With Emmy Award Winner Mario Armstrong Technology and Digital Lifestyle Commentator.
A summer of fun and relaxation is about to fade into the rear view mirror. Getting the family back into learning mode can be a challenge, but everyone’s ears perk up when you start talking tech. There’s no doubt that learning is enhanced by the latest and best of what the tech world has to offer.
Emmy Award winner Mario Armstrong, Technology and Digital Lifestyle Commentator, offers up some of the latest and best learning tools and solutions from the technology and digital world.
For the student looking for a stylish PC that offers everything they need for classwork and fun, Samsung’s ATIV Book 9 Lite is sure to satisfy all their computing needs. The ATIV Book 9 Lite provides high-performance computing power (it wakes in less than 2 seconds and has amazing battery life that will last all day) in a sleek, minimalistic design. With its lightweight form factor (just 3 ½ pounds and measuring less than an inch thick), this device can comfortably be carried to class without weighing you down.
Additionally, the Book 9 Lite comes equipped with Samsung’s new SideSync technology, enabling users to seamlessly switch from working on their PC to their GALAXY smartphone over USB. For just $799 students receive a stylish, feature-rich laptop with everything they need to stay connected, productive and entertained regardless of location, environment or computing needs.
Available at Samsung.com or at local retailers
Firefox is created by Mozilla, a mission-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a better Web for you. Firefox is safe, free to download and completely customizable. Firefox has a gallery of Add-ons you can add to your browser to make it your own. Find everything from add-ons that help in research, make sharing easier and even help you take notes. You can take all your Firefox browsing history and passwords with you across multiple computers and Android phones and tablets with Firefox Sync.
Firefox makes it really easy to integrate your social and Web experiences with a new sidebar that integrates status updates and notifications on the Firefox toolbar. Firefox share enables users to share articles and websites with friends in one click. Firefox makes it easier and faster to use the Web the way you want- and makes it easy for students to collaborate and keep up on their social lives. You can try this with Facebook, MSN and Cliqz now and more services soon.
VTech’s new InnoTab® 3S, the next generation of one of the first children’s learning tablets with Wi-Fi, offers a wealth of fun, age-appropriate learning games for kids on their very own learning tablet! Featuring VTech Kid Connect, an exclusive communication app, InnoTab 3S allows kids to be connected with their parents and friends through both tablet-to-mobile and tablet-to-tablet communication, a rechargeable battery pack with AC adapter and a kid-safe web browser.
InnoTab 3S also includes a rotating camera and video recorder, MP3 music player, e-book reader, video player, art studio, plus 20 free apps for children to play with as they grow. In addition, access to VTech’s Learning Lodge® app store – home to hundreds of apps, downloadable content and curriculum – ensures InnoTab 3S provides kids with a bright start on their learning journey.
For parents looking to give their students something a little extra to start the year off right, visit TwoSmiles.com and surprise them with their own gift and greeting card! It all starts on TwoSmiles.com, where you can select and personalize a card, choose a retailer and gift card amount, then print easily on your home printer. Stock up on your family’s school supplies, create the ultimate back-to-college care package, or surprise and delight teachers, coaches, tutors and even the carpool driver with a personalized TwoSmiles by HP gift.
You’ll find gifting options to top merchants like Barnes & Noble, jcpenny and Sears that everyone from parents to students will love. To provide the best TwoSmiles giving experience, check out the TwoSmiles Card Kit, which includes 5×7 HP Glossy Photo Paper and premium envelopes.