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What is noise cancellation?

Noise cancellation is the ability of certain headphones to cancel out background noise so that you can hear the song or the guy you’re talking with much better. Since sound is actually a sound wave with peaks and troughs the physics of waves is simple: if a wave encounters another wave with the same wavelength,the […]

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The REAL jetpack is here now: Jetpack Aviation’s JB-9

Jetpacks are not a cool scifi thing anymore. They are real and have gotten to the point of being practical. Jetpack Aviation’s JB-9 is a true jetpack in the sens that you can walk around with it, you can fly and steer it quite nicely and it offers you a nice landing. And no, you […]

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IT: what is virtualization

Virtualization is the ability to create a virtual environment in which you can install several OSs in your machine. Basically you can use Windows and, using a virtual machine (ie such a program) you can also install MAC or Linux. Learn more about virtualization from Linus from TechQuickie.

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In a true world Asimov’s Laws of Robotics fail

Rob Miles, from the University of Nottingham, AI researcher, explains why Asimov’s Law of Robotics are nothing else than good writing material. When it comes to the true nature of computers and robots Rob Miles tells us that AI doesn’t work like that and the hardest part is to teach machines what a “person” is. […]

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Case fans: do they help when using a gaming pc?

Yes, they do help, not even the gamers, but anyone else too. You need to use at least 2-3 fans inside the computer case in order to provide a steady flow of new, cooled air so that the motherboard, CPU and video card can run at lower temps. In the video from above you will […]

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History of the iPhone

The iPhone is an iconic device that shaped the current generation of smartphone users. Basically, smartphones started their age when the iPhone was launched, so Apple can be proud of being a road opener. Linus goes through a short history of the iPhone: – 2007: first iPhone; touch, multitouch, a better mobile browser – 2008: […]

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TED-Ed: How do hard drives work?

This is computer hardware 101, but many think that some occult thing is going on inside the hard drives. Nothing short of science, we all can say. The data is stored as a string of bits, 1s and 0s, which are, in fact, small patches of magnetic material magnetized in one way or the other. […]

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Learn about Acer Predator X34 Gaming Monitor from Linus

When it comes to gaming hardware I always look up to Linus and Jay to get all the updated info and reports on upcoming video carts, motherboards, CPUs and overall advice on how to use them. In the video from above you Acer Predator X34 Gaming Monitor Linus explains why he likes this piece of […]

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Buy used PC parts? Why not?

Usually I’d refrain from buying used PC parts. You never know when they will fail. If I buy something for my PC, then I’ll get them from the store. In any case, if someone is in dire need of money and wants to dive into buying used PC parts then Jay has a couple of […]

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Undersea fiber optics cables: the backbone of the internet

Since fiber optics was invented in the 60s the world changed incredibly. We send lots of data via copper wires, like 100+ MB/s, but sending data via fiber optics can reach up to 1 TB/s which is a huge improvement. In order to connect all the countries within the internet we use undersea cables from […]

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