How to remove stubborn PC viruses This article was prompted by my experience the past two days with disinfecting one of my customer’s computers. He had managed to pick up the Trojan:Win64/Sirefef.Y infection, which typically produces this dialog box: It also prevents the Windows Security Center from running, shuts off the Windows Firewall, and […]
Due to a recent stroke in the family, I recently was motivated to look for a method of helping non-verbal people communicate without making everyone around them learn sign language, or play charades. There are a number of apps available for smartphones and tablets, notably the iPad and the Android platform. After comparing features (and […]
I subscribe to the daily email newsletter from How-To-Geek and often find it informative or amusing, and sometimes it saves me some money. Today it saved me some money. It offered a link to AppSumo.com for a free video tutorial, entitled Google Docs Unleashed. This video is apparently geared towards the Marketing type, or an App […]
Unless you’ve been living in a cave since June of 1999, you know that most people like the convenience of digital music and movies. You also know that the record labels (RIAA) and movie studios (MPAA) have been falsely claiming for that entire time that piracy is cutting into their “legitimate” sales. I’m going to […]
The extension, Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant, describes itself as “Adds ClickOnce support and the ability to report installed .NET versions to the web server.” The Uninstall button is disabled.
What do you really need to be a podcaster? You need drive, an engaging topic, and Audacity!
Lifehacker.com often presents useful and informative articles. This isn’t about those; it’s about the other articles they sometimes present, like this one: Bypass Heavy-Handed Web Filters with Your Own Proxy Server Your IT Department installs filters for a number of reasons, including (but not limited to): The lawyers told them to. HR told them to. […]
Did Windows 7 destroy your laptop battery? Probably not! Here’s a workaround.
According to BBC News, drinking up to three ounces of alcohol daily can reduce a man’s risk of heart disease by 35%; drinking 3 to 11 shots gives a man a 50% lower risk of heart disease! If you haven’t already yelled out to the Little Woman about this discovery, show her the full report! […]
Some Cosplay today keeps the Swine Flu away.
A commentary on the various technologies available today to help you cut the cable
Is Twitter Down? The answer is YES. https://istwitterdown.com/ as of 10:30 AM EST on Thursday August 6, 2009 According to twitter’s status page they are in the midst of fighting off a Denial Of Service Attack. https://status.twitter.com/ What is a DDoS Attack you may ask. Well according to Wikipedia: A denial-of-service attack (DoS attack) or […]
The following pictures were provided by our man Tom “On The Scene” Racine from Tall Tale Radio as he struts his stuff around San Diego Comic Con ’09 James Cameron’s “Avatar” Star Trek DAC District 9 Truck The Green Hornet Car Dalek I hope everybody is having fun out at The San Diego Comic Con […]
Tim Burton brings us more wacked out wackiness with his teaser trailer for the 2010 Alice In Wonderland movie. [flv:https://scifiandgadgets.com/wp-content/uploads/Tim_Burton_Alice_In_Wonderland.flv 600 322] Download HD 720p
On Reuter’s Web site today, it’s reported that Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, has commented on Google’s Chrome (and Android, the Google mobile platform OS): “I don’t know if they can’t make up their mind or what the problem is over there, but the last time I checked, you don’t need two client operating systems,” […]