Here are nine personal technology related articles for your weekend reading pleasure that you might have missed during your busy week!

For the week of October 20 – 24, 2014…

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

  1. On the subject of just why there are more men than women in the tech industry today because that wasn’t always the case! (Hint – it has to do with the personal computer going mainstream…)

http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2014/10/21/357629765/when-women-stopped-coding

Henn, Steve. (21 October, 2014) When Women STopped Coding. NPR: Planet Money. Online.

  1. Amazon’s new Fire HD 6 Tablet – finally a good tablet for $100:

http://online.wsj.com/articles/finally-a-100-tablet-worth-buying-1412700029

Fowler, Geoffrey. (8 October, 2014). Finally, a $100 Tablet Worth Buying. The Wall Street Online. Accessed October 24, 2014,

  1. New York Times Review of the new Amazon Kindle Voyage E-Reader:

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/20/amazons-new-high-end-kindle-beats-hardcovers/?_php=true&_type=blogs&ref=technology&_r=0

Manjoo, Farhad. (20 October, 2014). Amazon Kindle Voyage, a High-End E-Reader That Beats Hardcovers. New York Times: Bits. Accessed October 20, 2014,

  1. A solid Boston Globe article which offers and explanation and information on “Net Neutrality”

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/10/20/what-net-neutrality-all-about/6kiuwV728oarL8IHoC8JmM/story.html

Horowitz, Evan. (20 October, 2014) What is net neutrality all about? Boston Globe. Online. Accessed October 20, 2014.

  1. Another article on Net Neutrality that goes into why the big media companies, in this case Comcast, only really give lip service to the idea of Net Neutrality but instead would prefer to be able to charge customers for faster internet delivery service:

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/10/comcasts-net-neutrality-commitments-arent-good-enough-senator-says/

Brodkin, Jon. (20 October, 2014).Comcast’s net neutrality commitments aren’t good enough, senator says Sen. Leahy asks Comcast to swear off fast lanes even after NBC deal expires.ars technica. Online. Accessed October 20, 2014.

  1. OverDrive review! (This is the platform vendor our library system uses to offer patrons access to digital content in the form of e-books, downloadable audio books and streaming videos):

http://recode.net/2014/10/23/overdrive-review-a-free-e-book-lending-service-that-requires-some-patience/

Cha, Bonnie. (23 October 2014). OverDrive Review: A Free E-Book Lending Service That Requires Some Patience. Re/code. Online. Accessed October 23, 2014.

  1. This article focuses on the subject of just why some media companies like HBO & CBS are now launching standalone Internet accessible TV services that allow consumer to purchase Internet access to their TV offers without having to pay traditional cable service:

https://gigaom.com/2014/10/19/never-say-never-why-tv-networks-are-suddenly-ready-to-unbundle/

Roettgers, Janko. (19 October, 2014). Never say never: why TV networks are suddenly ready to unbundle. Gigaom. Online. Accessed October 20, 2014.

  1. Apple unveiled the new iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 2 recently and has also kept last years’ iPad Air & iPad Mini too & now offers more iPad versions than ever – so there really is an iPad now for just about anyone – here’s an article on the subject:

https://gigaom.com/2014/10/20/no-apple-doesnt-offer-too-many-ipad-configurations/

Tofel, Kevin. (20 October, 2014). No, Apple doesn’t offer too many iPad configurations. Gigaom. Online. Accessed October 20, 2014.

  1. And here’s a last cool article for the week on the development of Back The Future style Hoverboards:

http://recode.net/2014/10/20/its-not-quite-marty-mcfly-but-the-hoverboard-is-here-video/

Temple, James. This Flying Hoverboard Really Works. Here’s Video to Prove It. Gigaom. Online. Accessed October 20, 2014.

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