What Is a Semiconductor, and Why Is There a Shortage? – By Vann Vicente How-To Geek
They’re everywhere on the tech news nowadays, but what exactly are “semiconductors,” and why is there a shortage of them in 2021? We explain this important material and how its supply can affect all kinds of electronics.
How to access router settings and change your Wi-Fi password – By Ry Crist CNET
It’s always been important to set a strong password for your home’s Wi-Fi network, and it’s a good habit to change that password on a semiregular basis, too. That said, a lot of us tend to set our routers up and then never think about them again. Perhaps you let your ISP set up your network when you first started service with them, or maybe you asked a tech-savvy friend set it up for you. Maybe it’s just been a while since you’ve messed with your router’s settings and you can’t remember where to start.
Razor Thin: A New Perspective on Earth’s Atmosphere – By Carmen Ang visualcapitalist.com
Earth is the only known planet that sustains life. Its atmosphere provides us with oxygen, protects us from the Sun’s radiation, and creates the barometric pressure needed so water stays liquid on our planet.
What Is Cryptocurrency? – By Fergus O’Sullivan How-To Geek
Chances are you’ve heard of cryptocurrency: Bitcoin, Ethereum and Dogecoin have all become words we hear on the news or read online. But what is cryptocurrency exactly, and how does it work?
40 Years Later: What Was it Like to Use an IBM PC in 1981? – By Benj Edwards How-To Geek
Forty years ago today—on —IBM introduced the very first IBM Personal Computer, also known as the IBM PC (Model 5150). It sold well and set standards that are still with us today. Here’s what it was like to buy and use one in the early 1980s.
Why Do Smartphones Charge So Much Slower as the Battery Nears Full? – By Tim Brookes How-To Geek
Have you ever noticed how your smartphone seems to charge relatively fast until you hit around 80% charged? Getting to 100% takes a lot longer, and that’s due to the way lithium batteries are treated by your device.
How to turn on Caps Lock on a Chromebook – By Joshua Goldman CNET
It’s one of the first things people new to Chromebooks notice: The Caps Lock key on the keyboard isn’t a Caps Lock key at all. On Chromebooks, Google replaced it with a Search key also known as the Launcher key or, as of late last year, the Everything button. Why? Because many people today use search more than they use strings of all capital letters. And Google’s kind of known for search, so it all makes sense.
The First Website: How the Web Looked 30 Years Ago – By Benj Edwards How-To Geek
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 launched a billion websites. Let’s look back at the web’s genesis.
7 FREE Websites that will Save You Time! – By Simpletivity YouTube VIDEO
Do you like to save time AND money? Well, then these seven websites are for you. In this video, Scott Friesen shows you some of his favorite websites that will help you save time at no additional cost.
How To Fix Your Busted Chromebook With Reset & Revert – By Chrome Unboxed YouTube VIDEO
Why you should consider buying a Chromebook – By CNET YouTube
They’re not for everyone but they’re definitely not the browser-in-a-box laptops they were 10 years ago either.
What apps run on Chrome OS? These are the Best Chrome OS apps! – By Jeff Springer www-xda–developers-com.cdn.ampproject.org
Chrome OS is unfairly typecast by some as an uninteresting operating system with minimal app support. This is of course entirely false. It’s true that Chrome OS is incredibly lightweight and without a lot of frills on the surface. But app support exists in abundance with excellent web apps, Chrome extensions, Android apps, and Linux apps available. With these apps you can do just about anything—play games, edit photos, and even develop new apps.
Mesh Wi-Fi vs Traditional Routers: Which is better? – By pcworld.idg.com.au
When it comes to setting your home up with Wi-Fi it’s easy to get stumped on the question of which Wi-Fi type is best: A traditional home router, or one of the new Wi-Fi mesh systems? Here are the basics to help you make the right decision.
Visual update to the Gmail search box – By workspaceupdates.googleblog.com
In the Cloud Connect Community, discuss the latest features with Googlers and other Google Workspace admins like you. Learn tips and tricks that will make your work and life easier. Be the first to know what’s happening with Google Workspace.
What Are Personalized Ads, and How Do They Work? – By Vann Vicente How-To Geek
If you’re worried about how oddly specific the ads you see online are getting, read on. We’ll explain what ad personalization is and how you’re being targeted every time you use your smartphone or computer.