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Kindles revolutionize reading

January 5, 2011

Laura Kattilakoski Staff Writer There is something a bit special about cracking open a brand new book, taking in the smells of the ink on paper, and cuddling up under a pile of covers while flipping through its pages. This being said, it has become increasingly apparent that iPod apps, such as the K...

Teens’ “screen time” continues to rise

October 27, 2010

Zeb White Assistant Business Manager  Growing up, your parents may have warned you not to spend too much time watching TV. However, you probably now spend hours of their free time texting, using social networks like Facebook, and playing video games as a teenager. Some experts say that these newer...

Apple unveils refreshed Macbook Air, Mac operating system

October 20, 2010

Zeb White Asst. Business Manager, Staff Writer With all of the recent buzz about the iPhone and iPad, it’s hard to remember exactly why technology giant Apple Inc. began as “Apple Computers.” However, today’s introduction of a flashy new Macbook Air laptop and a major update for the Mac ...

Google unveils new technology

October 13, 2010

Paige Wilson Assistant Business Manager It has been an idea of the future, right up there with the flying car, but now it is reality. The hands-free car was unveiled by Google. Google has made the jump from search engine to automotive engine. Their new technology gives people the ability to have...

Club 21 facilitates SMARTer learning environment

September 24, 2010

By Julia Kim Staff Writer IB and AP Spanish Literature teacher Patrick Melville utilizes his new Smart Board technology while teaching his classes. Photo by Aditi Shrikant.Students may observe teachers attempting to integrate the newest addition of technology—SMART Boards, SMART Slates, SMART Document Cameras, iPod Touches, Flip Cams and MacBooks—into their lesson plans. ...

Google introduces “Instant” feature to expedite searches

September 11, 2010

Zeb White Staff Writer, Asst. Business Manager Search findings: about 37,000,000 results (0.20 seconds) Just when you thought searching the internet couldn’t get any faster, tech giant Google introduced a new service called Google Instant that aims to accelerate the process even further by p...

Apple unveils sweeping new iPod lineup

September 3, 2010

Zeb White Asst. Business Manager, Staff Writer Apple revealed a stunning new iPod lineup Wednesday featuring refreshed versions of the iPod Touch, the iPod Nano, and the iPod Shuffle. It also announced a new social network built into iTunes plus a smaller version of its AppleTV. The most innovativ...

iPad reaches one-million sales

May 4, 2010

By Rebecca Fowler Staff Writer After only being on the market for less than a month, the iPad reached its one-millionth sale yesterday, May 3. This is a huge feat, as it took nearly three months for Apple to sell one-million iPhones when they first appeared.  The enormous amount of iPad sales in such a short amo...

iPad: Now or later?

January 29, 2010

By Mike Pankonien Staff Writer It happened. Yesterday, Apple finally officially announced their latest product: the iPad. Essentially a 9 inch by 8 inch iPod touch, the iPad is being sold as a computer that's something more than a smart phone, but slightly less than a laptop. Although hardly...

The iPad-success or setback?

January 29, 2010

By Rebecca Fowler Staff Writer What’s bigger than an iTouch but smaller than an iMac?  That’s right, an iPad. This new and extremely innovative Apple product is the next best thing in computer technology.  Like a blown-up version of the iPhone, the new device has all the best features of a touch-screen com...

Looking Forward in Technology

November 3, 2009

By Angela Almeida                                                                                                                    Opinions Editor        Along with the anticipation...

Windows 7 has arrived

November 3, 2009

Windows 7 has arrived. Laptops and desktops are changing at a rapid rate, and you’ll find that a lot of the familiar components are nowhere to be seen. Computers are now becoming smaller in size, but smarter than ever. PC does in particular have to be the fastest growing brand of technology seen ...