...with everything from authentic golf broadcasts to music, TV and movie sound clips to enliven your time on the course. Mike Berman can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or through his website at www.jocgeek.com.
Remember the Atari 2600 gaming system? Remember how we used to spend hours in front of our TV sets playing games like "Combat," "Missile Command" and "Warlords"?
In the beginning, there were cylinders you could insert in a machine and hear voices and music. Then came records, tape and compact disks. But I don't think anything has made as much of an impact - or caused as much controversy - on the recorded sound industry as the development of MP3 technology.
When was the last time you thought about how software you download from the Internet is decompressed? Most folks would probably say "never," but the true computer addict not only wants to know how it's being done, but what options he has when doing it.
I don't know about you, but it seems to me that every time I buy something new for my computer, it becomes obsolete before I open the box.
No doubt you've been hearing a lot about Bluetooth technology lately and can hardly wait until you can use your digital phone or handheld computer to buy a diet soda from a vending machine.
Feel threatened? I do! It seems that every time my computer survives a virus attack, another is heading its way. They used to have great names like Melissa or Happy New Year, now it's the w32.nimda.a@mm worm, a heinous creature that can give interlopers total access to your system. That alone is enough to make you want to get rid of it. According to the folks at Symantec Corp., the developers of Norton AntiVirus 2001, this new threat allows a remote user to: - Steal or change passwords or password files
In today's world of MP3 players, Walkmen, digital phones and boom boxes, there's one thing we never have enough of - batteries. I asked the folks at Kodak and Rayovac to send me some of their rechargeable batteries and chargers to see if it was really more efficient - and economical - to use them instead of the old use-'em-up, throwaway alkalines we all seem to be spending a fortune on.
...You really can't go wrong with either router/firewall. The one you chose would depend on how much protection you feel you need and how much you're willing to spend to get it. (Mike Berman can be contacted at email@example.com)
Thin is in, especially if you're a road warrior shackled to everything from a notebook computer to a cell phone. So, with this in mind, I took a look at two small CD burners that won't break your back, or your budget.