Bill Husted

Position: Techno Buddy

Email: tecbud@bellsouth.net

3-D TV is not the 'Next Big Thing'

The movie business changed overnight. Back in 1953, “The House of Wax" in 3-D made two-dimensional movies instantlyobsolete.Or so it seemed. And it wasn't just the movies that appeared on the brink...

DATE: May 9, 2010 | COLUMN: Techno Buddy

3-D TV is not the 'Next Big Thing'

The movie business changed overnight. Back in 1953, “The House of Wax" in 3-D made two-dimensional movies instantlyobsolete.Or so it seemed. And it wasn't just the movies that appeared on the brink...

DATE: May 1, 2010 | COLUMN: Techno Buddy

Don't let your digital camera spoil your vacation

I don't have enough digits to count the ways digital photography can ruin a vacation.Don't get me wrong. I have enough digital cameras to start a small store, and I shoot almost exclusively in...

DATE: April 25, 2010 | COLUMN: Techno Buddy

Survival kit can keep you empowered

My geologist buddy Ed once had a job no sane person would want. He and his snowmobile were dropped onto the Canadiantundra by helicopter, and he spent weeks alone prospecting for uranium.He carried...

DATE: April 18, 2010 | COLUMN: Techno Buddy

Fixing a PC not always hard but needs care

If a person learns from his mistakes, I'm a danged genius.My history with computers - littered with enough botched jobs to put me on the Most Wanted list of the Better BusinessBureau - makes me the...

DATE: March 14, 2010 | COLUMN: Techno Buddy

Simple fixes to help you stay connected

Loaded with ice from the storm, a gigantic oak tree fell across the street in front of my house - taking the electricaland telephone lines with it.The fireplace kept us reasonably warm, my wife's...

DATE: March 6, 2010 | COLUMN: Techno Buddy

A poor person's guide to buying a computer

Being poor is no disgrace. It's just inconvenient.When money is tight, there are ways to provide yourself and your family with an adequate computing system. You'll go toa little extra trouble, but...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2010 | COLUMN: Techno Buddy

Basic fixes often can cure tech headaches

Years ago, dressed in a business suit so new I missed removing a few labels and so cheap it made a funny squeakingnoise when I walked, I entered the corporate world.It was time to make more money...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2010 | COLUMN: Techno Buddy

Maintenance can prevent breakdowns

It was Sunday in a desolate part of New Mexico. A blizzard made Interstate 40 hard to see. That's just when my oldInternational Harvester Scout coughed, then shuddered. It moved ahead by hops at...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2010 | COLUMN: Techno Buddy

Exploring stars requires only a low-tech start

I'm an unlikely person to take you on today's trip. It's a long one, but I'm a guy who routinely loses his car inairport parking lots and - in times of deep travel stress - develops an overwhelming...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2010 | COLUMN: Techno Buddy

Prepare now for inevitable power outages

So you think that fancy HDTV is a miracle?Let me tell you a thing or two about miracles. Nothing matches the miracle of being able to flip a switch and havelight, or to set the thermostat and have...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2010 | COLUMN: Techno Buddy

What you won't see this year in technology

This is the time of year I use my psychic powers to look at where technology and consumer gadgets are headed for thenew year.My record at predicting the future has been dismal over the years. I'm...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2010 | COLUMN: Techno Buddy

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