Schools across the country are now banning iPods to stem cheating. Last year, cell phones were banned from high schools and universities. Sad to say, but cheating is a fact of student life. It happens. Not everyone does it, but a handful do. School administrators are always going to be one step behind. Students will find new ways to cheat especially with newer technology. So, no hats, no cell phones, and now, no iPods. So, what’s next?
Archives for April 2007
More battery problems? Why do laptops have so much problems with batteries? Problems from overheating, explosions and now performance problems as Apple has reported about its MacBook. The problem is quality. Manufacturers are making high-energy cells for the least amount of money. More quality testing and control is needed which could translate to higher costs, but most laptop owners like myself would pay a little bit more for a reliable battery. The battery life on mine is down to a mere 10 minutes, but then again, it’s two years old.
What’s on the silver screen this summer? Here’s a list of blockbuster movies that are coming up in the next few weeks:
- Spiderman-3 – May 3
- Shrek The Third – May 18
- Pirates of the Caribbean – At World’s End – May 25
- Ocean’s Thirteen – June 8
- Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer – June 15
- Evan The Almighty – June 22
- Live Free or Die Hard – June 29
- Disney-Pixar’s Ratatouille – June 29
- Transformers – July 4
- Harry Potter: The Order of Phoenix – June 13
- Hairspray – July 20
- Simpsons The Movie – July 27
- Bourne Ultimatum – August 3
- Rush Hour 3 – no official website yet – August 10
Who would have thought. With everyone raving about the Xbox 360 and the Playstation, Nintendo slingshots past its competitors. To note Nintendo was barely a mention a year ago. Over 10.21 millions units have been sold worldwide. Demand is very strong. As a result of brisk sales, Nintendo reported a net profit of 174.29 billion yen ($1.47 billion) in the year through March, up dramatically from 98.38 billion yen a year earlier. Nintendo is predicting 18% rise in profit sales next year. That is probably a very conservative number.
Surfing the net contains no sharks, no rocks, no wipe outs, no drowning and no risks of hitting your head on your surfboard. But, surfing the internet is not entirely a secure experience. As a rule of thumb, never make any online purchases or access your banking account when online on a public hotspot. Anyone with a monitoring software can view an unsecure wireless network. PCmag.com has an article about online security. It’s nothing you don’t already know, but it just reinforces the wild side of public hotspots.