Wireless Charging: Advantages and Disadvantages

Wireless Charging: Advantages and Disadvantages

Since the introduction of the Qi standard in 2010, more portable devices ranging from smartphones to wearables are starting to include wireless charging features. Note that this technology has also been used in electric vehicles, power tools, and medical devices. Pros: Advantages of Wireless Charging Wireless charging is a type of wireless power transfer based […]

MagSafe Charging: Advantages and Disadvantages

MagSafe Charging: Advantages and Disadvantages

Apple reintroduced the MagSafe Charger in October 2020 alongside the announcement of the iPhone 12 series of smartphones. Note that the company first used the term “MagSafe” to refer to the proprietary magnetic charging cables and ports found in earlier versions of MacBook computers before replacing them with USB-C charging. The repurposed terminology now represents […]

Android versus iOS Debate: Which One is Better

Android versus iOS Debate: Which One is Better

Legions of fans have sworn an unwavering loyalty toward their preferred mobile operating system. Without a doubt, the Android versus iOS debate has become a pop culture phenomenon. Armed with cash to purchase their latest Android or iOS device and access to the Internet to promote their cause, these people have demonstrated the extensive clout […]

Henry Ford: Three Principles of Assembly Line

Henry Ford: Three Principles of Assembly Line

The assembly line is a manufacturing process that involves assembling several parts of the intended final product in a sequential or step-by-step manner. First seen in the meatpacking industry in Chicago during the 1860s, the concept was popularized by Henry Ford at Ford Motor Company beginning in 1913, particularly under the specific leadership of William […]

Pros and Cons of ARM: Simplified

Pros and Cons of ARM: Simplified Explainer

Microprocessors based on the ARM architecture have become part of the mainstream market for consumer electronic devices. The popularity of smart and portable devices has increased the demand for processors that balance performance and power efficiency. Notable examples include the A series processors in iPhone and iPad devices, the M series processor first introduced by […]

RISC Simplified: Pros and Cons

RISC Simplified: Pros and Cons Explained

A reduced instruction set computer or RISC is a type of instruction set architecture used in the design of computer processors such as central processing units and graphics processing units. A key characteristic of RISC architecture is that it uses simpler instructions, operates at one instruction per cycle, and has a fixed instruction size. To […]

CISC Simplified: Pros and Cons

CISC Simplified: Pros and Cons Explained

A complex instruction set computer or CISC is a type of instruction set architecture that works by combining simple instructions into a single complex one. To compare, a reduced instruction set computer or RISC uses simpler and fewer instructions. Both CISC and RISC are used in the design or architecture of computer processors, including central […]

Review: 11-Inch iPad Pro 2020 vs iPad Air 4

Review: 11-Inch iPad Pro 2020 vs iPad Air 4

Both the 11-inch iPad Pro 2020 and the iPad Air 4 are two of the new products within the iPad line of tablet computers introduced by Apple Inc. in 2020. These two feature notable hardware and design upgrades from the previous generations. Note that the Cupertino company made a drastic design revamp on the iPad […]

What is IGZO Display What are the Pros and Cons

What is IGZO Display? What are the Pros and Cons?

An IGZO display is any display panel that uses indium gallium zinc oxide or IGZO as the primary semiconducting material in its thin-film transistor or TFT. Hence, it is not a display technology but rather, a specific backplane technology for driving and addressing transmissive or emissive components of a particular panel. Some of the notable […]

What is LTPS LCD? What are the Pros and Cons?

What is LTPS LCD? What are the Pros and Cons?

An LTPS LCD is a type of liquid crystal display that uses low-temperature polysilicon as the major component of its thin-film transistor. More specifically, it is not a particular LCD technology like in-plane switching or twisted nematic, but rather, it is a backplane technology similar to indium gallium zinc oxide or IGZO TFT and amorphous […]