Input & Output


3D Printer Project Gets MacArthur Funding

A project out of the University of Virginia to get young children comfortable with engineering has been selected as one of 10 winners in a MacArthur Digital Media and Learning Competition. The project, called Fab@School, is intended to teach K-12 students about mathematical analysis and modeling, digital fabrication, and engineering by allowing them to fabricate 3D copies of objects that they've designed themselves.

Researchers Add Mouse Movement to Phones and MP3 Players

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have figured out how to use the same kind of inexpensive optical sensors found in a computer mouse to turn mobile phones and MP3 players into input devices.

Q&A: Microsoft's Scott Guthrie Breaks Down Silverlight 3 for Enterprise Developers

In one of its milestone launches of the summer, Microsoft on Friday officially released Silverlight 3, the latest version of its rapidly evolving media client/rich interactive application development platform.

Promethean Refreshes ActivClassroom Lineup

Education technology developer Promethean this week introduced a range of hardware and software for the ActivClassroom, the company's lineup of classroom learning tools.

InFocus Debuts LiteBoard Interactive System

InFocus has debuted a new system for interactive whiteboards, the InFocus LiteBoard, which is currently undergoing beta testing.

Modesto JC Overhauls '50s-Era Facilities for State-of-the-Art Audiovisual Production

In order to accommodate new state of the art equipment for its audiovisual programs, California's Modesto Junior College (MJC) was looking not just at rewiring a building, but bringing 1950s-era building construction up to 2009 standards--a huge undertaking by any measure.

New Version of Print Management Software Aims To Help Cut Costs

Netop has released PrintLimit Pro 9.4, an update to the company's print management software that's geared toward more efficient printing and helping school environments save on three heavily used commodities: paper, ink, and time.

Smart Debuts Wide-Format Interactive Whiteboard, Pen Display

Smart Technologies this week debuted a new widescreen interactive whiteboard system and widescreen interactive pen display.

ViewSonic Debuts 3D DLP Projectors

ViewSonic this week debuted three new projectors feature DLP-based 3D projection capabilities, the PJD6211, PJD6221, and PJD6381. The new models are part of the first generation of projectors with Texas Instruments' new 3D DLP technologies, which were announced today at the InfoComm 2009 show in Orlando, FL.

Wacom Ships Intuos4 Tablets

Wacom has rolled out a completely revamped line of high-end graphics tablets. The new Intuos4 lineup, introduced Wednesday, includes four models that sport increased sensitivity, new pen performance features, and new workflow/productivity features, including OLED displays for tablet settings.