Robotics

VEX Starstruck and VEX IQ Crossover Robot Virtual Worlds

RoboMatter has released the RobotC Virtual worlds for VEX Robotics Starstruck and VEX IQ Crossover. Students are able to play matches for both games, where they can learn and test strategies over the summer.  The programmers on the team can also start working immediately on programming, while they wait for the design and build process to start. Tweet This Post

Robotics

VEX Robotics Competition & VEX IQ Competiton Hub Apps

Check out the new VEX Robotics Competition & VEX IQ Competiton Hub apps! They are the ideal competition companions! VRC Hub The VRC Hub app is the ideal competition companion for teams, spectators, and event planners involved in the VEX Robotics Competition!  You can get it here: http://www.vexrobotics.com/vexedr/competition/vrc-hub Become an expert with a searchable, easy-to-use official game manual Ensure you…

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Technology

Updated to the Gingerbread OS

Just updated my HTC EVO to the newer Gingerbread OS (Android 2.3). So far so good, hopefully it is better on the battery life. The UI has been updated and is cleaner to use. The new OS is better at garbage collection, which should give it better power usage. Tweet This Post

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Robotics Tournament at Mount Michael

On Saturday, I watched one of the most innovative High School programs I’d ever seen. Mount Michael hosted a robotics tournament where 24 High School teams competed with robots they’d assembled from the Vex Robotics Design. Each team formed an alliance with another team, to compete in a rounds where their robots needed to pick up rings, move the posts,…

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Technology

Firefox is Safer

A study was conducted by two Professors at University of Washington to determine which browser allowed for safer browsing. They tested a several different setups, between Firefox and IE. Internet Explorer users can be as much as 21 times more likely to end up with a spyware-infected PC than people who go online with Mozilla’s Firefox browser, academic researchers from…

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Tivo Rules

I got a Tivo box for Christmas. It’s been great, I haven’t missed any favorite shows since. Before, I stopped watching TV shows and series. It seemed that if I missed one episode I was lost and the show wasn’t as fun to watch. Now with Tivo, I can grab past seasons from a marathon. Once I’m caught up, then…

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Mozilla Firefox 1.0.7 Released

Mozilla Firefox 1.0.7, a security and stability update to the flagship Mozilla browser, is now available for download. Fixes are included for the international domain name (IDN) link buffer overflow vulnerability and the Linux command line URL parsing flaw. There are also other security and stability changes, including a fix for a crash experienced when using certain Proxy Auto-Config scripts.…

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Google Maps

Google is beta testing a new service, Google Maps. This is simply amazing, the interface is slick and very easy to use. One problem is that older browsers will not work, it currently only runs on Internet Explorer or Mozilla/Firefox. Here are some examples: Hastings, Ne McDonald’s in the Hastings Area Brandon Petersen in the Hastings Area Tweet This Post

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Sunbird 0.2 Released

The Mozilla community has just released Sunbird 0.2, the first official release. This is a very big deal, a free Calendar program that will run on any Windows, Mac, or Linux system. This is from the same community that wrote the Firebird browser and Thunderbird email client, so we can only expect a high quality product that works according to…

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General, Technology

New PhotoGallery

I just added a photo gallery to my site. I have a few boxes of pictures that I always meant to get online. Expect the gallery to grow, I bought a digital camera and I’m having fun. Tweet This Post