The tech utopia nobody wants: why the world nerds are creating will be awful

"Now the blowback has arrived. The first signs of the emerging tech utopia we were always told about don't look so great if you can't code. Instead, it's hard to escape the feeling that we're set to fall into obnoxious technological traps predicated on the easy abandonment of basic human experiences like eating or working." | 0 Comments


New iTunes U update has useful tool for educators

Apple announced on June 30 [2] that they have enhanced the iTunes U experience for iPad users. For example, educators are now able to create and edit their own iTunes U courses directly on their iPads for the first time. They can incorporate pictures and video captured from their iPad’s camera and also add their work from other apps such as iWork or iBooks Author to their iTunes U courses. | 0 Comments

Apple, IBM Alliance Capitalizes on iPhone, iPad Enterprise Adoption

Apple and IBM surprised many on July 15, announcing a global partnership that will see the companies attempt to "transform enterprise mobility." The announcement, punctuated with comments from Apple CEO Tim Cook and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, served notice of the companies' intentions to make Apple smartphones, tablets and mobile services pre-eminent in the enterprise, replacing the BlackBerry devices and security services that long held the dominant position in that market. | 0 Comments


Box Unlimited Storage Space

Box CEO Aaron Levie declared the “end of the storage wars” today, as he rolled out unlimited storage space to its Business customers.



The biggest data breaches of 2014 (so far)

"In many of the cases, the breaches were put down to poor data security practices or simple errors: like St. Vincent Breast Center in Indianapolissending 63,000 letters containing information on upcoming appointments to the wrong people, or Stanford Federal Credit Union accidentally attaching a file with information on 18,000 customers to an email, or the thousands of paper medical records dumped at a public incineration site in York, Pennsylvania." | 0 Comments


Box Helps Creative Pros ‘Work Smarter, Not Harder’

Box isn’t just about file sharing anymore. Advertising and marketing professionals are using the platform to collaborate in real-time, making their workflow faster and more productive. | 0 Comments


11 University and Library Groups Release Net-Neutrality Principles

The nation’s colleges and libraries have a message for the Federal Communications Commission: Don’t mess with net neutrality.

Echoing almost a decade of pro-neutrality sentiment in academe, 11 higher-education and library groups released a set of 11 principles on Thursday that promote the notion that all Internet content, regardless of origin, should be treated equally. | 0 Comments

Gmail users on iOS at risk of data theft

Apple users accessing Gmail on mobile devices could be at risk of having their data intercepted, a mobile security company said Thursday. | 0 Comments


Lessons of a For-Profit College Collapse

"For-profit colleges are lobbying hard to weaken rules proposed by the Obama administration that would deny federal aid to career training programs that burden students with crippling debt and worthless credentials. But a recent spate of state and federal investigations into potentially predatory behavior by the for-profit sector — combined with the collapse of Corinthian Colleges, one of the country’s largest operators of for-profit colleges and trade schools — makes clear that the rules need to be strengthened and that federal oversight generally needs to be broadened." | 0 Comments


Scammers, hackers and spies hit campaign trail

"Political campaigns are hotbeds of criminal activity and mischief — just not in the way you think.
The fly-by-night, pressure-cooker and skinflint environment of political campaigns makes them uniquely vulnerable to hackers, criminals and ideological foes, campaign operatives and cybersecurity experts say." | 0 Comments


The Miseducation of America

"Efficiency," "art-history majors," "kids who graduate with $100,000 in debt," "the college bubble," the whole rhetoric of crisis and collapse: The public discourse is dominated by sound bites, one-liners, hearsay, horror stories, and a very great deal of misinformation. | 0 Comments

7 things you need to know about Facebook's mood experiment

With the uproar continuing over Facebook's manipulation of some users' News Feeds to conduct an experiment on emotions, there are several things people need to understand.
News reports recently surfaced that Facebook made it possible for researchers to surreptitiously control the posts, comments and photos that about 700,000 users were seeing as part of a psychological experiment. | 0 Comments


‘Dubliners’ Comes to Life in Boston College’s Annotated E-Book

Its creators hope Digital Dubliners—released 100 years after James Joyce's short-story collection was published—will change how the book is taught and how students understand it. | 0 Comments


Virtual 13-year-old boy 'Eugene Goostman' beats Turing Test for the first time

'Eugene Goostman', a computer programme that simulates a 13 year old boy, was developed in St Petersburg, Russia. The development team includes Eugene's creator Vladimir Veselov, who was born in Russia and now lives in the United States, and Ukrainian born Eugene Demchenko who now lives in Russia." | 0 Comments


Lynn University expands innovative iPad program

Lynn University has measured its iPad initiative since its launch and the results and feedback have been so positive that the school will accelerate the innovative initiative and distribute iPads to all day underclassmen as well as expand the program to include M.B.A students. | 0 Comments


Blackboard Learn Adds Professional Profiles for Students

Blackboard Learn has added professional profiles for students in an effort to help connect them with job and internship opportunities. | 0 Comments


Why I Gave Up Google Glass: form, function, and fashion

I’ve enjoyed using Google Glass. It connected me with faculty in new ways—from pedagogical experiments and brainstorming about research and instructional needs, to serving on panel discussions and informal talks about applying technology in new ways. | 0 Comments

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