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Personal Technology Information

Are You Putting Off Productivity?

I recently took a good look at what was keeping me from accomplishing what I needed to do. After all, I had my goals.

Protect Your PC from Viruses, Worms & Trojans

Each of the items in the checklist below is part of a broad and easy to implement security policy. Install all windows critical updates for your operating system from the Microsoft Update site - it's free! All that's required to keep your Microsoft operating system up to date is an Internet connection.

Windows Task Manager in English

You use Ctrl+Alt+Del to see what's running on your PC, to close crashed programs and processes, and to check performance. You probably avoid a few processes whose names mean nothing to you, but they're essential to Windows.

How To Search Your PC With Google Desktop

In this era of Internet, most people are frequent users of computers. Many of us use computers through out the day, accumulating morasses of information in various formats, which include email, digital photo, word document, spreadsheet, presentation file, ebook, article, other downloaded files, music, visited web pages, and many others.

A Peek Into the Near Future of Electronics Technology

How long do you think DVDs have around? 20 years? 10 years? Actually, they have only been around for about seven years, but it seems like they have been around much longer. Many of us can hardly remember life before DVDs.

Toshiba Wins Hollywood Support for the HD DVD format

What led them to this choice, as all four studios stated separately, is better performance for the price and copyright protection.The other standard in competition, the Blu-ray disc, unconditionally backed by Sony Pictures Entertainment, is also counting on support from Metro Goldwyn Mayer and Twentieth Century Fox (the latter has recently joined the Blu-Ray Disc Association Board).

The Many Benefits of Owning a DVR

Has This Ever Happened To You? OK..

Buying a Home Theater Receiver

Buying a receiver is one of the most important decisions you're going to have to make when building your home theater. The receiver has a number of functions including; connecting and switching audio sources; connecting and switching video sources; decoding surround sound formats; amplifying an audio signal and sending it to your speakers; tuning in to radio stations; and acting as the interface between you and your home theater.

Passwords and the Human Factor

Passwords have a strange dual nature. The stronger and safer the password the more likely it will be undermined by human weakness.

Looking For an MP3 Player?

If you don't have an mp3 player, and even if you do, you should check out all the new stuff that's going on. I'm hoping this article will give you some idea of what kind of mp3 player you want and some tips on what to look for in an mp3 player.

Computer Geeks and Garden Gnomes

First and foremost before I begin my ranting it is worth mentioning that there are many very helpful and considerate people out there in the cyber wilderness who devote much of their time to providing open source and free scripts of all variations from PHP, CGI and Java to name but a few. They provide dedicated support, do not insist on payment, and spend much of their free time helping you avoid having to part with your hard earned cash to get free programs and scripts up and running on your websites.

How To Safeguard Your Computer?

The following practice, if done regularly, may help you to safeguard your computer to some extent.1.

Password Nightmares

Good Morning Mr. Sampson.

Are You Well Protected?

Winter?the official start of the cold and flu season. Though, technically speaking, things got started a little early.

Basic Problem in a PC

I have a p3 500MHz PC with 128MB RAM, 10.2 GB HDD Sony CD ROM 48x with window ME edition operating system.

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Personal tech comes of age: Startups focus on elderly
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Apple's HomePod Has Arrived. Don't Rush to Buy It.
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This Valentine's Day, Considering Tech That Keeps Couples Together
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Everyone Hates the Snapchat Update, But Snap Is Unmoved
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Is Your Smart TV Vulnerable to Hackers?
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Keeping Gear (and Herself) Warm at the Winter Olympics
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How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Talya Minsberg, a social strategy editor for The Times who is in Pyeongchang, South Korea, to cover the Winter Olympics, discussed the tech she's using. As a ...
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Silicon Valley Veterans Launch Fight Against Manipulative, Addictive Tech
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Veterans of tech companies, including Facebook, Google, Mozilla, and others, are kicking off a campaign to redesign social media and other technology platforms to reduce their damaging effects on democracy, society, mental health, and children's well ...

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Amazon Testing Delivery of Whole Foods Groceries
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Amazon is using Whole Foods Market stores in four cities as depots for quick grocery delivery, the biggest move yet to incorporate the organic grocer into the Seattle retail giant's e-commerce empire. Prime Now, Amazon's one- and two-hour delivery ...
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