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Improv Electronics Announces New Digital Note Taker

Improv Electronics has just announced some new tweaks and changes to its Boogie Board LCD writing tablet. This version has a larger screen, binder-friendly casing, and an accessory for the original 8.5″ screen so you can attach it to a fridge door.

Boogie boards, aren’t the water boards you are thinking of for going to the beach. They’re temporary note-takers that were designed as a digital replacement for note pads. Users can erase whatever is written on the screen with a touch of a button.

Do You Have Facebook Fatigue?

Are you addicted to Facebook? So much so that you’re sick of the social media platform? We’ve recently covered the falling numbers with Facebook, but we haven’t exactly figured out why people are closing their accounts.

Although Facebook believes it’s a seasonal change, I argued that it didn’t make sense for students to close their Facebook accounts when they’d (on average) have more time on their hands, now that school is out.

Electromagnetic Sheet Powers Up And Networks Devices

The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology showed an efficient wireless power transmission system, demonstrated at the Wireless Japan 2011 conference. The system works as a 2D communications device and requires the user to place a gadget on the flat board.

The board then generates electromagnetic waves towards the gadget, rather than having an even distribution throughout the board. The underlying concept behind the system uses a 2.4GHz high frequency signal to capture the electromagnetic waves where the gadget is placed.

Adobe Enhances Learning Software

Adobe has just released an update to its current eLearning Suite platform. If you haven’t yet heard of eLearning suite, it’s basically a collection of tools that are used to make educational content for academic and professional purposes. The updated version 2.5 of the eLearning platform includes: a focus on creating more streamlined workflows, more output options, and is more user friendly.

Adobe is also allowing customers license the eLearning Suite through a monthly or yearly subscription (as it is doing for its photo editing software).

UCSD’s New Certificate For Mobile Apps

Have you ever wanted to take your coding skills to the next level? The University of California San Diego is now offering a certificate program in Application Development to meet the growing need for app developers due to the influx of wireless devices. The school program is led by the Digital Arts Center and is a one-year program that requires the student to show up two nights a week. The certificate is then offered once the student completes the advanced training program, developed for smartphone enthusiasts and industry professionals. The program will teach…