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Online College Courses Get A Big Boost, But Doubts Persist

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Degree-granting institutions are responding to austere budgets by catapulting themselves into the world of online education. But some professors point to low online completion rates as evidence that these "massive open online courses" do a disservice to students.


Can Losing Weight In Your 'Second Life' Help In Your First?

Sunday, May 19, 2013

A new study from the University of Kansas Medical Center shows that the online game Second Life helped some people lose weight — and keep it off — in real life.


When Digital Dust Is Gathered, Constellation May Be Muddled

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Big Data is considered a tool for finding correlations amid vast amounts of information. But without the ability to unearth causation, Big Data can only reveal so much.


Austin Is Latest Test Bed For Google's High-Speed Experiment

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Google announced Tuesday that its Google Fiber project would be hitting Austin, Texas, next. The tech giant's blazing fast Internet service, with current rates at 1 Gpbs, is about 100 times faster than your typical cable broadband Internet service.



Want Free Wi-Fi In New York? Get Near A Pay Phone

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Some pay phones offer free Wi-Fi as part of New York City's experiment to breathe new life into its abandoned public phones. As the city plans to add more wireless-enabled kiosks, companies say advertising may pay for the Wi-Fi — and maybe even for free phone calls.