Thursday, May 29, 2008

Dell mini laptop to challenge Eee PC

NEWS: 29 May 2008 7:18 GMT by Stuart Miles Dell has confirmed it is to go up against Asus, MSI and HP with a budget mini laptop although refrained from actually announcing any details.

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

Palm still on track to debut Linux OS by late 2008

During an appearance at the recent JP Morgan Tech Show in Boston, Palm CFO Andrew Brown confirmed the company remains on track to release a Linux-based next-gen operating system--i.e., the so-called "Palm OS II"--sometime by year's end, although he declined to specify what kind of product the device maker will deliver. Borrowing a page from the Steve Jobs playbook, Brown proclaimed that software, not hardware, will determine the winners of the mobile device race--he admitted the new Linux project has been in the works for close to three years, adding "it has not been an insignificant investment." Other tidbits: Brown refused to confirm rumors that Verizon Wireless is poised to add the Palm Centro to its device portfolio, but did say a Treo upgrade is scheduled for this summer.

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

The Bowling Foundation

More than $20,000 in grants are now available from The Bowling Foundation for your in-school Bowing PRogram. To learn more, and to download an application, visit To learn more about the In-school Bowling Program visit

Apply now - applications are due June 16, 2008.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Half of High School Classes Could Be Online By 2019

Report: Half of High School Classes Could Be Online by 2019

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.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Future of Instructional Software

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 Schools 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 decades time.


Monday, May 5, 2008

Fujitsu Ultra Mobile

New Fujitsu Ultra Mobile notebook with broadband access. Check it out:

Sunday, May 4, 2008

May Newsletter

The May newsletter has been posted.

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