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What is geocaching?

Geocaching is search with help from a GPS

Geocaching is actually the ancient treasure hunting, but here you go out of the GPS coordinates to find the treasure. It seems to have been invented in 2000 by Dave Ulmer, who had put a bucket of goodies in the forest. He mentioned the coordinates on a website about satellite navigation and invited people to search for the bucket. There was also the idea of getting something out of the bucket and stopping something new (and updating the log). After that it went fast and there are many geocaches hiding on the whole world. With websites to find the data of the geocache or even complete routes along different geocaches. The real fanatic has its own GPS device, but for the people who want to try it, it is also possible to use your mobile phone (often not as accurate as a real GPS) or you can rent a GPS at the local tourist office. The principle has not changed: you are looking for the treasure (geocache) and if you have found it, you will update the log and submit a new treasure. Meanwhile there are geocaches for the novice but also for the expert, where the treasure for the expert is often small, and which for the beginner is larger and easier to find. Read More

What does PoE mean?

POE means Power over Ethernet

PoE is a technology to deliver voltage (and data) over a standard twisted pair cable in an Ethernet network. This technique is used to provide network equipment (think of webcams, switches, VoIP phones, etc.) with power. There is a limited power to a network cable, so for large consumers as a computer or server, PoE is not suitable. Read More

What does HTPC mean?

HTPC means Home Theatre Personal Computer

An HTPC is a computer equipped to play video footage and audio. An HTPC is usually used in a home-like atmosphere for displaying movies, it is a home cinema. You can tinker with a HTPC yourself, but you can also buy them ready for you. It is often a small and quiet device that has enough power to play movies. An HTPC offers a flexible system that can play more than just movies: with the right software and settings it can serve as a server, or download movies. Many HTPC systems use the free XBMC software.

What does IoT mean?

IOT means Internet Of Things

With IOT it is about linking devices (and people) to the Internet. The IOT goes so far that all imaginable devices are connected to the Internet at any given time. There are more and more devices connected, and it is expected that 2013 is the year that IOT really breaks through (it has been thought since 1999 that this is going to happen anyway…). The Things ensure a reduction in wastage: wasting time, or attention, or energy, money, etc. The most tangible for most people is the smartphone, and device that is always connected, another device that also always emerges from publications about IOT is the intelligent refrigerator: the fridge that knows when something is on, and immediately an order for You do. Since 2008, the number of devices connected to the Internet is already greater than the number of people in the world, this will only increase in the coming years. 12 devices per person are expected to be connected in 10 years. Read More

What is Chromecast?

Chromecast is a HDMI stick

The Chromecast is a product of Google, and is a small dongle that needs to be plugged into an HDMI socket on your television. Then you can use your tablet, smartphone or laptop to determine what is being played on the television. The Chromecast seems to be a USB stick (it also has a USB connection to power the device) and connects to a network via WiFi. Meanwhile, there are a number of applications where it is possible to send the content to the Chromecast. The Chromecast then extracts itself the video or photo material via internet WiFi. It is not the case that the content of your phone is streamed to the television. The device has been available since the end of July 2013 (in the Netherlands only from October) and costs 35 to 40 euro. The primary goal of the Chromecast is to play video, music and photos. Meanwhile, there is also a Chromecast-Ultra available that can be used with 4k quality images. For more information please check out Product guide Chromecast. Read More

What does DVR mean?

DVR means Digital VCR

A DVR is a device that has the ability to store broadcasts on a hard disk. This is sometimes a separate device but often also a functionality of a satellite receiver or digital decoder. A DVR is also often called a PVR (Personal Video Recorder), depending on the manufacturer/supplier. The capabilities of the DVR/PVR depend on the software used, but globally it can be compared to a VCR. Most of them also have the possibility to look back with delay (this means that you can watch while still being recorded). The more extensive versions also have access to the EPG, or the automatic skipping of advertisements.

What does UPS mean?

UPS means United Parcel Service

UPS is a worldwide operating courier service. Founded in Seattle in 1907, it is the world's oldest courier service. At that time it was known as American Messenger Company, the name UPS arose in 1919 when the company moved to Oakland. The special to UPS is that up to 1999 all shares were owned by the employees, in 1999 this has changed and 10% of the shares are freely negotiable. UPS Parcel Images

UPS means uninterruptable Power Supply

A UPS is a device between an electronic device (often a computer, or a server) and the power supply. In the event of a power outage/power outage, the UPS detects that and then starts supplying power to the device. As a result, the device connected to the UPS will continue to work, even if there is no more power. The UPS has a battery that is charged when there is power, and if there is power outage the battery power will be used. There are different types of UPS systems to obtain (for a short interruption, or for long lasting example. UPS and absorbing power loss