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AMD vs Intel smackdown: Intel is better, but about 30% pricier

The answer is short: Intel is better because it has invested more into processors than AMD. AMD delivers almost the same performance for the same cost, however it is cheaper. So, if you have money to spend, buy an Intel i7 newest generation. If money are an issue, then try to buy an AMD FX […]

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How Gutenberg’s printing press revolutionized the glass industry

At first only few clergies would have books to read and, if they would not read those tiny letters, then they would use glass monoculars that were big and clunky. Their shape was the one of a hemispehere and they had limited use. When Gutenberg had its printing press invented in 1450, the revolution of […]

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First actual hoverboard: Hendo

It is not and antigravity hoverboard like you’d expect, but at least it is a maglev device that you can master and use. The Hendo hoverboard has four circular magnets that repel a metallic surface like copper or aluminum from underneath and can keep even 300 lbs 1 inch afloat. The Hendo team have a […]

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The telegraph cable that connected the Old and New world was installed in 1866

In 1866 the Old and New World were connected via an undersea cable that span from London to New York. This way the news would travel via the telegraph in an instant. Otherwise it would take 3 weeks by ship. The Science Museum, the ones who created this awesome video, explain a ton of things […]

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Bell’s greatest invention: the photophone

Nope. it was not about a webcam. In the 19th century they barely had working photo cameras let alone phones that would send images too. No, the photophone actually means that Alexander Graham Bell manages to get sound transmitted using light. Using light to send over sound 200 meters away was a remarkable achievement for […]

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RS7, Audi’s self driving car

As far as Engadget tells us, Audi’s RS 7 is a regular super prized car that can be converted into a self driving car. The RS 7 was outfitted with GPS, radio and 3D cameras to allow it to navigate through the world. Google self driving cars don’t seem such high tech, anymore, eh? It […]

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How to choose a graphics or video card?

Jayz2Cents is here to the rescue. He first explains what those 8 – 12 manufacturers of graphics card do to those cards and then gives us details about what matters. Most often than not, some manufacturers will choose to add a ton of features to the base graphics cards someone like Nvidia prints specs out […]

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Are microwave ovens a danger if you stay next to them? No.

No, microwave ovens are not the danger one woul;d think they are. The microwave radiation generated is at least 100 to 1000 times weaker than the visible light. Microwaves have wavelengths of 1cm to 1cm and that means energies of 12.4 microeV to 124 microeV. By comparison red light has at least 1.24 eV energy. […]

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How do TV ratings work?

I have thought and I have hoped that they use better systems. Nope. they use black boxes in randomly selected houses and they monitor a couple of thousands of households to see what they watch. then Nielsen, the company that has these devices will extrapolate the stats it gets from those few black boxes and […]

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Titans of the sea: Mary Maersk, the mega container ship

Yes, the biggest ships ever are contained ships. Some of them are so big that they won’t fit into the Panama canal or they won’t be allowed i any US port. Such a behemoth is Mary Maersk, the mega container ship that can get 18 000 containers across the world. NY Times have created the […]

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