Bill Husted

Position: Techno Buddy


Be prepared for times when power goes out

My white legs are turning red here on the beach in Florida. I got tired of winter and escaped.But some problems can't be dodged. Power outages happen anywhere and any time of the year. If the...

DATE: March 1, 2009 | COLUMN: Techno Buddy

Easy to carry, but batteries do heavy lifting

If you threw a party for high-tech hardware, HDTVs, iPhones and top-of-the-line computers would be on the A-list. They'd arrive in fancy cars, dressed to kill.Batteries, on the other hand, would be...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2009 | COLUMN: Techno Buddy

Answers to FAQs about computers

I could be replaced - as a newspaper columnist, if not at home - by a bald-headed computer programmed to answer a handful of questions.Looking through this week's reader e-mail, I was struck by how...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2009 | COLUMN: Techno Buddy

Tips about how to keep your computer going

I once sat next to a colleague named Matt who had his own technique for fixing a computer. He pounded on the side of the case and - when things were really bad - made a frightening guttural noise.I...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2009 | COLUMN: Techno Buddy

Surviving the transition to digital TV

A good newspaperman could teach the Federal Communications Commission a thing or two about deadlines.The agency has been waffling on whether to delay the Feb. 17 deadline for the switch to...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2009 | COLUMN: Techno Buddy

Helping you pick a browser for the Web

Many PC buyers assume there is one way to get onto the Internet - Internet Explorer. It's already on the desktop, it seems to work, so why mess with a good thing?But these days, there are many...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2009 | COLUMN: Techno Buddy

Recyle your electronics correctly

I'm no expert on garbage - just ask my wife. I have trouble remembering the days to set out the regular trash, the recycling bin or the lawn leavings. But I do know when a high-tech garbage crisis...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2009 | COLUMN: Techno Buddy

Get the most out of your new HDTV

Some of you will see things in a new way in 2009. You came late to the party but finally got your first high-definition television over the holidays.Today we'll talk about ways to get the most out...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2009 | COLUMN: Techno Buddy

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