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February 24, 2011

What Is Thunderbolt And Will It Change Your Life?

Though you’re probably hearing about it for the first time now, Intel’s been working on a new interconnection technology for the last few years. “Light Peak”, as it was called up until it was rebranded “Thunderbolt” today, promises a new world of screaming-fast data transfers. (more…)

Feast Your Eyes On Lion Server


Use to record radio music & shows to cloud

Michael Robertson, who years ago founded MP3. com startup, has rolled out a new service called Dar. fm, which allows users to record radio music and shows to the cloud.

With Dar. fm, users can record music as well as talk shows from numerous radio stations online and can then play back the recorded music or shows in any sequence. They can also pause, skip and rewind songs. (more…)

February 22, 2011

Boom: A Mac app to pump up the volume by 400 percent

Ever feel that your Mac speakers aren’t loud enough? We may have an app to solve your audio frustration.

Boom, a volume booster app, will crank the audio output on your Mac up to 400%. (more…)

February 21, 2011

Free EDUCAUSE webinar: The Future of Fair Use

February 25: The Future of Fair Use
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET (12:00 p.m. CT, 11:00 a.m. MT, 10:00 a.m. PT).
Topic: During this free hour-long web seminar, “The Future of Fair Useb we’ll discuss ethics and strategies for overcoming institutional roadblocks to publishing and teaching with copyrighted media, including the myths and realities of fair use, best practices, DMCA exemptions, and the practicalities of working with copyrighted media across a full spectrum of scholarly and pedagogical activities. (more…)

IT Community Meeting – March 2nd

Information Services is pleased to announce the next IT Community meeting to be held Wednesday, March 2nd from 2-3:30 pm in 282 Lillis. Scott Coltrane, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, will be our guest speaker for the meeting.

12 new file formats in the Google Docs Viewer (Incl. Excel, Photoshop)

The Google Docs Viewer is used by millions of people every day to quickly view PDFs, Microsoft Word documents and PowerPoint presentations online. Not only is viewing files in your browser far more secure than downloading and opening them locally, but it also saves time and doesn’t clutter up your hard-drive with unwanted files.

Today we’re excited to launch support for 12 new file types: (more…)

February 18, 2011

Student Research: Can Googling Replace $168 Intro to Psych Textbook?

Students are taking the battle against high-priced textbooks into their own hands. This week, 11 University of Cincinnati seniors in the psychology program presented at an Educause event a comparison of the content of traditional college texts, one of which costs $168, to content they found for free on the Web. (more…)

February 16, 2011

Open University seeking mentors for return to work programme

Current workers provide support to women who want to get back into the technology sector

The Open University is calling for people working in the IT sector to volunteer their time to provide mentoring to women on its returners to work course. (more…)

Best of Both Worlds

Our very own web-designer Nikki DelRosso was acknowledged by the Office of Admissions.

Nicole DelRosso
Major: Computer and Information Science
Expected Graduation Date: June 2012

Nikki DelRosso has been designing web pages since she was twelve years old. Now, as a current student at the UO, she works part-time in web design and development for the university while pursuing her degree in computer and information science.

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