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10 Cool Back-To-School Tech Tools

College students tote a ton of technology when they head off to school. Here are 10 more gadgets and apps worth throwing in the backpack.
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Ralph Ambrose, programmer analyst for Academic Information Systems at UC Riverside, is checking out dual-boot tablet/laptop hybrids, including upcoming systems from Samsung (the Ativ Q) and Asus (the Transformer Book Trio). These systems run both Windows 8 and Android, enabling users to switch back and forth between OSes and opening up a slew of apps options. Ambrose noted that the Microsoft Surface Pro (don't get RT, he warned), which has an attachable keyboard for writing papers, is also worth checking out. "I think the laptop/tablet hybrid is going to replace the traditional laptop," he predicted.

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David F. Carr
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8/20/2013 | 3:10:00 PM
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I had no idea Podio had a free edition for students. Usually, their free accounts are limited to 5 users (plus "guest users"). Does that apply here?
David F. Carr
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8/20/2013 | 3:44:39 PM
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Podio student edition has apparently been around for years, but as far as I can tell instructors who wanted to use it in a course would still be bound by terms that apply to business users.

Announcement from 2011
http://blog.podio.com/2011/11/...
Lorna Garey
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8/20/2013 | 7:08:52 PM
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Never mind back to school, I want some of these for myself ...
Alex Kane Rudansky
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8/21/2013 | 8:53:50 PM
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Podio sounds a lot like Lore.com, a similar platform used for education.
WKash
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WKash,
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8/27/2013 | 9:29:29 PM
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I love the idea of the Livescribe pen, but knowing how quickly I lose pens, I think I'd still be better at just taking notes w/ an old fashion keyboard.
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