Ars Technica - PC enthusiast's resource. News, Buyer's Guide, How-To's & Tweaks, Product Reviews.
Aspiration - Assesses the viability, mission impact, distribution potential and sustainability of technology projects aimed at the non-profit market.
Attenza - eSupport solutions delivery infrastructure combines content, interactive services, and analysis to enable enterprises to support their customers, employees, and partners more efficiently via the Internet.
bitpipe - In-depth information technology information. Assists IT professionals to retrieve vendor-produced IT literature on the Web. Helps IT firms distribute literature to their marketplace.
Bleeping Computer - A community devoted to providing free original content consisting of computer help and tutorials in such a way that the beginning computer user can understand.
BMUGWest - Macintosh user group in San Francisco, California.
BugNet - Open source issue tracking and project management.
Cable vs. DSL - Unless you live or work in a remote or very rural area, you probably have the option of giving up (if you haven't already) that slow dial-up modem and investing in a broadband Internet connection. If high-speed Internet services are available, your choice is between DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) or cable modem services. Both DSL and cable modems are common home networking broadband connection technologies - but which option is better?
C|NET - Complete source for computer and technology news, hardware, software, downloads, trends, games, jobs, auctions, prices, tech help. Also, CNET Networks has over 50 free newsletters.
Clearing Dreamweaver's Cache - Dreamweaver's cache is kept in a file in its Configuration folder. Deleting of that file clears the cache. After restarting Dreamweaver, it creates new one. Location of the cache file differs for each version and operating system. This page provides a list of locations of the cache file depending on DW version and OS.
Cloudwards - Cloud storage and web services reviews, news and comparison tables.
CodeGuru - Hundreds of code snippets for Windows developers.
CoderDojo - A movement orientated around running free not-for-profit coding clubs and regular sessions for young people.
Computer Hope - Free online computer support and computer related information.
Computer Information Center (CIC) - Definitive reference site for IT/IS users and buyers, with links to hardware and software companies, industry organisations and user groups, technology information sources, online support and up-to-date news.
Computer Museum History Center - Dedicated to the preservation and celebration of computing history. It is home to one of the largest collections of computing artifacts in the world, a collection comprising over 3,000 artifacts, 2,000 films and videotapes, 5,000 photographs, 2,000 linear feet of cataloged documentation and gigabytes of software. The collection is housed in a visible storage building in Mountain View, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley.
Computer Vision Homepage - Established at Carnegie Mellon University to provide a central location for World Wide Web links relating to computer vision research.
Computing - Forums for operating systems, hardware, games, and drivers. In the forums one can ask a question or offer an answer.
ComUSolv - Free Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000 troubleshooting support.
Connect to MySQL Database in Dreamweaver - This TechNote describes a few of the important factors involved in creating a successful MySQL database connection when using the PHP server model in Dreamweaver. It will also cover some basic MySQL user account settings. It's assumed that you have installed and configured MySQL on a local or remote computer.
Conversion Calculator - Use this tool to convert file storage size from one unit of measurement to another. The results will return all possible conversion options (bits, bytes, kilobytes, megabytes, gigabytes, terabytes, petabytes, and exabytes).
Convert PAL DVD for PC Playback - If you have a friend in Europe who sends you a DVD created in the PAL format, you might have problems playing it back if you don't either have a DVD player with PAL support or a computer that knows how to playback PAL format content. One way around this is to convert the PAL DVD to either a digital file on your PC or converting the file to an NTSC compatible DVD.
CorpTech Database - Premier site for research on America's technology manufacturers and developers - 50,000 private and public companies creating tomorrow's high-tech products.
Digital Morphology Group (DMG) - Includes members from many different colleges and departments who collaborate to develop useful new digital tools, and to exploit digital technologies, across a wide spectrum of challenges in research and education. The DMG includes scientists, museum curators, software developers, computer programmers, multimedia and Web designers, and publishers who meet informally, as well as in grant-funded research projects and training programs.
Dr. Dobb's - Software tools and techniques for global software development. Dr. Dobb's features articles, source code, blogs,forums,video tutorials, and audio podcasts, as well as articles from Dr. Dobb's Journal, BYTE.com, C/C++ Users Journal, and Software Development magazine.
Drivers Guide - Vast database of drivers and resources you can search by driver name, category, or device FCC ID number.
Easter Egg Archive - The term Easter Egg means any amusing tidbit that creators have hidden in their creations. There are thousands of them and they can be quite entertaining if you know where to look.
EE Times: Electronics Products - Comprehensive worldwide franchised network of electronic components inventory and publisher of related electronics content and information. Engineers and purchasing agents can learn, find, and buy at one convenient location.
eg3 - A community portal that indexes all the net resources, free software, papers, books, hardware, software, and services of value to the embedded, dsp, and realtime community. if you are interested in compactpci, system-on-a-chip, voice over ip, texas instrument's dsp's - if you are a design engineer - if you want to use the net effectively for electronic design. eg3.com is your resource.
Ethics in Computing - Commerce, social justice issues, speech issues, privacy, computer abuse, intellectual property, risks.
EventID.Net - Analysis and reporting of event logs. The Event ID database contains 5,762 event IDs and 444 event sources, with 9,112 comments provided by 2,378 contributors, 2,689 submitted events or comments pending validation.
Experts Exchange - IT solutions, expert technology and computing advice, white papers.
Fahamu - Dedicated to strengthening the work of human rights and social justice not-for-profit and other non-governmental organisations throughout the world through the use of information and communications technologies.
Favicon Generator - Favicons are the little graphics that represent your brand on browser tabs, search history, bookmark lists, search ads, and even search results. Use information here to create a favicon for your website.
File Extension Listing - Information on file extensions, formats, and utilities. This is a list of file extension names or suffixes that indicate the format or usage of a file and a brief description of that file extension. In general, if you have the program that uses that file extension, that program can be used to open or otherwise use the file.
File-Extensions.org - A searchable, daily updated computer filename extension database with thousands of file extensions records. Every extension entry contains information about the file extension, a short description of the filetype, and programs that use them. Quickly search by extension, or click to view file type categories including audio and music files, multimedia, graphic and image file types.
FileInfo - A central file extensions registry, serving as a universal database of file associations. Also see its listing of 3D Image File Types.
Forrester Research - A leading independent research firm that analyzes the future of technology change and its impact on businesses, consumers, and society.
Free Programming Resources - A directory of over 2,000 programming and webmaster links, including free programming tutorials, free online programming books, free compilers, free interpreters, free programming tools, and free source code: Java, C++, PHP, Perl, JSP, Pascal, Cobol, Basic.
FreeAnswers - Lets you solve computer-related problems by asking questions in plain, everyday language to access knowledge bases from Adobe, Microsoft, and Intuit.
FreeDrive - Free storage space on the Internet. Using FreeDrive you can travel anywhere, from across the room to across the world, with your data secure and available at all destinations where you have Internet access.
Geektools - Calculators, RFCs, software, spam tools, traceroute, UltraDNS, whois and more.
How Do I Convert a PAL DVD to NTSC? - Legalities aside, the process of converting a PAL format DVD to NTSC involves a convoluted series of steps using free software tools or an investment of about $200 or more in software specifically designed for converting PAL to NTSC. "One easy method I've found for converting PAL DVD to NTSC is using VLC Player.
How to Backup FireFox Bookmarks - Firefox automatically creates backups of your bookmarks and saves the last ten backups for safekeeping. This article describes how to manually back up your bookmarks and how to replace your bookmarks with a backup.
How to Create Your Own Twitter RSS Feed - An RSS feed for your Twitter profile can be very handy if you want to send your tweets to a blog or another social network. You can also gather the Twitter RSS feed from people you follow and feed them into an RSS reader, which can be handy if you want to create your own custom Twitter list but don't like Twitter's native list feature. Also see TwitRSS.me.
How to Resolve No Sound on Windows Computer - After checking all of your physical connections, you can use the built-in troubleshooting tools to try to track down the problem. If the troubleshooting utility fails, you can manually install new drivers for your audio hardware.
How to play .swf Files - This is a Flash file. Either open the file in your web browser (drag and drop) or download Adobe Standalone Flash Player (aka Windows Flash Player 9 Projector content debugger). No installation needed. Just open the downloaded .exe and open your .swf from within the Projector. To associate all .swf files to open using the Projector, right click the .swf file and "Open with" option. Once there, choose the location of your Projector.exe and you are done. Also available from Adobe free download site.
How to Record a CD - You can copy your data, songs, videos, and images onto a CD, using CD burner software. Here are the specific guidelines to record data on a CD.
How to Troubleshoot Basic TCP/IP Problems - This article describes how to troubleshoot some common network communication problems you may experience when you use TCP/IP as your network protocol. These problems usually fall into one of the following two categories: You are unable to connect to a specific IP address or you are unable to connect to a specific host or NetBIOS name. If you are unable to connect to a specific IP address, the problem is related to basic connectivity. If you are able to connect to a specific IP address, but you are not able to connect using the host or NetBIOS name for that IP address, the problem is related to name resolution.
How-To Geek - Computer help: Windows, Windows Vista, Ubuntu, Programming, Networking, Firefox, Help, Solaris, Linux, Unix, VMware, SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, Analytics, Suse, Redhat, network security, firewall and more.
How USB Ports Work - Just about any computer that you buy today comes with one or more Universal Serial Bus connectors on the back. These USB connectors let you attach everything from mice to printers to your computer quickly and easily. The operating system supports USB as well, so the installation of the device drivers is quick and easy, too. Compared to other ways of connecting devices to your computer (including parallel ports, serial ports and special cards that you install inside the computer's case), USB devices are incredibly simple.
IBM Technical Journals - Also, see Celebrating 50 years of the IBM Journals. Since the first publication of the IBM Journal of Research and Development in 1957 and the IBM Systems Journal in 1962, these Journals have provided descriptions and chronicles of many important advances in information technology and related topics ranging from atoms to business solutions. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the IBM Journals, this report highlights a selection of significant papers published in the Journals, along with brief commentaries. The Journal editors chose papers which were very highly cited in the technical literature, described technologies of historic significance, or provided an important overview of a field.
InformIT - Online presence for the world's leading technology publishers. Source for reliable and qualified content and knowledge, providing access to the leading brands, authors, and contributors from the tech community.
KML Tutorial - KML is a file format used to display geographic data in an Earth browser such as Google Earth, Google Maps, and Google Maps for Mobile. KML uses a tag-based structure with nested elements and attributes and is based on the XML standard.
Kroll OnTrack - Data recovery services. If you lose (or cannot access) your data, use this site to find out which recovery options you may need.
Learning at Your Own Pace (Lynda.com) - The lynda.com Online Training Library and CD-ROM titles include such subjects as Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Office, digital photography, Web design, digital video, and many others. lynda.com's all-star team of trainers and teachers provides comprehensive and unbiased movie-based training to an international membership of tens of thousands of subscribers.
Lifehacker - Computers make us more productive. Lifehacker recommends the software downloads and web sites that actually do save time.
Linktionary - Search the Encyclopedia of Networking and Telecommunicatons.
Making the Macintosh - This project collects and publishes primary material on the Macintosh's development and early reception. It draws on the extensive holdings of the Stanford University Library's Department of Special Collections, the personal papers of engineers and technical writers involved in the Macintosh project, and interviews conducted for the project.
MCSE World by Daniel Petri - Comprehensive MCSE and IT related web sites. With hundreds of Windows 2000, NT, XP and Exchange 2000 related tips, tricks and how-to articles.
MediaTEK Consulting - A leading computer services and consulting company offering solutions to clients that strive to sharpen their competitive edge and make strong business sense.
Administrator Account - Information on administrator passwords and accounts. For instance, in Microsoft's Active Directory for Windows, one administrator has control over the entire network and can delegate subadministrators to manage other parts of the directory tree. With most secure operating systems, the person who installs the operating system is the one who has first shot at becoming the administrator/root user. However, this is not always practical in a situation in which many systems are being set up at once by several people, but only one person should have administrator/root status. In this case, the real administrator should change the administrator/root password as soon as the system is installed to avoid security problems. All administrative users should have a separate logon account that they use to access the network when performing nonadministrative tasks. Administrator-level access should not be taken lightly.
Ask the Performance Team Blog - Unlike the Networking or Directory Services support teams at Microsoft, whose support boundaries are fairly easy to work out, the Performance Team covers a broad range of seemingly unrelated areas such as Core OS Performance, Printing, Internet Explorer, WMI and Terminal Services.
Excel Easy - Tutorial (Introduction, Basics, Functions, Data Analysis and VBA) on how to use Microsoft Excel.
How to Add a Custom Dictionary in Microsoft Word - Microsoft Word can use multiple custom dictionaries to check the spelling of your documents. A custom dictionary allows you to supplement the main dictionary with additional words, such as names, specialized technical terms, foreign words or alternative spelling of some words.
Volume Snapshot Service (VSS) - A feature introduced with Windows XP with SP1, Windows Server 2003, and available in all releases of Microsoft Windows thereafter, that allows taking manual or automatic backup copies or snapshots of a file or folder on a specific volume at a specific point in time. It is used by NTBackup and the Volume Shadow Copy service to back up files. In Windows Vista, it is used by Windows Vista's backup utility, System Restore and the Previous Versions feature. Also see How Volume Shadow Copy Service Works (Microsoft Technet) and Volume Shadow Copy Service (MSDN).
Microsystems - Microsystems helps legal and corporate customers to migrate their documents from legacy systems to Word 97 and Word 2000.
Modem Help - Drivers, firmware, dial-up, cable, ISDN, DSL.
MrExcel - Excel tips and consulting service. For instance: learn how to keep a running total of the numbers put in one column in an adjoining column.
National Consumer Coalition (NCC) - NCC works to expose government policies that restrict consumer choice and stifle competition - harming consumers by substituting policymakers' values for individual values and raising the costs of goods and services to consumers. Also provides news and information on government seurveillance, medical privacy, financial privacy, and online privacy.
Network World - White papers and search engines for specific technologies and network issues. In-depth guides to products and services. Head-to-head comparisons of networking gear and software. Daily news.
NetworkClue - Recommendations on network equipment, computer hardware, networking tools, and operating systems.
nForcersHQ - Leading resource for computer hardware and technology news and reviews with focus on NVIDIA nForce motherboards, home to nForcersHQ forums.
NTP Pool Project - Provides a big irtual cluster of timeservers providing reliable easy to use NTP service for millions of clients. The pool is being used by millions or tens of millions of systems around the world. It's the default "time server" for most of the major Linux distributions and many networked appliances. Also see How do I use pool.ntp.org?
Nuance Help - Knowledge center and customer support for OmniPage and other Nuance products.
O'Reilly - A leading publisher of books for UNIX, X, the Internet, and other open systems, as well as a pioneer in online publishing. Also see O'Reilly Tech Events for a irectory of computing and technology conferences, expos, conferences, workshops and other events.
Online Convert - Convert files like images, video, documents, audio and more to other formats with this free and fast online converter.
Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows - Provides continuous updates about Windows 2000, Windows Me, and other Windows Engine products (like Windows XP and Blackcomb), while offering reviews, and technology showcases, all designed to give you the information you need to decide which Windows is for you.
Planet PDF - Caters to anyone and everyone with an interest in PDF - from professional Web or print publishers seeking appropriate tools. A comprehensive, popular and independent Web site exclusively focused on Adobe Acrobat PDF users and uses.
PortForward - Assistance in setting up your router or firewall. Many Internet users are not aware of how to configure their router or firewall in order to use applications like Peer-to-Peer file sharing (PtoP), Internet ggames, Web serving, FTP serving, Webcams, IRC DDC, BitTorrent, Instant Messaging such as AIM, ICQ, Yahoo and MS Messenger.
Produkey - A small utility that displays the ProductID and the CD-Key for Windows and 1000+ major programs.
PRONOM - UK National Archives' online source for information about file formats and software products. PRONOM is a resource for anyone requiring impartial and definitive technical information about the file formats used to store electronic records, and the software products that are required to create, render, or migrate these formats.
protonic - An online community which provides technical support to computer users for free.
PuTTY User Manual - PuTTY is a free (MIT-licensed) Win32 Telnet and SSH client. This manual documents PuTTY, and its companion utilities PSCP, PSFTP, Plink, Pageant and PuTTYgen.
QACity - Organized resources for busy testers where you can quickly find software testing related information and news on the latest technologies that will help you in your daily working activities. The site's ultimate goal is to be the tester's survival resource, providing a tool that testers would have created themselves if they had the time.
Raspberry Pi - A credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It's a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. Raspberry Pi Foundation wants to see it being used by kids all over the world to learn programming.
Real World Adobe GoLive - Full text online covering all you need for for this web site design and development software.
Safari Bookshelf - Electronic reference library for programmers and IT professionals from the O'Reilly Network.
Scientific and Technical Information Exchange (STIX) - The mission of the STIX font creation project is the preparation of a comprehensive set of fonts that serve the scientific and engineering community in the process from manuscript creation through final publication, both in electronic and print formats. Toward this purpose, the STIX fonts will be made available, under royalty-free license, to anyone, including publishers, software developers, scientists, students, and the general public.
SearchDomino - Domino-specific search engine, allowing you to search the entire universe of Domino information from a single interface.
Secrets of Silicon Valley - A shocking expose of the hidden downsides of the Internet revolution and a funny and moving meditation on America's love affair with technology. Told without narration, the film chronicles a tumultuous year in the lives of two young activists grappling with rapid social change and the meaning of globalization on their own doorsteps.Produced and directed by Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman.
Semiconductor Online - Information about semiconductor manufacturing. Semiconductor Online is directed to engineers, scientists and business managers involved in the production of microelectronics, integrated circuits and microprocessors, and applications that use similar manufacturing techniques, such as photovoltaics, magnetic data storage.
Serial ATA (SATA) - SATA (or Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) is a computer bus interface for connecting host bus adapters to mass storage devices such as hard disk drives and optical drives. Serial ATA was designed to replace the older ATA (AT Attachment) standard (also known as EIDE), offering several advantages over the older parallel ATA (PATA) interface: reduced cable-bulk and cost (7 conductors versus 40), native hot swapping, faster data transfer through higher signalling rates, and more efficient transfer through an (optional) I/O queuing protocol.
vCard - Wikipedia backgrounder: vCard is a file format standard for electronic business cards. vCards are often attached to e-mail messages, but can be exchanged in other ways, such as on the World Wide Web or instant messaging. They can contain name and address information, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, URLs, logos, photographs, and audio clips. Also see vCard Maker.
Webopedia - Enter a term like Wi-Fi and get a good, quick description of the technology's history, purpose, and details, plus links.
What is the jaudcap.dll component? - The jaudcap.dll process is also known as Jaksta audio capture and is a part of Jaksta audio capture. This page shows you how to get rid of it.
What Is “wsappx” and Why Is It Running on My PC? - The wsappx process is part of Windows 8 and 10, and you may see it running in the background or even using a significant amount of CPU and disk resources. It’s related to the Windows Store and Microsoft's new Universal app platform.
What Ports Are Currently in Use - Command-line view of ports in use. A quick and easy way to dig into what ports are being used, and what apps are using them.
What is the relevance of "fe80::1%lo0 localhost" in /etc/hosts? - Each of your interfaces will have a different link-local address starting with fe80:: and (typically) ending with a modified version the interface's MAC address (EUI-64 format) to ensure you have a unique address on your segment. In the case of your loopback interface, there isn't anything else connected to it, so it can use the address of fe80::1 without fear of conflict, which is why fe80::1 is typically used as the "localhost" address--the IPv6 equivalent of 127.0.0.1.
Whatis?com - Technology dictionary and IT encyclopedia.
Who's Who Online - An Internet resource for biographical and professional data about individuals of accomplishment on-line.
Wiredguide - A beginner's guide to computer help, internet help and general computing interest from chat to shareware.
Youtube to MP3 Shark - Provides over 80 conversion formats for audio and video files, that are free, reliable, easy to use.
ZDNet - Ziff Davis computer information, product tests, reviews, magazines, news, help, tutorials, shopping, downloads, and more.
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