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Stories with subject: Computing and information technology
  • Iowa lawmaker: Panel to make changes to broadband bill 
    Updated: May-05-15 5:06 pm

    DES MOINES, Iowa - An Iowa Senate panel will propose changes to Gov. Terry Branstad's broadband expansion bill to ensure it clearly focuses on areas of the state with no high-speed Internet, the panel's chairwoman said Tuesday.

  • Study says Nevada smart meters comply with fire safety 
    Updated: May-05-15 3:07 pm

    RENO, Nevada - NV Energy is using safe smart meters according to a study commissioned by the Public Utilities Commission after fire officials raised concerns that the devices were flaming up.

  • Googling on mobile devices surpasses PCs in US for 1st time 
    Updated: May-05-15 1:13 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - Google's influential search engine has hit a tipping point in technology's shift to smartphones. More search requests are now being made on mobile devices than on personal computers in the U.S. and many other parts of the world.

  • Supercomputer transferred to University of Arkansas 
    Updated: May-04-15 10:10 am

    FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas - A new supercomputer is set to more than double the computational capacity of a University of Arkansas computing center.

  • Comcast now has more Internet than cable customers story has photos
    Updated: May-04-15 9:15 am

    NEW YORK - Just before its $45 billion deal with Time Warner Cable collapsed over regulators' fears about a giant cable company's control over the Web, Comcast was racking up more Internet customers.

  • Cable, pay-per-view problems leave viewers fighting mad story has photos
    Updated: May-03-15 6:41 pm

    NEW YORK - For some boxing fans, the big fight Saturday night turned out to be between them and their cable companies.

  • Google embeds engineers as professors story has photos
    Updated: May-03-15 1:28 pm

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, California - Howard University freshman Alanna Walton knew something was different about the professor teaching her introduction to computer science course.

  • Regulators ordered to reopen dispute over smart meters 
    Updated: May-03-15 12:41 pm

    JACKSON, Michigan - State utility regulators have been ordered to reopen a dispute over costs charged to customers who don't want high-tech meters from Consumers Energy.

  • Tech nonprofit 'Girl Develop It' moves to South Jersey 
    Updated: May-03-15 10:36 am

    CAMDEN, New Jersey - "Why should Philly have all the fun?"

  • Growers hoping to build robotic strawberry picker 
    Updated: May-03-15 1:17 am

    PLANT CITY, Florida - Automated harvesting is the Holy Grail for most agricultural commodities, so a group of knights errant from the Florida strawberry industry have begun a quest to build a robotic strawberry picker.

  • Robotic strawberry picker could be tool of the future 
    Updated: May-02-15 2:11 pm

    PLANT CITY, Florida - One Florida company is developing technology to replace farm workers with robots.

  • Summer camps with a mission: To create cybersecurity experts story has photos
    Updated: May-02-15 12:11 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - At Vermont's Norwich University, 20 high school students will build computers they'll be able to take home. At Dakota State University in South Dakota, about 200 students will learn about programming. In Southern California, 250 middle school Girl Scouts will be given tiny computers, the chance to fly drones and earn special patches.

  • Robots handle specific manufacturing tasks at Iowa facility 
    Updated: May-02-15 11:05 am

    FARLEY, Iowa - East Iowa Machine Co. employs about 150 people at its Farley facility, but these days, it is not just the people that keep the company running efficiently.

  • AP-GfK Poll: Favorable views of Clinton top her GOP rivals 
    Updated: May-02-15 3:17 am

    WASHINGTON - Americans are more likely to have a favorable view of Hillary Rodham Clinton than any of her potential Republican rivals in 2016's race for the presidency, even though few see the former secretary of state as honest, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

  • Cylvia Hayes public records case goes before Salem judge 
    Updated: May-01-15 8:23 pm

    SALEM, Oregon - A lawyer for the Oregonian newspaper asked a Salem judge on Friday to dismiss several of the legal claims made by former Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes in her bid to keep emails from her personal accounts out of the public eye.

  • Waiver granted to reimburse Arkansas for school broadband 
    Updated: May-01-15 7:53 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Federal Communications Commission has granted a waiver that will allow Arkansas to seek reimbursement for money spent on school broadband infrastructure, the Arkansas Department of Information Systems announced Friday.

  • New site, app, links celebrities, charities and donors story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-01-15 5:37 pm

    LOS ANGELES - Chatting on the red carpet with Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence; recording a country song with Clint Black; working a relief mission with Patricia Arquette; receiving a serenade from Michael Bolton on a Caribbean island. These are just some of the WOW! moments possible for everyday donors through a new online charity service that combines star power with digital marketing savvy to contribute millions to celebrity causes worldwide.

  • After long delay, Gov. Cuomo sets date for email meeting 
    Updated: May-01-15 5:25 pm

    ALBANY, New York - Following weeks of delay and continued criticism of his administration's handling of emails, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday set a date for a meeting with other top officials to discuss a new email retention policy.

  • Police chief at busiest US port indicted in alleged app scam 
    Updated: May-01-15 1:41 pm

    LOS ANGELES - A federal grand jury indicted the veteran police chief for the Port of Los Angeles in an alleged kickback and bribery scheme involving the development of a smartphone app that was supposed to help reduce crime at the nation's busiest seaport.

  • Beaufort tech school reports data breach 
    Updated: May-01-15 10:21 am

    BEAUFORT, South Carolina - The Technical College of the Lowcountry in Beaufort says a data breach has been reported involving the publication of names and Social Security numbers of about 90 former students.

  • LA port police chief indicted on corruption charge story has photos
    Updated: Apr-30-15 11:03 pm

    LOS ANGELES - A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted the police chief for the Port of Los Angeles in an alleged kickback and bribery scheme involving the development of a smartphone app that was supposed to help reduce port crime.

  • Partners HealthCare notifies 3,300 patients of email breach 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 9:07 pm

    BOSTON - Boston-based nonprofit health care system Partners HealthCare is notifying about 3,300 patients about a security breach.

  • No date set for NY Gov. Cuomo's meeting on email policies 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 6:33 pm

    ALBANY, New York - Six weeks ago, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo defused criticism of his administration's practice of purging emails by calling for a meeting with top state officials to craft a new policy.

  • Smartphone app aims to preserve videos of police encounters 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 5:49 pm

    LOS ANGELES - A new smartphone app allows Californians who record encounters with police to automatically submit the video to their local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.

  • DNR debuts revised app for outdoors-loving smartphone users 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 3:36 am

    INDIANAPOLIS - Outdoor enthusiasts looking for a new fishing hole or nature preserve to visit can now find it with a revised free application for their iPhones or Androids.