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VR, AR, 3D Printing and Data Analytics Overtake Visual Tech Market in Education

The latest industry report from Technavio predicts the visual tech market in education will grow 33 percent through the forecast period 2017-2021, with VR, AR, 3D printing and visual data analytics as the top four product segments.

Researchers Develop Methods to Detect Hacking of 3D Printers

These are attractive targets because 3D-printed objects and parts are used in critical infrastructures around the world, such as healthcare, transportation, robotics, aviation and space, according to new research from the Rutgers University-New Brunswick and the Georgia Institute of Technology who have found three way to detect cyberattacks on 3D printers.

U West Florida to Build Cyberattack Simulator

The university is partnering with Metova CyberCENTS, which will provide its Cyber Operations Enhanced Network and Training Simulators portfolio of tools designed to simulate cyberattacks.

Developing Guided Pathways in the Community College

South Orange County Community College District IT leaders Bob Bramucci and Jim Gaston talk about the long history of decision support technology development at SOCCCD. They explain why guided pathways projects — that use technology tools like Sherpa, MAP, and Smart Schedule — are so important for community colleges now.

Stampede2 Supercomputer Launches at Texas Advanced Computing Center

The University of Texas at Austin now runs the most powerful supercomputer at any higher education institution in the country, and researchers nationwide can tap its processing power for small- and large-scale data analysis.



Who's Worth More: the Administrator or the Professor?

"How Much is Too Much? Controlling Administrative Costs through Effective Oversight" provides a set of baselines allowing public and private non-profit institutions to compare the ratio of their spending on administration relative to spending on instruction.

Report: Students Spending Less on Course Materials

This academic year, the average cost of college students' required course materials dropped to $579, down from $602 last year and $701 in 2007-2008, according to a new report from the National Association of College Stores.

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.

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.

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