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eBay CEO enlists users’ aid to defeat online sales tax bill

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57580648-93/ebay-ceo-enlists-users-aid-to-defeat-online-sales-tax-bill/

Vudu resets user passwords after hard drives lost in office burglary

Video service Vudu began warning users today that it has instituted a systemwide password reset following an office break-in last month.

A burglary March 24 resulted in the loss of hard drives that contained users’ sensitive personal information, including names, e-mail addresses, postal addresses, phone numbers, account activity, dates of birth, and the last four digits of some credit card numbers, Vudu Chief Technology Officer Prasanna Ganesan informed customers in an e-mail. He said no complete credit card numbers were stolen because the company does not store that information.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57578766-83/vudu-resets-user-passwords-after-hard-drives-lost-in-office-burglary/

Raspberry Pi Inventor Sets Out To Change The World With $25 Mini-Computer: via HuffPost

Raspberry Pi Inventor Sets Out To Change The World With $25 Mini-Computer: via HuffPost

If you ask Eben Upton what he does for a living, he will simply say that he “designs chips,” but with his charity the Raspberry Pi Foundation,he’s actually changing the world — and, in essence, the future.

Upton started his career as a physicist before becoming an engineer, and later a computer scientist. He eventually got his MBA, and in addition to working at companies like Intel, IBM and Broadcom, he became a teacher. That’s when he realized there was a problem

http://huff.to/17gTTYS

Six Android apps you’ll thank me for (you’re welcome)

As a reviewer of Android apps, it’s my role to sniff out what’s hot and interesting on Google Play. I make it a point to try out apps old and new, as well as big-name apps, apps from startup shops, and everything in between.

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-57553312-251/six-android-apps-youll-thank-me-for-youre-welcome/

As PC sales tank, what’s Microsoft’s Plan B?

When market analyst IDC last week noted the sharp 13.9 percent quarterly drop in worldwide PC sales, it placed much of the blame on the “radical” user interface changes of Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system.

 

Users the interface bulky and hard to navigate. Was this to radical of a change?

 

http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57579503-75/as-pc-sales-tank-whats-microsofts-plan-b/

Rule your computer with a laser beam.

Rule your computer with a laser beam http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/12/tech/innovation/orig-ideas-laser-keyboard/index.html

Why You Shouldn’t Upgrade to Windows 8 Yet | TechNewsDaily.com

http://www.technewsdaily.com/8336-windows-8-upgrade-pros-cons.html

5 Windows 8 Apps to Bring Back the Start Menu

http://blog.laptopmag.com/5-windows-8-apps-to-bring-back-the-start-menu

To copy the window or screen contents

To copy the window or screen contents

To make a copy of the active window, press ALT+PRINT SCREEN.
To copy the entire screen as it appears on your monitor, press PRINT SCREEN.

Note

To paste the image into a document, click the Edit menu in the document window, and then click Paste.

See how Group Policies are applied

Run gpresult /v

GPRESULT, or otherwise known as Resultant Set of Policy Queries is a tool used to provide client end information of Group Policy settings.
The utility ships with all current versions of Windows and is used to aid administrators in troubleshooting group policy problems. The policy is very similar between all versions of Windows, however Windows Vista and Windows 7 requires elevation.

The commands below are examples that i use frequently.

Windows XP

This provides verbose log of current logged on user on local PC

1 gpresult /v > gp.txt