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December 2, 2002

Gadgets for giving
2002 Holiday Gadget Guide: From digital cameras to droids and from cell phones to MP3 players, there's a gadget out there to meet your holiday needs. story

Online chat
Discuss holiday gadgets, digital photography, Macs vs. PCs, Windows XP, the Internet and other tech topics with Times personal technology editor Dave Gussow in an online chat at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Go to If you can't be there for the live event, you can go to the Web site to submit questions in advance. A transcript of the chat will be available online later.

Site Seeing
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Matt McCann of Microsoft will demonstrate the Tablet PC, Picture It photo editing software and other products at 7 p.m. today at the Hernando Computer Club meeting, 13400 Montour St., Brooksville. For information, call (352) 592-0070 or visit

Solutions: Cleaning the toolbar of memory hogs
Q. After startup, I have many programs that show up on the bottom right side of my toolbar. What can I do to eliminate all but Explorer, Systray and antivirus software? I don't want more than those because they take up a lot of memory. I can do Ctrl-Alt-Del and delete each one but this is only a temporary fix. When I shutdown and reboot, they appear again.


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