the previous 30 days' information technology related blog posts @ the Univeristy of Minnesota

3D animation (Talha's presentation)

Atomic clock (Josephine's presentation)

Alice Corporation: Is Software that Implements an Abstract Idea Patentable?

Nathan Peske, MJLST Staff On March 31, 2014 the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case CLS Bank International v. Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. This case examines patents held by the Alice Corporation for software that implements an abstract...

Lies, Damn Lies, and Facts

David B. Tibbals, MJLST Staff Apparently Daniel Patrick Moynihan wasn't referring to the legal profession when he argued that "everyone is entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts." This past week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for...

"We are the Web" - Kevin Kelly; "The Web Means the End of Forgetting" - Jeffrey Rosen; "Post Secret"

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Ten Years Ago in ITSS: Portable ITV Unit Expanded Service on Campus

A decade ago we obtained the capability to create portable "quality of service" (QoS) Internet connections....

Read&Write Gold Tools, Part 3: Study Skills and Research

Read&Write Gold's study skills and research tools include an Online Fact Mapper, Study Skills Highlighters, and a Vocabulary List Builder....

Video games (Andrew's presentation)

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GPS (Justin's presentation)

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"What Computers Mean for Man and Society" - Herbert Simon; "Why I Am Not Going to Buy a Computer" - Wendell Berry; "No Country for Old Typewriters...."

U of M is Replacing M-Key with Duo

Recently some of you may have received an email from "Identity Management" about a new login key, called "Duo." If you use M-Key, please read this article....

U of M to Retire UThink Blogs

Please be aware of this important announcement regarding the UThink Blogs system....

Blogs and the paranormal (Neira's presentation)

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Cloning (Davika's presentation)

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iOS 7.1, Apple Devices, and Apple Programs

Wondering about the current status of iOS 7.1, Apple Devices, and Apple Programs here at UMD? Look no further....

Stephenson lands position at HealthPartners

Sarah Stephenson (MS-STEP '12) recently joined HealthPartners' Institute for Education and Research as a research requirement specialist. She is coordinating and managing recruitment and data collection, advising the Principal Investigator in protocol content and systems for implementation, and assisting Principal...

Why Antitrust Must Play A Role in Analyzing Drug Patent Settlements

Michael A. Carrier, Distinguished Professor, Rutgers School of Law, MJLST Guest Blogger Think back several years to, say, 2006 or 2008. The world of drug patent settlements, by which brand-name drug companies pay generics to delay entering the market, was...

Cyberbullying Laws in Minnesota: An Update and Counterpoint

Erin Fleury, MJLST Staff Bullying in schools is an age-old problem; the effects of which have been exacerbated by society's increasing use of technology, especially social media. Minnesota has minimal legislation when it comes to bullying and although it does...

Revisiting the Legality of Physician-Assisted Suicide

Alison Key, MJLST Staff Already this year, two states have expanded options for physician-assisted suicide (PAS) by striking all or part of statutes designed to criminalize the end of life treatment. In January, a state trial court in New Mexico...

Are you paying attention?

Anterooms Time so often hastens by, Time so often stops -- Still, it strains belief How an instant can dilate, Or long years be brief. -- Richard Wilbur "When we are at our best, we are paying attention." (Bill Hogue,...

ITSS Faculty Fellows Program to Continue Next Academic Year

The success of the Faculty Fellows Program this year has led us to renewing it....

"Telegraphy--the Victorian Internet" - T. Standage; "The Telephone in America" - C. Fischer; "Mobile Telephony..." - I. de Vries

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Margaux's presentation)

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Read&Write Gold Tools, Part 2: Writing and Self-Editing

Read&Write Gold's writing and self-editing tools include Speech Input, Spelling-Grammar Checker, Verb Checker, Sounds Like and Confusable Words, Word Prediction, and Text-to-Speech....

ITSS By The Numbers: Faculty Technology Team

The ITSS Faculty Technology Team provides support for faculty, enabling them to use technology to enhance teaching, learning, and research as well as encouraging them to model effective and ethical use of technology for their students....

Policy Update: Guidelines on Purchasing Software

Over the past year, more and more units have been choosing to purchase software to improve their operations. This is a good thing. However, the purchase process for software is more complex than many may know....

Ten Years Ago in ITSS: AV Services Updated

The switch to an AV classroom podium master key was reported as a smooth transition in April 2004....

About Technar

Technar the Bloginator is an irascible little robot who hangs around the CEHD Academic Technology Services offices. He's always muttering to himself and surfing the net looking for technology related blog posts.

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This page presents the previous 30 days of blog posts he's found on the UMN Blog system related to information technologies.

 
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