Last Thursday, the entire world celebrated Earth Day, and it is great to honor our planet, but it will be even better to keep it clean and safe through the rest of the year. We've been experiencing many natural disasters during the last decade, and this only means that we must stay alert about our planetary health.
Even when we do not take batteries seriously, our life would not be the same without them. The story of batteries began in the middle 1800s when Volta discovered that some specific fluids could be used as a conductor material to create a constant flow of electrical power. Over the years and human needs, the scientists modified the old battery model, price, size, etc.
We frequently hear about data breaches in social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter. It was only a couple of weeks ago when Facebook was again under a data breach.
Most of the time is about minimal data breaches, but considering all the information they have access to, the event could represent an exponential risk to our privacy. It would be impossible to close all our social media accounts and escape from the internet because we need it for work, school, and even to update our car.
The first time I read about a graphic processing unit, I thought it just worked like a regular CPU because both parts are essential for all computers, but now I know they are totally different. A graphics processing unit (GPU for short) processes different pieces of data simultaneously to display high-resolution images or videos on the screen. In contrast, a central processing unit (CPU for short) purpose is performing many tasks almost instantly.
Our society throws away 50 million tons of e-waste each year. This amount seems questionable, but unfortunately, it is a reality that has been destroying our planet over the last decade. It is also required to consider the impact caused by the tech industry because most electronic devices contain many toxic materials such as metals, plastics, or chemical substances. It would be impossible to stop manufacturing computers, but at least we can try to minimize the impact caused by those tons of e-waste.