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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

A California Community College Adopts Google's E-Mail Service for All Its Students

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

A California community college has a new campuswide e-mail provider, and it has a familiar name: Google.

San Jose City College, which is part of the San Jose/Evergreen Community College District, is paying Google an undisclosed sum to provide server space and maintenance so that the college's 10,000 students can have free e-mail service, starting this semester. Google is also seeking out other institutions looking for the same service.

The program will be run through Google's popular Gmail service, but the students' e-mail addresses will include the college's domain name, Students will be able to check their e-mail through a link on the college's Web site.

Michael John Renzi, director of finance and administration for the college, said it is difficult for community colleges to provide e-mail to their students because some of them are enrolled for as little as one semester, while others stay for years.

"It's quite daunting to administer 10,000 accounts when they come and go," Mr. Renzi said. "This turned out to be the most cost-effective avenue for us." Neither the college nor Google would discuss how much the college is paying for the service, but Gmail accounts are available free to individuals. The company makes money by scanning users' e-mail messages and presenting ads based on the messages' content.

Mr. Renzi said students expect to get a free e-mail address when they enroll in college nowadays. San Jose City College officials plan to use the Gmail accounts to reach all of the institution's students without relying on them to report what their personal e-mail addresses are.

"Before, students would have several different e-mail accounts," which made it difficult for the administration to communicate with everyone enrolled, Mr. Renzi said.

The Gmail service will be used only for students. Faculty and staff members will continue to have traditional e-mail accounts through the college.

Other companies, including Microsoft, provide similar services to colleges. Microsoft's service, Hotmail University, has several colleges as participants.

"We're all over that," said Jason D. Glashow, a spokesman for Microsoft. "Where do you think these good ideas come from?"

Google announced the service on its blog and solicited other colleges to inquire as well. "Massive storage and features that tame the most unruly in boxes, like powerful mail search, conversation view for messages, and a fast interface, make Gmail very handy for students," said Stephanie Hannon, Gmail product manager, in the blog message.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Take Pictures of Images on Your TV

Taking pictures of a favorite TV show can be tricky. Here's how to do it right.

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Thursday, January 19, 2006

Nintendo Fun Club Membership Card

I just found a picture of an old Nintendo Fun Club Membership Card. Does anyone actually still have there's??? This was almost 20 years ago.. DAMN I feel old...

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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Nintendo Power's 1st Issue

Nintendo Power's debut issue came out in the spring of 1988. Check out this website and take a walk down memory lane.

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Nintendo Cereal System commercial (Old School)

Follow the link below to download and watch the original Nintendo Cereal System commercial, where Mario brings a bunch of kids into the Mushroom Kingdom to jump on their heads and show them just how easily his enemies could turn into a big part of your balanced breakfast. Enjoy...

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A survivor's guide to surviving tech expos

A good article with helpful tips for those who like to attend Tech Expos...

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Monday, January 16, 2006

Google's Shadow Payroll Is Not Such a Secret Anymore

Some bloggers are paid through Google’s AdSense program, but maybe not enough to buy Google stock.

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Saturday, January 14, 2006

Video Game Sales Up 6%

Rising sales of portable games reflect the popularity of mobile products.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Question Hour With Mozilla

Get some background about how the small firm Mozilla Corp., the shop behind the Firefox browser and Thunderbird e-mail program, wholly owned by the non-profit Mozilla Foundation, goes about its business, and about what it plans to do next with its two core releases.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

The New MacBook Pro Website

It's up and it's LIVE... CHECK IT OUT!!!

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Sunday, January 01, 2006

Samsung and LG.Philips start new LCD production

Samsung Electronics, the world's largest maker of flat screens, said on Sunday it was set to start up its newest mass production line for liquid crystal display TV panels, three months ahead of schedule.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Teaching With Ipods? Of Course

As students stroll across the University of Connecticut campus wearing earphones plugged into their iPods, not everyone is listening to the latest rock music. Some are tuning in to Professor David B. Miller.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

In-flight cell calls can't annoy fliers, but Net calls can

There are rules against cell phone use on airplanes however, there are no rules aginst using Skype or any other software that lets you make free or cheap phone calls over the Internet. With the increase of airlines offering broadband Internet during flights, this could become a problem.

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Websites dive into video iPod revolution

There's a lot more video heading to Apple's new video iPods — from vintage shows to video-flavored podcasts.

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Tikes' toys get technical

This season, toy manufacturers are trotting out scads of kiddified versions of grown-up gadgets: animatronic MP3 speakers, cellphone-style walkie-talkies, digital camcorders (in kid-friendly shades of blue and orange). And parked in the garage? Mini choppers, Escalades, ATVs and Vespa-like scooters to rival Mom's and Dad's.

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Tech changing TV

Three major networks — ABC, CBS, and NBC will let viewers see for a fee current prime-time hits on cable and satellite video-on-demand (VOD) and via Internet download. CBS: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, NCIS, Survivor, The Amazing Race. ABC: Desperate Housewives & Lost. NBC: Law & Order: SVU & Law & Order: CI

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Monday, November 28, 2005

When Will IPTV Make Its Big Debut?

IPTV is the future of TV, say many analysts, and deployments are just beginning. Television signals delivered over the Internet is already a reality in Roseville, Calif., Kelleher, Tex., and a few other communities, and many more deployments of the technology will be launched in 2006, according to telecom experts.

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Netflix Experiments With Advertising

Netflix has begun incorporating third-party advertising onto their envelopes. Beginning last week, DVDs to certain customers in certain geographic regions were targeted with a Memoirs of a Geisha ad and this week Aeon Flux arriving on customers door steps.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

White Castle Turkey Stuffing Recipe

Tired of your usual holiday stuffing recipe? White Castle is offering a new twist on an old favorite that is made with what else, White Castles. This recipe will make you a stuffing legend to your guests.

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