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A summer storm leaves thousands of gadget-addicted techies scrambling to find a power for their devices. Mac users discover they're being charged higher rates on a popular travel site. The Computer Guys and Gal are back with the latest in tech news.
In this Tech Tuesday segment, the Computer Guys and Gal share tips for staying connected during power outages. Kojo asked what equipment everyone should have on hand when the electricity goes out. University of Maryland professor Allison Druin suggested several solar and battery powered options. Bill Harlow, hardware and software technician at Mid-Atlantic Consulting, said he kept in touch by using the data plans on his personal devices, such as his iPad.
Tech tips for staying connected during power outages in an age of gadget dependency. Plus, travel solutions, beach-proof gear and the virtual economy of games.
Is that laptop scorching your lap? A few tricks to cool off that device:
1: Adjust your power settings from "high performance" to a more balanced or power saver plan.
2: Use dust remover spray to clean the laptop's vents.
3: Keep your working environment or computer room as comfortably cool as possible.
4: Shut down your computer when it's not in use, and especially when you're not at home.
Weather impacts and time shifts
The digital economy
Power outage preparation