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October is one of my favorite months with the Exceeding Expectations kids.  As you all know, our top priority for the kids is, and always will be, education. That said, every October we participate in two athletic events that I feel are significant in laying the groundwork necessary for them to be successful in the academic world and in their adult lives.  The first of these events is the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) triathlon, aptly called “The Best Day in Triathlon.” Here’s a brief overview from their website:  “In 1994, three friends started a triathlon fundraiser to help one man regain his independence after a tragic accident left him a quadriplegic. From one came many, and Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) took root in the belief that sports and an active lifestyle are a pathway to more in life. Since that fundraiser 25 years ago, CAF has been committed to breaking the financial barrier that individuals with physical challenges face to participate in sports and live a healthy and active lifestyle.”  Participating alongside challenged athletes in a very tough race gives our kids an additional perspective on their own lives. The racers on the course with them face obstacles that they

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Big Day for Boingo Bookworms!

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Dear Boingo Bookworms, You’ve been asking us about a Boingo Wi-Fi app for the NOOK, and we’re happy to tell you: your wish is our command! Starting today, you can install a special version of the Boingo app from the Barnes and Noble NOOK Apps™ Shop via your NOOK Color eReader. The free Boingo app enables Boingo Mobile subscribers to locate and connect to over 325,000 Boingo hotspots worldwide. Boingo Mobile is an unlimited monthly Wi-Fi subscription for only $7.95/month. The NOOK Color isn’t just any old ordinary eReader. The Android-based device includes full-featured online capabilities such as email, web-browsing with flash video, and social sharing (i.e., to Twitter and Facebook). Other features: 2 million book titles Magazines and newspapers An App Shop that includes popular apps such as Lonely Planet Phrasebooks, Quickoffice® Pro for Microsoft Office documents, Angry Birds and and an interactive Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss Did we mention that the fantastic Boingo-enabled NOOK Color, as its name suggests, boasts a 7-inch color touchscreen display? It’s quite a sight! Click here for a full list of specifications. Don’t yet own a NOOK Color? Visit Barnes and Noble online and buy yourself one for $249 with

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Tech Thursday Deals – 3/10/2011


Taking the plunge on the iPad 2? Check out the new selection of cases from Case Logic. We like the compact netbook sleeve for $21.99. Or if you’re accident-prone, consider the water-resistant case for $29.99. (Via Case Logic) The iPhone 4 with 32 GB of memory is going for $299.99 at Best Buy (list: $799.99). Or get the 16GB version for only $199.99 (list: $699.99).  A two-year service plan with Verizon is required. Specs include 3G and Wi-Fi, 3.5-inch multi-touch display and 5 MP camera. (Via Best Buy) If you’re in the market for a compact camera bag that fits your various accessories, check out the Canon Deluxe Gadget Bag for $34.95 (list: $50.00). Customers gave the bag an average rating of four and a half out of five stars but say it’s most ideal for those looking for a bag on the smaller side. (Via Amazon) The Android-powered Samsung Vibrant is on sale at Amazon for only $69.99 (list: $599.99). A service plan with T-Mobile is required. Specs include 3G and Wi-Fi, 4-inch AMOLED touchscreen display, 5 MP camera and 16GB internal memory. (Via Dealzmodo) Nick Bilton, lead writer for the New York Times tech blog, is the author