Electricity always comes in two forms of energy - an electric field and a magnetic field and they always travel together in the form of 'waves'.

An 'electro-magnetic' device makes use of *both* types of energy at the same time.

For example a radio works by tuning itself to a specific 'electro-magnetic' wave. This wave happens to also carry a radio programme that the radio plays for you. If you tune it to another frequency you either get a 'hiss' i.e. no information on that electro-magnetic wave or you may get another radio program.

A hard disk is also an electro-magnetic device.

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