Category Archives: Know Where Know-How

DEFINE: Art Versus Science

ART = Art is the field of “creation” and “searching” SCIENCE = Science is the field of “recreation” and “researching” The whole point of recreating a scientific experiment is to always get the same result. If you receive a different … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s New Website "Your Browser Matters" Test’s Your Browser’s Security

Your Browser Matters: Microsoft’s new website was created to show you how your browser helps keep you secure online. Key Security Features: Dangerous Downloads Does the browser help protect you from websites that are known to distribute socially engineered malware? … Continue reading

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How to Enable Safe Mode Boot in Windows 8 Preview (Since F8 Doesn’t Work)

UPDATE: Simply Press <Shift> + <F8> Microsoft TechNet blogger, Juan Antonio Diaz, has documented the procedure for enabling Safe Mode in Windows 8 Developer Preview (since pressing the <F8> Key does not work!) STEP #1) From the Windows 8 home … Continue reading

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Windows 8 Preview Available Now!

Later tonight, You can now download the first Windows 8 Preview via the new Windows Dev Center. Download –> Windows Developer Preview with developer tools English, 64-bit (x64)Download –> Windows Developer Preview English, 64-bit (x64)Download –> Windows Developer Preview English, … Continue reading

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NASA Releases 3D App: “Eyes on the Solar System”

I’ve been a big fan of Microsoft’s WorldWide Telescope project – and now NASA has joined the fun with their 3D application. NASA’s “Eyes on the Solar System” is a 3-D environment full of real NASA mission data. Explore the … Continue reading

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Microsoft CodePlex Releases First Kinect for Windows Projects

It was only a few days ago Microsoft released their Kinect for Windows SDK beta — yet CodePlex already has released a few proof of concepts available for download! Coding4Fun Kinect Toolkit contains both a WinForm and WPF version due to … Continue reading

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Test Drive Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 Mobile Browser Features

Micorosft has begun showing-off their upcoming Internet Explorer 9 Mobile browser features. HTML5 Demos – Deliver interoperability through web standards including HTML5 and ES5. Audio Player Geolocation Border Radius DOM Local Storage Scalable Vector Graphics CSS3 Media Queries DOMContentLoaded Performance … Continue reading

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Microsoft Begins Previewing “Windows 8”

Today, at the D9 Conference, for the first time, Microsoft demonstrated the next generation of Windows, internally code-named Windows 8. Windows 8 is a reimagining of Windows, from the chip to the interface. A Windows 8-based PC is really a … Continue reading

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Who Coined the Term "Rock and Roll"?

I’m continually told by “radio people” how NY’s famous WINS-AM DJ, Alan Freed, was the first person to use the term Rock & Roll to describe a certain type of music.  However, the phrase Rock & Roll had been in … Continue reading

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Microsoft Releases Updated "Fix-It" Automated Troubleshooters

Microsoft Fix it troubleshooters help you automatically diagnose and repair common computer problems, and provide you with the next steps to take if your problems aren’t fixed. From the list in this article, download and run the Mats_run.exe file whose … Continue reading

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