Education

Uplinq 2012: Qualcomm Keynote Round-Up

Today at Uplinq, Qualcomm set out to woo developers with their Snapdragon S4 processors, improved gaming graphics for smartphones and tablets and Vuforia augmented reality applications. Qualcomm demonstrated the capabilities the S4 dual core processor in comparison with the latest quad core processors.In addition to…

Post PC Nation Best of Computex 2012 Awards Show

Computex 2012 is the CES of Asia, since there was so much going on we thought that we’d pull together a awards show to make sure that you didn’t miss out on any of the cool gadgets that were announced. We tackle categories like ‘Most…

Aakash Android Tablet Coming Under Fire for Underpowered Specs

The Indian Cellular Association (ICA), is a group comprised of “Brand Owners; Technology Providers; Manufacturers; National Distributors; Application, Solution and VAS Providers, Ethical Retailers and eminent Consumers of mobile handsets,” according to their website. This group apparently oversees the development of the mobile handset industry…

Art Rage – The Future of Artful Digital Painting

Art Rage program for digital painting that skillfully imitates traditional art techniques and is well known product for PC, and later, for iPad and iPhone…, too.  We got to spend some hands on time with it today at the Intel booth to check out

OLPC XO-3 Tablet Hands-On at CES Unveiled [video]

One Laptop Per Child is showing their latest product, the OLPC XO-3 tablet at CES Unveiled, and we have a hands-on video.

It has an 8-inch, 4:3 aspect ratio display, which is actually looks like larger or wider screen size than most 7-inch, 16:9…

Apple’s January Event Likely Related to iBooks Updates for Educational Textbooks

Yesterday, rumors about Apple’s upcoming January event being held in New York were swirling around. Some hoped this could be news of iPad 3 or some other hardware. However, it is likely going to be an announcement about improvements to the iBooks platform, specifically with…

India Gets $57 Tablet the Ubislate 7

India is taking its lack of teachers in schools seriously and funded a second low cost tablet for education called the Ubislate 7. It follows on the heels of Aakash which we have been eagerly waiting for this past year. The Aakash tablet was $35…

Kyobo eReader with a Mirasol Display & Gingerbread Available in South Korea

Kyobo Book Centre, the largest book retailer in South Korea, has announced the availability of the Kyobo eReader, the world’s first e-reader device using the low-power, color mirasol display by Qualcomm.

The Kyobo eReader will have a 5.7″ touchscreen display with a resolution of 1024…

How UC Berkeley’s Language Lab Make The Most of 1 Netbook Pt 2

Budget cuts are still taking place in schools all over the world and netbooks are dropping in price making them attractive alternatives. Before the economic down turn UC Berkeley spent the money to build in audio visual equipment into the language labs but the budget…

Samsung Galaxy 10.1 Takes the Univeristy of Mississippi by Storm

Tablets have a bright future in education they can act as a unique tool to engage students. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 being launched at the University of Mississippi and are hoping to create a steady flow of communication with students about homework, tests and…

CPT 15.6″ Low Power Consumption Display Reference Design Demo

The display is the largest power hog in any mobile computing device and battery technology doesn’t seem to be improving so it’s up to display’s to start using less power. At Display Taiwan 2011 CPT shows of a 15.6″ low power consumption reference design that’s…

How to Disagree With Famous Taiwanese Blogger Mr. Jamie – Ignite Taipei

“You Suck”- This is an example of how Jamie Lin aka Mr. Jamie describes a comment as Name Calling on Paul Grahams Hierarchy of Disagreements when commenting on blogs. We here at Netbook News have found this to be extremely intriguing while attending Ignite Taipei…

Netbook in Education: Homewood School Connects 2000 Students

Netbooks have been creeping into the education market for years, with continuous budget cuts netbooks are a very attractive option for schools, especially when looking at the creation of a mobile computing ecosystem. The Homewood School in Tenterden, UK, is committed to assist their students…

Epsilon and why you could fall victim to Phishing Scams

Although Phishing Scams come a dime a dozen, they are easy to avoid – and fall victim to.  If you have had an email account for a substantial period of time, chances are you may have received Spam mail on multiple occasions. The email will…

AMD Zacate Gets 3 New APUs in Q3

If you thought it was too early for Computex 2011 release speculation, well, it’s not. It looks like AMD is going to be releasing a slew of new desktop Llano APUs 11 between Q3 & Q4. Luckily AMD hasn’t left mobile out of the loop…