Have you noticed Google Widevine installed on your device or been prompted to install it? Find out what it is and whether you need it.
A DSLR camera is popular for professional photography, but the release of mirrorless cameras have changed the game. Here are the differences between DSLR and mirrorless cameras.
HDR is an incredible technology that can accomplish spectacular things. This beginner’s guide shows what HDR is and what to look for.
Did you know that some phones can tune in an FM radio station? Let’s take a look at the technology behind this feature and how phone FM radio works.
The Hibernate function is integral in Windows 10, but is Hibernate bad for your PC? Find out whether Hibernate is unhealthy for your PC in the long run.
Wireguard is a new connection protocol to make your VPN connection more secure. Learn what Wireguard is and how it works with just about everything.
Perhaps a good way to help combat COVID-19 is to use Folding@home and your PC’s CPU to determine how the virus’s proteins work so that an effective treatment can be developed.
Apple and Google are planning to push out a Bluetooth-based tracking system to help in COVID-19 contact tracing. How effective will it be?
Samsung showcased its Wall range of MicroLED TVs at CES 2020. So what is microLED, and how does it compare to OLED?
You may have heard the term “abandonware” floated around the Internet. But what is it, and is it legal for you to download it?
The goal of differential privacy is simple: make sure that the collected data has as much privacy as it would if the data had never been recorded.
If you’ve looked behind a modern-day router, chances are there is a USB port there. Why do routers have USB ports, and how can you put yours to good use?
While most operating system’s file systems are different from each other, most come with a journaling feature. Find out what a journaling file system is and how it affects everyday computing.
Have you ever wondered how your computer seems to know what time it is? Let’s explore how your computer tells the time, and how it remembers every reboot.
Foldable phones are on their way to being the design trend of the 2020s, so it’s worth understanding how foldable phones work and what goes into it.
For those concerned with the care of their lithium-based batteries, it’s important to know what can harm your battery and how to prolong the battery life.
When it comes to file systems, you have probably heard of FAT32, exFAT and NTFS. What are the differences between them, and which one should you use?
Many people know there are search engines to find similar images, but few know how they work. Here is a look at how reverse image search works.
How does your PC keep track of time? It picks a point of reference and counts the number of seconds elapsed since that point! This is what Epoch Time is about.
Hex, RGBA, and HSLA are 3 of the most commonly used color codes. Listed here are some of the differences between Hex, RGB and HSL.
If you’re screen-shopping, you’ll probably come across the “nit” unit. Find out what a nit of screen brightness is and why it is important for your screen.
HDMI eARC is the enhanced version of the ARC protocol in HDMI. It is instrumental in simplifying home-theater setups by removing the need for additional cables. Find out more here.
The Bitcoin network doesn’t have the capacity to process multiple transactions at once. The Lightning Network is looking to change this and fasten up bitcoin transaction.
You have probably heard of 4G and LTE, but what do they really mean in the real world? Let us take a look at LTE vs. 4G and determine their differences.
Thanks to the Interplanetary File System, we can now enjoy a faster and more efficient content delivery and also a more democratic decentralized Internet.
If you use the Internet regularly, you’ve heard the term “bandwidth” before. So what is bandwidth, and how did it come to be as fast as it is now?
There is a range of employee monitoring software designed to keep tabs on employees. How legal is this, and can a boss get into serious legal trouble?
Powerline adapters are small devices that utilize the existing electrical wiring in your home to deliver an Internet connection. They are affordable and easy to install, making them an attractive option.
HTTP/3 is the third and latest version of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol. Here is how HTTP/3 works and how it can improve a site’s loading speed.
The term “keyboard ghosting” is a lot less scary than it sounds. Despite this, the question remains: what is ghosting, and why should you care about it?
Apple’s new “Sign in with Apple” system is aiming to fix the privacy issue with other third-party login systems. Here’s how Sign in with Apple works and how it is different from the rest.
One of the biggest divisions in blockchain technology is permissioned vs. permissionless blockchains. Here are the differences between a permissoned and permissionless blockchain.
You may have heard the term IPv6 but don’t know what it means. IPv6 is important to the Internet, especially if you have a website. Learn what IPv6 is here.
If you own an ink printer, you’ll know how expensive it is to refill it with ink. Here are some of the reasons why printer ink is so epensive.
People use GPS extensively every day, but not many people know how it actually works. Let’s open the hood on GPS and see how it works.
Stablecoins are cryptocurrencies designed specifically to prevent big changes in their value. Are they safer than Bitcoins and other cryptocurrency? Let’s find out.
The newest kid on the block is the laser projector, which is different from the usual bulb projector. Learn the pros and cons of a laser projector before you make your purchase decision.
Fingerprint unlock is now a standard feature in smartphones, but what’s actually going on when you put your finger on the scanner? Here’s how fingerprint scanners work.
The concept behind brain-computer interfaces is fairly basic. Using the neurons and electrical signals in the brain, we can control things with our thoughts.
You may have seen the term “4K” when shopping for a TV. Many people are confused by this term. So, what is 4K, and what does it mean for your TV?
The Amazon Echo is only able to record voice commands after the wake word. Learn how Alexa recognizes the wake word amid the background noises in your home.
How QR codes work is by conveying information through a graphical code of black and white pixels. It can also be decoded even if parts of the code are unreadable.
NFC and Bluetooth both provide reliable communication between devices over short ranges. That is the only similarity. Beyond that, they are very different.
A lot of the high-end smartphones today are already running the Universal Flash Storage (UFS) standard. Find out what UFS 3.0 brings to the table.
GPS is not the only positioning system around. There are several other global navigation satellte systems that your phone can access.
If you’ve used Apple Pay before, you already have a good idea of how the Apple Credit Card works, since it’s just a card optimized for use with iPhones.
USB Power Delivery is designed to be a single charging standard that provides a safe and efficient way to push the limits of voltage and current to devices.
A VPN is currently the best way to protect your device from hacking, DNS/IP address leaks and ISP surveillance. Learn what a VPN is and how it can protect you.
If you’ve ever formatted a hard drive or USB thumb drive, you might have seen the “Allocation Unit Size” setting. What is this, and can you change it? Let’s find out.