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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.


The Top 20 Tech Stories of 2011

Technology movers and shakers moved and shook more than usual in 2011. What stories made the headlines in a busy year in tech?

5 Ways to Extend the Life Of Your Household Batteries

5 Ways to extend the life of your household batteries. Learn the 5 ways you can extend the life of household batteries.

Find out what can be sucking the power right under your noses. Save energy by avoiding phantom power.

Some surge protectors use gas to protect your appliances. Learn about the purpose of a gas discharge arrestor from this article.

How Gorilla Glass Works

Touch screens are useful, assuming you don't drop and break them, or scratch them up in your pocket or purse. How do you make abuse-resistant glass? Ask Corning.

What is the future of communication?

The days of the cell phone are numbered. Superior technology has already surpassed it and is now moving on to the next level. Which cutting-edge technologies are here to stay and which are flashes in a pan?

Will modern digital communications permanently affect human behavior?

These days, information is coming at us from all directions -- it can be hard to stay focused on the task at hand. Some say modern communications methods will permanently change the way we think.

Top 5 Technology Trends of 2009

Every year there's a brand new wave of hardware and software that hits the market. Some products go boom, others go bust. As 2009 drew to a close, what technological trends turned out to be the year's biggest hits?

Should you consolidate all your technology into one device?

As electronics become smaller and more functional, you can do more things with fewer devices. But is putting all that technology in one device a good idea?

Battery Pictures

Batteries power innumerable objects in our world and are becoming more "green" every day. Take a look at the history, technologies and environmental concerns surrounding these everyday powerhouses.