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- Not multi lingual? Try Google translate. I used this with friends in Germany and worked great. Ich denke, du wirst das mögen. https://translate.google.com/
- Interested in checking out the heavens? Here's a great program to do just that and it's free....Stellarium - http://www.stellarium.org/
- Ten best privacy tools for your PC - http://techgenix.com/top-windows-10-privacy-tools/
Tired of getting those annoying robo calls. Now there is a free service to stop them. Just remember to let the phone ring at least one time. If it's a robo call, it will stop after the first ring. http://www.nomorobo.com/
Tired of Microsoft OS. Here's a link to an open source operating system that you can use on your desktop or laptop. Ubuntu (32 or 64 bit OS) is free. When downloaded from the internet to a CD you can try it before installing it plus you can add it to you existing hard drive and keep Microsoft on there at the same time. http://download.cnet.com/Ubuntu-32-bit/3000-18513_4-170729.html
LED Bulbs - https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/led-lighting
Travel Medical Insurance for International travel - https://www.travelguard.com/travelinsurance/travelmedical.asp
Ten things you should never wear when traveling abroad - https://www.smartertravel.com/2017/06/19/10-things-never-wear-traveling-abroad/
Alexa's new competitor - http://flip.it/.LhjMD
WD introduces the 1st 64-layer NAND solid state drives - http://flip.it/gnSV2c
Here are a few gardening tip links
HGTV - http://www.hgtv.com/design/outdoor-design/landscaping-and-hardscaping/14-simple-gardening-tips-and-tricks
Better Homes & Gardens - http://www.bhg.com/gardening/
How Stuff Works - http://home.howstuffworks.com/gardening/garden-tips/gardening-tips.htm
Here are a couple of links for Epsom Salts for your garden. I use it all the time on the tomatoes and peppers.
Looking to make your old PC get Wifi. You can get a Linksys AE2500 USB WiFi adapter to connect to the internet through your wireless router for $19.99 at Staples plus 1.20 tax and free delivery. http://www.staples.com/ae2500/directory_ae2500 I got one for an old XP PC one and it works great.
Cable TV Alternatives - A Guide to Cuttng the Cord
Getting the garden ready - Spring Cleaning and Getting Your Garden Ready To Grow
How often to replace your smoke detector - http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2014/04/when-to-replace-an-older-smoke-alarm/index.htm
Video of the Global Foundries cleanroom in Malta, NY. - http://embed.vidyard.com/share/EnkAzNmJ6wUEksRGjAa6bY
Interesting reading - Brain activity is too complicated for humans to decipher. Marchines decode for us. http://flip.it/6pgcbT
Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12445/windows-keyboard-shortcuts
Interested in virtual reality, here's a link that explains it all - http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/gadgets/other-gadgets/virtual-reality.htm
Another link from Lifescience - http://www.livescience.com/54116-virtual-reality.html
Do you have a Samsung washing machine? You might be interested in this link -http://money.cnn.com/2016/09/28/news/samsung-cpsc-washing-machine-explosion-reports/index.html
Free Microsoft Word Templates - http://www.brainybetty.com/MENUWord.htm
No new links this month
StarStax - Here's a free program to stack the pictures of stars into a trail of many stars. If your camera has an interval timer shooting setting, set your camera for 30 second exposures at the lowest aperature setting (widest opening) with a 1 or 2 second delay and a maximum number of frames to about 200. Then import all the images into Starstax and it will reduce all the pictures into one. http://download.cnet.com/StarStaX/3000-12511_4-75914684.html
KODI - Capture movies, videos etc. by streaming from your cell phone to your laptop then blue tooth it to your TV All free.
PLEX - Similiar to KODI All free. http://download.cnet.com/s/plex/
NIK Software now free - Looking for a free photo editing package that's free. I thought you might be interested ....and you already didn't know...the NIK software package is FREE, thanks to Google. It's the same professional software....Google just made it free. https://www.google.com/nikcollection/
Here's the link to the Googer NIK Collection explanation. https://plus.google.com/+NikCollection/posts/AFGsG2Di7EK
ISS Observation - Here's a great link to observe the ISS as it passes over this part of the country. http://iss.astroviewer.net/observation.php
And another link to see where it is located in real time - http://iss.astroviewer.net
Tomorrow night (4/2) will be a great night to see it if the sky is clear.
Windows 10 news and updates - http://www.cnet.com/windows-10
Interesting Tech Stuff - https://www.thegrommet.com/tech-gadgets
PC Magazine's Digital Camea Reviews - just in tome for spring - http://www.pcmag.com/reviews/digital-cameras
Link to " Windows 10 Doesn't Violate Your Privacy" http://gadgets.ndtv.com/laptops/news/windows-10-doesnt-violate-your-privacy-assures-microsoft-745829
Hammeracher Schlemmer cool gadgets - http://www.hammacher.com/Search/Default.aspx?query=gadgets&Trigger=ac
Western Electric plugs into Rossville, makes vacuum tubes for audiophiles | Times Free Press - http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/business/aroundregion/story/2013/jun/23/western-electric-plugs-into-rossville/111503/
PC Makers Won't be allowed to sell Windows 7 PC's After October 2016
Windows 10 doesn't violate your privacy, assures Microsoft - http://gadgets.ndtv.com/laptops/news/windows-10-doesnt-violate-your-privacy-assures-microsoft-745829
Lenovo in the news again for installing Spyware on its machines -
Microsoft 10 Privacy Issues extend to Windoews 8.1 and 7 http://www.techtimes.com/articles/80373/20150830/windows-10-privacy-issues-extend-to-windows-8-1-7-how-to-stop-microsoft-from-collecting-more-of-your-data.htm
More Privacy issues to consider - http://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2015/07/29/wind-nos/
CNET review of Windows 10 - http://www.cnet.com/products/microsoft-windows-10/#!
Window's 10 Security Flaw's - http://www.cnet.com/news/firefox-users-security-flaw-to-fix/
Stop Window's 10 from spying - http://www.gizmoburn.com/stop-windows-10-spying-dead-in-its-tracks-with-one-free-app-1616749
Microsoft is watching - http://www.newsweek.com/windows-10-recording-users-every-move-358952
4 Tips to Help you Decide Between Black and White or Color for your Image
Technology News Update
Counterfeit Memory Card Sellers Are Sometimes the Ones Getting Scammed
Ultimate Cheat Sheets for Photoshop and Lightroom
5 Pieces of Free Post Production Software for Photographers
Wifi Extenders - These products are a good way to solve internet connections in your house or anywhere where you have either limited or no connection. One of the best ones out there is made by ZYXEL - WAP3205 V2 for about $45 on Amazon. Prices for these things are all over the place. Amazon has TP-Link extenders for about $20.
GIMP - Software download - Looking to make spruce up your digital pictures? Here's a free one that has most of the power of PhotoShop -
St. Lukes to move into former Agere building click link to read article - Click here
SyncBackFree - SyncBack is a simple, easy-to-use file syncing tool that helps you create backup copies of your important documents and keep information updated on several locations. You can back up multiple external drives with this program. I back up three drives each at a different time.
Macrium Reflect Free Edition - With Macrium Reflect Free Edition you'll be able to easily make an accurate and reliable image of your HDD or individual partitions. Using this image you can restore
Acronis Migrate Easy Trial - Move your system from one PC to another quickly and easily! Acronis provides PC migration software that can transfer files between systems swiftly and safely.
Belarc Advisor - Here you can see everything that's loaded on your computer. Belarc's products automatically create an accurate and up-to-date central repository (CMDB), consisting of detailed software, hardware, network and security. Plus, it's free.
Don't like Windows 7 or 8? You'll be able to get Windows 10 for free for one year, but be careful, there's a catch. Read all about it by clicking on the following link - http://www.pcworld.com/article/2873214/windows-10-will-be-a-free-upgrade-for-windows-7-and-8-users.html
This is fantastic!!?
Even if you have seen this one before, I think you will like the “update”… and coming in 2020
Subject: GERMAN WONDERLAND - Update
Remember the two brothers, in Germany , who had a wonderful model railway that was something to see? This is an update for their German Wonderland.
There have been little clips about this place for the past few years, it is still not finished but is growing to that conclusion as they will soon run out of space.
A short review, it was started by two brothers as a place to show their hobby, it started growing by leaps & bounds.
Soon they were joined by other 'Model Railroad Clubs' and other craftsmen. Some were electricians, model makers, Carpenters, computer programmers. Their wives would stop by to see what they were doing and usually bring them a lunch.
One thing led to another. Three of the ladies had worked at a bakery, several visitors would ask if they had a snack bar. The Idea was planted; some of the carpenters came and built a nice restaurant area for the bakery and a kitchen too. If the fresh Coffee smell didn't get you then the bakery definitely would.
This was about 5 years ago. One of the Breweries came and furnished all of the tables and chairs, serving counter and, etc.
Their latest model area is an "airport". Planes look like they are flying and landing.
GERMAN WONDERLAND link below -