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!
TeuxDeux Reveuxw! January 19, 2010Posted by Chaim Gartenberg in : Computers, First Look/Reviews , 2comments
How Deux Yoeux Keep Together?
This one’s a new one, but it’s real good. I promise.
Those of you who follow the site know that I’m a big fan of online stuff that lets me stay sane and together across multiple computers and devices (especially in school). So… here’s my new favorite tool for doing that: TeuxDeux (pronounced “ToDo” – you can probably guess where this is going…)
TeuxDeux is an online ToDo list. (Yup. You guessed it.) As if happens, a very, very, very, nice one. As you can see above – it looks fantastic. The interface is clean, simple, and easy to understand. It’s broken down into two groups – stuff that has a date, and stuff that doesn’t. You just type into the text box, either for a specific date or as a “Someday” item, and it adds it. Once there, it’s there until you cross it off or delete it.
Need more time for something? Items are easily dragged and dropped across days. And since everything is online, you can get to your list anytime, anywhere. Which is an obvious plus.
Finally, TeuxDeux comes at the finest of prices – it’s completely free. Not free-but-you-have-to-pay-subscription-fees-if-you-want-more-features free, not free-but-has-annoying-ads-every-5-seconds, just free. And in its current state – it’ll stay that way (they are considering a paid version in the future). They also have an iPhone app being worked on as well.
So – wrap up. There are plenty of great ToDo applications out there – but TeuxDeux isn’t reinventing the wheel. It’s taking the idea and doing it in the best possible way. Which is perfect. For students looking to organize themselves a week at a time, in what is a beautiful and simple manner, from anywhere – try TeuxDeux.
So far, it’s helping me keep track of myself and my crazy amount of work for midterm week, and it’s doing it well. Check it out here.
Lenovo Shows Off 2 New Touchscreen PCs January 14, 2010Posted by Eli Blumenthal in : CES and Macworld, Computers , add a comment
The Lenovo U1 Hybrid, in laptop mode
The Slate PC by Microsoft wasn’t the only touchscreen computer shown off at CES (not by a long shot), and while at CES, Lenovo announced two really cool touchscreen PC’s of their own– the S10-3t netbook, and the U1 which, is… well you’ll see–think of it as a regular laptop mixed with a tablet. Read on for all the info.
Lenovo Introduces the Skylight smartbook January 5, 2010Posted by Eli Blumenthal in : CES and Macworld, Computers , add a comment
The Lenovo Skylight
Just because CES starts on Wednesday doesn’t mean companies cant get a head start on announcing a bunch of new products. Lenovo has really taken full use of this, today officially unveiling a whole new line of computer called the Skylight smartbook. So what is the Skylight and what’s different about it than your normal netbook or laptop?
Facebook Getting Another Update? December 30, 2009Posted by Zev Rosenbaum in : Computers, Rumors , 1 comment so far
Yes its that time of the year again. Its time for a new facebook layout. Will it be a welcomed update or will stir up a storm of complaints like the last update? Read on for more. (more…)
Ridin’ the Google Wave December 9, 2009Posted by Chaim Gartenberg in : Computers , 1 comment so far
Surfing the Wave! Whoo-hoo!
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few weeks, you might have noticed a minor uproar on the internet being made over something called Google Wave. (And NO, I don’t have any invites). But seriously – the web has exploded with people talking about, hyping up, and begging for the oh-so-exclusive invites to get in and try it out. So this post is going to serve two purposes: explain, best as I can, what exactly Google Wave is, as well as share my initial impressions of it.
More after the jump:
Your Guide to All the Black Friday Deals November 26, 2009Posted by Zev Rosenbaum in : Cell Phones, Computers, Video Games , add a comment
With Black Friday just 1 day away, you gotta have a guide to the best holiday deals right? Well, listen up as we have rounded up all the best deals from stores like Wal-Mart, Best Buy, and Amazon.com for your viewing pleasure right here. Read on!
SyncMate for Mac – Review November 24, 2009Posted by Chaim Gartenberg in : Computers, First Look/Reviews , 1 comment so far
Sync is a wonderful thing….
Recently, I was given the opportunity to try out a rather nice application called Syncmate for Mac, which, as the name implies – does Sync. From a Mac. But seriously, this program is incredibly useful – at least, to me, and I suspect most of you other teens out there, at least, those of you with Macs.