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What To Do With Silica Gel Pockets

Life Pro Tip - don't throw away those little silica gel pockets that come in the box of your new electronics devices, shoes or handbags. These silica gel pockets help to absorb moisture in the air, prolonging the life of anything that would spoil because of condensation or excess moisture.  Here are a couple of ideas on how you can put them to good use: Throw a couple of silica gel pockets into your gym bag.  Keep your gym bag fresh by tossing some silica gel packets in Sweaty clothes, wet items and forgotten snacks create a conducive environment for mold and bacteria growth in your gym bag.  The silica gel pockets will suck moisture from your bag and that will help to reduce the growth of nasty and smelly bacteria in your bag.  Put some silica gel pockets in your toolbox  Prevent your tools from rusting with Silica Gel Packets  Moisture can cause your tools to rust. Prevent your tools from rusting by keeping some silica gel pockets in your toolbox to keep it relatively moisture fr

The Difference Between HDMI 2.0 and 2.1

Are you confused about the latest HDMI 2.1 standard and what it means for you? Don't worry, you're not the only one, so we thought we'd summarize and explain what the differences between HDMI 2.0 and HDMI 2.1 are. Summary Of Differences Between HDMI 2.0 and HDMI 2.1   HDMI 2.1 HDMI 2.0 Bandwidth 48 Gbps 18 Gbps Maximum Frame Rate 120 fps 60 fps Maximum Refresh Rate 120 Hz 60 Hz Maximum Video Resolution 10K120 4K60 HDR Dynamic Static Game Mode Variable Refresh Rate Yes No The HDMI 2.1 standard was rolled out in 2018 but only really started becoming more commonly available in 2020. Helping to increase its adoption in 2020 and 2021 have been the release of the Sony PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X, both of which are able to produce display output that would benefit from the higher bandwidth capabilities of HDMI 2.1. The biggest difference between HDMI 2.0 and HDMI 2.1 is the bandwidth. Bandwidth can be thought of as the maximum rate of data transfer across a wire . So, the

Everything You Need To Know About HDMI 2.1 Cables For Gaming

The new PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X can support HDMI 2.1 but what exactly are the benefits of the new HDMI 2.1 standard? Is it worth updating your monitor or TV just so that you can unlock the advantage of newer and more powerful hardware?  While HDMI 2.1 is available on the PS5 and Xbox Series X, you will need a TV that supports HDMI 2.1 in order to take advantage of it. Luckily, it is already available on many of the new 2020 and 2021 TVs from Sony, Samsung and LG.  What is HDMI 2.1? HDMI 2.1 is the newest version of HDMI that brings a lot more bandwidth as well as some nifty features that we'll get into more later in the article. The table below provides a summary of HDMI 2.1 vs HDMI 2.0:   HDMI 2.1 HDMI 2.0 Bandwidth 48 Gbps 18 Gbps Maximum Frame Rate 120 fps 60 fps Maximum Refresh Rate 120 Hz 60 Hz Maximum Video Resolution 10K120

How To Make Your Twitter Private

Want to stay in touch with your friends and family but not let a bunch of random people follow your moves on social media? Follow these steps to make your Twitter private: How To Make Your Twitter Private 1. Click on ' More ' under the Profile button to bring up an extended list of options. 2. Click on ' Settings and privacy ' from the expanded list of options. 3. Click on ' Privacy and safety ' followed by 'Audience and tagging'. 4. Tick the ' Protect your Tweets ' box and then click on ' Protect ' in the popup box that appears. And with that, you have now made your Twitter account private. What this means is that only people who follow you will be able to see your tweets from now on. What Happens When You Protect Your Tweets? When you make your Twitter account private , it doesn't just change the fact that only people who follow you will now be able to see your tweets. There are a number of other important changes that happen: From

How To Enable Facebook Dark Mode

Facebook rolled out dark mode to all users at the end of 2020 but you may not have tried it out yet. This post covers how to set Facebook to dark mode. Here's how you can enable it in three simple steps. Enable Facebook Dark Mode 1. Click on the account arrow at the top right-hand corner of the screen. This will bring up a list of options for your account such as ' Settings and Privacy ', ' Help & Support ' and ' Display & Accessibility '. 2. Click on ' Display & Accessibility ' to get an expanded list of display options available. 3. Click on the 'On' button under the 'Dark Mode' section. 4. The background of your Facebook page has turned black and the font color has changed to white. What Are The Benefits Of Dark Mode? As I mentioned in my earlier article on how to enable dark mode in Twitter , there's a lot of debate as to whether dark-mode is beneficial or not. Having said that, here are some of the purported bene

How To Enable Twitter Dark Mode

It seems like every major website has rolled out a 'Dark Mode' option that allows users to toggle the background color to black and change the font text to either white or a light color. Twitter is no exception to the hype and in this post, I will show you how to enable Twitter Dark Mode. How To Enable Twitter Dark Mode 1. Click on ' More ' to expand the options menu. 2. Click on ' Display ' to expand the list of display options to choose from. 3. Twitter has two dark-mode options. ' Lights Out ' which is a true dark mode and ' Dim ' which is sort of an in-between. Choose your preference and then click ' Done ' to save your changes. There you have it - enable dark-mode on Twitter in three easy steps. Unfortunately, Twitter doesn't have an ' adaptive dark mode ' feature which automatically toggles between normal mode and dark mode depending on the time of day. Maybe they will add such a feature in the future.  How Popular Is Da