LATE NIGHT

Ever go into your home office late at night and want to do something on the Windows XP or Vista computer? Turn it on and — Wham! – that screen light hits you like a blow to the head. You can stop that. For reasons which shall remain forever locked in the closed minds of display engineers, most monitors have no brightness control. At least not a useful one. Bob’s previous Samsung monitor had two control levels: Blindingly bright, and knock you out of your chair. Time to download PangoBright. This is a free program that sits in the PC taskbar and lets you choose from nine levels of screen brightness: 100 percent, down to 20 percent. Late at night […]

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A SECOND MONITOR

Sometimes it’s nice to have two screens, with a website or notes on one and a Word document on the other. For traveling, we like the new monitor from AOC.

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MONITORING TEEN DRIVERS

The Car Chip is easy to install. You plug it into the car’s On Board Diagnostic Port, which is in every car sold after 1996. Don’t know where that port is? Neither did we, but we found it’s just under the dash to the right of the steering wheel and easy to reach. The OBDP, as the mechanics call it, is the very place to plug in the chip that will track a person’s driving habits — as well as diagnose the car’s engine efficiency.

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THE TWO-SCREEN LAPTOP REVISITED

Recently, we wrote about an Alaskan company that’s coming out with a dual-screen laptop. Actually, you can make your own laptop or desktop display two screens without ever going to Alaska. You can have dual displays with Windows XP, Windows 7, the Mac and Linux.

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THE TWO-SCREEN LAPTOP

At ten pounds, the “SpaceBook” is perhaps the heaviest laptop in the known universe. But weight is what you get when a laptop has two screens.

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ULTRA MON

It can be really handy to have two monitors. Here’s info on two programs that work better than Windows built-in support.

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DOUBLE MONITORS

We’ve become quite taken with using two monitors. We mean two at once.

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ONLINE TECH SUPPORT

1. Online tech support.
2. Two computers, one monitor.
3. Internuts: Evite.com , MyPunchbowl.com, babelfish.altavista.com
4. “DV Rebel’s Guide: An all -digital approach to making Killer Action Movies on the Cheap”

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