In this month’s Roundtable we explore going back to school, updating to Windows 10 and How to maintain your computer’s overheating problem. So, let’s kick it off with this months crossword puzzle.
Making technological predictions can be notoriously awkward business, especially for the one making the prediction. For example, Albert Einstein and Bill Gates have both made predictions in the past that have literally been taken to the point of being embarrassingly humorous.
One of the things that angers me is how we as a society seem to be unsure of our national history. We also tend to forget it. Watch the Videos Below:
What We Have Forgotten
This Monday is Memorial Day and a lot of Americans have forgotten why we celebrate this day. Many Americans basically observe the day by having a BBQ, which of course includes food, alcohol and relaxing with your family. Which is perfectly fine. But, when you ask Americans the question, “Why do we celebrate Memorial Day?” Many of us either don’t know what to say or we answer, “To honor those who serve to protect our freedom.” That is completely WRONG.
There was a time when a computer could only fit in a building the size of a medium house (1800 ft2). Then later it would fit into a room. Then eventually a desktop, laptop and what we find today is portable computers via tablets & cell phones. Now, we have one that fits into a pocket comfortably, although it’s in Alpha testing right now.
Norm Morin, founder of NKC Systems computer repair and consulting, has some interesting opinions when it comes to pop-up scams. First off, these are not called pop-up scams, they are known as “Call for Support” scams. Secondly he suggests 2 ways to handle this type of pop-up. I agree with the first one, which is to use Task Manger by pressing “ctrl, alt, delete.” However, he recommends a brute-force option that I completely disagree with and in my opinion is more harmful to your computer than the actual scam. Read what he says below:
A new virus is threatening Android users. This virus ridden app pretends to be an Amazon Rewards app and has been dubbed Gazon.
Gazon’s primary goal seems to be to make money by taking you to online ads for things like reward cards, movie vouchers, free games, and so on.