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Let The Games Begin!

February 6th, 2014 · Comments Off · Events, News, Websites

The 2014 Olympic Games begin today in Sochi, Russia.  Opening Ceremonies are set for tomorrow (Friday, February 7).  Here’s what you need to know to watch your favorite events and learn about the history of the games and venue:

NBC: Where to watch the Olympics (broadcast and digital)
NBC: Complete Sochi Olympics TV schedule
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Tips and Resources for Identifying Fraud

February 5th, 2014 · Comments Off · News, Websites

The AARP Fraud Watch Network provides tips and resources for spotting and identifying fraud.  You can also subscribe to free “Watchdog Alerts” for news about con artists’ latest tricks.  You do not have to be an AARP member to sign up for these alerts.  Be alert, be aware, and keep your information safe.
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Use Your Tablet as a Second Monitor

January 26th, 2014 · Comments Off · Hardware, News, Software

I can’t live without dual monitors–it enhances productivity and generally makes computing life much easier.  When I travel though, I really miss my second monitor.  This article explains which apps you can download to use your tablet as a second monitor (yes, there is a charge for these apps).  Thanks to Matt Petronzio of Mashable.com [...]

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It’s Grammy Night (Sunday, January 26)!

January 25th, 2014 · Comments Off · Events, News, Wilton Library Resource

Sunday, January 26, is Music’s Biggest Night with the Grammy Awards. Here is the list of nominees. Enjoy the show! And don’t forget to place a hold on our CD–Grammy Nominees 2014.
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Miniaturized Controller for iOs Games!

January 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off · Hardware, News, Reviews

Entrepreneurs are bringing gaming controllers to the iOs (iPhone/iPad) world!  The Stratus wireless game controller from SteelSeries will become available today.  It is designed along the lines of controllers used with Xbox and PlayStation.  A full charge is purported to give 10 hours of battery life.  Check out Gregory Schmidt’s review from The New York [...]

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Baby It’s Cold Outside Again!

January 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off · News, Websites

At almost 10 am today , it is 3 degrees!  Wind chills make it feel even colder (-16 degrees).  These extreme temperatures can quickly cause frostbite and hypothermia.  I thought it would be a good idea to repeat this post on extreme cold.  Click here for the CDC’s Extreme Cold Guide to see what you [...]

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Save This Post For When You Don’t Have Power. . .

January 21st, 2014 · Comments Off · News

It’s a good idea to print this post from Mashable and save it for when you do not have power:  5 Things To Do With Your Computer When Wi-Fi Is Down by Yohana Desta.  You can also do these tasks when you have some extra time.
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Lower Your Phone Bill With Instant Messaging

January 19th, 2014 · Comments Off · News, Software

According to this story on NPR, traditional texting is down in the U.K. and with it cell phone bills.  Users are beginning to gravitate toward apps that use the Internet for instant messaging (Facebook, Snapchat, WhatsApp).  These apps have more features than traditional texting that you may find useful.  Thanks to Karen Z for forwarding [...]

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What To Print With A 3D Printer? Chocolate!

January 18th, 2014 · Comments Off · Hardware, News

What can you use a 3D printer for?  Hershey Company has agreed to partner with 3D Systems to create 3D chocolate products and professional food printers.  Check out this article by Lucas Meariam of ComputerWorld to learn about the details.  How sweet!
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Choosing an Air Travel Search Site

January 17th, 2014 · Comments Off · Destinations, News, Websites

It’s easy to always use the same old air travel search site without exploring the many new offerings available.  Seth Kugel, the Frugal Traveler for The New York Times, has written a terrific article entitled How to Choose an Air Travel Search Site.  He has done a great deal of testing and you will want [...]

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