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Tablet PCs: Your Lifeline in Emergency Situations Part 2

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how tablet computers help you-during disasters and emergencies

In Part One of “Tablet Computers: Your Lifeline in Emergency Situations”, we learned some of the basics for disaster preparation and survival. We provided resources, links, and apps for developing contingency plans as well as making your own emergency disaster kit. As an added bonus, we suggested a few non-tablet goodies for beefing up your emergency kit. Today we’ll be focused on tablet computers and related accessories. These items may prove to be lifesavers in the event of a disaster.

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Tablet PCs: Your Lifeline in Emergency Situations Part 1

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how tablet computers help you-during disasters and emergencies

Notice any disasters lately? Let’s see, worldwide terrorist attacks, Katrina, the Gulf oil spill, powerful earthquakes in Haiti, Pakistan and China. Of course, we have the multi-packs; the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake/tsunami combo, the 2011 Japan (Tōhoku) earthquake/tsunami/nuclear power plant explosion… you get the idea.

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5 Features That Tablet PCs Are Still Lacking

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Let's Talk Tablets

On the topic of touch screen tablets we sure have come a long way in a short period of time, there’s no denying this fact. We can use our portable tablets for video conferencing, to record videos, listen to music, check emails and even rescue kittens out of trees according to Samsung.

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Build Your Own Robot Skeleton Sidekick

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Fans of the Late Late Show undoubtedly know Geoffrey Peterson, the gay robot skeleton sidekick of TV’s Craig Ferguson. I have to admit; initially I was not much of a fan of wise cracking automaton, but thanks to a number of upgrades, including self-awareness, I’ve grown to love the animatronic lunkhead.

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Tablet Apps for Speech and Language Pathology (SLP)

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Trekkers, trekkies, sci-fi geeks, most of us computer types have some form of “space nerd” hidden deep within us, or, maybe not so deep. Like others, I would love to see Gene Roddenberry’s vision of the future come true. Mankind would have overcome his warring ways and we’d all be mature enough to put our differences behind us. But the older I get, the more I begin to doubt the feasibility of this future. I’m sure that even now some testosterone-fueled teen is beating the tar out of some dude for having looked at his girlfriend.

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Tablet PCs in the Classroom: Good or Bad?

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Sci-fi movies; wondrous visions of the future from Eden to dystopia

We’ve all seen the scenes, high tech classrooms in idyllic settings and students mindfully tapping away at some form of computer or electronic tablet. Yes sir, tomorrow’s classrooms will make NASA’s mission control center look like a student film. Perhaps the only thing that can rival tomorrow’s classroom is tomorrow’s high tech police crime lab; well… at least on TV.

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