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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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Tech Thursday Deals – 2/24/2011

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To our dearest tech geeks: hopefully, you’ll enjoy this week’s lineup of tech deals we found on the worldwide web. Please note that the specified prices are available for a very short amount of time. So if you like something, act quickly! Pandigital One-Touch Scanner with Memory Card for $34.99 through Woot (list price: $119.99): This photo scanner sounds ideal for those of you who have piles of old photos that you want to back up in digital format. The portable device scans up to standard 4″ x 6″ photographs in ultra-high resolution. It doesn’t require a connected computer, and no software is needed. Amazon reviewers rate give this product an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars. And jeepers, you can’t beat that low price. (Via Amazon) Motorola Droid 2 Smartphone for FREE with a 2-year Verizon contract through Dell (list price: $199.99 with new contract): this highly-rated Android phone oozes with sexy features, including: a 3.7-inch 480×854 color touchscreen, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, virtual QWERTY keyboard with Swype, 5-megapixel camera with dual flash, 720p video capture, 8GB of internal memory microSD slot (with 8GB card preinstalled), and Wi-Fi connectivity (so you can connect to Boingo hotspots!). Added bonus: you

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Tech Thursday Gadget Deals – 2/17/2011

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Cirago 80 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive for $29.99 through Amazon (list price: $59.99): This one is dedicated to all you digital pack-rats. Free up space on your computer’s hard drive by transferring old videos, photos and other unnecessary files to an external hard drive. Doing so not only gives you the flexibility of storing more current and relevant files, it may also speed up your computer (assuming all else is fine). This Cirago hard drive stores a generous 80 GBs and it’s in a compact form factor. The average rating on Amazon is four out of five stars — pretty good. (Via Gadling) Bushnell Digital Binoculars for $47 through Zwee! (list price: $89.99): These are among the fanciest binoculars we’ve seen. They have 10x magnification and a 35 megapixel camera built in so you can capture the images you’re zooming in on. Sounds perfect for live sports fanatics and bird watchers! Purchase comes with two-year warranty. (Via Zwee!) Buy one Ubisoft Wii dance title ($19-$39), get a Wii game 30% Off through Amazon: Is it fair to say that most people aren’t comfortable dancing in public? Perhaps we speak only for ourselves. In any case, our fears

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Tech Thursday Gadget Deals – 2/03/2011

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Here are the tech deals that caught our eye for Thursday, 2/03/2011. We are especially fascinated by the Gigantor Digital Photo Frame and would love to know if anyone owns one of these puppies. Bluetooth Handsfree Car Kit for $13.99 through Shnoop (list price: $39.95): Repeat after us: “I will not talk, text, or fiddle around with my gadgets while I am driving.” If you must talk and text while driving, do so safely with a handsfree bluetooth car kit like this one, made by Cyanics. What’s included: mini-USB cable and 12V DC car cigarette lighter charger adapter. (Via Gadling) Canon 12.8MP digital camera for $99.99 through BestBuy (list price: $159.99): The Canon brand might as well be synonymous with “camera.” We’ve owned several Canon point-and-shoot cameras over the years, and none of them have disappointed. Customers consistently give this particular camera a high rating, and CNET wrote a favorable review back in April 2010. What’s included: rechargeable lithium-ion battery, battery charger, USB cable and A/V cable. (Via BestBuy). Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade Family Pack For Three Users for $109.99 through Amazon (list price: $149.95): Okay, so this item isn’t a sexy gadget but it’s necessary for those

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Gadling’s Top 10 Tech Solutions For Having Fun During a Layover


Winter weather isn’t always a wonderland, especially if your flight is delayed and you’re stuck at the airport. Well, those imaginative travel experts at Gadling have some tech diversions that might actually make your layover fun. Check out their ten favorite gadgets/accessories, and aw shucks, Boingo made the list! What’s your go-to solution for making layovers more tolerable? Monster Outlets To Go Smartphone Battery pack You Bars Boingo (Rock on!) Netflix streaming movies Headphones + splitters Kid tech Lugsac Combo laptop charger + USB Read the entire article here.

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Tech Thursday Gadget Deals – 1/13/2011


We’re excited to bring you a new weekly post, Tech Thursday Gadget Deals, designed for those of us afflicted with a fetish for gadgets. Each week, we’ll feature five gadget deals geared towards helping you save money as you build your empire of tech toys. For Thursday, 1/13/11, here are a few discounts you might find compelling. Samsung Galaxy Tab for $299 through Sprint (list price: $499.99): Sprint is currently offering the lowest price on this tablet, hailed by the WSJ as the iPad’s “first credible competitor” in this article. We were wowed when we saw a demo of the Samsung Galaxy Tab at CES 2011. Read more about our impressions. Note that a two-year data contract is required with purchase. (Via Tablets Planet) HTC EVO 4G Android Phone through Amazon (list price: $299.99): We’ve had the opportunity to play with this device and we think it’s darn awesome. High-level specs include: Android 2.1 OS, 4.3” 480 x 800 WVGA OLED touch screen, 1 GHz processor, and 8MP camera with video. Note that a two-year Sprint data contract is required with purchase. (Via TechDealDigger) 40-inch Toshiba 40E200U LCD HDTV for $433.99 through Amazon (list price: $699): This Toshiba HDTV looks

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Beam Us Up, Scotty: An Interview With Gadling’s Editor

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Scott Carmichael may have one of the world’s most coveted jobs. As the executive editor for Gadling, a travel blog, he tours the globe writing about his experiences. (By the way, if you dig travel, Gadling should be part of your daily newsfeed. The site covers all things travel — helpful tips, gadget deals, recent news and entertaining anecdotes — and it makes for fun, spirited and quirky reading. ) To date, Scott has lived in five countries, logged three million miles, and spent over 1000 nights in hotel rooms. And there is no end in sight to his wanderings. We had a chance to chat with Scott about some travel-related details he’s never before shared. Read what this travel guru reveals and feel free to ask him any questions of your own. You have what many people would consider to be a dream job. How did you get into travel and blogging? I rolled into this job completely by accident. I’ve always been involved in technology through my own business, which had me traveling almost all the time. Once I settled down, I started blogging about the combination of travel and technology. In my first year of blogging, I

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Win an Unlimited “All You Can Jet” JetBlue Package, Courtesy of Gadling


Those traveling gurus over at Gadling are giving away the summer’s sweetest travel package: an “All You Can Jet” JetBlue pass for thirty days of unlimited travel anywhere JetBlue flies, a $250 gift card from SCOTTEVEST, a 4GB wireless Eye-Fi memory card, a three-month Boingo Wi-Fi subscription, and a free book and CD or Movie from Swap.com. To enter the contest, all you have to do is post a comment on Gadling’s site about what you would do/where you would go if you had thirty days of unlimited travel. Not one but TWO lucky ducks will win Gadling’s travel package. As one of the contest sponsors, we aren’t eligible to enter the contest. Boo hoo. But if you win, will you grant us one wish? We’d like to feature your thirty-day adventure here on our blog. Grazi!