Phones with Google's mobile operating system, Android, accounted for 81 percent of all smartphone shipments in the third quarter of 2013, according to a new report from market research firm International Data Corporation.
Across-the-board cuts in federal spending have already had "immediate, detrimental effects" on research universities, including losses in personnel, a diminished capacity for purchasing equipment, a drop in productivity and cuts to research programs. And it's having a serious, negative impact on students as well, according to a new report.
States spent $1.4 billion in research and development in the latest fiscal year for which there is information, an 11.3 percent increase over the previous fiscal year. Academic institutions claimed the largest share of external expenditures.
Research undertaken by three institutions has uncovered a link between the number of images posted to photo sharing site Flickr and the intensity of the storm being captured in those Flickr images.
Researchers at Penn State's College of Information Sciences and Technology and Carnegie Mellon University have received a $500,000 grant to study online collaboration among students.
Most college students admit that their use of smartphones, tablets, and laptops can interfere with learning, but very few consider it more than a minor distraction, according to a new report from Barney McCoy, an associate professor of broadcasting at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
The use of big data, instruction through mobile devices, online learning (including MOOCs), and virtual and remote laboratories that emulate real ones are the technologies that will have the greatest impact on "STEM+" education over the next year.
The networks run by colleges and universities are three times more likely to be infected with malware than networks in government agencies or businesses. The EXPIRO family of malware is the most common type of threat experienced by the higher education sector, according to as new report.
Cost savings promised by the expansion of online education are tough to pinpoint, including those programs that promise to be free for students.
Despite an ongoing and fairly severe decline in the worldwide PC market, in the United States, computer sales are on the rise. In the third quarter of 2013 — which includes the back-to-school shopping season — PC shipments were up. The only top-5 manufacturer to post a decline for the quarter was Apple.