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The 10 Largest Server Farms Ever Built

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Have you ever wondered how big the largest server farms ever built are and what kind of technology powers them? Did you know that a single server farm can use enough electricity to power a small town? The massive amount of energy needed to keep these data centers running has drawn attention to the environmental […]

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USB 4: Twice as Fast as the Previous Generation

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As technology advances, so must the devices we use to take advantage of that technology. This is especially true for USBs, which are used more frequently daily. You likely have a few devices that need to be constantly juiced up, from your phone and laptop to even your tablet. Carrying around extra cords and cables […]

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DeepMind’s Training Its New AI to Play Soccer: How is That Possible?

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You may have seen AI play chess before or even star on Jeopardy. But Google’s Artificial Intelligence division DeepMind has been working on teaching their AI to play soccer. Last month, DeepMind released a research paper debuting their new neural probabilistic motor primitives. Those last 4 words might seem like nonsense, but put more simply, […]

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The 12 Largest Batteries on Earth

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If you thought that a large battery was the one in your car, you need to think again! Battery technology is remarkably scalable, meaning that you can have batteries the size of football stadia, supplying power to the grid. The technology used to create the largest batteries on Earth has really sped up over the […]

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Complete History of the Operating System

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When thinking about the history of computers, you have to consider operating systems. If you’ve used a video game console, or computer or own a Smart TV, you have experience with an OS. Operating systems help run the world around us, and have come a long way since the days of Windows 1.0 and the […]

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The Supersonic Planes Still Made Today, with Top Speeds

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The idea of supersonic planes was first researched in the 1940s just after WWII. French and British governments brought this technology forward in what was to become the Concorde in 1969’s first flight. From the beginning, there were issues that made the entire endeavor seem fruitless, culminating with a crash that killed all 109 on […]

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Ray Tracing vs. Path-Tracing: What’s the Difference?

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Ray tracing and path tracing are two technologies used in video gaming and filmmaking to create realistic scenes. They share some similarities, such as the formula they use to mimic light behavior and the fact that their GPUs use similar units to speed up the process. However, they also have several key differences. Most people […]

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The 6 Most Expensive Supersonic Planes Ever Built

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Since the Wright brothers’ success at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903, humans have been obsessed with the speed of airplanes for travel and defense. The first plane to go supersonic was the Bell X-1 in 1947. There have been many more since then, but what is the cost of this feat? One thing to […]

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The Rise and Fall of 3D TVs

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What was once a promising technology has been all but forgotten. A little over a decade ago, 3D TVs were hailed as the future of television. 3D movies like Avatar were all the rage and the TV industry wanted to ride this wave right into your home. As every major television manufacturer jumped on the […]

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The Newest James Webb Image Looks Like a Tarantula

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On December 25, 2021, the James Webb Space Telescope launched into space on an Ariane 5 rocket. The 32-year project reignited excitement in space exploration as it set out to continue the historic work of the Hubble Telescope. With new infrared equipment and advanced technology, we can start to see the universe like never before. […]

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Server vs. Cloud: Where Should I Put My Data?

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Data storage options are incredibly diverse, spanning personal or local storage to enterprise-level data centers in multiple locations worldwide. If you are evaluating data storage options for security, stability, and performance, using a server or cloud will be a key consideration. Understanding the characteristics of local servers and cloud-based storage can help you pinpoint a […]

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The Most Exciting AI/Deep Learning Chips and the Companies That Make Them

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If you’re reading this, you probably get excited about tech. Right now, one of the most exciting things happening in tech is machine learning (also called deep learning). Tech companies have been chasing machine learning for years, and we are finally getting a chance to see what it can do. Tons of tech companies from […]

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This is How Your iPhone’s Facial Recognition Works

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As we continue to develop our technological systems, we rely on computer automation more often to do the tasks we don’t have the time or knowledge to do ourselves. A perfect example of this is Face ID on Apple devices, which uses neural networks to identify someone based on facial recognition instead of password protection. […]

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Is Facial Recognition Safe? Which Devices Use It Most?

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The rise of facial recognition technology has been rapid, but governments around the world are still struggling to determine just how this technology should be used and where its limits lie. Facial recognition can be used to access your bank account or make purchases online, and it can identify wanted criminals from crowd footage. But, […]

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Single-Link vs. Dual-Link DVI: Which Should You Use?

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You might have heard terms like DVI single-link and dual-link being tossed around in the context of display cables. Although they’re often contrasted, the two links are actually more similar than you might expect. Let’s start from the beginning. DVI stands for digital visual interface, and it’s a kind of display cable. It was designed […]

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HD vs. HDR: What’s the Difference?

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If you’ve bought a television, played a video game, used a streaming service, or watched a Blu-ray anytime in the past several years, you’ve likely seen the terms HD and HDR. You probably know that these things are superior to the SD quality standard of the past, but your understanding of HD and HDR might […]

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Flash Memory vs RAM: What Do They Do?

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Flash memory and RAM both relate to how our modern electronics store and use data. RAM, which stands for random access memory, is the standard memory that is found in most computers.  But to be more specific, our computers usually make use of something called DRAM, or dynamic random access memory. We’ll get into the […]

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Nickel-Cobalt vs. Lithium-Ion Batteries Compared: Pros, Cons, and Differences

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Lithium-ion batteries power the great majority of EVs today, whether they’re rugged SUVs like the Rivian R1S or lightweight futuristic designs like the solar-electric Aptera EV. These batteries generate power through the flow of lithium ions from a negative graphite anode to a positive cathode. Engineers make the cathode out of various metals to achieve […]

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The 7 Largest Computers Ever Built

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What are the largest computers ever built? How do they compare to today’s standard models, and what happened to them once they were no longer needed? In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of the biggest and most impressive machines to grace the world of computing, from massive mainframes that filled entire […]

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Nickel-Cobalt-Aluminum (NCA) vs. Nickel-Cobalt-Manganese (NCM) Batteries Compared: What’s the Difference?

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In 2020, Tesla announced its newest battery cell, the 4680-type. It featured a massive body (nearly 5x the size of the next type down) and a new internal design that allows it to quickly and safely transfer energy through the battery. Unsurprisingly, this cell made big news, and automakers are scrambling to keep up. Right […]

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The 4 Different Types of Crypto Wallets Compared

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There are 4 main types of crypto wallets, and they can be broken down further into multiple subcategories. The sheer variety can be intimidating even for cryptocurrency enthusiasts! For the rest of us, it feels insurmountable. But there’s no need to get overwhelmed by all of these options, though. Which crypto wallet you want to […]

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What Are Water Batteries and How Do They Work?

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The Italian scientist, Alessandro Volta, is known for inventing the first electric battery in the world. Technology has certainly come a long way since. With heat waves getting worse by the year, nothing feels more comforting than a nice, air-conditioned room. But, electric batteries can be rather dangerous, due to their toxic emissions and potential […]

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Apple’s AR Glasses: Rumors, Release Date, Price, and More

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There’s something about Apple products that just makes people want them. Call it great marketing, strong branding, or whatever you’d like, but their products are always top-notch and have never failed to impress their users. The latest iteration comes in the form of AR glasses: Apple’s first foray into augmented reality (AR) technology. Apple AR […]

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ECRAM Explained: Everything You Need to Know

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Six Facts About ECRAM ECRAM is designed to mimic human memory synapses as high-speed RAM with low power consumption for nanotechnology systems. Electrochemical Random-Access Memory is designed to be used in Neuromorphic Computing, or computing through technology that mimics human biology, specifically the human brain. Currently, the nanomaterial 2D Titanium Carbide MXene that is used […]

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