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Astoria Characters: The Two-Time Immigrant

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Garo Apanian opens his candy-apple-red laptop. "Let me show you the apartment where I was born," he says. "It's a beautiful building." The image that appears is of Beirut.

How To Turn Your Laptop, Netbook Or Desktop Into An eBook Reader

online-tech-tips.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

So maybe Amazon Kindles and iPads are not your thing. However, you do take your laptop with you to school, work, when traveling, etc. If you're lookin...

Inspiring Learners with Technology... and no Electricity (VIDEO)

Ewan McIntosh | Posted 03.31.2014 | Education
Ewan McIntosh

In nine years of observing teachers' technology use in the classroom, and seeing what little impact thousands of dollars of technology can have, Moliehe's classroom is a lesson to us all on how to get the most out of what we have.

The Line Between iPhone and iTouch Now Blurred

Gil Laroya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Gil Laroya

It was inevitable. With the onset of new developments and capabilities which make the Apple iPhone and iTouch the continuously popular deveices that ...

T-Mobile Releases Additional Information on the G2

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

I am excited to see the first smartphones to use high speed packet access (HSPA). My initial experience with T-Mobile's USB Laptop Stick, which also uses HSPA, was rather impressive.

High-Grade Goods: Take Back-to-School Shopping Back to the Earth

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

These pens and mechanical pencils from Paper Mate look and feel like regular plastic but are made of biodegradable sugar-plant parts. Their packaging is plastic-free and 100 percent recyclable.

The Book Of Guys

The New York Review Of Books | Jennifer Schuessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Jennifer Schuessler The New York Review of Books The Ask, Sam Lipsyte, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 296 pp., $25.00 If you've heard anything about Sam...

Schools Must Stop Spying on Students : MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer February 24, 2010

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

As the Comcast-NBCU merger nears approval, Senator Al Franken of Minnesota is calling for Comcast to continue to make NBC programs available for fre...

CES 2010: Ass-Kicking Alienware M11x Netbook Just 4 Pounds

Jim Louderback | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jim Louderback

Alienware's brand-new M11x delivers a no-compromise gaming experience in under four pounds. It's something you can take on the road for work, and game at night and on the plane.

Green Gifts That Keep Giving

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Shopping for picky loved ones is difficult enough. Factor in your commitment to eco-sensitive products, and a holiday shopping mission can become as daunting as an unaided ascent up El Cap.

MAPPED: Where Do Computers Come From?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

*See map below* It's complicated. With steel from Russia and copper from Chile, glass from Korea and lithium from Zimbabwe, the lineup of your laptop...

Enlighten Up Your Inbox: Chogyam Trungpa Free, Weekly "Ocean of Dharma" Quotes

Waylon Lewis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Waylon Lewis

Read these brief quotes and you just might find yourself slowing down, smelling the roses--becoming kinder to yourself and others, more efficient, less stressed all the time--and get busy living life fully.

Google's Android: Will Run Laptops, Take On Microsoft

bloomberg.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

June 2 (Bloomberg) -- Google Inc.'s free mobile-phone operating system will begin running computers next quarter, entering a market dominated by Micro...

Congo Violence Fueled By Common Material In Cell Phones, Laptops

NYCity News Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
NYCity News Service

Coltan, when refined, is used in many common electronic devices. But Congolese miners have been killed, and women raped, during the 11-year war over the valuable mineral deposits.

OMG! It Looks Just Like the Rendering : Huffington Post Pre-Inaugural Ball

David Stark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
David Stark

The sheer quantity of people teeming in the streets of D.C. was overwhelming, but the energy was jubilant and the excitement from young to old was truly palpable. Same at our party.

Innergie: A Smart, Green Hub

Discovery News | Alyssa Danigelis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We're getting closer to a truly intelligent electrical-charging system. Tech startup Green Plug announced today that it will be teaming up with power ...

The Netbooks Are Coming! But For Who?

Joanna Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joanna Stern

The computer makers are betting that there is a need for inexpensive laptops with limited features, dubbed netbooks, ultra-low-cost notebooks or more cleverly liliputers.

Hands Off My Laptop, iPod, Cellphone, Pager, Beeper, Flash Drive, Pocket Litter, First Born (OK, Not My First Born)

Alan Rosenblatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Rosenblatt

Customs and Border Protection just released its new policies for searching and seizing laptops at the border.

Keep Your Hands Off My Laptop

Alan Rosenblatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Rosenblatt

As it stands, Customs can grab anyone at the border, seize their laptop, and demand passwords and encryption keys as a pre-condition to entering the country. And who knows when you'll get your computer back?

US Government Laptop: Probe Launched To See If It Was Copied On China Trip

AP | TED BRIDIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — U.S. authorities are investigating whether Chinese officials secretly copied the contents of a government laptop computer during a ...