Back to School

Gear, gadgets, and must-have info for tech-savvy students and the technologists who serve them

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TaoTronics LED Desk Lamp

63% off TaoTronics LED Desk Lamp, (Dimmable, Touch Control, 5 Color Modes, USB Charging Port) - Deal Alert

This desk lamp is more than just a light. The USB port tucked away behind the touch panel comes handy for when your smartphone or tablet needs a quick charge.

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22% off JBL Flip 3 Splash Proof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Deal Alert

All-purpose, all-weather companion JBL Flip 3 is the next generation wireless speaker in the award-winning Flip series.

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Up to 22% off Various Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Models - Deal Alert

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is the tablet that can replace your laptop. Use the included Surface Pen to mark-up presentations, sign documents, take notes and much more.

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71% off Venstar Bicycle Waterproof Sport Bluetooth Speaker with Remote Control - Deal Alert

Completely designed for bicycling and outdoor sports. Enjoy music when you are riding on road or climbing a mountain.

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24% off Bose SoundSport in-ear headphones - Apple devices, Power Red - Deal Alert

Bose Sound Sport in-ear headphones deliver deep, clear sound for the music you love, with a durable design that stands up to the rigors of your day.

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Best Deals of the Week, August 15-19 - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of August 15th. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted!

11 awesome back-to-school gadgets for students

Whether you’re just starting high school or about to graduate college, our list of essential gear for students will ensure that you have a productive—and fun—school year.

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12% off Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Graphics Calculator - Deal Alert

Building on the hugely popular TI-83 Plus, the best-selling calculator of all time, the TI-84 Plus adds more speed, more memory, an enhanced high-contrast display, and more Apps.

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iPad Pro or MacBook? The best Apple gear for college

Heading to college? Take the right tech. We'll tell you what Macs and iPads to buy today—and what to pass on until it's updated.

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Best laptop bags for back-to-school, from the first day of class to finals week

Going back to school? Here are some of the best laptop backpacks for every situation, whether you're studying abroad or interviewing for an internship.

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Best Deals of the Week, August 8-12 - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of August 18th. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted!

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24% off Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571-C1DZ (15.6-Inch Full HD IPS, 4GB RAM, 16GB SSD) - Deal Alert

The Acer Chromebook 15 has 15.6-inch HD display and features the Intel processor based on Broadwell micro-architecture and it uses the dual-band 802.11ac wireless technology. It all adds up to the right mix of features to make you...

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Best Deals of the Week - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted.

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CIO Quick Takes: Tech leaders prep for new college year

As students return to campus, college and university CIOs share how they prepared for the new academic year.

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Protecting college students from data security threats

At the Campus Technology 2015 event in Boston recently, we caught up with Lysa Myers from ESET to discuss some security trends and tips for college IT officials on how they can secure their networks and student devices from data...

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College budgets and forecasting moves to the cloud

At the Campus Technology 2015 event in Boston, we chatted with Steve Lisa from Tufts University and Tony Ard from Axiom EPM about the benefits of moving to the cloud for college budgets and forecasting.

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Campus wireless heads to the dorm room

Colleges and universities are bringing their Wi-Fi deployments from the classroom and common areas to the residence halls. Network World spoke with Rich Nedwich from Meru Networks about this trend at the recent Campus Technology 2015...

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How the University of Wisconsin is closing the data science skills gap

When the University of Wisconsin asked businesses what they were looking for in employees, nearly all of them said, ‘data scientists.’ The university responded with an online data science master degree program to help bring more...

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