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Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are a frequent fixture in the headlines. One day, someone is making millions selling “digital art” as an NFT. The next, a would-be NFT start-up has rug-pulled its investors, stealing all of their money. There is little doubt about it: NFTs are controversial. One thing levied at NFTs is their role in
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If you own crypto, you’ve probably used an exchange, or something similar, at least once or twice before. Such platforms are hugely popular and useful, allowing individuals to perform actions like buying, selling, and staking their funds. However, most crypto platforms are not free to use, and there are a range of different fees you
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You’ll agree that your laptop is a device you can’t do without, so it’s essential to keep it running at its optimal level. That also includes how you power it down when not in use. So should you let it remain in sleep mode or is it better to shut it down altogether? Let’s explore
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Google Fi, which launched in 2015 as Project Fi, is the company’s attempt to make mobile phone service better. Instead of trying to compete with traditional phone carriers, Google teamed up with cellular giants to provide affordable phone service, along with some extra perks. If you’re thinking of hopping on board, here’s everything you need
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While Chrome stands as one of the world’s most popular browsers, it is just as susceptible to the common issues seen by its competitors. A particularly common issue you may come across while using Chrome is the “A network change was detected” message. This can be an incredibly frustrating problem and can cease your ability
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Bluetooth headphones have become quite popular in the last decade, even more so since we (sadly) got rid of the headphone jack. And while you don’t need to be an audio geek to use Bluetooth headphones, it’s very useful to learn about the tech that goes inside them to know which ones to buy. In
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Cryptocurrency mining has become largely professionalized, especially after Bitcoin mining difficulty doubled from 2020 through 2022. However, while Bitcoin may be the largest and most known cryptocurrency, others have yet to gain planetary popularity. Monero (XMR) is one of them. It is similar to Bitcoin in many ways but diverges in key areas that make
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If you’ve been shopping for a TV, you’ll find a number of display technologies to choose from. The two most popular TV brands, Samsung and LG, use QLED and OLED displays. However, at CES 2022, Sony announced a new top-of-the-line TV model featuring Samsung’s new groundbreaking technology—the QD-OLED screen. But what exactly is QD-OLED technology,
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Browsing the internet at 35,000 feet is no longer a luxury. However, in-flight Wi-Fi is still painstakingly slow. That’s because it’s difficult to provide. Airplane Wi-Fi is complicated, and it’s made available through geostationary satellites used for TV signals and weather forecasts. As in-flight Wi-Fi becomes more and more common, efforts to make it as
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In October 2021, the beta version of Tesla Full Self-Driving went into wide release. It is now available for many Tesla drivers to install for the first time. Self-driving is not the only reason to own a Tesla. But outside of electronic power, it’s probably what the vehicles are best known for. It is also
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Link shorteners are handy tools for both professionals and consumers. It allows users to reduce lengthy URLs into something more manageable. They can also use this tool to translate gibberish addresses into something more understandable. But is that all there is to it? Let’s take a look at the capabilities of URL shorteners today and
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If you’ve watched movies on a DVD player or downloaded videos over a peer-to-peer network, you would have come across the terms: DivX and Xvid. And if you’ve ever wondered what’s different between the two terms, read on to find out. DivX and Xvid are Video Codecs So what is a video codec? Codec is
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Over the past 20 years, the internet has changed the world and the lives of billions of people. Most of us don’t go a day without some kind of interaction with the internet. Social media, online shopping, gaming, and the world wide web have solidified a place in all our lives, but it’s always changing.
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Audio speakers are a home entertainment staple. They provide auditory stimuli, which further enhance the experience of consuming media. If you love being immersed while watching a movie or listening to music, chances are you have an audio speaker system or are in the market for one. Speaker systems come in many configurations, but almost
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When there is so much technology in our lives, it isn’t easy to figure out when and how to let your kids start using it. Do you go early and give them devices from a young age? Or do you hold off and teach them about responsibility first? For most, it’s somewhere in the middle,
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Even with the ongoing pandemic, tech companies made the most of CES 2022 to unveil a slew of new products in a wide variety of different categories. Here are some of the best products that caught our eye during the show. 1. Samsung Freestyle Image Credit: Samsung The Samsung Freestyle takes entertainment mobile. The device
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If you’re looking to buy or sell any cryptocurrency, exchanges are invaluable platforms that provide key crypto stats, trading pairs, storage options, and so much more. While you can buy or sell crypto via a software wallet, having an account with a reputable exchange can open a lot of doors in terms of building your
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You may have heard of Ethereum, a network infrastructure that recreates banking functions without banks. Instead, Ethereum uses smart contracts. Solana provides the same service, only better—super low fees, and greatly faster transactions. However, because these blockchain networks stand apart, each uses different crypto wallets. The best wallet to use with Solana is Phantom. Effectively,
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Getting a new speaker system set up for your home opens up a world of auditory possibilities, but how are you supposed to know you’re getting the most out of it? Using speaker testing apps, you can learn which frequencies your system performs the best at so that you can get your money’s worth. Here,
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After the events of the past two years, working from home has become nothing short of the norm for millions of people worldwide. But it’s not always as simple as using your laptop or desktop. Sometimes, a few valuable gadgets can make working from home much more convenient and enjoyable. So, which gadgets are great
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With staking becoming an increasingly popular feature offered by hundreds of different platforms, it’s always wise to know what kind of fees you’ll have to pay for staking your crypto. Even if the rewards look great, unexpected fees can quickly sneak up on you. So, which platforms out there offer little-to-no staking fees? Let’s find
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We’re on our computers and smartphones pretty much daily, unless we’re on a fun mountain getaway and don’t have service or a stable internet connection. And most of the time, our computers and smartphones work perfectly. Sure, our devices get laggy over time and start to lose battery life sooner, but for the most part,
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