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Why you shouldn’t put metal in your microwave oven?

Because science. You can put metal int he microwave oven, but if it has sharp edges it will spark and it may create big electric bolts. Those might destroy the oven if you let them be in there like that for too long. People have tested various metal things in the microwave oven and it […]

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The history of submarines: those things are quite old

The first submarine was a home made wooden craft built in the 1770s by David Bushnell. His first design was a simple wooden barrel with some levers that would make the vessel move around and dive. It wasn’t very robust, but it sparked a new era in navy combat. David bushnell’s “turtle” could not be […]

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How was the first telephone built and how did it work?

The telephone was patented by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876 and its setup is way more complicated that I’ve previously thought. It isn’t just a simple rope/wire with some cups at the ends. It involves a battery, water, wires and a drum too. How did the first telephone work? You needed a battery from which […]

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Jeff Jarvis: Technoeuropanic, or how Germany leads the technosceptic movement in Europe

If I want to read a good piece of journalistic endeavour, then I read BuzzMachine.com. Jeff Jarvis, the writer of What Would Google Do?, an awesome book I have read in 2013 about the corporate policy and changes inside Google, explains why Germany is leading a technosceptic or, dare i say, a technophobic movement in […]

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Techquickie explains: 32 vs 64 bit and what software drivers are

Linus, from Tech Quickie, explains the difference between 32 and 64 bit computers. Long store short: it all boils down to how much RAM memory a processor can handle. You need to remember that all parts in a computer need to fit in the ranges they should: a processor will determine what type of RAM […]

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AMD FX 8 core processors: sweet dreams. FX 8370 vs FX 8370e

While AMD gets pretty close to the i5s and the i7s from Intel, it does so by being a bit cheaper and this is something I like. The guys at Tek Syndicate tested the 8 core FX processors FX 8370 & FX 8370e and found out that the first one was a bit better, by […]

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How does an electron microscope work? Check Jeol JSM T200

Ben Krasnow, from Applied Science, created his own electron microscope a few years back, but now he received a gift: a Jeol JSM T200 that was used in the 80s. What is an electron microscope? It is a microscope that relies on electrons instead of light to capture high detailed images of very small things. […]

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How does BitTorrent work?

BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer (p2p) protocol that allows us to send big files around the world. It was developed by Bram Cohen and it allows companies to send big chunks of data without having too much trouble. It does not work like FTP does, whereby you download the file form one place and then wait […]

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Google Street View with Sounds – check it out now

You can check the Sounds of Google Street View in three locations for now: Place du Palais, Hapuna Beach, and Balboa Park. You will be able to move around like you do in Google Street View, but you will also hear the sounds that were recorded at that time. Now, that is something you need […]

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PC gaming basics: how to set your memory speed and other overclocking basics

There isn’t really that much to say in regards to memory frequency in this pc gaming basics video: the newest motherboards come with UEFI, which is the successor of BIOS and has several options. In the gaming motherboards you can go to OC section, over-clocking, and then check the processor frequency and the RAM frequency. […]

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