Removable memory has unchained us from our PCs -- we can now carry gigabytes of data wherever we go in a device the size of a matchbox. Learn about the three major digital storage technologies.
WHAT'S INSIDE: COMPUTER HARDWARE
- Hardware Basics
- Hard Drives & Disks
- Power Supplies
- Mac Computers
- Tablet PCs
Silicon microprocessors are about to reach the limit to their storage capacity. But one technology may extend the life of the silicon microchip -- it's called extreme-ultraviolet lithography, and it may keep silicon useful for a few years longer.
Several factors determine whether you should leave your computer on or off overnight. Networking, economic factors, and stressed-out components all play a part.