeat It might have been an engineering marvel and icon, but Concorde was also well known for loud sonic booms as it passed through the sound barrier. And for some people, that was always a source…

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Super-charged memory chips for mobile devices (photo credit: Samsung)

This news could transform smartphones and kill off PCs

Memory chip that supercharges smartphones and smashes performance of PCs despite tiny size unveiled by Samsung. The Korean electronics company’s new 256-gigabyte (GB) embedded memory chip will rev up the next generation of high-end mobile devices by providing high capacity storage at PC-beating performance levels all within a compact design that’s smaller than micro SD memory cards. How fast? This new card can transfer (read) data at speeds of up to 850MB/s – that’s nearly as fast as a typical hard drive found…

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Watch: ‘Mean’ humans bully robot and it gets up no problems. Heck, it even opens doors

Humanoid robot is pushed around by humans but just carries on. The latest version of the Atlas robot is a seriously impressive piece of technology, if the YouTube video put out by Google’s Boston Dynamics is anything to go by. It’s pushed with a hockey stick but stays on its two feet. And when it is taken by surprise with a shove from a giant stick from behind, it falls over but gets up again. In no way, is it a little bit terrifying…

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Nokia phones to make a comeback…

As long as there’s snake, people will be happy Nokia mobile phones are coming back from the dead. The news was confirmed by the Finnish firm’s chief executive, Rajeev Suri, at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, reported the cnet technology news site. Nokia was THE mobile phone maker for many back in the 1990s and 2000s – with their phones proving a massive hit, although the company failed to keep up with the smartphone revolution. NEED A…

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Row of modern mobile phones on white (photo: graphicstock.com)

THREE-QUARTERS of the world will be connected to mobile network by 2020

But mobile phone operators face “saturation point” across the world – forcing them to develop new services and business models, according to research. An extra ONE BILLION people will become mobile subscribers over the next five years, bringing the total to 5.6 billion – equivalent to 72 per cent of the expected global population by this point. It comes after rapid growth of 1.4 billion new subscribers between 2010 and 2015, with 4.7 billion unique mobile subscribers worldwide at the end of 2015 – 63…

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Frog photo by Bignoter (English WP) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons. Battery (photo credit graphicstock.com)

How the battery was invented because of an unfortunate frog

Italian scientist Alessandro Volta is credited as the inventor of the electrical battery, but a frog played a role. Volta’s invention, the voltaic pile, was made up of pairs of copper and zinc discs on top of each other. A layer of cloth or cardboard soaked in brine separated the discs, and acted as the electrolyte. This produced a stable and continuous current, and lost little charge over time when not in use – although the voltage wasn’t strong enough to produce sparks…

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Your next smartphone could have a touchscreen that you can use with WET fingers

New technology could end the nightmare of touchscreens going crazy when they get a bit of water on them. LCD manufacturer Japan Display Inc has begun making what it calls second generation “Pixel Eyes” LCD modules for premium mobile products that require high performance. Using a new sensor structure and new materials, the new Pixel Eyes display even works with wet fingers. What's best: Apple, Android, Windows or Blackberry phones? It’s also possible to have thinner borders, deep black level and…

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18 amazing space photos by British astronaut Tim Peake from orbit

Incredible photos taken by British astronaut Tim Peake from on board the International Space Station, which is orbiting the Earth. Tim, a former British Army Air Corps officer, has since been taking amazing photos from space and posting them to his Twitter account @astro_timpeake.  You can see them in their full glory by clicking on the images in the gallery above a wide-screen view. Tim beat more than 8,000 other hopefuls to secure one of six places on the European Space…

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This is what Facebook looked like in 2004 and its changing face over the years

It was originally called thefacebook before the was dropped and it went on to become the global social media giant that it is today. It was slowly opened up to the wider world from college students initially to now. Here’s a selection of screen grabs of how the login page has developed over the years taken from the Internet Archive wayback machine website. Facebook’s birthday is on 4 Februrary 2016 having been created in 2004 as thefacebook. MORE TOP LINKS –…

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