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Basic Wearables Soar While Smart Wearables Stall in Second Quarter

Shipments of wearable devices reached 22.5 million in the second quarter of 2016, according to the International Data Corporation’s recent Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker report.

Cornell STEM Program is for the Birds

Sometimes STEM is for the birds. That was the message for middle schoolers during a set of free workshops run this summer by Cornell University.

Samsung Recalls Millions of Galaxy Note 7s Over Fire Issue

Samsung is recalling millions of its new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones globally after reports that the devices can catch fire while charging. The South Korean company is also halting sales of the new device around the world.

Destination Imagination Challenge Program Gets Underway

The school year-long competition is intended to supply students from kindergarten to university level with skills to survive in the 21st century economy and workforce.



Social Media a Top Cybersecurity Challenge in the Workplace

Safe social media use is the No. 1 cybersecurity challenge for employees, according to the latest report from Wombat Security Technologies on security awareness issues in enterprise organizations.

Global E-Learning Market in Steep Decline, Report Says

The worldwide self-paced e-learning market is declining at a precipitous rate, according to a recent report released by Ambient Insight Research, a Washington-based market research firm.

Non-Profit Pilots Delivery of Offline OER for Prisoner Education

Non-Profit Pilots Delivery of Offline OER for Prisoner Education

A non-profit organization with technology that brings digital content to "offline" populations around the world for the purposes of education will be paying more attention to a U.S. population that's also unable to access the Internet: those in prisons and jails.

San Francisco Accelerator Boosts 5 Education Startups

Four California institutional partners are involved in the venture: the California State University Chancellor's Office, San Francisco State University, Brandman University and the Foothill-De Anza Community College District.

Eduwizards Launches Live Tutoring App

Eduwizards.com has launched a new app designed to put students in touch with tutors in seconds at any time of day or receive answers to questions within minutes.

Free Collaboration System Gets Simplified Interface, New Communications Tools

Chalkup has been redesigned with a simplified interface and enhancements for students and faculty. Chalkup provides chat, messaging, discussion boards and other social tools as an alternative to more structured learning management and collaboration systems.

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