Hardware Articles

What Is the Purpose of Formatting a Hard Drive?

Formatting a drive isn't just for fixing a broken computer; you can use it to handle any number of routine computer maintenance tasks. While ...

What Is Internal & External Memory Fragmentation?

Memory fragmentation occurs when a system contains memory that is technically free but that the computer can’t utilize. The memory ...

How Does a Camera Capture an Image?

Cameras have become an integral part of everyday life, growing so popular that just about everyone carries one around around their neck and in their ...

The Advantages & Disadvantages of Fractional Distillation

Fractional distillation is a method used in separating volatile (having a tendency to vaporize) liquids. Fractional distillation has been used ...

Why Can't I Hear a YouTube or Embedded Video?

The sound for YouTube videos can be complicated, particularly if you use programs that interfere with audio content. When you experience problems ...

How to Clean LCD Screens

LCD screens are great for saving space and electricity. They are also more affordable than CRT screens and usually produce a better quality picture. ...

Do Satellites Use Radio Waves?

Satellites orbiting the Earth communicate with stations on the ground using radio waves. The only difference between the radio waves picked up by the ...

How to Attach a Roku to a TV

Roku manufactures a line of television set-top receivers for streaming Internet content on a TV. The company especially promotes its products for use ...

How to Install Mac OS X From an External Hard Drive

Using an external drive to install Mac OS X Mountain Lion can save some time if you have to install the operating system on multiple computers. ...