(Season 4) Minisode 1 – Do I Need a (CPU) Architect?

We’ve had a whole episode on CPUs last season, but we never really got into the nitty-gritty of architecture. You’ve heard of Apple ditching their long-term relationship with Intel for something with more… ARMs- but does that make a difference to you, the consumer?


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Apple and Rosetta 2:


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(Season 3) Episode 23 – The Dangers of Fast Charging

We’ve covered batteries- but you may be wondering… how do they charge so quickly now? Recent developments have brought down the time to charge a phone to full to 8 minutes – but how does that even work? And, well… is it safe?


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Voltage, Watts, and Amps:

Lithium Ion Charging:

Qualcomm Quick Charge:

Xiaomi HyperCharge (200W):

USB Power Delivery (USB-PD):

Oppo VOOC / OnePlus Warp Charge:

Extending Lithium Battery Lifetime:


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(Season 3) Episode 22 – (Rechargeable) Batteries & You

Batteries- love ’em or hate ’em, they’re ubiquitous in our mobile-technology world. Is the battery in your phone the same kind that is in your car? Why do things get so hot when you charge them? How can a battery be powered by acid?? Answers to that and more, in the actual episode.


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How (Rechargeable) Batteries Work:

Nickel-Based Batteries:

Lithium-Ion & Polymer:

Lead-Acid Battery:

Supercapacitors:


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