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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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As students move around campus -- from crowded dorm rooms to classes to the gym to the dining hall to the pub and back again – there's a pretty good chance that expensive devices storing critical information eventually will get misplaced or stolen. The StickNFind location sticker, which is about the size of a quarter, does just what its name says: It sticks to devices, enabling them to be tracked and found if they are lost or stolen. Using Bluetooth SMART, the sticker can be tracked via a free downloadable smartphone application. The StickNFind is available in packs of two, starting at about $50.

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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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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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