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MAY MEETING:
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7:00 PM Tuesday
May 5th, 2015
Fort Collins Senior Center
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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) is growing.

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

  1. CNET
    HBO's John Oliver hits Snowden hard on NSA leaks
    http://www.cnet.com/news/hbos-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."

  2. CNET
    Apple shows what its watch can do in new video tutorials
    http://www.cnet.com/news/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."

  3. CNET
    After refit, Large Hadron Collider resumes hunt for new Higgs
    http://www.cnet.com/news/after-refit-lhc-accelerator-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."

  4. ENGADGET
    High-tech TV: How realistic is the hacking in prime-time shows?
    http://www.engadget.com/2015/04/06/high-tech-tv/

    "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 . . . ."

  5. ENGADGET
    Elon Musk hires an F1 expert to revolutionize Tesla's pit stops
    http://www.engadget.com/2015/04/06/elon-musk-hires-an-f1-expert-to-revolutionize-teslas-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.

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