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Report: VR and AR to Double Each Year Through 2021

This year the United States will lead spending in the category at $3.2 billion, followed by Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APeJ) at $3 billion and Western Europe at $2 billion.

Top 5 Phone Makers Improve as Overall Market Declines

Smartphone shipments declined slightly in the second quarter of 2017, down to 341.6 million, a decline of 1.3 percent compared to the same period last year and a 0.8 percent decline compared to this year's first quarter, according to a new report.

U Michigan Wins $7.75 Million to Develop Brain Mapping Tools

The project, "Multimodal Integrated Neural Technologies," won the funding as a NSF NeuroNex Technology Hub and will combine three different technologies developed in the last decade or so.



'Good Jobs' Still Exist; Most Require Post-High School Education

The share of good jobs held by those without a BA has shrunken from 60 percent in 1991 to 45 percent today.

North Carolina Central Joins State Campus Online Network

The institution, one of the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities, also launched a new online degree certificate for artists who want to teach.

Evidence of ROI for Alternative Credentials 'Weak'

While alternative pathways and credentials have gained momentum (and headlines) in recent years, evidence of their return to students is scant and quality assurance is "weak." So concluded a report that examined these options that exist outside of or alongside traditional undergraduate degree programs.

STEMconnector Adds Credly Badges to Day of Design Competition

The Day of Design will ask students in K-12 and higher education to tackle a series of challenges incorporating teamwork and design thinking to cultivate skills necessary for success in STEM fields and is supported by the National Science Foundation and the National Association of Manufacturers.

Microsoft Debuts Budget-Friendly Acer and HP Mixed Reality Headsets

Microsoft finally introduced two mixed reality (MR) branded headsets (in developer editions) this week in the Microsoft Store.

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.

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