Author Archives: Abby McVay


Libraries use Guitar Hero to promote literacy

Libraries use Guitar Hero to promote literacy

Libraries have always had their different tactics to keep kids within their walls. Usually those tactics actually involve books though, well now they're tossing in video games like Guitar Hero and “Karaoke”.

They are actually conducting a study involving several libraries throughout the country to see if the video games make kids smarter and increase their literacy. I'm not so sure about all of that, but it can't hurt to draw kids into libraries.

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DIY computer made out of Legos

DIY computer made out of Legos

Actually, it's just the case that's really made out of Legos, the rest are your usual computer parts. However, for once there is a Lego DIY project that isn't multi-colored.

The ones that have all of the different colors tend to make it look even more like the project of some prodigy ten year old. This one is all black and for once looks like something an actual adult might create.

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The i-Knock Personal Instant Messaging Notifier

The i-Knock Personal Instant Messaging Notifier

Instant messenger is always a lot easier than having to sit and talk on the phone, at least for me. However, since it is so casual and just in the home, I have a tendency to get distracted and wander off. That means I have on occasion forgotten to let the person I'm talking to know that I'm afk.

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Details on the WoW Achievement system

Details on the WoW Achievement system

Blizzard's new Achievement system has a great many of us curious as to how it will work and if we'll see it as either an improvement or just a nuisance. Thus far we know only a few details about the upcoming Achievements and how they will work.

Jeffrey Kaplan decided to give a few more details about the Achievement points.  As always, Blizzard is trying to take the Achievements and improve the way they are done in comparison to existing ones like the Xbox version.  One thing they are doing differently is you will be able to track your progression on a particular Achievement.

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