Can High Humidity Damage Electronic Devices?

Getting your favorite electronic device soaking wet is always a gut-wrenching experience, but can high levels of humidity also damage electronic devices? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a worried reader’s question.

Can Domain Squatters Detect When People Make WHOIS Requests?

It can be very frustrating if you find out the unclaimed domain name you wanted has suddenly been registered right out from under you by a domain squatter the day after you looked it up. With that dilemma in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

Can a Short Circuit Damage a Hard Drive?

There are few things that can compare with the sinking feeling you get when you go to turn your computer on and it quickly dies a moment later due to hardware problems. With that issue in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a stressed-out reader’s question.

What Happened to chrome://plugins in Google Chrome?

Google has made yet another change to Chrome’s “under the hood” settings with the removal of the chrome://plugins page in version 57, so how do you access the settings for plugins now? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a frustrated reader’s question.

What Does the D-Shaped Icon Next to My USB-C Port Mean?

Most of the time, it is pretty simple to figure out what the various ports and the printed symbols next to them on our computers are for, but every so often, some new or different symbol pops up. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

Why Are Windows PowerShell Commands Called Cmdlets?

When working with Windows PowerShell, you may have come across the term cmdlet and found yourself somewhat confused. Is a cmdlet something totally different from a command or is it just the PowerShell name for them? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

Why Does dir *.* List All Files and Folders?

Sometimes you may end up with unexpected results when running commands, so learning the “why” behind the results can be very interesting. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

Why Is a Network Tunnel Called a “Tunnel”?

The terminology one encounters when getting into the computing world may seem odd or leave you puzzled at times, wondering how and why these terms are in use. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a confused reader’s questions.

Do USB Keyboards Only Send Signals or Do They Receive Them Too?

Most of us never give much thought to our keyboards as long as they work well, but if you stop to think about it for a moment, do they only send signals to our computers or is there an active back-and-forth process at work? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.