What Is Framerate and How Does It Affect You

What Is Framerate and How Does It Affect You

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.

By Christopher Harper -
What Is Screen Resolution and Why Does It Matter?

What Is Screen Resolution and Why Does It Matter?

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.

By Ada Ivanova -
What Happens When You Defragment a Drive?

What Happens When You Defragment a Drive?

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.

By Simon Batt -
MTE Explains: What Is a “Zero-Day Virus?”

MTE Explains: What Is a “Zero-Day Virus?”

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.

By Simon Batt -
Everything You Need To Know About Bluetooth 5

Everything You Need To Know About Bluetooth 5

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.

By Robert Zak -
The Security Caveats of NFC Payments

The Security Caveats of NFC Payments

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.

By Miguel Leiva-Gomez -
What Is a “Moonshot” Technology?

What Is a “Moonshot” Technology?

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.

By Miguel Leiva-Gomez -
MTE Explains: How Emoji Work

MTE Explains: How Emoji Work

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.

By Paul Ferson -
How Differential Privacy Works

How Differential Privacy Works

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.

By Nathan Chandler -
How Does Google Know Where Your WiFi Router Is?

How Does Google Know Where Your WiFi Router Is?

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?

By Miguel Leiva-Gomez -
MTE Explains: Common Word Processor File Formats

MTE Explains: Common Word Processor File Formats

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.

By Paul Ferson -
CDMA vs GSM: How Do They Differ?

CDMA vs GSM: How Do They Differ?

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.

By Judy Sanhz -
What is “Modding?” Prominent Examples and More

What is “Modding?” Prominent Examples and More

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.

By Christopher Harper -
What Is Liquid Cooling?

What Is Liquid Cooling?

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.

By Christopher Harper -
MTE Explains: ID3 Tagging on Music

MTE Explains: ID3 Tagging on Music

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.

By Paul Ferson -
What You Need to Know About EFF Privacy Badger

What You Need to Know About EFF Privacy Badger

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.

By Christopher Harper -
Understanding Video Aspect Ratios

Understanding Video Aspect Ratios

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.

By Phil South -
What You Need to Know About Video Encoding

What You Need to Know About Video Encoding

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.

By Phil South -
What Is a Quantum Dot Monitor?

What Is a Quantum Dot Monitor?

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!

By Miguel Leiva-Gomez -
MTE Explains: What is RAID?

MTE Explains: What is RAID?

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.

By Christopher Harper -