More Tips for Watching the Solar Eclipse

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There are only a few days left to get ready to watch the August 21st solar eclipse—the first eclipse in nearly 100 years with a path of totality that stretches from coast to coast in the continental United States. TMO put together a list of apps, websites, and other tips to help you get the most out of this once in a lifetime event. We just updated our list with more resources including an interactive Web-based eclipse map, and additional places where you may still be able to find protective eyewear.

This Video Shows You How to Transfer an App from Apple Watch to Atari 2600

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You know how you’ve got an Atari app stored on your Apple Watch and you need to get it over to your Atari 2600? Hello? Anyone? OK, fine. No one needs to do this, but YouTuber napabar didn’t let something as petty as need stop him. No, he was motivated by could. Using a Compumate addon, he was able to transfer the apps and run them, because who doesn’t need to guess a number between 1 and a 100 in 8-bit glory…OK, again, need doesn’t apply. Check it out. It’s super geeky cool, and we salute napabar!

Micro Drone 3.0 Combo Pack: $145

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Micro Drone 3.0

We have a deal for you on the Micro Drone 3.0 Combo Pack. It includes a drone, replacement blades, and a remote with a holder for your smartphone. That’s because this drone will stream video to your iPhone. Cool, eh? It’s $145 through us.

Here's Where to Find Protective Eyewear for the Solar Eclipse

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The August 21st solar eclipse is fast approaching, which means time is running out to get ready for the event. I’ve already said how important the right protective eyewear is and I’ll say it again: If you don’t use ISO 12312-2 certified eye protection to watch the eclipse you’ll damage your eyes and may go blind. Eye protection that meets the ISO standard is getting harder to find with the eclipse only days away, but the American Astronomical Society has an awesome list of glasses and retailers that may have them on its website. If you don’t have your eclipse glasses yet this is a handy resource to track some down before next Monday.

Here’s Where to Find Protective Eyewear for the Solar Eclipse

Next Generation Apple TV: Rags to Riches

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We’ve gone from rags to riches: dismay over a seemingly delayed Apple TV with 4K/UHD, to fairly certain of a new 4K version, to learning about its HDR features, and now a possible release as early as September.

TMO Background Mode Interview with Colorado Charter School Academic Director Johanna Harth

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Johanna Harth on Background Mode.

Johana Harth is the Academic Director of a Colorado charter school. Over the last 12 years, she’s gained enormous experience in how to match the curriculum needs of K-8 grade students with modern computer technology. Thanks to the technical influence of her father, and being very good at math, as a youth her plan was to become an engineer. She graduated from U.C. San Diego with a degree in industrial engineering. All was according to plan until some significant, serendipitous events changed her life. Just how she became the Academic Director of a charter school, and then became involved in computer technology is an amazing story. Johanna explained the school’s migration from Macs to Chromebooks, when the students start with computers, how they use them and what they’re taught about computers. It’s a very, ahem, educational story.

Interactive Map Shows Solar Eclipse Details in Your Browser

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The 2017 solar eclipse that’ll be visible from coast to coast in the continental United States is only a week away, so you’re running out of time to get ready for the once in a lifetime event. We have a great list of tips to help you enjoy the August 21st event, but there’s always room for more—like this awesome interactive web-based map that shows the eclipse details wherever you click.You can see how much of the eclipse will be visible, what time it’s happening, and how long it’ll last, plus you can search for locations to get eclipse details, too. Xavier Jubier used Google Maps to put together this handy resource.

Interactive Map Shows Solar Eclipse Details in Your Browser