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December 15, 2011

Yo-Yo wireless mouse

Prototype by Yanko Design

FAA approves iPads in the cockpit; American Airlines to start Friday

The FAA has granted the approval for Pilots to use iPads in all phases of flight. The first iPad-flights take off on Friday.

Seattle Pi notes that a 1.5 pound iPad replaces about 35 pounds of paper saving an estimated $1.2 million worth of fuel per year.

The Zen Of Steve Jobs

The Zen Of Steve Jobs, a graphic novella that explores Jobs’ friendship with a Zen priest and the impact it had on Jobs’ career.
By Forbes

December 14, 2011

College Tips by Google

December 13, 2011

Chrome crowned the most secure browser by Accuvant

Internet Explorer takes second place while Firefox comes in third



MIT builds camera that can capture at the speed of light


December 12, 2011

Researchers build world’s smallest steam engine that could


Learn the Basics of Coding

Smartphone apps, desktop apps, and web apps are some of the best tools we have to get things done, express ourselves, and yes, sometimes have fun. You may have once thought programming was the domain of anti-social neck beards living in basements across the world, but the fact is, anyone can code, and almost everyone can benefit from knowing a little bit about programming. This week’s episode of Lifehacker is an introduction into the basics of coding.

December 9, 2011

UO Blackboard: Problems with announcement emails

Blackboard is currently experiencing a problem with the background process that sends out emails. At this time if you want to be sure that an email copy of your announcement is being sent, please be sure to check the box labeled “Override User Notification Settings” when you create an announcement. This will bypass the normal background sending of the email and send it right away.

UO Libraries

December 8, 2011

Last-minute hope for finals found in Khan Academy

…The Khan Academy is a website founded by a former hedge fund manager and current online educator. It features thousands of 10-minute YouTube videos on topics ranging from the French Revolution to why cepheids pulsate to the dirac delta function of differential equations.

Founder Sal Khan, holder of three degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a MBA from Harvard University, presents his lessons in the way that he wishes he was taught. The videos are ad-free and completely free to watch. (more…)

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