Tuesday, October 13, 2015

October TechnologyMeeting

SJCAM    (like the GoPRO)


XLink   Bluetooth Gateway for cell phone
To purchase:


Home phone replacements

Amazon ECHO

Connected devices to ECHO

Questions for Alexa


Thursday, October 01, 2015

Keeping up with New Technology

Here are some good sites for this purpose and with a little help from Wikipedia, an explanation about each.

http://makezine.com/       Make (or MAKE) is an American bimonthly magazine published by Maker Media[1] which focuses on do it yourself (DIY) and/or DIWO (Do It With Others)[2] projects involving computers, electronics, robotics, metalworking, woodworking and other disciplines. The magazine is marketed to people who enjoy making things and features complex projects which can often be completed with cheap materials, including household items. Make magazine is considered "a central organ of the maker movement."[3]Gizmodo.com

http://hackaday.com/blog/         Hackaday is a Blog which publishes several articles each day about hardware and software hacks. A hack refers to modifications of a product or software as well as the creation of something entirely new for convenience, novelty, functional or creative reasons. Hackaday also has a YouTube channel where it posts projects and how-to videos. Hackaday's logo is called The Jolly Wrencher.

http://www.popsci.com/               The website for Popular Science Magazine which is an American monthly magazine carrying popular science content, which refers to articles for the general reader on science and technology subjects. Popular Science has won over 58 awards, including the American Society of Magazine Editors awards for its journalistic excellence in both 2003 (for General Excellence) and 2004 (for Best Magazine Section). With roots beginning in 1872, PopSci has been translated into over 30 languages and is distributed to at least 45 countries.

http://www.extremetech.com/                 ExtremeTech is a technology weblog about hardware, computer software, science and other technologieswhich launched in June 2001. Between 2003 and 2005, ExtremeTech was also a print magazine and the publisher of a popular series of how-to and do-it-yourself books.[2]
http://www.engadget.com/     Engadget is a multilingual technology blog network with daily coverage of gadgets and consumer electronics. Engadget currently operates a total of ten blogs—four written in English and six international versions with independent editorial staff. Engadget has in the past ranked among the top five in the "Technorati top 100"[3]and was noted in TIME for being one of the best blogs of 2010.

http://techmeme.com/    Techmeme is the foremost source for tracking these  kinds of technology changes. It is a a technology news aggregator. The website has been described as "a one-page, aggregated, filtered, archiveable summary in near real-time of what is new and generating conversation". By presenting a summary of the day's essential reports and analysis on a single page, Techmeme has become the technology news site of record for people both within and beyond the industry. 

By reading these websites, one can keep abreast of software developments, the latest hardware, what’s new with cars, gaming systems, developments in health and science, and space.  You will discover all kinds of information about what’s new and unimaginable things that are just around the corner.  

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Resources for Learning about Windows 10

Links for Windows 10

Video of the NEOPC presentation of Windows 10

What you give up (for now)

How Microsoft will make money

Windows 10 System Requirements

Windows 10 - how to get, check your system, what to BO

UEFI and Secure Boot

Upgrade Assistant

Train Wreck?

Windows 10 - 10 Great Features

Joe Belfiore at Ignite

Intel RealSense Camera

Windows 10 Q&A

Settings Menu

Disable Auto updates in Windows 10

compliments of
Bruce Brockman, President of the
NEOPC Users Group

Friday, February 27, 2015

How to Prolong Lithium-based Batteries

BU-808: How to Prolong Lithium-based Batteries

The lithium-ion battery works on ion movement between the positive and negative electrodes. In theory such a mechanism should work forever, but cycling, elevated temperature and aging decrease the performance over time. Since batteries are used in demanding environmental conditions, manufacturers take a conservative approach and specify the life of most Li-ion between 300 and 500 discharge/charge cycles.
The Battery University website gives us details on how to deal with the Lithium  batteries so common in most of our laptops and portable devices.
For detailed information on understanding how these batteries work and how to make them last, check out the rest of the articles ....

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Important Security Issues

   Ransomware Strikes Again - Cryptowall. Making regular backups of critical data and keeping your software up to date is more important than ever thanks to the arrival of new, “improved” malware like Cryptowall 2. This update to a well-known ransomware exploit is making life miserable for business and personal computer users worldwide. Here's what you need to know...

   DOWNLOAD ALERT: Foistware Warning. Foistware is a term used for software that's "foisted" on you, typically without your knowledge or explicit consent. How can I avoid this?

    Downloading? Watch Out For These Danger Signs. A look at two other popular download sites, to see if they are also guilty of foisting garbageware on downloaders.

   How do get rid of the ASK virus that hijacks my browser and configure my computer so I never see it again?

 from  Bob Brankin's website  http://askbobbrankin.com

Monday, February 02, 2015

Katie Couric's Super Bowl Ad

Share a laugh while watching this commercial which has Katie and Bryant Gumbel pondering what the Internet is in 1994 while they ask "what is the Intenet anyway".