Back-to-School Tech Guide 2013

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  • The Toshiba P50-t, one of the laptops available from Toshiba's P-Series.
    The latest in laptops for students heading back to school The Right Click

    Whether you’re a college student who’s going to be hauling your laptop from class-to-class, or a high school student who wants the flexibility of writing papers anywhere, … More »The latest in laptops for students heading back to school

    The Toshiba P50-t, one of the laptops available from Toshiba's P-Series.

    Whether you’re a college student who’s going to be hauling your laptop from class-to-class, or a high school student who wants the flexibility of writing papers anywhere, a light and versatile laptop is key to student life. And let’s be … Continue reading →

  • Tech can help students
    Five ways tech can help students save money Digital Crave

    Students today have enough weighing on their minds – and wallets. But just because they’re tight on cash doesn't mean they should be without some cool technology. In … More »Five ways tech can help students save money

    Tech can help students

    Students today have enough weighing on their minds – and wallets. But just because they’re tight on cash doesn't mean they should be without some cool technology. In fact, picking the right tech products can actually save a student some money in other areas. Impossible, you say? Asleep in class, are we? The following is …

  • Is technology helping or hurting students' grades?
    All ready for school? Don’t forget your peripherals! The Right Click

    Earlier this week, we looked at the key gadgets you need to remember for your dorm room. Your computer, however, is so important when you’re away from home that it begs … More »All ready for school? Don’t forget your peripherals!

    Is technology helping or hurting students' grades?

    Earlier this week, we looked at the key gadgets you need to remember for your dorm room. Your computer, however, is so important when you’re away from home that it begs to have a whole list of accessories all for … Continue reading →

  • Tablets for students
    Students: To tablet or not to tablet? Digital Crave

    High-school graduates already have a number of decisions to make: Community college or university? Arts or sciences? Scrape up the cash or apply for a student loan? Another … More »Students: To tablet or not to tablet?

    Tablets for students

    High-school graduates already have a number of decisions to make: Community college or university? Arts or sciences? Scrape up the cash or apply for a student loan? Another choice boils down to what tech to use for note-taking, online research and writing assignments. Do you go with the tried-and-true laptop or opt for …

  • 'Ridiculously Automated' Dorm Room Draws Official School Inquiry
    The dorm gadgets you don’t want to forget when heading back to school The Right Click

    As students get ready to head back to the classroom, many are also preparing to head off to the dorms – or possibly enter the dorms for the first time. And sure, you’ll … More »The dorm gadgets you don’t want to forget when heading back to school

    'Ridiculously Automated' Dorm Room Draws Official School Inquiry

    As students get ready to head back to the classroom, many are also preparing to head off to the dorms – or possibly enter the dorms for the first time. And sure, you’ll have your computer and your smartphone, but … Continue reading →

  • Back to school laptops
    Back to school laptops under $500 Digital Crave

    Students looking for the right back-to-school laptop have a lot of choices. Even if you want to stay under $500, there are dozens of quality laptops to suit your needs. … More »Back to school laptops under $500

    Back to school laptops

    Students looking for the right back-to-school laptop have a lot of choices. Even if you want to stay under $500, there are dozens of quality laptops to suit your needs. That much variety can muddle your shopping experience. To help you narrow your search, we’ve assembled this list of sub-$500 laptops for your perusal. You’ll …

  • Personal Computer Market Shrinking As Consumer Spend On Tablets And Phones
    Laptop vs. tablet: which is better to take with you to school? The Right Click

    For the average university or college student, having a personal computer is imperative. Between researching essays, typing up those essays, and taking a well-earned … More »Laptop vs. tablet: which is better to take with you to school?

    Personal Computer Market Shrinking As Consumer Spend On Tablets And Phones

    For the average university or college student, having a personal computer is imperative. Between researching essays, typing up those essays, and taking a well-earned break from those essays, having a computer is critical. Since most students end up lugging their … Continue reading →

  • The Microsoft Experience: Fresh Thinking In Food, Fashion And Technology

    As ‘70s rocker Alice Cooper once famously sang “no more pencils, no more books.” OK, so we’re not quite paperless – yet – but it’s true school has changed quite a bit over the past few years. Digital tools are now responsible for jotting down notes during the class, researching material online and creating multimedia [ …

  • Black Friday Prank Dupes Target Shoppers

    Some U.S. retail stores say they are noticing a bump in the number of Canadian licence plates in their parking lots, as Canadian parents seek out back-to-school bargains, but are the best deals always outside Canada?

  • Mother and son Ami and Paul Iacuone learn how to use iPads during a program at the Digital Hub at the Gungahlin Library

    In this digital age you could be forgiven to think libraries will soon become a thing of the past.But libraries in Canberra are embracing the world of technology, proving they have more to offer than hard copy books.Hundreds of Canberrans, like Ami Iacuone and her son Paul, are immersing themselves in the digital world …

  • Back-to-School Essentials

    Start the school year off in style with functional and fashionable school essentials. Everything from homework gear and tech supplies to music and desk accessories help students get the most out of their ...

  • Back to school sales

    The back-to-school season is the second-biggest selling period behind the winter holidays. But you wouldn't know it by the numbers so far this year.

  • *Parents Spend $26.7 Billion in Back-to-School; 80% of Children Will Lose Pricey Supplies, Lunch Boxes and Clothing

    CLIFTON PARK, N.Y., Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- While parents report spending on average $90 per child on school supplies each year, a recent national survey shows that many of those pricey items will ...

  • Last year, back-to-school shopping hit a record average $689 for families with school-age kids for items like clothing, school supplies and electronics. This year the cost won’t be nearly as high — $635 ...

  • E FUN, a consumer electronics designer and marketer of fun, easy-to-use lifestyle products, has the perfect device to turn students' Windows 8 computers into touchscreen devices -- the APEN Touch 8 pen. ...

  • Sims Recycling Solutions, the global leader in electronics reuse and recycling, has released an infographic detailing the change in spending habits of families with students heading back-to-school in Fall ...

  • The most expensive item on the back-to-school shopping list for high school students is usually a backpack or scientific calculator. That all changes when they go to college.

  • PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif., Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kids today are tethered to their smartphones for everything from texting to listening to their playlists du jour, so why shouldn't they be able ...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Right now, millions of K-12 teachers are making preparations for one of the busiest times of the school year. Meanwhile, the team behind Remind101 , ...

  • Shoppers might have been confused by a new product that made its way into five Los Angeles Best Buy stores on Friday. Complete with a bar code, price and label, the box read: “Another gadget you don’t really need.” Pranked!