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A great site to stay up to date on Inflation Rates, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and other economic info.
I know inflation rates and consumer price index may not be the most exciting topic for many people. However, there are some of us out there that follow this information and I thought I'd share my discovery of Rate Inflation with you.. Read More...
An overview of starting a website
Starting a website today is a simple procedure depending on your objective and at a high level only consists of a few major components. Read More...
How many different email addresses do you have and what are they used for?
One day it occurred to me that I maintain 6 different email addresses and for different reasons. Read More...
Don't click on the ad that says your computer is compromised
The other day I saw an Ad which listed some information specific to my computer and at the bottom had a line saying "PC Information: Obtained"; making it seem as though my computer was easily hacked to find out this "secret" information about my PC...Nice Try Read More...
Warning signs of a failing drive, and how to check and prepare for hard drive failure.
Sit back for a minute and think about how much it would suck if your hard drive failed tomorrow without warning. How much of your data do you have backed up and how much would you lose. Fortunately, in many cases there are some warning signs and preventative measures. Read More...
More features than you can shake a stick at
Most people visit Google and simply perform a basic search. This is by no means an odd occurrence but what most people don't realize is that Google offers a plethora of search features that are really cool. Read More...
If you like listening to and learning new music then you'll enjoy what Pandora.com is offering
Pandora.com is so easy to use and enjoy that it isn't necessary to get into the details of how it works but I think a quick overview will give you the gist of what it's about. Read More...
What are torrents, what do they do, and how to use them
Torrents have become extremely popular these days as a means to transfer files that in many cases include copyrighted material such as movies or music. However, this is not the reason for torrents existence and many people compare torrents to the likes of P2P programs such as Napster or Kazaa since they don't understand that BitTorrent technology is essentially a method of transferring files. Read More...
VMware is offering their Virtualization Server for Free
If you've ever wanted to setup a test environment on a computer to try out a new operating system or fool around with settings to figure out how a certain server or program works then VMware is just the thing you need. Read More...
What is DivX and XviD, why you need it and why your DVD player supports it?
If you've recently purchased a DVD player or are looking to purchase one you'll notice that some DVD players say they support something called DivX or XviD. If you're reading this article then you are probably wondering what that means. Look no further, this article will answers all your questions....well maybe not all but at least give you some clue as to what's going on. One thing to think about though is that DivX or XviD are like the MP3's of video. Read More...
Considerations you should make when you buy a digital camera
This article is intended for a first time buyer of a digital camera. If you've already purchased a digital camera then you probably already know what is important from past experience. Read More...
Pros, Cons and tradeoffs of DLP, LCD, Plasma, CRT, and LCD Rear Projection TVs
Are you confused by all the different types of TVs today and are unsure which television is the best choice. A trip to your local electronic retailer will present you with many different choices, including CRT, DLP, Plasma, LCD, and LCD Rear projection. This article will discuss some common misperceptions, advise you of real problems you might encounter, and take a look at the pros/cons of these different TVs. What this article will not do is go into great technical detail and discuss things that no normal person really cares about. Alright, let's go for it! Read More...
Have a video that won't play correctly? Find the correct codec by using GSpot
Have you ever downloaded a video, maybe it's a movie or something and it doesn't play on you computer? Well, there is a good chance that you don't have the proper Codec installed to decode the video. Fortunately, there is a nice little program called GSpot that might be of use to you. Read More...
How to permanently delete a file that the computer won't let by using Killbox
Every once in a while you go to delete a file but it just won't go away. It may be that a certain spyware application or virus is preventing the deletion or that the file is in use by Windows. Either way, you're sure that you want it to disappear so what do you do? There is a nice utility called Pocket Killbox which always seems to be able to do the job. Read More...
A Wireless connection should have more than enough bandwidth to play video over it
I've been asked on more than one occasion if it is possible to play videos over a wireless network. Other times people have mentioned to me that they were surprised that they could play video over wireless without any choppiness. So can you do it? Of course you can! (People have also said to me that their internet connection won't be as fast over wireless) Read More...
Find out why HD-DVD doesn't necessarily mean High Defintion video games
I've heard some interesting comments from fairly informed but not technically savvy people. Maybe it's because of some bad marketing (or good depending on how you look at it), but it's something that should be addressed, because it only leads to confusion. A Best Buy salesman (who told me he has researched this thoroughly) and a few other people have told me that the PS3 will be better than the XBOX 360 since it will have a Blue-Ray drive - Microsoft on the other hand decided not to include an HD-DVD drive. This might be correct depending on your opinion of what makes a console better, but he also went on to say that because of this, XBOX 360 games would not be in High Definition (HD). People, this is flat out wrong and I'll explain why in a second. Read More...
How to tell if an email is a phishing scam
Have you ever received an email that looked legitimate but just didn't seem right? If your answer is yes then you've probably been the recipient of a phishing email. Read More...
EDTV vs HDTV02/01/2006
What is EDTV? A look at the difference between EDTV and HDTV
You walk into a store or take a look at an advertisement and see a plasma TV for a really great price. You look a little harder and notice that it says EDTV. So you ask yourself, what is the difference between an ED TV and an HD TV, and more importantly is it worth the extra money for the HD Television? That depends on a couple of factors, but before we get into that why don't we take a quick look at what the picture on your TV screen is made up of and what makes that picture look better. After that we will discuss where EDTV and HDTV fit it. Read More...
What to know when purchasing a new computer
When buying a new computer all you need to consider is the following: What are you going to use it for? Do you want a flat screen (LCD) monitor or an older style monitor (CRT)? What level of support do you want? Read More...
Adding another level of security to your computer with ZoneLabs ZoneAlarm Firewall
With all the reports of spyware and viruses these days it doesn't hurt to add an extra layer of security to your computer. One thing about many of these spyware programs and viruses is that at one point or another they usually try to get access to the internet. That is where Zone Alarm comes into play. This short article touches on the difference between ZoneLabs ZoneAlarm and the Windows XP firewall. Read More...
Are you looking for cool 3D wallpaper?
It's one of those things that even though it may seem like a small thing, it still is great to have. I'm talking about a background image on your desktop that is delightful to look at. Read More...
Download with some extra protection by blocking your IP address
Have you ever downloaded something but have heard that maybe someone (I'll give you one guess who I'm talking about) may be tracking your IP address and logging what you've been downloading? PeerGuardian helps to mitigate this problem. It is especially useful for torrent and P2P programs which tend to make a lot of different connections. Read More...
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