• GoPro, NHL in deal to bring cameras closer to the action

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — GoPro has signed a deal with the NHL to bring its wearable cameras closer to the action on the ice and let viewers see games from the perspective of players and referees. It's the company's first such deal with a major professional sports league. While GoPro would not comment on whether other partnerships are in the works, they would make sense. As part of the NHL deal, footage from GoPro cameras on players, referees and placed around the rink will be shown as part of the live broadcast of this weekend's All-Star events. Later, prerecorded footage from the players will be incorporated into TV broadcasts of hockey games.

  • Taking the risk to offer broadband should be a local call

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    The following editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times on Thursday, Jan. 22: ________ When President Obama urged in his State of the Union address that broadband Internet service be made available to all Americans, it was the 21st-century equivalent of calling for a chicken in every pot. So much commerce, information, education and entertainment has moved online that communities can’t afford to be left without high-speed connections. Nevertheless, many Republicans oppose one of the means Obama has proposed for expanding broadband: pre-empting the roughly 20 state laws that make it hard, if not impossible, for local governments to offer Internet services.

  • In-flight retailer SkyMall files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    SkyMall, the company that produces in-flight catalogs located on nearly every domestic flight, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday, after struggles to reach passengers who were turning to smartphones and tablets during flights. SkyMall LLC, in papers filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Phoenix, stated that it had evaluated the company’s alternatives and determined that the filing was in the best interests of the company and its creditors. Delta Airlines, American Airlines and U.S. Airways are included in the company’s list of creditors holding the 20 largest unsecured claims. In the petition, SkyMall estimated its assets range from $1 million to $10 million and that its liabilities range from

  • Western's library to host 'Maker's Space' Technology Seminar

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    Western Oklahoma State College's library, the Learning Resource Center, will unveil its newly organized “Mak­er's Space” with an orientation seminar led by Steve Prater, Western's Director of Information Technology. The seminar will be held Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m., and again at 7 p.m. in the LRC. The space offers in-house use of several high-tech tools and resources that highlight Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) technologies and entice the creator/tinkerer. The Maker's Space in­cludes a Raspberry Pi, a quad copter, robot kit and several electronic components for exploration. The MakerBot 3-D printer is also available for use. Scrapbook creators can get crafty with Crikut and Cuttlebug in the Maker's

  • Hollande, leaders call for investments in the green economy

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Climate change and poverty took center stage Friday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where leaders began campaigning in earnest for twin global accords aimed at cooling the planet and easing the suffering of multitudes. French President Francois Hollande, Rwandan President Paul Kagame and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon were among the power-brokers urgently seeking support for two long-sought deals. They warned that the planet will overheat and many children will suffer unless the agreements are clinched this year. "Future generations will judge us harshly if we fail," Ban said. Hollande, who will host the next crucial round of climate talks, called for "huge investment" in green tech

  • Area high school sophomores tour Pontotoc Technology Center

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    Pontotoc Technology Center in Ada welcomed area high school sophomores recently to its campus. Sophomore Tours, which the school hosts each year as part of its recruitment process, gives sophomores the opportunity to see what PTC has to offer. High school students are first eligible for tech center enrollment their junior year. In January over 500 sophomores toured the Pontotoc Technology Center campus to experience first hand the career majors offered. The following career majors are available to high school students: Heavy Equipment Operator, Health Science, Cosmetology, Information Technology, Automotive Service Technology and Environmental Biotechnology. During the sophomore tours students participated in hands-on activities in

  • Another scam hits Ada

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    An Ada woman reported Thursday that a person named Richard called her from Washington D.C., phone number (202) 657-4492, in a scam apparently targeting the elderly. The man told her she was in serious trouble for fraud and money laundering and she would need to pay a fine immediately or risk federal charges being levied against her. Scam artists are everywhere: don't fall for anyone who calls asking for personal information or money, and do not give out your Social Security number, credit card numbers or bank account information. Hang up and call 1-877-FTC-HELP or visit ftc.gov/complaint to file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission.

  • Privacy is dead, Harvard professors tell Davos forum

    Published: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    Davos (Switzerland) (AFP) - Imagine a world where mosquito-sized robots fly around stealing samples of your DNA. Or where a department store knows from your buying habits that you're pregnant even before your family does. That is the terrifying dystopian world portrayed by a group of Harvard professors at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday, where the assembled elite heard that the notion of individual privacy is effectively dead. "Welcome to today. We're already in that world," said Margo Seltzer, a professor in computer science at Harvard University. "Privacy as we knew it in the past is no longer feasible... How we conventionally think of privacy is dead," she added.

  • Video: Eye-tracking headgear lets disabled play piano

    Natalie Crofts, KSL | Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Hands and arms are now optional for playing the piano, thanks to new technology.

  • Digital comics remains fast-moving field

    By Matthew Price, Features Editor | Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Co-founder of digital comics company talks about developing app and moving to print

  • St. Gregory's University in Oklahoma names new directors

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    St. Gregory’s University in Oklahoma named Robert Dolan and Alan Staab to its board of directors

  • Oklahoma business news briefs for Jan. 22

    Published: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Oklahoma business news briefs for Jan. 22, 2015

  • The Oatmeal's Kickstarter Reaches Goal in 8 Minutes

    Published: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    Matthew Inman, creator of quirky comic website The Oatmeal, just launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new card game, called Exploding Kittens, Mashable reports. In the vein of Russian roulette, players go around in a circle, drawing cards from a deck, until one of them picks up an exploding kitten. That player immediately "explodes" and loses. Players can strategically use other cards they've picked up to negate an exploding kitten, or make it more likely for other players to pick one up. All of the cards feature Inman's signature Oatmeal-style drawings, and many include drawings from his past comics.

  • Achievers: Oklahoma City metro-area achievers

    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    Achievers: Oklahoma City metro-area achievers for Jan. 21.

  • Oklahoma business briefs for Jan. 21

    Published: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs for Jan. 21, 2015

  • 'The Interview' Is Coming To Netflix

    Published: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    "The Interview" is coming to Netflix on Jan. 24. The company made the announcement on Tuesday while disclosing its fourth-quarter earnings, The Huffington Post reports. Netflix had long been rumored to team up with Sony Pictures to help distribute "The Interview," but a deal had not materialized. Earlier this month, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos explained that timing was a factor.

  • At 90, She's Designing Tech For Aging Boomers

    Published: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    In Silicon Valley's youth-obsessed culture, 40-year-olds get plastic surgery to fit in. But IDEO, the firm that famously developed the first mouse for Apple , has a 90-year-old designer on staff. "Everybody who ages is going to be their own problem-solver," she says. And designers are problem-solvers. Beskind speaks while sitting on a couch at the open office space of IDEO in San Francisco. She commutes to the office once a week from a community for older adults where falling is a problem. "People where I live fall a lot," she says, adding, "For a friend of mine, I tried to design air bags of graded sizes that would be activated at a lurch of 15 degrees." She is stumped on how to find the right power source for her air bags.

  • Oklahoma City Astronomy Club offers viewing of Jupiter's moons

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    Oklahoma City Astronomy Club members will set up telescopes Friday near Lake Hefner to view Jupiter’s moons.

  • Cold storage: Deep-freeze unit is vital to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation's work

    By Ryan Stewart, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    With temperatures that dip as low as minus-80 degrees Celsius (minus-112 degrees Fahrenheit), Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation’s “biorepository” houses more than 1 million biological samples gathered from research subjects over the past three decades.

  • Cybercrime costs more than leaked photos and movie delays

    Matthew Jelalian, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    Cyber security once may have been thought as a luxury service that only big companies needed to pay for. In reality, it's a necessity for anyone who uses a computer. Or in other words, everyone.