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Breaking Stories in Higher Ed


  • Education Investments in Wireless Continue To Grow

    Academic institutions in the United States are spending more than $5 billion annually on wireless hardware, software, and services. And, according to new research, that figure will climb to $6.8 billion by 2014.

  • Researchers Break DC Voting System and Leave School Fight Song Behind

    An experiment in digital voting by Washington, DC not only gave the developers behind the project a taste of the challenges they face in creating a secure voting application, but it gave researchers at the University of Michigan a chance to broadcast their school's fight song every time somebody cast a vote.

  • IBM Launches Sim Game To Tackle City Challenges

    As part of its marketing push for "smarter cities," IBM has launched a new simulation game to help players understand the challenges faced by cities. CityOne gives participants the opportunity to tackle crisis scenarios by exploring 100 real-world scenarios to transform cities through technologies that reduce traffic congestion, save water, streamline supply chains, and tap alternative energy sources.

  • New Aruba OS Addresses High-Density WiFi

    Aruba Networks has released a new operating system for its 802.11n wireless controllers and access points. ArubaOS 6.0 is designed to improve over-the-air reliability and security for campus customers that need to manage high-density wireless usage environments. The company has also developed user guides for deploying WiFi in high-density settings and managing Apple iPads.

  • ReelSurfer Takes Video Search to the Cloud

    A company that specializes in technology for doing video search has taken its product to the cloud. ReelSurfer has begun showing its Cloud Video Search Platform, which consists of multiple tools that enable users to search for targeted dialog segments within a larger video and to create clips for easy distribution online.

  • Microsoft Moves WebMatrix to Beta 2

    WebMatrix Beta 2 is integrated with NuPack, a new open source package manager Microsoft announced Wednesday. The company also released the ASP.NET MVC 3 Beta, which supports the Razor view-engine.