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How do batteries work? How much energy is your plugged-in gadget using? How do UPC codes work? Find this out and more with Everyday Tech.

Computer Technology in Pictures

With so many types of computer technology out there, how do you keep up? With these cool image galleries that explain basic parts and technologies of everything computer-related.

How Parking Garages Track Open Spaces, and Why They Often Get It Wrong

HowStuffWorks looks at the inexact science of keeping count in a parking garage. See more »

This Is Who Still Uses Pagers Today

Who still uses pagers? Learn more about what professions use pagers and beepers in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Sony Will Retire Betamax in 2016. Wait, That Hasn't Happened Yet?

We thought the "format wars" came to an end decades back. Beta's lived a quiet life since then, though. Learn more in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

10 Technologies Kids Already Don’t Know How to Use

Technology moves so fast that even recent tech is outdated to kids. Find out about technologies kids don't know how to use from HowStuffWorks. See more »

Could an RFID keep you from losing your socks?

RFID chips can now be placed on just about anything -- including your socks. Learn about RFID chip trackers at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Disruptive Technologies You Use Every Day

A disruptive technology is one that's completely changed how we do things. Learn the top 10 disruptive technologies that you use every day. See more »

What's a disruptive technology?

Disruptive technology might sound annoying, but it's actually a sign of advancement. Learn why at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 High-tech Tools on the Typical Farm

The modern farm has more in common with Silicon Valley than you might think. Here are 10 high-tech tools you may find on a farm from HowStuffWorks. See more »

What’s the 'quantified self'?

What’s the “quantified self”? Learn how you can use technology to monitor everything from heart rate to spending at HowStuffWorks. See more »

2013's Biggest Tech Moments

The year 2013 had many big moments in tech, from Google Glass to 3-D printing to drones buzzing overhead. Read about 2013's 10 biggest tech moments. See more »