Internet Video on your TV

| February 16, 2009

Watching TV on your computer is becoming more and more commonplace, but the next step in home entertainment is finding a way to get Internet video, including streaming programs, video podcasts, and paid downloaded shows and movies, to play on your actual television. While it is possible today with a variey of hardware and software [...]

Twitter your Life Away

| February 13, 2009

Twitter is a relatively new social networking tool of the Internet which popularized micro-blogging. The main purpose is to keep friends connected, by letting everyone know where you are and what you are doing. Like other services, it depends on a technology known as SMS (short message service), which is basically a text message that [...]

Free TV on your Computer

| October 28, 2008

Video has been on the Internet for a long time. Until recently, however, it was mostly limited to short video clips or tiny picture windows on the webpage. Today’s broadband connections now make it possible to stream higher quality video in real time. Most everyone has heard of YouTube.com, which became a phenomenon of user-generated [...]

How to Create a Better Password

| September 2, 2008

The issue with random passwords in everyday use, of course, is the balance between a good password and something you can remember. For the sake of memory, people often use their pet’s name, their middle name, birth or other significant date, old address, a favorite character, song, or movie title. In a previous article, we [...]

What makes a Better Password?

| September 2, 2008

A strong password, sometimes described as a robust password, should consist of mixed characters, including uppercase, lowercase, punctuation, numbers and symbols. And longer passwords are better than shorter passwords. Here is an example of a really good password: $VKRudAn|*xmD4@hepF-AhmGO+*”iJ42EODYL~0Mr]FN2cIxM Obviously, you can’t use a password like that to log into eBay, so let’s back up [...]

What makes a Password Secure?

| September 2, 2008

Passwords are everywhere in this digital age, from logging onto your computer at home and work, to logging into websites, to entering a PIN (personal identification number) at the ATM. Passwords are a type of authentication. In other words, they are used to authenticate that you are who you say you are. But how do [...]

What is the Wikipedia?

| June 30, 2008

The Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia built on user-generated content. As an encyclopedia, its scope goes well beyond the traditional 30-volume set of books. Because it is updated in real time, the Wikipedia contains a wealth of information on current events, popular culture, and ever-changing technology. For example, when Barry Bonds broke the career home [...]

What is Net Neutrality?

| June 18, 2008

Net Neutrality, also known as Network Neutrality or Internet Neutrality, is the idea that all data moving across the Internet should be treated equally by the companies who move it. In other words, your ISP should not be allowed to slow down your traffic based on what it is. The telecommunication companies who own the [...]

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