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.
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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.
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.
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.