Author: Kayla Matthews

Kayla Matthews is a technology writer and the editor of Productivity Bytes. Her work has been featured on Digital Trends, MakeUseOf, VICE, VentureBeat, The Daily Dot and WIRED, among others. Follow her on Twitter to read her latest posts.
How to Tell What Motherboard You Have

How to Tell What Motherboard You Have

The model number and manufacturer of your motherboard is important information that you’ll need when buying new equipment — like RAM — for your computer, or when you need to upgrade certain drivers. It can be hard, however, to know just how you’re supposed to tell what brand and model of motherboard you have. Luckily, there …

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How Technology Is Changing Retail Online 

How Technology Is Changing Retail Online 

Technological advancements have made a huge impact on the world of e-commerce in recent years, transforming the way consumers interact with brands and purchase products online. Customers can now browse the internet from their mobile devices, personalize products and even use augmented reality to determine if an item will look good in their home. Businesses …

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What Programming Languages Are Best for Augmented Reality Apps?

What Programming Languages Are Best for Augmented Reality Apps?

Augmented reality (AR) apps are one of the most exciting new developments made possible by cutting-edge mobile technology — motion-tracking and advanced camera software that can allow developers to combine their vision with a user’s environment. But you can’t approach AR development like you would any other app — you’ll need special tools to properly …

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How Big Data Technology is Used in Elections

How Big Data Technology is Used in Elections

Over the past few years, data has become one of the most valuable commodities. Advertisers, corporations and political campaigns now have access to detailed, fine-grained data and models that allow them to target the individuals and groups most likely to respond to their messaging. As a result, big data technology is changing the way politicians …

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Are There Negative Effects of Technology in Education? Here’s What The Experts Say

Are There Negative Effects of Technology in Education? Here’s What The Experts Say

The educational sector has made huge leaps from its single-building classrooms and pencil-and-paper lessons. Schools have become labyrinths of hallways, gyms and lunchrooms, while lectures are increasingly digitized. Integrating technology has changed the learning experience in countless ways. Some methods were beneficial, while others — not so much. Many parents are less-than-enthusiastic about sending their …

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3 Ways to Monitor Your CPU Temperature

3 Ways to Monitor Your CPU Temperature

CPU is the powerhouse of most systems. Because of this, high-intensity activities like gaming can push your CPU’s temperature to dangerous levels — especially if you’re gaming on a laptop or overclocking your CPU. Let your system run too hot for too run, and you risk damaging your hardware. To know if your CPU is …

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How to Get Into Hobby Robotics

How to Get Into Hobby Robotics

If you have time to spare and a fascination for robots, venturing into the world of hobby robotics could be a rewarding move. Here are some ways to get started. 1. Learn Arduino Arduino is an open-source microcontroller. It’s an accessible option for people to start learning the foundational principles of electronics and robotics. You …

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4 Negative Impacts of Retail Technology on Society

4 Negative Impacts of Retail Technology on Society

You’ve probably heard a lot about the positive ways retail technology will impact society, but people often don’t bring up the disadvantages of those changes. Let’s look at some of the negative impacts of retail technology so that you can have a balanced perspective. 1. It May Discriminate Against People Who Don’t or Can’t Use …

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