PC Jargon and Terminology

Confused by unclear abbreviations or not sure what a new tech buzzword means? We'll explain what you should know in plain English.

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USB-C vs. Lightning Port: Which Is Best?

They perform very similar roles, but one is absolutely better than the other. But, which one is it?

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ISO vs. BIN vs. CUE vs. IMG: Disk Image Formats Explained

There are numerous disk image file formats out there, but how do they differ, and what should you use?

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USB4 vs. USB 3: 7 Key Differences Explained

USB4 is the latest and greatest for USB technology, but how does it compare to USB 3?

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4 Reasons Dolby Atmos Is Better Than DTS:X

Similar specs and similar performance, but Dolby Atmos is just better.

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What Is Bluetooth Auracast and How Does It Work?

Auracast is here, and it makes streaming to multiple devices easier than ever.

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What Is Maximal Extractable Value (MEV), and How Does It Work?

Did you know validators can pick and choose the transactions they include in a block?

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Planar Magnetic vs. Dynamic Headphones: What's the Difference, and What Should You Buy?

Planar magnetic headphones deliver exceptional quality, so how do regular dynamic drivers compare?

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What Is Nvidia's AI-Powered DLSS 3.5 and How Does It Work?

Nvidia has launched a new DLSS version, and it's better in almost every way.

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What Is IPS Glow and How Can You Reduce It?

IPS glow is perhaps the top enemy of IPS LCD monitor owners. While you probably can't fix it, there are ways to reduce it.

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How to Check Out How Much VRAM You Have

It's always worth knowing the details of your hardware, and it's easy to do.

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What Is a VRM on a Motherboard, and Why Is It Important?

Power regulation is critical when it comes to protecting your motherboard and its components.

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What Is Datafication and How Does it Differ From Digitisation?

There is so much data, and keeping track of it all is difficult.

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What Is a Crypto Airdrop and How Does It Work?

Free crypto is great, but it always has strings attached.

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What Is Backward Compatibility in Hardware and Software?

Isn't it just the best when your new hardware or software just works with the old?

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What Is a Screen Bezel, and Why Does Its Size Matter?

If you want to maximize your screen real estate, you'll want a thin bezel or even a bezeless display.

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USB-C vs. USB 3: What Is the Difference Between Them?

Wondering how USB-C and USB 3 differ? Let's examine the differences and how they work together for fast data transfers.

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What Is Lorem Ipsum Text and What Does It Mean?

What is lorem ipsum text, what does it mean, and where did it come from? Here's everything you need to know, including how to generate your own.

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What Is the Difference Between QLED, UHD, and OLED? Which Is Best?

Trying to buy a new TV? Learn how to pick between an OLED and QLED, plus what QHD actually means.

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What Is the Difference Between Encryption, Compression, and Archiving?

Those these terms are directly linked, they're not the same.

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