Category: Hardware

When Can Headphones and Earbuds Damage Your Hearing?

Gang Liu / Shutterstock Conversations about hearing loss caused by headphones have disappeared, but headphones and earphones still pose a serious risk to your ears. How strong is too strong, and how do you protect your ears without giving up music? The threshold for hearing damage is 85 dB Most […]


How Are CPUs Actually Made?

photographs / Shutterstock The operation of the processors may seem magical, but it is the result of decades of intelligent engineering. As the transistors – constituent elements of any electronic chip – are reduced to microscopic scales, their mode of production becomes more and more complicated. Photolithography J. Robert Williams […]