Learn what is SMPS and the meaning of different efficiency ratings before choosing an SMPS for your computer. SMPS is a device that regulates the voltage of unregulated signal using semiconductor switching methods. It lessens power consumption by your computer and decreases the amount of dissipated heat. Technipages Explains SMPS SMPS stands for Switched-Mode Power Supply. … [Read more...] about What is SMPS?
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How to Use Google Bard AI
As ChatGPT has been gaining momentum recently, Google has come up with its own large language model in response to Microsoft's incorporation of ChatGPT into Bing. This is referred to as Google Bard, providing a similar user experience as ChatGPT. Interestingly, Google Bard can be utilized on pretty much any device without the necessity for API keys or overcoming numerous … [Read more...] about How to Use Google Bard AI
Steam Deck: How to Format SD Card
The Steam Deck comes in three storage options: 64GB eMMC, 256GB NVMe SSD, and 512GB NVMe SSD. Depending on your gaming library and the size of the games you want to install, the built-in storage may not be sufficient. An SD card allows you to expand the device's storage capacity, so you can store more games and media files. … [Read more...] about Steam Deck: How to Format SD Card
PS5 Storage Upgrade: Everything You Need to Know
Are you running out of storage on your Sony PlayStation 5 (PS5)? Are you planning for a PS5 storage upgrade? Here’s what you need to know! PS5 is the best gaming console that you can get these days. It allows you to play high-definition 3D games at 60 FPS or higher quality using its powerful CPU, GPU, RAM, and onboard SSD storage. Though it’s the perfect gaming console to … [Read more...] about PS5 Storage Upgrade: Everything You Need to Know
10 Best NAS Storage Device for Home and Professional Use
Whether you’re looking for a NAS for your home or office, check out this list of the best NAS storage devices. If you’re looking for a data storage and backup solution other than a cloud server, you could go for NAS storage devices. It lets you create a personal cloud for data storage and backup. As you can connect to the device using your home network, the data can be … [Read more...] about 10 Best NAS Storage Device for Home and Professional Use
PS5 NVMe Requirements You Must Fulfill to Expand PS5 Storage
If you’re running out of internal storage space on your Sony PlayStation 5 or PS5, you may want to know the PS5 NVMe requirements for storage expansion purposes. The latest PS5 comes with 825 GB internal storage of a few SSD chips embedded on the PS5 motherboard. Though the rated storage capacity of a PS5 is 825 GB, you can only use 667.2 GB. PS5 operating system and blank … [Read more...] about PS5 NVMe Requirements You Must Fulfill to Expand PS5 Storage
What Is Bit Rot: Causes, Symptoms, and Preventions
If you want to protect your data storage devices against data loss and corruption, you need to know what is bit rot. We use hard drives (HDDs) and solid-state drives (SSDs) as mass storage device for our computers. Undoubtedly, these storages are efficient and cost-effective. But none of these last forever. Among the different limitations of these storages, … [Read more...] about What Is Bit Rot: Causes, Symptoms, and Preventions
How to Install an SSD on Desktop and Laptop PCs
Do you want to upgrade your computer’s internal storage to fast solid-state drives (SSD)? Are you wondering if this is a DIY process or if you must go to a computer service center? Read on to learn how easy it’s to install an SSD yourself in no time! The development of semiconductor-based non-volatile storage technology has taken the world by storm. Now, you don’t need … [Read more...] about How to Install an SSD on Desktop and Laptop PCs
What is Android System WebView?
Wondering what is the role of Android System WebView on your Android phone? Continue reading to know. What Is Android System WebView? While using Android, some apps might require you to view web content, such as privacy policies or embedded links. There are two methods to view the content. Either the app will redirect users to the default mobile browser, or it’ll open that … [Read more...] about What is Android System WebView?
What is a Cipher?
In cryptography, a cipher is an algorithm used to perform encryption and/or decryption. Some people may use the alternative spelling “cypher”, but the meaning is still the same. In common usage, the terms code and cipher may be considered synonymous. In the field of cryptography, however, the two are distinct. Codes are not really ciphers A code typically describes a system … [Read more...] about What is a Cipher?
What is a Blue Box?
You know the little tones that play when you press a key on a phone? Have you ever wondered what they’re for? Nowadays they don’t really do anything. One argument for them could be as an aid for the visually impaired. Many phones, however, play the same tone for each key rather than a key-specific tone. Originally though, they were designed to help route phone calls. When … [Read more...] about What is a Blue Box?
What is Cloaking?
One of the best ways to get your content discovered on the web is through search engines. To be able to get an understanding of the content on your site, a search engine uses a spider or web crawler. A search engine crawler requests as many pages as possible, and as allowed by the robots.txt configuration file. The crawled pages are then categorised based on their contents. … [Read more...] about What is Cloaking?
What is an OTP in Computer Security?
The acronym OTP is used to refer to two different things in computer security. The older meaning is “One Time Pad”, in modern contexts it’s much more likely to refer to “One Time Password/Passcode/PIN”. As you can probably guess from the shared use of the term “One Time”, there are some similarities. One Time Pad - basics A One Time Pad is a method of encryption. … [Read more...] about What is an OTP in Computer Security?
What is MitM?
For your device to communicate with any other device it needs to connect to it. If the other device is physically present, this is pretty simple. You can just run a cable between the two devices. It is necessary for them to share some sort of communication standard but the basic principle stands. Of course, most of the devices you might want to communicate with are not … [Read more...] about What is MitM?
What is a Kensington Lock?
In the early days of computing, no one had to worry about having their computer stolen. It was hard to simply move the room-sized beasts and that’s even if you didn’t care about people noticing. Modern computer tech is just a little bit more wieldy now despite the frankly insane performance increases. This miniaturisation opens up the risk of theft. While it might be difficult … [Read more...] about What is a Kensington Lock?
What is an IDS?
There’s plenty of malware floating around out there on the Internet. Thankfully, there are many protection measures available. Some of them, such as antivirus products are designed to be run on a per-device basis and are ideal for individuals with a small number of devices. Antivirus software is also useful in large enterprise networks. One of the issues there, however, is … [Read more...] about What is an IDS?
What is Perfect Forward Secrecy?
In cryptography, some ciphers may be labelled with the acronym PFS. This stands for Perfect Forward Secrecy. Some implementations may simply refer to PFS as FS. This acronym means Forward Secrecy or Forward Secure. In any case, they all talk about the same thing. Understanding what Perfect Forward Secrecy means, requires you to understand the basics of cryptographic key … [Read more...] about What is Perfect Forward Secrecy?
What is Dumpster Diving?
Dumpster diving is the concept of sifting through trash. Typically this doesn’t necessarily involve physically entering a dumpster but rather just reaching in, but it can involve literally “diving” into dumpsters. The concept is fairly general and often involves people that are struggling to make ends meet claiming discarded but still edible food or items that can be … [Read more...] about What is Dumpster Diving?
What is a Security Compromise?
If you speak English, you probably are familiar with the word compromise in normal use. Specifically, accepting something that isn’t quite what you initially wanted because of some competing factor. There’s no real limit on what the competing factor can be. Cost is a classic example, as is time, effort, material limitations, and other people's requirements. In the world of … [Read more...] about What is a Security Compromise?
What is a Hackathon?
Hackathon is a portmanteau of the words “hack” and “marathon”. The marathon part is pretty simple, the hackathon runs over a limited but relatively long time period and participants have to make do with the time restrictions. Despite the word “hack”, a hackathon doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with cyber security. The word “hack” actually sticks to the wider meaning of: … [Read more...] about What is a Hackathon?