December 14, 2013
by Dave McClintock
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Duolingo.com: Learn a Language, Translate the Web, for Free

In this TED video, Luis von Ahn of Carnegie Mellon introduces Duolingo.com, a free online language tutorial site that (in the background) uses your quiz answers to help translate the web. Massive online collaboration. Along the way, von Ahn explains reCAPTCHA … Continue reading

July 19, 2012
by Dave McClintock
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My Review of the IdolPad PLUS – an Android Tablet for Less Than $100

Here’s an excerpt: Who wants a tablet this cheap? In theory, plenty of folks. If you absolutely cannot pay $200 for a more advanced slate such as a Google Nexus 7 or an Amazon Kindle Fire, the IdolPad Plus is adequate … Continue reading

Check out my review of the Kobo eReader Touch Edition, on ComputerShopper.com.

Kobo eReader Touch Edition reviewAt $129, the Kobo eReader Touch Edition is $10 cheaper than the Nook Simple Touch and $30 more expensive than the Kindle Touch coming in November. With powerful font controls, a slim/light form factor, and ePub compatibility (allowing it to read the most universal ebook format, available through public libraries), the Kobo remains a compelling alternative (even though it may become less prevalent in the US market following the demise of Borders).

October 16, 2010
by Dave McClintock
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My Review on ComputerShopper.com: Your New York Times Subscription May Pay for a Kindle

I just wrote my first review for ComputerShopper.com: Amazon Kindle (Third Generation, 2010 Version).  Take a look! Toward the end, I look to newspaper subscriptions as a good way to rationalize the purchase (in addition to an estimated overall savings of … Continue reading