You're a student and you're poor. Because of the cuts in Financial Aid (thanks Obama!), you're working at two different McDonalds across town to pay for that triple dorm room. You have to go back to school soon, but you don't have enough money to buy the tools you need to succeed. You resort to piracy and bam, the FBI is on your tail. You flee to Mexico but run into some trouble with the Federales. They deport your behind back to the States and a judge gives you 15 years and says you shouldn't … Read more
About a year ago, Anna Jane Grossman and Kate Senisi started to do something they admit is "kind of silly." The co-owners of dog-training academy School for the Dogs in Manhattan started to train their canine clients to use iPads. Until then, felines pretty much had the four-legged iPad-user market cornered.
School for the Dogs now offers iDog clinics periodically. The classes are small, consisting of up to four owners and dogs at a time. While it would delightful to teach your dog to compose e-mails via dictation and do your online banking on your iPad, the classes are geared for more basic tablet skills.… Read more
Editors' note: This article was originally published June 27, 2013, and was updated August 22, 2013, to reflect that many more systems are now available with Intel's latest processors, with still more to come later this year.
Before swiping your credit card on a new ultrabook, all-in-one, or convertible, you're going to want to dive a little deeper into the spec sheets. That's because the latest Intel CPU upgrade, introduced in June and code named Haswell (but officially known as "fourth-generation Core i series") offers significant battery life improvements in the laptops we've tested … Read more
Microsoft is providing an opportunity for schools to get their hands on free Surface RT tablets.
The software giant on Wednesday officially kicked off its Bing for Schools program. As part of that, Microsoft wants schools and their supporters to sign up for Bing for Schools as their platform for searching the Web. As they continue to do so, they'll rack up credits through the Bing Rewards program. After a school gathers 30,000 credits, it'll qualify for a free Surface RT with Touch Cover.
According to Microsoft, based on average usage, 60 Bing Rewards users can combine … Read more
Students and teachers celebrated Monday at Dickinson High School in Milltown, Dela., as their 11-story-tall Lego tower, which qualifies as the tallest in the world, topped its way into the Guinness World Record books.
The tower -- measuring at 112 feet and 11 and 3-quarter inches -- took months to construct and consists of about 500,000 bricks. In front of a large crowd Monday evening, a crane raised Superintendent Merv Daugherty to the peak and he placed a simple red schoolhouse (the school district's logo) at the top to finish off the toy tower that weighs nearly a ton.… Read more
iStudiez Pro is a college student's best friend, with great ways to manage classes, assignments, deadlines, and more, all with a well-designed interface that makes it easy to use. It's important to note the iPhone interface is quite a bit different than the iPad version, so most of this review is for the iPad, with differences on the iPhone at the bottom.
iStudiez Pro on the iPad The app controls on the iPad are across the top of the screen. You can hit a Today button to see what you need to do for the day. There are … Read more
Sports cars are brilliant fun. They offer the best handling, the fastest acceleration, the prettiest looks, and the most credibility on the road. But what use is all of that if you can't tame the beast? This is where places like the Porsche Sport Driving School come in really handy.
The PSDS offers Porsche drivers (and non-Porsche drivers, but they have to hire one) the opportunity to spend up to three days learning how to properly drive their cars. You can undergo three levels of training at the Porsche Experience Centre at Silverstone -- Precision, Performance, and Master. They … Read more
Best Buy is known for hosting trade-in deals on single items and devices, but now the big box retailer is announcing that it's offering deals on a whole host of tech gadgets -- from mobile devices to tablets to accessories.
Starting Friday and going through Sunday, Best Buy Mobile specialty stores will double the trade-in value of most mobile devices. What this means is that anybody eligible for an upgrade can bring in their working non-cracked cell phone and the retailer will give them double the phone's value to buy a new smartphone with a two-year contract from … Read more
In a bit of an early back-to-school promotion, Best Buy has discounted the price of two of Apple's most popular 13-inch MacBooks by $200.
As first noted by All Things D, the electronics retailer on Thursday reduced the price of the MacBook Pro with a 500GB hard drive and 4GB of RAM from $1,200 to $1,000, while the 750GB model with 8GB of RAM is now available for $1,300.