Fab 5 Tech v.1
This is a new series of blog posts dedicated to five technologies that have caught my interest recently. The list will contain a combination of emerging technologies that will impact the classroom, new upgrades for IT infrastructures, innovative software, or just cool tech gadgets worth taking a look at. I call these series of posts the fabulous five technologies.
Windows 8 – The revamped Windows Operating System has been developed with touchscreen capabilities in mind. The operating system is suppose to work on both mobile devices and traditional laptops/desktops. For enterprise infrastructures used to the traditional OS interface, this might not get the wide adoption as Windows 7.
Asus Eee Pad Transformer – With the failures of Motorola Xoom tablet, I am hoping the Asus Transformer product gives the Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS new life. The 10.1″ dual-core processor tablet hopes to capture the tablet market space by offering a stylish keyboard docking station combo.
Eye-Fi – The Eye-Fi has enhanced the SD card industry by adding wireless capabilities. The Eye-Fi SD card is used like traditional SD cards in cameras, but the key difference is the camera will connect with your computer via wireless to download the pictures.
Canvas LMS – The Canvas platform is an open source learning management system that teachers can use to develop a customized learning experience for students. The Google Docs and Facebook integration were the most intriguing features of this platform. Instead of developing their own social media platform, integration with already popular applications will be a key selling point.
Sony Handycam HDR-TD10 – Just when you thought camcorders were going to lose its value with so many mobile devices providing recording features, Sony has reinvented the camcorder by creating a 3D camcorder. This camcorder has two lenses, two sensors, and allows for 3D viewing without glasses. The result is is 1920-by-1080 resolution video in each channel for 1080p 3D video playback.