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Google Renames Apps for Edu, Adds 'Machine Intelligence'

Google has changed the name of its popular service Google Apps for Education to G Suite for Education. With this change comes several new features that have been added to some of the apps included in G Suite. These features use “machine intelligence” to facilitate and add more functionalities to Google Apps.

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Oculus Working on Standalone, Wireless VR Headset

Facebook’s Oculus division is working on a standalone version of the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset, with no wires and no connection to a PC, according to comments made Thursday by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Laptops, Desktops Most Common Form of Instructional Tech in the Classroom

Traditional laptops and desktops are both used in 82 percent of learning environments — making them the most common form of instructional tech in the classroom, according to Campus Technology's first-ever Teaching with Technology survey.

More Millennials Using Smartphones for Shopping, Video

Video calling, shopping and video streaming see the highest smartphone usage growth among millennial users, while all adult smartphone users have nearly tripled the amount of video data they consume each month.

Modo Labs Debuts Student App Competition

Modo Labs is launching The Great Mobile Appathon, a mobile app development competition for students at select universities.

Canvas Adds Mobile Annotation Tool

Instructure has updated its Canvas learning management system to include an annotation feature in the mobile app.



Faculty on the Fence About Providing Computing Devices to Students

According to our Teaching with Technology survey, 55 percent of faculty support the idea of their institutions providing computing devices to all students, while 67 percent like the "bring your own device" approach.

Google Translate Update Reduces Errors Up to 85 Percent

The language conversion tool now utilizes the new Google Neural Machine Translation system, which provides more accurate and speedy translations. Google Translate has launched the system for Chinese to English conversations and plans to roll out the system for other languages in the coming months.

Photomath App Update Solves Handwritten Math Problems

Photomath, a free app for iOS and Android devices, enables students to take photos of their handwritten math equations and receive step-by-step instructions for solving the problem.

More Than Half of Americans Unfamiliar with Augmented Reality

Despite the success of the AR mobile game Pokémon Go, more than half of Americans are unfamiliar with augmented reality, according to a survey from ReportLinker Insight.

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