Category: Technology Explained

Cds Are Not Forever: The Truth About Cd/dvd Longevity, “mold” & “rot”

The digital age has revolutionized the way we handle information. Never before could humankind record and store so much information and in such diversity. While the amount of data has increased exponentially, the predicted life span of the storage media hardly exceeds the lifetime of a human. For humans who love to collect and leave a legacy to their descendants, […]

What Is A Cpu And What Does It Do?

Acronyms are the tech world’s favorite way to make interesting technology sound incredibly confusing. When hunting out a new PC or Laptop, the specifications will mention the type of CPU you can expect to find in the shiny new device. Frustratingly, they almost always fail to tell you why that’s so important. When faced with decisions between AMD and Intel, […]

How Do Browsers Display Web Pages, And Why Don’t They Ever Look The Same?

As you browse the web, it’s not uncommon to come across sites that look different from one device to another. Perhaps some features don’t work at all. Often, this isn’t a problem with the website. It’s your browser. The five main desktop browsers use four different “rendering engines” to display a web page — the new Microsoft Edge browser for Windows […]

10 Free Operating Systems You Maybe Never Realized Existed

Chances are, your computer came with Windows or macOS. These operating systems may seem free, but they’re not. Manufacturers have to pay Microsoft a license to ship with Windows, and you need to buy a copy if you want to install Windows yourself. macOS updates are free, but they’re only available to people who have purchased Macs. The cost is hidden in […]

Everything You Need To Know About Directx In 2016

Anyone who has installed a Windows game over the last 15 years should be familiar with one particular thing — at the end of installing a video game, the wizard will ask you to upgrade to the latest version of DirectX on your computer. Ever wondered what that is or why it’s even needed? We’ve got all the answers for you right here. […]

Hard Drives, Ssds, Flash Drives: How Long Will Your Storage Media Last?

When looking for storage media, we’re not short on good options. Whether you want large capacities, superfast performance or portability, there’s a perfect choice for you. But just how reliable are these different media? We know that CDs and DVDs don’t last forever. What about hard drives and solid state drives? How long will they continue to work in your […]

Bluetooth 5: What’s New And What’s Good?

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced a new version of the wireless standard. Bluetooth 5 comes with a host of improvements, some that benefit users and some that benefit advertisers — and we’re going to explore them in this post. Bluetooth has been around for more than 20 years, ever since Ericsson first invented it. But it really […]

What Are Decentralized Apps And What Can They Do?

The price of Bitcoin is volatile. We saw prices as high as $20,000 per coin in December 2017. In February 2018, the price slumped as low as $7,500. The cryptocurrency markets are not for the faint-hearted. But there is much more to Bitcoin and the myriad altcoins. The technology behind cryptocurrencies—the blockchain—is a revolutionary concept. And on top of the […]

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