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December 30, 2010

Can Higher Ed Tech Support Benefit from a Tech Makeover?

Tech support in higher education might benefit from some technology-driven enhancements. Fewer college IT departments are currently using technology to automate help features compared with their counterparts in other sectors. And two-thirds of them are missing their targets for first call resolution.
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Skype’s New App Brings Video Chat To The iPhone, iPad And iPod Touch


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December 28, 2010

McAfee’s 2011 Cyber Attack Targets: URL Shorteners, iPhones, Geolocation Services


Intel acquired McAfee has just released its forecast for the top targets for cyber criminals in 2011, and a number of popular platforms have made the list. (more…)

$600,000 Superyacht Charter Comes with iPad Controls


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Apple to drop app downloads from site next month

When Mac App Store launches Jan. 6, company will stop serving Web downloads

Apple will pull all applications from its own Mac OS X download site on the same day that it launches the new Mac App Store early next month, according to reports. (more…)

2010’s biggest internet security stories

Aurora attacks on GoogleChina ISP takes internet for a rideMcAfee’s oopsieShowtime for CiscoGoogle sniffingAn iPad surpriseUnhealthy securitySpy dramaStuck with StuxnetReturn of WikiLeaks
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Researchers Create 1000-Core Computer Processor

A team of computer researchers have managed to squeeze an incredible 1000 separate cores into a new form of CPU, resulting in what they expect to be a 20-fold increase in current performance.
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December 21, 2010

MIT provides open access to study material


MIT OpenCourseWare
is a free publication of MIT course materials that reflects almost all the undergraduate and graduate subjects taught at MIT.

The course ware is a large scale web-based publication of virtually all the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) courses providing free and open access to students round the world, and hence is a winner of this year’s WISE Award. (more…)

As offences linked to social networking sites increase 7,000%, the terrifying truth about criminals targeting your home

CAUSE FOR CONCERN: Crimes associated with Facebook have increased as much as 7000% over the last 3 years

When Kai Leighton was born with a life-threatening heart defect, his mother and father did what many ­modern ­parents would do: they kept their concerned family and friends up to date with regular ­postings on Facebook. (more…)

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December 17, 2010

UO: Education Seminars & Events

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