A Moment of Science – STEM at the Library

 

 

What is STEM?

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

The National Science Foundation says, “In the 21st century, scientific and technological innovations have become increasingly important as we face the benefits and challenges of both globalization and a knowledge-based economy.

To succeed in this new information-based and highly technological society, students need to develop their capabilities in STEM to levels much beyond what was considered acceptable in the past.”

Why?

 

 

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Windows 10

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Windows 10 is almost here!

Right now, Windows users can reserve a version of the new version of Windows that will install when it is released on July 29. For more information on reserving a version of Windows 10, view the “Upgrade to Windows 10 for Free” article linked below.

Here is a short list of new features in Windows 10:

  • Improved Start menu designed to startup and resume fast.
  • Microsoft Edge – an all-new browser
  • Personal files and even pinned apps will be there for you.
  • The upgrade has been designed to be easy and compatible with current hardware and software.

For more information about Windows 10 view these articles:

Windows 10 Features

Windows 10-FAQs

Upgrade to Windows 10 for Free

Don’t forget, CPL can help you with your computer and mobile device! We offer small group or individual sessions for help with internet, email, eBooks and much more. Just come in for Tech Time at one of our branch libraries. Register from our online calendar or give us a call.

Making the President’s Blackberry

Can you imagine being told that the President wants a cell phone and you have to create the security for it? That’s exactly what happened to Richard George, a former NSA employee. Stripping away most functionality, like playing games on the phone, George dismantled a blackberry and beefed up security so that Mr. Obama could use it to keep in contact with his advisors. If you want to read more about it, CNN Money has a great article describing the technical finesse of creating the blackberry, and The Washington Post has another article detailing Presidential technology use.

Smart Watches: A 2015 Trend

One of the more recent trends in tech is the smart watch. A variety of companies have been playing around and trying to make wearable tech from glasses (The Google Glass) to wristbands. The closest mainstream trend is the wristband utilized for fitness related capabilities (like Fitbit, Jawbone, and the Nike Fuelband) that can track your exercise, sleep and diet. Now companies are seeing that with the right price consumers are interested in wearable technology that is an extension of their smartphones and other app-related platforms like tablets.

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