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Computer Information

Need a little more information about computers or are you just curious about their history? This is a great place to start increasing your knowledge of the world of computing.

  • CNet
    This site features tips, product reviews, software downloads, and tech news.
  • Common Craft
    Watch these short videos for easy to understand basic computer concepts. Don't know what Wiki, Twitter or RSS means? Get a free tutorial in what they call "Plain English." Look for other fun videos in the mix too.
  • Computer World
    Read this online magazine and stay up to date with all the news, gossip, and developments in the computer world.
  • Email
    "Welcome to the best email resource on the Web! You'll find reviews of hundreds of free email services and for-fee email services, info on how to search for the email addresses of friends and family , advice on using email and more. This site also reviews over 100 free internet service providers , and covers fax-to-email and other services."
  • Free PC Tech
    "Freepctech is the next incarnation of the NOSPIN Group that has been providing FREE PC tech support since 1991. Our only intent is to assist people with their PC problems and to educate anyone wishing to learn about PCs. We will at no time charge anyone for the help we provide..."
  • GetNetWise
    Developed by the Internet Education Foundation, this site is a guide for parents on to assist their children in using the Internet safely.
  • Government Attic
    Resource for free copies of government documents.
  • The How To Geek
    Tips for all things tech-related. Search the online forums for specific help or browse the latest articles for info you didn't know you wanted.
  • HowStuffWorks-Computer
    "HowStuffWorks Computer answers your home networking questions and more. Find explanations, reviews, videos and prices on peripherals, hardware, Internet and software."
  • Learn The Net
    Very comprehensive source for beginners on the web. Videos, essays, glossaries, and follow-up quizzes teach any range of skills on utilizing the internet.
  • PC World
    "PC is the Web's trusted resource for management-level buyers and users of technology products...and offers quick access to authoritative reviews of technology products, the most current product pricing information, continuously updated news, an extensive library of downloads including carefully evaluated freeware and shareware, interactive tools, and free e-newsletters."
  • ScamBusters
    Updated daily, find lists of the latest internet scams and hoaxes.
  • Snopes
    "The definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation."
  • Tech News World
    "All Tech - All the Time" Here you will find the latest news on Web 2.0, software, tech security, and anything else having to do with IT news.
  • TechWeb Encyclopedia
    Free online encyclopedia of technical terms. Enter in your term or phrase and hit the "Look Up" button. Site returns not only a definition but pertinent information to your query.
  • Webopedia
    What's a Webopedia? It's an encyclopedia of the Web, of course! This site lists and defines all that crazy computer jargon by subject or by term.
  • What Is?
    Do you need to look up a computer related word or terminology? This site contains a searchable dictionary of computer and Internet terms. There are also cheat sheets for everything from text messaging abbreviations to emoticons.
  • WildList
    An up to date list of known computer viruses by WildList Organization International. This list is updated by a team of over 50 volunteer Anti-Virus professionals.
  • Wired
    This is a daily technology news Web site, featuring many entertainment related articles.
  • ZDNet
    "A one-stop destination for professionals seeking to research technology related issues and solve business technology problems. Delivering a broad range of news and analysis from top editors and IT experts, this site features blogs, product reviews, software downloads, videos, white papers, webcasts, peer feedback, and research."