PC wizz: what is file compression?

In short words file compression is finding the redundant parts (bytes, words) from inside a file and then building a dictionary (an index) based on their position inside the file. Then, instead of the actual words use the index number. This way you are able to compress a big text file to a 1/10th or […]

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Ancient robots: possible via automatons like Colibri

In ancient times they had robots too, but not the electronic ones we have now. Archimedes invented a water clock with a moving bird and they had a ton of automata way back then. Today you can build your own automaton by using some cut wood and a couple of small motors or springs. The […]

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Make your own Thor Hammer [Mjolnir]

Thor’s Hammer can be lifted only by Thor himself as he is the only worthy of such an honor, but Allen Pan, from Sufficiently Advanced, has created a hammer that only he can lift. The hammer itself has a coil inside, an Arduino board and a fingerprint scanner. When he puts the hammer on a […]

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What is HBM, the new memory type used in video cards [High Bandwidth Memory]

GDDR5 is history. Or at least it will be history, as HBM, High Bandwidth Memory, is able to provide at least two times more throughput than its predecessor. GDDR5 is over 7 years old now and has the memory chips attached directly to the video card’s PCB, around the GPU. If you needed more GDDR5 […]

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Enterprise 3D Project – see the insides of the Star Trek ship [video]

This is truly amazing. For the Star Trek fans, being able to actually see a lot of Enterprise’s interior is a goldmine and a godsent. The Enterprise 3D Project is a project made by a one man army and it lets you see how the ship looks like from the docking bay up to the […]

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Crash Chrome with this link: http://a/%%30%30

Tom Scott, a master wiz in all thing tech and programming explains why the Chrome browser crashes when you insert http://a/%%30%30 in the browser’s address bar. It all boils down to what can the browser “understand”, ie decode, from the sequence of characters in that URL. For example, %30 is translated to number 0 because […]

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Quantum mechanics: here we come [video course]

One of the favorite physics and math teachers on YouTube, Michel van Biezen, has prepared a new series about quantum mechanics. In this new series we learn about why the atoms and subatomic particles behave in different ways than the matter we see around us. We also learn that energy, mass and momentum come in […]

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Tips and tricks: how to overclock a video card [video]

Jayz2Cents creates another great video for gamers. This time is about how to overclock a video card. I am the guy who usually doesn’t like to get into this king of stuff and thus I usually buy a good video card which can do all the things I want without having to tinker with any […]

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Does BB-8 really exists? Yup. See what it looks like from the inside and how it works

BB-8 has been a craze in the last year since we’ve seen the new trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII and everyone wanted to know how this little robotic critter functions. Well, now we can. In the video from above you can see that it has two wheels and a big counterweight to keep the […]

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How does the standard model of particle physics look like?

It looks like in the image from above. Without an extensive knowledge of math and physics you can’t possible hope to comprehend what it says. This is why science is hard: it takes you decades to master the exact sciences and only then you can get a good picture of what the scientists are saying […]

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