As the battle between good and evil continues with the online file sharing world continues, out comes a totally new way to locate bit torrents. The BTDigg.org web site offers some very interesting technology that allows the end user to search for a bit torrent file without needing to connect to torrent trackers. This sounds like a great way to grab some cool stuff, however we would of course suggest that you only use this service to download and find legitimate files that do not go against any copyrights. The search is fast and easy, all you need to take advantage of the BTDigg search is a stand alone torrent download app and you are ready to go.
Have fun searching and downloading and please comment below and let us know how this bit torrent search engine works for you compared to other “old style” torrent finders.
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Have you heard you tech savvy buddies talking about their new ESATA drive and you have no idea what they are talking about? Well, they are not talking in a different language, they are simply talking about one of the newest hard drives. These drives are offer a faster read speed than older drives and are not becoming a new standard in the desktop PC world. There are always faster and more reliable hard drive technologies being tested and used, this is where the future of hard drive technology is heading right now. If you want to be able to join in on the next “geek” conversation with your friends and maybe even tell them a thing or two, keep reading.
What are ESATA Enclosures?
ESATA is the external extension of the SATA device protocols. ESATA stands for External Serial Advanced Technology Attachment. SATA is the current standard for hard drives in PC’s. ESATA allows the speed and convenience of SATA to be applied to devices external of the PC. These often come in the form of ESATA Drive enclosures. These are devices that contain one or more SATA HDD’s but which reside outside of the PC and are connected via a special ESATA cable. They offer all of the convenience of standard external drives, but with the speed associated with internal SATA Drives. Compared to the more conventional interface for external drives, USB2, the speed differences are enormous. SATA can operate at up to 6Gbps, while USB2 is limited to 480mbps. While neither standard offers real world transfers at those rates, the difference is speed is fairly accurate.
What to look for in ESATA Enclosures
ESATA Enclosures come in a myriad of formats. From simple, single drive setups to large raid boxes using SATA Port Multiplexing to attach many HDD’s over one SATA connection. Many ESATA Enclosures come with USB connections as well, allowing you to connect to older, less feature packed PC’s which lack the ESATA Connection, thus giving you a universal option when needed, and a high performance option when available. Cooling fans are often incorporated and are a good idea in any enclosure. HDD’s typically have some airflow provided to them inside a PC and they should get the same in an external box.
Where to buy ESATA Enclosures
As with most electronics, there are many reputable internet retailers who provide a wide variety of models at competitive prices. Some good places to start would be:
www.amazon.com – Amazon offers many different ESATA Enclosures, from the simplest single drive versions to multiple drive, port multiplexed options.
www.newegg.com – They offer many models of enclosures at very competitive prices.
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The competition in the cell phone market between Google Android enabled smart phones and the ever popular iPhone are really heating up. Many users say that there is no comparison and HTC and other phone manufacturers that are taking advantage of the Google mobile OS are simply trying to catch up to Apple and their hugely popular iPhone models. The tables do seem to be turning as there are more Android enabled phones and now they are creeping in on the Apple iPhone’s home turf, AT&T.
The Android enabled phones also offer an app store like the Apple Apps Store, but there are not near as many applications nor developers, so
this may not be a strong point if you are looking at the new HTC Droid phones. The Apple iPhone has one of the most renowned interfaces and award winning ease of use, now of course the people who have a HTC Nexus 1 or Back-flip say that you can learn them if you use them a lot, but who wants to have to work at learning a phone. It just seems that apple has the winning points where the users really want
them. This will be hard to take away from the loyal iPhone users and this may be where the other companies need to focus if they plan on stealing these Apple-Happy cell phone users.
The new Apple iPhone 4G will be out in the next month or so and it will be interesting to see if people continue to flock to it now that there are other comparable options. I think that the market share, the apps store and all the accessories for the iPhone still make it a winner.
However, we will have to see what the new price tag looks like before we make any rash decisions like that. There will be some new competitors hitting the market as the Windows 7 Phone and other phones using this new Microsoft Mobile OS start to get into the marketplace, however windows mobile devices have never done very well historically and we cannot imagine what would make this one any different.
The iPhone 4G is also rumored to be released on the Verizon 4G network, so it will be interesting if AT&T starts loosing sales to this G network which claims to have more coverage. This will all unravel itself in the next few months and while all this is happening there are a few new Palm phones hitting the streets too. Oh, and did you know that HP just bought Palm. There is going to be another iPad player in town pretty soon too.
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