Vita PlayStation

I learned to be a gamer with a proverbial gun to my head. If you’re going to be in the tech business, you’d better learn your way around a gaming machine. But nothing prepared me for my hands-on session with Vita yesterday. Vita is SONY’s…

The Future of Higher Ed?

Salman Khan is the brain behind the Khan Academy, a series of simple video lessons that teach math, physics, astronomy and more. Currently, his collection of 700 videos has over 1 million users. And Khan knows a great deal about the users…
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Trendy 2011: Tablets Up, 3D Down

Industry watchers like nothing better than to observe as trends come and go. A site that I love, The Crystal Ball Society, started by Jesse Schell, lets you record these predictions for posterity. A good thing,  since most of us will forget…

Spotting Future Stars

In 1997, I had the pleasure of being the Editor in Chief of FamilyPC Magazine (now defunct). When we did a story on “web wizards” – young kids who were doing cool things with PCs – we chose Vinny Pasceri, then the webmaster of Saychem…
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The 11th Annual Last Gadget Standing Preview

What do a baby stroller, an iPhone controlled sphere, an innovative camera, and a new gaming machine have in common? They’re all in the running in the final weeks of the Last Gadget Standing competition. Last Gadget takes its cue from the…
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KAPi Awards Find the Best in Kids Tech

An Expert Panel's Look at the Best of the Year Weird. Pricey. Those words best describe the kid’s toy industry as we head towards the holiday. Analysts are saying that there’s no single standout gotta-have-it product but high-tech…