A laptop can effectively be turned into a desktop computer with a docking station, a hardware frame that supplies connections for peripheral input/output devices such as a printer or larger monitor.

The less capable port replicator allows you to connect a laptop to a number of peripherals through a single plug.

Critics of consolidation raise the issue of whether monopolistic or oligopolistic control of a local media market can be fully accountable and dependable in serving the public interest.

On the local end, reporters have often seen their stories refused or edited beyond recognition.

Concentration of media ownership (also known as media consolidation or media convergence) is a process whereby progressively fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media.

Globally, large media conglomerates include National Amusements (Viacom and CBS Corporation), Time Warner, 21st Century Fox, Sony, Comcast, The Walt Disney Company, AT&T, Hearst Communications, MGM Holdings, Grupo Globo and Lagardère Group.

Laptops use several different approaches for integrating a mouse into the keyboard, including the touch pad, the trackball, and the pointing stick.

A serial port also allows a regular mouse to be attached.

An example would be the repeated refusal of networks to air "ads" from anti-war advocates to liberal groups like Move On.org, or religious groups like the United Church of Christ, regardless of factual basis.

Journalists and their reports may be directly sponsored by parties who are the subject of their journalism leading to reports which actually favor the sponsor, have that appearance, or are simply a repetition of the sponsors opinion.

The five core truths have emanated from this movement that analyze and directs progressive forces in this critical juncture.

One explanation for the cause of the concentration of media ownership is a shift to neoliberal deregulation policies, which is a market-driven approach.

Consequently, if the companies dominating a media market choose to suppress stories that do not serve their interests, the public suffers, since they are not adequately informed of some crucial issues that may affect them.