January 14, 2013
Kingston has just announced a new USB 3.0 1TB flash drive to add to its DataTraveler HyperX Predator line of products. There’s no word on pricing as of yet, but the 512GB version is currently for sale for about $930. Now try to imagine how much the 1TB version will go for.
December 13, 2011
It’s been a great semester! Your students were at the top of their game, and you were at the top of yours. Now for the winter break.
Now is the perfect time to consider the role of technology in your courses. The first question you might consider is how are you using technology currently? Do you use Blackboard, email, netfiles or PowerPoint? If so, how are you using those technologies?
August 17, 2010
What happens when you give up technology for a week? Five neuroscientists took a primitive trip to a southern, remote part of Utah, where they had no access to cellphones and e-mail, and lived to tell the story. This article chronicles their trip, their discoveries and ideas for research projects about the brain on technology.
July 19, 2010
Do you often find yourself trying to be productive but getting sidetracked by Wikipedia, The New York Times, or (gasp) Farmville?
Brian Croxall of The Chronicle of Higher Education’s ProfHacker describes six apps that can help boost your productivity while working electronically. Most are for the Mac, though Freedom runs on Mac or Windows. I tested out SelfControl, a free Mac app that let me blacklist web sites for a designated period of time. The blacklisting can’t be undone by uninstalling or rebooting. Since I’m not addicted to Facebook and wouldn’t miss access to it, I chose to lock myself out of it for a few hours. I received an error when I tried to access the site. I think I’ll like TimeOut, too: It makes you take short breaks from your computer at intervals you set, precluding you from doing anything on your Mac.
6 Ways to Avoid Letting Your Computer Distract You [Chronicle of Higher Education]