Updated: 1 hr ago

    Four innovative programs and aspects to classes will be possible at Kilgore High School thanks to recent grants to select teachers. With balloons and extra-large checks in tow, the Kilgore ISD Education Foundation “Prize Patrol” and KISD administrators traveled the halls of KHS to deliver the news to four teachers their project had been awarded a grant from the Education Foundation. In total, the teachers received nearly $22,000 in grants and will directly impact more than 344 students through the various projects, according to a press release. The programs include a greenhouse and garden project, a rocketry project, a 3D printer project and a robotics shop project.

  • 12 amazing projects that will truly change your world

    Published: Wed, May 4, 2016

    The technology your kids use in their everyday lives is going to be drastically different than what we use today. And we can already see hints of that world today through some of the far-out projects that the big internet companies are currently working on. Here's a look at the often sci-fi projects that will change the world as we know it.

  • A self-made billionaire gifted each of his 2,000 employees shares worth $150,000 to $1 million

    Published: Wed, May 4, 2016

    The founder of Chobani, Hamdi Ulukaya, is known for his charitable behavior. His latest action was giving every Chobani employee shares that are worth $150,000 to $1 million.

  • DOE auditor: Summit completion in doubt

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Auditors of U.S. Department of Energy warned in a report “of serious doubts about the continuing viability” of the Texas Clean Energy Project, the second blow this year to the Summit Power Group endeavor after the agency suspended funding in February. Summit officials say raising private money is now next to impossible for the multi-billion-dollar carbon capture and sequestration project. Summit CEO Jason Crew said the DOE’s stance is “certainly ... a big headwind for us.” Company officials are pushing back on both decisions in hope that DOE officials will reverse course.

  • Digital spring cleaning: 4 'cyber hygiene' tips to stay safe

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Spring cleaning isn't just about tossing old furniture and torn clothing: It's a great time to clear out your digital clutter and make sure you're protected against hackers. That means evaluating all your passwords — and changing them if you haven't in a while. You'll also want to update your software and take stock of your personal information on devices and online. A little "cyber hygiene" can go a long way in guarding yourself from identity theft or other Internet attacks. Earlier, we shared some tips on securing your smartphone and protecting yourself against phishing attacks . Now, you can keep the rest of your digital life clean.

  • France Capgemini

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    The logo French information technology services company Capgemini SA is pictured in Saint Cloud, outside Paris, Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

  • PNM earnings plummet; Intel plays role

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    PNM Resources reported a 27 percent decline in net income in the first quarter of this year, partly because of decreasing electric demand at Intel Corp. in Rio Rancho. PNM Resources said net income plummeted by 59 percent at the company’s local utility, Public Service Co. of New Mexico — from $10 million in the first quarter of 2015 to $4.1 million this past quarter. Plant outages at PNM’s coal-fired generating plants, lower earnings from electricity generated at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station in Arizona, and higher depreciation, property taxes and interest expenses all contributed to the decline. But a sharp, 7.

  • Paycom Software reports $18.6 million in profit for first quarter

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    Paycom Software Inc. posted a $18.6 million profit in the first quarter, or 31 cents per share, a 210 percent increase compared to a $6 million profit or 11 cents per share for the same period a year ago. Oklahoma City-based Paycom reported earnings Tuesday after markets closed. "We kicked off the year with our best ever first-quarter performance," said Chad Richison, Paycom founder and CEO. "Clients across a diverse range of industries continue to see the benefits of Paycom. Our strong results underscore the growing appeal of our cloud-based solution in the marketplace. In the first quarter, we experienced continued robust demand for our software, as well as outperformance in our tax form filing business, which contributed t

  • Groups rally against Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co.'s proposals in rate increase case

    By Paul Monies Business Writer pmonies@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, May 4, 2016

    Consumer and environmental advocates as well as those backing solar power rallied Tuesday at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission as a hearing began on Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co.'s $92.5 million rate increase.

  • Paycom Software reports $18.6 million in profit for first quarter

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Published: Wed, May 4, 2016

    Oklahoma City-based Paycom Software Inc. posted a $18.6 million profit in the first quarter, or 31 cents per share, a 210 percent increase compared to a $6 million profit or 11 cents per share for the same period a year ago.

  • Intel may have totally sunk Microsoft's latest plan to conquer smartphones

    Published: Tue, May 3, 2016

    Microsoft's phone business is struggling: Sales of its flagship Lumia brands are down 72% over the same time last year. But Microsoft has been urging calm, dropping lots of hints that the long-rumored Surface Phone , said to be due in 2017 , will change everything. Microsoft has even said that it could put Apple and the iPhone on the defensive . It's a nice idea. But Intel, one of Microsoft's oldest and best partners, is having its own difficulties breaking into mobile.

  • Here's how Facebook decides what 'trending' news you see

    Published: Tue, May 3, 2016

    More than half of all Facebook users consider the site a news source. Those people can get their fix from stories their friends post, pieces or "Instant Articles" published directly to Facebook by news orgs, or the site's own feed of "Trending" topics.

  • Board member's request for free SXSW passes sparks ethics complaint

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    Lemuel Williams fired off an email March 5 to Hugh Forrest, director of the South by Southwest Interactive Festival, with a specific request. “I would like to ask if it is possible this year (are you) able to provide several badges for 3 commission women and myself for SXSW?” wrote Williams, a volunteer who chairs the city’s Community Technology and Telecommunications Commission, an advisory panel. Williams explained, “I am looking to identify the next group of leaders and I can confidently say, the women we have on this commission are strong and I want them to see the great events going on for women by women this year at SXSW.” Forrest, who had given a presentation to the commission on Feb.


    Updated: 20 hr ago

    **COMMERCIAL IMAGE** In this photo taken by Feature Photo Service for IBM: IBM Quantum Computing Scientist Jay Gambetta uses a tablet to interact with the IBM Quantum Experience, the world's first quantum computing platform delivered via the IBM Cloud at IBM's T. J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown, NY. On Wednesday, May 4, for the first time ever, IBM is making quantum computing available via the cloud to anyone interested in hands-on access to an IBM quantum processor, making it easier for researchers and the scientific community to accelerate innovations, and help discover new applications for this technology. This is the beginning of the quantum age of computing and the latest advance from IBM towards building a universal quantum comp

  • CU-Boulder student leading project to increase internet access for Sanchez Elementary families

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    Kern Shahi's house became internet central for friends without connections at home while he was attending Lafayette's Centaurus High School. He said they went online to finish homework, apply to college and connect with friends on social media. Now in his junior year at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Shahi is working on a project to get more families connected at Lafayette's Sanchez Elementary for a civic engagement project as a CU Puksta Scholar. "This was a huge problem in our community," he said. "A lot of people who don't have internet are left behind." Shahi is partnering with Andrew Moore, Boulder Valley's chief information officer, and Sanchez Elementary Principal Lora de la Cruz on his ConnectME pi

  • BRIEF: CU to partner with Boulder, Denver on urban challenges through MetroLab

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    Boulder and the University of Colorado are joining the MetroLab Network, a nationwide collection of 35 city-university partnerships focused on bringing data, analytics and innovation to local government, the university announced today. The city will collaborate with students and faculty to research, develop and deploy technologies and policy approaches to address challenges among urban areas, according to the release. The partnership is organized by Boulder's Planning, Housing and Sustainability Department and CU's Community Engagement Design and Research Center. The city will test technologies and policies developed and researched at the university.

  • 'Give STL Day' runs into software woes at donation website

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    Caring folks are finding roadblocks when they try to join "Give STL Day," a 24-hour online fundraising effort. The problem is that the computer operating the fund drive has been, for the most part, down since 10 a.m. "There are more than 50 community foundations using this platform" across the U.S. for the fund drive, said Margaret Welch of the St. Louis Community Foundation. "As far as what the problem is — whether it's more traffic or more foundations — I just don't know," Welch said. She said the platform is operated by Kimbia, a Texas software company. But Welch said her people have "gone old-school." "With the help of our partners, KSDK (Channel 5), we've set up a phone bank and are taking (donation

  • Rangers' Josh Hamilton unlikely to be 100 percent healthy


    If and when Josh Hamilton returns to the Rangers roster it’s unlikely he’ll be 100 percent healthy. Hamilton, who was pulled off his rehab assignment Sunday after one game (four innings) with Double A Frisco because of soreness and weakness behind his left knee. It’s similar to previous issues before his surgeries on the knee in October and February. Hamilton could resume his rehab assignment sometime this weekend, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said. Players must sit five days before resuming a rehab assignment if they’re pulled. Daniels said the club’s expectations for Hamilton’s health haven’t altered much since he returned to Texas in a trade with the Angels last April.

  • Here's how bagpipes are made

    Published: Tue, May 3, 2016

    Bagpipes are immensely complicated instrument. Each pipe serves a different purpose, and is carved in intricate, decorative ways. Some of the components are just for decoration, but others are absolutely essential. Here's how they're made. This footage comes from "How It's Made," which airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on Science Channel.

  • "Running Man" is the latest internet challenge

    Published: Tue, May 3, 2016

    From the New Zealand police to the L.A. Dodgers, everyone's doing the "Running Man." The latest hashtag, #RunningManChallenge, has over 31,000 participants eager to show off their moves to the '90s hit "My Boo" by Ghost Town DJ's.