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Amazon recently was awarded a patent on gift cards that allow the giver to suggest possible purchases the recipient might like and prevent the user from using the card to buy certain items. The patent would also let givers track what the recipient buys with the card.
The Highlands County School District in Florida is considering using e-readers to provide digital content to students, as schools make the transition to online resources under a new state law. "There are a lot of positives about eBooks (electronic books); it's just making that leap to being able to provide a device that you can afford for every student," district official Rebecca Fleck said. Officials also say they are concerned about students' access to the Internet at home, an issue one district solved by buying e-readers with 3G technology.
The rise of technology has meant tons of potentially hazardous detritus from computers, cellphones and other gadgets. While proper e-waste disposal is important, there are other things tech managers can do to produce less of it, such as making product longevity a variable during purchases and reusing or recycling components instead of discarding them, writes Candace Labelle, director of Computer Sciences Corp.'s GreenWay initiative.
Peanut Chews is asking its fans to send in their favorite pictures of them with the candy as part of its "Chews Your Adventure" photo contest. The winner of the contest, which runs on peanutchews.com through Sept. 2, will receive $2,000. Finalists will get $100 gift cards.