Cloud computing technology

Snowflake vs. AWS: How Do They Compare?

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Key Points: While Snowflake and WPS support third-party integrations, Snowflake’s ecosystem and integration are more extensive as it supports ETL and BI tools. While Snowflake does not require any management, AWS involves tedious management as users are responsible for maintaining the security in the cloud. This requires some data warehousing skills. Some of AWS’s services […]

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Kinsta vs AWS: How Do They Compare?

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Key Points: 1. All Kinsta sites are protected by Cloudflare. This consists of automatic wildcard SSL certificates, a firewall with application-specific rule sets, and DDoS protection at the enterprise level. Compared to other managed WordPress hosting, Kinsta provides free WAF and DDoS protection with Cloudflare. 2. Due to its variable pricing structure, AWS makes economic […]

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Alonzo Johnson

Alonzo Johnson: Complete Biography, History, and Inventions

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Key Points: Alonzo Johnson, a machinist from Springfield, Massachusetts, is a holder of two U.S. patents for calculating devices. The second calculating device was a brass, wood, and steel device used to add numbers up to 99. House also held patents for a nut lock, a spindle fastener machine for slitting lock nuts, car brakes, […]

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VPN security

How Do VPNs Work + Do They Actually Keep You Safe?

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Key Points: VPNs date back to 1996 with Microsoft’s point-to-point tunneling protocol. 31% of internet users worldwide have installed VPNs to safeguard their activities online. VPNs mask your IP address and encrypt your data for two strong layers of safety. Not all VPN services can or will anonymize your torrenting activity. Many VPN companies keep […]

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Gordon Moore

Gordon Earle Moore

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Key Points: Gordon Moore is responsible for “Moore’s Law,” a prediction that the number of transistors that would fit on a computer chip would double every year. Intel Corporation, the largest manufacturer of silicon microchips in the world, was cofounded by Moore in 1968, three years after his famous prediction. Gordon Moore is one of […]

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burning chip

What is a Burn-in Test for Electronic Devices?

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Key Points: A burn-in test is a special type of stress test conducted on electronic devices prior to their public release which uses some combination of high temperature and/or high electrical voltage to determine whether the device being tested, or any part of it, is likely to fail or malfunction in the early stages of […]

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NFT bored ape

What are NFT ‘Bored Apes’, and Why are They so Popular?

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Key Points: The Bored Ape Yacht Club is a collection of 10,000 Bored Ape NFTs – unique digital collectibles living on the Ethereum blockchain. The value of cryptocurrency, in this case, Ethereum, can rise and fall like a stock, and NFTs values also rise and fall in the same way. The original 10,000 NFTs were […]

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Sublimation Printer

Sublimation Printer: Everything You Need To Know

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Key Points: Sublimation printing is a computer printing technique that employs heat to transfer dye onto materials such as paper, plastic, card stock, or even fabric. The sublimation printing method was first used in France in 1957. After discovering that colors sublimated, Nol de Plasse developed a printing method for Sublistatis SA. When it was released, the […]

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microcode

What is Microcode and What is it Used For?

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Key Points: Microcode is a basic instruction set used in a complex instruction set computer (CISC). These instructions add a layer of complexity to improve the performance of basic operations. Maurice Wilkes, John Stringer, David Wheeler and William Renwick helped design and test the first microprogrammed computer in 1957. Microcode shapes computer architecture and allows […]

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USBs

USB A vs USB C: Full Comparison & Winner

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Key Points: USB-A was invented in 1996 as the first connection designed to link peripheral electronic devices and power to computers. USB was designed to standardize connections worldwide and was successful. USB-C is a new and improved version that has 24 connector pins which give it significantly greater abilities compared to the 4-pin connector of […]

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The 12 Best Movies About Technology and Science Fiction

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Key Points: Filmmakers have been creating sci-fi movies for over 100 years with possible subject matter increasing with advances in technology. We curated our list by including special effects, great story-telling, and the lasting effect the movie has had on the culture. Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, is one of the great technology movies […]

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AirTag vs SmartTag vs Tile vs Chipolo: Which Is Best?

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Key Points: A car key finder allows a paired smartphone with a Bluetooth connection to track and locate it. Long-range searches simulate GPS by using a network of devices to find the general location of the tracker. The Apple AirTag and Samsung SmartTag are only compatible with their specific brands. The compact size of most […]

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tv backlight

Direct-Lit vs Full Array: Full Comparison

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Key Points: Direct-lit LED backlighting arrangements were set up as the first to replace cathode fluorescent lamps. Full array allows for local dimming. Direct-lit backlighting suffers from elevated black levels which render darker spaces on the screen a grey color. Full array lighting maintains the vivid colors provided by LED direct-lit backlighting. Both Direct-Lit and […]

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refresh/motion rates on tv

Refresh Rate vs Motion Rate: Full Comparison

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Key Points: Motion Rate is a marketing term created by Samsung to use alongside refresh rate. It was meant to stand for the overall speed a screen could send a live feed through image processing and redrawing the screen. Screens, whether used in a computer monitor or television set, use a process of showing millions […]

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The 10 Best Movies About the Internet

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Key Points: The Matrix (1999) plays on the internet’s danger from its evolution into a global simulation of life and how the human unconscious gets distracted and used to power the grid. Cyberbully (2019) is a realistic and true cyber-cruelty exposé with a striking and strong lesson on the dangers of the internet and the […]

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Venmo vs Cash App: Which One Should You Use?

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Key Points: Venmo is owned by PayPal and designed to help users make and share payments with friends, family members, roommates, or anyone else who uses the service. The Cash App is owned by Square Inc., a financial technology company that specializes in mobile payment processing solutions for merchants. Venmo requires users to link their […]

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Xbox vs PlayStation: Which One Is Best?

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Key Points: Xbox, created by Microsoft, and PlayStation, created by Sony, are two of the most popular gaming consoles on the market. PlayStation’s best feature is its DualShock controller, which has analog sticks and vibration feedback. The Xbox 360 was one of the first gaming consoles to allow users to stream their gameplay online via […]

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Javascript: History, Origin, and More

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Key Points: JavaScript is a high-level multi-paradigm programming language. High level means the language can be used independently of a particular type of computer. It is thought of as a high-level language because it is much closer to human languages than machine-level programming languages. It is multi-paradigm because it supports event-driven, functional, and imperative programming […]

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Mario from Super Mario Bros.

Nintendo: Complete Guide – History, Products, Founding, and More

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Key Points: Nintendo started in Japan in 1889 as a card game company specializing in hand-drawn Hanafuda cards. The Nintendo Game Boy was released 100 years later- in 1989, and was the first in a long line of products to bring video games away from the confines of wall outlets – introducing a new direction […]

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BlackBerry

BlackBerry: Complete Guide — History, Products, Founding, and More

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Key Points: Childhood friends Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin co-founded RIM (Research In Motion) in 1984. The company began by building modems and pagers – but would eventually produce the Blackberry. The Blackberry would become America’s preferred smartphone brand due to its workplace functionality and high-level security. By 2016, the Blackberry couldn’t compete with the […]

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Apple Glasses: Leaks, Price, Release Date, and Features

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Key Points: Apple has entered the AR/VR arena with the announcement of an upcoming product called Apple Glasses. Apple has filed a new patent that mentions “privacy eyewear”. This could be Apple Glasses related and may even be a feature that works in tandem with the iPhone. Apple was also recently granted a patent for […]

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4G: History, Origin, and More

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Key Points: 4G is a broadband cellular network. It is a communication standard, meaning that individuals can use mobile or cable-connected devices to access the internet, exchange data, use their phones, or more. Development on 4G – including the development of what would qualify as a 4G network – first began in the 2000s, with […]

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David O. Sacks

David O. Sacks — Complete Biography, History, and Inventions

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Key Points: David O. Sacks is a businessman and venture capitalist who has been involved in some of the more successful American businesses in the past decade. He is a member of the PayPal Mafia – the group of men responsible for founding PayPal before going on to more successes. Yammer, a website billed as […]

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Jared Kopf – Complete Biography, History, and Inventions

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Key Points: Jared Kopf is an American businessman, investor, and entrepreneur. Kopf is part of the so-called PayPal Mafia, the group of men who first worked at PayPal and used the business experience to positively influence much of their career. Kopf joined or formed other companies after PayPal was sold to eBay, including Clarium Capital, […]

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