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Technology Explained

If technology has you confused, this is the place to be. We’ll do our best to break down complex topics, and convey them in a way everyone can understand.

Smartphone Specs For Dummies: What Should You Look For?

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Smartphone Specs For Dummies: What Should You Look For?

More and more people are owning smartphones as they are becoming more capable of handling all our possible needs. Today’s smartphones have as much processing power as full desktop computers less than a decade ago, and that power is still increasing with the rise of the first quad-core CPUs for smartphones. However, if you’ve lived on this planet long enough you’ll know that marketing techniques for new phones can’t be trusted 100%.

05-07-2012
Smartphone Specs For Dummies: What Should You Look For?
What Is SLI & How Can It Improve Gaming Performance?

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What Is SLI & How Can It Improve Gaming Performance?

Sometimes a niche term is taken for granted. We have some such terms in the world of computing hardware, and one of them is SLI. It’s been around for so long that geeks take it for granted. Everyone knows what SLI is and how it works, right? Sure – except, perhaps, for people who haven’t been following hardware for the last ten years. Now is your chance to catch up.

05-07-2012
What Is SLI & How Can It Improve Gaming Performance?
CDs Are Not Forever: The Truth About CD/DVD Longevity, “Mold” & “Rot”

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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 ancestors, this poses a huge challenge.

03-07-2012
CDs Are Not Forever: The Truth About CD/DVD Longevity, “Mold” & “Rot”
What CDNs Are & Why Storage Is No Longer An Issue

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What CDNs Are & Why Storage Is No Longer An Issue

CDNs make the Internet fast and websites affordable even when you scale to millions of users. Firstly, bandwidth costs money; those of us on limited contracts know that all too well. Not only do you as an Internet ‘consumer’ need to pay for your bandwidth, but the websites you visit also have to pay for their bandwidth. More importantly though, a slow website will cost you dearly.

27-06-2012
What CDNs Are & Why Storage Is No Longer An Issue
What Is The Fastest Computer Hard Drive Solution? [Geeks Weigh In]

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What Is The Fastest Computer Hard Drive Solution? [Geeks Weigh In]

A computer’s performance can be significantly impacted by the speed of its storage. So what is the fastest consumer hard drive solution both in practical and absolute terms? Solid state drives are likely the way to go, but are some options better than others?

21-06-2012
What Is The Fastest Computer Hard Drive Solution? [Geeks Weigh In]
How Enterprise Internet Connections Work

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How Enterprise Internet Connections Work

Chances are good that if you’re at this site, reading this post, you already consume more data than the average 0.5 GB. But that’s nothing compared to what a corporation goes through. You may have heard of a T1 – a common enterprise connection before. But what benefits does it actually offer, and what other enterprise-grade Internet connections are available?

18-06-2012
How Enterprise Internet Connections Work
The 3D Printing Revolution Leaps Ever Closer to Consumer Level

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The 3D Printing Revolution Leaps Ever Closer to Consumer Level

3D printers have been a reality for some time now, but if we’re honest the majority of them are – let’s say – for hobbyists. Although it’s very impressive and meta to say that one RepRap printer can print off 40% of the parts for another, those parts still need a delicate hand and a good amount of geekery to produce another machine. Until now, these things have very much been out of the hands of consumers like you or me.

23-05-2012
The 3D Printing Revolution Leaps Ever Closer to Consumer Level
What You Need To Know About AMD’s New Trinity Laptop APU [MakeUseOf Explains]

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What You Need To Know About AMD’s New Trinity Laptop APU [MakeUseOf Explains]

Intel has just released its new line of laptop and desktop processors, but they’re not the only ones working on a new product. AMD has also been working hard to improve its laptop APUs and has now released them. These new feature both updated processor cores and an updated graphics solution, both of which are sorely needed.

22-05-2012
What You Need To Know About AMD’s New Trinity Laptop APU [MakeUseOf Explains]
What You Need To Know About Intel’s Ivy Bridge [MakeUseOf Explains]

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What You Need To Know About Intel’s Ivy Bridge [MakeUseOf Explains]

Intel has just released its new updated processor, code-named Ivy Bridge, for both desktops and laptops. You’ll find these new products listed as the 3000 series and you can buy at least some of them now (stock levels permitting, of course). You may be wondering what the new processors bring to the table. Are they worth the upgrade, or are they just an incremental improvement?

01-05-2012
What You Need To Know About Intel’s Ivy Bridge [MakeUseOf Explains]
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