Google Home or as it was rebranded, Google Nest, and Amazon’s Alexa are fierce competitors in an otherwise non-existent market – that of smart speakers. While the hardware remains the same, the functions available and the technology behind the service constantly evolve and improve. Of course, while most users already have a preference, be it based on aesthetics or function, … [Read more...] about Review: Google Home/Nest vs Amazon Echo Alexa Dot
The Honor Magic4 Ultimate is the flagship phone of the Magic4 range from Honor that is now available widely in China. It is currently unclear if it will receive a wider release. … [Read more...] about Upcoming Flagship Phones – A First Look At The Honor Magic4 Ultimate
As much as it might seem like it, a CPU can’t actually directly communicate with a hard drive. This is the case for HDDs and SSDs. It was also the case for floppy disks before those became obsolete. In fact, there are two different layers of translation between the hard drive and the CPU. The motherboard features a set of host controller adaptors. … [Read more...] about What Is a Hard Disk Controller (HDC)?
Developed in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the IEEE1394 standard was for a high-speed communication interface. In 1999, it was introduced to the market branded as FireWire by Apple. The same IEEE1394 standard was also branded as i.LINK by Sony, and Lynx by Texas Instruments. … [Read more...] about What Is FireWire?
Most computers that are sold feature a standard form factor motherboard. The use of standards in this way helps to ensure that any components are compatible, rather than requiring the user to dive deeply into the specification of every component and its mounting mechanism to verify compatibility. … [Read more...] about What Are Motherboard Form Factors?
The motherboard is the backbone of a computer, connecting everything together. While it contains many components, they are standard and will be found in essentially all computers. More specific components, especially those with a high cost and/or a high thermal output, are typically not included directly on the motherboard. Instead, a set of sockets are provided for these … [Read more...] about What Are Motherboard Expansion Slots?
You're probably happy with how it looks when you add text to your Excel cells. But you can make your text look different by tilting it in the direction you want. If you ever change your mind, you can always go back and make the necessary changes. It's also possible to change the font and add some color as well. A useful tip that will come in handy. … [Read more...] about Excel: How to Tilt Text in Cells
No matter what other features you may have on your wish list for your ideal motherboard, you’ll always have to verify one specific feature. This is the chipset. The chipset defines the motherboard’s compatibility with one or more generations of CPU from a specific brand. Even if the CPU technically fits in the socket, you may find that the chipset is just incompatible. But what … [Read more...] about What Is a Chipset?
If you’ve ordered parts for a PC and start receiving them piece by piece, you’ll probably be pretty tempted to at least have a peak at them, even if you can’t start building it straight away. While some parts might not be much to look at, others can be more interesting. One of the most interesting can be the PC case. This, of course, does very little for actual performance but … [Read more...] about What Are the System Panel Cables?
When working on a file on Google Docs, there are various features you can use. For example, you can end a section by using Page Breaks and find words you want to replace with ease. But, when you're working on a file with others, leaving comments will be a big help. That way you can receive suggestions on what would be good to change to improve the file. … [Read more...] about Google Docs: How to Add, Hide, or Remove Comments