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Don't forget to renew your membership for 2016

See the Membership link in the column at the left for instructions and a membership application form.

General Meetings

General Meetings are held at 5:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the computer classroom at the Almaden Community Center, 6445 Camden Avenue, San Jose, California. The classroom is on the second floor. For a map, click here, and for directions to the classroom click here.

For a list of meeting speakers and topics for the year, click the Meetings link in column on the left.

August General Meeting -- 8/9/2016

Subject: The Nexus 5X and "Project fi"
Speaker: Walt Cole

Walt will discuss his 7-month old Nexus 5X Android smartphone and talk about Google's "Project fi" cell phone service.

July General Meeting -- 7/12/2016

Subject: Using a solar array to power your home and charge your electric car
Speaker: Rolf Klenk

Rolf's solar panels have been providing power for his home and his Chevy Volt for years. He has collected data on the electric output of the array and has tabulated it in spreadsheets. He will show us how the system is connected and will discuss the performance data.

June General Meeting -- 6/14/2016

Subject: The Ring Video Doorbell
Speaker: Walt Cole

The Ring Video Doorbell is a gadget you mount in place of or in addition to your doorbell at your front door. It has a video camera, a speaker, a microphone and a proximity detector. It communicates via your wifi network. You can see who is at your front door on your smartphone or your computer, no matter where you are, as long as you are connected. You can talk to them, if you want.

May General Meeting -- 5/10/2016

Subject: The World of Smartphones
Speaker: Troy Wolverton, Personal Technology Columnist for the San Jose Mercury News

Troy will discuss the features, advantages, and disadvantages of some of the popular smartphones on the market today.

Don't miss this!

Can Your Car be Hacked?

Read an interesting blog by Bob Rankin about how vulnerable some of the new cars are to having their controls hacked from the outside. Hackers could potentially take over a car's engine, breaks, steering, or even windshield wipers. Read the blog here: http://bit.ly/autohacking

Printer and Monitor Calibration File

Take a look at the new printer and monitor calibration file contributed by Ed Mueller. Click the link in the column on the left.

Sixty years of star parties with the San Jose Astronomical Association

On September 19th the San Jose Mercury News printed an article about the San Jose Astronomical Association. The article highlighted some of the activities that our club postmaster, Jim Van Nuland, is doing to bring the Association's Outreach Program to the schools. Jim visits schools in San Jose and neighboring cities and sets up telescopes for night viewing activities. You can read the article at http://goo.gl/BSCYyF.

Farewell Paper Newsletter

The PC Club newsletter, "Bits and PCs," is available to club members on the club web site. The newsletters are in PDF format, so you can use the free Adobe Reader to view/zoom/print pages or the entire newsletter.

Thunderbird upgrade

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PC Health Check

Due to the smaller size of our new meeting room, we will no longer be able to provide a PC Health Check at our meetings. However, information about software that members can use to do their own PC health check is at http://sjpc.org/pchealthcheck/software.html.

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