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March 15, 2019
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Valentine’s Gift Ideas For Guys | Nerds on Call

The overwhelming majority of guy-nerds seem to have a fascination with tech toys. If it requires batteries, goes beep or has one of those tiny reset buttons you can only reach with a paperclip, your garden-variety nerd will likely be drawn to it, like the proverbial moth to the metaphorical flame. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we wanted to do a quick round-up of cool nerd gifts for guys. After all, what says ‘I love everything about you—even your weirdness’ better than a cool nerd gift! So without any needless indulgence in romantic pleasantries, let us delve into the true nature of nerd romance, and take a walk through some serious tech which is sure to set his nerdoid heart aflutter. Proclaim Your Love With On-point Gaming Gear That’s right! We’re starting right in a guy nerd’s heartland. So here’s the thing about gaming. The more cutting edge and awesome […]
March 14, 2019
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Nerdy Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Women 

There’s a delicate balance to finding a romantic tech gift. It’s all very well to treat your significant other with a Valentine’s gift that is filled to the brim with awesome features, but if it’s a voice-activated Q-tip dispenser or a solar-powered onion slicer, you might not be hitting that romantic note you were aiming for. Many a well-meaning nerd has fallen into the poorly-chosen romantic tech gift vortex. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we feel the time is right to offer some romantic gift suggestions for that awesome lady in ya life. When you’re out and about, most people have a standard list of provisions; an essential collection of important stuff you need to deal with every likely contingency. A couple of centuries ago, that list might have consisted of little more than an apple (in case you got hungry), and bear repellant (in case something bigger […]
March 10, 2019
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Windows 7 End Of Life

The march of progress can’t be stopped! This is as true of your computer’s operating system (OS) as it is of trouser fashion trends. Things don’t stay the same. In the near future, Windows 7 will reach the end of its product lifecycle. At this point, it’ll no longer be supported by Microsoft; and like an old pair of unfortunately high-waisted trousers, it’ll be time to put it out to pasture. So what does that mean, exactly? This article is going to give you a quick rundown of what you should know in the lead up to Windows 7’s triumphant exit from the technological stage. OS Updates versus OS Upgrades Explained Let’s get the ball rolling by explaining updates versus upgrades. Unlike your favorite pair of acid wash jeans, OS’s actually do gradually change through a miraculous process called updates. These updates typically occur automatically (although you can set it […]