Hype Versus Reality: Lessons from Working with Big Data

Hype Versus Reality: Lessons from Working with Big Data

Big Data is everywhere. It’s a buzzphrase in academia, in industry, and at the frontiers of technological and business innovation. IT leaders ...

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

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

Complete with an anatomically impossible figure, an impressive resumé to topple any industry professional, and a set standard of beauty, Barbie has ...

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

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 ...

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

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

It’s been just over a year since Dave Hakkens took an idea for a school project out of the classroom and found ...

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

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

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, ...

Hype Versus Reality: Lessons from Working with Big Data

Hype Versus Reality: Lessons from

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

Computer Engineer Barbie: From A

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Will China's Quantum Network Really

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

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

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| November 6, 2014

Student Entrepreneurs Create a Sustainable Alternative to the Park Bench

Park Bar sustainable bench on the Quad at Syracuse University

Syracuse University students Ryan Pierson’16 and Sally Zheng ’16 are changing the face of the “classic picnic table” and outdoor seating with their innovative product Park Bar. “We designed it to be a creative and collaborative space where people can work, eat or socialize,” says Pierson of Park Bar. “We felt that most public seating only → Read More

| November 5, 2014

7 Questions With an LIS Professor: Renee F. Hill

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(Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of posts profiling the iSchool’s Library and Information Science faculty.) Renee Hill has a passion for her work that is clear in her every emphatic gesture. She is vehement about equal access and is willing to the advocate both for her students and for their future → Read More

| November 4, 2014

An Ongoing Enterprise: Amazon’s Kindle Voyage eReader

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The business of eReaders continues to develop as Amazon’s Kindle Voyage hit the shelves recently. While sites like TechRadar note the declining trend of eReaders, they also note that this particular product might keep the business afloat. Why is the Kindle Voyage So Different? While this particular product might seem like every other eReader product, Amazon → Read More

| November 3, 2014

Facebook Rooms: A Revival of Chat Rooms?

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Let’s take a trip down memory lane and remember AOL chat rooms. I was probably only in middle school when this anonymous form of communication was at it’s peak; but somehow I was still a part of this online social space. This prime example of Web 1.0 was used to connect people with similar interests, and overall → Read More

| October 31, 2014

BeIT: iSchool Students Being Enriched, Enhanced, Engaged

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I am very involved around the SU campus. I serve as a u100 Ambassador, a project leader for Enactus, an Information Space blogger, and as the communications director of BeIT. I’d’ like to tell you more about BeIT here. BeIT was founded in 2011 and is a non-profit organization based out of the iSchool. BeIT’s mission → Read More

| October 31, 2014

Hoverboard: Has Tech Brought Us Back To The Future?

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Would  you pay $100 to ride a real hoverboard? Would you pay $10,000 to own one? Hendo asked those questions on Kickstarter, and the answer was yes – to the tune of raising more than $406,000 (so far) in a matter of days – way over the $250,000 funding goal. Hendo is a new company that has delivered → Read More

| October 30, 2014

Virtual Conferences: Free Professional Development

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Conferences have always been a source for professional development and networking with other professionals in the field. For the busy professional or student, national conferences can be expensive as well as difficult to take time off for or get to, depending on where you live. That is one of the benefits of attending a virtual → Read More

| October 29, 2014

Ebola: A Social Media Epidemic

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Ebola is a term we’re all familiar with. Whether you pick up a newspaper or turn on the television, there’s a fairly good chance you’re going to witness some sort of discussion about the disease. If you have an active online presence, however, all you have to do is open your Twitter app or log onto → Read More

| October 29, 2014

Hack Hunger and Homelessness in Syracuse: November 8-9

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In the midst of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, we often overlook those less fortunate than us — we forget about the 3.5 million homeless Americans for whom the more pressing question of the day is if they’ll find something to eat, not how much. To address this pertinent issues, Centerstate CEO and the Syracuse Technology → Read More

| October 28, 2014

iSGO: The Pulse of Graduate Life at the iSchool

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For most graduate students at the iSchool, a typical day consists of attending classes, working (and procrastinating) on assignments, bumping into friends in the hallways, and prepping for the odd exam. Once in a while though, grad students need opportunities to socialize, have fun and perhaps even learn something new. The iSchool Graduate Student Organization (iSGO) → Read More