What is an IP Address

Every device connected to the Internet is assigned a unique number known as an Internet Protocol (IP) address. IP addresses consist of four numbers separated by periods and look something like 192.168.0.1

Since these numbers are usually assigned to Internet service providers within region-based blocks, an IP address can often be used to identify the region or country from which a computer is connecting to the Internet. An IP address can sometimes be used to show the user’s general geographic location.
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Five things to consider when buying a new computer

Desktop computers have never been cheaper but buying a new computer can be overwhelming when looking at the choice and options available. When you’re considering purchasing a new computer, or upgrading your existing computer, begin the process by thinking about everything you’d like that computer to do, eg. Use at work, browsing the internet, send/receive email, running a particular application or store your photos and music. Once you know what you’d like to use your computer for, you will find it easier to establish what sort of computer to buy.

Some important things to consider specification wise when purchasing/upgrading your desktop computer are detailed below.
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Windows 8

2012 is shaping up to be the year of new Microsoft operating systems. Microsoft has set October 26 as W-Day, the day its next generation Windows 8 operating system finally goes on sale across the world. Additionally it is expected the latest version of the allied mobile phone operating system, Windows Phone 8 will be released sometime around November.
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Definition of Geek

In general terms the word geek is a slang term for odd or non-mainstream people, with different connotations ranging from “a computer expert or enthusiast” to “a person heavily interested in a hobby”, with a general pejorative meaning of “a peculiar or otherwise dislikable person, especially one who is perceived to be overly intellectual”
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