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What Is Compositing in Photography?

Compositing is a photographic technique where multiple individual photographs (and sometimes digital effects as well) are combined into a single final image. It’s an incredibly popular technique in advertizing, editorial, fas…

How to Boot Into Safe Mode on Windows 11

If you’re having trouble starting your Windows 11 PC, it might help to reboot into safe mode, which temporarily disables drivers and features to make your PC more stable. Here’s how to do it.

What Is a Capture Card, and Do You Need One?

If you’re thinking about live video game streaming on Twitch or YouTube, you might wonder whether you need a capture card. The quick answer is easy: For streaming from a console like a PlayStation or Xbox via a PC, yes, you …

The Best Streaming Services of 2022

The recent proliferation of streaming services can feel overwhelming, with each touting its exclusive offerings and superior value. But different outlets serve different viewing habits. Our top picks will help you choose whic…

What’s New in Linux Kernel 5.14

As Linux turns 30 years old, kernel 5.14 has been released. It contains the usual broad offering of internal below-the-hood fixes and user-visible changes. Let’s take a look at the major improvements and benefits….

The Best Computer Monitors of 2022

There’s nothing quite like the extra screen real estate that a full-sized monitor provides. Even if you’re used to working on a laptop, you’ll be surprised how much more work you can get done on a larger display. Here are our…

The Best Android Tablets of 2022

Android tablets don’t get much love, but in 2022, an Android tablet can be a great experience. If you’re looking for an alternative to the iPads and convertible laptops on the market today, start with these….

What Size TV Should You Buy?

If you’re shopping for a new TV, you might be tempted to buy the biggest model you can afford. While this sounds great on paper, you’ll be surprised how uncomfortable it can be to sit in front of a TV that’s simply too big fo…

Why Hardware Transcoding Is Important on a NAS

When buying a Network Attached Storage device, you’ll have the choice of getting a model with or without hardware transcoding. Hardware transcoding makes media streaming from your NAS faster and more efficient. Here’s how it…

How Often Should You Get a New iPhone?

Is there a right time to buy a new iPhone? Apple devices enjoy some of the longest software support of any manufacturer, but how do you balance this with speed and user experience improvements on new models? Let’s find out….

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?

How to Wipe a Drive on Windows 10 or Windows 11

Windows has built-in tools that will let you write zeros to a drive, securely erasing its contents. This ensures deleted files on the drive can’t be recovered. Whether you want to wipe an internal drive or an external USB dri…
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