Misc

How Fast Charging Works: Everything You Need to Know

Whether it’s the fact that the 17% of people that owned a smartphone in 2008 grew to 78% of the population in ten years, or of entirely new markets suddenly emerging and quickly booming (think smart speakers and smartwatches, now at 13% and 20% respectively, as opposed to…
Computing

Common PC Building Mistakes

Ask anyone about what they’d consider the best gaming PC out there, and chances are that the answer from those who’ve experienced will be the same: one that you’ve built according to your needs and wants. Yes, while you can qualitatively rank certain things and…
ComputingPeripherals

Mechanical vs Membrane Keyboards Comparison

Your keyboard is your point of connection to your computer, and it is thus important to have one that works well with your fingers. Mechanical and membrane keyboards differ not only in how they function fundamentally but also in how they perform for users. Today, we settle…
Storage

RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, etc: What You Should Know?

You’ve probably come across the term RAID if you’ve been looking into PC storage. This article will explain what RAID is, and how different RAID levels affect overall performance. What is RAID? RAID stands for either ‘Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks’ or…
Computing

Hyperthreading: Everything You Need to Know

Hyperthreading both acts and sounds like something out of a 90’s sci-fi film. This article seeks to demystify hyperthreading by defining it, simplifying it, explaining how hyperthreading works and helping you decide if it’s of any use to you, cool and desirable as it may…
ComputingLaptops

32-bit vs 64-bit: What's the Difference?

Even if you do not know anything about tech, you have probably still heard about the 32- vs 64-bit debate when it comes to processors. But since 64-bit clearly seems to be dominating modern computing, does the debate even matter and should you care? Keep on reading to find…
Computing

Antialiasing: Everything You Need to Know

Antialiasing is the next big thing in tech – or, at least, it’s a sensationalist way to start off an article, in spite of being pretty much meaningless and untrue. Antialiasing is a very, very powerful tool, however, one that’s often holding up the very structure of a…
Computing

PCI Express (or PCIe): Everything You Need to Know

PCIe stands for Peripheral Component Interconnect Express, and it is a standard for internal devices on a computer. If you are curious as to what the difference is between PCI Express vs PCI on its own: PCI express refers to the actual expansion slots on the motherboard into…
Networking

Link Aggregation: What is it and How Does it Work?

Link aggregation is useful for connecting switches with multiple Ethernet ports and other devices with multiple ports. There is, however, more to it than simply connecting two devices to each other, and this article will help you understand all of it. What is Link…
Networking

What is IGMP Snooping?

IGMP or Internet Group Management Protocol is an advanced internet option used for multicast traffic on VLANs. It constrains this traffic and ensures that it is only broadcasted to the interfaces connected to receivers who are actually interested. You can enable IGMP…