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EARLY TERMINATION FEE OF $15/MO. FOR EACH MONTH REMAINING ON AGMT., $19.95 ACTIVATION FEE, EQUIP NON-RETURN & ADD’L FEES APPLY. New approved residential customers only.

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$100 REWARD CARD FOR AT&T TV: Subj. to change and may be discontinued at any time. Must purchase through Red Ventures. Requires purchase of qualifying TV package (min. $49.99/mo. for 12 mos.after discounts. Prices higher in 2nd year) through card fulfillment. Excludes AT&T TV NOW. For new residential customers in the U.S. (excludes Puerto Rico and U.S.V.I.). Residents of select multi-dwelling units are not eligible for this offer. Reward Card: Will be sent email or letter with redemption requirements. Redemption req’d. w/in 75 days from reward notification mail or email date. Reward Card delivered within 3-4 weeks after redemption to customers who maintain

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The Best Laptops for 2020

How to Choose the Right Laptop

A laptop won’t revolutionize the minutiae of your life the way a smartphone can. You can’t easily whip one out to kill time in the elevator, capture a breathtaking sunset, or pay for a cup of coffee. 

But in the years since smartphones took on all these jobs, laptops have honed their own talents. Amazing battery life and breathtaking screens are now common, if you look in the right place for them. The graphics muscle to play games at full HD is affordable. And those basic old-guard features that you won’t find on any mobile device, such as touchpads and full-size keyboards, tend to get better with almost every generation.

With great features, though, has come great fragmentation. Amazon, Newegg, and even your local electronics megamart have a dizzying array of cheap laptops, gaming laptops, 2-in-1 laptops, Chromebooks, and ultraportables. Here at PC Labs,

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Best Satellite Internet Providers 2020

Satellite internet myths and facts

#1: Satellite internet is too slow

Satellite internet used to be extremely slow, with download speeds of approximately 750 Kbps. But advancements in technology and new satellites have increased speeds to anywhere from 12 to 100 Mbps, which rivals DSL and cable internet.

#2: It takes a long time to receive a signal

Well, only during internet activities that are affected by latency. Latency is the time it takes for data to be sent and received. In the case of satellite internet, it’s the time it takes for information to go from your device to your satellite dish, to your provider’s orbiting satellite, to a separate satellite dish at your ISP, and back again.

As you can see, that’s a lot of steps. And latency has long been a strike against satellite internet.

Latency is higher with satellite internet than it is for cable, DSL,

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Software Developer – Career Rankings, Salary, Reviews and Advice

Software developers invent the technologies we sometimes take for granted. For instance, that app that rings, sings or buzzes you out of a deep sleep every morning? A software developer helped design that. And when you roll into the office and turn on your computer, clicking and scrolling through social media, music and your personal calendar – software developers had a big hand in shaping those, too.

You might spend your lunch shopping, and before you make that big purchase, you check your bank account balance using your phone. Later, you’re cooking a new recipe from that great app your friend told you about. As you look over the course of your day, you come to see that software developers are the masterminds behind the technologies you now can’t imagine living without.

The best software developers are creative and have the technical expertise to carry out innovative ideas. You might

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Welcome | CNMAT

Julie Herndon is an Oakland-based composer and performer. Her work explores the body’s relationship to the self, to performance, and to tools like musical instruments and personal technologies. Recent projects include compositions for JACK Quartet, Ensemble Dal Niente, and Ensemble Proton Bern, and performances at MATA Festival in New York, Artistry Space in Singapore, Musée des Beaux-Arts in France.

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Jon Kulpa’s works explore sound mass, algorithmically generated sound texture, spatial sound, and interactivity.  His most recently completed project, QuBits, is a virtual reality (VR) sound-space.  A user navigates this environment while wearing a VR headset, encountering many virtual characters that each have a type of appearance and sonic identity.  Using hand controllers, a user is able to affect the audiovisual behavior of virtual charac

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Splinter Reeds Ensemble returns March 18-22 to complete their residency at CNMAT, with a free concert of four student composers’ works on Friday,

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Internet Speed Test + Deals From Internet Providers in Your Area

Run the Speed Test & Get High Speed Internet Service

At Bandwidth Place, we are not only an online speed test tool developers. We also partner with the top Internet providers in the United States letting you compare plans to find the best Internet Service Provider (ISP) to meet your household’s needs. We will find you high speed broadband service with most affordable Internet plan in your area to connect multiple devices at your home: desktops, laptops, smartphones, tablets, security cameras and home alarms, video game systems and even other smart home devices, like Amazon Echo and Alexa, and Google Home. If you are moving or want to upgrade your Internet or bundled digital home services, simply call us and we will check availability and recommend the best plan. When it comes to Internet service and plans it’s your choice: you decide! 

Our accurate Internet speed test is designed to

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Business Information Technology | Business Information Technology

Business Information Technology | Business Information Technology | Virginia Tech


Introducing a new BIT option: BIT-Cyber

In the Department of Business Information Technology, we work with data, people and technology. We build decision support systems to help managers run their businesses and make better decisions. We use data and technology to manage operations across a global supply chain. And now, with the launch of BIT-Cyber, we teach students how to make secure and ethical decisions about data use, keep IT systems secure, and protect both businesses and their customers from cyber harm.

Data visualization class held in the Athenaeum classroom in Newman Library.

Poster presentation 2019

College Factual has ranked BIT the 4th best Management Science and Quantitative Methods program in the nation, and the 3rd most popular destination for students interested in Management Science and Quantitative Methods in a Business School.

Data visualization class held in the

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Growing Up Digital, Wired for Distraction

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — On the eve of a pivotal academic year in Vishal Singh’s life, he faces a stark choice on his bedroom desk: book or computer?

By all rights, Vishal, a bright 17-year-old, should already have finished the book, Kurt Vonnegut’s “Cat’s Cradle,” his summer reading assignment. But he has managed 43 pages in two months.

He typically favors Facebook, YouTube and making digital videos. That is the case this August afternoon. Bypassing Vonnegut, he clicks over to YouTube, meaning that tomorrow he will enter his senior year of high school hoping to see an improvement in his grades, but without having completed his only summer homework.

On YouTube, “you can get a whole story in six minutes,” he explains. “A book takes so long. I prefer the immediate gratification.”

Students have always faced distractions and time-wasters. But computers and cellphones, and the constant stream of stimuli they

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