It sounds like Palm won't have any upgrades for the existing Centro or their PDA lines, which include the Z22, E2 and T|X models. Apart from new Nova devices, Palm will focus on refreshing and expanding the Treo Pro line. The company will continue to sell PDAs, but not make any new ones.They plan to push the ones they have out into the marketplace as long as there is a sufficient demand - but they are not developing new ones - which spells the inevitable end to the Palm PDA.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
LG said its backlight data signal switching technology uses selective reflection plates in existing backlight panels to enable the switch from reflective mode in sunlight to a “transmissive” mode indoors and at night. The switch can be performed with the touch of a button.
According to the company, the display consumes about one-fourth the amount of energy in its sunlight mode than it does when it uses the backlight, which increases battery life.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Wal-Mart may soon start selling a $99 Apple iPhone, according to several reports.
Rumors began circulating on Apple-related blogs late last week that the retailing giant would have a low-end version of the still-hot gadget in stores by New Year's Eve.
Over the weekend, Wal-Mart sources told the San Jose Mercury News and Bloomberg News that Wal-Mart would indeed be selling iPhones, but couldn't confirm that a $99 model would be among them.
"It's going to be very soon," the manager of a Wal-Mart in Fremont, Calif., told the Mercury News. "Originally they were going to release it before Christmas, but they can't get them that fast to us."
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
The laptops are part of a huge educational experiment. Peru is purchasing hundreds of thousands of low-cost computers developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and leading technology experts as part of the One Laptop Per Child project.
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Tuesday, December 16, 2008
We noted that there were about a dozen issues that we were addressing - and 11 of them were cleared up quickly. We still have one issue that we are continuing to address. We are working with the developers to address this issue which is key for all our applications except for Clipboard.
So, as we are addressing this one issue - we are doing the final testing of Clipboard (as a runtime option - so that you don't need to purchase Filemaker to run our programs) and writing directions for all the software. In this way we will be able to have the programs out as soon as the issue is addressed.
Be aware that later this spring - we will also have software available for Blackberry, Mobile 6, and G-1.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
The other 3 seem to be features not currently supported in FmTouch - but we can address these tasks differently. Today we will do the work-arounds for these 3 issues.
We are still anticipating the release of the programs next week - probably one per day.
Monday, December 8, 2008
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nintendo Co Ltd's Wii has emerged as one of the few hot products this holiday season, and Wal-Mart Stores Inc will offer "tens of thousands" of the hard-to-get video game consoles on its website starting on Monday.
Walmart.com said it will offer the Nintendo Wii console for $249.24, and a "value bundle," which includes the console and other items like an extra set of controllers, for $329, while supplies last.
Dec. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will become the second mass-market retail chain to start selling Apple Inc.’s iPhone, with two store representatives saying the world’s largest retailer will carry two models of the Web-surfing handset this month.
Employees in the cell-phone departments at five California stores, contacted by phone today, said Wal-Mart will offer iPhones by the end of December. Employees are currently being trained on how to sell the device, all five said.
Apple Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs tapped Best Buy Co., the largest U.S. electronics retailer, in September to sell the device as he works to win more buyers. Before then, the iPhone had been sold only by Apple and AT&T Inc., the exclusive provider of wireless service for the phone in the U.S.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
In addition, we did the first of our five fitness report batteries.
This morning we completed the layouts for Teacher Observation Program.
We will finish the other four fitness report batteries today.
We will need to change one way of doing things because of constraints in FM Touch - we plan to tackle that this weekend, then on to final testing early next week.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Tomorrow - we will work on the screens for Clipboard and Fitness.
We have a copy of minor issues that we are also working out.
But things are definitely moving along.
Heart Monitor Report
Teacher Observation Program
In the next few days we should be able to give you a better idea of when they will be available - we are currently projecting Dec 15, 2008.
Softball Complete demos have been posted.
Volleyball Complete demo is over 50 megabytes so we had to "snail mail" it to our web hosting company.
It will be posted shortly.
Now - on to Problem Solving Complete - but first we will finish the iTouch programs.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
The Google (NSDQ: GOOG) Maps application has received the most improvement, as iPhone users can get a closer view of locations with Street View. To access this, users have to choose a location on the map and a red icon will appear next to it. In Street View, users can zoom and rotate using the multitouch controls, but the iPhone lacks the Compass Mode that T-Mobile's G1 sports.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
The TV display market research firm has just published a new study called “3D Displays for Mainstream Consumers,” featuring a online opinion study of more than 750 HDTV owners on 3-D technology.
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Thursday, November 20, 2008
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McCain, who has been teaching for more than a decade, knew that the biggest difference would be that he wouldn't see his students. A lack of face-to-face contact would clearly necessitate adjusting his teaching style.
Now, more than two months into teaching an online English class, McCain said he's hitting his stride with his online students. They're from various schools around the state, including Limestone, Marshall and DeKalb counties. In all, about 10 schools are represented.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Text size: increase text sizedecrease text size In Florida, virtual school could make classrooms history
A new law that takes effect next fall requires every district in the state to set up an online school for kindergarten through eighth-grade students. They won't have to get on the bus -- or even get out of their PJs -- to head to school at the family computer.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Electronic Arts Inc. was set to announce Thursday a new line, EA Sports Active, that runs on the Nintendo Wii console and aims to complement, not compete with, Nintendo's "Wii Fit" exercise title.
Friday, November 7, 2008
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An investigation by Apple shows some MacBook Pros may have faulty Nvidia graphics processors after all, despite Nvidia's earlier assurances to the contrary, the computer maker has announced.
Apple said it will repair at no charge MacBook Pros where the Nvidia GPU has failed, or fails within two years from the purchase date. Problem signs include distorted or scrambled video, or no video on the screen though the computer is turned on. Models that might be affected are 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pros with Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT graphics processors. The computers were made between May 2007 and September 2008.
This past summer, Nvidia acknowledged that a packaging defect had led to a graphics chip problem that affected some notebook computers, including those made by Dell and Hewlett-Packard. The chipmaker said in July it was taking a one-time charge of $150 million to $200 million to cover expenses relating to the glitch.
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The first time Myah Merhaut looked at the towering rock wall, she never thought she'd make it to the top.
But weeks later, the sixth-grader at Pine Richland's Eden Hall Upper Elementary School is able to scale the 15-foot wall with no problem during gym class.
Ten miles away, Jack McAuliff and his best friend, Connor Obringer, dance until they drop on Wyland Elementary's "Dance Dance Revolution" machine, where video games and physical education collide.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
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Supporters see a multitude of possibilities for learning with the "Star Trek" desks and envision them being used across the world within 10 years.
Monday, September 29, 2008
Ultra-mobile devices to reach 200M by 2013
Thursday, September 25, 2008 01:01 PM
Demand for ultra-mobile devices such as Netbooks and MIDs (mobile Internet devices) will match that of notebook PCs by 2013, new research has revealed.
Shipment of ultra-mobile devices will grow from 10 million units this year to over 200 million in 2013, ABI Research said in a statement Wednesday. This puts the market on par with the notebook PC market, which the research analyst expects to also reach some 200 million in unit shipment.
According to Philip Solis, principal analyst at ABI Research, the market would be worth nearly US$27 billion. While small compared to the wireless handset market, this figure is "significant" nonetheless, Solis said.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
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Adobe's industry-standard creative software takes your creative experience to a new level. Design for every media - print, web, interactive, rich Internet applications, video, mobile - with all-new Adobe Creative Suite 4 software. Reserve your copy today and be among the first to drive CS4 when it ships.Which suite is right for you?
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Thursday, September 25, 2008
Floola supports all common used iPod features including photos, artwork, podcasts and smart playlists!
It automatically converts any incompatible audio or video file so that you can copy almost any file to it. It even allows adding youtube and myspace videos with a single click!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
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Friday, September 19, 2008
The more overweight children and teenagers are, the more frequent and disabling their headaches, according to the first national study to look at possible links between obesity and headaches in kids.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Application instructions can be found at: http://www.cigna.com/about_us/community/targeted_grant.html
Monday, September 15, 2008
Ten $15,000 grants will be awarded to elementary schools across the United States to support programs that help provide students with increased access to, and consumption of fresh, healthy foods made available through an on-campus vegetable consumption program. Each school grant will consist of $15,000 in direct funding.
Deadline: November 7, 2008
Application and information for applying can be found at:
Friday, September 12, 2008
11:30 AM CDT on Monday, September 8, 2008
The Boston Globe
Low-cost laptops from the One Laptop Per Child Foundation of Cambridge, Mass., will go on sale at Amazon.com this holiday season, making the $200 computers available for the first time through a retail outlet.
Learn more about this at http://explore.toshiba.com
Thursday, September 11, 2008
CONTACT: Tina Jung
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 11, 2008
STATE SCHOOLS CHIEF JACK O'CONNELL ANNOUNCES STATE BOARD APPROVAL OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION FRAMEWORK FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS
SACRAMENTO – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell announced that the State Board of Education today adopted a new Physical Education Framework for California Public Schools, the state’s first standards-based framework in physical education.
“This new Framework is an important tool in setting the stage to help our students become more physically active to combat the silent epidemic of childhood obesity,” said O’Connell. “This, in turn, will help them perform better academically and will help us narrow the achievement gap. Studies show a high-quality physical education program helps students develop an active lifestyle, improve health, develop motor skills, and helps their cognitive performance in processing information and applying knowledge.
“However, a high-quality physical education program relies on adequate funding for resources, to hire and train great teachers, and to buy physical education equipment and facilities,” added O’Connell. “I am concerned that in the current state budget crisis and the lingering financial challenges facing schools these days that children may miss out on a high-quality physical education program that can enrich their lives.”
The Framework is based on the premise that every student’s life can be enhanced through participation in a comprehensive, inclusive, and sequential physical education program. The Framework was developed by a committee of educators, most of whom were teachers in California’s public schools. The Framework provides concrete, real-world examples of what high-quality, standards-based physical education instruction looks like in the “At a Glance” and “Learning Snapshots” sections for each grade level. The Framework also gives specific examples for effective planning, instruction, and assessment of the state’s model content standards for physical education. The Framework has been received positively by educators and reflects a growing interest in improving physical education instruction.
The Framework focuses on creating a learning environment that meets the needs of the learner. Chapters on universal access, instruction, support for high-quality physical education programs, and instructional resources all emphasize that every student is entitled to a high-quality physical education program. These chapters provide teachers and administrators with a vision of and guidance on creating physical education programs that help every student succeed.
To view the Physical Education Framework for California Public Schools, please visit http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/pe/cf/peframwrkdraft.asp. (Please note that the Web page will continue to refer to the Framework as "Draft" until the site can be updated to reflect the State Board of Education approval.)
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California Department of Education
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Sacramento, CA 95814
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Read more here: http://www.infoworld.com/article/08/08/11/New_iPod_Touch_and_MacBooks_coming_soon_1.html
Look for record book, fitness, teacher observation program software that runs on the iPod Touch and iPhone in our next newsletter.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
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Quest Atlantis (QA), an innovative online educational technology program for 4th to 8th grade students, passed its pilot year in North Carolina. Tested during the spring of 2007, then introduced to thousands of North Carolina public school students in 2007-2008, QA is advancing students in reading, writing, mathematics and science. The impact of this virtual world learning tool has been shown for students who were performing below grade level.
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In the United States, Maine has led the way with its laptop program, which has made students more enthusiastic in the classroom, but not necessarily resulted in better test scores.
The state started its laptop program for 7th-graders in 2002, and later expanded it to 8th graders and to one-third of the state's high schools. Maine is spending $90 million through 2010 with Apple to supply computers, software, warranties, technical support, training for teachers and installation of Wi-Fi networks in all middle schools across the state.
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Tuesday, July 15, 2008
The 4610HD (46-inch), 3220HD (32-inch) and 2310HD (23-inch) weatherproof LCDs all feature corrosion-resistant, powder-coated aluminum exteriors.
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Thursday, July 10, 2008
Friday, July 4, 2008
The Quaker Company focuses its giving on hunger, nutrition and the education
of children in low-income communities. Programs that provide tutoring,
mentoring and coaching, nutrition education, and physical fitness are
funding priorities. http://www.healthinschools.org
In October 2006, Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt announced that the Department would develop comprehensive guidelines to help Americans understand the importance of physical activity and how to incorporate it into their lives.
The Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee Report, 2008 is now available. It is the product of the 13 member Advisory Committee and more than 30 additional consultants. You can access the report by clicking the Report link at http://www.health.gov/paguidelines/. The 683 page report can be viewed or downloaded in its entirety or by individual chapter. The report presents and summarizes the Advisory Committee's review of science relating physical activity to a variety of health outcomes. It also addresses the benefits of physical activity for particular subgroups of the population such as children and youth, pregnant and postpartum women, persons with disabilities, and individuals with some chronic conditions. The report will be a valuable resource for students, researchers, or anyone interested in the health benefits of physical activity. This report will provide the scientific basis for the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, which is currently being developed by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for a planned fall 2008 launch.
AAHPERD members are encouraged to review the report and to provide comments to DHHS about the Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee Report, 2008. DHHS welcomes views, information, and data relevant to the development of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Comments must be received no later than July 9th. The Committee's Report will not be amended in response to comments. However, all comments will be considered in the preparation of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Further details about providing comments can be found by clicking the Comments link at http://www.health.gov/paguidelines/.
We hope that AAHPERD members will take time to review this report and make relevant comments regarding sections of particular relevance to their expertise or work. Watch for additional information in the Fall about the release of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.
Judith C. Young, Ph D.
Vice President for Program
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Thursday, May 29, 2008
The new laptop, showed off by CEO Michael Dell at the All Things Digital event in the US, will come in two colours; black or red.
Details are incredibly sketchy with Dell only confirming the laptop exists on the company’s blog after the CEO showed it to the editor of gadget website Gizmodo at the show.
Garnering information from the pictures Lam took and the official images Dell has released, it looks like the Dell Mini Inspiron will have three USB ports, an SD card reader, VGA output, and Ethernet connections.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
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Thursday, May 8, 2008
Report: Half of High School Classes Could Be Online by 2019
by Dave Nagel
Low-cost delivery and tailored learning opportunities could drive up to half of all high school courses online by 2019, according to a report from researchers that's set to appear in the summer issue of Education Next, published out of the Hoover Institution, the public policy research center at Stanford University.Read more . . .
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Education Next: Computer-Based Learning Could Transform Public Education Within a Decade Through “Disruptive Innovation,” Experts Say
STANFORD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Computer-based learning is on the cusp of transforming traditional public education, say Harvard Business School’s Clayton M. Christensen and his colleague Michael B. Horn in the summer 2008 issue of Education Next. Based on their analysis of data on enrollments, about half of all education courses will be delivered online in just over a decade’s time.