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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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10 Travel/Technology Obsessions


Recently, I asked several Boingo folks to each share one travel or technology obsession of the moment. Unsurprisingly, my colleagues had trouble picking just one. (I knew I was dealing with a bunch of geeks and dreamers.) In any case, I narrowed down the list to ten items, below. What is your current travel/technology obsession (and yes, it’s okay if you have more than one ;))? The Apple iPad: “I’m excited that it will be the first e-reader in color.” Tim Fox, director of billing and reporting. Animoto: “Animoto takes your photos and video and turns them into these amazing little movies that will make your friends believe you’re a budding Spielberg. Free.” Dawn Callahan, vice president of marketing. Internet Radio App for Nokia Smartphones: “This is an all time killer app for me. Clear digital stereo streaming of 100+ radio stations from across the globe. Works on wi-fi as well as 3G networks.” Kishore Raja, senior device engineer. SonyPlaystation 3: “Blu-ray, games, 3D Movies coming this summer, Wi-Fi, and Netflix streaming — what more do you need?” Sush Wu, software test engineer. CNN App for Blackberry: This is my real-time “newspaper” fix during my bus commute to and from