Vita.mn's 2010 List of Lists special issue is coming July 22, and to help whet your appetite for listmaking, we’re giving away the hottest gadget of 2011, along with a high-end, all-you-can-eat meal for two at one of the Twin Cities’ best restaurants. You could win an iPad 2, dinner at the Corner Table’s “Kitchen Table,” or a $100 gift certificate -- just by filling out the top-10 lists below. Here's how to do it Go to any of the eligible lists below and fill them out. Each eligible list that you fill out between June 1 and June 26, 2011 will be counted as a separate contest entry. Already filled out a list in the past? Update it with fresh answers – that counts too. Every one of the lists you fill out gives you another chance to win! Prizes A random drawing from all entries will snag one winner an iPad 2 A second drawing winner will get dinner for two at the Corner Table’s “Kitchen Table” New in 2011: We’ll also give each of … [Read more...] about List of Lists 2011: Win an iPad 2 and more!
Big Little Brother is a children's book by iconic Minnesota storyteller Kevin Kling that chronicles the experience of being an older brother with a younger, but larger sibling. The book and its interactive iPad app have already received positive reviews, but its publisher is hoping to promote it further with a giveaway of the iPad version today -- and today only on iTunes! The story transcends the traditional sibling rivalry theme by giving a four-year-old the unusual situation of having a larger two-year-old sibling. It's based on Kling's real-life upbringing with his "little" brother Steve. Illustrator Chris Monroe's creations come to life in the iPad app, which allows young readers to move many of the characters and objects on each page. So why give away the e-book? Visibility. "With thousands of kids apps on the market, it is hard for one app company ... to get on people's radar," said Alison Aten, promotions manager for Minnesota Historical … [Read more...] about iPad version of Kevin Kling children’s book free today
British doctors begin trials today of an iPad memory test they believe will give early identification of people who have risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Older Post Panel: Healthy men don't need regular prostate cancer screenings Newer Post Half of U.S. states score low on helping reduce injuries … [Read more...] about Can iPads help spot dementia risk?
Everyone’s wondering if Elton John gave away new details about the iPad 2. Highly doubtful, but here's how the "story" spread. Crave quotes the singer thus: "I'm a Luddite. I don't have a phone, I don't have a computer, I don't have an iPad and I don't have an iPod. But this is going to be a problem for me because they're coming out with a Skype iPad in April and I've got to get one because I want to see my son when I'm not there -- I'll have to enter the world of technology." A Skype iPad? That'll be the widely anticipated second-generation version of Apple's tablet, toting front and rear cameras presumably. Our main question is whether Elton has merely been reading the same blogosphere speculation as us (or, more accurately given his comments, whether someone who's on his payroll to read blogosphere speculation has been telling him about the iPad 2 rumours). Or does Elton have inside info about the device's launch date? Apple has been known to disembowel employees … [Read more...] about Breaking: Elton is planning on getting an iPad
The first year of a two-year plan to put iPads in the hands of all St. Paul students could result in the district paying up to $5.5 million to lease devices in 2014-15, a district official said Wednesday. The school board is expected to vote on the lease agreement during its monthly meeting Tuesday. Matt Mohs, the district's chief academic officer, said students at about half of the district's schools could expect to have iPads by early next year, under the plan. Getting the iPad effort rolling would require the district to lease 28,000 iPads for students and teachers, plus an additional 1,400 laptops for teachers, in 2014-15, Mohs said. In 2015-16, when the iPad project is expected to be fully operating -- with all district students having devices -- the annual lease cost would rise to about $8 million, Mohs said. He estimated the lease cost for the upcoming school year at between $5 million and $5.5 million, and said that the funding, if approved by the school board next week, would … [Read more...] about St. Paul begins assembling details of iPad rollout