One of the greatest new types of gadget to come into play recently is the digital camera. There are a lot of reasons why digital cameras are so much better than film based cameras, and they all come down to the computer technology that goes into digital cameras. Digital cameras can capture images on special chips that can pick up light and color and convert it into digital data. That digital data is then stored on some kind of computer storage device, which is most often based on flash memory technology these days, though in the past digital cameras have stored pictures on things like floppy disks as well (as preposterous as that may seem to us today). The flash memory can either be built into the camera or be a detachable form memory card or memory stick. Many cameras have combinations of both forms of storage media and pictures from both can be transferred onto a computer for editing, posting on the Internet, or printing out into the form of a more traditional photograph.
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For years the cable TV industry has been struggling to catch up with the satellite TV industry. This struggle has been caused by the fact satellite TV technology is better able to transmit more channels than the cable technology that the cable TV industry relies on.
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There are a lot of new technologies that have made gadgets incredibly more versatile in the past few years. One of the is the USB connection. USB technology allows gadgets to be connected to an increasing variety of devices for greater versatility and functionality. Essentially, USB technology started out as just a way to connect computers to their peripherals. Printers and scanners could suddenly be connected to computers using the USB connection that took up much less space than the older parallel port and cable technology. Then, as digital cameras became more common, USB cables served as a good way to connect them to computers in order to transfer over digital photos. Then the implementation of plug and play protocols with Windows XP and other similar operating systems eliminated the need to install drivers before taking advantage of most USB devices. This particular advancement opened up various electronic companies to the idea that more gadgets could take advantage of USB technology.
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