This week, I attended Supercomputing 2019, a huge conference dedicated to high performance computing, and learned about the latest advances in research computing hardware and software. The timing was perfect because Swarthmore just purchased a large cluster computer that will … Continue reading High Performance Computer coming to Swarthmore in December 2019
Creating podcast assignments can be an alternative way for students to gain skills in writing, communication, collaboration, and creativity. The podcasting format allows students to gain effective communication skills while exploring the additional use of technology. Podcasts are often stand-alone … Continue reading Creating a Podcast Assignment
You’re probably familiar with the concept of augmented reality from smartphone games like Pokemon Go, Ingress, and Minecraft Earth. Recently, students taking Integrated Media for Theater created their own AR at the Media Center using a software called Unity (see … Continue reading Unity AR at the Media Center
We are pleased to be able to announce that by working with a 3rd party software vendor, Crayon, we are now able to offer SPSS, and all of the modules that come with a premium license for installation on any … Continue reading New SPSS License: more features, lower cost!
If you’re a Google Chrome user, you may have noticed this option if there happens to be foreign text on the page you are visiting. One of the nice and distinguishing features about Chrome is its ability to translate a web page for its user, with fairly good accuracy. This feature is soon coming to Mozilla Firefox, and is looking to be a pretty big deal. Developers at Mozilla have been working on page translation into their browser, but it differs from Chrome’s implementation in that the translations will be computed locally, with no need to rely on an internet … Continue reading Mozilla Firefox to get page translation feature
The October 14, 2020 edition of the New Yorker has a thought provoking piece by John Seabrook called “The Next Word.” Seabrook begins the article with Gmail’s Smart Compose feature, which suggests phrases while you are typing a sentence. If you … Continue reading AI, Gmail’s Smart Compose, and the end of writers?