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What Does “ROFL” Mean, and How Do You Use It?

If you say something funny in the group chat, someone might reply with “ROFL!” What does this acronym mean, and how is it different from LOL? We’ll take a look at the term, its origins, and how you can use it in your own conv…

What Does “TBF” Mean, and How Do You Use It?

Did you see someone say “TBF” in an enlightening internet debate? No, TBF doesn’t mean “total brain fart,” although you’d be forgiven for having one if you don’t recognize this initialism. Here’s what TBF means and how to use…

What Is Cryptocurrency?

Chances are you’ve heard of cryptocurrency: Bitcoin, Ethereum and Dogecoin have all become words we hear on the news or read online. But what is cryptocurrency exactly, and how does it work?

What Is Bluetooth?

Bluetooth: You’ve probably seen it on your smartphone, tablet, Mac, or PC, and you might know it has something to do with wireless communications or peripherals. But what is Bluetooth—and is it similar to Wi-Fi? We’ll expla…

Is It Safe to Sell My Old Modem or Router?

If you have an old router lying around that you no longer need, you might be tempted to sell it or give it away. Fortunately, your old router is unlikely to give away any revealing information about you, but it’s a good idea …

What Is A/B Testing?

If you’ve researched web design, UX/UI design, or marketing, chances are you’ve heard the term A/B testing. But what does A/B testing actually mean? Today we’ll take a closer look to find out what it’s all about….

What Is Full-Array Local Dimming?

If you’re buying a new TV, you might come across terms like “dimming zones” or “full-array local dimming” in marketing materials. Understanding what this means and how it relates to image quality can help you make a better bu…

What Is an Edison Bulb?

Edison lights are modern, reproduction bulbs that harken back to the very first lightbulb made by Thomas Edison in 1879: a glass vacuum globe that let you see through to the filament inside. Check out a few modern options bel…

What Is a Markup Language?

Markup languages are the invisible backbone of many things we do on a computer, like sending messages, viewing documents, and browsing the internet. Here’s a brief look at what they do.

What Is a Retina Display?

Apple loves to use the term “Retina display” in its marketing materials, but what exactly does this mean? And why are there so many different types of displays that carry this label? Let’s take a closer look at the phrase….

What Is Dual-Channel Memory?

Computer-building guides often tell you to run your PC’s RAM in “dual-channel” mode. What exactly does that mean, and how does it benefit your system? Read on to find out.

What Is a Web Font?

Did you know that your web browser is automatically downloading and using fonts that aren’t installed on your system? Web fonts help the pages you browse every day look better. Here’s what they are and how they work….
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