MP3 Players – Past, Present and Future

What is the MP3 format?

MP3 is a format which reduces the size of music files to roughly 1 tenth of a normal CD file; its does this primarily by cutting out frequencies the human ear cannot hear. The sound quality suffers when such a compression in file size is made, but many listeners think this is a worthwhile cost to pay to have greater accessibility to their music collection. The MP3 format was made popular on the internet since the small size of its files made downloading tunes easier.

MP3 Players

The first MP3 player, the MPMan F10, was created by South Korean company SaeHan Information Systems in 1997 and could hold 32 Meg (about ¾ of a CD). This has vastly improved over the years as MP3’s popularity increased. Mp3 players are now firmly in the mainstream with landmark products such as the iPod, and Mp3 players on the market today are capable of holding 160 gigabytes, holding literally hundreds of albums and videos.


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How To Get the Most Life Out Of Your Zune Battery

Naturally, how you choose to operate your Zune player is going to affect the total lifetime of your Zune battery. With the wireless turned off and under normal circumstances when you’re just listening to an mp3, the Zune battery will last you a good 14 hours. If you’re playing videos on the player, however, the battery life drops down to about 4 hours.

There’s a few smart things you can do to effectively maximize the overall lifespan of your Zune battery.

The first thing you should do is update the Zune firmware. This is essentially a free upgrade that improves the operation of your Zune, you have no reason not to upgrade anyway.

When you’re listening to your songs, the less interaction you have between you and the player the better. This will improve battery life tons. For this reason, I suggest that you only use the Play All or Shuffle All options on your Zune. You can do this easily using the playlists.

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Fashion Forward Wearable Devices Enhance Digital Runway

Have you watched a spy movie and wondered if the undercover devices they use on their missions, or the mechanisms helping them escape a nail-biting situation are realistic? Digital manufacturers are producing products in wearable technology, based on several ideas seen in spy and science fiction movies. Manufacturers are ensuring that their sleek and stylish designs will not sacrifice performance, attributes and efficiency for today’s personal use. Amazingly, these devices are gaining popularity every day and practically every household owns at least one.

The digital fashion runway is taking on a distinctive look with wearable device statements that are functional and in vogue. Today’s digital landscape is taking on a new social trend in the world of fashionable accessories. The future of wearables allows the user to take their technology with them for connecting to their daily lives, from gadgets for fitness and personal communications to infotainment (informatio

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A DIY Guide To Make A Leather Notebook Cover

If you want to make a leather notebook cover, you are on the right page. In this article, we are going to share with you a do-it-yourself guide that will help you make a notebook cover from leather. This can make an ideal gift for your loved ones. Without further ado, let’s check out the steps involved in the process. Read on to find out more.

Things you need:

  • Small notebook
  • Leather needle
  • Nonstick pressure foot
  • Nylon upholstery thread
  • Double-sided tape
  • Glue
  • Steel ruler
  • Utility knife
  • Thin leather

Step 1: Cut the Required Pieces

You need to cut the leather piece in two different sizes for making the notebook cover. You need the following pieces:

  • 2 pieces of pen tabs measuring 2″ x 1″
  • 1 piece of card piece measuring 4″ x 2.25″
  • 2 flap pieces measuring 6″ x 3″ <
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Browse Picture Galleries With Firefox’s URL Flipper

We all love picture galleries, and it’s more fun if the picture changes with minimum effort. For this reason there are slideshows which are completely automatic. But many picture galleries do not offer slideshows. Here’s a cool trick to flip images in picture galleries in Mozilla Firefox — The URL Flipper.

It’s one of the coolest utilities, and can save much of your time. What is does is, it examines the URL of the gallery and identifies which part of it needs to be changed to flip to the other image. Why am I specifying only picture galleries here? Well, the reason is quite obvious. This utility works optimally well in picture galleries because there is a pattern in a URL which keeps changing, keeping the rest of the URL same. Let’s see how to get it done. First, you are required to download and install the URL Flipper add-on for Mozilla Firefox. Now follow the steps below.

1) Open Firefox. Navigate to ‘History’ — &#8216

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What Attracts Internet Users to Read Technology and Gadgets Blog

Blog is similar to a website, generally owned by a single person. Be it technology news, general news, recent updates, general discussion, image uploads, thought sharing; anything can take its place within a blog. The person, responsible for updating the blog with latest posts is called a blogger. Well, Technology blog is no different from others. Interestingly, technology and Gadgets blogs are the two most popularly read blogs. There are certain reasons as to why internet users prefer reading technology blogs every single day.

Tech bloggers are quite ardent with the recent updates:

Tech bloggers give least importance for money. What they look for is only the technology stuff and the latest releases from the same. Things like latest software, hardware vendors, latest invention, and issues in gadgets, technology discovery, technical difficulties and so on attract them the most. Blogs may sometimes act as a discussion forum, where tech bloggers can start

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How Remote Tech Support Helps in Computer Repair

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses represent 99.7 percent of all employer firms in the country. Small firms also account for forty-three percent of the technical workforce, and employ engineers, computer programmers, and scientists. About fifty-two percent of the small businesses are home-based. As per the US Census Bureau data for 2009, more than 119 million households in the US have computers, and 68.7 percent of them use the Internet. For most of the small business owners, use of computers and the Internet is essential to increase their productivity. From flower shops to bowling alleys, all small establishments have increasingly adopted information technology to smoothen their operations, save money, and increase their profitability. Firms use computers to manage their business through effective communication and efficient data management. However, many of those firms suffer regular losses in productivity due to various software and hardware rel

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How to Fix Garmin Won’t Charge Issue

There are times that when you are leaving from someplace, your Garmin device will be working fine but what is not going to work is the charging of the device.

Well, although Garmin is among the best GPS devices of the century, there are some issues sometimes that you can face and there is no other option than to troubleshoot the issue. The same is going to happen when Garmin Won’t charge. This issue is not that common and is going to happen only with a handful of people.

Have you ever tried to know why are you facing this issue? What are you doing wrong that only you are facing this issue and not others? Well, you must know that there are certain things that you might be doing wrong which is why you must be facing such an issue.

You need to check whether your Garmin is connected to the charger as many a time you can face this issue when the charger is not properly connected. Most of the time, there can be various other reasons that might be possible for th

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New Cisco Router Licensing Scheme

Earlier this year, Cisco announced replacement switches to the 1841/2800/3800 routers.  The older routers have not entirely reached end of sale, but the newer routers (1941/2900/3900) offer big changes in router licensing.

Why is it different?  Similar to a PIX or ASA, the new routers use license keys and a universal image to determine the available features. This new licensing scheme shows a clear difference between the version of IOS installed and the feature set installed.  You can change them independently and they don’t afect each other.

The license structure has been streamlined, as there are only 4 feature sets.  None of the packages overlap.  They are:

IP Base: The default feature set.  It has support for the most common routing protocols (RIP, OSPF, EIGRP, BGP), common WAN technologies (MLPPP, MLFR), and common LAN technologies (802.1q trunking).

Data: The Data license adds sup

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How to Download Music to PSP

Have you been pulling your hair out trying to download music to your Sony PSP?

I am going to give you my quick and easy recipe for putting your favorite music on your PSP. There are only a few steps and it is a cinch on you know how.

1. First off you need to get what they call a cd ripper and while you are at it I would definitely grab a psp video converter. A cd ripper lets you pull music (rip) of your cd’s

that you have now. The psp video converter will let you rip and convert video files to watch on your PSP…so you can watch and listen to music videos and music, cool heh!

2. Load your cd and fire up your cd ripper select the song or songs you want to put on your PSP and hit the “extract and encode” to PSP.

3. If you already have music files on your pc then all you need to do is hit “add” from your cd ripper or psp video converter.

4. Make sure on all of the above you select the “PSP” fo

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