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Advertisement How many rechargeable or battery-driven devices float around your home? If you have a secure smart home, it’s likely a two digit number. Consequently, long-range wireless charging could banish a great number of cables, chargers, or batteries from your household. AT CES 2020, Wi-Charge is presenting the PowerPuck, a long-range wireless charger that plugs
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The internet is full of confusing slang. One term you might have come across is HMU. It’s used all over the place: on social media, chats and texts, and even dating apps. But what does HMU mean? In this article we detail what HMU means and give you examples of how, where, and when to
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The world is becoming more and more data-driven, with endless amounts of data available to work with. Big companies like Google and Microsoft use data to make decisions, but they’re not the only ones. Is it important? Absolutely! Data analysis is used by small businesses, retail companies, in medicine, and even in the world of
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Reliance Jio is touted to offer caller tunes aka JioTunes of over four lakh songs across genres such as Bollywood, Regional, International, Instrumental, and Devotional. Users are provided with these ringback tunes for free — along with the ability to switch between different tunes at no additional cost. This means that you can apply a
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It’s common knowledge that mobile providers like AT&T and T-Mobile throttle user connections after they use a certain amount of data in a month—but did you know that your Internet Service Provider (ISP) might be doing the same thing? Why do companies impose data caps, and what can you do about it? The Reason Behind
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Increased security at US airports has people worried about the security of their mobile devices. But can the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) take and search your phone? Let’s explore if airport security can search your phone, and what to expect if they can. Don’t Fear the TSA—Fear the CPB First, let’s talk about who might be
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Most of us grew up in a time when anecdotal evidence was enough to prove a myth right or wrong. We didn’t need quantitative research or double-blind studies to tell us that the word of a trusted friend or family member was indeed true or false. Nowadays, things are different. We’re a generation of skeptics—yet
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If you’ve watched a crime TV show before, you’ve probably seen analysts extracting data from a phone. How realistic are these procedures, and can the police recover deleted photos, texts, and files from a phone? Let’s look into what a forensic analyst can do with a phone. Why Mobile Forensic Investigations Happen A mobile forensic
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Advertisement If you need a portable Mac, you buy a MacBook. If you want the most powerful Mac experience, you buy an iMac—right? Deciding between a desktop and a laptop isn’t quite as simple as you might think. We have to balance our expectations, real-world requirements, and a realistic budget before taking the plunge. So
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If you’re using an older desktop computer or a laptop, your computer’s motherboard contains an integrated battery. But unlike a standard laptop battery, the motherboard’s battery doesn’t power your computer while you’re using it. Quite the opposite, actually—the battery (known as “CMOS”) is tiny and only active when you’re not using your computer. So, why
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Advertisement We’ve all used USB sticks to transport files between computers and back up our files, but there are other cool things you can do with a USB stick. You can use one to lock and unlock your computer—just like in the movies. You can also use a USB flash drive to quickly connect to
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Over the past two decades, technological developments have dramatically improved internet speeds. Broadband and fiber connections have created lightning-fast networks where even high-definition media can be loaded in just a few seconds. That’s not to say there isn’t room for improvement. Changing your DNS settings is often cited as one of the easiest ways to
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Advertisement While computer hardware such as your RAM and graphics card are easy to identify in your system summary, things are not always as straightforward when it comes to your motherboard. Depending on your motherboard and operating system, there are a few more steps involved. But luckily it’s still easy enough for novices to learn.
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Advertisement Formerly known as smileys and often confused with emoticons, emoji faces are used on SMS and social media apps like Instagram and WhatsApp. But what do emojis mean? What each emoji means is often open to interpretation—further complicated by heart and hand symbols. Unicode publishes standards on what emojis mean, but they’re not always
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Advertisement Your premium gaming laptop will never reach the performance of a similarly-priced gaming desktop. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t play the latest games. Rather, it puts extra pressure on you to ensure that your laptop is optimized for gaming. With desktop computers, you can upgrade the hardware. Laptop users will probably know
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