Dec 20

Santa Tracker News – thanks to Tech Crunch Top Stories

Keep Track of Santa Claus With These Google Tools


Tuesday, December 18th, 2012
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The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)may have decided to ditch Google in favor of Microsoft for its official Santa tracker, but the search giant is still keeping tabs on the fat man. On Christmas Eve, kids and anyone else with a vested interest in the whereabouts of the gluttonous gift giver from the North Pole can follow his progress usingGoogle’s Santa Tracker.


Google announced today that it has also created a Chrome extension that will enable children both naughty and nice to simultaneously browse the web and keep an eye on Mr. Claus and his pack of reindeer. Want to hear “ho ho ho’s” from Santa himself? Sign up for a customized phone call, another offering from Gmail. Unfortunately, you can only request a call, so the only way to reach Santa Claus and tell him to get his creepy little elves off your shelves is through his Gmail account. There’s also no word on whether or not Google will be setting up Jack Skellington alerts.

Dec 05

John Green – Live – In Your Home

John and Hank Green: An Evening of
Awesome – LIVE from Carnegie Hall
Tuesday, January 15 at 7pm

John and Hank Green, with special guests the
Mountain Goats, will celebrate the anniversary of THE FAULT IN OUR
STARS with a one-time event at Carnegie Hall. This event will be
livestreamed through the Vlogbrothers YouTube channel, and we are inviting fans
from all over the country to join in the fun.

To host a Carnegie Hall viewing party, you will need:

Posted in FUN
Dec 04

New service to help struggling readers

Learning Ally, a nonprofit organization serving 300,000 children and adults across the U.S. who have visual, learning and reading-based disabilities, has transformed its website and launched significant new features and services to further benefit its members, as well as parents and teachers.

VOICEtext provides sentence-by-sentence highlighting of text on the screen in sync with audio narration. In initial stages, this feature will be incorporated into a limited selection of titles in Learning Ally’s library, will expand into more titles over time, and will benefit many individuals for whom a multi-sensory approach to reading is recommended.