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Articles by Laura Devaney

Laura Devaney is the eSchool News Managing Editor. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Laura interned at eSchool Media while attending UMD, and upon graduating, Laura was lucky enough to join the eSchool Media team. She enjoys covering mobile and handheld technologies, BYOD trends, equity in broadband access, and special education.

When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, boating, and rooting for the Terps.

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Keeping the masses safe on the internet

Recognizing that all the technology in the world can't protect the internet from attacks, the security industry is targeting an education campaign at the weakest link, CNET reports: computer users.…

Study: eBook piracy is on the rise

As the popularity of eBooks and eReaders continues to increase, eBook piracy is also growing rapidly, ReadWriteWeb reports. According to Attributor, a company that develops anti-piracy and content monitoring solutions,…

Google Apps available to New York schools

Opening the door in yet another state to its web applications, Google on Oct. 5 said that public schools in New York state now have the option to deploy Google…

Enhanced eBooks could entice a new generation of readers

Is it a book? Is it a film? Is it a game? Or all three? Publishers and authors at the world's biggest book fair are battling to entice a new…

Viewpoint: Educational software games could leave poor children even poorer

The amazing progress of technology used in modern teaching resources herald huge advances in learning opportunities. But are the costs of the equipment that play the new educational games limiting…

One Laptop Per Child gets $5.6M grant to build Android tablet

The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) organization has received a $5.6 million grant from hardware component maker Marvell to fund the development of an Android-powered mobile tablet based on a…

Apple challenges $625.5M patent-infringement award to Yale prof

Apple Inc. is challenging a federal jury's order that it pay $625.5 million in damages for violating the patents of a small technology company founded by a Yale professor, reports…

Michigan students prove vulnerability of online election site

University of Michigan students hacked a prototype voting web site and programmed it to play their fight song, prompting election officials to take the site down temporarily, reports the Associated…

Aiming to learn as we do, a machine teaches itself

Researchers are fine-tuning a computer system that is trying to master semantics by learning more like a human, reports the New York Times. Give a computer a task that can…

U.K. schools install facial recognition cameras to curb tardiness

In a controversial move that could make taking attendance a thing of the past, some U.K. schools are using cutting-edge cameras to scan students’ faces as they enter school, reports…