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33 min ago | Albany Times Union

Fla.'s 'Gray Belt' a glimpse at nation's future

In this Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 photo, in addition to her job as office manger of the Audibel Hearing Aid Center, Maureen Locher, right, offers homemade cookies to senior customer Maurice Wright in Homosassa, Fla.


Related Topix: Citrus County, FL, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Homosassa, FL, Lecanto, FL, Beverly Hills, FL

4 hrs ago | Canada NewsWire

SD Association Expands iSDIO Specification, Adds High-Speed...

Products using the specification will be simple to use and feature secure connections for quick peer-to-peer data transfer. The data recorded on an iSDIO TransferJet memory card can now be wirelessly communicated between TransferJet equipped devices.


Related Topix: The Association, Pop/Rock, Printers, Cameras

Mon Sep 15, 2014


Steve Jobs didna t let his kids use iPads

Steve Jobs was the father of two teenage girls and a son when he passed away in 2011. These kids grew up with a visionary father who co-founded one of the best-known tech companies.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Steve Jobs, eBay, Ipad, iPod touch App, Science / Technology, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

Albany Times Union

How A Burger King Employee Switched Careers And Came Up With A...

In May, Grace Choi presented a startup at New York technology conference, TechCrunch Disrupt. Her idea seemed too good to be true.


Related Topix: Printers, Business Insider, Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY, Cornell University, Inventions, Science / Technology

Inside Bay Area

Alameda County creates new website to prepare for natural disasters

Alameda County has unveiled a new and improved disaster awareness website designed to put the best available information on emergency preparedness under one easily accessible heading. The website, , is available through all computer, smartphone and tablet formats, and it provides various checklists, informational videos, multimedia presentations and a "Make a Kit" overview to deal with fires, earthquakes, flooding, pandemics and other disasters that could conceivably happen in the Bay Area.


Related Topix: Alameda County, CA, Dublin, CA

West Australian

Lockheed delivers next version of F-35 logistics system

Lockheed Martin Corp on Monday said it has delivered the next version of the computer-based logistics system used to support the F-35 fighter jet to the U.S. military for flight testing. That paves the way for the system's deployment in the first quarter of 2015 to nine military bases in the United States where F-35 Lightning II training and testing is taking place.


Related Topix: Manufacturing, Aerospace-Defense, Lockheed Martin, US Military, Edwards Air Force Base, US Air Force


NSA Plans To Map Entire Internet

The National Security Agency is hacking into corporate servers and attacking global ISPs as part of its effort to map off the entire Internet according to a report Sunday in Der Spiegel, a German daily, citing new documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. The spy agency is also placing under surveillance the CEOs and other employees at telecom companies it considers vital to the infrastructure of the Internet, the documents reportedly reveal.


Related Topix: Computer Security, Science / Technology, Europe, World News, Germany

Macworld UK

'Phablet,' the word we love to hate

Phablet [fab-lit]: Noun. A mobile device that combines the features of a smartphone and a tablet computer and is larger than a typical smartphone but not as large as a typical small tablet -- Phablet [ fab -lit]: Noun.


Related Topix:, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, iPhone, Laptops/Notebooks

Setting up your new computer

Are you setting up a new computer? I do that all the time, so I have a routine for setting up the new machine and transferring files from the old. If you decide to do this yourself, these tips should keep you from reaching for the Aleve.


Related Topix: Printers, Microsoft, Startups


7 Reasons Apple Should Open-Source Swift -- and 7 Reasons it Won't

Apple's new programming language Swift has been public for a few short months, but the Apple faithful are already bowled over. They toss around words like "cleaner," "simpler," "modern," and "powerful."


Related Topix: Programming Languages, Science, Computer Science

Neville Hobson

The Apple Watch is very much in the fashion game

Until last week, "iWatch" was the name widely and wildly speculated about for months if not years for what Apple's expected entry product into the wearables market would be called. As Apple's announcement on September 9 made clear, "iWatch" was just so much fancy by all and sundry as the firm broke with its use of the letter 'i' starting a brand name and announced the launch of Apple Watch .


Related Topix: Apple, Startups, Ipad, Science / Technology, iPhone

Sun Sep 14, 2014


IT vendor partnership helps drive Aussie solar car team

When you're racing a solar powered experiment on wheels across the Australian outback, the last thing you need is IT equipment failure. Thankfully this wasn't the case for the University of Western Sydney's solar car team in 2013's 3000 kilometre race from Darwin to Adelaide.


Related Topix: Laptops/Notebooks

Wall Street Journal

Don't Underestimate Smartwatches

It's important to understand that like the iPhone before it, the Apple Watch isn't at all what its name would imply. Let's call it what it is: a wrist-top computer.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, High Performance Computing

Computer And Video Games

History Lesson: Dragon 32, the Welsh computer

Take a look at the Dragon 32, Swansea toy company Mettoy's knee-jerk attempt to get some loving as the ZX81 and VIC-20 started cascading into British homes. Mettoy's source of inspiration was an odd one: Tandy's American TRS-80 Color Computer, or CoCo to some of its fans.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Christmas, Neath and Port Talbot County, Wales, World News, United Kingdom

Thetelegraphand Argus

Stella Elson, back, right, with the Carers' Resource computer group

A CHARITY is appealing for donations of unwanted laptop computers to help improve the IT skills of carers across Airedale. The organisation's CReate service runs free weekly IT workshops for carers in Airedale, as well as Bradford and Ilkley .


Related Topix: Life, Charity

AME Info

Dubai market in modest euphoria over Emaar Malls IPO rush

Key Responsibilities a Install, configure and maintain servers, PCs, peripherals, IT tools/equipment, packaged software, antivirus, utilities, software tools and software patches. a Install, administer and upgrade the computer network infrastructure.


Macworld UK

eBay scalpers hawk iPhone 6 Plus at prices up to $6K

Profiteers hoping to turn a quick buck on the shortage of Apple's new 5.5-in. iPhone 6 Plus have listed their pre-ordered phones on eBay for as much as $6,000.


Related Topix: eBay, iPad App, iPhone App, iPod touch App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone, Startups, Apple

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Sydney Morning Herald

Why Steve banned the iPad

While many parents allow their children to bathe in the glow of tablets, smartphones and computers day and night, Steve Jobs limited the time his kids spent on gadgets at home. When Steve Jobs was running Apple, he was known to call journalists to either pat them on the back for a recent article or, more often than not, explain how they got it wrong.


Related Topix: Ipad, Science / Technology, iPod touch App, iPad App, Twitter, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Dropbox, Family, Kids, Steve Jobs

CBC News

Computer scam targeted vulnerable B.C. seniors

There have been an upsurge in complaints about a cold call computer virus scam in B.C. Seniors in B.C. have reported a surge in cold calls warning them that their computers have been infected with a virus-and if they give the caller remote access to their machine, it can be fixed. The problem is, there's no way for anyone to know if you are having computer problems, until they access your machine and, in this particular scenario, that access comes with a fee.


Related Topix: Canada,


The Value of Non-Instrumental Computer Use: A Study of Skills Acquisition and Performance in Brazil

Telecenters, libraries, schools, and other public places where people access computer technology generally must decide which information and communication technologies to make available to the public. These decisions are often made based on a conception of which ICT uses are worthwhile, and often venues end up privileging instrumental uses-when people use the technology as an instrument toward productive goals-over non-instrumental uses, such as gaming or chatting.