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catamount

Member since: February 2014

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  • Is there a way to get the Chrome browser to display the FPS (frames per second) of video content playing in the browser window?

    2 days 8 hours ago

  • Well, first off, Android One is really more of a concept than an individual device. The Android One project is an effort by Google to bring decent, inexpensive Android devices to developing countries, starting with India.

    2 days 9 hours ago

  • You already listed my vote - Colossus 249, the software that ran on the Apollo AGC (Apollo Guidance Computer). While keeping in mind that the AGC was cutting edge for its time and it was the first computer to use integrated circuits, back then that meant 32k of storage and 2k of memory, along with 4 registers.

    2 days 12 hours ago

  • You are unlikely to see many differences outside of a few specific areas. Here is a link to a number of benchmarks comparing 64-bit and 32-bit Chrome, and for the most part the results were comparable.

    1 week 3 days ago

  • IPS in plane switching. It’s nothing new, but marketing departments have recently discovered it, so it has become a buzzword. Basically IPS is a technology first brought to market by Hitachi in 1996. It’s a method of altering the direction of the pixels so that viewing angles and color reproduction accuracy are improved.    

    1 week 3 days ago

  • Are there any advantages that the user will notice by switching to the newly released 64-bit version of the Chrome browser?

    1 week 6 days ago

  • I’m not sure I understand. “Open in…” should appear when you attempt to open a file that can be handled by more than one app. You just hold your finger down on the file or attachment and “Open in…” should pop up with a list of compatible apps for you to choose from.   

    3 weeks 9 hours ago

  • From Microsoft: 1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings, and then tap Change PC settings. (If you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, click Settings, and then click Change PC settings.)

    3 weeks 10 hours ago

  • I need to format an SD card to FAT32, and was wondering if I can do that with my Chromebook. It has an option to “format device” but it doesn’t allow you to choose the file system. Anyone know what file system it uses as the default?

    4 weeks 1 day ago

  • LOL, I’ve done this before and it took me a little while to figure it out too. When you get to the system settings, you have to use two fingers to scroll down and double tap to select. Just treat the screen like a Macbook’s touchpad and you will be back to normal shortly.  

    5 weeks 1 day ago

  • Blu-ray movies are 1080p, so it may actually be higher quality than some HD streaming video, which can also be 720p. 

    5 weeks 1 day ago

  • I used to use FreeFileSync a few years ago and liked it, so I recently installed it on a Windows laptop. Unfortunately, they decided to add conduit malware as part of the package, which is a browser hijack. How can I get rid of it? I’m on a Windows 7 machines using the Firefox browser.

    5 weeks 4 days ago

  • I’d like to use a VPN to protect my privacy, but I don’t really want to spend much money on this. What do I need to look at when choosing a VPN, aside from cost?

    6 weeks 23 hours ago

  • From a post by CosmicPeter on Tom’s Hardware:  

    6 weeks 2 days ago

  • Apple’s recent quarterly results show that iPad sales are down almost 20% from the previous quarter. That’s a pretty big drop in sales. What’s going on? Is the tablet market saturated, or is the iPad just not as desirable as it used to be?

    7 weeks 6 days ago

  • I’m working on a paper with a couple of people in other states. In the “old days” we used to email documents back and forth, but luckily we are past the need to do that. Since it is a mix of Windows and Mac users and we can all use Google Docs, I thought that might be the way to go, but I’ve never used Docs for group mark-ups and editing.

    8 weeks 4 days ago

  • Now if only they would make it like that for Amazon Prime Video. I've never understood why Amazon makes it so their video service that is supposed to compete with Netflix can't be used with normal Android tablets and smartphones.

    8 weeks 4 days ago

  • What is the difference between the new Model B+ version of the Raspberry Pi and the original? Anything significant?

    9 weeks 3 days ago

  • This is a growing trend that is good for a number of reasons; PR, environmental stewardship, and energy savings to name a few. Many of the biggest tech companies have demonstrated a commitment to greener data centers, including Google, Facebook. and Apple.

    9 weeks 4 days ago

  • There hasn’t been any official announcement, but at least two generally reliable sources have said that Microsoft will announce Windows 9 sometime this year. Wzor, a Russian blogger with proven sources inside the company, and Mary Jo Foley from Cnet have both made similar statements.

    9 weeks 4 days ago

  • The scientists that discovered graphene were awarded the 2010 Nobel prize in physics for their work. Graphene is supposed to be a “game changer” that will revolutionize our lives. I know that it is too soon to see the impact of the discovery now, but what significant changes will graphene likely bring to computing and technology?

    9 weeks 6 days ago

  • We were looking at changes in our website’s traffic over the past few months and have a disagreement. One member of our staff claims that a forum is probably harming the search ranking, while I personally think that long loading times are having an impact. How much can a slow website impact search engine ranking, particularly Google?

    10 weeks 2 days ago

  • If I’m reading the question correctly, you are looking to use a reader to read the magnetic stips on customer loyalty cards that you will create and provide to your customers. There is not a widely known company that provides these services in the way Square does for credit cards, but there are a few options.

    10 weeks 2 days ago

  • its been awhile since I was in college, but one of the eethical constraints when studying human subjects was that they give informed consent. Obviously, the people being used in this research did not,  and it is hard not to feel resentment when a company manipulates you emotional reactions just to see how you will react.

    11 weeks 2 days ago

  • Try https://data.gov and put the spending of the American taxpayer to use.    Another choice is http://libweb.grinnell.edu/sp/subjects/data    

    11 weeks 2 days ago

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