LEARNING OBJECTIVES . To learn the common secondary storage devices and their basic characteristics. To learn the common input devices and their basic characteristics. To learn the common output devices and their basic characteristics.
Devices for secondary storage
Compact Disk Read-Only
CD-RW (Compact Disk-Read Write)
Write Once Read Many - (WORM)
DVD – Digital Video Disks
RAID (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks)
$19 to $318
E-IDE cable connection from
drives to Motherboard.
Four SATA cable connections for connecting drives to Motherboard.
(SATA) Device, Power
(PATA) Device, Power
ADVANTAGES OF SATA OVER PATA:
2. SMALLER CABLES AND CONNECTORS
a. Small cables aid air flow inside the computer. Keeps parts cooler, thus they last longer.
3. LESS POWER CONSUMPTION
4. LOTS OF FUTURE IMPROVEMENTS.
5. ABOUT THE SAME RETAIL PRICE AS PATA.
Smaller Pits, Narrower Track Pitch InsideOn the inside, a DVD is totally different. Its pits are half the size of CD pits (0.4µm vs. 0.83µm), and it's tracks are spaced about twice as close together (0.74µm vs. 1.6µm). See following image...
Infrared Wireless Keyboard
Say goodbye to password hassles. Now you can log on to your computer and your favorite websites with the touch of your finger, without having to remember all those passwords - simply place your finger on the receiver whenever a password or username is required.Easy-to-use software makes replacing passwords with your fingerprint a breeze. The Registration Wizard helps you register fingerprints for each user. When you first visit a site that requires a password, just touch the Fingerprint Reader with your registered finger, enter your data, and then click OK. When you browse back to that website, you can simply log on with your fingerprint. You can also use the Fingerprint Reader to quickly switch between Windows user accounts without closing programs and files - and each user's personal content stays personal.
Mobile-Commerce Payment Mechanism with
Texas Instrument's RFID technology.
Best Buy will start using RFID in January or February of 2006
Corporations, government to track your every move.New book 'SPYCHIPS' sets out disturbing scenario using RFID technology
TI-RFID Web Site
Leading Journal on RFID
Know this article
© 2005 WorldNetDaily.com
"Can a microscopic tag be implanted in a person's body to track his every movement? There's actual discussion about that. You will rule on that – mark my words – before your tenure is over."
– Sen. Joseph Biden, to Judge John Roberts at Supreme Court confirmation hearings, Sept. 12, 2005. Imagine a world of no more privacy, where hidden radio frequency scanners will be constantly pointed at you, wirelessly reading microchips embedded in your clothing, shoes, bank cards and even your own flesh.
It's the ultimate in "Big Brother," and according to the explosive new book "SPYCHIPS: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track your Every Move with RFID," companies including Wal-Mart, Target, Gillette, Proctor & Gamble, Kraft, IBM and even the U.S. government have all invested in making such a scenario a reality within the next decade.
Welcome to the world of Radio Frequency Identification, or RFID, where tiny computer chips smaller than a grain of sand will track everyday objects – and even people – keeping tabs on everything you own and everywhere you go.
While it sounds far-fetched and futuristic, it's already here and documented in "SPYCHIPS," written by Katherine Albrecht and Liz McIntyre. These two privacy advocates have uncovered extraordinarily detailed plans to use this new technology to watch U.S. citizens.
Revelations in the book include IBM's blueprint for a "Person Tracking Unit" that scans the RFID tags on unwitting members of the public as they move through retail stores, airports, train stations, elevators, libraries, theaters and even public restrooms. They intend to follow your every move.
Nokia is developing an RFID-reader cell phone that could be used to scan people and inventory their belongings as they walk past on the street. Bank of America has cooked up a "Crowd Identification Device" to scan RFID tags on the things people are wearing and carrying to pinpoint, identify and bombard them with targeted audio advertising messages. There is even an RFID armband that delivers a dose of paralyzing medication or an electroshock to subdue individuals.
These are just a few of the patents and patent applications revealed in "SPYCHIPS" that major corporations and the U.S. government have planned. The book chronicles efforts to keep these plans a secret, revealing the contents of confidential industry documents and outlining plans to "pacify" the public, co-opt public officials and develop spin to ensure the adoption of the RFID infrastructure.
The book also discusses the industry's more underhanded tactics, like a foiled plot by the Grocery Manufacturers of America to mount a smear campaign against author Katherine Albrecht. As the authors were researching the book, illegal efforts were made by unknown persons to gather intelligence on them, including siphoning telephone records and targeting bank records. Someone even contacted their friends and family to probe for information, the authors say.
Hundreds of millions of dollars have already been invested in what global corporations are calling the hottest new technology since the bar code – and billions more are in the balance. Wal-Mart's top suppliers are already on board with RFID tracking, and high-level former government officials like Tommy Thompson and Tom Ridge have joined the boards of major RFID companies. In fact, Thompson, former secretary of health and human services, now sits on the board of the VeriChip human implant company and has publicly suggested RFID implants for us all.
"Spychips could strip away our last shreds of privacy and usher in a nightmare world of total surveillance – to keep us all on Big Brother's very short leash," say the authors
Play RFID-1 Radio Program
Play RFID-3-Sensor Demo
Play RFID-4-Door Latch
Cathode Ray Tube -- CRT
Monitors of the Past & Present
Monitors of the Present & Future
Personal Computers (PCs)
Small, inexpensive, often called microcomputers.
Fit between high-end microcomputers and low-end midrange.
Used for accessing networks, especially the Internet.
Size of a three drawer file cabinet and accommodates several users at one time.
Large and powerful, shared by hundreds concurrently.
Most powerful with fastest processing speeds.