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What Is RAM? Everything You Need to Know

People often draw parallels between computers and the human brain, and sometimes, it’s an apt comparison. For example, both the brain and a computer have short- and long-term memory. RAM is where a computer stores its short…

What Is an F-Stop in Photography?

As smartphone cameras become more capable, technical photography jargon is slipping into mainstream conversations. An “f-stop” (or “f-number”) is a word you’re going to see more as smartphone manufacturers try to one-up eac…

What Is a CPU, and What Does It Do?

The most important part of your computer, if you had to choose just one, would be the central processing unit (CPU). It’s the primary hub (or “brain”), and it processes the instructions that come from programs, the operating …

What Was BeOS, and Why Did People Love It?

In the mid-1990s, Be Inc. had the audacity to create a brand-new personal computer operating system from scratch. It gained critical acclaim for its ahead-of-its-time features, but failed to capture significant market share. …

How Does Wireless Fast Charging Work?

As more devices adopt wireless charging, how much will the technology improve? Here’s how wireless fast charging works, and how it’ll likely become even faster in the future.
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