School’s out Friday

This is the second time I’ve posted a Halloween video from Matthew Weathers, a Maths Lecturer at Biola University in California. As one of the comments on YouTube says about him, “You are seriously the coolest teacher in the planet.” Halloween’s approaching pretty fast; Matthew better start planning if he’s going to come up with something to rival this!

It’s school holidays here in Victoria, and I’ve had a bit of a lazy week. Not that I’m complaining. Lazy beats frantically busy right now! One thing I have been able to do is to keep up with my Twitter and Google+ stream, and there have been some interesting announcements over the past week. Things are firing up in the Tablet market with the release of the Kindle Fire. It’s a Kindle for movies, music, apps, games, reading & more. The price point, US $199, might just make it a serious contender up against the iPad 2.

It’s powered by a Cloud Accelerated browser they are calling Amazon Silk. What they are doing is utilising the Amazon cloud to provide a faster user experience and to enable streaming for your content. Rather than me try to explain what that means, take a look at the experts from Amazon explaining it below.

It’s release date in the US is November the 15th, and as yet, there seems to be no information about when we might be able to obtain it here in Australia. If they’re smart, they’ll make sure it’s available prior to Christmas. I could see quite a few Yuletide stockings being filled with one of these.

Enjoy the weekend. AFL Grand Final day here in Melbourne tomorrow. I’m gunning for Geelong – go Cats!

 

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  1. @rcantrell

    Jenny,
    Loved the Halloween video. Had to share your post with my FB friends. Keep relaxing and chilling out during your school holidays.

  2. Tahlia Newland

    The Kindle fire is great news. It’s just what kids will go for and once they have them, the opportunities to engage then with reading are enormous. They’ll have access to more books than are available in their local bookstore ( if they still have one) & short stories – little committment in time or money – are becoming more available as ways to entice readers in.

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