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5 new gadgets unveiled at CES this week

Many new technology trends and gadgets were introduced at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week in Las Vegas.  This is the world’s largest tradeshow and hosts consumer technology exhibitors in more than 30 product categories. Here are the top five devices that caught … Read

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Don’t throw away those old electronics–trade them in at Amazon

When you upgrade your digital lifestyle with the latest, greatest gadget, don’t throw the old one away. If it doesn’t work, check to see if someone in your community has an electronics recycling program (in Lawrence, we have a twice-yearly … Read

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5 tips for technology early adopters

Say you’re following tech blogs like Lifehacker, TechCrunch, ReadWriteWeb, or Wired’s Gadget Lab, and you’re drooling over the next iPhone, Photoshop, or Facebook “killer.” Congratulations, you may just be an early adopter! The term brings to mind long lines outside … Read

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Livescribe unveils the Echo smartpen

Earlier this year, the Pulse smartpen from Livescribe caught me by surprise. What I thought would be yet another cheesy gadget trying to cash in on parents who’ll buy their kids any learning-oriented gadget actually turned out to be a … Read

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From last week: E-book management, Dossier Mobile, jailbreaking, and a CES roundup

By the time you read this I’ll be in the Pacific Northwest; specifically in my old stomping grounds of Seattle, Washington. I left because of the gray, rainy winters–but after a few weeks of snow and bitter cold in Kansas … Read

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From last week: A guide for Facebook, a new desktop for your computer, new gadgets, and long-distance meetings

Just in case you missed them, here’s what we shared last week: On Monday, Amber posted a Stratepedia desktop background for January 2010. On Tuesday, I shared information about a new, comprehensive guide to Facebook from Mashable, one of our … Read

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Two examples of game-based learning evolving with technology

In the last few years, gaming systems like the Nintendo DS and Nintendo Wii have changed how we play games. Buttons and direction pads still rule, but new games might require us to stand up and move around, or use … Read

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Using handheld gaming devices in the classroom

Nintendo is working to use its popular DS series of handheld gaming devices as interactive classroom response units. Think of these as the “clickers” many schools now have to solicit real-time response from students, with additional functionality to also receive … Read

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Multitasking with your digital camera

Macworld.com has a list of useful things you can do with a camera phone (or digital camera) besides, you know, taking keepsake photos. I do this sort of thing myself, such as snapping quick photos of a whiteboard full of … Read

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Your old electronics can be recycled, too.

Did you score a new computer, MP3 player, smart phone, or HDTV this holiday season? Before you toss the old one in the trash, keep in mind that most electronic devices contain toxins that shouldn’t wind up in landfills. Some … Read

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