Teachers Turning to Tech to Help Students

In a change that reflects the increasing use of technology in classrooms, more teachers are letting students use tablets and smartphones to study for exams. Some even let them take exams online. Des Moines Register reporter Mary Stegmeir examines the pros and cons of this evolving approach to education.

Live Video Streams of Tourney Set Record


Live video streams of the NCAA basketball tournament set records during the first week of play, Multichannel News reported. Through the action Sunday, the games generated 36.6 million live video streams across online and mobile (tablets and smartphones), double the 18.3 million for the entire tournament last year.

Suddenlink customers can register for online viewing by starting here.

They can also download the NCAA March Madness Live iOS (Apple) app or Android app for mobile viewing.

Microsoft Unveils iPad Competitor

Come fall, Microsoft will take on Apple’s industry-leading iPad with a family of mobile-friendly tablet computers built on Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system. USA Today has the product details, and tech experts weigh in with their first impressions here, here and here.