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TI Nspire CX Graphing Calculator

Thumbnail image for TI Nspire CX Graphing Calculator by Barbara J. Feldman August 15, 2012

Wow! Are you nerd enough to get excited about a calculator? Apparently I am. At BlogHer ’12, Texas Instruments invited me to a hands-on demo of their newest graphing calculator, the TI Nspire CX (and gave me one I re-gifted to my college kid.) Now, I have to admit that my college days were PRE-CALCULATOR […]

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Free WiFi Access For Cable Subscribers

by Barbara J. Feldman June 5, 2012

Many cable internet subscribers will soon have access to thousands of free WiFi hotspots in major metropolitan areas across the country. The hotspot service, named CableWiFi, will be free to customers of Bright House Networks, Cablevision, Comcast, Cox Communications and Time Warner Cable. CableWiFi has already launched in New York City and central Florida, and […]

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How to Use Google’s Search by Image

by Barbara J. Feldman July 5, 2011

Identifying a mystery celebrity in a photo, or finding websites that have stolen your copyrighted images has gotten a whole lot easier with Google’s Search by Image. Images can be dragged and dropped, uploaded, specified by URL, or (with a Chrome or Firefox extension) simply right-clicked. To see Dave Taylor ID a mysterious blonde, read […]

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Teachers Connect Classrooms Using Skype

by Barbara J. Feldman April 6, 2011

This week, Skype, the voice and video chat application, announced Skype in the Classroom, a free service to help teachers connect their classrooms with other classrooms around the world. With 4800 teachers already signed up, teachers can find partner classrooms by searching geographically or by project. Project postings summarize the kind of interaction teachers are […]

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TeamViewer Offers Free Online Meetings

by Barbara J. Feldman January 3, 2011

TeamViewer is an all-in-one solution for remote access and shared- screen online meetings. And it is free for non-commercial users. Which means you can use it to troubleshoot Grandma’s computer problems from the comfort of your own computer, whether you use Mac, Windows, Linux or even an iPhone. Use it to collaborate with family members […]

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Share Short Links with Bit.ly

by Barbara J. Feldman November 24, 2010

Do you love to share links with friends and family? The link-shortening service Bit.ly has just announced a new service that bundles a bunch of urls into one, short Bit.ly link. Link shorteners have been around for years, but with the growth of social media sites including Twitter and Facebook, they have become even more […]

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