Software & Systems

U Texas Austin and IBM Shore Up Flood Prediction Technology

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 Releases Windows Azure Toolkit for Android

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).

HP Winding TouchPads Up, Down

[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

MIT Opens Center for Mobile Learning with App Inventor Research

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.

Seton Hall To Roll Out Lenovo Android Tablets

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.

 Kno Textbooks for iPad 1.6.1 adds support for zooming and rotating 3D objects.

Kno Adds Khan Academy Resources to E-Textbooks for iPad

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.

Califone Releases Mobile Device-Capable PA System

Califone has unveiled the PA419 PA system, which includes a dock for iPhone and iPod devices to stream or download digital audio files.

Solaris 11 Express on Oracle Exadata Database

The Oracle Solaris 11 Express operating system is now available on the x86-based Oracle Exadata Database Machines X2-2 and X2-8.

U Central Lancashire Eases Network Access for Mac Users

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.

Carnegie Mellon iPhone Bus App Brings Real-Time Data to Disabled Riders

A new free iPhone app from Carnegie Mellon University promises to let riders know when to expect their buses to arrive.