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Monday Items

Howdy, folks.

So far, 2014 is treating me great! I do hope you can say the same!

This past week, I came across a few items I found interesting. Here they are, for your consideration:

* Wearable Tech Is Getting a Lot More Intimate

Forget wearable technology. It may not be too much longer before sensors are actually put inside your body.

It may sound a little bit futuristic and far-fetched, but the reality is that ingestible sensors and implantable chips are already in use and growing.Read more..

* Bitcoin ATMs Are Spreading Across the World

Sometimes the future can sneak up on you. Like when you find out that a startup incorporated in the British Virgin Islands, whose employees live in New Hampshire and whose products are made in Portugal, is selling digital-currency ATMs to Saudi Arabia and Singapore.Read more..

* Facebook Is a Fundamentally Broken Product That Is Collapsing Under Its Own Weight

In 2008, Mark Zuckerberg laid out his theory about people sharing content on Facebook. “I would expect that next year, people will share twice as much information as they share this year, and [the] next year, they will be sharing twice as much as they did the year before,” he said.Read more..

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Email items: I found this to be an amazing opportunity. The answer to all my troubles.

Opportunity!

Opportunity!

That’s right folks. It’s never been easier to keep up with the Joneses.

Persistence: Since I did not respond to the bait offered, they sent another..

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How ’bout I ignore that one too?

Today’s quote:The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

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January 6, 2014 Posted by | advice, computers, consumer electronics, Internet, mobile, News, social networking, tech | , , , , | Leave a comment

Sticking with Windows XP? Read This.

Securing XP PCs after Microsoft drops support

Folks, I know many of you have perfectly functioning older PC’s that you intend to stick with until the wheels fall off (and, many of us have games and programs that will only run on XP). Most know that Microsoft is ending “support” for XP very, very soon.

My advice is to ‘upgrade’ to a Windows 7 (64-bit) machine if you can still find one (online shopping at a manufacturer’s “for business” section is your best bet), or if you must, Windows 8.1. But if this isn’t your plan, please read this article  and follow it’s advice, to make your XP as ‘safe’ as possible.

Securing XP PCs after Microsoft drops support

All good things must come to an end; in less than four months, Microsoft will officially end support for Windows XP.

Here are the steps I’ll take to ensure that my remaining XP machines are as secure as they can be.” Read more..

[Note: Many of the article’s tips can be applied to newer versions of Windows, too.]

Today’s quote:Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization.” ~ Bo Bennett

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January 3, 2014 Posted by | advice, computers, how to, Internet, Microsoft, PC, privacy, security, tech, Windows, XP | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment