Texting While Walking Can Be More Dangerous Than Distracted Driving
Mar31

Texting While Walking Can Be More Dangerous Than Distracted Driving

We’ve all seen or heard public service announcements warning against the use of cell phones while driving. We’ve all become aware of tragic car accidents that could have been avoided if someone had just put their phone away. But what about the dangers of texting while walking? As it turns out, they’re often severely overlooked. In fact, more injuries per mile occur from distracted walking than distracted driving,...

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10 Must-Have Apps for the Spring Semester
Jan23

10 Must-Have Apps for the Spring Semester

We’re back to bring you even more awesome mobile apps that will help boost your productivity this semester! With classes, tons of assignments and exams, campus activities, and a social life to maintain, it’s easy for all of your responsibilities to become overwhelming. But having access to your smartphone or tablet can help you balance all that you have to do and keep you connected to the things that matter the most to you. Whether...

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10 Must-Have Apps for the Fall Semester
Aug08

10 Must-Have Apps for the Fall Semester

As we head back to school this fall, there are some necessities to have! For commuters, this includes a solid lunchbox and loaded gas card. For campus residents, we need to freshen our hampers and load up on ramen noodles. But this coming semester, let’s all make sure we have something else: APPS. Whether you rely on your smartphone, tablet, or computer, let’s increase our productivity and strengthen our social bonds by...

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PhoneLab Places UB at Center of Smartphone Research
Oct15

PhoneLab Places UB at Center of Smartphone Research

UB researchers are enlisting hundreds of students to build the world’s largest collection of smartphone users assembled for large-scale experiments. Dubbed PhoneLab, the network will help researchers build more powerful, secure and efficient smartphones and smartphone applications, improve wireless networking and educate students about mobile devices. While smartphone use is skyrocketing—Forrester Research says 1 billion people will...

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