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Cornell to Launch Center for Data Science for Improved Decision Making with $1.5 Million Grant

A team of computer scientists at Cornell University is looking to ensure that data management systems are responsible and used for the public benefit.

Multi-Campus VR Session Tours Remote Cave Art

The University of Oklahoma and several other institutions recently held what they believe to be the first multi-state, multi-campus virtual reality class.

AI, Merging of Digital and Physical Worlds Among Top 10 Tech Trends for 2018

Nearly every app and service will incorporate some level of artificial intelligence in the next few years. Whether they're obviously intelligent or use intelligence behind the scenes, these tools "create a new intelligent intermediary layer between people and systems and have the potential to transform the nature of work and the structure of the workplace," according to a new trends forecast.

Udacity & Unity Collaborate on New ARKit Course

Barely a week after Apple unveiled its new augmented reality development framework, dubbed ARKit, for-profit online educational services provider Udacity has announced a new program for developers who want to learn how to use the framework to build AR apps for iPhone and iPad.



Brown U Prof Helps Scientists Visualize Research with VR

A computer visualization expert at Brown University is helping scientists understand their fields in new ways with a range of technologies from virtual reality to 360-degree theaters.

Growth of Software-Defined Storage Driven by Agility, Autonomous Management and Cost

Spending on software-defined storage will reach $16.2 billion in 2021, growing 13.5 percent each year, according to a new forecast.

CIO Roles in Flux

Nearly all, 95 percent, of chief information officers expect their positions to be changed or remixed owing to digitalization, according to a new report.

IT Spending to Top $3.65 Trillion in 2018

Communications services will lead IT spending, accounting for $1.387 trillion this year, a 0.9 percent increase over 2016, to $1.417 trillion in 2018 for growth of 2.2 percent.

New Online Bootcamp Comes to the States; Offers Free Access to 'Dreamers'

A new bootcamp is coming to America, this one by way of France. OpenClassrooms is an online program that offers certification tracks in development, product management and, soon, design.

Echo360 Updates App for Improved Accessibility, Offline Access

Echo360 has updated its mobile app to make it easier on batteries and data plans, to improve accessibility and to make it easier for students to listen to course content as they move around.

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