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 Tech Terms Dictionary Internet Technologies Dictionaries

WhatIs Cheat Sheets
WhatIs Learning Guides and Tutorials

Emerging Technology - Selected Media Articles 

MS Office
Utilities and Tips
Operating Systems
Data and Storage
Laptops and Mobile
Misc. Hardware
Visual and Audio

Social Networking and Blogs



The Future of Business Technology
Technology Review, Special Report

The 21st Century Writer
The Futurist, July-August 2008

The Next Bubble - Web 2.0 companies
Technology Review, July/August 2008

The Future of Web 2.0
Technology Review, July/August 2008

The new face of R&D: What's cooking at IBM, HP and Microsoft
Computerworld, July 10, 2008
The Post-American Technology World
Wired, June 8, 2008

Microsoft Seeks Patent On Brain-Based Development
Slashdot, June 7, 2008

The future of e-paper: The Kindle is only the beginning
Computer World, June 6, 2008

World Getting Flatter, Silicon Valley Discovers
Red Herring, June 5, 2008

A Peek Into the Future: Tech Rivalries, Windows 7, PCs
PCWorld, June 5, 2008

The Future of Business Technology
Technology Review, June 2, 2008

The End Of Work As You Know It
BussinessWeek, August 20, 2007


Remembering Longer Passwords Easily
PCWorld/NetworkWorld, July 10, 2008

All the News That's Fit to Tap
PCWorld/Macworld, July 10, 2008

7 Skills for IT Fame and Fortune
PCWorld/Network World, July 2, 2008

Adobe Releases Reader 9
PCWorld/Macworld, July 2, 2008

The Technological Leash: Are We Ever Off the Clock?
PCWorld, June 29, 2008

Over 1 Billion Computers in Use Worldwide
PCWorld, June 23, 2008

One in Three IT Admins Admit Snooping
PCWorld/Computerworld, June 22, 2008

Companies Need Employee Consent to See E-mail
PCWorld/ComputerWorld Canada, June 22, 2008

Gadget Buyers Seen as Assertive, Arrogant
PCWorld, June 21, 2008

Paper Gets a Nano Makeover
Technology Review, June 16, 2008

Bill Gates: 10 Unforgettable Moments
CIO, June 16, 2008

Acrobat Gets Multimedia Makeover
Technology Review, June 5, 2008

The Touch-Screen Room
Popular Science, May 15, 2008

Archiving E-mail Effectively
Technology Review, May 9, 2008

5 Habits for Greener Computing
PCWorld, April 18, 2008


Microsoft Aims at Office Interoperability
PCWorld, June 30, 2008

Do I Need to Buy Microsoft Office?
Popular Science, June 12, 2008

Microsoft readies Producer for PowerPoint rich-media add-in
ZDNet, June 5, 2008

Data and Storage

How to Prevent a Data Disaster
PCWorld, June 10, 2008 

How to Create Idiot-Proof Backups With Windows' Built-In Tools
PCWorld, June 4, 2008

How It Works: The Sturdiest Solid-State Storage
Popular Science, March 13, 2008

Laptops and Mobile

Clear Calls - Improved voice-recognition for cell phones
Technology Review, July/August 2008

Companies still love and loathe IM
InfoWorld, July 11, 2008

Apple turns its back on mobile standards
InfoWorld, July 11, 2008
iPhone 3G, the Unexpurgated Arrival-Day FAQ
PCWorld/Computerworld, July 11, 2008

Google Mobile App Unifies Searches
PCWorld/Macworld.com, July 10, 2008

Social Networking Catches Mobile Madness
Gigaom, July 10, 2008

Telerupted: An Internet for Devices
Gigaom, July 10, 2008

How GPS Works
PC Magazine, July 8, 2008

Cellphones Cause Cancer. No, They Don't! Yes, They Do!
Popular Science, July 8, 2008

The 411 on Your Next Cellphone
Popular Science, July 2, 2008

The Return of Ma Bell
We're headed for a future with only two wireless phone companies.
Sascha Segan, PC Magazine, July 2, 2008

Meet tomorrow's mobile phones: Sensational shape-shifters and more
Computerworld, June 25, 2008

How To: Revitalize an Aging Notebook on the Cheap
PCWorld/Computerworld, June 20, 2008

The $100 Laptop: A Glimpse of the Future?
PCWorld/Computerworld, June 18, 2008
BlackBerry How To: Determine Memory Use, Avoid Performance Degradation
CIO, June 9, 2008

The Future of Subnotebook Pricing
Slashdot, June 7, 2008

Where's Wireless Broadband Going?
John C. Dvorak, PC Magazine, June 6, 2008

Notes From the Road: Wi-Fi Tips, Garmin GPS Test Run
PCWorld, June 3, 2008  

Operating Systems

Moving from Windows to Linux: Switching Business Operating Systems
CIO, July 2, 2008 

Last OS Standing: Make the Most of Windows Vista
PCWorld, June 30, 2008

10 Tools to Make Microsoft Windows Shine
PCWorld, June 27, 2008

Answers to Vista Users' Nagging Questions
PCWorld, June 25, 2008 

17 Greasemonkey Scripts to Turbocharge Your Browser
PCWorld, June 24, 2008

Browse PDFs and Organize Bookmarks in Firefox 3
PCWorld/Macworld.com, June 19, 2008

Windows Vista: Faster, smarter search
ZDNet, June 5, 2008

Six Ways to Make Vista and XP Work Your Way
PCWorld, June 2, 2008

Microsoft Windows 7: What the Future Holds
PC Magazine, June 2, 2008

Six Ways to Make Vista and XP Work Your Way

PC World, June 2, 2008

Visual and Audio

Google Tackles Virtual Reality With 'Lively'
PC Magazine, July 8, 2008

Take Command of Your Photo's Color Intensity
PCWorld, July 7, 2008

Easy Ways to Give Your Photos an Antique Look
PCWorld, June 30, 2008

Frequently Asked Photo Questions for June
PCWorld, June 23, 2008

Be a More Efficient Digital Photographer
PCWorld, June 16, 2008

Make Artistic Mosaics With Your Photos
PCWorld, June 9, 2008

How to Change the Background in Any Photo
PCWorld, May 29, 2008

Efficient Video Delivery Over The Internet
Digital Web, May 13, 2008

Music tunes into tech
CNET Guide

Social Networking and Blogs

Social Networking

Social Network - Wikipedia
Social Network Service - Wikipedia 
List: Wikipedia's List of Social Networking Websites
List: Social Networking God - 350+ sites
Some examples: LinkedIn and Twitter (popular with some STC members), Facebook, MySpace, Crackberry (BlackBerry users)
Text Message Abbreviations (WhatIs), Emoticons

Your Reputation Online, Part 1: How Damage Is Done
TechNewsWorld, July 10, 2008

Your Reputation Online, Part 2: Repairing the Damage
TechNewsWorld, July 11, 2008

Social Networking Is Not a Business
Technology Review, July/August 2008

Who Owns Your Friends?
Technology Review, July/August 2008

How Facebook Works
Technology Review, July/August 2008

Social Networking Catches Mobile Madness
 Gigaom, July 10, 2008
 Social Networks at Work: If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em
TechNewsWorld, July 8, 2008

Digging a Smarter Crowd
Technology Review, July 8, 2008

Facebook Grows Up:
Has Facebook rewritten the concept of the Internet portal?
PC Magazine, July 11, 2008

Portable Social Networks
Digital Web Magazine, July 1, 2008

Integrating Social Media into a Web Content Strategy
Digital Web Magazine, June 24, 2008

How to Safely Use Facebook and LinkedIn at Work
PCWorld/ITBusiness.ca, June 29, 2008


Microblogs: No Tidbit Too Trivial, No Moment Too Mundane
Tech News World/Chicago Tribune, July 12, 2008


Internet Gridlock
Technology Review, July/August 2008

The Future of the Web
Technology Review, July/August 2008

Artificial intelligence tied to search future
InfoWorld, July 10, 2008

Yahoo's COKE Project Adds Life to Front Page
PCWorld, July 10, 2008

Yahoo opens its search technology to third parties
InfoWorld, July 10, 2008

In Three Years, the Internet Hits a Brick Wall
PC Magazine, July 7, 2008

The Ideal Internet Connection and the Power User
John C. Dvorak, PC Magazine, July 7, 2008

State of U.S. Broadband: Demand Hits Speed Bumps
Gigaom, July 2, 2008

How to Build a Blog With WordPress
PCWorld, July 1, 2008

Adapting Websites to Users
Technology Review, June 9, 2008

Smart Sites and Terrific Downloads
PCWorld, June 10, 2008

Adobe to Launch Acrobat Online
Red Herring, June 5, 2008

How to Tell if Your Site Needs Search Engine Optimization
Computer User, May 20, 2008

Design v. Audience Considerations
Digital Web, May 20, 2008

Six Steps to a Faster Broadband Connection
PCWorld, March 16, 2008

Five Quick Fixes for Internet Connection Hang-Ups
PCWorld, January 20, 2008

Kill Your TV: 15 Internet Video Sites to Beat the Writers' Strike
PCWorld, January 9, 2008

Top Websites of 2007
PC Magazine

Miscellaneous Hardware

OMG, Women Buy Electronics!
Gigaom, July 11, 2008

Universal, Energy-Efficient Adapter to Come 
Popular Science, July 8, 2008

Better Batteries
Technology Review, June 2, 2008

Must-Have Tech
PC Magazine, June 2, 2008

Eight Handy Tools in Word You Probably Don't Know About
PC Magazine, June 2, 2008

The Future of Mobile Social Networking
Technology Review, June 2, 2008


Google Tops Reputation Rankings
PC Magazine, July 8, 2008

The 100 Best Products of 2008
PCWorld, May 26, 2008

Top Websites of 2007
PC Magazine

The 100 Best Products of 2007
PCWorld, May 21, 2007


Tech Talk: Where'd it Come From, Anyway?
PCWorld/Network World, June 29, 2008
15 Turning Points in Tech History
PCWorld/InfoWorld, June 19, 2008


10 essential (and free!) security downloads for Windows
Computer World, May 28, 2008

Xerox touts erasable paper, smart documents
Computer World, April 29, 2008

529 Computing Tips
PC World, April 21, 2008

101 Fantastic Freebies
PC World, March 23, 2008

91 Utilities to Supercharge Windows
PC Magazine, March 7, 2008

Are enterprises ready for e-readers?
Computer World, February 19, 2008

10 Mac trends you need to know: Living in a 3G world
   Macworld, January 2007
Your Guide to Free Open-Source Software 
   Popular Science, Dec. 29, 2006
Untangle the World Wide Web with RSS
   Reuters, Dec. 29, 2006
Wikipedia creator turns to search
   BBC, Dec. 29, 2006
Ray Kurzweil: The Future of Robots 
   Popular Science, Dec. 29, 2006
In 2021 You'll Enjoy Total Recall
   Popular Science, Dec. 29, 2006
Gadgets Seen As Best Way To Tell Porkies
   Reuters, SmartComputing, Dec. 29, 2006
Beyond search: Google specialty services
   InfoWorld, Dec. 28, 2006
Changes for Microsoft and Apple
   BBC, Dec. 28, 2006
Looking ahead: Tech trends 2007
   ComputerWorld, Dec. 28, 2006
2007: Top Software Trends--Vista, Virtualization
   PC World, Dec. 27, 2006
Top Mobile and Wireless Trends for 2007
   PC World, Dec. 27, 2006
PC Platforms: Looking Back at 2006 and Ahead to 2007
   eWeek, Dec. 27, 2006
A Court Case That Could Kill the Web
   Business 2.0, Dec. 22, 2006
Microsoft tries to patent RSS
   Business 2.0, Dec. 22, 2006
Top 10 Can't-Miss Predictions for 2007!
   Business 2.0, Dec. 22, 2006
Will Vista make companies dump their aging PCs sooner?
   InfoWorld, Dec. 21, 2006
Looking back at Web 2006 from 2025
   ZDNet, Dec. 21, 2006
Study: Citizen robots will want rights
   CNN, Dec. 21, 2006
2006 Review/2007 Preview
   PC Magazine, Dec. 20, 2006
15 surprise innovations in 2007
   Business 2.0, Dec. 20, 2006
2007 Predictions from One of the Best
   PC Magazine, Dec. 15, 2006
What will replace the laptop?
   MSNBC, Dec. 13, 2006
Tech Solutions to Iraqi-U.S. Language Barrier
   NPR, Dec. 13, 2006
Let Your Documents Fly
   Small Business Computing, Dec. 7, 2006
A MySpace for grown-ups
   CNN, Business 2.0, Dec. 4, 2006
Moving Into a New Office
   Newsweek, Dec. 4, 2006
Technology Breakthroughs!
   PC Magazine, Nov. 29, 2006
Online Productivity Suites
   PC World, Nov. 21, 2006
The Great Cache Hunt
Knock out the cache files that are slowing down your PC
   ComputerUser, Oct. 2006

Older Articles
U.N. Lends Backing to the $100 Laptop, AP, Jan. 27, 2006
Intel Shows Off 45-Nanometer-Process SRAM
The Struggle to Measure Performance, BusinessWeek, Jan. 9, 2006 
20 ways to converge when we only need 2 or 3, Mercury News, Jan. 8, 2006
Help! I've Lost My Focus, Time, Jan. 8, 2006
The urge to converge, CNNMoney.com , Jan. 7, 2006 
What men, women want on the Web
  BBC. Dec. 29, 2005; Reuters, at CNN, Dec. 29, 2005
Learning How to Learn, ComputerUser, Jan. 8, 2006
Wave of the Future, Computer World, Jan. 2006
Ray Kurzweil: Life in the Future, NPR 
Computers Beyond the Box, BusinessWeek  
Digital Maps Going Beyond the Roads, ABC News, Dec. 29, 2005 
Hotwiring Your Search Engine, Newsweek, Dec. 19, 2005
A sight for sore thumbs? The Economist, Dec. 8, 2005
New, Improved Web, PC World Magazine, Dec. 23, 2005
A Gadget Bag is the New Man Purse, RealTechNews, Aug. 8, 2005
FutureTech: Innovations to Watch, ABC News
Technology Reviews and Buying Advice, ZDNet 



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