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    "VHS is dead, long live DVD".

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    This obviously means that the way we view films, music etc is getting smaller and also means that it will continue to decrease in size. Even though a video is larger than a disc it does not mean that it holds more memory, in fact a disc holds seven times more memory than a video, which is the main reason the DVD has taken on. The word 'Digital' has great benefit over the VHS because videos are predominantly analogue and all DVDs are digital.

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    Comparison of two computers

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    The solo has a 40Gb hard drive compared to the ProSentia, which has a 20Gb hard drive, the size of the hard drive is important because this stores all of the programs and work files.

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  3. Hardware used in my created system - inputs and outputs

    Mail merge automatically moves the data from where we input it into our wage slip which will be printed, which is our output. Each part of my system needs hardware. The input which is the data requires a keyboard. Storage requires a hard drive, obviously. The process requires a CPU and RAM to function and the output (wage slip) requires a printer & monitor. My system can be described as a number of subsystems. The wage slip is a system in itself, having the spreadsheet as input data and storage, the actual mail merge being the process then the wage slip being your output.

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  4. The development of computers and their uses.

    Pretty soon, many calculators/computers were being made. Computers changed the world a lot. It helped man step forward into the future. Thanks to computers, space exploration came true, new designs of vehicles and other transportation were made, entertainment became more entertaining, and medical science made more cures for diseases. The computers impacted our lives in many ways. You may not notice it but they did make life a lot easier. Without computers, the world would be a harder place to live in. Thanks to the computers, everyday life is easier for us. Some people may disagree but most would not.

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  5. Choosing Hardware. he computer system that is already installed will not meet the Theme Parks requirements because it is inadequate. The RAM (system memory) is about 4000 megabytes too small and would only last for a very short period of time

    out visitors' photos quicker than the old system and prevents annoyed customers having to wait for their souvenir photos, thus increasing business. I would suggest upgrading to "HP Touchsmart 600". With a touchscreen, there is no need to have a mouse. It is 10 times quicker, for the particular requirements the Theme Park will need - which is an improvement over the old VDU. It has an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor which is an improvement on the old system.

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  6. Different Types of Output Devices.

    These use tiny crystals which block the light from passing through them. Colors are obtained by using a combination of special filters. TFT (Thin film Transistor). This is more advanced type of display, giving full color and a high- quality output. It provides a higher resolution and more contrast than an LCD screen. Printers After the monitor, the second most common computer output device is the printer. Printers can be connected to an individual computer or to a network and shared by a number of computers. Printing out work from the computer is referred to as obtaining a hard copy.

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  7. Hardware and Software Report

    A report done by The Economist shows this could be why BA's sales have been dropping gradually over the past decade. This logo represents the British based airline; Monarch. This logo uses two complementary colours, which are purple and yellow. The crown image is very clever because it matches the name of airline. The colours are used to great effect on the crown, the middle part of the crown is filled in with a golden yellow, and the two sides match the purple font.

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  8. Types of computer systems - Notebooks (Laptops) These are little, light and simple to carry around.

    Minicomputers are used by smaller businesses to handle their data processing or to run something similar to a city traffic control system. Desktop computers would naturally be supplied with the computer itself (complete with hard disk drive and floppy disk drive) and peripherals such as a screen, a mouse, a keyboard and a CD or DVD drive. These are comparatively cheap and easy to add development cards to.

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    IT GCSE Project 1: Hardware

    Hardware There are specific requirements for my data handling system software to be ran by my hardware efficiently. I have looked through various types of adverts like over the internet, newspapers and magazines to find a system that fits my requirements. * I require the speed of the processor to be 800 Mhz i thought that this was standard, the reason I did not increase this was because it is reasonable for my database. * I require the RAM (random accessing memory)

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  10. Hardware Justification

    It costs; �428.99 including VAT and shipping from Dell: http://configure.euro.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=d045001&c=uk&l=en&s=dhs&cs=ukdhs1&kc=segtopic~winxp_inspndt RAM (Random access memory) RAM helps the database to work at an acceptable speed and I recommend 64MB of RAM as the system will need plenty of memory for storing its data, if a Windows XP operating system is used, as my end user also needs the database to work fast for the business to function efficiently. Hard Drive The only use for the computer is to run MS Access 2003 and other Microsoft applications such as word processing as well as internet explorer/email, so there is no need to buy a hard drive with an excessive amount of storage which won't be used, this would increase the price of the computer.

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  11. hardware reveiw

    These keys represent numbers and letter of the alphabet. An image of a keyboard There are many different advantages for using a keyboard when making my logo and my ID card including it will allow me to type the name of the Kingsbury health centre and it also allows me to type in the name of the workers on their ID card. It will also help my logo look more professional if I type the name of the health centre. Another advantage for using a keyboard is that it is simple and easy to use and I know how to use it.

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  12. identify dtp

    I need to get these costumers to come back and shop a lot closer to home and see if they are satisfied with the new layout of the store. There are many new offers and Daniel is guaranteeing at least 5 half price offers a week to gain more business. Daniel also works as a part time dustbin man whenever he is not needed at the shop. The shop is situated in the centre of Reepham in the market place and is found next to a bridal wear store a near a local mini supermarket.

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  13. Hardware 1. Input devices

    Optical mouse The information gained from the movement of the mouse information is fed to move the cursor on the screen. Hard drive The information that is stored on this is easy accessible. 3. Benefits and drawbacks QWERTY Keyboard 4.

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  14. itc

    My tutor explained and made us realise what the mistakes we had made and how we can avoid them when she came to examine the machine. Individual Work 08/11/06 I firstly examined the parts carefully so I that I am aware of what they are and what the dangers could be of the part. I then carefully handled the parts as I was showed by my tutor and placed them according to their slots in the dead machine. I then connected all the leads to the correct slots and asked my tutor to examine the machine to see if the

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  15. Advantages of using Simulators

    A simulation is when a model is used to carry out an activity that copies real-life occurrences. For example, when a bridge designer uses a model to simulate what will happen when the bridge is actually used. A computer model is created using programmed instructions and equations. An example would be a computer model of the way an aircraft behaves when it is in flight. There are different types of Computer Model, they are as follows; 1. Computer-Aided Design (CAD), this is used to create a graphical image of an object based on data fed into the package by the user.

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  16. designing an information system

    Input devices must be fast and accurate. The cost of the product must be reasonably cheap. The main input devices in use today are: Keyboard Web Camera Joy Stick MICR Mouse Scanner Digital Camera OCR/PMR Barcode Readers Microphone An optical wheel mouse is available to me and a QWERTY keyboard. Keyboard Keyboards are the oldest and most familiar type of input device. The way a keyboard works is that each button that is being pressed closes a switch. This releases a code which the computer converts to the relevant character. The keyboard is called a QWERTY keyboard due to the letters on the top right of it.

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  17. I.T Coursework

    If you wanted to backup your files than you could save them on your hard drive, a portable medium like a USB stick, and then have them saved in at a different location. SAFETY ISSUES Definition: Safety is the condition of being protected against failure, breakage, error, accidents, or harm. Protection involves here both causing and exposure. (QUOTED FROM: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safety ) Safety with computers is important both with the Hardware and Software. Software When you think about software safety on your computer it is different from hardware, when thinking about software safety we think about the main thing in hackers.

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  18. The two hardware that I used to produce this website are a Keyboard and a mouse. The need to capture data quickly and accurately has led to a wide range of input devices. For this project there are not many choices of hardware

    This has every key and letter place to suet us to give us the most comfort. This it is not wireless and that it cant be moved far form the computer and there are only letters and numbers on it and most of the functions of the keyboard are hidden. It is only in English so other languages could not be typed in by this qwerty keyboard. I could have used a concept keyboard which would have been even simpler to use. Mouse The advantage if using a mouse is that it is very simple to sue and has two buttons.

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  19. This device is commonly found on notebook computers and by moving your finger across the pad the movement of the cursor or clicking which is positioned next to the touchpad. It has the same uses, advantages

    They also have difficulty when double clicking the mouse button. * Mouse b***s can become very dirty and stop functioning correctly unless cleaned regularly. 2) Touchpad This device is commonly found on notebook computers and by moving your finger across the pad the movement of the cursor or clicking which is positioned next to the touchpad. It has the same uses, advantages and disadvantages as the normal mouse and tracker ball, but does not have the disadvantage of getting dirty.

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  20. System analysis

    The mouse lets me insert images in to the newsletter and also copy any text to add information regarding the image. While creating the business card I inputted my logo using the copy and paste option from the mouse. I inserted text in the newsletter and also some images which showed the customers the quality of our service. I achieved this through the special features of the inputting devices. The process illustrates how I went about creating the newsletter in order to promote I.R.C.

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  21. interactive presentation

    The keyboard is also needed for the user so they can type in items to look for. A mouse is also needed so I can make the presentation, it will help me edit my work and access software's that are shown on the computer screen. I will need a computer monitor (standard) so I can view the presentation and I can see what I am doing when making the presentation. The user will also need a monitor so that they can view the interactive presentation, sizing of the monitor is not compulsory.

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  22. Analyse System Specifications

    I will also need a RAM (Random Access Memory) of at least 512KB. I will need this in order for my database to work quickly enough and sufficiently enough for the needs of my end user. I also do not need too much memory, as I would then be wasting large amounts of this. Further hardware that I need is a ROM (Read Only Memory) or a Hard Drive of at least 60GB. I will need a hard drive this size in order for my database to work quickly and sufficiently enough for the needs of my end user.

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  23. Input devices

    Keyboard They are the most popular input peripheral. Most computer systems come with one. It is easy to make mistakes when you are using a keyboard. There are some specialist keyboard like a Braille Keyboard which has fewer keys Yes Keyboard comes with the PC and the laptop Mouse This input is small (like a mouse) and has a 'tail' in the form of a wire connecting it to a computer. When it is moved, a pointer or cursor moves on the screen.

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  24. What is Software Piracy?

    The consumer cannot afford to buy all the software's of the market in order to have a complete opinion of which one is the most appropriate for the working sector, because usually the software's have a demo edition in which the most important components are disabled. * Easy to Acquire: Pirated software is extremely easy to find, whether online, or sold openly in foreign countries, or simply provided by friends. In fact, in many cases, it easier for someone to go online and download an illegal copy of a software program than to drive to a store and buy it from a retailer.

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  25. Motivation- drive reduction theory

    Problems can occur if the performer thinks that there is no need to drive to improve, even though there may well be room for much improvement. Honeybourne (1996) Extrinsic Motivation External factors can be extremely powerful in determining weather we want to learn a particular skill and weather we want o perfect it. External factors often come in the form of rewards such as medals, money and prizes.

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  1. Do they use key words from the title or question?
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  3. Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
  • Discuss how hard ware and soft ware of a C.P.U (central processing unit) could help a supermarket like Tesco.

    "3.0 Conclusion In this world of hardware and software it can help a growing chain store like Tesco by: - The checkouts don't just need keyboards to input the information of the products that people purchase you can use sensors or scanners, OMR, OCR and MICR. A supermarket could also use RAM and ROM. They could use the RAM for deals of the day, which are a one-day off, and the ROM to store the prices of the entire product in the shop. At Tesco they would use printers to print the receipt and use speaker to send messages to employees and customers; they can use a monitor/VDU to see the prices of the products that are being purchased. In the3 supermarket the security could use a joystick to move cameras around in the shop. They can use a microphone to tell customers the special deals of the day or week and they could use digi cams to find thieves. The supermarket would use ports on their checkouts to connect the receipt printer and the MICR to the main computer and cables would connect all of these and sometimes they might use USB."

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