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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.


What is the future of communication?

 What is the future of communication?

What is the future of communication? Are the days of the cell phone numbered? Find out about new technologies and the future of communication. See more »

Will modern digital communications permanently affect human behavior?

 Will modern digital communications permanently affect human behavior?

Will modern digital communications affect human behavior? Will we change the way we think? See if modern communications will affect human behavior. See more »

Top 5 Technology Trends of 2009

 Top 5 Technology Trends of 2009

Take a look at the top five technology trends of 2009 for a year in a review. Learn about the the technology trends of 2009. See more »

Should you consolidate all your technology into one device?

 Should you consolidate all your technology into one device?

With all the technology devices out there, should you consolidate all your gadgets into one? Take a look a the pros and cons to technology devices. See more »

Battery Pictures

 Battery Pictures

These battery pictures cover the history, new technologies and environmental concerns of batteries. View battery pictures on HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Energy-efficient Electronics Work

 How Energy-efficient Electronics Work

Energy-efficient electronics can help you save money by using less electricity. Learn more about different types of energy-efficient electronics. See more »

How Haptic Technology Works

 How Haptic Technology Works

Haptic technology provides physical sensations that enable electronics to give their users feedback. Learn more about haptic technology. See more »

Gadget Savvy:  Batteries Quiz

 Gadget Savvy: Batteries Quiz

They are in everything from lamps to cars to your ipod, but what actually makes a battery work? Think you know? Find out in this batteries quiz. See more »

 How E-waste Works

E-waste refers to your discarded electronics and electrical devices. Learn why it's so difficult to properly recycle e-waste. See more »

How Vampire Power Works

 How Vampire Power Works

Vampire power, also known as standby power, refers to the power gadgets waste just by being plugged in. Learn how vampire power sucks your wallet dry. See more »