IT Trends :: Thursday, August 17, 2006

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Dell to Recall 4.1M Laptop Batteries

After negotiations with the Federal Consumer Protection Safety Commission, Dell is recalling battery packs "included in some models of Dell's Latitude, Inspiron, XTS, and precision mobile workstation notebooks. Dell planned to launch a Web site overnight that would describe the affected models."…

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College Already in a Bind When It Comes to Space

"It's like planning a party," says Georgia Gwinnett College's vice president for educational technology about the school's space limitations. "You don't want nobody to come, but you don't want too many people to come either." A good way to combat campus crowding is with technology. Being a brand new institution, GCC can take full advantage of technology right from the get-go. For instance, all lectures will be recorded so students can download them online…

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Intel Supports Multicore Education At 45 Universities

What do Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Michigan, the University of Washington, and higher education institutions in Brazil, China, Europe, India, Mexico, Russia, and Taiwan have in common? Beginning this fall, Intel will provide these schools with "expertise, funding, development tools, educational materials, and on-site training to incorporate multicore and multithreading concepts into computer science curricula."...

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CU Cuts Off Access to Students' E-mail

Ouch! Until recently, many nonprofit and commercial groups had been able to purchase and use email lists of students and other addresses from the University of Colorado. That is said, now, to have been stopped. A CU spokesman said transmission of the e-mail addresses was done "inadvertently" and was a "mistake" that violated the university's old and new policies…

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