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Tablets Continue to Decline, Though Top Makers Hold Steady

The tablet market continued to fall in the second quarter of 2017, reaching 37.9 million shipments, a 3.4 percent decline compared to the same period last year.

Microsoft Offering Students Flexible Leasing for Surface Devices, Deals on Windows 10 PCs

Surface machines, which double as tablets or laptops, are available to students at a 10 percent discount through a new 24-month payment plan.

Social VR Platform AltspaceVR Says Goodbye

With around 35,000 active monthly users, AltspaceVR is shutting down due to financial difficulty.

ClearScholar Integrates Salesforce to Make Campus Apps More Student-Centric

ClearScholar has partnered with Salesforce.org, the philanthropic arm of Salesforce, to help drive mobile connectedness on campus and boost self-advocacy for students.

Jobs Report: 97 Percent of Flatiron School Graduates Land Jobs

While two major coding bootcamps shut down recently, another released its latest jobs report — boasting a 99 graduation rate and 97 percent hire rate for job-seeking students.

MIT Researchers Aim to Bring Neural Networks to Smartphones

Last year, a team led by Vivienne Sze, an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT, developed an energy-efficient chip designed for neural networks that might allow them to run on smartphones.



Vanderbilt U Team Develops Energy Harvester for Wearable Devices

Researchers at Vanderbilt University have developed a machine that could be placed in your clothes to harvest energy from the movement of your body and charge electronic devices.

Blackboard Intros Mobile App for Instructors

Blackboard today unveiled Blackboard Instructor, a mobile app designed to help faculty manage their courses, engage students and complete course-related activities inside and outside the classroom.

The 'Experience Lab': Rethinking Traditional Laboratory Spaces

Penn State University Director of Education Technology Kyle Bowen tells CT how older computer labs can be transformed into new spaces that support engaging, targeted learning experiences — often minus the computers.

Major Coding Bootcamps Going Out of Business

Two major coding bootcamp operators, Dev Bootcamp and The Iron Yard, are shutting down, citing the lack of a viable business model for a nascent market.

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