Why is Silicon Used for Computer Chips?

What are the properties of silicon that have made it widely used in computer chips, and could it possibly be on its way out? Freshbooks message: Head over to http://freshbooks.com/techquickie and don’t forget to enter Tech Quickie in the “How Did You Hear About Us” section when signing up for your free trial. Follow: twitter.com/linustech Read more about Why is Silicon Used for Computer Chips?[…]

The History of Microsoft (1975-2001)

Have a look at Microsoft’s meteoric rise to becoming one of the titans of the software industry, as well as its stumbles along the way. TunnelBear message: TunnelBear is the easy-to-use VPN app for mobile and desktop. Visit http://tunnelbear.com/linus to try it free and save 10% when you sign up for unlimited TunnelBear data. Follow: Read more about The History of Microsoft (1975-2001)[…]

How CPUs Are Made As Fast As Possible

Sure, you can build a PC, but you can’t exactly build your own CPU. Fortunately, there are companies that can – here’s how they do it! Freshbooks message: Head over to http://freshbooks.com/techquickie and don’t forget to enter Tech Quickie in the “How Did You Hear About Us” section when signing up for your free trial. Read more about How CPUs Are Made As Fast As Possible[…]