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ChromeOS vs. macOS: Major Differences Explained

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ChromeOS vs macOS: Full Comparison While ChromeOS and macOS might have similar name schemes, they couldn’t possibly be more different in use, use case, and build. Even the mere mentality behind the production of the two operating systems is so different that they’re barely comparable. However, as two operating giants in the operating system industry, […]

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A Complete Guide To Starcraft: History, Growth, User Base, and More

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5 Facts About StarCraft StarCraft was initially meant to be a Warhammer 40K game. However, due to licensing issues, the game had to be remade into a unique intellectual property. The game was initially ridiculed as “WarCraft in space” when it first debuted. The South Korean Air Force has turned many Top Gun soldiers into […]

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The Best GPUs in 2022—Reviewed and Ranked

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While the early 2020s signaled a massive crash in the graphics card market, the market has largely recovered, and high-end graphics cards are now freely available once again. With that comes a surge of interest in the graphics card industry and what they produce. Thus, History-Computer has compared and ranked the best GPUs in 2022 […]

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Alienware vs. Razer: Full Comparison

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While the uninitiated may not be able to tell the difference between an Alienware and Razer product, there are plenty of differences between these two companies that you should consider when making a purchase. Notably, Alienware tends to focus on building full-fledged gaming machines. Conversely, Razer focuses more on computer peripherals like keyboards and mice. […]

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What Does “502 Bad Gateway” Mean, Actually?

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“502 Bad Gateway” is a type of error message that users may get when using the internet. It’s a HyperText Transfer Protocol error message that indicates an issue with communication between your device and the server where the information you’re trying to access is stored. In full, it suggests that while the machine was attempting […]

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The Real Reason Google+ Failed Spectacularly

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Google+ Currents, the last bastion of Google+ is shutting down in 2023, drawing the curtains on one of the ill-fated social media platforms. Despite Google’s ubiquity as a household name in technology, Google+ never managed to catch on. It’s possible to find people of all ages who have never even heard of Google+ despite Google’s […]

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Mario Through the Ages: Complete History, Every Game in Order, and More

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5 Facts About Super Mario Brothers Super Mario Brothers is the fifth best-selling video game franchise of all time. The titular character, Mario, first appeared in the Donkey Kong arcade game. The first Super Mario Brothers game was released in 1985. Mario has sold over 300,000,000 copies worldwide when including spin-off sales. Mario popularized the […]

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The Church-Turing Thesis Explained: What it is, and When it Was Formed

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What is the Church-Turing Thesis?: A Complete Explanation In simple terms, the Church-Turing Thesis, formerly known as “Church’s Thesis,” states that any computable function performed on natural numbers can be calculated by an effective method if, and only if, a Turing machine can perform the function. The Church-Turing thesis is not easily broken down into […]

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How to Build a PC: All the Necessary Components

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Building a PC is one of the geek rites of passage. Because, unfortunately, every avid computer user has run into an issue that could have been avoided if they’d built the computer themselves. After all, it’s much easier to service a computer with standardized components, especially if you have a receipt list for every part […]

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Zelda Through The Ages: Every Zelda Game In Order with Timeline, and More

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Very few games have reached the same level of fame as The Legend of Zelda. It’s so popular that even those without any real knowledge of video games have at least heard of it. With releases as far back as the 1980s, this game is a massive cornerstone of the gaming industry. So, let’s look […]

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HDR vs. 4K: Full Comparison

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Comparing HDR and 4K is not a perfect one. Still, it’s worth talking about so people can understand why this comparison doesn’t work well. HDR and 4K are both features of video production that improve image quality, but they don’t work in the same way or on the same metrics. Keep reading to learn everything […]

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Windows vs. OSX: Full Comparison

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Windows vs. macOS is an age-old debate, with tech nerds generally preferring Windows. In contrast, the artsy types generally prefer macOS. But, despite the seemingly endless discussion and what appears to be a massive gully between the two operating systems, they’re actually much more similar than they appear. So, let’s look at the similarities and […]

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TCL vs. Roku TVs: Are They Any Good?

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Tech companies are trying to bring streaming services to their smart-home products. Roku was one of the first smart TV add-ons. Much like a digital cable box, it allowed users to transform their regular old TV into a smart device for streaming purposes. Today, most smart TV, including TCL’s Roku TVs, come with a built-in […]

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GPU vs. APU: Full Comparison with Specs

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Computer components are a world of their own geekery. With so many advancements being made to the components we use to build computers, it can get confusing to know which components are necessary and which are luxuries. For example, while an APU and a GPU might sound similar, they’re actually quite different. Keep reading to […]

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RAM vs. SSD: What are the Differences?

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Random access memory (RAM) is a type of flash memory that your computer uses to store session data while it processes all the information you’re inputting. Solid-state drives (SSDs) are also a type of flash memory, but the two are nothing alike and share very few traits. Broadly speaking, RAM is used for temporary files […]

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Bluetooth vs. Infrared: What’s the Difference?

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With more companies forgoing analog inputs where they can, wireless technology has never been more ubiquitous. Peripheral equipment uses several types of wireless technologies to interface with the technology we use daily. Bluetooth and infrared technologies are just a few ways we can wirelessly interact with peripheral technologies. But, what’s the difference between them? Let’s […]

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iOS vs. Android: Full Comparison with Specs, History, and More

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When buying a new phone, most people fall to either purchasing an iOS or Android device. Most people even swear by their operating system of choice. But is there really that big of a difference? You might be surprised by how different iOS and Android are. While they’re both big-name mobile operating systems, they have […]

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Windows vs ChromeOS: Full Comparison

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While many people predicted ChromeOS would be dead before it ever reached the apex of public notoriety, the operating system is going strong, receiving regular updates, and growing beyond what anyone could have expected. It may not be in a position to challenge Windows or macOS, but what used to be a tiny, niche market […]

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Gold-Plated vs. Standard Keyboard Switch Springs

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Gold-Plated vs. Standard Keyboard Switch Springs: Full Comparison Mechanical keyboards have many moving parts, and one part of the keyboard switch that we rarely think of when upgrading is the springs. There are several types of springs that you can use when outfitting your keyboard with new hardware. One spring type that is gaining a […]

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Single-Channel vs. Dual-Channel RAM

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Single-Channel vs. Dual-Channel RAM: Full Comparison If you’re new to the computer-building scene, you’ve probably heard or seen the terms “single-channel” and “dual-channel” thrown around when talking about RAM sticks. These conversations are typically geared toward veteran enthusiasts, and it can be hard to decipher the exact difference between them when listening as an uninitiated […]

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Quad vs. Dual-Channel RAM: What are the Differences?

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Upgrading your random access memory, or RAM, is one of the easiest ways to improve your computer speed instantly. Whether adding additional RAM or changing your channel configuration, you’ll experience a boost in speed and processing power when upgrading your RAM. We mentioned the existence of quad-channel RAM in our previous article about single and […]

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Best Mechanical Keyboard Switches

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Mechanical keyboards have been gaining a lot of traction lately. So, finally, what was once a paragon of geekdom is moving quickly into the public sphere, and everyone should be excited about that. After all, when the geeks’ favorite things make their way into the general population, there’s always a boom of innovation that accompanies […]

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The 4 Best Raspberry Pi Alternatives

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The Raspberry Pi is a popular barebones single-board computer chipset. These single-board computers offer limited functionality but make an excellent choice for an affordable, customizable, and programmable computer chipset for beginners and veterans. However, as with anything many people are looking at Raspberry Pi alternatives to drive innovation in the market. However, the Raspberry Pi […]

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The Real Reason Atari Failed Spectacularly

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Atari is a popular platform amongst retro gamers who enjoy the simpler things in life. The Atari 2600, initially branded as the Atari Video Computer System (Atari VCS,) was a staple of many gamers’ childhoods. So those gamers were sad to see the platform wither into obscurity. Few people know why the Atari platform dissolved, […]

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