• Tech bytes for May 17

    Tech bytes for May 17

    Published: Tue, May 17, 2016

    Tech bytes for May 17, 2016

  • Next-generation Apple Store will be coming to Oklahoma City

    Next-generation Apple Store will be coming to...

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Published: Mon, May 16, 2016

    Apple has selected Oklahoma City's Penn Square Mall as a location for one of its first next-generation stores. The $2.5 million renovation will include a wall-size interactive display screen.

  • Iran Arrests Models Posing Without Headscarves Online

    Published: Mon, May 16, 2016

    TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian police have arrested eight people in a new crackdown targeting "un-Islamic acts" online such as female models posting images of themselves without their hair covered, state media reported Monday, part of a larger cultural struggle in the Islamic Republic over the country's future.   The arrests follow the detentions of artists, poets, journalists and activists as moderate President Hassan Rouhani's administration secured a landmark nuclear deal with world powers.   The arrests and harsh sentences handed down signal that hard-liners in the police and judiciary, who were unable to stop the accord and fear looser social norms will weaken the Islamic Republic, still hold significant power in the country.

  • Pokertribe.com hopes to offer in-flight gambling to airline passengers

    Pokertribe.com hopes to offer in-flight...

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Published: Sun, May 15, 2016

    Justin Bieber, a Florida tech entrepreneur who once owned a nightclub with Paris Hilton, and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin's daughter Christina Fallin are all involved in launching what could be the world's first in-flight gambling website from the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma's headquarters near Perkins.  "I see this software to being the key for securing the future for many generations," said Chairman Bobby Walkup of the Iowa Tribe. "It is a market that is untouched."  The Iowa Tribe, which has about 800 enrolled members, has struck a deal with the Florida company Universal Entertainment Group to retain 51 percent of the revenue from Pokertribe.com, according to a regulatory filing. The Pokertribe servers will be located on tribal

  • Poll: How frequently do you use ride-hailing services such as Uber or Lyft?

    STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Fri, May 13, 2016

  • Mark Zuckerberg to investigate political bias charges

    Mark Zuckerberg to investigate political bias...

    Published: Fri, May 13, 2016

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has pledged to meet with conservative leaders as his company probes damaging allegations of political bias in how it selects the most important news for its 1.6 billion users, USA TODAY reports. "This week, there was a report suggesting that Facebook contractors working on Trending Topics suppressed stories with conservative viewpoints," Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post. "We take this report very seriously and are conducting a full investigation to ensure our teams upheld the integrity of this product."

  • The military just built the most advanced prosthetic arm we’ve ever seen

    The military just built the most advanced...

    Published: Thu, May 12, 2016

    During a recent event held by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Tech Insider had a chance to check out one of the most advanced robotic prosthetic arms we’ve ever seen.

  • A marketing executive reveals that the industry has spent too much money on social media stars

    A marketing executive reveals that the industry...

    Published: Thu, May 12, 2016

    Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat stars have replaced celebrities as the new normal for marketers and retailers.  Generation Z  in particular craves authenticity, and social media stars provide them with just that. A recent study revealed that teens trust these social media stars — or "influencers" — as much as they trust their own friends, Adweek  reported. It's no secret that these "influencers" can get paid tons of money for product placements.

  • Google’s Amazon Echo killer is code-named 'Chirp'

    Google’s Amazon Echo killer is code-named \'Chirp\'

    Published: Wed, May 11, 2016

    Google is reportedly working on a competitor to Amazon's sleeper hit, the smart speaker Echo , and the project is adorably dubbed Chirp internally, according to Recode's Mark Bergen.  Like the Echo, Chirp will be a hardware product that can respond to voice commands, like questions or demands to activate music.  Although Chirp is set to launch this year, Bergen's sources say that Chirp likely won't be ready for Google's big developers' conference next week.

  • 108-year-old Mills Machine Co. embraces technology changes, global distribution

    108-year-old Mills Machine Co. embraces...

    By Jim Stafford For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, May 10, 2016

    For more than 100 years, Mills Machine Co. in Shawnee has played a role the water, mining, construction and environmental industries.

  • Dating app matches Canadians and Americans who want to escape Trump

    Dating app matches Canadians and Americans who...

    Published: Tue, May 10, 2016

    Does the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency make you want to move to Canada? Well, now you can. Or at least you can try and find a nice Canadian to help you live there. A new dating site says it will help you find a Canadian partner to “Make dating great again," USA TODAY reports.

  • Facebook denies censoring conservative news

    Facebook denies censoring conservative news

    Published: Tue, May 10, 2016

    SAN FRANCISCO — Is Facebook, one of the world's most powerful distributors of news on the Internet, censoring politically conservative articles?   Facebook denies it, but that's the allegation in a published report that set off a firestorm among conservative media on Monday.  According to tech news outlet Gizmodo, a former Facebook news curator says popular articles from politically conservative outlets on conservative subjects were deliberately left off of the "trending news" sidebar. Among the allegedly verboten topics: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Fox News contributor Steven Crowder.

  • Super-fast gigabit Internet service arrives in Oklahoma City metro market via AT&T

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, May 10, 2016

    Oklahoma City will be the 21st market where AT&T has launched the service since introducing it in Austin, Texas, in 2013.

  • Communication skills are important for those entering the workforce

    BY SCOTT MEACHAM | Published: Mon, May 9, 2016

    Companies large and small are crying out for people with science and technology skills, but businesses also need graduates who possess critical thinking and problem solving skills, as well as the ability to be strong communicators — verbally and in writing.

  • Is this Dallas-area online-only school the next big trend in public education?

    Is this Dallas-area online-only school the next...

    Dallas News | Published: Mon, May 9, 2016

    The number of children receiving grade-level instruction in virtual schools is tiny, only 262,000 students in 33 states nationwide, according to a report from the National Education Policy Center.

  • Software company workers credit Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics for jump-starting careers

    Software company workers credit Oklahoma School...

    By Paula Burkes Business Writer pburkes@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, May 8, 2016

    Scott Wise, and his wife, Mina Wise, work for SST Software in Stillwater, and both credit Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics for helping them be successful in their careers.

  • A Tour Through the Ghost Towns of Forgotten Social Networks

    A Tour Through the Ghost Towns of Forgotten...

    By K. Thor Jensen, New York Magazine | Published: Sat, May 7, 2016

    Many have tried to take down Mark Zuckerberg and his crew, but none have succeeded. Some social networks have carved out a niche, but most of them have a hot launch and then fizzle into irrelevance.

  • Girlfriend allegedly assaulted on live gaming stream

    Girlfriend allegedly assaulted on live gaming...

    Published: Fri, May 6, 2016

    A LIVE streaming app used by online gamers to broadcast their game-play has been embroiled in controversy after a user was allegedly recorded sexually assaulting his girlfriend when his computer microphone was accidentally left on. Twitch allows gaming fans to follow other players during the action but some users were subject to horrifying audio accidentally captured on the platform this week. No video of the incident was recorded but the disturbing audio was posted online and quickly began circulating, much to the horror of gamers everywhere. The audio can still be found online but is far too disturbing to be published here.

  • NEVER look at the sun through a telescope

    NEVER look at the sun through a telescope

    Published: Thu, May 5, 2016

    On May 9, you'll be able to see Mercury pass in front of the sun for the first time in ten years. But you’d be hard-pressed to find an announcement of this rare event that doesn’t include a disclaimer about staring directly at the sun. That’s because the sun’s ultraviolet rays are incredibly damaging to the structures in our eyes. But despite endless cautionary tales about what could happen when you stare at the sun, there are bound to be a handful of people who try to watch with their naked eyes. Or worse — through a telescope.

  • There's a Keurig-inspired machine that makes individual tortillas

    There\'s a Keurig-inspired machine that makes...

    Published: Thu, May 5, 2016

    Flatev churns out fresh tortillas like a Keurig churns out coffee. Just insert the pod, choose crispiness, and select either corn or flour tortilla.  It's the brainchild Carlos Ruiz, who searched in vain for authentic Mexican food while traveling far from his hometown of Guadalajara, Mexico. Flatlev is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter .




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