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- How Mobile Network Usage Will Change Your Work Environment
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You probably know about the internet speed tests that can be performed from your browser. Make Tech Easier shows us that you can do the same thing right from a terminal window — perfect for your Raspberry Pi or home server.
Imagine if you’d never heard of the Rolling Stones and saw the above video with the sound muted. Would you be able to tell they were something special? According to new research, visuals are more important than sound when it comes to judging musical performance. It’s all in the hips, apparently.
Dear Lifehacker, I have a few Windows programs that are very sluggish (eBay’s Turbo Lister is one, Doxie’s software is another). Task Manager shows them using only 25 per cent of the CPU, and varying amounts of memory (but nowhere near 100 per cent of what I have). If neither the CPU nor RAM is the bottle neck for these programs, what’s taking them so long to do simple tasks? And what can I do to speed them up? Thanks, Sick Of Slow
It’s accepted that solid-state drives offer faster performance overall. However, Microsoft’s decision to make SSDs compulsory in most computers used by its staff was driven in part by a more specific metric: the tendency for hard drives, especially older models, to introduce much slower boot times, frustrating employees and reducing productivity.
Dear Lifehacker, As a gamer (and not a very rich one at that), I have been using my laptop to play competitively, but I am finding that I am just not able to play on an equal playing field with my friends and against other teams. This is despite the fact that I run games at low-medium settings and at lower resolutions. Is there any way to boost my performance and graphics without buying a new computer or by over-clocking? Thanks, Game Unhappy
Everyone you know has a smartphone and mobile data network usage is growing hugely, but what do those developments mean for IT pros when it comes to managing and deploying apps and equipment? Here are some key trends to watch out for (including average download speeds for Aussies and how many of us really use 4G) and what they’ll mean for your future projects.