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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.

What Water Cooling Is & Should You Use It? [MakeUseOf Explains]

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What Water Cooling Is & Should You Use It? [MakeUseOf Explains]

Water is a great coolant. It’s plentiful, cheap and can be easily moved via pumps. The need for specialized hardware has often made this solution too expensive and too complex for mainstream users, however. That has finally changed. Several companies now offer retail water cooling options that are no more difficult to install than any PC air cooler.

09-10-2012
What Water Cooling Is & Should You Use It? [MakeUseOf Explains]
Tunes On The Go: From The Walkman To The iPod & Beyond [Geek History]

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Tunes On The Go: From The Walkman To The iPod & Beyond [Geek History]

Your children will never know what it’s like to have the batteries on a personal cassette player start to run out, as the music slows by a noticeable couple of BPM and Bruce Dickinson’s vocals on your Iron Maiden compilation begin to wane. Heck, your children probably won’t listen to Iron Maiden (mine will, it will be heavily enforced). In the age of streaming media, digital everything and repeated shunning of physical media, the way we consume music continues to evolve.

05-10-2012
Tunes On The Go: From The Walkman To The iPod & Beyond [Geek History]
What Is Wireless Charging & How Exactly Does It Work? [MakeUseOf Explains]

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What Is Wireless Charging & How Exactly Does It Work? [MakeUseOf Explains]

We live in a wireless world. Except we don’t. Sure, we can send huge amounts of information across the airwaves, but the devices capable of sending and receiving it are tied down to power cords. Batteries allow some freedom but, eventually, we all have to come back around to the familiar face of the power outlet. What if we didn’t? What if we could charge anywhere, at any time?

04-10-2012
What Is Wireless Charging & How Exactly Does It Work? [MakeUseOf Explains]
The Internet & The World Wide Web Are Not the Same Thing [MakeUseOf Explains]

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The Internet & The World Wide Web Are Not the Same Thing [MakeUseOf Explains]

The two terms “Internet” and “World Wide Web” have been used interchangeably ever since the Internet itself became a household “utility” as common as electricity or cable TV. People talk about “surfing the web” and “searching the Internet” like the two terms are one and the same. Are you one of those people? It may be surprising for a lot of people to learn that the basic foundation of the two terms are very distinct.

03-10-2012
The Internet & The World Wide Web Are Not the Same Thing [MakeUseOf Explains]
What Are Dual SIM Phones, And Do You Need One?

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What Are Dual SIM Phones, And Do You Need One?

Ever heard of dual SIM phones? My guess is you probably have. I can also guess you know what dual SIM phones are; after all, it’s not very hard to understand that a dual SIM phone has two SIMs. If you’re anything like me, though, this is about as far as you got. Have you ever seen a phone with two SIM cards? What are they even good for? Could they be useful for you? And if so, when, and why?

01-10-2012
What Are Dual SIM Phones, And Do You Need One?
What Are OEM Products and Why Are They Cheaper?

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What Are OEM Products and Why Are They Cheaper?

If you’ve shopped for computer parts of software online you’ve likely come across a three-letter acronym. OEM. This stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer, and it’s usually tagged on to hardware or software that’s less expensive than normal retail products. Which may make you wonder – should you buy an OEM product, or is there a catch that’s setting you up for trouble?

21-09-2012
What Are OEM Products and Why Are They Cheaper?
5 New Video Card Features You Should Know About [MakeUseOf Explains]

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5 New Video Card Features You Should Know About [MakeUseOf Explains]

Computer games are not difficult for most modern video cards to handle, but that hasn’t stopped the performance war between AMD and NVIDIA. It’s only raised the bar. 1080p is now a mundane resolution. To really push the hardware you need a 2560×1440 display – or more. The red and green teams are also firing at each other with new features designed to give each an edge.

11-09-2012
5 New Video Card Features You Should Know About [MakeUseOf Explains]
7 Important Features Your Wireless Router Has And You Should Be Using

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7 Important Features Your Wireless Router Has And You Should Be Using

If you think a wireless router’s only job is to connect you to the world of the Internet, you’re missing out on a lot of its awesome goodness. Sure, maybe all you need is Internet access. In that case, you don’t really have to worry about all the tricks your router can do. But for those of you that want to maximize your experience, there are some advanced features that will make your life much easier.

07-09-2012
7 Important Features Your Wireless Router Has And You Should Be Using
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