OUR NEXT MEETING
All meetings are free and open to the public
The next meeting is Tuesday, May 5th at 7:00 PM in Multi-Use Room 3 at the Fort Collins Senior Center.
Do you use your computer (or tablet or smart phone) to:
- Connect to your bank account?
- Pay bills?
- Pay bills automatically?
- Use services such as "Apple Pay"?
The number of retailers that no longer accept checks (or treat them as debits—immediately deducted from your account)
It seems that everyone who does use these services, does so in a different way. The May meeting will explore some of the ways these services are used, and, perhaps, offer some suggestions on how to safely use them.
Odds and Ends of Computer and Technology News—April 2015
HBO's John Oliver hits Snowden hard on NSA leaks
". . . things did turn contentious at one point when the HBO host challenged Snowden on whether he read all of the documents he handed over to journalists."
Apple shows what its watch can do in new video tutorials
"The company touts key features of its smartwatch in four short video clips released a week before presales start for the pricey device."
After refit, Large Hadron Collider resumes hunt for new Higgs
"The European particle accelerator takes an important step in the second phase of its hunt for more Higgs bosons, dark matter and other mysteries of the universe."
High-tech TV: How realistic is the hacking in prime-time shows?
"One of the interesting things about security is that a lot of what you see on television isn't actually that far from the truth . . . ."
Elon Musk hires an F1 expert to revolutionize Tesla's pit stops
"Today the [Tesla] CEO announced Tesla has hired from Formula 1 chief mechanic Kenny Handkammer to 'revolutionize servicing mainstream cars.'"
ASK YOUR QUESTION
Our Monthly Meetings provide an open forum for questions on PC hardware and software; or anything digital, from your mobile phone to your music player. We welcome all questions, whether you are a beginner or an expert.
PAST MEETING PRESENTATIONS
Presentation material from selected past meetings is available on the Meeting Presentations page.
You will find information on such topics as eReaders, backup techniques, burning CDs and DVDs—and much more.
PAST MEETING TOPICS
You really are invited to our meetings. The meeting topics are prepared for the general public. They are NOT just for the PhD computer scientist. Would you like to know what kinds of topics are presented at our meetings? Check out this list of Past Meeting Topics.