A new type of desktop shortcut malware changes the destination a desktop shortcut is pointing to so it executes malware on click.
As humans, we have to claim we’re not robots fairly often. But there’s more to captchas than meets the eye, and they’re far from foolproof.
Every web URL ends with something like .com, .net, etc. Those three letters are called Top Level Domains and are important to bring you to where you want to go.
Apps like Shazam and Soundhound are great for identifying music. They are easy to use, but how they work is a mystery.
RSS feeds are still a fantastic tool for any news junkie, market-watcher, or social-media-averse individual.
You may have seen some attacks occur via Bluetooth, so is Bluetooth really safe, or is it so full of holes you might as well keep it turned off?
When buying an SSD, you might notice that you can choose from a few different types of flash memory. The technical terms can be confusing. This explains what NAND and NOR mean.
Quantum computers is great and useless at the same time. Here’s why.
The only similarity between machine learning, AI, and deep learning is that they are all difficult to understand.
There are plenty of cryptocurrencies that come with the “Bitcoin” label that you will think are associated with Bitcoin. Why are there so many Bitcoin variants? Let’s find out.
If you use 3D applications or games, you may have come across “Vsync” settings. So what is Vsync and what does it do? Let’s find out here.
If physical exercise makes your body stronger, mental exercise must make your brain stronger, right? Actually, it turns out the brain is a bit more complicated than that.
There is an old piece of computer advice that states you should not keep a laptop plugged in to the mains constantly for long periods of time. Does this advice still hold up?
You may have seen a “Data roaming” setting in your phone, but what is data roaming, and why would you enable it if it could incur significant charges?
Without modern cryptography techniques, the Internet as we know it would not exist. Let’s take a look at how it works to protect your data.
Pokemon GO stickers were just two-dimensional virtual stickers, but today augmented reality has 3D capability. This article details all you need to know about augmented reality, ARCore and ARKit in mobile.
PGP is the gold standard for encrypted communication and has been used by everyone from nuclear activists to criminals. This article shows how it works and how you can get started.
Noisy environments can both distract and irritate you when you want to get work done. Headphones with active noise cancellation abilities can offer a respite. Here is how they work.
There are currently several projects that are aiming not only to make satellite internet faster but to make it available everywhere on Earth. Let’s find out how satellite internet works.
Both power cuts and power surges may have a devastating effect on your PC. If you are in a place that is prone to power cut/surge, this is what you need to know to protect your PC.
In this article we discuss the difference between cloud storage, cloud backup and cloud sync, their pros and cons and which one is for you.
When your remote control starts to misbehave, one trick that you can use to test a remote control’s batteries uses your smartphone camera. Here’s how to go about it.
If you exude interest in digital money, you have probably noticed that Bitcoin Cash has been the talk of the town. But what exactly is Bitcoin cash? Let’s find out.
Learn about the various Bluetooth codec: SBC, AptX, AptX HD and LDAC and how they are different from each other.
In a Unix system you’ll see references to storage devices by many names. Let’s examine the differences between a disk, drive, volume, partition, and image.
Recently, we’ve seen a spike in an interesting method of spreading malware – by not using files at all! Here is what you need to know about fileless malware and how to protect yourself.
The latest “Right to Repair” legislation has several implications for customers but also for the market as a whole, all of which warrants a significant amount of discussion regarding all these effects.
Big Data is the buzzword around the tech scene these days. Like the cloud, AI and machine learning, the concept is quite tricky to explain. Find out what Big Data means and why is it a big deal.
It seems as though hacking is getting more rampant, and many companies are scrambling to find out what to do to prevent falling victim to the onslaught of attacks. It’s time for zero trust models.
It can be annoying when your Wi-Fi isn’t available in every single area of your home. A WiFi mesh system is an excellent option if you are not tech-savvy but need your WiFi everywhere.
We hear about data breaches all the time, but not every one knows the significance of data breaches. Find out what is meant by a data breach and how it impacts Internet users (you).
WiFi calling can be a real lifesaver when your cellular phone network doesn’t work. Learn what WiFi calling is and how you can enable it on your phone.
With all the craze around Bitcoin and the other cryptocurrencies recently, you might be tempted to set up your own mining rig and get involved. In a nutshell, this will show you how to mine Bitcoins.
The 802.11ac WiFi standard was not enough for massive stadiums and large auditoriums with many users. This is where 802.11ax WiFi standard comes in. Find out how it works and what it has to offer.
Blockchain technology has always been associated with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, but it is so much more than that. Find out how blockchain works and how it’s helping many industries operate more efficiently.
It can be confusing when it comes to “firmware” and “software.” This article explains what firmware is and how it’s different from the software you know.
When you are online, your computer/browser gives your location away. Here’s how location tracking works over the Internet and how you can protect yourself.
Restarting your computer is a common task, but do you know how things work in the background? Here is what happens when you restart your computer.
Apple unveiled the new Face ID in iPhone X, and many people were skeptical about it. Here’s how Apple’s Face ID works and how it prevents others from spoofing you.
Both SD card and SSD use solid-state storage and have no moving parts. Examine SD card vs. SSD and learn why you can’t use one in place of other.
If you’re researching displays, you have seen the debate of LCD vs. OLED vs. AMOLED. Here are the pros and cons of each and their best usage scenario.
You’ve decided to buy a 4K TV but are not sure which panel technology to go for. This article pits OLED vs. QLED and highlights the pros and cons of each technology. Check it out.
SanDisk announced a massive storage capacity 400GB microSD card. Here is how it works, and the possibility of achieving an even larger storage.
A group of researchers have managed to create an automated spear phishing detection project. Learn how it works to combat spear phishing.
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.
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?