H.266 is a new video compression standard meant to replace the widely-used H.265 codec. Find out what H.266 is and how it’s better than H.265
If you’ve 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?
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.
You might have heard of a burner phone and wondered what it is. Find out what a burner phone is how it can be a useful tool for you.
Want to eliminate dead spots in your home? Learn how a Wi-Fi mesh system can help, along with how it actually works.
Want to keep private messages private? Find out what PGP encryption is and how it works to secure communications, including how to use it.
While Bluetooth has been synonymous with connected technology for years, you may be wondering how does Bluetooth work? Let’s find out.
A non-fungible token cannot be exchanged for a like item. This is different from Bitcoin. Find out what a non-fungible token is here.
Do you know that failure to secure your cryptocurrency can lead to theft and loss of money? That is why it is wise to invest in a cryptocurrency hardware wallet.
You may have come across a video setting called “vertical sync” or “VSync.” What does it do? Learn what VSync is and whether you should turn it on or off.
Are you looking for privacy when browsing the Web? Learn what onion routing is, how it can benefit you, and how you can make use of it with a few clicks.
Technology companies are already preparing themselves for the next generation of wireless technology, namely 6G. Find out how it works.
While everyone is talking about 5G, many still don’t understand what it is. Here we explain what 5G network is and how it will benefit you.
The PS5’s Tempest 3D audio engine is touted as a next-generation feature. Here is what 3D audio is and how it works on PS5.
Screen resolution is always a major factor in choosing a monitor, TV, laptop, etc. But, what do those numbers actually mean?
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.
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.