Sneakernet is a term used to describe the practice of physically transporting data files, often on portable storage devices such as USB flash drives or external hard drives, between computers or networks that are not connected to each other. The term “sneakernet” is a play on the term “ethernet”, which is a common computer networking technology.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 NAS mean?
NAS means Network attached Storage
A NAS is a small computer with a lot of storage capacity, you can see it as a large hard disk connected to a network. For example, a normal external hard disk is connected to a computer via a USB connection and not to a network. The NAS uses TCP/IP to control the data transfer. Read More
What is a gadget?
A gadget is a thing
A gadget (a thing, Gizmo) is an article that is innovative and often cleverly designed. Often a gadget is a consumer electronics product (but it doesn't have to be). The technology or design is innovative, so a trendsetter likes to buy it. Often a gadget is also purchased as a status symbol. A gadget is especially interesting at the beginning (and even then it is more frequent for the entertainment purchased, and not so much for its functionality), later there are too many people who have it too, and it is not interesting anymore to have (or to show off). A gadget is often purchased online, in a special gadget or gift shop.
What does tethering mean?
Tethering means your phone use PC Internet use
Tethering is talked about when you connect a PC or laptop to a mobile phone or PDA to connect to the Internet in this way. This connection does not always have to happen physically with (USB) cables, but can also be done via infrared or Bluetooth. If the mobile phone has an internet connection, the laptop can use the Internet in this way. Not all mobile providers want to allow this, because on the phone often an unlimited data bundle is taken, and people will not purchase UMTS dongle in this way. How To-tethering
What does USB mean?
USB means Universal Serial Bus
USB is a standard for connecting peripheral devices (mouse, keyboard, scanner, printer, photo camera, etc.) to a computer. USB has come as a replacement for parallel and serial ports. One advantage of USB is that it can take care of the power supply of the connected peripherals, also USB devices can be connected without having to restart the computer (also called hot-pluggable or hot-swappable). By now we have already arrived at version 3 of this standard. Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yExrqFfdsU