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August 31, 2011

Codecademy Is a Free, Interactive Webapp That Teaches You How to Code

Webapp Codecademy teaches you how to code using an interactive console, motivates your with badges, and walks you through lessons in a straightforward curriculum. Best of all, it’s free.
Whether or not you have any interest in programming as a full-time job, nearly anyone can benefit from a basic knowledge of scripting languages. (more…)

Using Gmail, Calendar and Docs without an Internet connection


Skype outs Freetalk Connect-Me Home Phone Adapter, does VoIP for old fashioned handsets


August 26, 2011

Google: Another look under the hood of search


Keep Tabs on Hurricane Irene with These Tracking Maps and Smartphone Apps


Simple security for wireless

MIT researchers demonstrate the first wireless security scheme that can protect against “man-in-the-middle” attacks — but doesn’t require a password.

August 25, 2011

Detect Fake Online Reviews by Knowing the Right Words to Look For


Kno Adds Khan Academy Resources to E-Textbooks for iPad

E-textbook developer Kno has released Textbooks 1.6.1 for iPad, bringing new multimedia resources to the textbook reader, including videos from Khan Academy, and adding new support for interactive 3D objects.

Textbooks for iPad offers access to a catalog of 100,000 college- and university-level electronic textbooks from major textbook publishers, including Cengage Learning andMcGraw-Hill Higher Education, among others. (more…)

CASIT: Live chat is now available in Beta

In an effort to provide a higher-level of technical support utilizing existing technologies for the faculty and staff of CAS at the University of Oregon, the CASIT Helpdesk is now pleased to announce chat-based assistance.

August 24, 2011

Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard Powers Your Keyboard with Your Desk Lamp

The Logitech Solar Keyboard draws its power from light so you can forget about buying AA batteries and charge it with the light of your workspace.

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