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Mathieu Plourde

Touchjet WAVE: Turns TV into a Touchscreen Tablet - 0 views

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    "Touchjet WAVE Plus transforms TVs in living rooms, meeting rooms, and classrooms everywhere with more features than any TV set boxes or smart TVs can offer."
Mathieu Plourde

Let's Stop Focusing on Shiny Gadgets and Start Using Tech to Empower People - 0 views

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    Red wasn't particularly interested in IPOs or the latest tech fetish, even though she was always exceptionally proud of her students and their accomplishments. She knew that technology was a means to an end - and that the end was people.
Mathieu Plourde

Oculus Rift - Virtual Reality Headset for 3D Gaming - 0 views

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    The Oculus Rift is a next-generation virtual reality headset designed for immersive gaming.
Mathieu Plourde

Just the Kindle: Why I've Been Carrying an Ereader Instead of a Tablet - 0 views

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    when I carry my tablet I don't do all that much reading. Instead, I check my email, check Facebook, check Twitter, or-perhaps worst of all-play Words with Friends.
Mathieu Plourde

Pogoplug: Unlimited Storage for Your Phone, Tablet & PC - 0 views

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    Unlimited Storage for Your Phone, Tablet & PC All your photos, videos, music and more
Mathieu Plourde

Maine school districts have eyes for Apple - 0 views

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    All told, 39,457 students and teachers will get Apple's iPad tablet with an annual cost of $266 per unit, including networking, and 24,128 will get Apple's MacBook Air with a cost of $319. Only 5,474 will use the HP ProBook 4440 laptop, equipped with Windows 7, which was the least-costly option for a laptop at $286.
Mathieu Plourde

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is Half-Camera, Half-Smartphone - 0 views

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    It's official: Samsung has announced the Galaxy S4 Zoom, the most powerful smartphone-camera hybrid on the market today. Check out its front side, and you'll see a device very similar to a Galaxy S4 Mini. It has a 4.3-inch qHD display, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of storage memory (expandable via microSD cards, and a 1.9-megapixel camera. On the back, it's a full-fledged camera, with a 16-megapixel sensor and 10x optical zoom, which is far better than on any other smartphone or smartphone-camera hybrid we've seen.
Mathieu Plourde

Racing the iPad in K12 Education - 0 views

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    And the iPad's future dominance is far from certain. "The iPad is a powerful pedagogical tool, but we are seeing the market take its course. Other companies are now providing competitive alternatives at lower price points," says Brian Lewis, CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education.
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Forget the Cellphone Fight - We Should Be Allowed to Unlock Everything We Own - 0 views

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    we really don't own our stuff anymore (at least not fully); the manufacturers do. Because modifying modern objects requires access to information: code, service manuals, error codes, and diagnostic tools. Modern cars are part horsepower, part high-powered computer. Microwave ovens are a combination of plastic and microcode. Silicon permeates and powers almost everything we own.
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How a $20 tablet from India could blindside PC makers, educate billions and transform c... - 0 views

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    We're speaking over the same overtaxed cellular networks that he hopes will enable Datawind to educate every schoolchild in India through the world's cheapest functional tablet computer. But it's a losing battle, as his connection to one of the 13 separate cell carriers in Mumbai buckles under too much competing traffic. He has to repeat himself when he tells me the ultimate price university students will pay for his tablet, after half its cost has been subsidized by the Indian government. It's $20. In India, that's a quarter the cost of competing tablets with identical specifications. Similar tablets in China, the world champion in low-cost components and manufacturing, go for $45 and up, wholesale. Which means the Aakash 2 isn't just the cheapest fully functional tablet PC on the planet because the Indian government has decided it should be-it's the cheapest, period.
Mathieu Plourde

Amazon Just Beat Apple to the Classroom - 0 views

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    What we saw today is what our classrooms will look like once iPads are far cheaper, once digital textbooks can be handed down as easily as physical ones, once teachers of every subject have several educational material options to choose among. For now though, it's important to remember that "new" and "different" always come at a premium. One that the vast majority of us can't afford.
Mathieu Plourde

National Center for Technology Planning - 0 views

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    The National Center for Technology Planning (NCTP) is a clearinghouse for the exchange of many types of information related to technology planning. This information may be: school technology plans available for downloading online; technology planning aids (checklists, brochures, sample planning forms, PR announcement forms); and/or electronic monographs on timely, selected topics. The NCTP was created for those who: need help, seek fresh ideas, or seek solutions to problems encountered with planning.
Mathieu Plourde

iPad Mini vs. Google Nexus 7 vs. Amazon Kindle Fire HD - 0 views

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    "Still, I'll agree with CNET editor Molly Wood when she observed that, "They missed the price point that would have crushed the competition." As far as I'm concerned, Apple may have the edge when it comes to product lore and sheer ubiquity, but for those deliberately seeking an affordable, portable in-between device, we're looking at a much more level playing field for smaller-size slates -- and an open door for future Android and Windows 8 tablets."
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