Tag Archives: hardware

Computer Showcase holiday pop-up stores

Computer Showcase holiday pop-up stores are back and coming soon to a campus location near you! December 8 – Shared Services Center, Victor’s Room December 13 – Arbor Lakes, Building 3 Lobby December 18 – University Hospital Cafeteria, Dining Rooms A&B December 19 – Wolverine Tower, Room G18 Pop-up store hours are 9 a.m.-1 p.m. for University Hospital and… Read More »

Computer Showcase kicks off holiday season with Nov. 30 event

All U-M faculty and staff are invited to the third annual Holiday Kickoff at Computer Showcase on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. This special event features exclusive discounts on popular products and much more. Qualifying products will include the new Apple Watch and select PCs, as well as iPad Pro, Mac, MacBook, and Beats by Dr. Dre. In addition… Read More »

3-D printing gets a turbo boost from U-M technology

By | November 9, 2017

Because of the vibrations caused by their operation, today’s 3-D printers operate very slowly, often taking hours to complete a small object. A new software algorithm developed at U-M allows printers to deliver high-quality results at speeds up to two times faster than those in common use, with no added hardware costs. According to Chinedum Okwudire, associate professor of mechanical… Read More »

Wearables to boost security of voice-based log-in

By | November 6, 2017

A security-token necklace, ear buds, or eyeglasses developed at U-M could eliminate vulnerabilities in voice authentication—the practice of logging in to a device or service with your voice alone. “Increasingly, voice is being used as a security feature but it actually has huge holes in it,” said Kang Shin, professor of electrical engineering and computer science at U-M.… Read More »

HITS volunteers upgrade tech at Ronald McDonald House

  Over the past three years, a group of volunteers from Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) has completely upgraded all technology services at the Ronald McDonald House of Ann Arbor, a valuable resource for thousands of families with children requiring critical and essential medical care. Many HITS staff members generously donated their time and skills to make… Read More »

U-M moves to Xerox for multi-function devices

The University of Michigan has a new contract with Xerox for multi-function devices or MFDs. (An MFD is an office machine that performs multiple functions: for example, a combination printer, scanner, copier, and fax.) First announced in November, Procurement Services has secured a service that will save the community millions of dollars versus the existing contract with supplier Konica Minolta. The new… Read More »

Large scale memory swapping

By | May 25, 2017

Operators of large computer clusters have long searched for an efficient way to share server memory to speed up application performance. Now, U-M engineers led by Mosharaf Chowdhury, assistant professor of computer science and engineering, have developed open-source software that lets servers instantly “swap” memory from other servers in the cluster when they run out, instead of writing to slower storage media… Read More »

Greener computers

By | May 17, 2017

U-M chemists, led by Stephen Maldonado, associate professor of chemistry, have developed a greener, cheaper way to make single-crystalline semiconductor films, components at the heart of all of our electric gadgetry. Single-crystalline films of inorganic semiconductors are the bedrock of nearly all electronics, including smartphones, computers and solar panels. The fastest integrated circuits feature transistors consisting of germanium films… Read More »

REMINDER: Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day May 17

By | May 11, 2017

Have you placed your pre-order for Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day yet? If not, don’t worry. We’re still taking advance product reservations through 9 a.m. on Monday, May 15. If you prefer, visit either store between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Appreciation Day, Wednesday May 17, to shop for one-day discounts on select Apple products—on top of… Read More »

Computer Showcase Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day

All U-M faculty and staff are invited to the annual Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day at Computer Showcase on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. This special sale features the year’s best discounts on select Apple products and much more. Qualifying products will include the new iPad, iPad Pro, MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Mac Pro, Beats by Dr. Dre and… Read More »

Silver screens

By | March 22, 2017

L. Jay Guo, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, has developed a “stainless” silver film that could change the way touchscreens and flat or flexible displays are made, and also help improve computing power. By combining silver with a little bit of aluminum, the U-M researchers found that it was possible to produce exceptionally thin, smooth conductive layers… Read More »