GENERAL MEETING

SEPTEMBER MEETING:
Modern Media Players

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


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  • Acronis Backup Products
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OUR NEXT MEETING

All meetings are free and open to the public

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

The topic for September is Modern Media Players. Many computer users—at least those with Windows© computers—use the "default" media player—Windows Media Player (WMP)—that is provided as a part of the Windows operating system.

However, there are other choices available, most with more capabilities than WMP. And . . . they are FREE!

Plan on attending the September meeting to learn about several of these high quality, free alternatives to enhance your enjoyment of both audio and video.



Odds and Ends of Computer and Technology News—July 2014

  1. Wired
    The Shadow Internet That's 100 Times Faster Than Google Fiber
    http://www.wired.com/2014/06/esnet/

    "(NASA) uses a shadow network called ESnet, . . . a set of private pipes that has demonstrated cross-country data transfers of 91 gigabits per second—the fastest of its type ever reported."

  2. Wired
    Researchers Find and Decode the Spy Tools Governments Use to Hijack Phones
    http://www.wired.com/2014/06/remote-control-system-phone-surveillance/

    "Newly uncovered components of a digital surveillance tool used by more than 60 governments worldwide . . . ."

  3. CNET
    Russian coach blames laser beam for team's World Cup exit
    http://www.cnet.com/news/russian-coach-blames-laser-beam-for-teams-world-cup-exit/

    "The Russians . . . believe that technology was largely responsible for their exit"

  4. CNET
    Apple Aperture dies, Adobe offers aid to those left behind
    http://www.cnet.com/news/apple-aperture-dies-adobe-offers-aid-to-those-left-behind/

    ". . . Adobe owes Apple a big, wet, sloppy kiss . . . ."

  5. Engadget
    Astronomers discover Earth-sized 'diamond' 900 light years away
    http://www.engadget.com/2014/06/26/earth-sized-diamond/

    ". . . it's likely composed of crystallized carbon, much like the diamonds we treasure so greatly."



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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