The Observer

ITS on the go

Temporary ITS locations in Nord Hall and Leutner Commons will address students' technology questions as the Fall semester begins.

Adithi Iyengar, Staff Writer

August 28, 2015

For those who need help need help with technology, Information Technology Services (ITS) will bring its services from its Customer Assistance, Resource and Education (CARE) center to other locations on campus. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for the first two weeks of the academic year, ITS technicians...

ITS to implement mandatory two-factor authentication for VPN access, disable outdated connection protocols

Joseph Satterfield, Web Editor

April 10, 2015

Starting April 20, ITS will require all users of Case Western Reserve University’s VPN to register a form of two-factor authentication on their accounts in order to continue accessing the service. This is a change in policy to the previous VPN changes implemented in January, which introduced two-factor...

Changes to VPN aim to provide more Internet security

Kevin Wang, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2015

Two-factor authentication has been an important security feature offered by popular services such as Gmail for years, and it is now coming to Case Western Reserve University’s network. Two-factor authentication is going to be required for access to the virtual private network (VPN). The VPN allows...

CWRU students develop foot-powered cell phone charger to help Africa’s poorest

Sophomores Ian Ferre and Sam Crisanti have won grant money from the EPA to help fund their foot-powered cell phone charger.

Suneil Kamath, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2015

For two Case Western Reserve University engineering students, a routine class project has now become funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Sophomores Ian Ferre and Sam Crisanti took chemical engineering professor Daniel Lacks’ class, “Engineering for the World’s Poorest.”...

CES wrap-up: Everykey

Katie Wieser, Executive Editor

January 24, 2015

Everykey's second Las Vegas experience was a completely different one than their first trip last year. “It was a whole different ballgame coming to CES with a product instead of a concept,” said Chris Wentz, the CEO of Everykey. The team expected to be talking primarily to consumers but instead...

Wearable computing, Internet of Things and more on display at Consumer Electronics

Some of the latest trends shown at the show included wearable technologies and innovations for cars and televisions.

Joseph Satterfield, Web Editor

January 16, 2015

Each year, manufacturers and sellers of every type of electronic device gather in Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show, a four-day exposition to showcase their products. The vendors pull out their latest innovations in an attempt to wow consumers and the media. This year was no exception, with...

Intel CEO puts hiring diversity in focus

Katie Wieser, Executive Editor

January 8, 2015

The International Consumer Electronics Show is an annual event which always gets people talking. But today the buzz was about more than the latest electronic innovation or product release. As a part of Intel’s keynote address on Tuesday, January 6, CEO Brian Krzanich closed with a call to action for In...

Day two at CES

Day two at CES

Katie Wieser, Executive Editor

January 8, 2015

It was pretty quiet over at the Case Western Reserve University startup booths today, but it wasn’t because of low traffic. Rather the high level meetings and networks developed during day two of International CES through booth visits and meetings couldn’t be released in the press due to the sensitive ...

Oculus Rift Crescent Bay Hands On

Oculus VR's latest prototype was on display at CES 2015

Joseph Satterfield, Web Editor

January 7, 2015

Oculus VR brought the latest prototype of their popular Rift headset to the CES show floor. This new prototype, given the code name Crescent Bay, added full three dimensional head tracking and built in audio output to the headset while improving the already impressive screen used to create the virtual rea...

CWRU at CES day one

Katie Wieser, Executive Editor

January 7, 2015

The first day of the International Consumer Electronics Show 2015 is over and the Case Western Reserve University startups have been making an impact. Though traffic was a little slow during the morning, by early afternoon foot traffic was heavy with many industry professionals and press stopping by to...

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