Understanding Types Of RAM Memory & How It’s Used

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RAM or Random Access Memory is an incredibly important part of any modern computer. The CPU (central processing unit) of a computer needs data and instructions in order to perform work. That information has to be stored somewhere. The “somewhere” is referred to as computer memory.  There are various types of RAM memory, each with […]

USB Cable Types Explained – Versions, Ports, Speeds, and Power

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No one in their right mind could argue that the advent of USB was a bad thing. Before we first got the now-iconic USB port, the world was filled with clunky, disparate connection standards.  The typical PC from the early 90s sported LPT, Serial, PS2, SCSI and MIDI ports. To name but a few! Now […]

Why Most New Phones are Ditching the Headphone Jack

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The 3.5mm stereo TRS (tip, ring, sleeve) jack has been around for a very long time. The original 6.35mm version hails from the late 1800s where it was used in telephone switchboards. The 3.5mm version came about in the 1950s and is still widely in use today. This means you could take a pair of […]

Black, White & Gray Hat Hacking Defined

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Hackers. The news loves to report on them and the public just loves to completely misunderstand what they actually do. The word “hacker” has become associated with malicious computer criminals, largely thanks to how it’s used in the media and film. Originally the malicious type of computer wizard was known as a “cracker”, but it […]

5 YouTube Channels Every Serious Tech Fan Should Subscribe To

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Lots of people are “into technology” these days, but most people don’t really care about the technical details of the tech they espouse so much love for. There’s nothing wrong with that, you can love fast cars without knowing exactly how they work under the hood, but there will always be curious tech fans who […]