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How To Get Information on Technology

Updated on January 24, 2018
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Peter has never worked in Real Estate however has been involved in buying and selling properties for over 50 years.

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Technology Where Are You

Since the purchase of my new computer I have realised how far behind in the computer technology field I had become.

My new computer has a beautiful Gigabyte Motherboard S-Series M61PME-S2 and supports AMD Socket AM2.

The Motherboard has a NVIDIA GeForce 6100/nForce 430 chipset

We have installed a AMD 64 Athlon Processor.

Now if you understand any of the above, you are smarter than me because I don't have a clue on what it all means. I just know that my computer runs a whole lot better than my old unit.

That still does not stop my quest for knowledge about computers and the Internet.

I got to thinking and I feel It's because of the lack of information coming into Australia. In Australia we have Pay TV run by Foxtel and one of the stations on Foxtel is "The How To" channel. There was a nice little 1 hour program on this channel called "Call For Help" which was changed sometime last year to "Lab with Leo" the Host of both show was Leo LaPorte.

In my mind it was very informative and kept us up to date with technology and trends. However, gnash, gnash, the show was chopped from "The How to Channel " due I think due to the fact that the show did not conform to the stations main sponsors in the Real Estate industry.

So at this point of time I am being starved for information. Is there anyone that knows if Leo Laporte is still doing his show or if there is any shows that are similar to "Call for Help"

Please I need a Technology fix. I'll be eternally grateful and I'll even join your Fan club.

Leo Laporte explaining technology

Why We Need Help With Technology

Please have a listen to a telephone conversion between Leo LaPorte and a "call in" listener about her new computer.

I believe it will enhance my point about the lack of information available to we poor computer illiterate people.

Leo has a very pleasant manner and does his best to explain things in the simplest manner so that even non geeks can understand.

There just does not seem to be anyone around at the moment to do the same thing.

If you do want find out anything technical you must already have some degree of technical skills because you have to access the internet and download things like Pod casts and join groups like Twitter and the likes. Its amazing how many people you talk to and they roll their eyes and say " No that's all too hard"

A Laptop Computer

A lap top Computer
A lap top Computer

Sources of Information

Handy source of Information I would like to share

It has been suggested by another Hubber and is,herself a great source of Knowledge "The How To Hub" that I have a look at the online radio setup called "Blogtalkradio".

You could check out her Hubs on Internet Marketing they are very educational.

Although it is very handy it has not quenched my never-ending thirst for information


Over the last few months on my Journey of Self Education I have discovered Forums. Some are a complete wast of time, but there are some that have proved to be quite useful.

I will suggest for your edification only Forums that I have found to be of some help to me in fixing a problem that I have encountered.

Tech Support Guy

One of the best places I have come across is called "Tech Support Guy" and they have been able to help me out on a number of occassions. It is a free service and you do have to subscribe and provide your email address. I have not noticed any spamming as yet.


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    • earnestshub profile image

      earnestshub 9 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      agvulpes, Is there a particular type of computer technology you are looking for?

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      solarshingles 9 years ago from london

      Very good! I'll send you an email, because I don't want to put many links into the comment of your hub (this hub's Google page rank desire doesn't like that:)

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      Peter 9 years ago from Australia

      Thanks for the kind offer Solarshingles. I've a fairly broad range of interests such as:- Computers, why is my AVG showing up cookies, I thought they were supposedly good and necessary ?.

      How to convert video files to a more user friendly format ?.

      Any comments on the above thanks.

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      solarshingles 9 years ago from london

      Could you tell me more precise about which technical filed/topics/niche you are interested in and I will send you a link to the best free on-line education about your chosen topic...there is simply too much out there. Until then, you could find the link on this page to get Popular Science free of charge in electronic form for life... (I did that yesterday:)

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      Peter 9 years ago from Australia

      thanks for the great link "how to" I'm sure it will come in handy.

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      The How To Hub 9 years ago from Australia

      I'm not familiar with the show you mentioned, but have you researched online radio? I notice you said that extended online viewing is a problem for you....don't know if it will cover what you need, but perhaps this might help?

      All the best with your search for knowledge

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      Peter 9 years ago from Australia

      Thanks earnestshub,

      I've had a look at but I found it to be a bit convoluted, and I also have a problem of not being able to "read" from a monitor for any great length of time.

      I'd much prefer to watch a "movie" type presentation.

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      earnestshub 9 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      I found this link, maybe you did too but you may have missed it.

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      earnestshub 9 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Hi, I just went to the page. This is a pretty good looking source of info in my view, If I run across any good stuff I will share.

      Fox has great leaning shows for kids too, especially for the tots. Was the show cut only for Australia?