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Goodies and Gadgets Presented by Julie Cislo Information Technology Services Visions of the Future: 1954 In 1954, scientists at RAND Corp. built this model of what a home computer might look like in the year 2004! Flash Drives Data storage devices Thumb drives Flash drives or flash keys

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goodies and gadgets

Goodies and Gadgets

Presented by Julie Cislo

Information Technology Services

visions of the future 1954

Visions of the Future: 1954

In 1954, scientists at RAND Corp. built this model of what a home computer might look like in the year 2004!

flash drives
Flash Drives
  • Data storage devices
    • Thumb drives
    • Flash drives or flash keys
    • Usb drives or usb keys
    • Jump drives
    • Pen drive
      • Come in various storage sizes—up to 64 gb!
      • Most common retail sizes are 512mb – 8 gb
ipods mp 3 s media players
iPods, MP 3’s & Media Players
  • Digital media players: plays music and videos
    • Common file types:
      • wma, mp3, wav, aac, jpeg, txt
    • Plays downloaded music, movies, tv shows, conference sessions, podcasts…
pda s
PDA’s
  • Personal Digital Assistants:
    • A typical PDA can function as:
      • web browser, personal organizer, phone book, music/video/ photo player
    • Most PDA’s can:
      • Create and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint files
      • Can sync with some calendar programs
      • Can sync with Outlook
smart phones
Smart Phones
  • Cell Phones with brains!
    • Combines a cell phone with a PDA
      • Standard phone features
      • Web browsing
      • Built in cameras
      • Ability to sync with calendars
      • Receive and send e-mail
smart boards
Smart Boards
  • Interactive white boards
    • Connects to a computer
    • Touch sensitive: uses a special pen
    • Input data directly from the screen

This Airliner allows users to interact with a Smart Board from anywhere in the room!

tablet pc s
Tablet PC’s
  • Notebook computers that have a touch screen that allows users to use a stylus or digital pen for input—instead of a keyboard and mouse!
    • It can read handwriting—yes, even yours!
    • Very portable, yet expandable with a media dock.
micro pc s
Micro PC’s

Fully functioning pc’s in your pocket!

Wearable computers… this one goes on your wrist!

what will they think of next
What will they think of next…

9 ounces

3” x 5”

¾” thick

  • Meta Pad-- IBM’s Mobile Chameleon (Prototype)
    • Fully functioning PC, has Windows XP
    • Plugs into handheld, laptop, and desktop
    • 800 MHz processor
    • 128 MB SDRAM
    • 10 GB hard disk drive
    • 3D Graphics chip with 8 MB RAM
devices
Devices
  • Hubs
    • Networking
    • Usb
  • Wireless
    • Bluetooth:
      • allows devices to talk to each other.
    • Access points
      • Needed for wireless networking
terms
Terms
  • Podcasting
    • Video or audio feeds that can be downloaded to a computer and can be listened to or watched on a media device—like an iPod. Miss a lecture? Download the session and listen to it on the bus.
  • Blogs: Short for Web Log.
    • This is a web page that serves as a publicly accessible journal—usually posted by individuals and updated on a regular basis.
  • IM me!: Instant messaging
    • a communication service that allows a chat session to be set up so individuals can “talk” in real time over the internet.
  • Webinars: Web based seminars
    • A presentation or seminar that is online. These sessions are interactive, allowing all in attendance to input text and/or audio.
  • Wikis:
    • A collaborative web site that allows anyone to edit, delete, or modify content.
    • www.wikipedia.com--The Free Encyclopedia
  • www.webopedia.com --online dictionary of tech terms
  • www.howstuffworks.com – great explanations in easy to understand terms
visions of the future 2007

Visions of the Future: 2007

A lovely pen set for the geek in your family! Do they come with a pocket protector?

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Goodies and Gadgets

Presented by Julie Cislo

Information Technology Services