OUR NEXT MEETING
All meetings are free and open to the public
The next meeting is Tuesday, January 6th at 7:00 PM in Multi-Use Room 3 at the Fort Collins Senior Center.
Did you know that there are quite a number of ways you can share your photos almost real-time while traveling? Whether you have a camera, a smartphone, or tablet—and whether you use Facebook or not—you can keep friends and family up-to-date with your fun on the road. You don't have to wait until you get home.
Get an idea of your options at the January FRPCUG meeting.
BEST WISHES FOR A HAPPY, HEALTHY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR
Odds and Ends of Computer and Technology News—January 2015
It's Consumer Electronics Show Time
Here are just a very few highlights from the show:
Samsung's troubled Tizen software ready for prime time on TVs
"Starting this year, all of Samsung's new smart TVs will run Tizen . . . it allows users to more easily connect their TV to nearby Samsung smartphones, tablets and smartwatches. Consumers will also be able to watch live broadcast TV on their mobile devices, anywhere on their home network, even when their TVs are turned off."
Google casts Internet music to its rightful home: speakers
Google ". . . announced new software called Google Cast for audio that lets you stream music and other audio content from mobile apps like Pandora and Rdio directly to speakers."
Meet Belty, the ridiculous but strangely popular showstealer of CES Unveiled
"The "smart belt" prototype, out later this year, from Paris-based startup Emiota is admittedly hideous. . . . Yet the device is a standout hit."
Nest kicks off CES 2015 with new smart home partnerships
"This industry leader is sending a fresh batch of third-party "Works with Nest" product integrations your way."
Dish goes after cord-cutters with Sling TV, a $20 per month service
"The satellite company has taken to CES 2015 to reveal Sling TV, its long-rumored internet TV service . . . ."
The Smithsonian now lets you see 40,000 pieces of art online
"Both the institution's Freer and Sackler galleries have posted over 40,000 pieces of global art online, all of which can be used for non-commercial purposes for free."
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.