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Family Reunion Website - A Must For Any Successful Family Reunion

Author: Madison Lockwood

Category: Internet

With family members spread across the country and around the world, it becomes more and more important to make use of the Internet to keep everyone up to date with family reunion plans Coordinating schedules, procuring funds to pay for the event and final details can be taken care of as a group, a true family venture and a great start to a successful family reunion Getting Started Setting up a website for your family reunion doesn’t have to be intricate or involved...

Playing Outside The Sim Box - Independent Video Gaming

Author: Madison Lockwood

Category: Computers and Technology

Once the economic analysts and social pundits got over the shockwaves from the assault of video gaming on our culture, they began to look at the nuances of the industry For several years, there wasn't much product variation to see outside of shooters, fantasy role playing, and sports games The Sims brought some variety and expanded the player base to more mature "casual gamers," but for the most part gaming has been for the young...

Auto Insurance For The Digital Age - Online, On Demand

Author: Madison Lockwood

Category: Internet

The maturation of the Internet has turned it into a viable marketplace and no industry has benefited more than the auto insurance business In May of 2006 alone, Yahoo saw almost four million searches on "car insurance" Three of the strongest insurance companies in the country do their selling primarily over the internet or telephone: Progressive, eSurance and Geico...

Smile, You're On Candid Cellphone - Privacy In The Digital Age

Author: Madison Lockwood

Category: Computers and Technology

There is currently somewhere north of seven hundred fifty million cell phones out there with some sort of video capture capability There are also millions of ever-smaller and ever-cheaper videocams Finally, roughly two thirds of American households have an online computer in the house...

Linux On The Desktop?

Author: Madison Lockwood

Category: Computers and Technology

Linux is an "open source" operating system originally developed by a engineer from Finland named Linus Torvalds Linux was released under an early version of the GNU "General Public License", or GPL, by which any user that wanted to work with Linux was free to do so Though it has evolved considerably over the years, it has yet to eclipse the popularity of Microsoft's Windows operating system at the consumer and small business level- which is dominated by "desktop" computer sales...

Newspapers Take To The Internet

Author: Madison Lockwood

Category: Internet

The Internet has accelerated a long-established cultural trend: more and more people are getting their news from electronic sources rather than the newspaper Television and radio have made steady inroads; the trend really accelerated with as cable TV crept into a majority of American households and all those specialty channels became available to the populace The noisiest, if not most successful cable channels are the news feeds that can be found in multiple formats and languages...

Channel Surfing Across The Internet

Author: Madison Lockwood

Category: Entertainment

The advent of broadband, high speed Internet access in millions of homes has introduced the use of video over those networks as a mainstream digital reality and led to the creation of phenomena such as YouTube It has also baffled the television and movie corporate powers, who can't decide whether to sue online video sites or learn to use them as new channels for distribution of their products In fact, some of each is occurring...

Flash In The Platter- Hybrid Hard Drives

Author: Madison Lockwood

Category: Computers and Technology

A hybrid hard drive (HHD) is a standard hard drive fitted with a large buffer or memory cache that does not require a spinning disk to record data This "non volatile" form of flash memory is included in the HHD in increments of up to one gigabyte, resulting in a hard drive that basically functions to back up the memory cache The "platters," or discs in a hybrid hard drive are thus required to crank up and spin only when the buffer memory is filled or when the computer operator is moving extremely large files around...

How Your Computer Can Save The World In Its Spare Time

Author: Madison Lockwood

Category: Computers and Technology

Those of us that have been watching the development of the computer industry for some years may remember that one of the alternatives to massive supercomputers developed ten or fifteen years ago was the use of large numbers of smaller computers working in tandem The concept involves using a "massively parallel server" that can scale hundreds, even thousands of CPUs to function in cooperation while executing a project that requires enormous computing power The server essentially allocates tasks, or portions of tasks to different low-level machines and gathers the resultant data for a completed project...

Hiring Online - How To Have Your Own Pet Monster

Author: Madison Lockwood

Category: Business

Internet usage for employee recruitment has come about through a few channels In an effort to retain customer (and advertiser) loyalty, newspapers have developed online versions that include the "help wanted" ads which have long been their bread and butter At the same time, sites like Monster and Career Builder have become major resources for both employees and employers, each site warehousing millions of resumes and tens of thousands of job listings...

How To Subscribe To A Podcast

Author: Madison Lockwood

Category: Internet

Podcasts have become audio and video versions of blogging They are delivered by all manner of amateurs and professional organizations (usually news services) and are delivered through a multiplicity of channels Podcasts are audio or video "bites" that address a particular topic or provide a small segment of entertainment or information...

How Fashion Houses And Designers Can Use Websites

Author: Madison Lockwood

Category: Internet

A quick search online will reveal that many of the major fashion houses not only have websites, but use them in creative ways Fashion is an industry built on fantasy, to a great degree Those fantasies are constructed in glossy magazines oriented to professionals in general (Vanity Fair) and to women who follow the trends (Elle)...

What You Need To Know About Online Medical Resources

Author: Madison Lockwood

Category: Medicines and Remedies

Medical advice online is available via a variety of sources These sources range from commercial, to non-profit, and governmental We'll examine a few of the major players in each sector...

Voip - The Basics

Author: Madison Lockwood

Category: Computers and Technology

This story is one of those too-good-to-be-true tales that actually might be real The acronym VoIP stands for Voice Over Internet Protocol; that's the technology for making telephone calls over the web Several companies have introduced services that utilize this technological capacity and they are making a commercial success of it...

More Players On Movie Download Field

Author: Madison Lockwood

Category: Entertainment

Two major retailers have moved into the online movie sales business WalMart and Amazoncom join existing properties in trying to convince the consumer their downloadable wares are more attractive than other, less "official" options...

Answer Your The Eldercare Questions Online

Author: Madison Lockwood

Category: Aging

The aging of America has led to a booming industry providing for the care of our seniors It has also led to difficulties with Medicare and dire threats of the collapse of Social Security What is important however is that the medical establishment has responded in a variety of ways to support the special needs of people in their final years...

Now You Can Have Commentary With Your Opera

Author: Madison Lockwood

Category: Entertainment

Something like 3% of all adults in this country attends the opera, according to the National Endowment for the Arts It's always been thought of as an elite art form and it's popular following remains miniscule The municipal opera company based in Nashville has undertaken a number of steps to expand interest in its art form...

Finding Tax Preparation Information Online

Author: Madison Lockwood

Category: Finances

Believe it or not, one of the best online tax preparation resources is the IRS You've got to watch your "govs" and "...

Landscapers And Gardeners - Grow Online

Author: Madison Lockwood

Category: Gardening

Landscaping is first and foremost a visual art Those involved in the art as professionals and who wish to advertise their services can do no better than utilizing a web site to display their skills A well executed Internet layout is ideal for addressing not only the visual appeal of a gardener or landscaper's professional skills; it is also the perfect forum for discussion of the many details that go into a quality landscaping effort...

What Is DirectX?

Author: Madison Lockwood

Category: Computers and Technology

DirectX is a family of "application program interfaces" (APIs) that are designed by Microsoft to make graphics functionality of Microsoft compatible software -especially videogames - function smoothly and at their highest level There have been DirectX versions 3,5,6,7,8,9 and now, concurrent with the introduction of the new Microsoft Vista operating system, DirectX 10 Direct3D is a special interface designed by Microsoft that allows developers to abstract 3D graphics programming from the underlying hardware...

The Front Page On World Of Warcraft

Author: Madison Lockwood

Category: Entertainment

First came computer games Then came DSL, and broadband online access, followed very closely by computer games where you can play with other real people sitting in front of other real computers, somewhere else in the real world This functionality has led to the development of several phenomenally successful "Massively Multiple Online Role Playing Games," or MMOs as they have come to be known in the industry...

Photographers - Here's How To Put The Internet To Work For You

Author: Madison Lockwood

Category: Arts and Crafts

It is not lost on professionals in the visual arts field that the Internet is an advertising outlet made for visual imagery One of the most creative professional fields with Internet presentation is the architectural business Good firms present their portfolio in such a manner as to walk a potential client through the process that previous clients have been through...

Stand Out From The Resume Crowd With Video

Author: Madison Lockwood

Category: Jobs

Talk to an executive recruiter - or better yet, a professional "we'll get you hired for a price" recruiter - and they'll tell you that these days, resumes sent to large firms are first scanned for keywords and format and that only the appropriate survive Digital vetting has come to the human resources profession; moreover, the notion of creating a single page resume that will jump out of a pile of similar documents and generate an interview has become a frightful challenge Some enterprising individuals have decided to harness digital technology themselves and create video resumes...

Wii And Playstation3: The Latest Battle Of The Gaming Consoles

Author: Madison Lockwood

Category: Entertainment

It seems almost like a Christmas ritual: there's a Next Big Thing in the video game world almost every holiday season Last year featured a particularly interesting competition between the new gaming hardware put on the market by Nintendo and their prime competitor, Sony with its PlayStation series The Sony PS3 is the high-end, bells-and-whistles choice between the two...

Digital Reputations And What To Do About Them

Author: Madison Lockwood

Category: Internet

Until recently, the key to kicking open a door for a job interview was the resume There are innumerable books that are 'how-to' guidelines for resume writing; how to lead with skills, not experience, how to make your dynamic personality jump off the page; how to in fact keep it to one page - the mantra of the resume professional While you've been busy shoehorning your experience onto one lousy sheet of printer paper (no cheating with legal size) another important issue has emerged for job candidates...

What Future Undergrads Ought To Know About Student Loans And Online Resources

Author: Madison Lockwood

Category: Education

Navigating the student loan process can be a challenge, starting from ground zero Since the federal government got in the student loan business in 1965, something like 65 million Americans have taken advantage of it There have been several bills run through Congress over the years, creating a variety of loan programs - for students, vets, returning students, and so forth...

Professional Video Game Development Courses On The Rise

Author: Madison Lockwood

Category: Computers and Technology

The University of Southern California has announced the introduction of a bachelor's program in video game development With the advent of sophisticated games such as MMOs and the merging of commercial interests with virtual reality, it is possible that USC did this as an academic exercise rather than a place to park its football players Other mainstream universities have similar programs, among them Carnegie Mellon, Georgia Tech and Southern Methodist University...

Secrets Of Emotion Detection Software

Author: Madison Lockwood

Category: Computers and Technology

Call centers have become a ubiquitous feature of American consumerism Working one's way through a phone tree to get to a live "customer service representative" can in and of itself be an enormously aggravating process Once you're on with an actual voice, your request for support (on a product) or clarification (on a bill) or placing some sort of order may go well or may become a fiasco...

Early Info On The Apple Iphone

Author: Madison Lockwood

Category: Computers and Technology

Apple Computers (Now Apple Inc) has recovered from years of corporate doldrums through the introduction of an innovative line of computers but more importantly, through the phenomenal success of the iPod Apple more or less created the market for personal digital MP3 players and has sold millions of units, along with millions of songs through their online music store...

Predict The Weather As Well As The Guy On TV

Author: Madison Lockwood

Category: Internet

The weather resources on the Internet are many and varied They range from highly sophisticated dedicated sites to national newsfeeds that produce fairly comprehensive weather reports, to regional news organizations that feature weather as part of their online news service These can be from TV and radio stations or local newspapers...