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  • Swedish court: 'We cannot ban Pirate Bay'

    Published: Fri, Nov 27, 2015

    In a landmark decision, a Swedish court on Friday ruled that the country's internet service providers cannot be forced to block controversial Swedish file-sharing site Pirate Bay. After considering the case for almost a month, the District Court of Stockholm ruled that copyright holders could...

  • Making a list: Games, gadgets and other technology-related items high on Christmas requests

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    It’s time to start checking off gifts on Christmas lists – and some of the hottest items this year are electronic gadgets and other items with a high-tech flair. And many video retro games are making a comeback. Video games are always big sellers during the holidays, and this year looks to be...

  • Police to turn more to technology

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Police Chief Luis Velez said that next year he wants to see the Pueblo Police Department using technology he’s identified that can help with two of the department’s more prominent issues: a staffing shortage and gang problems. One of the pieces of technology is a computer program called demand...

  • New trees and lights for making merry

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    As with many artificial things in our virtual-reality world, they look more and more real all the time. And that includes Christmas trees, which take in not only the idealized evergreen – branches perfectly spaced and of uniform length – but also Charlie Brown look-alikes of wispy needles and...

  • Helping the homeless gets high-tech boost from Dallas nonprofit

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    A shower. A meal. A place to sleep. Those basic needs come to mind when most think of the homeless. Our Calling, a Dallas nonprofit, has given the homeless an iPhone app. The faith-based nonprofit is using technology to help people who live under bridges, near crack houses and in encampments....

  • How to keep a Black Friday bandit from swiping your 'mobile wallet'

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    There’s no question that shoppers are wedded to their smartphones for everything from price checks and product searches to facilitating a live dressing room consultation with mom miles away. It’s the best shopping tool since rolling metal baskets. But it’s a lot better, and experts warn that...

  • 2015 Man of the Year: Jamie Moore transcends technology in Johnson Co.

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    On the evening of April 18, 1775, Paul Revere was instructed to ride to Lexington, Mass., to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock that British troops were marching to arrest them. After crossing the Charles River, Revere borrowed a horse from a friend and alerted the countryside, stopping at each...

  • BRIEF: Boulder Public Library offering Computer Science Education Week events

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    The Boulder Public Library is hosting several events for Computer Science Education Week, which starts Dec. 5. Local tech companies, startups and volunteer groups will offer drop-in events and classes at the library and other venues around Boulder. Events at the Boulder Public Library include...

  • Intelligent transportation system to help Edmond's traffic flow

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    EDMOND — Two new engineers hired by the city of Edmond spend their days in a room by themselves looking at eight large screens on the wall and sitting behind a bank of computer monitors watching the traffic make its way through the city. Work for Hamzah Al-Rashdan and Brian Hiney is going to...

  • APTOPIX Cuba Wi-Fi

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    A woman uses her smartphone on a Wi-Fi public network in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. Cuban telecommunications company Etecsa has increased to fifty the public Wi-Fi hotspots available throughout the country, from ten hotspots five months ago.

  • Technology reshapes visits to the bank

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    How’s this for innovative banking? Move the ATMs inside the lobby and station the tellers outside. It’s happening here through an infusion of technology, and it’s aimed at creating more face time between bankers and their customers. Those are real tellers chatting with customers in the...

  • Cuba Wi-Fi

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    A woman uses her smartphone on a Wi-Fi public network in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. Cuban telecommunications company Etecsa has increased to fifty the public Wi-Fi hotspots available throughout the country from ten hotspots around five months ago.

  • Guns, electronics taken from 2 vehicles


    Belongings including a pistol, subwoofers and an iPad were reported stolen from a pair of vehicles parked on the 5300 block of Manor Ridge Drive on the South Side. Nicolas Wright told police he was leaving for work around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday when he observed the passenger side window of his...

  • County OKs Blue Spruce sewer work, will take up other spending requests next week


    The Reno County Commission on Tuesday approved a resolution allowing improvements to proceed for the Blue Spruce Sewer District, and authorizing the district attorney to shift money in his budget to prevent a cost overrun. The board also heard discussion on several items that will be taken up...

  • How to make sure your green home upgrades pay off

    Updated: Wed, Nov 25, 2015

    Investing in making your home more energy efficient can help the environment, lower your utility bills and possibly help you fetch a higher sale price. But homeowners considering a green remodel should also weigh how long it will take for the improvements to reap savings. Some pricey features,...

  • Money-sharing apps: Know the risks, transfer cash safely

    Updated: Wed, Nov 25, 2015

    Money-sharing apps: Know the risks, transfer cash safely Gabriella Dunn The Wichita Eagle New friend-to-friend money-sharing apps allow people to essentially wire money to one another with the tap of an app on their smartphone. The purpose is to eliminate the annoyance of split tabs for...

  • Austin's Vista Equity Partners buying 2 e-commerce companies

    Updated: Wed, Nov 25, 2015

    Austin-based private equity firm Vista Equity Partners has agreed to acquire two California-based e-commerce companies, the firm said Wednesday Financial terms of the deals were not released. Shopatron, based in San Luis Obispo, Calif., provides a cloud-based order management platform....

  • Audit review details policy violations, missing records

    Updated: Wed, Nov 25, 2015

    A special audit review of credit card use and other spending at McAlester Public Schools’ administrative office found some transactions violated school district policy — and there also may be financial records missing. On Tuesday, the News-Capital obtained a copy of the audit through the state...

  • Cell phones at the dinner table? You might need a 'family digital detox'

    Updated: Wed, Nov 25, 2015

    Are cell phones making their way into family mealtime? Instead of looking and chatting with each other, are your heads bent, catching up on texts, emails and status updates? Maybe you planned to put the phone away after quickly checking just one more thing, but suddenly the dishes are in the...

  • Norman nanotechnologies company files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy

    Updated: Wed, Nov 25, 2015

    Once hailed as an example of a promising Oklahoma tech startup, Norman-based company SouthWest NanoTechnologies has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The company produce single-wall carbon nanotubes — tiny, but strong particles used to manufacture touch screens and solar lighting products, among...

  • Norman nanotechnologies company files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy

    By Briana Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Nov 25, 2015

    SouthWest NanoTechnologies, a tech startup based in Norman, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The company made nonotubes.

  • BRIEF: Software problem hindered Texas driver's license renewals

    Updated: Tue, Nov 24, 2015

    Getting or renewing a Texas driver's license was impossible for several hours Tuesday. Tom Vinger, a spokesman for the Department of Public Safety, said that an outside vendor's program that works in conjunction with the agency's software went down statewide. Vinger could not say how long the...

  • Commissioners approve mobile app for precinct 3

    Updated: Tue, Nov 24, 2015

    RUSK – A Cherokee County precinct soon will get its own smartphone app that allows residents to report concerns, as county commissioners voted 4-1 to approve the request by Precinct 3 Commissioner Katherine Pinotti. “It's software like the City of Jacksonville purchased, which people can use to...

  • Firm that specializes in noninvasive brain treatments moving to Santa Fe

    Updated: Tue, Nov 24, 2015

    Firm that specializes in noninvasive brain treatments moving to Santa Fe Bruce Krasnow The Santa Fe New Mexican A new business that aims to tap into the energy of the brain to lessen chronic pain, treat concussions and possibly change the course of diseases such as dementia has relocated from...

  • A case of curiosity? Odyssey program on track for early 2016

    Updated: Tue, Nov 24, 2015

    The Ector County Commissioners’ Court approved budget amendments Monday that will move the Odyssey program forward. Odyssey Integrated Courts and Justice System is a courts and justice program developed by Tyler Technologies that stores and communicates data through each step of the civil and...