by CHRIS HOFFMAN Bluetooth 5.1 brings new “direction-finding” features that will let Bluetooth devices pinpoint physical location to the centimeter, aiding in indoor positioning. This latest version includes features that will make for more reliable Bluetooth connections, too. Bluetooth Devices Can Now Pinpoint Your Location Current Bluetooth proximity systems can guess how far away a […]
ANTHONY HEDDINGS Forget buying a dedicated graphics card, pretty soon you’ll be gaming without one. At least, if you’re part of the 90% of people who still game at 1080p or less. Recent advancements from both Intel and AMD mean their integrated GPUs are about to tear up the low-end graphics card market. Why Are […]
Chromebooks have always been great if you can do your work with web apps (and now Android and Linux apps). But most people still find themselves keeping a separate Windows machine for specific tasks. That might change soon. Source: Chromebooks May Soon Be Able to Dual Boot Windows, Here’s What We Know So Far
MICHAEL CRIDER Mobile technology is increasing in power exponentially, but battery tech isn’t keeping up. We’re reaching the physical limits of what conventional lithium-ion and lithium-polymer designs can do. The solution might be something called a solid-state battery. What’s A Solid-State Battery? . . . view original article . . .
CHRIS HOFFMAN Apple says its new iPad Pros are faster than 92% of all laptops, tablets, and convertible PCs released in the last year. And yes, that includes PCs with Intel Core i7 processors! Mobile CPUs are becoming as fast as desktop PC CPUs, never mind laptop CPUs. Sure, an iPhone or iPad isn’t going […]
CHRIS HOFFMAN (How-to-Geek) Microsoft stopped offering Windows 10’s October 2018 Update on October 6, as it was deleting some people’s files. Now, another ugly data loss bug has reared its head, and it won’t be fixed until November. M. Hamer, a Microsoft forum agent and moderator, explained this issue on October 23: There is a […]
Ever wonder how radio and podcast hosts get their signature sound? While some of it comes from their better hardware, a lot of it comes down to post-processing, which is editing the audio after it’s recorded (or sometimes while it’s live) to make it sound much better. You can use the same techniques to make […]
CHRIS HOFFMAN After some delays, Microsoft is finally going to kill Skype Classic on November 1. If you’re a Skype user, you’ll have to upgrade from Skype 7 to Skype 8 or stop using Skype. Here’s what’s different, and why people are upset. What is Skype Classic? view original article . . .