Institutions have been planning for a fall semester unlike any other. As schools craft strategies to navigate the new normal, EDUCAUSE Review looks at trends that have emerged.
With traditional campus visits on hold due to COVID-19, schools have had to find creative ways to recruit prospective students from afar. This article shares how institutions can lay the groundwork for strong connections digitally.
Amazon has debuted the Amazon One palm recognition payment system, which allows retail store customers to scan their hands to pay for items. The biometric technology, which links palm prints to individual credit cards, is being rolled out in two of Seattle's Amazon Go stores.
Target and Walmart have announced online sales events for the same week in October in which Amazon is holding its annual Prime Day. Target's Deal Days event will be Oct. 13 and 14, the same two days as Amazon's event, and Walmart will offer its Big Save deals Oct. 11 to 15.
To explore the tools, trends, and experiences in esports and education, Systems Contractor News, AV Technology, and Tech & Learning are co-hosting "Leveling Up," a one-day virtual event for integrators, consultants, technology managers, and education professionals on Friday, Dec. 4. Registration is open now.
By Matt Pruznick
When COVID-19 forced its student body to disperse, the University of Southern California was ready. Thanks in part to the foresight of director of learning environments Joe Way, the school had already been rolling out next-gen educational technology that made the transition to remote and hybrid education a breeze.
Yale is prepping for the holidays with the Smart Delivery Box, a secure container for delivery drop-offs that is integrated with the Yale Access and August Home apps. The company is also rolling out the Smart Cabinet Lock -- ideal for a home's medicine cabinets.
Tech writer James Trew compares Phonak's Paradise and Widex's Moment -- high-tech hearing devices -- on streaming, app interface and compatibility with other smart technology. He also addresses audio quality, acknowledging that both devices' performance in this area is subjective and shaped by individual needs.
Lenovo is now taking preorders for the ThinkPad X1 Fold, a 13-inch OLED PC that can be folded and used as a tablet, a notebook with a detachable keyboard, or a small laptop in which the bottom half turns into a touch screen keyboard. The company is also launching several new ThinkBooks, as well as the ThinkPad X1 Nano, which can wake itself from sleep mode if it detects movement.