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  • License Plate Reading Technology

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    PennDOT demonstrates a license plate reading technology Feb. 10, 2016 behind the Pa. State Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. These cameras will identify license and registration of autos in real time. (Mark Pynes/PennLive.

  • GCISD leader discusses potential bond, issues for 2016

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    A possible bond election, state accountability changes and innovative learning strategies are all part of the picture for 2016 for the Grapevine-Colleyville school district. A committee composed of parents, residents and GCISD employees is wrapping up its recommendations for a potential bond...

  • Kansas House Republicans weigh proposal to delay pension payments before budget vote

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    A proposal to allow Gov. Sam Brownback to delay payments to the state’s pension fund has been criticized by state employees and teachers, who have inundated lawmakers with e-mails opposing it. Kansas House Republicans spent a Wednesday morning caucus meeting hashing out the proposal – versions...

  • Hertz warns 255 Oklahoma City employees of pending layoffs

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Hertz Global Holdings on Wednesday told about 255 of its Oklahoma City employees that they are subject to being laid off. About 230 local information technology employees and 25 finance administration workers were told that their positions "may be impacted" as Hertz moves its day-to-day IT...

  • Hertz warns 255 Oklahoma City employees of pending layoffs

    By Don Mecoy Business Editor dmecoy@oklahoman.com | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Jobs will vanish as company shifts information technology services to IBM. 80 Tulsa employees also to lose jobs.

  • Kiamichi Technology Center Selects January Student of the Month

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Kiamichi Technology Center selected Shelbie Walker as the January student of the month. Shelbie is a senior at McAlester High School and is a student in the Biomedical Science Program at Kiamichi Technology Center, where she was selected outstanding student for the first semester. After...

  • Autonomous Car Breakthrough

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    FILE - This May 13, 2015, file photo, shows Google's new self-driving car during a demonstration at the Google campus in Mountain View, Calif. The federal government's highway safety agency agrees with Google: Computers that will control the cars of the future can be considered their driver. The...

  • Electric Fantasy: Will the Next Tesla Sell for $25,000?

    Published: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    Tesla Motors Inc. was built with one overriding objective: to bring electric cars to the masses. After more than a decade of work, Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk believes it’s just about time. The company is set to begin taking pre-orders on its $35,000 Model 3 next month—and by...

  • Results of Tuesday's elections

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    Here are preliminary results for Tuesday's elections. A v denotes a clear winner. Other races go to runoffs. All precincts were in Tuesday night. Oklahoma County City of Midwest City Mayor (Unexpired term) Mark DeShazo 124 (3.41 percent) v Matthew D. Dukes 2,029 (55.85 percent) Charles...

  • Paycom's profits soar by $5.2M during fourth quarter

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    Paycom Software Inc. posted a fourth-quarter profit of $5.2 million, or 9 cents per share, a 108 percent increase from the same period a year earlier. The Oklahoma City-based company, which provides cloud-based human resources technology, reported profit of $20.9 million for all of 2015, or 37...

  • Oklahoma Genealogical Society president to demonstrate software use in Edmond

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    EDMOND — La Nell Shores, president of the Oklahoma Genealogical Society, will present a demonstration on how and why to use a program to organize and store genealogy information, during the Monday meeting of the Edmond Genealogical Society. “I will use the Legacy Family Tree software to...

  • Aussie lawmakers gifted designer watches, think they're fake

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's former prime minister and two other politicians were gifted designer watches by a Chinese businessman — but initially kept them only because they thought the 40,000 Australian dollar ($28,000) timepieces were fake, a newspaper reported Wednesday. Former Prime Minister...

  • Farmington school board OKs pursuing tech loan

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    FARMINGTON — The Farmington Municipal School District Board of Education approved a resolution at its special meeting Tuesday to pursue a multi-million dollar loan for the district’s technology programs. The board approved submitting an application to the New Mexico Finance Authority for a $6.7...

  • Chamber unveils campaign to recruit tech workers

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    We’ve all groaned at the statistics: Dozens of new people move into Austin every day. But even with a flood of newcomers, Austin tech companies say they are having trouble recruiting and retaining workers for some highly-skilled positions. At Indeed.com, an Austin-based job search firm, an...

  • Virtual reality: Google visits Las Cruces classrooms

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    LAS CRUCES - Students in Las Cruces are getting a glimpse this week at what classrooms of the future may look like, and the role virtual reality may play in education. Late last week, Lisa McCuller, a special education teacher at Arrowhead Park Early College High School, received last-minute...

  • Portman, McCaskill, pushing contempt of Congress for Web site that advertises sex

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    WASHINGTON • Sens. Rob Portman and Claire McCaskill said Tuesday they would push the United States Senate to hold the online advertising company Backpage.com in civil contempt for refusing to cooperate in their probe of sex advertising. Backpage, citing constitutional protections, had refused...

  • EPS bonds pass with flying colors

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    Enid residents voted overwhelmingly to approve the almost $93 million bond issues to improve Enid Public Schools facilities, safety and security, transportation, technology, fine arts and athletics. Proposition No. 1 asked voters whether or not to approve $90.23 million to repair, remodel and...

  • Paycom's profits soar by $5.2M during fourth quarter

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Published: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

    Oklahoma City-based Paycom Software Inc. posted a fourth-quarter profit of $5.2 million, or 9 cents per share, marking a 108 percent increase from the same period a year earlier.

  • New commercial data center is described as largest in Oklahoma

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    TierPoint LLC has completed what they describe as Oklahoma's largest commercial data center at its 15-acre campus in northwest Oklahoma City. The new 69,000-square foot data center is the largest of TierPoint's three facilities in Oklahoma, adding 34,000 square feet of raised floor space for...

  • Q&A with Britt Gotcher

    BY PAULA BURKES | Published: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

    Companies continue to bring out cutting-edge technologies, most recently 4K digital wireless microphones, to enhance the customer experience.

  • Virtual Reality Vision Summit

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016 file photo, Matthew Taylor paints in 3D virtual reality at the Intel booth using HTC Vive virtual reality goggles at CES International, in Las Vegas. Oculus founder Palmer Luckey and other pioneers of modern virtual reality technology from such companies as...

  • New commercial data center is described as largest in Oklahoma

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Published: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

    TierPoint LLC has completed what they describe as Oklahoma's largest commercial data center at its 15-acre campus in northwest Oklahoma City.

  • A century of safety: Historical photos of Kansas City's police and fire departments

    Yesterday

    Kansas City’s first steam-engine-powered, water-pumping fire engine was financed by a freight operator. That made sense. The business of shipping goods and merchandise west along the overland trails was part of what built Kansas City. Freight operators who stored merchandise in warehouses...

  • Bionic suit allows paralyzed Santa Fe man to walk again

    Yesterday

    The moment a robotic exoskeleton hoisted Xavier Prater Horan into a standing position Monday afternoon at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center was one he had long awaited. “All right, I’m ready,” he had told a team of physical therapists, family members and friends a few minutes...

  • City responds to high water bill complaints

    Yesterday

    An initial review of a new city of Wichita Falls water billing system shows that it has not resulted in higher water bills for residential customers, said Jim Dockery, the city's deputy city manager. On Sunday, the Times Record News published an article in which three Wichita Falls residents...



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