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7 years ago
Electronic giant Samsung has been ordered by a U.S jury to pay over $1 billion dollars in damages to rivals Apple for patent infringement. The decision brought a conclusion to a year long battle between the two tech heavyweights which began when Apple sued the South Korean company for copying design features. Apple made claims that Samsung stole features evident in the iPhone and iPad. Spell check, screen lock, and even the shape of icons are among the notable features which Appl...
7 years ago
Earlier this year, the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) released endowment market values for hundreds of higher education institutions in the United States. The ten institutions with the largest endowment includes four ivy league universities and three public institutions (two in the state of Texas alone). Here is the complete list of ...
7 years ago
I happened to come across an infographic designed by The George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs as part of their Face the Facts USA project, which analyzes an interesting fact relevant to the country each day for a hundred days. This infographic was fact number 18 and it details the long term benefits associated with having a college degree.
7 years ago
President Obama recently announced a program to defer the deportation of young illegal immigrants for two years. Undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S before they were 16 years old and are under the age of 30 at the time of their application are eligible for the program. If indeed granted the reprieve, they will be eligible to apply for work permits which in turn could land them the jobs they need to earn income.
7 years ago
I found this interesting infographic which details colleges' efforts to keep up with bandwidth demands from its students. About 76 percent of colleges are looking to boost their networks as more and more students continue to connect to the Internet via other devices besides laptops such as smartphones, tablets, and game consoles.
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7 years ago
Given my interest in music, I was immediately intrigued by this article I found on the Economist website which gives insight on the evolution of music through the past half decade. Findings from research conducted by Spanish researchers at the Artificial Intelligence Institute in Barcelona concluded that music over time has become louder as well as homogeneous. Such a conclusion was made after researchers analyzed data from the Million Song Dataset, a musical databank run partly by Columbia University, which contains mu...
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7 years ago
Hello Fellow EdLabbers. Keeping the Olympic theme alive, the inventory team has set up a little mini competition dubbed the “EdLab Vialogue Olympics 2012” in an effort to garner as many new users as possible as well as to increase participation on the site. I'll be giving a brief description of videos uploaded thus far by Francisco Mendoza, Oumar Soumahoro, Jeffrey Hado, and Carmel Addae. Francisco Mendoza Francisco's first video entitled "Cyber bullying, how has it aff...
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7 years ago
Ever thought your cellphone could be a source of unnecessary stress? Turns out it is. Findings from research conducted by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project states four reasons why your cell phone causes you stress. Dropped calls unsurprisingly comes in first on the list. Cell phone carrier AT&T is statistically noted to be worst offender of this with almost 3% of all calls being dropped every month. A dropped call can lead to even greater stress if it occurs during an important conversation s...
7 years ago
While browsing through Forbes' website, I stumbled upon an intriguing article which points out signs that one is a bad boss. Exactly 31 traits were listed, each with a brief, fairly humorous description alongside. The article is quick to note that no boss deliberately chooses to be a bad boss and it is something that is acquired unknowingly overtime. Since not everyone gets to become a boss in their lifetime, I decided to relate this article in a more general sense and associate it to ...
7 years ago
I was recently awarded a new 3rd generation iPad as part of a scholarship package. After a couple of days playing around with it, I am beginning to come to grasp with its full capabilities. However, I have been wondering whether to forgo buying a laptop, in an attempt to save money, and use my new iPad as a replacement. As a result, I decided to do an analysis of the pros and cons of an iPad and a laptop. For starters, the iPad is extremely lightweight thus making ...