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Consumer Electronics Showcase

by Barbara J. Feldman January 16, 2007

Techies and gadget lovers who didn’t make to the 2007 Consumer Electronics Showcase (CES) in Las Vegas, can catch up online with excellent video coverage from CES CNET and CES Engadget. CES is the world’s largest annual consumer technology tradeshow, and thousands of new products are announced there every year.

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Embed Video

by Barbara J. Feldman October 16, 2006

Both Google Video and it’s newly acquired subsidiary YouTube allow you to post their hosted videos on your own website. The YouTube code is listed directly on each YouTube page, but the Google code is somewhat hidden. To get at it, first click “Email – Blog – Post to MySpace ” then “Embed HTML.”

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Audio Formats

by Barbara J. Feldman August 29, 2006

Although your computer can play both MP3 CDs and audio CDs, most car and home CD players can not play compressed MP3 audio. If you want maximum compatibility, you need to specify “Audio CD” format when you burn your own discs. For more about compression and audio formats, read Ask Leo.

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Photo CD Cover

by Barbara J. Feldman June 22, 2006

Got photos? Got CDs? How about creating a cool CD cover from your own photos? This fun tool from Flagrant Disregard will create a personalized, printable page that integrates your photo and text into a CD or DVD cover that you simply print, cut, and fold. You can upload a photo from your own computer, […]

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CNET Video Tutorials

by Barbara J. Feldman June 5, 2006

Written tutorials are good, but often video tutorials are even better. CNET Insider Secret Videos is a pretty big collection of tutorials on tech subjects such as “Digitize Your Old Photos” and “It’s Easy to Setup a WiFi Network.” In addition to the tutorials, CNET also has video product reviews, which you’ll find in the […]

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BitTorrent

by Barbara J. Feldman June 7, 2005

BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer (P2P) software tool that distributes download bandwidth among those who are downloading. The problem with offering large files from your website is that a surge in traffic can crash your web server. BitTorrent rewards those that share their bandwidth by using cooperative distribution, also known as swarming downloads. With the rise […]

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