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.
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.
You probably know that you need to defragment your hard drive, but do you know what defragment means? And what happens when you defragment a drive? Let’s check it out.
360º photography is the rage today. In this article we will walk you through everything you need to know about 360º photography and how you can get started.
If you take a look at your smartphone’s technical specifications, you might notice that it supports NFC. But what is NFC, and why does your phone have it?
You have probably heard of “virus,” but what about “zero-day virus?” This article explains what “zero-day virus” is and how you can protect yourself.
Poor audio quality on your PC could be due to the digital-to-analog converter in your system. This article explains what a DAC is and how it affects the audio quality.
While there are many free and good antivirus programs out there, it is not advisable to install multiple antivirus programs on one PC, as much as you may want to. Here’s why.
Bluetooth 5.0 has been announced, and it’s set to be quite possibly the biggest advancement to technology yet. Here’s everything you need to know about it.
Baggage loss in flights is still one of the biggest issue for airlines. Let’s see how new technology can help airlines stop losing your luggage.
If your job involves a lot of typing on the computer, one way to improve your productivity is by using a text expansion app. Learn how text expansion works and how the small and effective things it does can improve your productivity.
Google releases software that can automatically generate a caption based on the objects and setting of an image. This may be a stepping stone towards something greater on the road to more advanced artificial intelligence.
Many people like the convenience of NFC payment but are not aware of the potential risk behind it. There are a couple of things you should know before you hop onto the bandwagon of convenience that contact-less payments provide.
Almost everything that has made human progress possible is thanks to something Google likes to call a “moonshot.” What exactly does it mean? Let’s find out.
Knowing how to create a strong password is extremely important. If you want stronger passwords, these tips and tools will help to keep your accounts more secure.
Ever wondered how Emoji work? They’re more than just a fun way to express yourself via SMS or online. Here’s a closer look at these popular characters.
The devices our lives revolve around have batteries, and it is important to keep the battery healthy. Here’s how you can extend your battery’s lifespan.
As the race for smaller hardware continues, let’s dive into what this means and what challenges manufacturers face in making molecular hardware a reality.
Apple recently discussed a concept called “differential privacy” which will be in iOS 10 software. Let’s check out what it is and how it works.
Google seems to know everything, including where your home is located. This info is based on your router, but how does Google know where your WiFi router is anyway and can you stop this?
If you work on your computer for long hours, you probably deal with eye strain and disrupted sleep. Luckily, this can be helped by a few apps like F.lux
Augmented reality has the upper-hand right now over virtual reality, but one question remains, how do these two technologies differ? Let’s discuss here.
Wondering about the difference between OpenType and TrueType? This article explains the difference between these two most common font formats to help you choose the best one for your needs.
It can feel like everything you download has some legalese attached to it. This article casts some light on the different open source licenses available.
If you’ve ever saved a document for use on another computer, you know there are a number of file formats to choose from. In this article we cover the many file formats that relate to documents.
When shopping for a new smartphone, you’ve problem heard the terms CDMA and GSM. This article explains what they are and how they differ.
It should not come as a surprise that computers do a lot of things in the background. In this article we tackle just what happens when installing software on Windows.
Modding is the act of modifying hardware or software to either perform differently or do something differently than it was originally intended to do. In this article we talk about modding as it relates to tech.
Heard of emulation but not exactly sure what it is? This article will explain to you what emulation is, the benefits, and the downsides to using it.
Christmas lights are a yearly tradition for many, but did you know that those pretty decorations can actually affect your WiFi? Here’s how Christmas lights kill your signal.
Liquid cooling, also known as water cooling, is a CPU cooling technique that uses liquid. This article goes over the benefits and the downsides of using it in your computer.
Do you like to keep your music library organized by using tags? Let’s take a look at the music ID3 tagging systems that define how we approach digital music.
Developers have released a new messenger system that runs on top of Tor. Here’s what you should know about this new messenger system for Tor.
A water cooling system for PC can be difficult to implement. Would a circulatory system that worked a lot like our own vascular systems be more efficient?
The EFF has released a browser extension for Chrome & FireFox called Privacy Badger, which blocks trackers & ads. Here’s what you to need to know about it.
Some are saying that a divorce must happen for Bitcoin to thrive, and its name will be Bitcoin XT. What effect will this have? Read on to find out.
Know the difference between 16:9 & 4:3 and 1.85:1 & 1.33:1? Here, we define video aspect ratios with examples so you know what size your screen should be.
Video encoding is sometimes hard to figure out. This article helps to demystify some of the settings you might come across in your encoding travels.
The Google Brain team is working on artificial neural networks. Let’s see how it could affect the way that technology interacts with us in the near future.
Many articles have been talking about this radical type of display that uses “quantum dot technology.” Let’s find out what a quantum dot monitor actually is!
RAID, a technology used with multiple hard disks for increased performance, stands for “Redundant Array of Independent Disks.” Find out what it’s all about.