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June 14, 2014

What Happens when Driverless Cars Crash

Filed under: News — admin @ 7:01 am

Well, it’s a mess, of course, but when a driverless car crashes, whose fault is it? Obviously, software has made a decision, seeing that no human powered the vehicle. Can that software be sued? And what about the moral implications of a decision-making during a collision?

Interesting article

June 13, 2014

The Power of Word’s Sort Command

Filed under: Main — Tags: — admin @ 12:01 am

sort button The icon looks innocent enough. It’s featured prominently in the Table Tools/Layout tab. But it also has a tiny twin in the Home tab’s Paragraph group. It’s the Sort icon.

June 12, 2014

Zoom in on a Microchip (Video)

Filed under: News — admin @ 7:21 am

June 11, 2014

Android 4.4.3 is Here

Filed under: News — Tags: — admin @ 7:48 am

Relax: It’s not a major update. The point-three part of the release number isn’t even considered a minor release. This update fixes some bugs and addresses other issues. It’s still Android version KitKat.

I Remember When Playing Games was Easy

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The excitement was palpable. A new game. A shiny new CD or — years earlier — a stack of floppies. After a torturous few minutes, you were up and playing the latest game. Those were the days.

June 10, 2014

Avoiding Facebook Scams

Filed under: News — admin @ 7:33 am

In addition to these solid tips (link below), I recommend using an incognito tab/window to view links in Facebook. Be wise and safe.


June 9, 2014

OS X “Yosemite” Respects Desktop Users

Filed under: News — admin @ 8:19 am

Just last week, Apple introduced its latest update to OS X, the Macintosh operating system.

A Macintosh is a traditional computer, coming in desktop and laptop varieties. It is not a mobile device, like a tablet or phone. Apple gets that point, therefore their new operating system actually respects the computer user. Unlike Microsoft, which completely disrespected computer users with their awful Windows 8.


Wi-Fi All Over the House

Filed under: Main — Tags: , — admin @ 12:01 am

Most people set up a home network that includes a Wi-Fi base station. Smart move: Given today’s portable gizmos, it makes sense for them all to gang up on the local network and eschew those mobile data surcharges.

When the Wi-Fi network doesn’t reach everywhere in the house, extend it with a Wi-Fi extender.

June 6, 2014

Mail Lists to Love, Mail Lists to Loathe

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

A mail list is an email delivery system. You sign up, and then information is sent to your email account. Mail lists can be useful, but they can also be a pain in the rump. Fortunately, things are better today than they were ages ago.

June 4, 2014

Table Formatting in Word

Filed under: Main — Tags: — admin @ 12:01 am

A table is really an Excel-thing. Word does tables, of course, but Excel does them better. Still, it’s easier to whip out a table in Word than it is to do the convoluted exercise of inserting an Excel “object” into a Word document.

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