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Sony’s camera contacts could lead to a privacy issue

By Shankari Sureshbabu, Columnist

August 9, 2016

Life is filled with so many wonderful, yet fleeting moments that it’s only natural to want to be able to capture them to remember forever. Unfortunately, carrying a camera or phone around to catch that perfect snapshot of a birthday surprise or an adorable proposal can be bulky, or even hinder yo...

Undergrad’s research suggests link between phone use and mental health

By Vivienne Henning

March 16, 2016

Tayana Panova, a University alumna, looked around her environment and her eyes were met with screens instead of faces. She perceived the use of cell phone technology across the campus to be ‘widespread, constant, and excessive.’“It seemed that people in all places and at all times – on the stree...

New teaching tools introduced at tech showcase

Isabelle Martini, a junior, gets help on her assignment from her English teacher Ed Sandt, center, during class, November 19, 2012, in Montvale, New Jersey. Pascack Hills High School has been issuing students laptop computers in their classrooms for the past nine years. (Tariq Zehawi/The Record/MCT)

By Vivienne Henning

January 21, 2016

Gone are the days where professors simply used a blackboard to write out definitions and equations to teach their students. Blackboards and more traditional classroom teaching methods are still in use, but new technological tools are now being implemented into the classroom.On Monday the Center for Inn...

Universities employ most lobbyists following tech and drug manufacturing

By Samantha Joes Toal

November 17, 2015

Higher education had the third-highest number of lobbyists among industries in 2014, according to a recent study from the Center for Responsive Politics. Higher education lobbyists came in third, following technology and drug manufacturing.SOUniversities and colleges all across the country have repres...

Share the Vision to highlight University's pipeline of innovation

Aerospace Engineering professor Soon-Jo Chung holds a quadcopter while speaking at Share the Vision 2013, an annual research and start-up showcase sponsored by the Office of Technology Management and EnterpriseWorks.

By Emily Scott

October 6, 2015

The University’s pipeline of innovation flows stronger each year. To highlight this research, the fourth-annual “Share the Vision” technology showcase will connect researchers and start-ups with potential investors, companies and venture capitalists.Hosted by the Office of Technology Managemen...

College of Education debuts IDEALL

By Vivienne Henning

October 4, 2015

About four years ago, as technology continued to evolve, the College of Education began to consider how the school could evolve with it. The college researched how technology can be used in the classroom as well as how students interact with and learn from technology. This curiosity led to the developme...

Jump Simulation Center to train future College of Medicine students with technology

By Mariah Schaefer

July 19, 2015

When the Carle-Illinois College of Medicine opens its doors to students in approximately three years, a new technological facility will help prepare medical professionals for a future in a technology-driven field. The creation of the Jump Simulation Center, which was announced in late June, was made p...

New app Trio lets users create videos and memes

New app Trio lets users create videos and memes

By Madeline Galassi

April 6, 2015

Videos and memes have become increasingly popular and can be seen almost everywhere on the web. A new app, Trio, allows users to create them on their own device by choosing different multimedia from across the web. Trio, which was launched on March 4 by the company Meograph, is the first of its kind ...

Pebble Smart Watch allows students hands-free communication

Pebble Smart Watch can connect to any device that supports iOS or Android systems via Bluetooth to notify its user of any incoming calls, messages, e-mails and more. Some University students — participants in engineering courses, a campus workshop and a Twitter campaign — have received free watches.

By Earn Saenmuk

May 6, 2014

Many engineering students have been spotted wearing the same watch on campus, and it’s not an accident. Pebble Smart Watch has a black-and-white e-paper display. It can connect to any device that supports iOS or Android systems via Bluetooth. The main purpose of the Pebble is for owners to get noti...