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Silicon Valley: Just Another College Tour?

Obviously, there are plenty of companies around Silicon Valley. Some are incredibly impressive and some can seem quite boring, but that is all in the eye of the beholder. During Spring Break in Silicon Valley, I was sometimes too focused on how tired I was and how irrelevant a company’s job offerings were to me…. Read the full article…



Why Data is the New Oil

Oil has traditionally been considered one of the most valuable physical assets for the last few centuries. But this important commodity may have a new replacement: Data. The arrival of the computer and subsequent evolution of internet has created a human reliance on technology. It has given birth to the importance of data. The top… Read the full article…


Spring Break in Silicon Valley: Where Brain Power Meets Passion

Spring Break in Silicon Valley (SBinSV) is a week-long immersion trip hosted by the iSchool every spring. This immersion trip is a three-credit course with an emphasis on innovation, entrepreneurship, and real-world exposure to different industries. After a competitive application process, 19 students – ranging from sophomores to graduate students, and with majors from information management… Read the full article…


DoodleBook: A New Tool for Digital Learning

  Over the past year, Dr. Jun Wang, research assistant professor at the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University; his research partner, Felice Frankel, a research scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); a team of students from across Syracuse University; and me, serving as a project research assistant, worked to create a new… Read the full article…



Goodbye, Google Glass

Recently, Google publicly announced that they were ceasing production of Google Glass. This product was widely announced by Google, with great fanfare and a splashy publicity event (including skydivers!), in June of 2012. Google never offered the product – a small head-worn device with a camera and display – on a widely available retail basis…. Read the full article…


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 to the product’s official site,”Google Genomics provides an API to store, process, explore, and share DNA sequence reads, reference-based alignments, and variant calls, using Google’s cloud infrastructure.” Despite only recently grabbing the… Read the full article…



What New iOS and Android Security Features Mean for You

Recently, Apple released their newest update to iOS, the mobile operating system that powers iPhones and iPads. At the same time they made one very important announcement – from now on, all iOS devices would be fully encrypted with a key based on the user’s passcode. This means that it is now technically impossible for Apple to unlock… Read the full article…