An electronic book or an eBook is a book publication available in digital form that can be read on a computer, tablet, smartphone, or an eBook reader. Always available for purchase, eBooks are never out of stock, and all you need is an internet connection to download the latest bestseller from your favorite author and start reading it immediately. Your entire library can be carried around on a portable device, thus saving physical storage space and ensuring you have every book at your fingertips at all times.
The last time when you searched the market for a TV or a computer monitor, did you encounter the terms TN, IPS, or VA? Did you wonder what those names mean and whether they matter? If you did, or if you just want to know why some screens are better than others, read this article. We explain the advantages and drawbacks of TN, IPS, and VA, and we also show you what types of displays have the best colors, which have the best contrast ratio, and which are the fastest.
Microsoft's Windows Movie Maker has been one of the most popular video editing programs for Windows for a very long time. It was free, it was easy to use, and it produced excellent results for casual computer users. Since the company has decided to terminate it, it no longer offers any support or development for Movie Maker. If you're using Windows 10, a great alternative is Microsoft's own Video Editor app, but if you're using other operating systems, you must look for other alternatives.
Modern processors come with two stock frequencies, or clocks if you prefer, which tell us their base speed and their boost speed. To be able to adjust their speed on-the-fly, processors need algorithms that tell them when to do that. For AMD's Ryzen processors, those algorithms are called Precision Boost. It is a feature that's built into them and which, theoretically, has a significant effect on their performance.
One of the features that increases the performance of AMD Ryzen processors is Precision Boost, which raises the frequency of the processor's cores when the workload increases, while keeping both the energy consumption and the temperature in check. If you look into the BIOS of your motherboard, you can also see other terms like PBO (Precision Boost Overdrive) and AutoOC (Auto OverClocking). You may be confused by what they mean, what they do, and whether they can truly enhance the performance you get.
Key reinstallation attacks or KRACK are cyberattacks that exploit a vulnerability in the way WiFi networks encrypt and transmit data, with the aim of stealing what is transmitted over the network. Such attacks can result in theft of sensitive information or can be used as man-in-the-middle attacks, serving the victim a fake website or injecting malicious code into a legitimate site. Recently, researchers from ESET have revealed that some Echo and Kindle devices from Amazon are vulnerable to this attack.
In November 2019, Microsoft has scheduled the release of the next feature update for Windows 10, bringing it to version 1909. However, this update does not bring significant new features or changes, like previous updates. For November 2019 Update, Microsoft has changed its focus to fixing bugs, and the update comes with smaller fixes and improvements. Most of them are related to fine-tuning how Windows 10 works. Here is what you get when you install the upcoming Windows 10 November 2019 Update:
You may have come across the term TDP when looking to buy a computer processor, a new laptop, or even a new motherboard. If you read reviews on the internet, you've probably seen some writers mention TDP values as either good or bad. Did you think that TDP is how much electrical power a processor or a similar chip-based hardware part needs? If you want to know what TDP is and what you should use it for, read this article:
Ryzen 7 3700X is one of the best processors released by AMD in 2019. With its eight cores and sixteen threads, running at a base clock of 3.6 GHz, and having the ability to boost to a maximum of 4.4 GHz, the Ryzen 7 3700X offers a great balance between price and performance. It is a high performance processor, both in gaming machines, as well as in multi-threaded situations, like video editing. However, we could not refrain from asking ourselves: if we were to overclock the AMD Ryzen 3700X, would it become even more powerful?
We are living in the age of the internet and wireless connections, and most people have a wireless router in their homes. Wi-Fi has become a common term in our vocabulary, but wireless networking standards are not easy to understand or even pronounce. That is because they have complicated names, invented by network engineers and corporations. Do you know what 802.11ax is? What about 802.11ad, or 802.11ac? Did you hear the news that these names are changing into simpler terms like Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 5, or Wi-Fi 4? Do you want to understand what all that means and why it matters?