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Alumni’s ParXit app hits the streets

Alumni’s ParXit app hits the streets

By Alexander Vassiliadis

March 19, 2014

The average cruising time to find parking in the U.S. is 7.8 minutes, and about 30 percent of traffic is caused by people looking for parking. Alumni Yudhi Seotono and Shagun Pradhan recently released an application to help solve this problem.  ParXit, whose name is based off the phrase “park it,” is a crowdsourcing app that allows p...

UI professor designing technology to bridge music and computer gap

UI professor designing technology to bridge music and computer gap

By Saher Khan

November 6, 2013

Although music theory education has traditionally been confined to textbooks, University music professor Heinrich Taube is creating a technological, interactive tool to advance students’ studies outside of the classroom.  Harmonia, Taube’s computer program, was recently released as the first commercial app...