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As a separate service, I perform quality assurance testing for manufacturers. Send me a sample before you release your product in Australia. I will test everything from the packaging through the operating instructions to the batteries and other consumables. The test results are not published. You get a change to fix your product and make your product stand out from the crowd based on quality.
I am amazed at how many products still have packaging that turns customers away. Many faults are simple printing errors and omissions on the box. If the manufacturer had just sent one test box to Australia, they could have avoided a costly error that downgrades their product to the bottom of the price range, from a premium product to one that will sell at less than cost from a reject bin.
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Batteries keep the world alive. here is a collection of articles on batteries.
My interest in battery technology jumped when I purchased a digital camera. I could choose an Olympus that used AU$20 of rechargeable batteries or a nearly identical Nikon that used a $99 battery. I knew I would need up to 5 batteries for a full day with a camera. Could I afford 10 batteries at $99 each?
Three of my four computers failed in three days. When are we going to get reliable computers? Updated September 2013.
How much time do you waste waiting for your computer/tablet/smartphone to warm up and start working? Are there ways to save time?
A member of staff is paid $50000 per year. Allowing for overheads, the cost of that person is $100000 per year. You buy them a cheap computer. If you select an SSD instead of a magnetic disk, your $100000 per year person works faster.
Haswell is Intel's replacement for their Ivy Bridge processors. Haswell brings happiness, a small dose compared to Ivy Bridge and a big smile for anyone using older technology.
Is there any difference between computer hardware brands? Does more expensive hardware last longer? What is the best value? When should you replace your hardware?
Intel manufacture microprocessors and many of the other silicon chips needed in computers.
My old Honeywell keyboard died so I tried some replacement keyboards and the most expensive replacement was the least satisfactory. What should you look for in a keyboard?
The key movement is the most important factor and none of the tested keyboards are as good as my old Honeywell. Bring back Honeywell keyboards.
LG produce a wide range of goods from DVD drives to washing machines. One of their washing machines makes me have second thoughts about buying their computer products.
What is a mainframe? When, where, why use them? Can you use Linux on them?
Memory cards are a great way to store data from your camera and computer if you choose the right one. You get the choice of the current SDHC, the new SDCX, the older smaller SD, the odd Olympus xD, the original CompactFlash, and a dozen others. Which is the best type for you?
What is the best choice for your next portable computer device, you next netbook, notebook, tablet, or xPad?
This is a really quiet cooler as is but is not PWM controlled, forever missing out on maximum quiet.
The Samsung Gear smartwatch is the first big brand smartwatch on the market. How does it stack up? What do potential users say?
Disks, hard, magnetic, optical, and electronic, store our valuable data including family photographs you can not repeat if the original is lost. Here is the who, what, when, where, and why of storage.
Tapeons are the step between the old wearable technology and the new implants.