Technology

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STEM Education & Why President Obama Has Made It An Educational Priority

Innovation drives the U.S. economy, and employees with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills have become a hot commodity in post-recession America.

08/27/2014

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Geocaching Takes Kids On High-Tech Treasure Hunt

Camp is over. The trip to the beach is done. Are your kids saying they’re bored yet? In less than a month, most kids will be back in school. Until then, here’s something to keep them entertained — Geocaching.

08/01/2014

This 19 August, 2004 NASA Solar and Heliospheric Administration (SOHO) image shows a solar flare(R) erupting from giant sunspot 649. The powerful explosion hurled a coronal mass ejection(CME) into space, but it was directed toward Earth. (Photo Credit: HO/AFP/Getty Images)

Pitt Professor Explains Importance Of 2012 Solar Flare Close Call

Could a solar flare knock out our access to the technology we use everyday? A local professor explains the chances and circumstances.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/28/2014

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Amazon Releases Fire Smartphone With New Features

Move over iPhone and Android. There’s a new smartphone out there.

07/25/2014

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New Car Technology Leads To Concerns About Invasion Of Privacy

From TVs to automobiles, buying new often means getting the latest technology, from touch screens to wi-fi capability. But is there a price for this accessibility?

07/24/2014

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Robot Taking On Germs, Bacteria At UPMC Passavant Hospital

It’s often said that the easiest place to get sick is in a hospital. But UPMC Passavant now has new technology that can take on the toughest germs and bacteria.

07/09/2014

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Top Paying Degrees And How To Get Your Kids Interested

Science and technology degrees are the highest paying jobs for students out of college. Find out how you can get your kids interested in the STEM fields.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/08/2014

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High-Tech Onesie Gives Baby Monitors A Makeover

From Fit Bit to Google Glass, wearable technology is becoming more and more common. Now, a company from Boston is bringing the idea into the baby nursery.

06/11/2014

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Some Locals Worried, Others Not By NSA Leaker Snowden’s Allegations

The government is watching our every move – that’s what NSA leaker Edward Snowden now claims.

05/29/2014

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CMU Working With Disney To Research 3-D Printing

It seems like 3D printing, computer driven objects of plastic and metal, is a science fiction fantasy come to life.

05/19/2014

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Point Park University Experimenting With Google Glass High-Tech Specs

You have probably heard of Google Glass, but have you tried it out? Some Point Park University students are getting the rare opportunity.

04/29/2014

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CCAC’s New President Looking To Move College Forward

The president of the Community College of Allegheny County has only been in that position for a few weeks, but he already has some specific goals about how to make the school better.

04/23/2014

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How To Never Lose Your Luggage Again

While fewer bags are being lost by the airlines these days, people are still stealing them! Which is why Air France and KLM have spent the last year developing two gadgets that help prevent luggage from being lifted.

04/09/2014

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Tips To Get Your Website To The Top Of A Google Search

Increasing the digital presence of your business may be easier than you think. A strong digital presence can increase revenue, even for businesses that rely on walk-in traffic.

04/07/2014

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Schwag: Top 5 Promotional Gift Ideas

If you are trying to get more recognition for your business, promotional items are an effective tool. But all schwag is not created equally.

04/07/2014

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