GENERAL MEETING

FEBRUARY MEETING:
Wearable Computers

7:00 PM Tuesday
February 2nd, 2016
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, February 2nd at 7:00 PM in Multi-Use Room 3 at the Fort Collins Senior Center.

Remember Google Glass©? That seems to have fadded into obscurity, but there are many more wearable computers available today. One class of wearables has the more formal name of "activity trackers" or "activity monitors." These devices provide information on an individual's "activity;" e.g. calories burned (among other things).

In today's world, you can wear a computer and get/stay healthy. Or can you? Are these devices actually helpful or are they toys? Are they worth the money? Plan to attend the February meeting to get some answers to these questions. There will be a demo of at least 1 device.



Odds and Ends of Computer and Technology News—January 2016

  1. Ask Leo
    How can I tell if my computer can run Windows 10?
    https://askleo.com/how-can-i-tell-if-my-computer-can-run-windows-10/

    "It would be good to know if your computer can run Windows 10 before installation. Unfortunately, the techniques to find out have proven less than reliable. I have a recommendation."

  2. Ultimate Outsider
    If you are absolutely certain you will never upgrade to Windows 10, connect to:
    http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/ and http://blog.ultimateoutsider.com/2015/11/gwx-control-panel-troubleshooting-guide.html

  3. Venturebeat
    Tesla launches its long-awaited driverless car update in beta
    http://venturebeat.com/2015/10/14/tesla-launches-its-long-awaited-driverless-car-update-in-beta/

    ". . . the newly labeled Autosteer feature employs a variety of measures to keep the driver on the road . . . ."

  4. TechRepublic
    7 data confidentiality questions attorneys urge you to ask
    http://www.techrepublic.com/article/7-data-confidentiality-questions-attorneys-urge-you-to-ask/?tag=nl.e064&s_cid=e064&ttag=e064&ftag=TREe331754

    ". . . the seven questions responsible parties at companies dealing with sensitive, confidential data need to be asking . . . ."

  5. GreatAchievements.org
    Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century
    http://www.greatachievements.org/

    "How many of the 20th century's greatest engineering achievements will you use today? A car? Computer? Telephone? Explore our list of the top 20 achievements and learn how engineering shaped a century and changed the world."



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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