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A Brief History of Email

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 Jimson Lee (November 22, 2007)  This may feel like a mini-course in ancient history, but I am only going back 20 years. Back in the mid 1980's during University, my email was a mcgill. ca address while my American associates had an “. edu" email address. Access to these systems was through a Telnet session at any of the school's terminals. From home, I could dial-in to a SLIP server with a 2400 baud modem, and .. (Personal Tech)

Apple iPod Touch Black 16GB

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 Adam Caitlin (November 03, 2007)  The Apple Inc. has again created a wave in the electronic market with the launch of the new Apple iPod Touch (black) 16GB music player. Launching iPods a decade back for the first time, Apple had made a storm in the world of music entertainment. They have succeeded in maintaining the goodwill for the last ten years and the new product from Apple is another right example for their .. (Personal Tech)

Free PSP Game Downloads

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 Jordan Michael (September 03, 2007)  Whenever you are intending to download any games or whether it is just a word files showing you tricks or software, be sure to install your anti-virus program to prevent any damaging virus that can cause harm to your computer. Beware of crack files or document files claiming tips you can use for gaming. It is a common method that virus gets to infect your PCs. Explore the website .. (Personal Tech)

Need iPhone Downloads? - The 6 Important Criteria You Should Look For In A Download Site

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 Yih Long Tan (September 02, 2007)  You might be wondering where to download music, movies and games to your iPhone now. There are so many iPhone download sites appearing everywhere on the internet, some paid membership sites and some free sites that offer you downloads of copyrighted material. You would think that it is best to download from free websites right? Wrong! Many of these free websites publish the material .. (Personal Tech)

Apple iPod Shuffle - Feel the Music in Your Blood

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 Raina Kelsey (August 31, 2007)  When it comes to music, the name Apple would definitely come in your mind. Already created ripples in the music world, the company has launched slimmest and world's smallest music gadgets, the Apple iPod shuffle. Available in five stunning colours, iPod shuffle incorporates up to 240 songs in its 1GB of memory space. The device is so small that you can easily keep it either in your .. (Personal Tech)

Sony Playstation 3 - Pushing Limits of the Virtual World

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 Raina Kelsey (August 31, 2007)  It has been more than twelve years since the Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony has entered the gaming space. Since their first gaming console offering, Sony PlayStation has been successful in craving out a special name in the game player's niche. Till recently, PlayStation's legacy remained untouchable and its leadership barely challenged. However, with the launch of seventh .. (Personal Tech)

Free Sony PSP Downloads

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 Anthony Fugate (August 28, 2007)  It is a great feeling when you know that you can get free Sony PSP downloads off of the Internet. I have been downloading for around a year now, and I have a large collection of movies, games, music, wallpapers, and much more. I want to share with you some tips so that you know how to find a reliable download service that will keep you up to speed. The first thing that I want to share .. (Personal Tech)

Battle Of The Hd Formats

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 Steven Morris (August 28, 2007)  We are all asking the same question who will win the HD format war, will it be the HD DVD which is cheaper to produce but lacks the capacity of the more expensive but larger Blu Ray Disks. Blu-ray was created by the Blu ray Disc Association, an association of major electronic companies including , Panasonic as well as Sony, the intention was to produce a high capacity alternative to .. (Personal Tech)

PSP Downloadable Movies - Is it Possible?

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 Anthony Fugate (August 26, 2007)  It is very possible to get PSP Downloadable Movies, and the best thing is that you download them for free. Yes, I know, it sounds too good to be true. But, if you know the right places to get free PSP movies, you can get unlimited access to all the movies that you would ever want. There are tons of download services that are on the Internet. I have tried just about all of them, and .. (Personal Tech)

Free PSP Movies Downloads

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 Anthony Fugate (August 26, 2007)  I love watching my free movies when I am sitting around. I usually download one or two new movies a day so that I can watch them on my PSP. All of the movies that I get are totally free, and are 100% DVD quality. I use a download service to get free movies downloads, and I have reviewed the best of the best. When I started searching for downloads, I know that I wanted certain criteria .. (Personal Tech)

Apple Video iPods - More Power - More Fun

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 Adam Caitlin (August 26, 2007)  If you talk about the epic battle of the gadgets, it's a never ending journey. From those bulky and stand alone music and television devices to the new age portable and mini gadgets – everything is changing with time as well as our needs. Consumers preferences on the other hand are also changing – they appreciate more delicate and stylish tools equipped with multitude of features. .. (Personal Tech)

Where To Download Movies For PSP? - Download Sony PSP Movies

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 Steve Somerton (August 26, 2007)  Are you interested in finding out how to download movies for the PSP? Look no further. This article aims to tell you where you can find PSP movie downloads. A quick online search will turn up any number of sites offering movies that you can download right to your PSP. As well as movies, you can also download television shows, games, music, and other files. PSP download sites are .. (Personal Tech)

Apple Video iPods - Watch Your Favourite Movies

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 Raina Kelsey (August 21, 2007)  Imagine a pocket-size prodigy with video showing capability – Apple introduces a slim, smart and powerful video iPods for consumers all across the world. Now, watch your favourite movies and videos or listen to high quality music tracks on the move. How many tracks and videos you want to accommodate – all depends upon your wish. Apple iPod video with 80GB memory can hold up to .. (Personal Tech)

Sony VAIO Laptops - Go Smarter

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 Raina Kelsey (August 20, 2007)  In a world where portability has become a buzz word, Sony brings some of the slimmest and powerful laptops in the global market. Well-known for its stylish and powerful products like mobile phones and laptops, the company has brought new Sony VAIO laptop models, which are lightweight, powerful, and stylish – all available at reasonable price range. There are three major categories .. (Personal Tech)

How To Choose a Camera To Be Used For Security Purposes

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 Monica Martin (August 19, 2007)  So you want to install security cameras at your house or business and decide to go online and research but all you see is a list of cameras but you are not sure on what exactly what all those terms mean or what would you need. Before diving into this pool of options you have to identify your needs: At what distance from the subject are you going to install the cameras? How far do you .. (Personal Tech)

How To Remove Unwanted Startup Programs As Fast As Possible

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 Karl Sultana (August 12, 2007)  You have complete control over the programs that startup when you turn on your computer. Removing unwanted programs from startup will boost the startup speed. This is how to check what programs are running on startup and removing unwanted ones: (It is very easy) 1) Click Start 2) Click Run 3) Type msconfig 4) Wait for a window to popup. 5) Click on Startup tab 6) Un tick the boxes .. (Personal Tech)

Copy DVD To Play From Your Hard Drive

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 Morten Hansen (August 11, 2007)  DVD’s are quite expensive, and they are actually quite fragile. Computer Hard Drives are relatively cheap and very durable. Wouldn’t it be fantastic if you could rip your DVD’s and store them as Files on your Computers Hard Drive. Well actually you can, but let’s take a moment to think about why on earth you would want to: You don’t have to fiddle about .. (Personal Tech)

Email Hoaxes May Have You Fooled

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 Worth Godwin (August 11, 2007)  In this latest article, I'm going to talk about email hoaxes that get sent around like old fashioned chain letters. I recently got an email from a client who forwarded a message on to me and I don't know how many other people. The subject was: "Fwd: PLEEEEEEASE REEEEEAD! IT WAS ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA TODAYSHOW" In the message it talked about how Bill Gates was testing out a new .. (Personal Tech)

Beware the "Storm Worm" - It Could Be Lurking On Your System Right Now

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 Worth Godwin (August 11, 2007)  I want to write you to warn you about an email threat that has been going around a LOT recently - unless you're very lucky, you've probably seen this one. This one is a pretty big risk, but like a lot of the computer threats these days, they can so sneaky that you'll never know they're happening. Let me tell you how to know if you might be at risk from it. It's called the “Storm . (Personal Tech)

What Is A Firewall, and Why You Must Use One

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 Worth Godwin (August 11, 2007)  As you may know, a firewall is a protective barrier for your computer, which acts to shield it from threats on your local network and the internet. It's kind of like a security system for your house. Where I live in Hawaii, many of us leave our doors unlocked all the time, and never have a problem. Unfortunately this is a really bad idea on the internet – when your computer is .. (Personal Tech)

How Your Choice of Password May Put You at Risk and What Do To Fix It

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 Worth Godwin (August 11, 2007)  One of the most consistent mistakes I see people making around their computers is their choice of passwords. Choosing poorly can cause you a lot of grief, but I'm going to explain what to avoid, and give you some suggestions on what to do to keep yourself safe. First off, let me explain what a password is. Now some of you are thinking “I know what a password is, " and most of you . (Personal Tech)

What is Adware & Spyware, and How You May Be Installing It Without Realizing It

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 Worth Godwin (August 11, 2007)  So, What is Spyware and Adware, and How Do Know You're Infected? Has your computer been running more slowly recently? Has it been crashing? Do you get pop-up ads for no apparent reason? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have fallen victim to a malicious type of program called adware or spyware. "Adware" (or advertising software) is a type of program that delivers .. (Personal Tech)

Freeware DVD Burners

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 Morten Hansen (August 11, 2007)  People love things that are Free and Computers are wonderful for people because they really do make things for Free! I’m sure everybody knows the saying “There’s no such thing as a Free Lunch” but in the case of Computers, sometimes there are! Freeware Software is Software that you are allowed to Download and use for Free. The owner does not make you pay for the .. (Personal Tech)

Adding a Keyboard and LCD to a Microcontroller

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 John Main (August 11, 2007)  One of the problems in using a microcontroller is that unlike a PC there is no user interface i. e. No screen or keyboard. Reading Keys There are many ways to read a keyboard depending on what you need to do for example: 1. Add an individual key to each input port (with pullup resistor). 2. Multiplex many keys to a few inputs (using the tristate microcontroller capability). 3. .. (Personal Tech)

Downloading Mp3 Music Files

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 Morten Hansen (August 10, 2007)  There are several different methods that you can use to get your hands on some MP3 Music Files: P2P File Sharing Networks. Websites. FTP. Some people assume that MP3’s in general are illegal actually this is not the case. It is perfectly legal to share MP3 Files that are not Copyrighted. It is illegal to share Music that is Copyrighted, for example any of the Music in the .. (Personal Tech)

Change Your Background Picture On Your Mobile Phone

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 Morten Hansen (August 10, 2007)  Cell Phones used to be very simple things that only had a Black and White screen and so there wasn’t much interest in changing the Background picture on your Phone, even though it was still possible. With Black and White Phones you could change the Logo, you could have the Nike tick, or Adidas stripes on your Phone, anything you wanted! But you couldn’t put your Photo or .. (Personal Tech)

Put New Ring Tones On Your Mobile Phone

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 Morten Hansen (August 08, 2007)  It’s become very popular lately to Personalise everything that you own, think about it, you can Personalise Clothes, MP3 Players, and even Mobile Phones! The easiest way to Personalise your Mobile Phone is to change its Ring Tone. No longer are you limited to the number of Ring Tones, that came installed on your Phone when it was new, you can now Download, and Install new ones on . (Personal Tech)

Unlocking Your Phone Using Your Computer

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 Morten Hansen (August 08, 2007)  If you get a Mobile Phone these days you’re unlikely to pay the full price of it. A Mobile Phone costs a lot of money, however whenever you buy a Phone through a contract it will be Free, or very cheap with other plans. The Phone Companies heavily subsidise the cost of a new Mobile Phone, sometimes making it Free, so that they can get your Business. However they don’t want .. (Personal Tech)

Apple iPod Shuffle - A Real Treat for Your Music Quotient

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 Raina Kelsey (August 07, 2007)  When it comes to portable media players, no one can ignore the gigantic presence of Apple, who has been consistently setting the standards for others. Apple is literally on the top with its superb iPod offerings and you would certainly find your favourite one among such a comprehensive range of options. Apple's newest and the most refined iPod has just hit the music market with a sheer .. (Personal Tech)

Need Iphone Unlimited Downloads? - Get Them All From 1 Site

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 Yih Long Tan (August 06, 2007)  The iPhone is becoming more and more popular these days, as there is simply so much capabilities in the iPhone. The latest and coolest electronic device can do so much more than a standard mobile phone; it can even access the internet and become a movie player. So after you buy your iPhone, where do you go to find all the media files for your iPhone? The answer is iPhone unlimited .. (Personal Tech)

Computer Networking Connectivity

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 Bushra Bashir (August 06, 2007)  USB cable USB ports can power up certain devices and transfer the data at the same time. There are four cables inside the USB cable and two of them are used for power and two for data transfer. The USB standards use A and B connectors to avoid confusion and comparatively the connectivity between the computers through the USB cables doesn’t provide the fast speed. The speed also .. (Personal Tech)

The Next Generation Internet TV - Create Your Own NetTV

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 Nicola Deiana (August 06, 2007)  By now we were disappointed by the traditional television. One thing that brings down the old TV is that all that it shows, has been viewed and reviewed. It’s very boring! Also I think that it’s only a political communication instrument today. We only wished the television were more different, more original. Only in some case as the news or sport events, the old TV are still . (Personal Tech)

Sandisk Memory Sticks - Make Room for a Whole New World

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 Raina Kelsey (August 06, 2007)  Imagine your mobile handset performing the roles of a mobile phone, music player, camera, Internet browser and a gaming console, all packed in one single device. Click your pictures, shoot video clips, or download music. The coming-of-age multitasking devices allow you to do anything you want and you can store them all in your compact mobile phone. With the fast-paced development of .. (Personal Tech)

Sony VAIO VGN-N11H - Flavour of Style, Innovation, and Versatility

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 Raina Kelsey (August 03, 2007)  Taste the flavour of style, innovation, and versatility with Sony VAIO VGN-N11H. The device shouts elegance at a very first look and comes with enhanced features for interactive management of your personal, professional, and entertainment collection. An ultra-portable powerhouse, this notebook enabled with an ideal configuration for all your digital leisure needs – from .. (Personal Tech)

Outlook Express Troubleshooting

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 Bushra Bashir (August 02, 2007)  Outlook Express Load Very Slowly Among the other causes of this problem can be association of Outlook Express with Windows Messenger. To prevent the operating system to launch the Windows Messenger automatically go to Outlook Express > Tools > Options > Uncheck “Automatically log on to Windows Messenger. Troubleshooting Outlook Express Error 0x800420CB Message could not be open .. (Personal Tech)

Spyware Scan - Some Quick Facts

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 Anupriya Jain (July 22, 2007)  The spyware scan programs are usually available in two forms. The first type of program is limited in its functions and they will only detect if there is any spyware on your computer or any other malicious program than can create a mess on your computer. However, they will not help you remove the same. On the other hand, the second type of spyware scan programs will not only detect the .. (Personal Tech)

Sony Ericsson Handsfree Kits

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 Raina Kelsey (July 22, 2007)  Along with the rapid progress made in the field of mobile technologies, there has been a sea change in our expectations and using habits of mobile phones. Many a times, we are faced with the dilemma of attending an important call or miss it because we have our ‘hands full’. For instance, holding a tele-conversation while driving your car could be dangerous. It takes your .. (Personal Tech)

Apple iPod Shuffle - Music, In a More Refined Way

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 Raina Kelsey (July 18, 2007)  For the last five years, Apple has unequivocally dominated the world of hard disk based audio gadgets. Although, the competition has become more stiff these days, but Apple continues to enjoy a dedicated following. And, at the same time, the sudden surge of music phones have also pushed the limit for such manufacturers, as now they are adding some additional music features to retain .. (Personal Tech)

Eliminate Slow Startup and Shutdown Problems in Windows XP

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 Gaelim Holland (July 17, 2007)  There are literally thousand of processes working harmoniously during the startup and shutdown of your Windows XP operating system. Each programs must wait in line during both the starting and closing of your computer. The more processes and programs you add the longer you have to wait. This causes slow startup or shutdown problems due to your CPU's inability to cue programs .. (Personal Tech)

How To Get Unlimited Music MP3 Downloads Instantly

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 Davion Wong (July 17, 2007)  Ever wondered how to get unlimited music MP3 downloads? Music lovers probably have asked the same question many times. There are of course dozens of websites that talk about them but not everyone has the luxury to find out and look through the tons of information. The aim of this article is to show you how to find unlimited MP3 downloads and yet do so affordably in the simplest way .. (Personal Tech)

Care for Your PSP Console With PSP Accessories

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 Lilly Sienna (July 15, 2007)  PSP promises you boundless entertainment through online and wireless capabilities. And to ensure that your PSP runs efficiently for a long time to come, you need to take proper care of it. Plus with the constant up gradations you need to keep your PSP updated from time to time. Here are some of the PSP accessories that would help you in your endeavour. 1. Memory Stick Pro Duo - PSP .. (Personal Tech)

iPhone Tips and Tricks: Get the Most Out of Your iPhone Experience

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 Chris Prato (July 12, 2007)  All of us folks who are lucky enough to already have an iPhone know how much fun they can be just to play around with. Playing with my iPhone a lot myself, I have discovered some cool tips and tricks that you may find useful. 1. If you tap once at the very top of the screen when you are on the internet, it will take you back to the top of the window rather than having to scroll all the . (Personal Tech)

How To Play PSP Online In 5 Quick Steps

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 Billy Torecki (July 11, 2007)  Most PSP owners have no idea how to play PSP online, so I’m going to show you how! Your PSP can pick up free wireless internet and I’m going to show you exactly how to do it! Resources-First of all you will need a few things to get your PSP online. Obviously the first thing is some wireless internet signals nearby. You can pick these signals up anywhere in the modern .. (Personal Tech)

How to Download Mp3 to Psp in 3 Quick Steps

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 Billy Torecki (July 11, 2007)  Finding out how to download MP3 to PSP is one of the easiest things you’ll ever do-no it really is! Your PSP is a great thing to have, you can watch movies on it and play games, even surf the web-but what good is it if you don’t know how to do those things? Sit back and relax while I show you exactly how to download MP3 to PSP. How to download MP3 to PSP Part 1 If you have .. (Personal Tech)

Download MP4 for PSP - Your 3 Step Guide

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 Billy Torecki (July 11, 2007)  Looking to download MP4 for PSP? A lot of people think that by owning a PSP they have to fork out lots of cash for UMD movies if they want to watch a flick or two-thankfully that’s not the case. UMD’s are pretty expensive, and it seems harsh to have to pay out again for a movie you may already own on DVD. Downloading MP4 for PSP is the answer! There are hundreds of places .. (Personal Tech)

Watch Movie On PSP In 4 Quick Steps

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 Billy Torecki (July 11, 2007)  Want to watch movie on PSP? It’s a very very easy thing to do, but many people have no idea how to watch movie on PSP. Don’t worry though, it’s only a four step process to learn exactly how to watch movie on your Sony PSP. Step 1- Make sure the PSP is switched off, and then connect to the computer. You will need a USB cable to do this. Once the connection is made, .. (Personal Tech)

How To Drive A 64 Led Matrix Display Using 16 Control Lines

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 John Main (July 08, 2007)  Driving an individual LED is a simple task and all you do is attach the LED through a current limiting resistor to a control line. When the control line goes high the LED lights up and when the control line goes low the LED is off. The problem is that if you try and drive an 8 by 8 matrix in this way you need 64 individual control lines and this would require a lot of circuitry. The .. (Personal Tech)

Choosing The Best Headphones For You

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 Lee Dobbins (July 04, 2007)  Headphones can allow you to listen to whatever music you want wherever you want without bothering anyone else, but choosing the best headphones for you can be a challenge with so many options out there. Do you want sealed headphones or open air headsets? Wireless or wires? Should you spring for noise cancelling? All these questions are enough to have anyone heading back home without a .. (Personal Tech)

Nine Steps To Properly Clean Your Home Computer (PC) - Part One

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 Frederick Musser (June 30, 2007)  Nine Steps To Properly Clean Your Home Computer (PC) - Part One In one of our previous articles I discussed why you need to clean your computer on a regular basis. In this article we will go through the steps to properly clean your PC just like a professional would. In Part One we will be concentrating on the PC unit itself. I will be submitting other articles on how to clean other .. (Personal Tech)

Portable Music with Portable Computer Speakers

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 Ilse Hagen (June 30, 2007)  You cannot enjoy music on the go unless you have a good quality portable speaker that produces good sound output. Good portable computer speakers are designed to provide you with sound anywhere you go. They are compact and lightweight, so they are perfect for traveling and outdoor use, but are also great indoors. Portable computer speakers are mainly used for desktop computers or .. (Personal Tech)




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