Personal Technology Information


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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Tech pioneer whose work led to the first personal computers to speak at UMaine  Bangor Daily News

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Hey, remember that California privacy law? Big Tech is trying to ram a massive hole in it  The Register

Analysis A proposed amendment to California's new data privacy law would drive a huge hole through the legislation, privacy advocates have warned.


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A growing number of games are taking on mental health issues like depression, anger and post-traumatic stress disorder.


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When a Tech Reporter Doesn’t Use Much Tech  The New York Times

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The next big leap will free us from the computers in our pockets. But according to Joanna Stern, it won't be here anytime soon.


The Benefits (and Limits) of Using Tech to Plan a Wedding  The New York Times

Our newly engaged tech columnist tried to use tech to plan his wedding. He was immediately overwhelmed by the complexity of the process.


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Tim Herrera, editor of The New York Times's Smarter Living section, does not believe the answer to happiness is less technology. Here's why.


How to Rescue, Repair and Revive Old Family Photos  The New York Times

If the march of time is eroding your personal picture archive, give your beloved images new life.


Apple Watch Series 4 Review: A Big Step for Wearable Gadgets  The New York Times

The faster speeds and larger screen sound boring on paper. But an electrical heart sensor gives a glimpse of the promise to come, our reviewer writes.


Douglas Todd: New 'exit controls' will help seal Canada's leaky borders  Vancouver Sun

Proper exit controls will increase the likelihood officials catch home-grown terrorists and people who overstay their visas.


Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Review: A $1,000 Smartphone With Compromises  The New York Times

After I set up Samsung's new Galaxy S10 Plus phone last week, I showed it to my partner and said with atypical enthusiasm, “Check it out — this phone has the ...


Our Favorite Gadgets: Best Tech Gifts 2018  Wall Street Journal

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Are Targeted Ads Stalking You? Here’s How to Make Them Stop  The New York Times

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The Essentials for Covering Silicon Valley: Burner Phones and Doorbells  The New York Times

Reporting on secretive technology companies sometimes means finding people who don't want to be found. Jack Nicas, who covers Apple, relies on some ...


Ready for Vacation? Here’s the Best Tech for Trip Planning  The New York Times

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You Took Lousy iPhone Photos. Here’s How to Make Them Beautiful.  The New York Times

Not every shot on your smartphone will be Instagram worthy, but you can often salvage middling snaps with just a few taps. Here are six easy steps.


Spotting Disinformation Online Before the Midterm Elections  The New York Times

Rumors. Inflammatory and divisive messages. Doctored photos. Kevin Roose, technology columnist, explains how he has waded into that shadowy world to ...


When Cryptocurrencies Fluctuate, He Uses These Tech Tools to Keep Track  The New York Times

Technology has helped spawn a virtual currency market, which is highly volatile. Here's how Nathaniel Popper, who covers cryptocurrencies, keeps on top of the ...


We Tried Facebook’s New Portal Device (So You Don’t Have To)  The New York Times

Here's what happened when two Times tech reporters installed Facebook's new Portal video-calling gadgets in their bedrooms.


So, About That Treadmill Desk in the Newsroom  The New York Times

For Nellie Bowles, who writes about tech culture for The Times, the most crucial tech tool for doing work isn't portable. But it keeps her on her toes.


An Eye for Photography, but a Google Suite for Events  The New York Times

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What’s Hot (and What’s Not) This Black Friday  The New York Times

To help shoppers get started, here's a cheat sheet of the products to track, and the ones to ignore.


How to Sort Through a Cornucopia of Television Shows  The New York Times

Our assistant TV editor has a state-of-the-art setup for watching shows and movies. But here's what happens when there can be too much *content* to choose.


Samsung’s Galaxy Note9: Too Much Phone for Most of Us  The New York Times

The new $1000 device is aimed at power users who work, play, consume and create on their phone. For others, there are plenty of cheaper options.


I Tried to Make My Dog an Instagram Celebrity. I Failed.  The New York Times

Becoming an influencer is hard, as our columnist found out when he tried creative photography, consultations and even bots to propel his food-obsessed corgi to ...


Record and Share Your Family History in 5 Steps  The New York Times

Holiday gatherings offer a great time to create a multimedia digital archive of interviews with your relatives so they can share their memories with the current ...


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