Eureka Ergonomic Ventilated Laptop Riser Stand and Bonus Smartphone Stand

The laptop stand is compatible with laptop, MacBook, notebook & tablets size up to 17″, depths less than 12.6″ Raises your notebook screen 6.2-inches in to a comfortable and ergonomically correct eye level, while freeing up desktop space.

BONUS Smartphone Stand: Comes with an free adjustable Phone Stand, which offers you five tilt choices from 36°to 67°, ensuring a comfortable fit for a wide range of personal preferences.

Source: Amazon – Eureka Ergonomic Ventilated Laptop Riser Stand with Free Adjustable Phone Stand, Metal, Black

Best Sellers In Notebook Computers (at Amazon for Friday, April 10, 2015)

I was just reading yesterday how desktop computer sales are down. I do not know if that applies to notebook computers, but here is the top ten sellers at Amazon, as of the date of this posting. What you will notice that these are all low end notebooks (or chromebooks) for under $300…

If you are late getting to this, you can check out the current listing of best sellers — click here

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Lenovo G50

Lenovo G50 15.6-Inch Laptop (Core i3, 6 GB, 500 GB)
by Lenovo
Ranking has gone up in the past 24 hours 151 days in the top 100
3.9 out of 5 stars(325)

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A Dual Mode Laptop – Switch Between Laptop And Tablet Stand Mode

Having experienced some of the Lenovo offerings that are out there these days, I especially have an eye for their Lenovo Flex touchscreen line of laptops.

What is cool about the Lenovo Flex 2 is that it can adapt and transform into whatever you are doing; making it a truly multi-functional device. It can go from being a laptop to a tablet (on a stand).

When you’re relying heavily on the keyboard — drafting documents or working on a spreadsheet, for example — keep your Flex 2 in the classic laptop mode for maximum productivity.  But when you’re focusing on touch applications, web chatting, or enjoying a film or video, flip the screen 300 degrees to enter stand mode.

Once I get something like this in my sights I usually head to Amazon, not only for a price comparison; but, mostly to see what other people are saying about the product.

After looking at the Lenovo Flex flavors they were showing (see here), I ended up looking at the Lenovo Flex 2 15D 15.6 inch model that carries the AMD A8-6410 Quad-Core 2.0 GHz Processor. I know many folks would go for one with the intel processor, but if you want to save green backs, then go with AMD. I have had AMD processors in my main desktop computer(s) for years. I am currently on my third one, with my main desktop computer, for which I am typing this article, is now over 7 years old.

Lenovo Flex 2 15D 15.6-Inch Touchscreen Laptop (59418242) Black

Lenovo Flex 2

Screen Size 15.6 inches
Max Screen Resolution 1366×768
Processor 2 GHz A-Series Quad-Core A8
RAM 8 GB DDR3
Hard Drive 1000 GB mechanical
hard drive
Wireless Type 802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Average Battery Life (in hours) 4 hours

 

 

Today’s Geek Squeaks – November 19, 2013

A FREE COMMAND-LINE TOOL to recover the product/serial Keys of Windows and other popular software…

THE $200 CHROMEBOOK C720 BY ACER may be the way to go to meet your computer and internet needs…

DECIDING BETWEEN A LAPTOP OR TABLET requires some real forethought. Let Dom’s Computer Tech Blog get you on the right track with, “Should You Choose A Laptop or Tablet?”…

ANDROID SCREEN OFF AND LOCK is an android app designed to quickly shut off your android devices…

Geek Squeaks’ features a round-up of tech products, news, software, apps, wallpapers, articles, you name it;  from my favorite tech web sites… I just plain love tech!

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Windows License Key Dump

If you lost a software license key for a software product you purchased, you may want to give this command line utility a try, called Windows License Key Dump, to recover the key. Thanks to Bill Mullin’s over at Tech Thoughts for this one…

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It automatically detects and decrypts the license/serial keys of over 200+ popular softwares including Office, SQL Server, Adobe, Nero and many more. The complete list is given below.

Windows License Key Dump’ works on both 32-bit & 64-bit platforms starting from Windows XP to Windows 8GET IT HERE


Acer C720 Chromebook
(11.6-Inch, Haswell micro-architecture, 2GB)

For $200 bucks, this Chromebook (by Acer) is something to really take a look at, especially if you only need something to get on the internet. Let’s face it, most of our computer time is on the internet.

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Chromebooks are designed to be connected to the Internet. You can create documents and spreadsheets or edit photos on a Chromebook using Google apps designed for these purposes. The Chrome operating system will not load and run traditional PC software like Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop. However, files created in these applications can be viewed and edited using Google apps on your Chromebook or cloud-based applications like Microsoft’s Office web apps… CHECK IT OUT HERE


Should you Choose a Laptop or a Tablet?

@ Dom’s Computer Tech Blog

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Choosing between a laptop and a tablet can be quite a tricky situation. As such, you can’t just pick one based on the mere fact that one is better than the other. There are some reasons and factors that come into play when talking about the two… READ MORE


Screen Off and Lock

I was recently looking for a software (or app) option to turning off my Android phone by tapping on an app shortcut on the screen (instead of using the hardware button). What I found was a very nice app called Screen Off and Lock that works very nicely and has several options such as screen off animations (that are very cool).

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Screen Off and Lock allows you to switch off your devices from:
1. Launcher shortcut
2. Launcher widget 1×1 – 4×4, resizable in Android 4.0+ (Also available in lock screen for Android 4.2+) (Donate version)
3. Notification
4. Floating button over all apps! (Double tap to use it) (Donate version)
5. Search button (if your device has it)

Other features:
1. Screen off animation (including the most famous Old TV style)
2. Screen lock/unlock sound effect
3. Screen off vibration

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Today’s Geek Squeaks – November 4, 2013

Summary: FREE antivirus and anti-theft protection for your Android Phone and Tablet; A Dell laptop that reportedly smells like cat urine; Basic safety and protection tips for laptop owners; and, Amazon offering their Kindles’ 15 percent off the regular price (today only)…

Geek Squeaks’ features a round-up of tech products, news, software, apps, wallpapers, articles, you name it;  from my favorite tech web sites… I just plain love tech!

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Protect Your Android™ Phone And Tablet With
avast! Mobile Security

I am very familiar with Avast on desktop computers and can tell you that it very good antivirus software. With the Android version, not only do you have the antivirus protection; you also have theft protection. I installed this on one of my tablets and have found that it does not bog down the tablet, as you would think…

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avast! Mobile Security keeps your device safe from viruses, malware, and spyware.

It helps you locate your lost phone through our web-based phone locate feature.

Remote device lock and/or memory wipe in its advanced Anti-Theft component keep your data safe.

Handy tools like network meter, app manager, and even firewall (on rooted phones) give you complete control of your mobile phone.

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New 6430u Smells Awful

I often will check out forums at the various computer makers. While on the Dell forums came across a topic where people are reporting an awful ammonia smell (similar to cat urine) being generated from the Dell 6430u laptop… I have to wonder how many cats were evicted from their homes over this?

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The forum topic start off like this:

So a few weeks ago I got a new Lattitude 6430u for work.

The machine is great, but it smells as if it was assembled near a tomcats litter box.  It is truly awful!

It  seems to be coming from the keyboard.

Anybody got any advice on removing the smell??? READ MORE


Basic Tips to Keep Your Laptop Safe and Protected

@ Computer How To Guide

Peter Lee over at Computer How To Guide has a nice write-up on keeping our laptops safe (and protected) that serves as a good reminder…

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…with the benefit of portability comes a range of risks that can all threaten the safety, security and performance of your computer. This simple guide will help you keep your laptop in tip-top condition… READ MORE


Today Only – 15% Off Any Kindle

Folks, if you are looking for a tablet, this is a great opportunity to grab one of the Kindles…

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Today’s Geek Squeaks – September 13, 2013

A summary of Today’s Geek Squeaks:

Squeak #1: If you are familiar with GlarySoft utilities you will be interested in knowing that they have started a new service called GlarySoft Giveaway featuring commercial grade software given away (for FREE) everyday. You only have a certain amount of time to take advantage of the daily offerings (see below);

Squeak #2: Did you ever get a large PDF file that was many pages and you wished you could extract only a few pages from the file? If so, take a look at PDF Splitter and Merger for FREE (see below);

Squeak #3: I bet you are familiar with the yellow and black “DUMMIES” books that are out there on just about any topic. One of my first Dummies book was “DOS for Dummies”. Create your own Dummies book cover using the online generator that is featured below; AND,

Squeak #4: You are in the market for a computer, which do you choose; Laptop or Desktop??? (see below)…

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GlarySoft Giveaway

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What’s GlarySoft Giveaway?

Basically, giveaway is for users to freely download for-purchase software. The giveaway software has no free technical support, no free upgrades to future versions and strictly non-commercial usage. It is a great way to get FREE commercial software and a great way for developers to promote their software… CHECK IT OUT HERE

Also, if you click on the DOWNLOADS TAB at the top of the blog, you can see what is given away on a daily basis…


PDF Splitter and Merger Free

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A powerful and easy-to-use PDF utility that is designed to to split and merge PDF documents. It is able to split large PDF document into separate documents within seconds by page range or page numbers. And it is able to merge an unlimited number of PDF documents into one PDF file… GET IT HERE


The Official “FOR DUMMIES” Cover Generator

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Customize your own For Dummies book cover and share them with your friends… CREATE YOUR OWN DUMMIES COVER HERE


Laptop vs. Desktop: Which is Right for You?

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When you’re in the market for a new computer, one of your biggest decisions will be deciding between a laptop and a desktop. In a laptop vs. desktop comparison, it’s important to decide which features and benefits are consistent with your needs. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of each, and you’ll be that much closer to finalizing your decision… READ MORE


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A Couch Friendly Keyboard By Logitech

Logitech is the best when it comes to the computer keyboard and mouse. One of their keyboard innovations that is quite impressive (in customer reviews) and is couch friendly is the Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 with Built-In Multi-Touch Touchpad.

Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 with Built-In Multi-Touch Touchpad

The reason I call this a couch friendly keyboard is because you can connect your laptop (and some tablets) to your TV and control the laptop from the comfort of your couch. The K400 has a range of approximately 33 feet (10 meters) and the best part is that it has a touchpad built right into the keyboard to control the functions of the mouse.

Long-range wireless control

  • Reliable Logitech Advanced 2.4 GHz wireless connection with up to 33 ft range*
  • Control your TV-connected laptop from across the room
  • Turn up the volume, pause or tweet about the movie you just downloaded—all without leaving the couch

Built-in large touchpad with intuitive Windows 8 gesture support

  • No need for a separate mouse
  • Large 3.5-inch touchpad with multi-touch navigation for easy horizontal and vertical scrolling
  • Convenient left and right click buttons

Plug-and-play simplicity

  • No cords, software or hassles
  • Plug the Logitech Unifying wireless receiver into your USB port and start navigating
  • Tiny receiver can stay in your laptop and connect up to six compatible Unifying wireless devices

12-month battery life**

  • Go for a full year without changing batteries
  • On-off switch helps you save power when you’re not using the keyboard

Works with:

  • Windows 8/Windows 8 RT, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP
  • USB port

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What’s In The Bag Today???

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An Ad Free Weather Service

There are a lot of really cool (and dependable) weather services out there, but what upsets my apple cart is that when I go to those sites they are driven by advertisements to the point that the only storm I see is the outpouring of the ads.

With a winter storm bearing down on my location in Maryland, I thought it would befitting to present to you an ad free weather service, that I depend on, called the National Weather Service (NWS).

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service (NWS) , once known as the Weather Bureau, is a part of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the United States government. It is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland.

When you get to the National Weather Service homepage simply enter your zip code and press “go” to get the weather information for your location.  If you notice, the page load is fast and there are no advertisements; and, not forgetting to mention all the weather information you will ever need.

As an added bonus, my brother Tim, who serves as a weather consultant in Pumpkin Center, MD,  pointed out to me, on the NWS site, you can get a full screen nationwide snapshot of the weather [HERE]Also, if you want to listen to the NWS weather broadcasts, over the internet, the best listing I found for this is actually at another favorite weather site of mine called Wunderground.  You can get to the listing of NWS broadcasts at the Wunderground site [HERE] .

The NWS is tasked with providing forecasts, public warnings, and other products to organizations and the public for the purposes of protection, safety, and general information. This is done through a collection of national and regional centers, and 122 local weather forecast offices (WFOs). As the NWS is a government agency, most of its products are in the public domain and available free of charge.

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You Have Until January 31st To Upgrade And Save On Windows 8

I was in a conversation with a fellow about Windows 8 and I realized that he was unaware that money can be saved on the Windows 8 Pro upgrade if you purchase and download it directly from the Microsoft Store by January 31, 2013, (for $39.99). The DVD copy is available for $69.99. As a result of that conversation with this fellow, I thought I would let the reader’s of the blog know that the deadline for the savings on the upgrade is January 31st.

Windows 8

I know many are going to stick with their Windows XP, Vista or 7 setups; but, I can tell you I went the upgrade route to download Windows 8 and found it to be very stable, and an improvement over the previous versions of Windows. Yes, this version of Windows can present some challenges, but once you overcome the challenges you will ultimately be ahead of the curve and will soon be on the hunt for your own collection of Windows apps (which are being developed and posted on a daily basis).

Upgrading to Windows 8

If your PC is running Windows 7, your files, programs and settings will easily transfer to Windows 8 Pro. If your PC is running Windows XP or Windows Vista, you will need to reinstall your apps. Some features such as touch may require a new PC. To check compatibility, visit your PC manufacturer’s website and check out www.windows.com/upgrade to run the Upgrade Assistant to check for compatibility and get more details on system requirements.

Also, if you are a Windows Media Center user, you will have to download the Windows Media Center Pack as a separate download.  This download is free, only for a limited time (until January 31, 2013).

If your PC is running Windows 8 Pro and you’d like to get Windows 8 Media Center Pack so you can watch and record live TV with Windows Media Center, you can take advantage of the following special offer [click here]

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Infographic Depicting The Growth of the Internet In The Past Ten Years

I came across this infographic titled “The Internet – A Decade Later” (at Best Education Sites) that depicts where we were in 2002 in comparison to now (2012). I was an IT Manager at the time when networks and the internet were just ramping up to what it is today (and wireless technology’s was only a dream). I can remember being quite excited over it all, at the time.

Where were you and the internet in 2002?

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[GEEK SQUEAKS’] – Laptop for School, FREE Graphics Editor, 4TB External Hard Drive, Blogger Pay, and An Overheating PC

A Laptop for School
ASUS A53U-XE1 15.6-Inch Versatile Entertainment Laptop

ASUS Notebook

Hornil StylePix
Graphics Editing Program That Allows You To Draw Pictures, Edit Photos and More…

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Data Recovery Blog
Seagate Announced New 4TB External Hard Drives

Seagate Announced New 4TB External Hard Drives

Dailyblogscoop
How to Get Paid for Your Efforts as a Blogger

Paid for Your Efforts as a Blogger

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Detect and Fix an Overheating Computer

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Welcome Paul’s Home Computing Blog

To my readers and fellow bloggers… Bill Mullins’ at Tech Thoughts put me onto a new blog called Paul’s Home Computing Blog. Now, when Bill alerts you to something, I have learned as a fellow blogger, to take notice. My ears become alert and what’s left of my tail, starts wagging…

Paul’s Home Computing Blog, recently added to my blogroll, is geared toward sharing information about how to use the computer at home. This guy has over 40 years of IT experience in several venues. After perusing many of the articles, I have found that Paul’s writings is a nice blend and compliment to the other blogs on my blogroll. To give you a sampling, reflected below is a clipping from one of Paul’s most recent articles. I encourage you visit Paul’s Home Computing Blog; AND if you are a blogger associated with What’s On My PC, drop by his blog and welcome him to the pack.

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Laptop Computers: The Pros and Cons

Posted on May 10, 2010 by Paul Lubic, Jr.

Laptop Computer

Laptop computers have been around a long time and many of us use them. However, for those of you who are wondering what they’re all about and are deciding if you should get one, here’s some information that should help.

The advantage of using a laptop vs. a desktop computer is mobility, mobility, mobility. Its light weight, size and portability allow us to use it in almost any location we wish.

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FREE Software License Giveaway to Prevent Theft of Your Laptop

TechPaul, at Tech-for Everyone is currently running a software license giveway (drawing for 10 licenses) for the software package called LAlarm. Typically LAlarm is FREE for personal use; however, a license is required if you desire to use LAlarm for business use (i.e. on an employees laptop).

LAlarm laptop alarm screen

Laptop theft is common and a constant threat. Thwart thieves with the free (for personal use) program – LAlarm – which emits a loud siren sound when a thief tries to steal your laptop. More importantly (IMHO) it can destroy selected data (and also retrieve it ¹) if the laptop is stolen — which is an important step in protecting your “identity”, and personal information.

Get over there now to Tech-for Everyone for details on how you can be eligible to win one of those licenses.

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A Smartbook (computer) for less than $100

I was just over at Bill Mullins’ Weblog – Tech Thoughts to look over what he had posted this past week and noticed under the article Tech Thoughts Daily Net News – March 4, 2010 a news alert item titled

Would you buy Coby’s 7-inch smartbook for $85?

I did some backtracking of the links and discovered (see below Web Clip) that this smartbook (for internet access or cloud computing) is a for real deal and apparently will not to be available in the U.S., until this spring (which is right around the corner – I Think : )  You can preview a video description of the Coby Smartbook at engadget by clicking any of the links below.

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Coby $85 smartbook
feels like a hundred bucks (hands-on)

By Joanna Stern posted Mar 3rd 2010 9:58AM

Funny how our tune on smartbooks totally changes when one’s got an $85 price tag. We happened upon Coby’s booth at CeBIT this morning and of all the fairly cheap feeling laptops the company had on display it was its 7-inch NBPC722 smartbook that cozied right up to us. Okay, so it isn’t as thin or attractive as the $499 Lenovo’s Skylight, but again let us remind you that it costs about as much as a couple of new printer ink cartridges. Inside the little guy packs a 624MHz Marvell PXA303 processor, 2GB of flash storage and runs Windows CE which all should be good enough for some light Web browsing and e-mail writing.

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Geek Squeaks’ of the Week (#48)

The hits keep on coming…  Geek Squeaks’ are weekly marvels of articles crafted by the members of the What’s On My PC blogroll. If  you have an interest in computers and information technology, I suggest that you bookmark these sites and make them part of your daily reading.

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TTC Shelbyville
Test Drive Windows 7 Online

Snakebytez
Easily import Twitter contacts into Google Buzz with Tw2buzz

I Love Free Software
360Desktop: Desktop Manager Adds 360° View to Desktop

Worthy Tips
How to unsubscribe from a Google Buzz conversation?

Technogran’s Tittle Tattle
Blogging with windows live writer. 7

TuneUp Blog
Building the Perfect Media Center (Part One)

Canadian Tech Blogger
Top 5: Best Laptops

Internet Security Blog
Change DNS Server IP Address Settings With Few Clicks [How To]

thePC Security
Auto Lock / Unlock Computer With USB – Free Download

Lifehacker
Google Says Buzz Needed Wider Testing, Issuing Fixes This Week

Rarst.net
View Microsoft Excel files with native free app

Tech-for Everyone
Briefest Scam Email Ever?

Free PC Security
Valentine’s Day ‘I Love You’ Around The World

411-Spyware.com
How to Remove My Security Wall

WP Expert
Image Organization Workaround For WP.com

Plato On-Line
Company to Care for Pets after Christian Rapture

Evilfantasy’s Blog
BITS from MooSoft

Bill Mullins’ Weblog – Tech Thoughts
Two Free Apps to Encrypt Your USB Drive

Big Geek Daddy
Identity Theft Advice

Scoroncocolo
Windows 7 and Vista God Mode

What’s On My PC
Beware! Telephone Bill Rip-Off…

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Geek Squeaks’ of the Week (#33)

image Recently I posted an article [ link ] about the What’s On My PC… Launch Pad that is a compilation of over 300 tech sites and blogs. If you visit the Launch Pad [ link ] you will notice that some of the sites in the listing are in a larger font size. Those sites (blogs) in the larger font size are the blogs that are associated with the What’s On My PC… blogroll (located on the sidebar of the blog). The purpose of the larger font size is to draw attention to those sites or blogs.  Each week I pull an article from each of those blogs to highlight their accomplishments in Geek Squeaks’ of the Week. If you want to learn more about information technology and computers, blogging is where it is at. I encourage you the preview the articles below and pay a visit to each of these sites.

Computer Maintenance
Defragment your hard drive using smart defrag

Scoroncocolo Tech Pages
Internet Browsing Inside a Sandbox

AskBillFirst
Fake security software in millions of computers:
Symantec by Reuters: Yahoo! Tech

Tech-for Everyone
Own A Laptop? Make A Thumb Drive Theft Alarm With Free Tool

Sugarloaf Tech
Is your home in a flood hazard area?

Rarst.net
Shame and technology

Lifehacker
Turn Your PC into a Home Surveillance System [Security]

Computer Too Slow
Download Accelerator plus (Premium) Review

thePC Security
Online Malware Detection and Removal With Panda Active Scan

Free PC Security
A-Squared 4.5 Free

AKS-Feel The Change
Get Steganos Password Manager 2009 FREE

Carol’s Vault
Free Flash Mp3 Player from Flabell.com

411-Spyware.com
How to Remove Softcop

Tech~Line Lounge
How To Engage Your Blog Community

Plato On-Line
Broadband Leadership Stats

Is You GEEKed Up
Which Operating System Should I Use?

Evilfantasy’s Blog
Add-ons Blocklist | Mozilla

Confessions of a Freeware Junkie
Antivirus Now available: Microsoft Security Essentials

Freeware Pharmacy
Auslogic’s Disk Defrag

Bill Mullins’ Weblog – Tech Thoughts
Prevent Unintentional File Deletion With Free System Protect

Right On Technology
New Chrome OS Download

Snakebytez
How to create a Password Protected Secret Drive

Tux in the Midwest
Drupal Notes – Modules – Creating the Files

Worthy Tips
Cute Rank – An excellent free search engine
keyword analysis tool for SEO lovers

TTC Shelbyville
Best Wireless Tool – Free

I Love Free Software
Gmail Notifier: Get an alert when you get a new mail

Technize
How To Make Gmail Work Offline

Freeware Elite
OpenOffice 3.2 Beta released

Technogran’s Tittle Tattle
Live Photo Gallery v Google Picasa. round 2

Tune Up Blog about Windows
A Step-by-Step Guide:
How to Upgrade from Windows Vista to 7

Mrintech
Best Collection of Windows 7 Wallpapers for You!

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Klondike Forever…

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Dual Screen Laptop

The gScreen Spacebook is the first dual screen laptop with two 15.4-inch identical screens and a full-size keyboard, built into one laptop unit. The genius behind the design of the dual screen laptop is gScreen Computer Corp., an Anchorage, Alaska based company. Availability of the gScreen Spacebook is expected to hit the market by Q4 2009. Each monitor slides, so that you can move the gScreen around compactly like a regular laptop.

Potential customers have shown a tremendous interest in the product from the Banking, Accounting, Investment and Trading sector and the Department of Defense including the US NAVY and Department of Homeland Security.

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The gScreen Spacebook series. Spacebook planned Specs:

  • 2 LED backlit display screens
  • Windows VISTA/ WIN XP PRO (optional)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 2.26-GHz
  • 4 GB of RAM (2GB DDR2 SO-DIMM x 2)
  • 320GB 7200-rpm HD
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® 9800M GT with 512MB dedicated memory (or)
  • NVIDIA® Quadro FX 1700M Graphics with 512MB dedicated memory
  • 9-cell battery
  • IEEE 1394 1 Graphics Card Output (15-pin, D-Sub) X 1, HDMI X 1 Mic-in X 1, Line-in x 1, Headphone X 1 PCI Express Card X 1 AC Power Adaptor Output: 19V DC, 90W Input: 100~240V AC, 50/60Hz universal Battery Pack Li-ion 9 cells

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Technology is needed to control these monkeys…

If you think the wildlife has encroached your area; how would you like 65,000 Macque monkeys running around terrorizing your neighborhood? This is exactly what is occurring in Punjab, India. The solution being sought there is to take the worst offenders, amongst the rogue monkeys, and put them through a crash course in good manners…  My thinking is that there has to be some type of technology available to subdue these critters other than giving one laptop per monkey and sending them to school.  Anyone out there have a potential tech solution to this problem?  If so, please leave a comment with your solution.

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British Broadcasting Corporation

24 July 2009 19:48 UK


Indian school for rogue monkeys


Wildlife officials in India plan to build a special school to improve the behaviour of delinquent monkeys.


Monkey in India


They say the aim is to target monkeys that pose a serious threat to people in the state of Punjab.


Punjab has more than 65,000 wild monkeys.


Macaque monkeys routinely destroy TV antennae, tear down clothes-lines and damage parked scooters and motorcycles.

“Besides people landing in hospitals after encounters with monkeys, the animals also often get hurt when house owners try to chase them away or keep them out by using live electric wires and other means,” chief wildlife warden RK Luna told the BBC

The proposed new monkey school will take in the “worst offenders” and put them through a crash course in good manners.

[SOURCE: news.bbc.co.uk ]

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How to Manage Windows Updates from the System Tray

There are those occasions where the Microsoft Update alert in the system tray will continuously bug you until you proceed with the update, which is a good thing from a system security perspective.  However, there are those special occasions where you may not want the update to proceed.

Windows Update

My Tech friend, buddy, brother of the geeks, TechPaul at Tech-for Everyone has put together a clear, concise “quick” tutorial (Tip of the Day) about what to do when you want or need to manipulate the update process.  TechPaul provides an excellent (very recent) example that is very helpful to all and easy to learn.

I encourage you to read:

Tech-for Everyone: Do Not Want That Update?  How to Stop A Nag

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Thank you TechPaul at Tech-for Everyone
for providing us with these very helpful tips.

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