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					                     Gadgets & Gizmos Reviewed (Six weeks)
Define Gadgets: often small mechanical or electronic device sometimes thought as a novelty.

What is a Gadget? One writer “believes everything above a stapler with batteries”, everything
     that comes with a remote.

I Computer: Nothing more than 1’s and 0’s but very fast. Started with invention of transistor
     amplifier in 1947.

      www.ckls.org/~crippel/computerlab/tutorials/index.html

      Off line Computing: Graphics: Word Processing, Spreadsheet, Databases, Music,
      Desktop Presentation, and Desktop Publishing.

      www.ckls.org/~crippel/computerlab/tutorials/index2.html
      electricteacher.com/

      On Line Computing: WWW, Buying, Banking, Selling, Sharing, E-mail Storage and
      Creating.

      electronics.howstuffworks.com/pc.htm/printable
      www.techweb.com/encyclopedia/
      www.etrexler.com/moneyterms.html
      www.ebay.com
      computer.howstuffworks.com/email.htm/printable
      www.google.com/tour/services/index.html

I-A Tablet PC (Very New)

      www.techtv.com/freshgear/print/0,23102,3411155,00.html
      www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2000/nov00/11-13tabletpc.asp

I-B PDA (Personal Digital Assistance) (Palm)

      electronics.howstuffworks.com/pda.htm/printable
      www.library.uthscsa.edu/consultation/guides/tutorials/main.cfm
II Communication: Information exchanged from one source to another, from one location to
     another. Most times wireless is used.

      Phone, Cell, Walkie Talkie, GPS, E-mail, Web Cam

      www.howstuffworks.com/question320.htm/printable
      electronics.howstuffworks.com/cell-phone.htm/printable
      www.colorado.edu/geography/gcraft/notes/gps/gps_f.html
      www.emailaddresses.com/email_web.htm
      electronics.howstuffworks.com/webcam.htm/printable


III Entertainment @ Home Watching and listening to audio and video presentations from
      around the world. All at your fingertips using a remote!

      TV, DVD, Wireless Cable, Satellite, XM Radio, AM/FM Radio, PDR

      entertainment.howstuffworks.com/tv.htm/printable
      www.howstuffworks.com/dvd.htm/printable
      www.wcai.com/wireless_cable.htm
      www.directv.com/DTVAPP/index.jsp
      www.orbitsatellite.com/xmradio/how.asp
      electronics.howstuffworks.com/radio.htm/printable
      www.howstuffworks.com/pda.htm/printable


IV Transportation

      Auto, Train, Airplane and Traveling over seas.

      www.securityworld.com/auto/autocommand.html
      www.amtrak.com/destinations/index.html
      www.viarail.ca/en_index.html
      www.americasbestonline.com/airlines.htm
      www.expedia.com/daily/home/
      www.hotwire.com/index.jsp?siteID=o8tNT3SgySs-KMsyLNXfucXg%2A%2AOVhp
      www.orbitz.com/
      www.travelocity.com/
      www.firstgov.gov/
V Student Request

     Request and focus on certain Gadgets. If you want me to find anything-just let me know
     via e-mail of tell me in class. My e-mail address is etrexler@stny.rr.com .




VI Review and Clarify

     Wow What a time we had trying to understand all the technology. Exchange e-mails
     and prepare for the future.



     www.etrexler.com    (just fun)

				
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