Neural networks are created by researchers to learn and process information by themselves. Unlike traditional algorithms, they are not programmed to find create one specific output for a given input.
3/1/2017 1:49pm

Can neural networks actually simulate human minds?

From "Iron Man’s" Just a Rather Very Intelligent System (J.A.R.V.I.S). to "Portal's" GLaDOS to "2001: A Space Odyssey's" HAL 9000, the idea of having a fully sentient digital assistant is one that people hope to see jump from science fiction into reality sooner rather than later. Google, Apple and Windows have all begun this process with their own digital assistants, which allow users to control their phones or computers with voice commands.

Rutgers is currently working to implement virtual reality technology into its curriculums, online courses and museum exhibits. The technology is being engineered specifically for the University.
2/13/2017 8:40pm

Tech Tuesday: Integrating augmented reality into university life

For years, people have been studying augmented and virtual reality. Now, Rutgers’ faculty is working towards integrating augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) into a learning environment so that the technology can help individuals study other subjects. The Rutgers Cyberlearning Innovation and Research Center (CIRC) aims to assimilate contemporary technology into the learning environment at the university.

Senior Instructional Designer, Jeniffer Obando, said the goal of Sakai pop-up workshops is to guide professors through different components of the website and give them the opportunity to ask questions. The site was updated to Sakai 11 last semester, which came with a number of new features and changes.
1/23/2017 11:51pm

Rutgers hosts pop-up workshops to help instructors use Sakai

Most students are familiar with Sakai, Rutgers’ primary learning management system, which is used throughout the three main campuses. Last semester, the Office of Instructional and Research Technology (OIRT) rolled out Sakai 11, the newest version of the web service.

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Photo Illustration | Nearly half of all sales on the nation’s largest shopping day occurred online, with 6 million more shopping in 2016 than 2015.
11/29/2016 12:20am

Tech Tuesday: Online Shopping

This year, Black Friday saw an estimated 154 million shoppers nationwide, according to the  National Broadcasting Company. This number shows an increase from previous years. These shoppers spent an average of $289, with about 44 percent buying their products online.

Kitchen technology has been progressing over the last several decades, to the point where highly advanced tools can help people cook their turkeys on Thanksgiving on Thursday.
11/22/2016 10:32am

Tech Tuesday: How do your kitchen appliances work?

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and with it a slew of food preparation. The holiday has both consumers and producers working to feed many people. An estimated 243 million turkeys will be raised in 2016, along with an estimated 859 million pounds of cranberries produced.

Photo Illustration | Cable and satellite television providers are beginning to lose market share as streaming services improve in quality while decreasing in price. Some 21 percent of all Americans are expected to cut the cord this year.
11/22/2016 10:33am

Tech Tuesday: How do TV services work?

As video streaming services gain more popularity, people are switching away from traditional cable TV subscriptions, with more than 20 percent of American households “cutting the cord” last year.

The Distributed Denial of Service attack against Dyn Inc. disrupted internet access to various parts of the United States. While it began on the East Coast, it impacted a much larger area of the world later in the day.
11/22/2016 10:33am

TECH: What exactly happened with the Internet blackout last week?

Internet users were unable to access some of the world’s busiest websites, including Twitter, reddit, Github, Spotify, the New York Times, several Amazon Web Services clients and many others last Friday after a massive Distributed Denial of Service attack that interrupted service to Dyn Inc., a managed DNS service provider.

Oil companies, like the one trying to build a pipeline in North Dakota, use a variety of technologies to discover oil, including mechanical sniffers to detect certain hydrocarbons.
10/17/2016 11:27pm

TECH TUESDAY: How do we get our oil?

Protests against a new oil pipeline in North Dakota have garnered much attention in recent days, with hundreds of people making their way to the junction of the Cannonball and Missouri Rivers.

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