UBIT is offering a demo of a Makerbot 3D printer in the
Lockwood 2nd Floor Cybrary for the remainder of the Spring 2017
semester. UB students are invited to submit ideas for what to print
next—if we print an object you submitted, you get to keep
In Spring 2016, students at Georgia Tech didn’t realize
that the teaching assistant answering their email inquiries was
powered by artificial intelligence. What could this mean for
research universities like UB and beyond?
A little more than a week after the annual Consumer Electronics
Show (CES) ended in Las Vegas, UBIT held its own exhibition of the
latest developments in technology here at UB. While we previewed
recent developments like wireless screen casting and laser light
projection, we weren’t just showing off—events like
these are crucial for us to solicit feedback from IT staff about
new and ongoing projects.
Keeping technology current is a constant battle. Even if
well-worn devices keep running, they often outlive their
manufacturer support. This is currently the case for many of the
wired network switches responsible for ensuring that network
traffic is received by, and sent to, the correct places and devices
on UB’s campuses.
Just in time for the Spring 2017 semester, 12 new iMacs are now
available in the Lockwood 2nd Floor Cybrary. It’s a sign of
how UBIT is starting to think different when it comes to the needs
of UB students.
T-Mobile subscribers can expect a jump in their coverage in
several locations on North Campus, thanks to T-Mobile subscribe to
the Verizon Wireless Distributed Antenna System (DAS). Those in
Ellicott, Student Union, Knox Hall and Governors may have noticed
better T-Mobile service in these buildings.
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