Drivers, Don’t Trade in Your Smartphone for Google Glass … Yet

Drivers, Don't Trade in Your Smartphone for Google Glass ... Yet

Texting while driving with Google Glass is clearly a distraction, a new University of Central Florida study has concluded — but there is a twist. In the study, texting Glass users outperformed smartphone users when regaining control of their vehicles after a traffic incident. “Texting with either a smartphone or Glass will cause distraction and […]

Advice to New Knights via Silicon Valley

I am writing this blog post just outside the offices of Twitter, having spent the better part of a week meeting with alums who work in Silicon Valley.  We have a lot of College of Business Administration and College of Engineering and Computer Science alums at places like Google, Symantec, VMware and RemedyPoint. We also […]

Politics, Social Media and Virtual Voting

Today’s “digital generation” does almost everything online, from watching movies to banking and communicating with friends. How to engage young voters through social media, online voting for primary elections and other means will be part of a stimulating discussion at a University of Central Florida political symposium to be held from 8:25 a.m. to 2:20 […]

Google Energizes Aspiring Event Planner

Every morning, University of Central Florida student Jerry Estrada walks into his office, sits on his bouncy ball and begins work at Google Inc. in San Francisco. Google hired Estrada as a summer intern in the Building Opportunities for Leadership & Development (BOLD) Diversity Program, which includes students who are underrepresented in the technology industry.Estrada, […]

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This UCF-Designed Tech is Amazing

A team of UCF scientists has developed a new process for creating flexible supercapacitors that can store more energy and be recharged more than 30,000 times without degrading. The novel method from the University of Central Florida’s NanoScience Technology Center could eventually revolutionize technology as varied as mobile phones and electric vehicles. “If they were to replace the batteries with these supercapacitors, you could charge your mobile phone in a few seconds and you wouldn’t need to charge it again for over a week,” said Nitin Choudhary, a postdoctoral associate who conducted much of the research.