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The Battle Against BYOD: How to Mediate Students’ Relationship with Technology in the Classroom
Some professors struggle to keep students engaged in the classroom. Some professors even feel that technology is such a distraction to students that they ban technology in the classroom altogether. However, banning technology in the classroom may diminish students’ interest in a lecture, especially since today’s students expect to learn via technology. Instead of banning technology, professors should consider accepting technology in their classrooms, and include themselves in students’ relationship with technology. By encouraging a positive relationship with technology, professors will keep students engaged in the classroom and learn how to control technology usage in their classrooms.

5 Comprehensive Urban Transit Apps for 24/7 Travel Aid
Spending time in a new city on vacation can be frustrating, getting lost in a city on business even more so. With comprehensive transit apps you can take care of taxi fare, find transit and pay for parking all from your smart device. The convenience offered through transit apps allows you to focus on being where your going and less time trying to figure out how to get there.

Using 4K Video with Digital Signage
Step aside, High-definition TV -- there's a new, better-looking technology in town, "4K Video,” and digital signage is one of the first places it is being put to use.

How to Buy an Outdoor Flat Panel Display
Touch screens aside, other advances in technologies have made flat panels designed for outdoor use much more practical and affordable. Until recently, most vendors were still using CCFL (cold cathode fluorescent lamp) instead of LEDs (light-emitting diodes) as the backlights in their weatherproof LCD digital signs. Here are five tips to finding the right outdoor display.

5 Comprehensive Sensor Diagnostic Apps for Android and iOS
As mobile devices become more robust, designers are implementing more internal sensors, both digital and kinetic, to increase the functionality of apps and offer more options for OS developers to integrate into their products. Kinetic sensors like gyroscopes, accelerators, GPS and altitude are essential to apps that track the movement of your device. And, digital sensors like touch sensitivity, audio and mic levels, screen density and pixel counts, define how your device appears and functions.

14 Professional and Enterprise Grade Productivity and Utility Apps for the Office
Paper, paper everywhere and not a space to think. Consolidate your workplace with professional corporate apps that get rid of paper trails and streamline business as you know it. There are many different options for corporate apps. From Evernote products to business-wide software suites, which can be accessed with corresponding mobile apps, developers have made it easy for workplaces to access, share and manage content electronically. With corporate apps, developers have taken software consolidation to another level.

TechDecisions Guide to 20 Digital Signage Content Management Systems
There are a whole host of digital signage content management systems. Many are sold along with hardware, so are cloud-based software-only applications, still others are standalone local solutions. There is a DS CMS just write for you. This guide showcases the leading products in the field and explains what you should know before making your choice -- and your investment. Companies covers are AMX, BrightSign, Cisco, Dynasign, Fourwinds, LG EZsign, LG Electronics, NEC, NEC Vukunet, Planar, Rise Vision, Scala, Sony, Prodokol, Symon, Tightrope, Visix and X2O Media.

Digital Signage Expo 2014 Shows How Far Digital Signage’s Reach Has Grown
Video, intelligent facial/gender recognition and outdoor displays are just some of the products showcased and the 2014 Digital Signage Expo.

TechDecisions Guide to 28 Short-throw and Ultra-short-throw Projectors for Higher Ed
The flexibility of projectors is growing rapidly. Wherever your space, there is a projector to fit. Short-throw and ultra-short-throw projectors are perfect options for small or short spaces. They also solve some time-honored negative aspects of projection buy solving instances of shadow and glare. In addition, see the specs for 24 short-throw and ultra-short-throw projectors. Get the details on projectors from Asus, BenQ, Casio, Dell, Epson, Dukane, Infocus, Mitsubishi, NEC, Optima, Ricoh, Sharp, Sony, ViewSonic

TechDecisions Guide to 6 Game Changing, Affordable Multi-format Video Switchers
This guide shows a selection of affordable multi-format video switchers with universal input capability and flexibility needed to handle just about every conceivable format, and also produce outputs to meet almost any display or projection device’s requirements, has become available for well under $10,000. In fact Roland's V40HD lists for $4,495. Each will help you make showing any presentation format possible and at a very low cost compared to even last year.

2014 TechDecisions Guide to 28 Pico Projectors
2014 product guide to 28 pico projectors. Under 1,000 lumens, but these ultra portable projectors go where you need them and can project a surprisingly large image. Pico projectors are super useful for smaller-sized environments, impromptu meetings and for traveling. There are a multitude of products out there so your choice really depends on your application.

The Democratization of Video — Getting Your Video Data Organized
As video use grows, managing that content becomes ever more difficult. You need to prepare for the snowballing amount of data that needs to classified, stored and made searchable. Fortunately, there are video content management systems from companies such as SonicFountry, LimeLight Networks, Kaltura and BrightCove that well help you. Learn more about them here.

2014 TechDecisions Guide to Over 45 Mid-sized, Classroom Projectors
Mid-sized projectors are the workhorses of the presentation market. Their versatility makes them the go to devices for nearly every organization for meeting rooms and classrooms. This guide instructs you on how to chose the best model for your needs by providing a step-by-step decision-tree.

Belkin Unveils Express Dock for iPad
Adjustable dial on Express Dock allows charging and syncing without removing the case.

ASUS Debuts Transformer Book T300 with Detachable Tablet Display





If your college’s mobile device platform is failing, it’s time to rethink, rework and restructure your options to keep educators and students happy.