From:         Bob Rankin 
Subject:      TOURBUS - 06 Mar 07 - File Recovery / Camcorders / Gadgets / RFID


The Internet Tourbus - U.S. Library of Congress ISSN #1094-2239
Copyright © Bob Rankin and Patrick Crispen - All rights reserved

In today's TOURBUS, you'll find some tips on how to recover deleted files, and learn which camcorder is your best buy. I've also got a roundup of my Top Ten Tech Gadgets, and the truth about Myspace trackers. We'll also cover privacy concerns with RFID chips and wrap with a quick tutorial on Web 2.0 ... Read on for answers!

Recover Deleted Files

It's happened to all of us at some point. One stray mouse click, and poof! You've deleted a file by mistake. But must it really be the final goodbye to that file? Happily, there are tons of tips and tools to recover deleted files from the nether regions of a hard drive... But you have to act quickly to increase your chances of recovering a deleted file. Read on for my File Recovery First Aid tips, with options for both PC and Mac systems...

Which Camcorder Should I Buy?

If you're looking for a camcorder, you may find the selection and features a bit overwhelming. What's a good model for someone who wants decent quality without spending a pile of money?" How do you balance Price vs Features? Should it record to tape, mini-DVD or a hard drive? And what about transferring videos to a computer?

Read on to see my advice, along with five recommended models and some camcorder research resources to help you do your homework before making a camcorder purchase. I'll also tell you which model I just bought... Click the link below:

Top Ten Tech Gadgets

Looking for some uber-cool techno gadgets to trick out your personal computer? Here are my picks for the top ten tech gadgets, guaranteed to make everyone else in the office (or home office) jealous...

Leaving a Trace on Myspace?

A reader concerned about Myspace privacy asked: "I visited someone else's Myspace profile and saw a message that said: You've been tracked! Can people really track who is visiting their Myspace page?" You don't have to watch the evening news to know there are plenty of good reasons why CuteBlonde13 would want to know if WackoPerv56 has been spending hours gazing at her Myspace site. That's why some Myspacers are using "trackers" that offer to keep them informed about everyone who has been visiting their pages.

But do Myspace Trackers really work? And can this tool backfire on those who use it? Read on...

RFID: A Human Bar Code?

You may have heard that RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) chips can identify objects and their locations. They've been used in animals for some time, and are now being used in product packaging, passports, cars and even humans.

In 1998, a British professor named Kevin Warwick implanted a chip in his arm and experimented with it. The use of RFID tags is growing around the world, raising hopes for improved identification techniques while also sounding privacy alarms. Learn what can be tracked with RFID and the privacy concerns you should know about...

Web 2.0 and Beyond

Perhaps you've heard the phrase "Web 2.0" tossed around and wondered what that really means? The phrase Web 2.0 refers to the second generation of web based services which focus on online collaboration and sharing among users. This includes blogs, podcasting, wikis, social networking sites, tagging and social bookmarking.

Prior to the development of Web 2.0 technology, internet usage was largely one sided. Now we're seeing a shift from one-to-many web services where large media companies had dominance, to a brave new world in which anyone can be a publisher, or at least a participant.

If you've wondered how Web 2.0 is different than the one Al Gore invented, and when Web 3.0 is coming, read on...

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