Reading comics for a class may be too good to be true when it comes to your required courses, but in the world of massive open online courses (MOOCs), it’s just a way of reaching a larger audience. That’s why Ball State University‘s Christina Blanch will be using comic books as the medium for her ...
A lot of places such as amusement parks, music festivals, and sporting arenas have ludicrous “no food allowed” policies. By not allowing food, these places gain a sort of monopoly and are able to charge outrageous prices for their unhealthy food. So, unless you want to pay $15 for a greasy hot dog and a ...
Shep and Luke took over the NBC Universal stage (thanks again guys!) to take a look at their favorite gadgets for students from the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show. Gadget List BassJump (Twelve South) Samsung Galaxy Tab HTC HD7 (Unlocked) Bottle Opening iPhone Case (Be a HeadCase) Livescribe Smartpen (4GB) Powermat 2X Portable Mat & Powercube ...
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Click through for a video demonstrating the Kno's silky-smooth stylus input
It's no big secret that tablets are probably the next big thing, and Samsung recently released what many consider to be the first legitimate competitor to the iPad, the Galaxy Tab. Sporting a 7 inch screen, 1 GHZ processor, a 1024x600 screen and dual cameras, it's a well-made package, at least on paper.
I both love the design and hate it at the same time. The Tab has a very nice textured back similar to the Galaxy S line of phones, and a flat back that allows you to rest it evenly on a table, a design decision that Apple would be wise to add to future iPads. The screen is beautiful and very bright, with a very appealing pixel density.
Unfortunately, the Tab is hamstrung, at least in my view, by the decision to use a 7 inch screen rather than something a little larger. It's too small to really hold with two hands, but too large to hold with one hand unless you want to look like you're holding some cartoony, ridiculously huge phone. I would also note that the touch sensitive buttons along the bottom, required on all Android devices, make little sense on a device that requires you to grip the bezel.
The upcoming Wi-Fi-only version of the Tab, a likely choice for college students, will probably be priced very similarly to the iPad. I may be biased, but I think a student looking for a tablet would be wise to pick a product with a large enough screen to comfortably read e-books and PDF files for class, and I just don't think the Tab meets this criteria. It's a nice device, but I hope they come out with a larger version soon. We'll probably have a video walkthrough of the Tab from the NBC Stage on Sunday, so be on the lookout.
Update: Click through for a brief video of the device.
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We're halfway through CES 2011, and we've walked through miles of booths and exhibits on the quest for the best student gadgets. Naturally some silly pictures were taken along the way. Click through to see some.
Just as Chris got all giddy about the Sony PartyShot, I’ve gotta say that the Victorinox Presentation Master takes the cake for me. I always remember seeing the Victorinox logo on the back of my dad’s Swiss Army knife growing up. It’s exciting to see that the company is keeping their products relevant. I met ...