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SPCUG Tech Cafe                   
January 31, 2022

(Note: Ely’s Cafe and Jitsi-Meet, Virtual Meeting)
Monday 9:00AM (PDT)

Note 1: The following (Chromium based) browsers will work with
either Jitsi-Meet, Google or Skype Meeting. We may be using MS Teams in November.
These are the optimum browsers, others may cause video streaming
problems on your end.
Microsoft Edge 
Google Chrome 
Opera & Opera GTX
Brave, but you MUST disable “Shields” first.

1: Investors Buy Up Metaverse Real Estate: https://www.wsj.com/video/series/current-features/investors-buy-up-metaverse-real-estate-in-virtual-land-boom/9620D8C3-3B38-48F7-9019-5C20F52D68CB  and https://market.decentraland.org/lands

2: The End of Car Keys, Passwords and Fumbling With Your Phone at Checkout: https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-end-of-car-keys-passwords-and-fumbling-with-your-phone-at-checkout-11641618007?st=wms2bxnzctcn9mo&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink

3: Silverado PU EV 400 mile range: https://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/gm-silverado-ev-ces-2022-watch-live/  and   Mary Barra at CES Live: https://www.chevrolet.com/electric/future-evs 

4: Tesla assembly plant: https://www.youtube.com/embed/8_lfxPI5ObM

5: Email spam is breaking through again. Here’s what you can do to minimize it (Al B.): https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/01/10/email-spam-stop/

6: Helping Next-Generation 5G Cell Technology See Past the Trees: https://scitechdaily.com/helping-next-generation-5g-cell-technology-see-past-the-trees/

7: Cellular networks revolt against Apple privacy moves: https://www.computerworld.com/article/3646617/cellular-networks-revolt-against-apple-privacy-moves.html

8a: Mozilla Is Going to Track Facebook Tracking You: https://gizmodo.com/mozilla-is-going-to-track-facebook-tracking-you-1848338946

8b: Facebook Pixel Hunt Extension: https://addons.mozilla.org/af/firefox/addon/facebook-pixel-hunt/

8c: https://rally.mozilla.org/  

9: Most Reliable PC Hardware of 2021: https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Most-Reliable-PC-Hardware-of-2021-2279/

10: QR code scams are on the rise: https://www.cnet.com/tech/services-and-software/qr-code-scams-on-the-rise-think-twice-before-you-scan/

Interwebs or news around the tubes

 How Signal is playing with fire: https://www.theverge.com/22872133/signal-cryptocurrency-payments-encryption-invite-regulator-scrutiny

Piracy Will Never Die: https://www.vice.com/en/article/y3v3x5/piracy-will-never-die

Microsoft may soon let Windows 11 users bypass Edge as the default browser: https://www.computerworld.com/article/3643338/microsoft-may-soon-let-windows-11-users-bypass-edge-as-the-default-browser.html

Next Meeting 5G discussed.


One response to “SPCUG

  1. Just to be clear about the new office app, it’s a front end menu for office users. In itself it doesn’t have any word processing capabilities or anything like that. It’s just a new clean menu interface for office when you first login .I’ve been using it for sometime because it’s actually already embedded in office it’s just not prominent, you can choose to have it as your landing spot or not but in the near future version there will not be a choice. It will be the landing page for your login.

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