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Tablet Shipments Fall Off 30%, but Growth Expected To Resume

2014 will be a "tipping point" for tablet users, according to ABI Research. While first-quarter 2014 saw a 30 percent decline in tablets shipped compared with the same period last year, growth is expected to resume throughout the rest of the year. And when it does, Android just might come out on top for the first time.

Instructure Updates Canvas To Bring Analytics to In-Person Instruction

Instructure has updated its Canvas learning management system in an effort to add "digital efficiency" and real-time analytics to in-person teaching.

Student-Sourced, Crowdsourced Mobile Apps

At Bryant University, mobile apps start with a student competition for mobile app ideas, then move into crowdsourcing and more.

Elmo Unveils New Point-to-Multipoint Content Delivery System

Elmo USA, a developer of imaging products for schools, has unveiled its new point-to-multipoint content delivery system, Elmo P2MP, at the InfoComm 2014 show taking place in Las Vegas, NV from June 18 to 21.

Report: 2.4 Billion Smart Connected Devices in 2018, Driven by Cheaper Gadgets

Smart connected devices are growing at an unprecedented rate and are expected to hit 2.4 billion units per year by 2018. According to new research, that growth will be driven by smart phones and cheaper (sub-$500) gadgets, which will begin to push traditional PCs into the margins.

U Wisconsin Madison Students Learn About Sustainability with Mobile Game

Students in an introductory environmental studies course at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are playtesting a game on mobile devices to learn about sustainability on their campus.



Report: 75 Percent of Mobile Breaches Result of App Misconfigurations by 2017

Three-quarters security breaches originating on mobile devices will be the result of application misconfigurations by 2017, according to a new forecast by market research firm Gartner.

Brigham Young Researchers Develop Google Glass System To Assist Deaf Students

Researchers at Brigham Young University have developed a system that projects sign language interpreters onto Google Glass and other similar types of glasses.

Tablet Competition Heats Up: Samsung, Apple Vie for Top Spot

Apple and Samsung accounted for a full 71 percent of tablets shipped in the first quarter of 2014. Apple remained in the top spot for the quarter, though Android as a whole accounted for slightly more than half of all new tablets shipped through March, according to early results.

Surface Pro 3 Gets 12-Inch Screen, Upgraded Processors

Microsoft has taken the wraps off its next-generation Windows-based tablet, the Surface Pro 3. The latest iteration will feature a much larger and higher-resolution screen plus the latest fourth-generation Intel Core processors.