Sue Kowalski at the NYLA 2014 Annual Conference

iSchool Alumna Interview at NYLA: Sue Kowalski

This is the last of three interviews I conducted with iSchool alumni at the New York Library Association (NYLA) conference in Saratoga  Springs ...

Google Genomics: Taking DNA Research to the Cloud

Google Genomics: Taking DNA Research to the Cloud

Google is going to forever change how the scientific community conducts research on DNA with its latest cloud computing service, Google Genomics. According ...

CODE: Bringing the Tech Gender Gap to Light

CODE: Bringing the Tech Gender Gap to Light

This past weekend I stumbled upon the teaser for what I think might be my future favorite film. After being inspired in under four minutes ...

Got a Celebrity App for That?

Got a Celebrity App for That?

Some of the biggest names in the entertainment business have turned their talents to apps. InfoSpace takes a peek at a few ...

Rebecca Lubin at the NYLA 2014 Annual Conference

iSchool Alumna Interview at NYLA: Rebecca Lubin

While at the New York Library Association (NYLA) conference in Saratoga Springs on November 5-8, 2014, I interviewed three iSchool alumni on ...

Sue Kowalski at the NYLA 2014 Annual Conference

iSchool Alumna Interview at NYLA:

Posted by Anjali Parasnis-Samar on Dec 15, 20141
Google Genomics: Taking DNA Research to the Cloud

Google Genomics: Taking DNA Research

Posted by Tim Kowalsky on Dec 12, 20142
CODE: Bringing the Tech Gender Gap to Light

CODE: Bringing the Tech Gender

Posted by Megan Minier on Dec 11, 20143
Got a Celebrity App for That?

Got a Celebrity App for

Posted by Aimee Lockhardt on Dec 10, 20144
Rebecca Lubin at the NYLA 2014 Annual Conference

iSchool Alumna Interview at NYLA:

Posted by Anjali Parasnis-Samar on Dec 9, 20145
| December 2, 2014

Why Librarians and LIS Students Should Join Professional Organizations (Part I)

April Steenburgh at the NYLA 2014 Annual Conference

What’s the value for MLIS students of going to conferences, and how can participating in professional organizations benefit librarians throughout their careers? I had the opportunity to talk to three iSchool alumni about these topics while attending the New York Library Association (NYLA) conference in Saratoga Springs on November 5-8, 2014. This is the first → Read More

| December 1, 2014

Snapcash for Peer-to-Peer Payment: The Evolution of Snapchat

snapcash

Things you want to disappear: embarrassing pictures of yourself with four chins. Things you don’t want to disappear: your money. In the midst of the mobile payment craze, Venmo and Google Wallet have a new competitor. Last week, the popular mobile photo-messaging app Snapchat introduced “Snapcash.” The launch of this new feature allows users to send → Read More

| November 26, 2014

Professor’s First Pitch Turns Into Homerun for Syracuse Homeless

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week-Logo-Color

Marcene Sonneborn, an assistant professor of practice at the iSchool, probably wasn’t sure what to expect when she pitched her idea at a local civic hackathon called #HungerHack. However, her idea quickly resonated with the crowd, and now she’s taking the steps to turn a weekend project into a full-blown initiative. “My idea was a → Read More

| November 25, 2014

Spotify meets Uber: A Seamless Integration of Taxi and Tunes

uber spotify

Friday marked the official rollout of the recent collaboration between the popular commercial music service Spotify and the startup-turned-global car ride service Uber. There are few downsides to this smart and conveniently timed partnership as it bodes well for both businesses in light of recent negative headlines on both ends. You mean I can listen → Read More

| November 24, 2014

Data Roundup: How data is invading your Thanksgiving table and more

CERN's Large Hadron Collider

Data is everywhere, even on your Thanksgiving table. Yves de Montcheuil details in Infoworld all the different ways that data plays a role during Thanksgiving. From making crop growth more efficient, to finding the perfect recipe, to analyzing just how many calories you consumed, to how the football teams use data to win the game, even → Read More

| November 21, 2014

Hype Versus Reality: Lessons from Working with Big Data

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Big Data is everywhere. It’s a buzzphrase in academia, in industry, and at the frontiers of technological and business innovation. IT leaders such as IBM, Oracle and Cisco, as well as many startups, have invested in big data initiatives. In academia, there are new programs and courses on data science and related topics, including the → Read More

| November 20, 2014

Computer Engineer Barbie: From A Female IT Student’s View

Computer Engineer Barbie

Complete with an anatomically impossible figure, an impressive resumé to topple any industry professional, and a set standard of beauty, Barbie has properly established an impractical role for young girls to fill. Nonetheless, it can be almost safely assumed that most girls have had at least one Barbie doll in their life; a Barbie with → Read More

| November 19, 2014

Will China’s Quantum Network Really Be Hack-Proof?

Quantum Network

China has announced a 2,000-kilometer quantum communication network, on track to be complete in 2016. The system, which has been tested at very small scales, uses quantum bits or “qubits” to transmit data. The network will be incredibly fast, and theoretically “unhackable,” because any attempt to access the data or encryption key would actually alter → Read More

| November 18, 2014

Modular Phones: A Great Concept, But Will Consumers Buy Them?

The Internet of Things

It’s been just over a year since Dave Hakkens took an idea for a school project out of the classroom and found the support of a massive online community. He created Phonebloks, a customizable smartphone concept with modular components that can be added, interchanged, and upgraded to serve individual consumer needs. Phonebloks was born from → Read More

| November 17, 2014

Are Internet Satellites the Future of WiFi? Elon Musk and Greg Wyler Are Betting On It

Elon Musk with prototype of internet satellite

You may have heard of Project Loon. It’s Google’s attempt to bring Internet connection to the two-thirds of the world that remain unconnected, using high-altitude balloons. Then there’s Facebook and Internet.org’s Connectivity Lab initiative, which hopes to achieve the same result using aerial drones. Now Elon Musk has thrown his hat in the ring as well, partnering with → Read More