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Each month, we hold a workshop that consists of a "Question and Answer" session on any computer issues followed by a talk on a current computer topic. The presentations will be on the first Tuesday of the month, beginning at 2:00 p.m., in the meeting room at the Ewing Community Center, 999 Lower Ferry Road. The program, which is free and open to the public, will be preceded at 1:30 p.m. by an open question and answer session during which audience members will be invited to present their computer questions. No prior registration is required.
On Tuesday, December 5, Technology Consultant Douglas Dixon, who has been covering new holiday gadgets in the Princeton area for over a decade, will return to The Computer Learning Center at Ewing to present his 2017 fun choices of “Top Tech Gifts for Holiday Giving.” This year his focus will be trained on tech for your home.
“I plan to look at wireless speakers to jingle bells around the house, digital assistants to remotely deck the hall with lights, and wireless cameras to record video of any late-night visitor coming down the chimney,” Dixon teases.
The program, which begins at 2 p.m. in the Ewing Senior and Community Center, 999 Lower Ferry Road, will be preceded at 1:30 p.m. by “Q’s and A’s with the CLC Faculty” when the audience can seek answers to their computer-related questions. Both programs are free and no registration is required.
“The digital revolution keeps exploding, and new tech devices are continually introduced into our lives,” Dixon says. “This year promises still more.”
For this sixteenth edition of his holiday tech program, Dixon will demonstrate some fun examples for gift giving or for your own holiday wish list. However, he cautions, “You’ll really need to watch out because today’s devices can literally see you while you’re sleeping, know when you’re awake, watch you in your living room, or listen to conversations in your kids’ rooms or even in your own.”
Dixon is an independent technology consultant, specializing in Web data analysis, digital media, and portable devices. He has been writing and speaking on digital media for over a decade and a half, and ringing in the season with his annual holiday gadget coverage in the Princeton area since 2002.
Earlier in his career, he worked as a product manager and software developer at Intel and at Sarnoff Corporation in Princeton. He has authored four books on digital media, published hundreds of feature articles, and presented over a hundred seminars and talks on digital media. His articles and technical references are freely available on his Manifest Technology website and his blog at Manifest-Tech.com.
The all-volunteer non-profit Computer Learning Center at Ewing, which sponsors the Computer Tips and Tricks programs as a public service, also offers a variety of PC and iPad computer skills courses for adults in central New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. For further information about this program, courses or directions, call 609-882-5086 or visit the CLC website at .www.clcewing.org