GENERAL MEETING

MARCH MEETING:
Wearable Computers

7:00 PM Tuesday
March 1st, 2016
Fort Collins Senior Center
(See Map Here)


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OUR NEXT MEETING

All meetings are free and open to the public

The next meeting is Tuesday, March 1st 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 March 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—March 2016

  1. Engadget
    AI learns to predict human reactions by reading our fiction
    http://www.engadget.com/2016/02/28/ai-learns-to-predict-human-reactions-by-reading-our-fiction/

    "A team of Stanford researchers have developed a novel means of teaching artificial intelligence systems how to predict a human's response to their actions."

  2. Engadget
    5G was the real star of Mobile World Congress
    http://www.engadget.com/2016/02/27/5g-is-finally-taking-shape-this-year/

    "It's been over six years since LTE 4G started rolling out, and a finalized 5G standard is expected to arrive around 2018."

  3. ZDNet
    Google, Microsoft, Apple: Where does the money come from?
    http://www.zdnet.com/article/google-microsoft-apple-where-does-the-money-come-from/

    "Here's a snapshot of each company, showing revenues by product category as a percentage of the total."

  4. ZDNet
    High capacity power banks to keep your devices fully charged
    http://www.zdnet.com/pictures/high-capacity-power-banks-to-keep-your-devices-fully-charged/

    "These external battery juice packs really do a good job if you are going to be away from a power supply for a while."

  5. Science Daily
    Scientists make significant anti-aging breakthrough
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160226080947.htm

    "A breakthrough in understanding human skin cells offers a pathway for new anti-aging treatments."



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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