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  • Digitize your documents

    The space required to store paper documents can be a problem. Digitizing your documents renders them exquisitely portable--you can store an entire library on your e-book reader with ease. And because paper documents can be turned into editable computer documents, they become searchable. Compare typing "Roosevelt" in a search field with spending all day scanning microfiche and old newspapers by eye to research the Square Deal or the New Deal. The digital document is a boon to researchers the world over.

    Written by Jon L. Jacobi03 March 11 01:58
  • Digitize your pictures

    Today the digital camera is ubiquitous, but photos used to be taken by momentarily exposing something called "film" to light. Yes, film--the ode to photo-sensitive chemical reactions that produced all of the pictures made before 1990 or so. Those images were, and quite of­­ten still are, transferred to photo paper and pasted into coffee table al­­bums. Sometimes they were processed into transparent 35mm slides and projected onto white screens for everyone's en­­joyment (or boredom, depending).

    Written by Jon L. Jacobi03 March 11 01:58
  • Connect a third monitor to your PC

    As I wrote the other day, it's a pretty simple matter to add a second monitor to your PC. But what about a third? That might require a little more doing.

    Written by Rick Broida14 Jan. 11 03:25
  • My keyboard isn't working

    Several keys on reader skyDX's keyboard stopped functioning. He asked the Desktops forum for help.

    Written by Lincoln Spector24 Aug. 10 02:18
  • Keep your keyboard clean and germ-free

    Happy Clean-Your-Keyboard Day! Okay, I made that up, but think about it: when was the last time you did anything with your keyboard besides drop cookie crumbs on it?

    Written by Rick Broida30 July 10 08:24
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  • 3 trends that will make life harder for CIOs in 2014

    Robots, 3-D printers and wearable tech are indeed cool, but they should raise red flags for IT leaders. Here's how these emerging technologies will cause operations, privacy and user policy headaches for CIOs in 2014.

    Written by Rob Enderle20 Dec. 13 13:45
  • As the digital revolution kills jobs, social unrest will rise

    Gartner is forecasting some major changes in technology, especially in areas like 3D printing, machine learning and voice recognition. They are all powerful trends that will reduce the need for workers, and, as a consequence, bring social unrest, the analyst firm said.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau07 Oct. 13 21:44
  • Making it real with 3D printing

    With a 3D printer that costs less than $3,000, you can start your own mini manufacturing operation -- and use open source software to create surprisingly complex designs

    Written by Drew Nelson11 Dec. 12 11:14
  • Has the mouse outlived its usefulness?

    A German retailer has prematurely posted (and very quickly taken down) details and product shots of the upcoming Microsoft Arc Touch mouse. The Microsoft peripheral is innovative more in its form than its function, but along with the Apple Magic Trackpad it hints at a future where the mouse may no longer have a role.

    Written by Tony Bradley19 Aug. 10 03:06

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  • The Do’s and Don’ts of Buying Workstations

    Workstation technology is changing rapidly. An important part of this change is an expanded list of features that you should look for in a high-end workstation, and limitations that should be avoided. Users need a powerful, flexible workstation platform that is designed to provide more reliability and greater productivity. New technologies for storage, input devices, peripherals, and key system components now require more powerful workstations with a broader set of features.

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