As weather becomes more extreme and flooding more common, the ability to predict the likelihood of flooding beforehand in a given geographic area would be a real boon to safety and preparedness. A team of researchers at the University of Texas at Austin and IBM is working to develop technology that could tackle just such a problem right now.
Microsoft has released its new Windows Azure Toolkit for Android along with updates to the Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone (now version 1.3.0) and Windows Azure Toolkit for iOS (now version 1.2.1).
[Updated Sept. 6, 2011] HP has decided to manufacture one more run of its webOS-based TouchPads, despite a previous announcement that it has halted production. HP may also be planning to spin off its webOS business, according to information reported this weekend by PreCentral.net.
Google Education provided an undisclosed amount of seed funding for the opening of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Mobile Learning, according to the Cambridge school.
This fall Seton Hall University in New Jersey will become the first university to roll out the brand new Android-based Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet to faculty and students.
E-textbook developer Kno has released Textbooks 1.6.1 for iPad, bringing new multimedia resources to the textbook reader, including videos from Khan Academy, and adding new support for interactive 3D objects.
The Oracle Solaris 11 Express operating system is now available on the x86-based Oracle Exadata Database Machines X2-2 and X2-8.
Califone has unveiled the PA419 PA system, which includes a dock for iPhone and iPod devices to stream or download digital audio files.
The University of Central Lancashire in the United Kingdom is using GroupLogic's ExtremeZ-IP to eliminate file access and integrity issues for Mac users trying to save, edit, and access files on the university's Windows-based network.
A new free iPhone app from Carnegie Mellon University promises to let riders know when to expect their buses to arrive.