Videos come with a wide variety of extensions, and it can be confusing. Use this guide to get a handle on popular video container formats and compression codecs.
How Things Work
How Things Work explains complicated technology in simple words so you can understand how everything works.
In the battle of DTS vs. Dolby, some argue that DTS is better, while others say that Dolby Digital is far more advanced. Let’s find out which is more superior.
H.265 is a new video compression standard designed to replace the widely-used H.264 codec. Find out what H.265 is and how it is better than H.264.
There is a new specification with HDMI, and you’ll need it in your home entertainment setup. Learn how HDMI 2.1 can revolutionize your entertainment life.
On your HDTV you may have noticed a little symbol that reads “ARC.” Here’s everything you need to know about HDMI ARC so you can make it work for you.
With image file formats, JPG is the king and is still being widely used today. The new HEIF image format is aiming to dethrone JPG. Will it succeed?
Other than the word “reality,” mixed reality, virtual reality and augmented reality don’t have much in common. Learn about their differences here.
While you are familiar with counting from 1 to 10, computers use a different numeral system. Learn the differences between binary, decimal and hexadecimal, and what the point of it all is.
Monitors use RGB to display images, but printers use CMYK. Have you ever wondered why printers use CMYK? Here’s the reason and why it matters.
With the “death” of MP3 greatly exaggerated, many folks have been wondering what AAC is about. Here are the differences between MP3 and other audio formats.
It might be convenient for you to charge your phone in a public charging station, but you are opening yourself to “juice jacking” attacks. Find out more about juice jacking here.
Have you ever wondered about the difference between “lossy” and “lossless” audio and how audio compression works? Let’s find out here.
Did you know that your Internet speed might not be as fast as you perceived thanks to the misunderstanding of megabits vs. megabytes? Let’s clarify that.
Overclocking is a very popular term used in the world of PC building, but what exactly is it? This article explains what is overclocking and what you need to know about it.
You have probably seen the term “framerate” plenty of times, but weren’t sure what it means and how it works. Find out about framerate here and how it affects your daily life.
When you think about monitors and screens, one of our concerns is their screen resolutions. But what is screen resolution and are we too obsessed with it? Let’s check it out.
If you are looking to save printer ink, one of the ways is to switch to an ink-friendly font. Here are some of the ink-friendly fonts to start you off.
The processor’s process size is always something that’s frequently discussed in the chip’s specifications. But what is that, and why does it matter? Let’s check it out.