Friday, October 31, 2008

More Wii Fits Are Coming

Nintendo will increase shipments of its Wii Fit game because only three in 10 stores can keep the popular game in stock, according to Reggie Fils-Aime, the president of Nintendo of America. In an interview, Fils-Aime noted that the Wii Fit had brought in working women, a new market for video games, and said September figures showed the economic crisis had had no effect on sales for either the Wii or DS consoles

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Developing a Grant Budget

Do you want technology for your program but you don't know how to develop a grant - here is information on developing a grant budget - click here.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

App Store to Top 200 Million Downloads

During its fourth-quarter earnings call with analysts, Apple said its App Store will reach 200 million downloads sometime Wednesday, 102 days since it opened on July 11.

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Friday, October 24, 2008

2008 Physical Activity Guidelines

Regular physical activity in children and adolescents promotes health and fitness. Compared to those who are inactive, physically active youth have higher levels of cardiorespiratory fitness and stronger muscles. They also typically have lower body fatness. Their bones are stronger, and they may have reduced symptoms of anxiety and depression.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

CDC Podcasts

Download CDC podcasts to your desktop and portable music/video player for health information at your convenience and on the go. New to podcasting? See Podcast Help and RSS Help

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Five Technologies to watch in 2009

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Friday, October 17, 2008

Adobe Ships Creative Suite 4, Flash Player 10

Adobe has begun shipping Creative Suite 4, with new versions of its development, design, publishing, and video/motion graphics applications, along with new and modified pricing and licensing schemes for both K-12 and post-secondary education. The company also released Flash Player 10 Wednesday.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

New Mac Book Pros

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Monday, October 13, 2008

Apple to Repair MacBooks with Faculty Nvidia GPUs

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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Friday, October 10, 2008

Just In Time For School: Free Adeona Service Tracks Stolen Laptops

ScienceDaily (Sep. 25, 2008) — As college students head back to school with gleaming new laptops, some will, unfortunately, see the last of their machine in a library, cafeteria or dorm room. And it's not just college campuses that are hot spots for computer theft, or just students who are the targets. Newspapers recently reported that airports in the United States record hundreds of thousands of laptop thefts annually. Such thefts are not only expensive, they also often mean losing sensitive data.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Voice Controlled Mouse

Computer scientists worked with electrical engineers to move the cursor on a computer screen with the users voice instead of a mouse. Software interprets vocal commands to move the cursor, allowing people who cannot use their arms to browse the web, player video games, or use photo editing software.

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Monday, October 6, 2008

Children's Calorie Expenditure, Heart Rate Increase During Video Games

ScienceDaily (Sep. 2, 2008) — Children burn more than four times as many calories per minute playing an active video game than playing a seated game, and their heart rate is also significantly higher with the active game, according to a new report.

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Friday, October 3, 2008

Physical Education Classes Ditch Dodgeball for Tech

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.

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Thursday, October 2, 2008

All Florida districts to offer virtual classes by fall 2009

Next year, all Florida children will be able to earn their diploma entirely online without ever entering a classroom. Under a new state law, all districts will either be required to create their own online schools or work together with those who do..

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Futuristic Desks Becoming a Reality

Walk into any classroom, and chances are you'll see identical wooden desks and a teacher writing math problems on a whiteboard. A British company wants to make the typical classroom obsolete by making their interactive, touchscreen desk the norm in the classroom. The networked desks link students and teachers together, allowing peer-to-peer collaboration on shared screens and giving teachers instant access to student work via a screen that will replace the whiteboard in the front of the classroom.

Supporters see a multitude of possibilities for learning with the "Star Trek" desks and envision them being used across the world within 10 years.

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