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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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Thunderbolt Port Explained — Everything You Need To Know

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Six Facts About Thunderbolt Ports Thunderbolt ports allow for 10 Gbit/s per channel. Thunderbolt 1 and 2 use the Mini DisplayPort connector. This has often led to confusion about what the Thunderbolt port is capable of. Many believed it to be a display connection. Thunderbolt 3 and 4 use the new USB-C shape connector which […]

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SSD Explained — Everything You Need To Know

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Three Fact about Solid-State Drives Solid-state drives store data in cells made of semiconducting material. Although sometimes called solid-state disks, these storage devices do not have moving parts and operate silently. The first enterprise-scale SSD debuted in 1976. The Bulk Core by Dataram had 2MB of memory and cost $9,700. SSD History Data storage has […]

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Minitel Explained — Everything You Need To Know

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5 Facts About Minitel The Minitel system allowed French citizens to access all kinds of popular online services in the 1980s — long before the internet was in general use At its zenith in the 1990s, it offered more than 25,000 different services, including the ability to purchase products, search the phone directory and enter […]

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Flash Memory

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Many computer users have discovered the convenience of carrying a flash memory drive on a keychain. With this solid-state product, information moves quickly from one device to another. Other common examples of flash memory usage include digital camera cards and video game memory cards. The technology behind flash memory allows for easy offline data transfer […]

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Ethernet

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6 Facts about Ethernet Ethernet came about because of research that Robert Metcalfe conducted as part of his doctoral dissertation that involved ALOHAnet, which the University of Hawaii developed for radio communications. The name for Ethernet comes from luminiferous ether, a substance that people in the 19th century believed transmitted electromagnetic waves, a theory that […]

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Apollo Guidance Computer Explained: Everything You Need To Know

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4 Facts About the Apollo Guidance Computer The Apollo Guidance Computer was the first computer ever built whose operation was based entirely on silicon integrated circuits. The drive to create the Apollo Guidance Computer’s software essentially established software engineering as an autonomous field. In fact, Margaret Hamilton, one of the principal software engineers who worked […]

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MYCIN Expert System – The First AI Medical Diagnosis

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3 Facts About MYCIN Expert System MYCIN was advanced for its time and had a competence level comparable to blood infection specialists and greater accuracy than general practitioners. The thought processes that it used were similar to human thought. Researchers wrote this system in Lisp, a set of multiple programming languages designed to work with […]

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File Transfer Protocol Explained: Everything You Need to Know

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8 Facts About File Transfer Protocol Files transmitted over FTP are not encrypted and more vulnerable to malicious interception. There is no visibility of the transfer process. This means there is no way to tell if a file transfer failed or is interrupted other than checking the status of the transferred files manually. High volume […]

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