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UK Decides To Ban Huawei From Its 5G, Tech Giant To Be Excluded From Network By 2027

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British telecoms companies will be banned from buying Huawei 5G components starting from the end of this year, the UK media secretary said. The firms also must get rid of all of their Huawei gear by 2027. Read Full Article at RT.com ... read more

India's Tech Hub Goes Back Into Lockdown Amid Coronavirus Infections Surge

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Read Full Article at RT.com ... read more

Fishing 6-year-old Reels In Long-lost Phone That Still Works

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A 6-year-old girl fishing in a Maryland river reeled in a cellphone that was dropped into the water nearly a year ago -- and it still ... read more

Leak Reveals User Information TikTok Shares With Police, Including IP Addresses, Phone Model, More

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Newly leaked police documents reveal how the video sharing app TikTok shares information about its users with law enforcement, including phone numbers and other social media ... read more

Amazon Bans TikTok From Employees' Phones, Calls Chinese App A 'security Risk

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Amazon has asked all of its employees to remove the TikTok app from their cell phones. The move comes as the US government considers a nationwide ban on the Chinese video app. Read Full Article at RT.com ... read more

UK Phone Signal Blackouts May Last TWO DAYS If Huawei Banned

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Any tightening of restrictions on the Chinese giant could also lead to higher prices for customers and a delay in the rollout of faster 5G services, MPs were told ... read more

Samsung's 2021 Smartphones May Not Include A Free Charger As The Firm Looks To Cut Costs

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Samsung could remove the free charger with smartphones starting in 2021 in a bid to cut costs, a report says. The firm is also considering most users have a charger from a previous ... read more

World's Fastest Supercomputer Generates Recommendations To Limit The Spread Of COVID-19

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Japanese researchers have turned to the world's fastest supercomputer to help test the effectiveness of different COVID-19 mitigation tactics, and recommend personal barriers and ... read more

Apple Music Drains Batteries Of IPhones Running On IOS 13.5.1

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Users have reported yet another issue with Apple's iOS 13. Thousands flocked to Apple Support to share the Apple Music app is draining batteries in iPhone and iPad running on iOS ... read more

Internet Mob Throws Pitchforks At Wrong Company After Tech CEO's Racist Rant Goes Viral

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A video showing the head of a San Francisco tech firm verbally abusing an Asian family has caught the attention of cancel crusaders, but it appears the witch hunt has already resulted in collateral damage. Read Full Article at RT.com ... read more

Ahoy There Uber! Online Taxi Firm Launches Thames Boat Service For App-users To Book On Their Phone

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Taxi hailing app Uber has announced a boat service in London - despite still not having a licence to operate hire cars in the city. Branded vessels bearing the company's name are set for the River ... read more

Samsung May Hav Leaked New Flagship Phone Onto Its Own Website

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According to frequent leaker Max Weinbach, the company accidentally posted a picture to its website showing the unreleasedGalaxy Note 20 Ultra in a color dubbed 'Mystic ... read more

Folding IPhone Patent Suggests Design With Offset Hinge

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What makes this particular patent interesting beyond the fact that one of the biggest smart phone purveyors in the world may potentially enter into the folding phone market, is its unique form ... read more

Apple Files Patent For Tech That Verifies Identity Without Passport

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Apple may be working on technology that lets users store their identification on an iPhone that could be shared with other systems, eliminating the need for passports or driver's ... read more

Kitten Rescued From Pipe Under Phoenix Cellphone Tower

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A 5-week-old kitten that became trapped in an underground pipe beneath a cellphone tower in Arizona was rescued in a nearly five-hour rescue ... read more

Moscow Among Top 20 Best 'tech Cities' In Europe

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The Russian capital has made it into a list of the top 20 European cities with the most promising prospects for start-ups, tech and innovation investment, according to the Tech Cities of the Future ranking. Read Full Article at RT.com ... read more

Why These Sennheiser Wireless Headphones Could Be Ideal For Cycling

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Need to listen to music while cycling? While over-ear headphones or wireless earbuds are simply not practical, a pair of Sennheiser wireless headphoneswith a necklet could be a great ... read more

Tech Experts Warn Of New Mac Ransomware Spreading Via Internet Piracy & Taking Files Hostage

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Security experts have warned of new Mac ransomware being spread via pirated software from torrent sites. The virus is so new that there is currently no known way to recover lost files. Read Full Article at RT.com ... read more

1947 French Film Predicts Modern-day Technology Addiction

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A 1947 French film predicts modern-day technology and how we behave with such devices. The clips shows people glued to screens in public and a crash that results from distracted ... read more

Disney Demonstrates Deepfake Technology That Can Swap People's Faces In High-resolution

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In a recently published paper, Disney Research Studios described a facial-swapping technology that uses an AI algorithm to realistically alter one's facial features in ... read more

Amazon Sale Cuts The Price Of Apple Watch Series 3, Fitbit Versa 2, Wireless Headphones And More

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If you were waiting for the perfect time to get your hands on the latest tech including smartwatches, headphones and more, then get your wallet ready because Amazon has just launched ... read more

TikTok STILL Secretly Reading Content Saved To IPhone Clipboard

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TikTok vowed to stop reading content on users' clipboards, but Apple's beta iOS 14 reveals the firm has not kept its promise and is still snooping in the ... read more

ENACFIRE Wireless Headphones: Why Amazon Shoppers Are Snapping Up These Apple AirPods Alternatives

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If you're looking for the best Apple AirPods alternatives at a fraction of the price, you might want to consider the budget-friendly ENACFIRE G20 true wireless ... read more

Locust Swarm INVADES Tech & Financial Hub Outside India's Capital (VIDEOS)

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Footage shows a massive swarm of locusts invading the Indian city of Gurugram, located just southwest of New Delhi. The cloud of insects is a rare sight in the city a posh financial and technology hub. Read Full Article at RT.com ... read more

Big Tech Censorship & Potential Anti-Trust Law Violations

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A lot of these big tech censorship operations are directed and targeted at president Trump and conservative organizations like Judicial Watch on the insistence of government officials who benefit from the censorship, Fitton stated in last weeks Weekly ... read more

Japan's Fugaku Is Crowned Fastest Supercomputer With 2.8 Times More Power Than Its Predecessor

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The Fugaku supercomputer was developed by Japanese research institute RIKEN and Fujitsu Ltd - its processor technology comes from UK-based ... read more

Leaker Says New IPhones Won't Include EarPods Or A Power Adaptor

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Apple, which usually includes an adaptor and a pair of its wired EarPods in the box of every iPhone, will reportedly sell them separately due to increased iPhone production ... read more

Boston Becomes The Second Largest City In The US To Ban Facial Recognition Software

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Boston will become the second major city in the US to ban facial recognition software for government use after a unanimous city council vote, citing concerns of racial ... read more

The AI That Could Keep You Happy At Work: Ex-Google Team Reveal Software That 'nudges' Workers

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The startup, called Humu, uses machine learning to parse through employee data and then 'nudges' workers to help them improve in areas that might make their work lives ... read more

Vizio Points To Outdated Chromecast Software As Potential Cause Of Streaming Problems With Disney

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After connectivity issues with the Disney during its launch yesterday, Vizio has announced it's working on an update for its SmartCast TVs that could help some users access the ... read more

Converting Colors

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Another useful site for HTML tips, etc. See convertingcolors.com/... read more

Cassette Tape Converted To MP3

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Cool! I am getting one of these. I am including an affiliate link here. This sounds like a scam post, but I really am going to buy this!... read more

5G To Provide High-speed Cell Phone Connectivity To 65% Of Global Population By 2025 — Ericsson

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A total of 190 million 5G subscriptions globally are expected by the end of this year, according to the latest Ericsson Mobility Report. The figure will surge to 2.8 billion in just the next five years, it has projected. ... read more

Countertop Dishwasher

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Cool! Tetra countertop dishwasher made for small spaces. The only dishwasher that doesn't require plumbing. Engineered for small spaces. And now a CES 2019 Best Of Innovation Award Honoree. The ... read more

These New Solar-Pavement Driveways Made Of Plastic Bottles Can Power The Average Househo

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See solar-driveways-made-from-pet-can-power-average-household You've already heard about solar-paneled rooftops, but now, a company from Hungary is powering residential homes with solar driveways. ... read more

How To Support This Website

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...should you be so inclined: Buy one of my books at Amazon or SmashWords, or Buy me a (virtual) cup of coffee... read more

Support This Site

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How to support this website...should you be so inclined: Buy one of my books at Amazon or SmashWords, or ... read more

We Have No Reason To Believe 5g Is Safe

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via Scientific American "The technology is coming, but contrary to what some people say, there could be health risks" See also ... read more

5g Coming To OH And TN

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And that's not a good thing. See also ... read more

So, You Dropped Your Phone Into The Toilet?

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Yep, that is what just happened to me. Here is some advice on what to do: wikihow.com/Dry-Out-a-Wet-iPhone. Luckily, the toilet had already been flushed and the phone was too big to go down the hole. Still... remind me to spray it with Lysol when I get home! Speaking of ... read more

USB Turntable

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I'm buying one of these: USB turntable. I've been w ... read more

On The Phone With NASA

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Got off the phone with @NASA. Had to tell 'em, "Look, I'm not willing to relocate. Stop calling!" OK, so it wasn't actually NASA, I didn't say exactly that, and it wasn't actually a job offer. A recruiter did call about an opportu ... read more

Lingmo Language Translator

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Wow, I want one of these! Real-time language translation device whispers into your ear in real time as it's listening to the person speaking.... read more

Your Cell Phone Might Detect A Credit Card Skimmer

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"When you're next to the pump, try connecting to Bluetooth, and if you see a long string of numbers trying to connect... then that's probably not good, says Sid Miller." via Cell phone... read more

Running Windows In A Linux Virtual Machine

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I'm going to try running Windows in a virtual machine after installing Linux on my PC, as per these instructions: superuser.com. It'll probably suck (because Linux sucks), but after all of NSA's Windows backdoors were published online (somewhere, l... read more

Windows In Virtual Machine

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Running Windows in a Linux virtual machineI'm going to try running Windows in a virtual machine after installing Linux on my PC, as per these instructions: superuser.com. It'll probably suck (because Linux sucks), but after all of NSA's Windows backdoors were published on... read more

Another Website/page Of Mine

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It's a site called Patreon where they help creative people find patrons to support their work. My page is here: Patreon "It would be amazing if I had any fans at all to help finance what I do!... read more

Linux On Chromebook

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Installing Ubuntu Linux on my Chromebook as per these instructions: lifehacker. I hope it works! And I hope I like it. I got tired of some of the limitations o... read more

Facebook Creeps Me Out

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Every time Facebook shows me one of those notices saying something like "Hey there, we've been going through all of your posts and thought you might like to share this compilation," I feel like I'm being approached by some creepy guy on the street opening his trench coat to show me all of the compromising photos of me that he'... read more

Phone Scam To Make You Say Yes

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Another phone scam to be aware of ... "After the introduction comes the questions: 'can you hear me?' All of us, our natural response is to say, yes, or sure, or yes I can, said Hughes, but she says this is exactly what you do not want to do. Police say scammers record your 'yes' response, and then use it... read more

Solar Freakin' Roadways!

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Amazing! I love this! See youtu.be/qlTA3rnpgzUAnd a nice song at the end, too! Here's their website:   solarroadways.com... read more

Don't Fall For The 90# Telephone Scam

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I'd never fall for this (I hope) because our only wired number is through the MagicJack, not AT&T or any major provider.Here's a link to the FCC's page: fcc.gov/guides/90-telephone-scam. ... read more

Court To Feds, Explain Marine's Facebook Postings Arrest

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via Court to feds: Explain Marine's Facebook-postings arrest. "Brandon Raub's case exposes the seedy underbelly of a governmental system that continues to target military veterans for expressing their discontent over Am... read more

Lawmakers Who Upheld NSA Phone Spying Received Double The Cash

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"... those 217 no voters received twice as much campaign financing from the defense and intelligence industry as the 205 yes voters." via Lawmakers Who Upheld NSA Phone Spying Received Double the Defense Industry Cash... read more

Cool, Not Cool

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Cool! But bad news for locksmiths? keyme stores a copy of your house key in the cloud Not cool ... read more

Upgrading To Windows 7

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Yes, I know Windows 8... read more

Which Website Would You Choose?

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NEWLY UPDATED version of this poll, here. If you were on a deserted island with an Internet connection and a pug, but could only access ONE website, which site would it be? (BTW, the pug is irrelevant, I just like pugs!) Facebook... read more

The Gravitylight Lighting For Developing Countries

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The gravitylight, lighting for developing countriesGravityLight: lighting for the developing countries on VimeoThis is so cool! ... read more

Some Facebook Users Dislike Being Used In Online Advertising

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Some Facebook users 'dislike' being used in online advertisingSome Facebook users 'dislike' being used in online advertising for Mitt ... read more

Whatever Happened To WordStar

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I barely used it, but I found this interesting because I was once a word processor (human, not program) back in the mid-80s to early 90s.Whatever happened to WordStar... read more

Hackers Elect Cartoon Character Thanks To Electronic Voting

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... a cartoon character was written in and won by a landslide, thanks to the hard work of hackers ... via Activist Post: Hackers elect cartoon character to Washington DC school board thanks to electronic voting."I... read more

Technology Which Could Save The World

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via Technology which could save the world "... read more

Solar Power Without Solar Cells

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Cool! via Solar power without solar cells: A hidden magnetic effect of light could make it possible. "You could stare at the equations of motion all day and you will not see this possibility. We've all been taught that ... read more

Computer Stuff

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Well, I've spent the better part of this long weekend trying to get not just a server setup, but a server with VMware setup. VMware is very cool virtualization software that's all the rage in the corporate world where I'm seemingly forever searching for a job in this crappy-ass economy. So, if I can learn it well, it will serve... read more

Which Airports Have Body Scanning Technology

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Which airports have body-scanning technology?Airports to avoid, if at all possible: Which airports have body-scanning technology? - CNN.com At least my airport, Nashville Int'l, uses the less dangerous model: ... read more

Plleeaassee Reeaadd! It Was On Good Morning America!

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It's a very old hoax. Anything with a headline like that and mentioning Microsoft, AOL and Good Morning America in the same email almost HAS to be a hoax these days, and this one is. On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 8:05 PM, wrote:This is probably a hoax, but just in case it's not, I'm forwarding it. Filed under: Internet... read more

E-waste Computers, TV's, Other Electronics Collection

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There will be an E-Waste (computers, TV's, other electronics) collection held Saturday May 8 at the Walmart Supercenter located on Nolensville Pike a quarter mile south of Old Hickory Blvd. from 8 a.m. — 12 noon. Other sites will be announced as soon as possible. Please visit ... read more


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Technology-related articles on this site Wolfram Alpha research tool Out there sort of stuff... read more

New MP3 Player For My Car

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I am now the proud owner of this very cool device, here.Thanks to Heather and Brady for the suggestion!... read more

Website Visibility Tool

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Thanks to GoDaddy phone support, I discovered this very useful site: megaproxy. One of my domain names was not resolving correctly from home. I went to... read more

New German Laptop

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Very cool! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v7H0K1k54t6A ... read more

File Sharing Between XP Home And XP Pro

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PROBLEM:You get this error message when trying to access a Windows XP Home computer from a Windows XP Pro computer:       The user has not been granted the requested login type at this computerSOLUTION:On the XP Home ... read more

Fixing Profile Problems In Outlook 2003

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To recreate/fix your Outlook 2003 profile, do the following:Click on Start, Settings, Control Panel, Mailclick on Show ProfilesAdd a new profilegive it any NEW name you wantclick OKAdd your same old account back as ... read more

Saving Word Documents

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In Word 2003 (and possibly older versions), go to Tools, Options, Save and check (if not already) the following settings:Always create backup copyAllow background savesMake local copy of files stored on network...Save AutoRecover info ...Save smart tags as XMLIn Word 2007, go to Word ... read more

Special Characters In Word Perfect For DOS

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It all starts with Ctrl-V, followed by the number combinations shown on the screen that comes up.  For example, the tilde is Ctrl-V 002, although it doesn't show up on my screen, but maybe it'll work on yours. The accent grave is 047, the accent ac ... read more

How To Convert An MP3 To A Ringtone

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Now that I have finally joined the 21st century and gotten a Blackberry (free through Radio Shack and Sprint), I'll probably start posting tips like the following: How to convert an MP3 to a ringtone ... read more

How To Make Outlook 2003 Open To Your Calendar By Default

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copied from helpdesk.ilstu.edu/kb/index.phtml?kbid1326 By default, when you launch Outlook it opens to your Inbox. You can create a shortcut to Outlook so it opens to your cale... read more

How To Restore Contacts In Windows Live Mail

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Q:  I had some problems with this program.  I fixed the POP and SMTP server designations, and it works now.  However, I've lost my contacts — the folder is blank.  The funny thing is, when I type some letters in the to box, names come up.&nbs ... read more

Human Resource Management Software

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Open Source Human Resource Management Software. FYI in case you're looking for such, even though we hate the term human resource. Ironically, it's dehumanizing. :) via Human Resource Management Software (HRMS) ... read more

Transferring ITunes To New Computer

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QUESTION: How do I transfer iTunes to my new computer? ANSWER: I have copied your iTunes from the old computer to the new. If you haven't already authorized your current computer, here&# ... read more

Hackers Leak 6.5 Mln LinkedIn Passwords

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Hackers leak 6.5 mln LinkedIn passwords Time to change your LinkedIn password. eHarmony, too, apparently. ... read more

Open Dialog Default Sort Order

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Mine got messed up somehow, and it drove me nuts until I found this: jevon.org/wiki/Changing-Open-Dialog-Default-Sort-Order-in-Windows UPDATE: Only problem is ... the above didn't work! :) Not for b ... read more

Removing Windows Desktop Search

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Well, I thought I liked this version 4 better than version 3.  I hated version 3.  But, it turns out, version 4 is no better.  It starts and finds things quicker (for me, anyway), but it ruins the computer's performance the rest of the time! Remove it from your Startup group (Start, All Programs, St ... read more

Save Yourself A Lot Of Trouble

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If you get a pop up on your computer saying, You're infected!  Download Antivirus 2010 or something similar to fix it!, DOn't DO IT!  It's a trick.  As soon as you click on it, you're infected.  ... read more


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Avoid any toolbars that don't come with Windows from Microsoft. I just had a customer whose Internet Explorer wouldn't close after they installed My.Freeze.Com screensaver. Luckily, it uninstalled properly when using its uninstall program this time. These things just cause problems not worth the pretty pictures you get in return.... read more

Set Email To Forward To Someone Else

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QUESTION: How do I set email (Outlook 2003) to forward to someone else while I'm out?ANSWER: In Outlook, click on Tools, Out of Office AssistantClick I am currently out of the office… and type your outgoing message, if any.Click Add Rule at the bottom left.Check the Forward box and click the To button to find ... read more

Show Desktop Icon Missing

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QUESTION: My Show Desktop icon just disappeared from my Quick Start menu. How do I restore that? ANSWER: It probably got bumped aside by something else putting an icon in that space. You can drag that double greater than (>%gt;) sign and make that space wider. OR just temporarily expand that space and drag and drop that Show Desktop ... read more

A New Search Engine

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Here's a good reason to use StartPage) instead of Google: newstrust.net/stories/2685319/toolbar?refhp... read more

Access Your Zune Directly

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Great info here:roysac.com/blog/2007/10/access-your-zune-from-windows-explorer.htmlYou can only delete one song at a time, though, so it's a limited solution. ... read more

Adding Safe Mode To Your Boot Menu

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Windows VISTA and 7 require BCDEDIT for this.  With XP (and NT and 2000), you can use any old text editor.  First make sure the file is not marked Read Only.  Then open and edit your boot.ini file.  If you don't know where that is, you probably sho ... read more

Install Multiple Apps At Once Without Toolbars Or Clicking Next

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Fantastic online app here. It does what I've done before, but they do it better. I'm not jealous. I'm not a programmer, really, I'm an implementer/integrator. Yeah, that's it. :) Oh yeah, here's the link: ninite.com/... read more

AOL Through Outlook Using IMAP Folders

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PROBLEM:Can you tell me again how to move deleted emails to a deleted email folder?  The AOL Imap folder just crosses them out but leaves them there.SOLUTION:It's under Edit, Purge Deleted Messages. ... read more

Loud "BEEP" Sound

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QUESTION: Is there any way to turn off the loud BEEP sound that occurs when Intel Proset detects a wireless network? I've tried going to control panel and muting all the sounds, but that doesn't seem to work.ANSWER: Try going into Intel ProSet Wireless, Tools, Application Settings, uncheck Show Alert Notifications.If that doesn't fix it, try g ... read more

Can't Paste Anything Into Outlook

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QUESTION: I can't paste anything into Outlook, but I can into Word, etc.ANSWER: Open Microsoft Word, go to TOOLS OPTIONS Select the SAVE tab and uncheck Embed smart tags.Also, there's a security feature in Outlook that, in certain situations requires that you have a New Mail window open first, THEN paste into. In other words, you can't c ... read more

Can't See Sent Items In Outlook

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QUESTION: I can't see any of my Sent Items in Outlook () anymoreANSWER: Try the following:Click ViewArrange ByCurrent ViewCustomize Current ViewFilter OFF ... read more

Go Green & Save The Environment With 4 All Memory

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Go Green & Save the Environment with 4 All Memory ... read more

"Environmentally-responsible" Ink

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This looks promising, environmentally-responsible ink from Dell.  Ihave no idea if it's any good.  Leave a comment below and let us know: ... read more

Do NOT Visit These Sites (unprotected, Anyway)

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Just visited these sites, and my antivirus popped-up saying it had blocked a Trojan Horse coming from there (or one of their links): http://thefrist.org http://fixit.in I'll add to this list whenever it happens again.... read more

CDs/DVDs Not What They're Cracked Up To Be

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Probably ought to save things to other computers and/or external hard drives and/or sign up for an online storage account. Here's the article:  ... read more

Fix For "ytimg" Browser Hang

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Got a tip, thought I'd share it here. Add the following to your HOSTS file (C:WindowsSystem32driversetchosts): #fix for ytimg.exe browser hang problem static.cache.l.google.com s.ytimg.com Then from a Windows command prompt (DOS box), run: ipconfig /flushdns ... read more

Yes, That PC Cleanup App You Saw On TV At 3am Is A Waste

( education / tech / computers / software )
"their next play is to make it seem like everything is wrong with your PC" via Yes, that PC cleanup app you saw on TV at 3am is a waste Ars Technica. ... read more

ComputerHelp! Updated

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A new look! Now, if I could just get people to look! :) http://www.computersavior.com "For in-home/on-site computer repair service in and around Nashville (remove viruses, connect to the Internet, setup new systems, fix myriad problems)." ... read more

How To Get People To Stop Forwarding Stuff To You

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Go to http://www.stopforwarding.us/ ... read more

Bogus Ransom Emails

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Just because the From is spoofed, it doesn't mean your email account is compromised. See: Ask Leo And here's a complete example, though they vary slightly: " Hi, your account was recently h ... read more

Mailbox Over The Limit

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QUESTION: I started getting notices that my mailbox is over its limit. I have archived items over 90 days. What else can I do to stop these messages?Isn't this pretty much the same as archiving to my hard drive?I use three months.ANSWER: You can create an Outlook Personal Folder (PST file) where you can move messages to reduce th... read more

Cat5 RJ45 Cable Pin Outs

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CAT5 RJ-45 Cable Pin-OutsCopied from tc.cc.tx.us/rj45-wiring-scheme.html and put here just in case their website removes it.Eight Position (RJ-45) Modular Cable ... read more

Missed Appointment

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Well, it's happened again, luckily for only the second time in my career. A customer called me to their house, only to not be home or pretend to not be home when I got there. People, if you change your mind, just call and cancel! There is no cancellation fee! In this case, I had called her about an hour prior to the scheduled time to ask a ques ... read more

Most Popular Site On The Internet

( culture / tech / internet )
This is the 12,157,539th most popular website in the world, according to silktide.com! Wow! We have hit the big time. See image here: ... read more

Converting IP V4 To IP V6

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This should be useful now that the world is converting to IP v6: emailtalk.org/IPV4ToIPV6.aspx... read more

Cool Feature Just Discovered On Google Translate

( education / language / tech / internet )
I got an error in a program that was in some foreign language I didn't even recognize, let alone understand. I went to translate.Google.com and typed in one of the words and chose Detect language in the Translate from... box. It told me the word was Danish. Look here: ... read more

My Phones

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In the process of upgrading to a new Samsung Galaxy Note II today (which should arrive in a few days), Sprint at one point showed me all of the devices I've had with them over the years (in case I wanted to trade any of them in). It was funny to ... read more

Netgear R6120 Router Scheduled On-off Not Working

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Well, after going round and round with firmware updates, rebooting and factory resetting, the Scheduled Off feature on the R6120 Router (Firmware Version V1.0.0.66) simply DOES NOT work. And that was the only reason we bought this rather than use the WiFi function that came with our AT&T router. Oh well, just FYI. ... read more

Data Recovery

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QUESTION: My hard drive has died, and I've lost valuable data. If you can't recover it for me, is there a service who can?ANSWER: Here's the best one I've found: Gillware Inc. - gillware@gillware.comEstimated ChargesStandard fee for Microsoft Windows: $378.99Clea... read more

No Annoying Prompts

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Aren't you glad we don't have any of those annoying pop-up ads asking you to join our newsletter? Ironic, isn't it, given that we are an online newsletter?... read more

Online Backup

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I'm trying out this online backup system called Nordic Backup.  So far, so good.  Click here to try it yourself free for 30 days. ... read more

Down For Everyone Or Just Me?

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Downforeveryoneorjustme?I LOVE this service! Go to downforeveryoneorjustme.com/ ... read more

Duplex Printing

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QUESTION: Duplex printing isn't working, but it worked before.ANSWER: Click Start, Control Panel, Printers and Faxes, right click and choose Properties on that printer. Click Device Settings tab, choose Duplex toward the bottom, change it from Unavailable to Available or something similar on other printers. ... read more

Engineer Makes A DIY Cell Phone With Rotary Dial So She Doesn't Have To Use A Smartphone

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My hero! via rotary dial "Rather than learn to live with a smartphone, this engineer designed her own cell phone with a rotary dial--and she is helping others to make their..." ... read more

External Hard Drive Gone Bad

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PROBLEM: I haven't totally written it off as dead, but my back-up external drive that holds 500gigs won't power on now. I made a back-up of all the data maybe a month ago, but there are some things I must have missed. In case I can't power it on, is there a way to read it if I take it apart, or something? The brand is probably Western D... read more


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Beware of this scam. Don't bother trying to get them to help you unlock your pc: hackers-gang-russian-bust. The fix is to download, UPDATE, and run Malwarebytes. ... read more

Requiring (or Not) A Password In Windows

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In Windows 7 (and possibly earlier and later versions), use NETPLWIZ and check (or uncheck) the box that says something to the effect of require users to enter passwords. Make sure that your own username is highlighted before you check/uncheck that box. ... read more

Free Remote Control Software

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This looks really good: teamviewer.com/index.aspx Of course, I've already been using the one from Zoho, too, here: meeting.zoho.com/agent/ZohoMeet ... read more

Free Vector Graphics Editor

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Could be useful. See (this one's for Windows, but there's a version for Mac and Linux, too) inkscape.org ... read more

Wireless Not Working

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QUESTION: No matter where I go, the wireless is not working.ANSWER: I just had to enable wireless by right-clicking on the icon at the bottom-right of the task bar and choose Enable Radio. I could then connect right into the wireless network. Sometimes when a wireless network has no security on it, the wireless device will prompt you and make ... read more

Stop 5g On Earth And In Space

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"We the undersigned scientists, doctors, environmental organizations and citizens from (-) countries, urgently call for a halt to the deployment of the 5G (fifth generation) wireless network, including 5G from space satellites. 5G will massively increase exposure to radio frequency (RF) radiation on top of the 2G, 3G and 4G network ... read more

Your Outgoing Mail Server

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Hopefully yours is listed here, anyway. :) amailsender.com/support/smtpserver/... read more

Hard Drive Manufacturers Slash Warranty Periods

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Hard Drive Manufacturers Slash Warranty Periods That's on new drives. So, from now on, more than ever, always have an external drive (or two) for backups. ... read more

Kaspersky Free Virus Scan

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FAST & FREE security scan for your PC via Kaspersky Security Scan. ... read more

URL Expander

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You might find this as useful as I just did: expandurl.net ... read more

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