CNET Do-It-Yourself Laptop Projects: 24 Cool Things You Didn't Know You Could Do!

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9780072264692: CNET Do-It-Yourself Laptop Projects: 24 Cool Things You Didn't Know You Could Do!

Do more with your laptop computer than you ever thought was possible!

Written by CNET’s leading experts on laptop computers, the book provides 24 step-by-step projects that help laptop computer users get more enjoyment, greater performance, and longer life out of their portable computers.

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  • The book consists of 24 self-contained projects. Readers can dip in anywhere and read only the material that interests them
  • CNET will host a website dedicated to the book, which will include a picture of the book, promotional copy, how-to videos, and a link to buy the book from their online store. The book will also bear the CNET logo
  • Each chapter presents the project in easy-to-follow, step-by-step format accompanied by copious amounts of helpful photos, screen shots and drawings
  • Projects are ranked from easiest to most challenging, and each includes a list of tools needed along with cost estimates if any additional equipment or software are required. (Most projects involve little or no additional expense.)
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    From the Publisher:

    Do more with your laptop computer than you ever thought was possible!

    From the Back Cover:

    Trick out your laptop

    Take your laptop to the limit with the fun and practical projects packed inside this easy-to-use guide. Produced in conjunction with CNET.com, the place you go for the latest in tech and consumer electronics, this book shows you how to do all sorts of resourceful things with your laptop, like use it as a car stereo, broadcast a podcast, navigate a road trip, and more.

    Inside, you'll find 24 self-contained projects, step-by-step instructions, a list of tools needed at the beginning of each project, and hundreds of clear photos and screenshots. With CNET Do-It-Yourself Laptop Projects, you'll discover that you can get more out of your laptop than ever before.  

    • Build a wireless network
    • Transfer vinyl or cassette tapes to CD
    • Make free phone calls at home and on the road
    • Watch TV on your laptop and record your favorite shows
    • Set up a centralized home security system
    • Squeeze more life out of your battery
    • Upgrade your memory, hard drive, and processor
    • And much more

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