Software & Systems


Gartner Trends: Tech To Realign Human and Digital Life

Gartner has looked at the digital future and found it in flux. During its annual symposium and ITxpo in Orlando, the IT consulting firm presented 10 technology trends expected to have "strategic impact" in most organizations, which may mean disruption to the business, users or IT; which may call for "major investment"; or which may pose unforeseen risks if ignored.

GA Tech Google Glass App Does Captioning

Could Google Glass help people who are deaf or hard of hearing participate in everyday conversations? A group at the Georgia Institute of Technology College of Computing has developed speech-to-text "Glassware" that does just that.



Casio Intros Free Mobile App for Projectors

Casio has introduced C-Assist, a new, free mobile application that lets educators display content from their tablet or smartphone on Casio projectors.

Microsoft Discounts Surface Pro 3 for Education

Microsoft has launched a new education program for its Surface Pro 3 tablets, offering discounts on bundles that include the Type Cover keypad.

Blackboard Teams With Ricoh on Document Imaging

Document imaging technology provider Ricoh will work with Blackboard to integrate its tools with the ed tech company's teaching and learning environments.

Vanderbilt Tests Mobile App for Building Access

Vanderbilt University recently experimented with the use of smartphones as a mechanism to unlock access on campus.

SchoolDude's CrisisManager Brings Safety Plans to User Devices

Education technology company SchoolDude has entered the school security segment with the launch of CrisisManager, an application that allows administrators to make emergency plans available on users' iOS and Android mobile devices.

iPad Declines as Samsung, Lenovo Tablets Push Forward

Shipments of Apple's iPad have fallen off 13 percent so far this year. Meanwhile, according to a new report, Samsung's tablet shipments have increased 26 percent in the first half of 2014.

Treehouse Debuts Training on Apple's New Coding Language

Treehouse Learning has released 71 videos that will introduce students to Swift, Apple’s new coding language, and an Android app.

Report: 4 in 10 Wristworn Devices Will Be Smartwatches by 2016

Four out of 10 devices worn on the wrist will be smartwatches by 2016, according to a new report from market research firm Gartner. That prediction follows a swell in the smartwatches available to consumers as the number of companies offering the devices has increased from just two a year ago to seven with a device either currently on the market or about to ship.