GENERAL MEETING

DECEMBER MEETING:
Holiday Celebration

7:00 PM Tuesday
December 2nd, 2014
Fort Collins Senior Center
(See Map Here)


COME TO THE MEETING AND CHECK THESE AND OTHER SPECIAL DEALS!

  • Acronis Backup Products
  • All Corel Products
  • O'Reilly Books

Enjoy these benefits of FRPCUG membership!


Monthly Meetings


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OUR NEXT MEETING

All meetings are free and open to the public

The next meeting is Tuesday, December 2nd at 7:00 PM in Multi-Use Room 3 at the Fort Collins Senior Center.

We continue a long tradition at the December meeting—a Holiday party with food, (non-alcoholic) drink, and great conversation. Bring the whole family; bring your neighbors and friends.

December is also the month we elect officers.



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Odds and Ends of Computer and Technology News—November 2014

  1. CNET
    The ISS at night turns spooky
    http://www.cnet.com/news/the-iss-at-night-turns-spooky/

    "Because circadian rhythms respond to light, and the six astronauts generally sleep at the same time, there are times when the ISS has lights-out. . . . As it turns out, the space stations turns dark and spooky at night, looking like something out of horror sci-fi. "

  2. CNET
    Near-infrared device makes veins easier to find
    http://www.cnet.com/news/near-infrared-makes-veins-easier-to-find/

    "'Vein visualisation technology uses near-infrared technology to project an image of the vein onto the skin . . . .'"

  3. Engadget
    Old-school seafaring tech repurposed as a GPS fallback
    http://www.engadget.com/2014/11/03/uk-eloran-network/

    "The once-popular Loran positioning system was essentially superseded by GPS, but in a twist to the tale, the UK is using an improved version, known as eLoran, to ensure ships aren't completely reliant on satellite signals."

  4. Engadget
    Android 5.0 Lollipop preview: Google's biggest mobile update in years
    http://www.engadget.com/android-lollipop-review/

    ". . . Android's latest upgrade—known as version 5.0 or Lollipop—is the firmware equivalent of opening a stack of presents on your birthday."

  5. ZDNet
    Windows 10 is 'Windows for the masses'
    http://www.zdnet.com/windows-10-is-windows-for-the-masses-7000034415/?s_cid=e539&ttag=e539&ftag=TRE17cfd61%20-

    "Windows 10 proves that Microsoft is brave enough to admit that the Windows 8 experiment was a failure and that it's now time to get back to the serious business of building a platform that people want, not one that they are told they need."



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.

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