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
The Shadow Internet That's 100 Times Faster Than Google Fiber
"(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."
Researchers Find and Decode the Spy Tools Governments Use to Hijack Phones
"Newly uncovered components of a digital surveillance tool used by more than 60 governments worldwide . . . ."
Russian coach blames laser beam for team's World Cup exit
"The Russians . . . believe that technology was largely responsible for their exit"
Apple Aperture dies, Adobe offers aid to those left behind
". . . Adobe owes Apple a big, wet, sloppy kiss . . . ."
Astronomers discover Earth-sized 'diamond' 900 light years away
". . . 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.