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What Is an Edison Bulb?

Ezume Images/Shutterstock.com Edison lights are modern, reproduction bulbs that harken back to the very first lightbulb made by Thomas Edison in 1879: a glass vacuum globe that let you see through to the filament inside. Check out a few modern ...

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What Is a Retina Display?

Tada Images/Shutterstock.com Apple loves to use the term “Retina display” in its marketing materials, but what exactly does this mean? And why are there so many different types of displays that carry this label? Let’s take a closer look at ...

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What Is a Chiplet?

AMD Multiple chiplets working together in a single integrated circuit are known as multi-chip modules (MCMs). AMD’s Ryzen, Ryzen Threadripper, and Epyc CPUs, which are based on the company’s Zen architecture, are examples of retail-ready products that contain chiplets. Chiplets ...

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What Is “Black Crush” on a Display?

Tero Vesalainen / Shutterstock Have you heard the term “black crush” while looking at TV or monitor reviews? The problem is getting more attention now that display manufacturers are trying to improve black reproduction, particularly on LED-lit LCD models. So ...

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