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.
Odds and Ends of Computer and Technology News—November 2014
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. "
Near-infrared device makes veins easier to find
"'Vein visualisation technology uses near-infrared technology to project an image of the vein onto the skin . . . .'"
Old-school seafaring tech repurposed as a GPS fallback
"The once-popular Loran positioning system was essentially superseded by GPS, but in a twist to the tale, the UK is using an improved version, known as eLoran, to ensure ships aren't completely reliant on satellite signals."
Android 5.0 Lollipop preview: Google's biggest mobile update in years
". . . Android's latest upgrade—known as version 5.0 or Lollipop—is the firmware equivalent of opening a stack of presents on your birthday."
Windows 10 is 'Windows for the masses'
"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.