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updated -Friday June 15, 2018 


        Buying a new computer .........  consider
    an Intel CPU  with at least 4 - 8 GB memory  

(Samsung) SSD solid state drive for the C: drive

How to stop Spam on your Android phone and dump Hiya and other chrome extensions
that are all mostly worthless.

Because Android will always send blocked numbers to your voice mail.
You need to setup a FREE Google voice number ...

 Get a GOOGLE Voice number, now change Android settings for voice mail on your cell phone.
Forward voice and missed calls to your Google number.
Now most Robo and Telemarketers system calls will auto hang up
after detecting a second VoIP and fail to leave a voice message
which you normally have to chase down later and delete ..

Let unknown numbers ring to Google voice number by changing your Android cell phone settings

Google voice will also send a text message of the voice message ..
 to your email address from your contacts.

EU Considers Banning Kaspersky Software ‘Confirmed as Malicious’    06-15-18
Android Chrome Browser short cuts
How to Easily Convert Your iPhone's HEIC Images in Windows
Microsoft Releases KB4100403 to Fix Windows 10 Intel & Toshiba SSD Issues    05-24-18 

Microsoft April updates halted
for computer with Intel & Toshiba SSDs    05-16-18

Intel SSD 600p Series
Intel SSD Pro 6000p Series
Toshiba XG4 Series
Toshiba XG5 Series
Toshiba BG3 Series    also update problems with wireless network adapters

 Win10 April Update: RDP, Mapped Drives Broken

 bunch of Microsoft Surfaces don’t work with Win10 version 1803    05-21-18
    Mice and keyboards keep disconnecting

Avast blames Microsoft for Win10 1803 upgrade blue screens, nonsensical options    05-25-18
Check Alexa history to see what things it recorded    05-26-18
Microsoft will now Fix -Surface Pro 4 machines that flicker violently    05-18
Absolute Best way to Limit Data on Android    05-18
Gmail new Confidential Mode - How To    05-18
(HEIF) has arrived to replace JPG pictures   HEVC or H.265    03-18

HEIF images should be half the size of a JPEG image file.
    low-light shots especially tend to be less detailed than their JPEG

CRN   How long can Apple ride the brand that Jobs built and demand premium pricing when better
or comparable products are available from the competition for less.  02-18
Example: Why most current anti-virus software is a joke !    02-18

  Coldroot, a remote access trojan (RAT),
is still undetectable by most antivirus engines,
despite being uploaded and freely available
on GitHub for almost two years.

AMD users reboot problems with Update    01-18
Best Chromebook with 14" screen and backlit keyboard    01-18

 Who should consider a Chromebook

The best cheap laptop DEALS    01-18
New Wi-Fi standard 802.11ax

 focus is on congested networks,
where it should improve average throughput for each user
by at least four times; this is achieved partly by sending data
to specific devices, rather than flooding an area with signals.
Additionally, 802.11ax will increase network efficiency
and extend the battery life of client devices.                 01-18

Google’s Pixel 2 XL is absurdly close to being perfect    12-17
HP is Quietly Installing Spyware on Windows PCs    11-17
  Over 400 of the World's Most Popular Websites     11-17
Record Your Every Keystroke, Princeton Researchers Find
#Windows 10 Fall Creators Update techcrunch-review  10-17

   Ed's Review - you know all the crap stuff like Cortana and Start Menu apps you turned off
the first time you installed Windows 10 - and the digital telemetric computer snooping ...
Well, now you have to turn them all back off again after this new install.
 It is a massive update that will take lots of time and you can't use your computer
for quite a while ... 'You vill love it'.
  Microsoft is dead to your needs and nobody cares about your privacy or
the startup load they place on your computer with STUFF you don't want or need.
  A former Grateful Dead Head at Microsoft thought you might want
to turn your $1,000 computer into an Amazon Echo that spies on you
and your family for the 'marketing fun of it all'.

George Orwell's classic book “1984,” about a dystopian future where critical thought
is suppressed under a totalitarian regime  (called Microsoft, Google and Facebook)

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: turn on ransomware protection    11-17
book:'World Without Mind'     09-17

These tech firms have a program: to make the world less private,
  less individual, less creative, less human ...

SARAHAH a very popular new Smart Phone app    9-17
        When launched for the first time,
it immediately harvests and uploads all phone numbers and email addresses in your address book.
Locate anything in seconds $29 using your iPhone or Android    8-17
Logitech IP cameras plagued by hardware failures, software bugs    08-17
Best instant picture film camera    08-17
How Your Apple Wireless Earbuds  Could Double as Hearing Aids    08-17
World Internet Speed rankings ... U.S. ranks #46
Google sells a gadget for just $35 (£30) that will transform how you watch TV    08-17
For real Windows 10 privacy, you need the China Government Edition    06-17
Samsung’s ‘peeping Tom’ smartphones can listen and watch what you do on the web
 while monitoring your emails to target you with ads    06-17
How to enable the iPhone’s new 'magnifying glass'    03-17
 Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button    11-16
Tomshardware Best Solid State Drive review    6-16
Hard Disk failure rates  ... ouch !
Seagate hit with class action lawsuit over defective hard drives    02-16
    ( I have avoided Seagate drives for the last 2 years .. )
Beware of ads that use inaudible sound
    to link your phone, TV, tablet, and PC    11-15
Why AIO (all in one computer) is a bad idea    8-15
OnHub - GOOGLE smart WiFi hub  $199.99    8-15
Learn the Six Key Principles of Persuasion with This Video    5-15
How to Disable Your Webcam (and Why You Should)    3-15
Boost Your Creativity by Dimming the Lights
  Research suggests all you have to do to spark your creativity is turn the lights down low.
Quality Surge Surge Suppressors ($149.00)
NFC stands for Near Field Communication & What Can I Use It For?
2 hours exposure to a device with a backlit display causes melatonin suppression,
 .......... may affect sleep in those using the devices prior to bedtime   
Why Touch Screens Will Not Take Over   ' gorilla arm'
 Why personal computers still need the keyboard and mouse, despite Microsoft's best efforts to kill them off
The "Apple Tax" - America's costly obsession
   Americans are shelling out big bucks annually to outfit the entire household with Apple products.
 And they are spending hundreds - if not thousands of dollars - more each year for the unexpected Apple "taxes" -- add-ons
 that lock them into the Apple system: iTunes downloads for music, movies and games, along with subscriptions and accessories.
Learn to Pick Locks for Fun and an Increased Understanding of Security
Three steps to lock down and protect your laptop
Shopping Malls track shopper's cell phone signals to gather marketing data
Useful Sites for Small Business
Nearly all the tools you need to run a small or midsize company are within reach of any Web browser
DeepSurplus Is a One-Stop-Shop for Cheap Cords and Cables
  For example, Apple sells a mini to mini cable for connecting your iPod to your for $24.95.
The same cable can be had for less than a dollar from Deep Surplus.
The Jack PC can be installed into walls, floor or users' desks where only the connection plate is showing.
Ditch the Granny Knot to Tie Your Shoes More Efficiently
  Go ahead, laugh. But there is 50-50 chance that you are not doing it right.
Western movie stars of the 40's and 50's video
Liquid Metal CPU Heatsink Beats Water Cooling
Shaky hands? Mouse adapter promises relief
most comprehensive article on Nuclear Energy to date    02-17
  Thorium Molten Salt Reactor (MSRE)  #nuclear energy  #deadly renewable nuclear energy

(he glossed over the Fukushima problem - no bias here ?? )

  Six Years On, Fukushima’s Cleanup Looks Harder Than Ever    03-17

MIT review - Fukushima The entire cleanup operation is now expected to cost
       as much as $189 billion and run up to 40 years

Fishermen express fury as Fukushima plant set to release more radioactive material into ocean  07-17

 Good News for safe energy with waste that lasts 10,000 years -
   In a major blow to the future of nuclear power in the United States, two South Carolina utilities said on Monday that they would abandon two unfinished nuclear reactors in the state, putting an end to a project that was once expected to showcase advanced nuclear technology but has since been plagued by delays and cost overruns. Another 9 billion bites the dust.  08-17

TerraPower sodium cooled reactor

Thorium salt reactor
Video       a lesson on radiation - unbelievable story

#renewable deadly nuclear polluting energy
Emergency Wilderness Survival - Tech Tips
Cranberry and oregano make seafood safe to eat

Put oregano and cranberries together and you have a potent 
antibacterial agent that could cut the risk of food poisoning from infected seafood
The Secret Service teaches you how to detect counterfeit Currency
Printer Repair Resource     The Definitive Printer Repair Resource.