GenUpload: Two weeks with KIN May 21, 2010Posted by Chaim Gartenberg in : Announcements, Cell Phones, First Look/Reviews, Microsoft, Music, Web , add a comment
KIN 2 is the not-square one (click to high-definitionize)
So, I’ve been using the KIN 2 as my only mobile device (no iPod Touch or regular cell) for the last two weeks. Check out my impression of how it held up to the theory of being a phone for teenagers in my guest column over at Slashgear.
KIN Review – a GenUpload Take May 5, 2010Posted by Chaim Gartenberg in : Announcements, Cell Phones, First Look/Reviews, Microsoft, Music, Web , add a comment
KIN – Teenagers dream phone?
I’ve had some time to be able to check out Microsoft’s latest phone offering designed for teens and the way we use phones – for a different take then most tech blogs, be sure to check out my guest column over at Slashgear for my take.
Intel Youth Rock Stars Summit January 27, 2010Posted by Chaim Gartenberg in : Announcements, Computers , add a comment
So, later this week, I’ll be flying out to California to join several other teen technology bloggers at Intel’s Youth Rock Stars Summit, at Intel Headquarters. We’ll be seeing (and showing you guys) some of the newest Intel tech, especially related to mobile devices for students. Coverage of the event will be both here, as well as on our Twitter feed.
Joining me will be:
Teresa Wu of College Candy and By Teresa Wu
Chris Lesinski of Hack College
Kelly Sutton of Hack College
Corvida Raven of SheGeeks
Daniel Brusilovsky of Teens in Tech (tentative)
Serena Wu of Social Geekette (tentative)
Julia Rubin of Under the Button
Arielle Patrice Scott
Disclosure: As per FTC Guidelines and the WOMMA Code of Ethics, I’m disclosing that my travel and accommodation expenses are being covered, and that I will be receiving a Dell Mini netbook as part of my attendance.
About the Intel Youth Rock Stars Summit:
Intel’s Youth Rock Stars Summit brings together bloggers that reach youth audiences in an all-day, immersive event at the Intel headquarters. On this day, attendees will get to preview some of the latest developments in Intel technology, including the all-new Intel Core 2010 processor family, mobile devices for students on-the-go, gaming and more. Attendees will even get to meet Intel “Rock Star” Mario Paniccia!
CES 2010– Everything You Need To Know, Right Here January 2, 2010Posted by Eli Blumenthal in : Announcements, CES and Macworld , add a comment
Happy New Year! Yes, we are finally into the first decade of the 2000′s. Along with the new year comes the upcoming annual Consumer Electronics Show, which showcases a lot of the new tech you’ll see next year.
Among categories in which we expect particular development, smarter, even more powerful smartphones, faster, better computers (particularly netbooks), 3D TV’s (just a lot of 3D in general), eBooks, tablets (especially Apple, if you’ve been following any news), and 4G.
4G, which is the next step in cell phone networking, with even faster, higher-quality connection, is anticipated to be launched by Sprint in the US very shortly–with the inclusion of more modems and a some new 4G-capable phones–and Verizon is said to begin the rollout of their 4G network this year as well.
So stay tuned, CES kicks off January 6th and runs through the 10th, and we’ll be relaying to you everything about the latest, coolest tech out there.
(Oh, and for all those wondering about Macworld– Apple isn’t participating in it this year, but don’t worry, word is that they got a January announcement of their own planned for later this month…)
Reminder: Interested in Joining TeenTechBlog? June 7, 2009Posted by Eli Blumenthal in : Announcements , add a comment
Just a reminder for anyone interested in writing for us that the deadline for applications is only a couple of days away- June 14th! We know its finals season so we’re giving a couple days extension, till the end of the next weekend, to submit your application. Interested? Click here to take your first step to joining TeenTechBlog.
Thanks and we hope to be hearing from you soon.
-Your friends at TeenTechBlog
News at TeenTechBlog May 26, 2009Posted by Chaim Gartenberg in : Announcements , add a comment
A big hello out there to all you readers. Just a few quick updates on some new things we got coming:
2. Love technology and think you got what it takes to be a writer for TeenTechBlog? For those of you out there who want to come join our team, we are looking for another writer to make our blog even more dynamic than ever. If you’re interested, just send us an email to email@example.com with:
- Some background info about yourself
- Best way to get in contact with you
- What are your favorite things- what do you like about technology– what interests you in technology (video games, cell phones, computers…), and what are your interests outside of technology (sports, music….).
- What do you think you could contribute to TeenTechBlog, and how often you will be able to write (daily, every other day, weekly, etc.).
- A sample post on a topic of technology you like- you can base it on the design and style of some of our previous posts.
Please NO 50 page essays. Just some quick answers to the questions and a short sample post. Please try to get these in soon; the entry deadline is June 10th.
Thanks a hope you enjoy some of the new things we’re putting in, and to all prospective writers– we look forward to hearing from you soon!
Have a great summer!
–Your friends at TeenTechBlog
CES, MacWorld and… Finals January 4, 2009Posted by Eli Blumenthal in : Announcements, CES and Macworld , 2comments
CES and MacWorld- coming this week!
Yup, it’s that time of year again. The new year and playoff football have begun, and CES and MacWorld — arguably two of the year’s biggest tech shows, in which many of the upcoming years gadgets are announced — kicks off this week.
A lot of good stuff appears on the horizon. Windows 7 looks AMAZING — pretty much all the good Vista was supposed to be — and should receive a lot of attention from Microsoft. All new Palm cell phones should be armed with, by Palm’s hardware standards, a great texting keyboard as well as a new “Nova OS” that should bring the Palm Software up to 2009 and not 2002. We also should be seeing all new cell phones and computers (specifically netbooks), and as far as Apple, you never know with them though we anticipate some nice goodies from their final MacWorld.
Unfortunately, we won’t be able to write about all the details right away; CES and the MacWorld both take place during our finals/midterms week. On the upside though (at least for us ), with finals means that our winter vacation is almost here!
And don’t worry, we will still give you round ups on a lot of the major things coming from these events (yes, there are some things that we find aren’t worth covering — CES is a BIG event with A LOT of stuff!) after the events are over, but don’t worry- we will have some posts daily on some of the really BIG things arriving out of the shows (such as the MacWorld and Palm conferences). We’ll keep the posting style for the round ups looking similar to last year (organized by best of each catergory) and we hope to have everything covered from both CES and MacWorld up by the end of next week– so keep checking back!
TeenTechBlog Year End Awards January 1, 2009Posted by Eli Blumenthal in : Announcements , add a comment
Happy New Year!!!
Yup, 2008 is in the books- and 2009 is already starting to come upon us. So, what better way to finally finish off 2008 then with our picks for the top gadgets of the year! We got our picks from best cell phone to best laptop to best overall gadget- so read on! (more…)