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HP Announces New EliteBook, ProBook Business Laptops

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HP announced today the refreshed EliteBook and ProBook business laptop series, featuring the latest Intel Core i7 and other new Core processors. The HP EliteBook 8440 p/w and 8540 p/w series are ruggedized notebooks that are designed to meet the MIL-STD 810G military-standard tests for vibration, dust, humidity, altitude, and high and low temperatures.


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Adobe open-sources two frameworks

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Adobe has released the source code for two of its Flash-based frameworks - the Open Source Media Framework and the Text Layer Framework - via the Mozilla Public Licence.

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This Week in Amateur Radio #866 - Week of 11/14/09

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Edition #866 of This Week in Amateur Radio, and This Week in Amateur Radio Headline News, have been released. Both are now posted and available for download at www.twiar.org. Subscribe on our site or: FIND US NOW ON I-TUNES! This Week in Amateur Radio Full Version with special features and all the news, edition runs 125 minutes. This Week in Amateur Radio Headline News version runs 65 minutes with limited special features. This Week in Amateur Radio is available for regular download at our web site in MP3 format. Streaming audio is also available, as is RSS/XML subscriptions for the podcast. Enjoy, and see you next week! de George - W2XBS This Week in Amateur Radio

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Apple Releases Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

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Are you having a hard time connecting your Mac laptop to your projector? Recently, Apple has announced a solution that will help make virtually every projector into a Mac compatible unit.

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A bit of surgery gives the HP Mini 1000 new sight

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HPs Mini 1000 might get all the ladies, but the netbook is not without its flaws. Apparently in the manufacturing process somebody forgot to remove the protective film from the webcam lens, giving thousands of netbooks incredibly impaired vision of their handsome owners.

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RAmos T10 RK, New Chip for the iKiss

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The iKiss PMP, otherwise known as the RAmos T10, is one of those sensible-looking Chinese PMPs that make us proud to be covering them. It also makes us wish RAmos has sent us an official demo video.


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Middle School Kids Learn About Shortwave Radio

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Kids these days are consumed by cell phones, Twitter Tweets, text messaging and Facebook.

However, there is a group of youngsters in Calabasas, CA. that have become licensed Amateur Radio Operators. That action has led them to become leaders in a new wave of shortwave listeners.

They still consider Morse Code and the old guy with a box of radio parts and coax cable to be very old fashioned.

One middle school 16 year old always thought that cell phones were the most reliable form of communication,. “After all”  he said, “Everyone uses cellphones”.

Kids And Ham Radio

That thinking changed one day when there was a power outage in his area.

He then realized that cell phones and the Internet, things he took for granted every day,  just stopped working!

He also learned that battery powered radio equipment and solar powered repeaters continue to provide communication when “shore power” is dead.

When the youngster’s science teacher talked to his class about learning basic radio principals and receiving extra credit for passing the FCC Amateur Radio license exam, the youngster was all ears.

17 students passed the FCC exam that school year.

Over the next three years, 57 middle school students have earned their license. Plans are being made to offer the two day learning sequence in the coming school year.

The basis of the teacher’s motivation to bring Amateur Radio into the classroom was his personal decision to become a licensed Ham Radio operator right after the 1994 Northridge earthquake.

The youngster said he was nervous when he first signed on after he obtained his license and his new radio.

“I heard all these adults talking and thought, What will I say? I have only talked to one person my age over the radio. But they can hear your voice and know that you’re young.” he said.

Since high school students have tried and failed to find teachers that will sponsor the program, an attempt will be made to create a high school club to serve as a follow-up to the middle school class and help to keep teens active on the air.

I helped my son achieve his No Code Tech license when he was 11 years old. We attended a two day learning sequence sponsored by  SPARC, the Suffolk Police Amateur Radio Club of Long Island New York.

I served as a VE for a number of years and held sessions at Suffolk Community College.

I assisted a long time friend and fellow Amateur KF2P with classroom instruction for the No Code Tech License while working at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Click on the comments link below and add your personal follow up to this story:

Are you a youngster with a Ham License? Who helped you get into the hobby?

As an adult, have you helped youngsters achieve their license?

Are you a teacher that would like to comment on this idea for your own classroom?

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Watchdog urges Libya to stop blocking websites (AFP)

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on Libya to stop blocking access to YouTube and to at least seven independent or opposition websites, saying it was a AFP - Human Rights Watch has called on Libya to stop blocking access to YouTube and to at least seven independent or opposition websites, saying it was a "disturbing step away from press freedom."


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NZ4O LF/MF/HF/6M Prop Forecast #2009-11:

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NZ4O LF/MF/HF/6M Prop Forecast 2009-11:

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AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Review

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AMD has launched its fastest desktop CPU ever, the Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition. With an improved manufacturing process making it more tolerant of high voltages, is this the most overclockable Phenom ever?

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Keepin it real fake, part CLXXX: Its a Zune! Its an iPod! Its a spoof!

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Simply aping one device at a time has just become too easy for the cloning labs in the backwoods of China, as evidenced by the two-for-one produced here by QQ.

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Home Theater Has Space Saving Columns

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Some home theater owners like to display their digital equipment for all their guests to see. The homeowner of this theater wanted the exact opposite.


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Optoma Releases HD86 Projector

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This week, Optoma has announced their HD86 projector. This model is perfect for home theaters and features a 700:1 contrast ratio, HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, and 1600 ANSI lumens.


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F6DQM Free Software - Hams = Free = Happy!

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Has anyone visited the F6DQM site? Well, maybe you should. After all this guy has created several nice Ham Radio software packages for Windows that are 100% free. Dx Beam Heading Analyzer

Come on, as Hams we are so cheap that our shoes squeak. And yes, I know the saying around the Ham Community is “If it’s free, it’s for me!”. So take a few minutes out of your busy life and visit F6DQM’s Web Site.

How about some comments guys! You do know how to type don’t you? Or is it that you just look at pictures… or as some would say piturs!

      

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Digital Projection Supplies Projectors to Prestonwood Baptist Church

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Prestonwood Baptist Church is one of the largest mega-churches in North America. In order to be able to reach their congregation better they have added some new projectors from Digital Projection.


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Meizu M8 defies the odds and officially goes on sale - again

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Word on the street has it that the Meizus M8 -- that vaporous iPhone killer from the east -- is now officially on sale, as of February 18.

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Digital radio plan troubles

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An article in the UK newspaper The Guardian raises concerns about the planned switch-over from AM/FM to DAB digital in 2015

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bit-tech vs. the Antec 900

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Here at bit-tech we like to think of ourselves as connoisseurs of cases, the site’s modding heritage only adding to our cultured palette for all that is aluminium and shiny. Even in our busy offices, the excitement of unboxing of a newly arrived chassis is always something that gets people up from their desks to come and have a look.

We make no excuses for our preference for smooth, stylish lines in case design over industrial or military looks, and to us cooling performance isn’t everything – what’s the point of strapping dozens of high RPM cooling fans into a case when the noise it makes infuriates anyone within a twenty foot radius? Good design needs to reach a compromise.

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Ricohs CX1 point and shoot combines two shots for greater dynamic range, glory

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While high dynamic range is only recently getting some attention in the gaming and display worlds, for decades its been a tool of serious photographers wanting eye-popping exposures.

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OCZ Zee-Affordable USB 2.0 Flash Drive

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The Zee USB 2. 0 flash drive from OCZ is perfect for users seeking a simple and portable way to tote their multi-media files and documents. For the on-the-go student, gamer, or professional, the OCZ Zee is the ideal companion for a busy digital lifestyle at an affordable price point.


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Video Monday: Rodney Brooks On The Robotics Revolution

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This is a talk from Maker Faire by Rodney Brooks, of MIT and iRobot, on the robotics revolution that we keep hearing about. As you might expect from a guy who runs a few robotics companies, Brooks is extremely optimistic about the future of robots, comparing them to the evolution of the personal computer.


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V-Books: the future

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You know, once in a while you hear such a logical, well-thought-out idea that you start to wonder, even fear, that society will end up heading down some sort of interesting and completely boring path to productivity and peace.

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