Tame the email beast

The expectation with email is the idea that you will read each message more or less when it arrives and respond in a timely manner. This is fine for messages that actually require your response, but what about messages that ‘clutter’ your inbox?

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Video magic with Kaltura

Kaltura is a new video hosting service now available for the VCU community. You could think of Kaltura as VCU’s own self-hosted YouTube player.

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Who is Lynda?

The vast number of courses and learning modules available on lynda.com are now available for use by VCU faculty, staff and students free of charge.

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Google knows where you took that photo

We were quite surprised to start seeing the locations of where we took the photos as part of Google’s automatic organization. Which begs a greater question: Just what information is being captured when you take a picture?

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And now, your moment of creepy

At run time, we track facial expressions of both source and target video using a dense photometric consistency measure. What???

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Apple vs. the FBI

Liberty and security are constantly in tension in a free, democratic society. Apple and the FBI are involved in a legal dispute that tests that tension in the technology age.

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Windows 10 Introduction

“Why is there a flag on my Windows taskbar?” I have fielded that question more than once in the past few weeks. The “flag”, otherwise known as the Windows icon, has appeared on just about every Windows 7 and Windows 8 computer on earth recently because Microsoft wants it there. In case you haven’t heard, […]

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How does Google Maps know you’re stuck in traffic?

I recently returned from a family trip to Myrtle Beach. With two children under four, it is a one-way seven-hour pilgrimage. When we depart, there is usually a debate over whether we should use the GPS.

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The Race to Zero

On May 30, Google announced a new app offering unlimited cloud storage for all your photos – for free. This is the latest chapter in the on-going saga of major technology players (Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Google) offering more and more cloud storage and services for less and less cost.  Industry pundits have been watching this phenomenon […]

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Gearing up for Fall Semester!

I know it’s summer and many of our course directors are thinking about their fall classes.  I thought I’d share a quick one-minute screencast about how to change your course theme.  This gives you the opportunity to give a different look-and-feel to your BlackBoard site.  For those of you with multiple Bb sites, it’s also a […]

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