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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.