A researcher at the Florida International University in Miami is tackling the age-old problem of how to get people to stop using their cars and start using public transportation, particularly in locations that are "car-obsessed."
The use of mobile devices for all activities computing-related has also driven an evolution in emergency management in education. According to the Tomi Ahonen Almanac, the average user checks his or her mobile phone 150 times per day. That puts the smart device on the front lines of communication for crisis situations. In Case of Crisis, a company with a mobile app that lets organizations maintain and distribute role-based emergency information in a mobile format, has identified four trends worth noting for the coming year.
BenQ's new EW series monitors allow users to stream media -- including cloud-based content -- from their smartphones, laptops or game consoles for large-screen viewing.
TechSmith's new mobile app enables users to export images and video from their handheld devices to their TechSmith desktop program.
The UTeach Institute, a teacher preparation organization launched by the University of Texas at Austin, has launched a program designed to help aspiring teachers use mobile devices to encourage student learning and interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
A professor of Africana studies who has maintained a longstanding virtual environment to teach his students about the Harlem Renaissance recently took a trip to Paris with a group of students to create an augmented reality tour of sites related to famous black expatriates.
Students at the University of California, Davis have a new way to learn about and access mental health services for themselves or friends, thanks to a new Web site at the school.
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) has adopted a new safety app developed by students at the New York school.
Global PC shipments continue to drop in 2013 while tablet sales soar, according to two new forecasts from market research firm International Data Corporation.
Student reporters are using a new tool to provide news coverage of campus events for their campus television station.