Author: Christian de Looper

A history and overview of USB

The humble USB has come a long way over the years. From a somewhat cumbersome and slow standard to the speedy and reversible port that it is today. USB, or Universal Serial Bus, is useful for plenty of reasons — for transferring data between devices to charging up your phone, almost all modern smartphones and computers — apart from, of course, the iPhone — make use of the brilliant standard. But where did USB come from? Here’s a history and overview of USB. USB 1.0 The first USB standard was released towards the end of 1995, and offer a...

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What is TCP/IP and how does it work?

TCP/IP is an integral part of the internet and how it works, but few people actually know what TCP/IP is in the first place. If you want a deeper understanding of the technology that connects the planet, you’re in luck, cause we’ve put this guide together on what it is and how it all works. What is TCP/IP? Before delving into how TCP/IP actually works, it might help to have a brief understanding of what it is. As the name implies, there are two parts to TCP/IP — TCP, and IP. TCP, also known as Transmission Control Protocol, is...

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