Leo Laporte's Technology Almanac

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Leo Laporteis TV and radio's most recognized and prolific technology personality, best known for his humor, wit and ability to teach both newcomers and grizzled PC veterans. InLeo Laporte's 2006 Technology Almanac, Leo provides a year's worth of anecdotes, tips, factoids, and musings about the machines at the center of your life.

A page is devoted to each day of the year, and each page includes several elements: typically a single-topic essay that takes up most of the page (on subjects as varied as ergonomics, Easter eggs in popular programs, processor overclocking, and discount-travel Web sites), and hints, tips, references to worthwhile software, and goofy trivia.

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Contents

How Digital Sampling Works
10
Adding Machine Patented 1874
14
Moving and Hiding the Taskbar
27
Exploring the Blogosphere
40
Moblogs and Photo Blogs
42
Gawker
54
Plasma FlatScreen Displays
67
Henry Shrapnel Dies 1842
69
Building the Perfect Gaming PC
196
Choosing a Game Controller
197
Troubleshooting a Bad Connection
210
LucidLink Wireless Client
211
Creating an Emergency Startup Disk
224
PC Survival Checklist
225
Upgrading Notebook Memory
238
Laptop Review
240

Buying a Media Center PC
82
Daily Rotten
95
First Internet Spam 1994
98
iPod Speakers
111
Comparing Digital Television Formats
124
Progressive Scanning
127
Other Cool Google Sites
140
Prosumer Camcorders
153
PVRblog
155
Spy Spyware
168
What Damage Can Spyware Do?
169
Why Its So Hard to Find What You Want Online
182
Oakley THUMP
183
HDTV Programming
253
Showcase DVDs Part I
254
Writing to a Data CD
267
Fact of the Week
268
Soften Your Edges
281
ICE on Your Cell Phone
294
Make the Page Background ScrollAutomatically
297
Pencil Sharpener Patented 1897
310
Gifts for the Road Warrior Geek
323
Gifts for the MusicLovin Geek
325
Holiday Meals Online
338
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About the author (2005)

Leo Laporte is a radio host on LA radio KFI AM 640 and co-hosts Call for Help on Canada's TechTV network. He also appears on programs including ABC's World News Now and Live with Regis and Kelly. He is the author of Leo Laporte's 2005 Gadget Guide, Leo Laporte's Mac Gadget Guide, Leo Laporte's Guide to TiVo, and Leo Laporte's 2005 Technology Almanac.

Mark Edward Soper is a longtime contributor to Upgrading and Repairing PCs, . Mark also authored Absolute Beginner's Guide to Home Networking, Absolute Beginner's Guide to A+ Certification and Absolute Beginner's Guide to Home Automation.

Michael Miller has written more than 75 non-fiction how-to books since 1989, including Que's Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics, Googlepedia: The Ultimate Google Resource, Absolute Beginner's Guide to eBay, and the upcoming How Windows Vista Works. He has established a reputation for clearly explaining technical topics to non-technical readers, and for offering useful real-world advice about complicated topics. More information can be found at the author's Web site, located at www.molehillgroup.com.

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