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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review

Review: Microsoft Surface Pro 3

I can summarize my impression of Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 tablet PC in a single word: "Finally!" But that wouldn't make for a very informative article. So let me explain in a bit more detail.

Arizona State Adds Safety Mobile App, Allows for Virtual Escort

The community at Arizona State University will be able to use a new mobile app that allows them to communicate with the campus police department.



Acer Debuts New Chromebox CXI Series

Acer has unveiled its latest line of devices running the Google Chrome operating system. The Acer Chromebox CXI series are compact devices that the company touts as "ideal for education."

Dassault Systèmes Unveils Solidworks Education Edition 2014-2015

Dassault Systèmes has released Solidworks Education Edition 2014-2015, which includes new tools and features designed to help students learn 3D design in the classroom.

East Tennessee State App Helps Students Hunt Down Parking Spots

Forget about wandering aimlessly through parking lots on campus wasting gas and time while looking for an open spot. There's an app for that — at least at East Tennessee State University, a school that takes its parking very seriously.

MIT Media Lab Debuts ScratchJr for Coding in K-2

Scratch has a new sibling. The MIT Media Lab-developed programming environment intended for children recently welcomed ScratchJr into the world of kids' coding tools.

D2L Intros Revamped Platform 'Brightspace' with Adaptive Learning

Desire2Learn is using the stage of its annual user conference, Fusion 2014, to shorten its moniker and announce a new branding for its set of education applications.

Report: Smartphone Surge Continues as PC Decline Slows

Worldwide device shipments, including mobile phones, PCs, tablets and unltramobiles, are on pace to increase 4.2 percent this year over last to reach 2.4 billion units, according to the latest forecast from market research firm Gartner.

Updated iTunes U Brings Course Tools to iPad

Apple's latest iTunes U release adds new tools for building and experiencing educational content on an iPad.

Snapshot: Integrated Infrastructure and Platforms Account for 653.8 Petabytes of Storage Capacity in Q1

Tech research firm IDC reported that worldwide integrated infrastructure and platforms accounted for a massive "653.8 petabytes of new storage capacity shipments" in the first quarter of 2014 alone. That represents 72.3 percent growth over the same period last year.

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