This book integrates research, action research, best practice and case studies detailing how some educators have embraced the opportunities afforded by mobile learning. In particular, it brings together a range of scenarios, solutions and discussions relating to mobile learning in development and other resource challenged contexts.
We were excited to see Google Now finally make its way to iOS, but it didn't come without problems. Many users report excessive battery drain due to location reporting. Fortunately, Cult of Mac offers a solution.
US scientists have created a tiny winged robot that can fly.
To get a fly-sized drone off the ground, the scientists have had to overcome issues of weight, aerodynamics of wing flapping, power supply, and figuring out how to manufacture a robot half the size of a paperclip.
"This is the culmination of over a decade of work I've been trying to do to get this result," says Professor Robert Wood, who runs a lab at Harvard University's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering.
"This is the first demonstration that you can make insect-like robots and control them in flight."
Wood and colleagues publish their findings in today's issue of Science .
Computer engineering combines knowledge from electrical engineering and computer science and applies it to the design of computer hardware and software. The degree is very versatile and can be used as the stepping stones to professions in other countries, teaching, or developing a business.
Pursuing a computer engineering degree gives you the ability to expand your opportunities and increase your salary. This page provides more details ...
There’ll be no shortage of smartglass systems in as little as one to two years. Research firm Gartner says there are about a dozen companies with products in the works, many of them ready for prime time. There could be as many as 10 million smartglasses sold worldwide by 2016, if software developers can come up with appealing applications that provide wearers with useful, nonobvious information about their surroundings, according to IMS Research, which defines smartglasses as “wearable computers with a head-mounted display.” Without good apps, the number of smartglasses sold could number only about one million by 2016, IMS adds.
Twitter updated Twitter for Mac Thursday, bringing a number of improvements to the Mac version of the app.
Most notably, the update improves photo sharing. Now to add a photo to a tweet, you can simply click on the camera icon in the lower-left corner of the box where you’re composing your tweet, and add a photo from your computer. An operation that works much like the experience on Twitter's mobile apps.
Information management is concerned the activities and technologies involved in capturing, processing, storing, delivering and using information required for managing and strategizing in organizations.
FInd out about Information management training, where you can take it, the prospects after completion, and more ...
Acer is holding an event on May 3 called "Redefining the computing experience." What's in store is anyone's guess, but the company is hoping to capitalize on the hype for the upcoming movie Star Trek: Into Darkness to generate interest in its new products via this ad.
What will the product be? Clearly, it's a Windows 8 laptop of some kind, although not like any we've ever seen yet — and that's saying something. The hybrid has display attached to an arm, which gives the screen another degree of freedom in its motion — allowing it to extend away from the keyboard similar to a standalone monitor.
Information technology, often known simply as IT, covers many different areas of computer programming, engineering, system design and more. Information sharing has become an important part of business management today. And of course, it has become an essential part of education as online and distance learning become ever more popular.
Information technology degrees online qualify you for a field that is expanding to meet the needs of modern times. This page has more details ...
The researchers at Australia's Victorian Organic Solar Cell Consortium (VICOSC) — a collaboration between the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), the University of Melbourne, Monash University and industry partners — have managed to print photovoltaic cells the size of an A3 sheet of paper.
Samsung has developed a new mobile data transfer technology that's potentially up to "several hundred times" faster than current 4G networks. More precisely, the company announced "the world’s first adaptive array transceiver technology operating in the millimeter-wave Ka bands for cellular communications."
Samsung says the technology "sits at the core" of a 5G mobile communications system, and it can say that with relative ease, as 5G (unlike LTE or 4G) is currently not a defined set of standards — more a vague idea of whatever comes next after 4G.
There’s an invisible bubble that surrounds us. Everything inside that bubble is “me.” Everything outside that bubble is “not me.”
Clothing, glasses, jewelry, medical devices, tattoos, hearing aids and other such things are products you buy. But when you wear them, they’re inside the “me” bubble. They’re part of who and what we are.
Smartphones are compelling in part because they exist right at the surface of that bubble. They’re both “me” and “not me” at the same time.
Wearable computing is about bringing the Internet fully inside the “me” bubble.
Do you have students with disabilities or special needs? Then you may need an assistive technology: a technology used by an individual with a disability to perform a function that might otherwise be difficult or impossible.
Samantha Thomas, a student, future librarian, and educator at Kutztown University, created this handy collection of assistive technologies that you may find helpful. Some are commonly used with special needs individuals, such as augmentative & alternative communication apps like My Pictures Talk, Look2Learn, and iTalk. Others are general consumer apps, such as Evernote, Google Earth, and Audacity. Listed alongside each app is her assessment of its value as an assistive technology.
In the innovation field, a rebirth of Renaissance thinking is brewing. Scientists and engineers are engaging with the arts to think creatively.
The idea is also currently reflected in the debates on re-vamping the U.S. educational system to boost the innovation skills of U.S. students. Media artist John Maeda, president of the Rhode Island School of Design, has spoken at numerous events — including before Congress — about the value of incorporating the arts to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) educational initiatives, turning STEM to “STEAM,” as Maeda has said.
It should be an easy time for laptop buyers, but the market is still pretty confusing and frustrating. Walt Mossberg offers his guide to buying a new laptop. His number one tip for Windows 8 laptop shopping: "Wait, if you can."
Concentrations of greenhouse gases in Earth's atmosphere will surpass 400 parts per million in the next month. Nations could have a hard time keeping global warming in check at that level
Corinne Le Quéré, a climate researcher at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK, says that the impact “is getting very dangerously close to reaching the 2 °C target that governments around the world have pledged not to exceed”.
A Japanese entrepreneur is bringing to market a headset called Telepathy, a knock-off of sorts of Google Glass.
Tokyo-based entrepreneur Takahito Iguchi, pictured above, has created a wearable computing device called Telepathy One and — with a built-in camera, a micro-projection screen and a sleek, wraparound design — the gadget looks to be a cheaper alternative to Google's upcoming launch.
So you thought a Terminator-like future of metal machines mowing each other down on battlefields sounded pretty cool, did you?
Well, wipe that smile off your face, fleshy one. Killer robots are a real threat to our future and must be outlawed now, according to a campaign launched in London on Tuesday by five international NGOs, led by Human Rights Watch.