• Young shutterbugs show works at Fine Arts Institute of Edmond

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    The eighth annual Youth Visions Photography Competition in Edmond showcases teen photographers.

  • The Dallas Morning News Cheryl Hall column

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Ebola, the mysterious disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, a pandemic of data breaches and cheating by international banking giants led to an unprecedented drop in worldwide trust, according to the 2015 Edelman Trust Barometer. Every year, Edelman, the huge public relations firm based in New York, does the survey to gauge how much confidence people have in government, businesses, the media and nongovernment organizations such as charity groups and world health organizations. Matt Harrington, the company’s global chief operating officer in New York and the guy in charge of the survey, is alarmed by this year’s findings. Two-thirds of the 27 countries it surveyed in 2014, including the United States and Ger

  • BRIEF: Boulder startup Stryd launches wearable device to measure run intensity

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Boulder startup Stryd on Tuesday launched its eponymous device that serves as a wearable power meter for runners as the company surpassed its $50,000 Kickstarter goal in three hours, officials said. The Stryd clip allows users to measure the intensity of their runs across different terrain by syncing with their sports watches and mobile devices. The device incorporates sensing technologies to measure movement through space as well as surrounding environmental conditions. The data generated then can be used to improve running efficiency, officials said. Stryd officials are hoping to start shipping the devices by the mid-summer, with priority to those who purchased the product on Kickstarter, officials said. ——

  • Powers Pet Emergency and Specialty team welcomes MRI technology to site

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Sponsored Feature Powers Pet Emergency and Specialty (PPERS) is stepping up its pet-care game with the addition of a state-of-the-art veterinary MRI, making it one of only six locations that offer MRI capabilities onsite in Colorado. An MRI – magnetic resonance imaging – scan is a detailed form of diagnostic imaging that allows a veterinarian to see inside a pet’s body. Unlike an X-ray, the MRI images are more detailed and do not use radiation. MRI scans can help veterinarians catch developing internal health issues in places like the brain and spinal cord. “We are very excited to offer this to our patients and all of Colorado Springs,” said Dr. Lee Wilwerding, DVM, owner of PPERS, 5886 Tutt Boulevard.

  • Visa, MasterCard moving into mobile pay in Africa

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Americans may just be getting used to mobile pay, but consumers in many African countries have been paying with their phones for years. Now payment processors Visa and MasterCard want to get a slice of that market, and are launching card services aimed at Africa's growing mobile payment industry. VISA CARD WITH A CELL PHONE Visa is partnering with African telecommunications company Bharti Airtel to link Visa cards to customers' mobile phones. While many Africans do not have bank accounts, most have a cell phone — sometimes more than one. Gallup estimates that 80 percent of sub-Saharan African households have a cell phone, while only 2 percent have a landline.

  • WIRELESS SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: Eyes on Apple, BlackBerry

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — As a major wireless show continues this week in Barcelona, Spain, Apple is highlighting the capabilities of its iPhone cameras with a gallery of photos taken by its users around the world. Apple's campaign comes as Samsung unveiled new phones with improved photo-taking capabilities. The two companies have been fierce rivals, and one research firm said Tuesday that Apple bested Samsung as the world's top smartphone maker in the last three months of 2014. Apple Inc. isn't at the Mobile World Congress show this week, but is making its presence felt, as new phones are inevitably compared with iPhones. Apple has its own event Monday in San Francisco, where it's expected to reveal more details about its upcoming s

  • BRIEF: Police release video, photos of looting at Dellwood wireless phone store

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    DELLWOOD • St. Louis County police want the public's help in identifying looters who struck a wireless phone store in Dellwood on Aug. 10 as unrest escalated in the area the day after Michael Brown was fatally shot. Suspects shattered the front door to Cricket Wireless at 10006 West Florissant Avenue at about 10:38 p.m. Before police arrived, they did about $25,000 in damage and theft. County police released photos and videos of the looters. Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible. Paul Hampel • 314-340-8104 @phampel on Twitter phampel@post-dispatch.com ——— ©2015 the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Visit th

  • AISD trustees call for $53.2 million bond election

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Aledo ISD trustees Wednesday voted to place a $53.2 million bond package on the ballot May 9, as recommended by members of the 2025 Committee and school administrators. The bond package — $8 million less than the package that failed in November of 2014 — will have two separate parts: a $28.8 million proposition for a new elementary school and a $24.4 million proposition targeting technology improvements, building repairs and upgrades, new buses, a controlled entry and relocated offices at Coder Elementary School and controlled entries for three other campuses. Trustee David Davis made the motion to approve an order calling for the election, followed by a second from trustee Johnny Campbell. Every trustee thanked mem

  • Here's When 'Orange Is The New Black' Returns

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Mark your calendars, cancel your plans and get the snacks ready: "Orange Is the New Black," "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp," the Wachowski's "Sense8," Jennette McCurdy's thriller "Between" and a handful of other new Netflix originals have premiere dates, The Huffington Post reports. Check it out: May: "Between"June 5: "Sense8"June 12: "Orange Is the New Black" Season 3June 17: "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp"

  • SXSW Interactive panels to explore thin line between TV and Web

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    What is a television show? The question has gotten increasingly difficult to answer in recent years as streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu have taken off and as traditional broadcast shows, short-form Web series and even video game streaming channels now compete for our eyeballs.

  • Austin tech scene braces for impact of Freescale’s sale

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    As the dust starts to settle from the announcement that Austin's Freescale Semiconductor will be sold to a Dutch chipmaker, analysts say the city's tech scene should be able to absorb any layoffs that might come with the loss of a corporate headquarters. The news broke Sunday evening that Freescale is being acquired by NXP Semiconductors NV in a cash and stock merger worth more than $11 billion. That could be a potentially big hit to Austin, as Freescale is one of the city's biggest and most important technology companies. It employs about 5,000 in Central Texas and is a leading supplier of chips for the automotive and digital network industries. The company employs about 18,000 worldwide, with operations in more than 20 coun

  • Kiamichi Technology Centers appoint new board member

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    The Kiamichi Technology Centers' Board of Education has selected Joy Culbreath to fill the unexpired term of Zone 5. Mrs. Culbreath has dedicated her entire career to education. She spent 27 years at Southeastern Oklahoma State University working in TRIO programs and teaching in the Business Department. After retiring from Southeastern in 1993, she began working for the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma where she has spent the last 22 years. She recently retired from her position as Executive Director of Education for the Choctaw Nation. During her time with the Choctaw Nation, Mrs. Culbreath was very instrumental in creating a number of new programs and scholarships that helped Choctaw tribal members reach their educational goals.

  • New suicide prevention tool aims to help Facebook users

    Natalie Crofts, KSL | Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    A new tool on Facebook is designed to let friends help friends who might be struggling with suicidal thoughts.

  • Zipline through the Amazon rain forest with Google Street View

    Natalie Crofts, KSL | Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    In the mood for a quick zipline ride through the jungle? Google Street View can help you out.

  • 30? Tinder expects you to pay more for new app

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    The popular dating app Tinder recently announced its premium paid version called Tinder Plus, with features including Passport and Rewind (or undo). Also, there are unlimited likes, USA TODAY reports. And here's an interesting caveat: If you are 30 or older, you'll be paying more than younger daters. In a statement to Quartz, Tinder said, "Lots of products offer differentiated price tiers by age like Spotify does for students, for example. Tinder is no different; during our testing we've learned, not surprisingly, that younger users are just as excited about TinderPlus, but are more budget constrained, and need a lower price to pull the trigger."

  • Instameet & Learn: Discuss photo quality, camera controls and basic compositions

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Hey Oklahoma Instagrammers! We’re partnering with Bedford Camera & Video for an Instameet and Learn session from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on March 7 to discuss photo editing apps, DSLRs and camera settings. Christian Bruggeman, director of education for Bedford, along with Doug Hoke, director of photography at The Oklahoman, and Tiffany Gibson, news web editor at The Oklahoman, will meet with photographers at the Bedford store location, 3110 North May Avenue, and answer questions about Instagram tagging, building followers, workflow for the best quality photo, basic camera controls and basic compositions. It’s free to the public, but seating is limited to the first 30 people. To sign up for the session, call Bedford

  • Sigma Labs, one of 2 of publicly traded firms in state, pushes forward

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Ask Mark J. Cola, the president and CEO of Sigma Labs, “How’s business?” and there’s only so much he can say. With just five full-time employees, the Santa Fe-based Sigma Labs cannot expect to be as well-known as New Mexico’s other publicly traded company, PNM Resources, the electric utility with $1.4 billion in revenue that provides services to some 510,000 customers in Texas and New Mexico. Still, as the only two publicly owned companies still based in New Mexico, there are some things that Cola has in common with PNM Resources.

  • President's policing task force recommends independent investigation of police shootings

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    WASHINGTON • A national policing commission set up by President Barack Obama after the police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson is recommending independent investigations of police-involved deaths. The Task Force on 21st Century Policing, while urging reforms in training, record-keeping, technology, and the way that police interact with communities, did not offer an unqualified endorsement of police use of body cameras. The commission said that while cameras can help, their use is complex and can have negative effects on relationships between police and the communities they serve.

  • Oklahoma biotech firm treats child neurologic condition

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Imagine this. Your child, who previously was living a perfectly normal life, gets sick (perhaps with strep or some other common infection), and then abruptly begins exhibiting obsessive compulsive disorder, facial tics, anxiety, rage, anorexia, the inability to concentrate, or other neuropsychological behaviors. You go from physician to physician searching for answers. The neurological symptoms wax and wane, but they don’t go away. You may try neuropsychiatric drugs, but there are all kinds of considerations with that. Your child is miserable. Your family struggles to cope. That’s the battle that PANDAS/PANS parents and their children fight. That’s the battle Moleculera wants to help them win.

  • Business tech bytes for March 3

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Tech bytes OSU computer security forum set Info tech academy planned at OSU