Five Tablet Computers for Students

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If you’re a student or have on in your life, you’re probably wondering what type of tablet computer to get them. Worry no longer. Below, we have a list of five of the top tablets for students of all ages. You’re sure to find something that piques your interest.

When shopping, you want to make sure you take the time to come up with a list of needs and wants. After you have that, it’s just a matter at looking at the different models and picking one that fits all your needs and most or all of your wants.

Five Best Tablets for Students

You’re going to have to consider the age of the student before you buy them a tablet computer, of course, but we kept that in mind when preparing the following list.

  1. Google Nexus – You may not think about Google when you think of tablets, but you should. Running the Android operating system, this is a very well rounded tablet that has a lot to offer for a very competitive price.

  2. Lenovo ThinkPad – For something with a great screen that has good battery life, you should check out the Lenovo ThinkPad a little more closely. The display is high resolution and is easy to see in a lot of different light conditions.

  3. Kindle Fire – Some people think this is just an ebook reader, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. With an awesome color screen and many other features – like long battery life – the Kindle Fire is great for students young and old.

  4. Samsung Galaxy – This is basically a bigger version of some of the popular Samsung smartphones, but that’s not a bad thing. The display isn’t the best around, but it has a lot of extra features that make it special.

  5. iPad Air – Last but certainly not least, we have the iPad Air – named because it’s so light and thin. The big drawback to this one is the price, which is very high. Still, it’s a great value when you consider the beautiful design and the reliability of the operating system.

As you can see from the list above, there are a lot of great choices available. As long as you make sure the student you’re buying for is able to use the tablet correctly, you’re not going to run into any major problems. If you have any of your own recommendations for the best tablets for students, be sure to write a comment below and let us know what you think. There’s a lot of tablets out there these days, but some of them are definitely built better than others – even if you have to spend a little more money to get them.

Who Made That Android Logo?

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When Google thought of giving an identity to what they had devised as their strongest innovation which would revolutionize the mobile handheld market, little did they know that their mascot would get dressed up as a superman, batman, hulk, minion and every possible thing that it can get customized into.

The History of the Android Logo and its Designer Irina Blok

While her stint with Google as a designer, Irina Blok got to handle a branding project that got her an opportunity to get her names in the history books. Android was THE next big thing and to be able to do branding design for them was something to pounce on.

The brief

Irina and her team were told that the logo needed to incorporate a robot and the endorsing elements must in totality be very easy to identify for the general masses, since this wasn’t something for the webmasters or the techies. Android was going to be used by every, through geographies and thus it needed an appeal that was irrespective of anything and everything.

The Inspiration

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Since the briefing clearly mentioned of using a robot as the mascot for the project, Irina and he team researched and studied various sci-fi toys. They indulged in space movies and documentaries to jot down the various elements and feels that they could understand from all of this. Looking through everything related to science and man’s connections, she did gather a lot for scribbling but the real inspiration that got her into drawing what we see today was something more general and real than these movies and toys. One fine day, she notices the pictograms that are used as labels outside restrooms. Something clicked in her head and she started drawing these strip figures to create a robotic mascot.It is from those scribblings that came out a tinned torso and antennas on the head for our oh-so-loved droid mascot.

Letting the world own the logo

WHile most companies would not let anyone tamper with their branding elements, Irina went all bold on the concept of open source. She stated since the OS is open spurce, its branding Must be on the same lines. She said they need to let the world customize it for it is the people who’d spill life in the robot, as and by what they like. It was an instant hit with the online world and you saw droid bees, droid armies, android bunnies and what not. Daring and innovative; the perfect combo for a sure shot success!

Design Elements Of The Android Logo

The Shape Of the Logo

The robot that symbolizes android as their mascot in a lively green color, designed by Blok sets an example for the world to note how a playful and easily identifiable logo should be. It is carved out of very simplistic shapes. ALso, since Irina suggested of letting the logo get customized by the masses, one could not have really done that had the logo not been as easy to adapt.

The Color:

Android Green as according to the patents is a very positive color for defining the identity of a whole new cult that the world has seen. Green as is, signifies prosperity and growth adding to the fresh and minimal looks, thus getting very relatable to the generation that is their target audience.

The Font:

The typeface that has been customized to create the official font for android’s branding is the typeface called Norad.

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What to Do When You Hate Your Job

Did you know that only 38% of U.S. workers are satisfied with their job? During the recession, workers were holding onto their jobs even if they hated it because there were not enough jobs to go around. However, now that the government is working its way back up, more people are questioning their job and career choices. If you are one of the many people that hate their jobs, keep reading, for this article will tell you what you should do if you feel miserable in the workplace.

1. SELF ASSESSMENT – Start asking yourself important questions about you job such as,

  • Why do you hate your job?
  • Have you always hated your job, or is this something that has started recently?
  • Do you like the people that you work with?
  • Do you like your work duties?
  • Do you know, or like anything about the company where you work?

Make a list of the pros and cons of your job to see what the comparison is. That way, maybe you will change your mind after you see the things that you dolike about your job.

2. IS IT YOU OR THE JOB? – Many people make the mistake of taking their life issues and stress out on their job. Truth is, it may not be the job that is making you feel miserable. Having a full time job with multiple responsibilities on top of having other stresses in life such as children, marriage or a relationship that is clouding your mind, bills; you get the idea, is very stressful. If you decide to leave your job because you think it is causing too much stress, it is possible that the same thing would happen with the next job that you get. The stress will not go away unless you actually analyze what is causing the stress. If your life is making you unhappy at work, you may need to get help outside from the office.

3. COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR BOSS – Maybe your job is the reason why you feel miserable. Maybe the hours are too pressuring for you, or maybe you feel like you are not paid enough money. Maybe you are not interested in the projects assigned to you. Whatever the reason may be, you should always communicate with your boss. Tell him or her exactly how you feel about the situation that is driving you crazy, it might be much easier than you think! Whatever you do, definitely do not quit immediately. You should always land a secure job before quitting your present job.

4. SET YOUR CAREER GOALS – Where do you want to be in 5 years? How do you plan to do this? If you are not happy with your current career status, figure out exactly what you should do so that you are happy with your status. Make a list of what you need to do, and try to follow it starting with number 1. Try not to think too far ahead, you may get overwhelmed!

5. STAY POSITIVE – Do not let your bad moods affect your work. I know that is easier said than done; however, you should never let your emotions show while you are at work. Think of it this way, if you cause your manager to fire you, you will have a much harder time finding a new job after you quit your current one.

6. STAY PROFESSIONAL – You should always stay professional and keep doing your job well even if you are planning on quitting. If you start slacking off, you may leave your job employees and your boss with a bad taste in their mouths, along with a bad recommendation.

Author Text:

Adam Smith’s keen appreciation about what motivates people to learn and engage lies at the core of his experience. He is a highly sought after educational consultant having immense experience in this field. He moved into educational consultancy driven by the mission to enable people from whichever background to gain knowledge and develop study skills, attitudes and habits that empower them to achieve their full potential. Adam has written a number of educational articles and online-materials for various websites. For his latest publication you can visit The Intern Group.

Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Xbox 360 review

It doesn’t matter what game you play having zombies in the game just makes it so much better and a lot of fun. Maybe that is just the trend these days but having zombies in video games means you often times experience a lot of action and much more. If you really want to go into a zombie kill a thon then check out the games Dead Rising and Left 4 Dead.

Undead Nightmare is just one of the many awesome zombie games. If you want to Play zombie games then just do a quick research and you might be shocked as to how many you might find Left 4 Dead and Dead Rising just happen to be two out of many.

Want to know what it’s like playing Undead Nightmare on the Xbox? Hopefully this review can help you.

                            

When you start playing Undead Nightmare you will notice almost instantly that’s it’s a tribute to the cheesy horror flicks of the B-Movie. This game also never seems to take itself very seriously. The add on to the Red Dead Redemption helps with taking the game core mechanics of the first adventure then ramping it up to combat which somehow helps with adding in a very light and delicate essence of the survival nightmare horror. This results in the game being extremely enjoyable in a lot of ways.

First the game starts with Marston plus the family and they all live in a ranch together. Suddenly, Marston’s Uncle turns into a flesh and he attacks the wife of Marston and she attacks their son and John has to try and tie up his wife to figure what all is happening. He wants to find a cure for his family.

The story continues and Marston must go thru the world that we came to know in Redemption and he meets up with some faces that are familiar to him and then he has to revisit some of his old haunts. The traditional Sandbox Rockstar Releases has a main story that ploughs thru and collects all of the diversions. However, combat in this game seems very central and towards like the battles in Left 4 Dead.

You might first notice is that there is one extra addition of when the clearing of the town invasions happens. When you start to approach settlements or either a town sometimes it might be under attack from the dead then a handful of survivors start trying to frantically stay alive. You must help them try to stay alive from the zombies and free the town that you are in which then makes it safe. Once you are able to accomplish this then you can relax and gather up a few supplies.

Sadly, one thing that I am unsure about is that there are not as many shops in the game that I would like for it to have. Therefore, you must have ammo or you won’t be able to continue shooting without it. (duh, right?) If you do run out of ammo then you will be fighting off the zombies with just a puny stick. (boring)

Nightmare does have some multiplayer modes that it added in the series alongside next to the single player mode. You might also find land grab to be a mode you enjoy because you can grab up a lot of deeds to the real estate that might be valuable and then you have to fight to keep them.

Conclusion of Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare Xbox 260 Review:

These days you can buy this game cheap and for the price it’s a great package that offers a lot of entertainment. You head back into the old west as you play this game and you might find yourself in the old west for a few hours because you’ll be having a lot of fun killing off those zombies and finding a cure for your family.

Adam  has played xBox 360 and many other games. He is skilled at what he does and has won often. Recently he started a blog on monogram online.