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iPad 2s to Mainers in Kindergarten, Free

iPad 2s to Mainers in Kindergarten, Free

This fall, Kinder-gardeners in Auburn, Maine are going to all be getting Ipad 2's, for free. One of the teachers in the reading development labs started using her personal Ipad 2 with some of her most troubled students. They showed such remarkable progress so quickly that the school board decided to jump in and give it to all of the kids this next year.

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The Netbook Category Will Go Extinct

The Netbook Category Will Go Extinct

I’m going to let you in on the inside story as to why Netbooks and the Netbook category was first created and why they will exist no longer. Nothing I am saying here is truly secret however it doesn’t get talked about much. My goal in doing this is purely educational and so that we can talk more intelligently about what a Netbook is and perhaps wrestle together with whether or not it still makes sense to use the term.

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Pixel Qi 3qi display mass production soon; wide-angle version in fall

Pixel Qi 3qi display mass production soon; wide-angle version in fall

Pixel Qi has given an update on the status of their low-power displays, and the biggest news is that they're finally ramping up to mass production.  According to project lead Mary Lou Jepsen, several manufacturers are involved in producing the panels, and there is "strong demand" from multiple unnamed "higher volume customers".  Meanwhile new versions of the multi-mode screens are also in the pipeline.

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Give A Little Bit… Of Tech

Give A Little Bit… Of Tech

“Wow! So you just pull two fingers apart on the screen to zoom in on the site?” This was my mother’s reaction last week to seeing the power of pinch-to-zoom on her new iPhone 3GS. Yes, just last week my mother, a successful business woman but a technophobe at heart, discovered that the iPhone has a little thing called multitouch! You know, that small feature that made Apple’s first phone go down in cellphone history.  And her amazement didn’t stop there; she was blown away by every phone feature from the Notes application’s “cute” handwriting font to the “cool” animation of the trash can that sucks down messages like a “garbage disposal.”

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