Rider University receives $4 million gift to fund expansion of Science and Technology Center

The one-story addition will expand the size of the building to more than 79,000 sq. ft. and provide modern labs and classroom space for cybersecurity, anatomy and physiology, as well as an evolving program in software engineering. The $7.5 to $8 million project will support a new greenhouse, along with distinct areas meant to encourage collaboration and study.

“We’re particularly excited about this leadership gift for our Science and Technology Center expansion project,” says Rider President Gregory G. Dell‘Omo, Ph.D. “We’ve seen tremendous growth in our science majors and this construction project will provide us with an opportunity to introduce new, high demand majors.”

Hennessy met his wife, Patrice “Patti” Shelmet Hennessy ’82, at Rider when they were both students. Patti, who passed away in January after a long illness, graduated with a bachelor’s in office administration. Hennessy, who earned a bachelor’s in political science, is the founder and

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Xbox Game Pass: The ultimate gaming gift

The PS5 and Xbox Series X have been at the center of the holiday gaming rush, with people around the world frantically scouring every major retailer in hopes of bringing a next-gen console home. But you don’t need either of them to enjoy the best thing happening in games right now.

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In a year dominated by excitement around new hardware, Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass service has steadily and quietly cemented itself as the ultimate value in gaming. It’s the best attempt yet at a true Netflix for video games, and now that you don’t even need a console or PC to enjoy it, Game Pass is the perfect holiday gift for just about any type of gamer.


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For the uninitiated, Xbox Game Pass is a multi-tiered subscription service that gives you access to more than 100 games on a variety of

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Tech Gift Ideas to Help Tackle Your Holiday Shopping List | Tech Buzz

Today is Cyber Monday, which doesn’t mean as much this year because the related sales have been going on for much of November as retailers try to milk every available dollar they can. However, like you, I’m doing a lot of shopping, both for others (yes, I’m going to cheat and mostly give Amazon gift cards but some gifts) and myself.

Since this entire column is about products, I’ll skip the product of the week and focus on what I think are some of the best deals or products that stand out as game changers in their segment — and aren’t too expensive.

I was tempted to have a car section focused on electrics. Still, after watching this Audi E-Tron review, I’m reminded that all but the Tesla are Generation 1 cars, and the Tesla’s fit and finish are so bad I suggest waiting until the Gen-2 cars come out,

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Give the gift of Bill Nye with his virtual reality science kit

This year, you can give your kids the gift of science with fully immersive VR experiments from the scientist generations have grown up with — Bill Nye. 

Bill Nye’s Virtual Reality Science Kit ($59.99) includes VR goggles and a free mobile app that can be used on any smartphone to make kids feel like they’re hanging out with Bill in his lab or are exploring rocky caves, volcanoes, or waterfalls. 

Bill Nye (the Science Guy)’s kit includes an 80-page book that can be brought to life through the VR goggles, which teaches 30 step-by-step science projects.

Kids will learn chemistry, biology, and physics through experiments that help them “tattoo” an egg, create a lemon battery, or make their own speakers. They’ll learn about scientific principles like density, oxidation, and chemical reactions and be able to follow along with Bill Nye as he walks them through all 30 experiments (with

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Technology-led festive gift ideas for the whole family in the UAE

Whether it is for a spouse, parent, kids, friends, significant others or even oneself, the OPPO family of products has something for everyone in the UAE. Built for style-conscious, digitally creative, entrepreneurial young creators, OPPO’s diverse product ranges offer savvy gift items that their recipients will love to flaunt.

1.  OPPO Find X2 Pro

OPPO’s flagship Find X2 Pro is an ideal gift for someone who’s looking for cutting-edge technology and has discerning taste in classic design. A cinema in the user’s hand, Find X2 Pro features an exquisite 120Hz QHD+ Ultra Vision Screen that sets a benchmark in resolution, color, refresh rate and brightness. Coupled with high-power dual speakers and Dolby Atmos, its built-in powerful audio performance provides users with an exceptionally immersive audio and video entertainment experience. Find X2 Pro is powered by a triple-camera system that adopts a Sony IMX689 48MP primary camera, a 48MP ultra-wide-angle lens

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Holiday gaming gift guide: What to know about the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Nintendo Switch

So many games, so little time. From bottom left, clockwise: Xbox Series S (white); Xbox Series X (black); Nintendo Switch; PlayStation 4; Xbox One; Nintendo Switch Lite. (Thomas Wilde Photo)

This is the first holiday season for the ninth generation of video game consoles, as the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X (XSX) have recently hit the market, and Nintendo’s hybrid system the Switch is still a hot seller. The PS5 and XSX are likely to be two of the most-wanted gifts this year, for everyone from kids to nerdy adults.

That, however, assumes that you can find them. Both the PS5 and XSX are currently in short supply at every major retailer, with new shipments selling out almost faster than they can be put on sale. This is fairly typical for any new gaming console for the first couple of months, but in 2020, it’s been exacerbated by scalpers,

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Apple 4-Day Shopping Event Starts Friday; Gift Cards Offered

Apple  (AAPL) – Get Report said that its four-day shopping event will start Friday in the U.S, U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand among other countries, according to media reports.

Apple will offer customers up to a $150 Apple Store gift card with purchases of select products from Black Friday through Cyber Monday, Nov. 27 through 30, according to the Cupertino, Calif., tech giant’s company’s announcement.

The $150 gift card comes with purchase of the 16-inch MacBook Pro and the 21.5 inch iMac.

The $25 gift card will come with purchases of the Apple Watch Series 3, AirPods, and AirPods Pro, while the $50 gift card comes with the iPhone SE, iPhone 11, iPhone XR, 13-inch MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Apple TV, and five models of Beats headphones.

The offer in the four-day shopping event excludes the M1 Macs, Apple Watch Series 6, HomePod mini, and the new

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Amazon’s Electronics gift guide

The holiday season is fast approaching — and that means gift-giving (and hopefully receiving) is just around the corner. And like clockwork, Amazon has dropped a plethora of new gift guides with literally hundreds of top-rated and highly reviewed items.

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For electronics, it’s everything from a My Passport SSD (our top-pick for an external drive) to Animal Crossing for the Nintendo Switch — with TVs, phones and speakers in between. It’s a lot, to say the least. So we had our experts dig and scour the list for the best deals.


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We’ve come up with our 14 favorite items from Amazon’s 2020 Electronics Gift Guide. And we’re breaking them down for you right here.

4th Gen Echo Dot ($49.99; amazon.com)

The 4th Gen Echo Dot might mix up a working formula with a spherical design, but we think it still

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Give the Gift of Connection this Festive Season with PAPALOOK’s Innovative High-quality Webcams

As one of the world’s top webcam providers with the industry-leading sensor and AI technology, PAPALOOK’s full-HD 1080P webcams are perfect for live streaming, video conferencing and online content creation. PAPALOOK’s top recommendations for the holiday season include PAPALOOK AF925, PA452, and PA552 webcams, which are also available in Staples stores.

As one of PAPALOOK’s best sellers, the PAPALOOK AF925 HD 1080p webcam is ideal for powering beautiful moments and recording video content online. Equipped with a full-HD glass lens for stunning clarity and detail, the AF925 enables users to make widescreen calls, as well as record and stream true-to-life HD 1080p video at 30fps. With fast, accurate auto-focus and automatic low-light compensation, users can also enjoy razor-sharp high-definition recording in every environment. The webcam also features a fold-and-go design, 360-degree swivel.

Meanwhile, the PA452 webcam delivers smooth, true-to-life HD 1080p video at 30fps for face-to-face Skype or Zoom chatting,

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Holiday Gift Ideas: Save Up to 60% Off These HD Camera Drones

Photographers are always looking to take the most perfect and unique shots. And that sometimes means putting themselves in precarious positions, which is just plain dangerous. Thankfully, those situations can be avoided. All you need is a camera drone and, luckily, several of them are on sale right now — and at prices that practically anyone can afford.

TRNDlabs Spectre Drone

Aerial HD photography is totally affordable with the Spectre Drone — price dropped for a limited time to $59.99. Featuring ultra-simple flight controls, virtually anyone can take off, snap a photo, and then land again without causing any damage to the surrounding area or to the drone itself. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll find yourself doing acrobatic stunts with relative ease, which will only serve to increase the number of photographic applications this drone can provide.

Force1 U49WF Wi-Fi FPV Drone with HD Video Camera


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