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What Are Decentralized VPNs?

Decentralized VPNs might be the latest way in which we can stay safe on the web—and are even touted as a way in which we can change the way the internet works. But what are these services exactly, and how do they work?…

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’s New in elementary OS 6 “Odin”

There are many Linux distributions (distros) that people claim are good replacements for Windows or macOS. But there are few that have that explicit goal, other than elementary OS, whose sixth major release, “Odin,” was relea…

What Is a NAS (Network Attached Storage)?

Are you tired of swapping external hard drives? Do you need to access data from multiple machines on the same network, often at the same time? It sounds like you need a NAS. Read on to learn more.

The Best LED Strip Lights of 2023

Once relegated as novelty lighting, LED strip lights can be used everywhere in your home from behind your TV, beneath your kitchen cabinets, and inside your car. Our top picks will get you using these convenient, easy-to-inst…

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.

How to Get Offline Maps and Navigation on iPhone

Going for a long drive? Whether you’re deep in a national park or you’re just on a highway in the middle of nowhere, you might not have a cellular signal. Here’s how your iPhone can keep giving you directions while you’re off…

What Is Thermal Throttling?

Computers produce heat under normal use, but they produce a lot more of it when under heavy load. This can lead to a decrease in performance, known as thermal throttling. So what exactly is “throttling” and how can you avoid …

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….

How to Enable Dark Mode on Windows 11

Want to give your eyes a break? Windows 11 makes it easy to turn all your onscreen items darkish with its dark mode. We’ll show you how to enable and disable this mode on your Windows 11 PC.

Can You Play Games on an Apple Silicon M1 Mac?

The Mac has never been the strongest platform for gaming, but that doesn’t mean you can’t game on a Mac. Apple’s new ARM-based Apple Silicon chips have seen big performance gains in optimized apps, so what does this mean for …

The First Website: How the Web Looked 30 Years Ago

Thirty years ago today—on August 6, 1991—Tim Berners-Lee posted about his World Wide Web project on the alt.hypertext newsgroup, inviting the public to take a look at the world’s first website. The invitation eventually l…

The Best Smart Plugs of 2023

With smart plugs, you can schedule appliances to turn on and off, control them with your voice, and track their energy consumption. Use our recommended list of smart plugs to find one that’s right for your home….
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