In honor of World Backup Day, it’s a good time to double-check that all your important documents and files are saved and duplicated somewhere safe.
By now, the USB cable, in all its many variations, has become commonplace. You’d be hard-pressed to find a single electronic device in your house that doesn’t feature at least one port. However, finding the matching cable can be a pain – and if you find yourself fumbling through a nest of cords to find the one your smartphone plugs into, you’re not alone.
Last week, Apple created headlines when it announced that its new laptop would feature only one (yes, one) USB port, which would also double as the power input. However, Apple went a step further and bet all its chips on a new standard – the USB Type C.
Yesterday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed what are arguably the strongest net neutrality rules to date – classifying Internet service as a utility, which would allow it to be regulated in much the same way as phone serviceWhile the full text has not been released yet, here’s what it looks like the proposal will do, based on the summary given...
At the end of each year, Google releases a compilation of the year's top searches. Which stories captured our attention, and what questions were we asking?
Here's a sampling of Google's year in review - to further explore all of the information available, visit www.google.com/trends.
Have you ever noticed that the ads you see on YouTube sometimes feature local businesses (Socket included)? Did you know that most of your YouTube ads are tailored specifically to you?
Ad space online is sold differently than it is for, say, television or newspaper space. In fact, many of those ad spaces are auctioned off per user, per view. You might not realize that, before you watch your 3 minute video clip, there’s an incredibly fast bidding war happening in the microseconds before the winning advertisement plays.
Here’s a quick breakdown of how that bidding system works...
Cyber Monday is always one of the biggest online shopping days of the year. But before you click “buy”, make sure to check out these tips first – they could save you a holiday headache!
Make sure the payment site is secured. In your browser’s address bar, check that it says “https” rather than just “http” (the “s” stands for “secure”). Some browsers also add a little lock icon to make this easier to read – check for this in the top left corner of the window.
Many computer users experience pain, strain, and soreness after a long day in front of their computer, either at home or at work. However, just a few slight adjustments to your workstation can reduce the daily fatigue and strain resulting from long days in front of a monitor.
Here are five easy items to adjust that will leave you feeling better all day...