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The 21st century has brought an exponentially rising technological development field. Consumerism has hit new highs when it comes to buying the latest phone, laptop and tablet models on the market. MP3 player sales have completely eclipsed those of CDs. Also, practically every profession nowadays requires the most updated computers and communication devices for the [...]
Drexel University introduced a 24-hour self-service MacBook rental kiosk in the W.W. Hagerty Library for students, faculty and staff Dec. 4. Anyone with a Drexel ID can check out one of the dozen 15-inch MacBooks to use inside the library and Bookmark Cafe. Library patrons are required to swipe their Drexel ID, enter their University [...]
Representatives from Drexel University’s Office of Information Resources and Technology reported that the release of the new version of DrexelOne, the University’s student and staff Web portal, is delayed. The Triangle previously reported in November 2012 that the updated version was not yet ready for launch due to “a vital component missing,” but IRT hoped [...]
The LeBow College of Business is hosting the Classroom ArchiTECH Competition, in which one undergraduate or graduate student and two full-time faculty members will collaborate to compete with other teams for up to $46,000 in prize money. The goal of the program is to reinvent two business courses using the extensive resources that will be [...]
The Drexel University Office of Information Resources and Technology announced that a new version of DrexelOne, the University’s student and staff Web portal, will be released in the near future. While the site will still be based on the same software, called the “Ellucian Luminis Platform,” it will be upgraded to a newer version. According [...]
Drexel University announced a collaboration Oct. 15 with Advanced AV to bring Vidtel’s high-definition video camera conferencing to campus. The technology system will be set up in the Creating Excellent Organizations LEADership lab and will allow students and student organizations to communicate across video chat platforms in high definition. The CEO lab, which is located [...]
Roberto Salome Yahoo Inc. was once one of Silicon Valley’s top companies on the cusp of cutting-edge technology. In recent years, though, its position has slipped as other companies have been able to deliver more high-quality services. In an effort to reinvent its image, Yahoo has hired Marissa Mayer, its sixth CEO since 2007. [...]
Drexel University launched Drexel Learn, a new e-learning platform that replaced both the Bb Vista (also known as WebCT) and Blackboard Classic platforms previously used by the University, June 25. Blackboard Learn powers the new Drexel Learn platform, as Blackboard had previously distributed incarnations of Drexel e-learning platforms. Learn combines features from WebCT, Blackboard Classic [...]
Sony Electronics has named Drexel’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design as one of the founding members of its new academic program, The Sony Digital Media Academy. The partnership is designed to provide Drexel with Sony’s cutting-edge technology to create a new sustainable architecture studio for students and educators. Architecture students typically use [...]
Few developers have found repeated success in a genre the way Rocketcat Games has with their “Hook” trilogy: Hook Champ, Super QuickHook and Hook Worlds. However, the real test for the company is proving they can do more than just grappling hooks. Now, Rocketcat has created Mage Gauntlet, an action-role-playing game that proves this point, [...]
Drexel University recently signed a collaboration partnership with the Shanghai Advanced Research Institute. The partnership will include a research initiative between a Drexel professor and SARI’s life science department, President John A. Fry announced Oct. 19 in a press release. Located in Shanghai, the Drexel-SARI Center will be a source for international research, internships and [...]
Since the days of the ever-helpful Clippy, Drexel students have been provided with the latest version of Microsoft Office software, on the house. However, Drexel’s Department of Information Resources and Technology recently announced that they would be pulling the plug on the program, know as the “Microsoft Campus Agreement for Students”, with students being legally [...]
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