alicepopkorn.”>Kinda wish it snowed like this in Texas. Photo courtesy of alicepopkorn. Licensed under CC BY-2.0.While we’re all still on our winter breaks and not at all thinking about the next semester that will start in a few weeks, I’m going to link to a few articles for you readers to peruse in your ample free time. These articles will provide some interesting reading to keep your brains working over the break and give you some tips to think about using once the semester starts up again.

How to Get Things Done on an Airplane

Traveling this winter break? Take a look at this article to make yourself productive while on those trips to visit relatives you may or may not want to see. Also, keep this article in mind if you’re ever traveling for school functions, like sports, that may keep you on the road during the school year.

The Top 40 iPhone Apps of 2010

My big/only Christmas gift this year was my beautiful iPhone. I feel very new to this whole new universe of smart phones, so luckily TechCrunch has written up a beautiful list of apps that I need to get right now.

Asus Teases New Transforming Hinged Notebook/Tablet Combi

These new transforming notebooks are a newly emerging trend, since Dell’s Inspiron Duo is supposed to be launched sometime in the near future (check out my brief discussion about it here). I’m still undecided about what I think about these kinds of laptops, but they’re kinda awesome to think about.

Beer Tech

For some reason this week, there was a lot of alcohol-related technology circulating around the tech blogs. I don’t know why, but I don’t really care if it’s going to give us awesome articles like Beer Bots in the Dorm Room, iPhone Controlled Beer Canon, and the Perfect Shot Pourer.

Winter Hacks

Sometimes winter can be a pain in the ass. And I say that as a Texan, who hasn’t seen more than three inches of snow. But for those of you who actually know what constitutes a real winter, there are some some tips to make winter a little more manageable. First, check out this article about snow proofing your bike. Then take a look at this article about these spiffy little things that let you use your touch screens without taking off your gloves.

[via Gizmodo, Lifehacker, TechCrunch, and Engadget]