- Samsung plans to release a laptop with a transparent screen — Gizmodo
- Brain scans let vegetative patients talk to researchers — Switched
- Turn any room into a home theater — Unplggd
- Because it's Friday: Star Trek LOLcats — io9
- The Gesture Cube blows all other touchscreen devices out of the water — Dvice
On the twelfth day of Christmas, yours truly gave to thee... a techie gift! Most 12-year-olds are better at managing their parents' gadgets than dear old mom and pop. They pick up typing as quick as handwriting and they are whizzes with cameras and video games. If Santa is looking for a generous gift, he should consider a small laptop, a simple digital camera, or one of Apple's smart devices — an iPod or iPhone. They may be on the pricier end of the spectrum, but it could be a smart present instead of lots of smaller packages.
Check out what we suggest for the other ages of Christmas!
Ladies who want more babies better tell daddy to take it easy on the laptop or use one of these nifty lap desks to protect their family jewels.
When I'm not playing with my kids or hanging out with my husband, I am usually attached to my laptop. So it is no surprise that my daughter is crazy about her own computer. She likes to put it on her lap and tap away on the keyboard while saying, "I'm jus' checkin' my wubsite Mom." If she wants to look like me, I need to get her one of these bad boys.
Simple: Meant for children age five and up, the Vtech Nitro Notebook — Original is quite a deal at $50. The chic, geek gear has games and activities that encourage wee ones to read in two different languages!
Swank: Much like its simpler counterpart, the Vtech Color Blast Notebook ($130) also engages youngsters in games, activities and foreign languages. For an extra $80, kids can look like mini Mac users while enjoying a sizable color screen and learning more subjects: math, science, and history! Perfect for budding Einsteins age six and up.
The Vivienne Tam Laptop Appears at Macy's Stores Want to get a nice up-and-close look at HP's Mini Vivienne Tam special-edition notebook? The red-hot digital clutch is being featured in Macy's Flower Show (which is worth checking out in and of itself) in New York City, San Francisco, Minneapolis, and Philadelphia. Check out geeksugar for more info!
My five-year-old daughter thinks typing on my BlackBerry while in line at the store is a treat. She is no different than the other children of the world that delight in learning new things or testing out electronics — except for the fact that she has access to them on a daily basis. One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) is an organization that puts educational tools into the hands of youngsters that need them from little girls in Afghanistan to poverty stricken elementary school students in Alabama. The Massachusetts nonprofit is committed to distributing durable, $199 solar-powered "XO laptops" to financially disadvantaged children. Check out their site for ways to contribute to this timely cause.
Win One of Two Laptops From Windows! To kick off our girlfriends and sister gift guide week and to continue on into guys and brother gift guide week,we're giving away two hot new laptops. The first is the Windows Vista powered Acer Aspire Gemstone Blue Notebook, which comes with Dolby Home Theater sound and a CineCrystal full 16-inch HD display.