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 A key feature of Amazon’s new Fire smartphone is its Firefly service, a visual search feature, which also has modes for music and video.

Active scan visual search shopping app still elusive

Many companies are trying to make “visual search” a reality, it’s a great idea — but it doesn’t quite work.

about 15 hours ago


 Rachel Gogos, the founder of MyPath, using the app at University of Pittsburgh.

New app helps college students pinpoint their career qualities

MyPath101 launched as a pilot at University of Pittsburgh, and is now helping students nationwide find their professional calling.

1 day ago


Ced Kurtz’s TechMan Texts: Samsung ‘monster’ tablet has its advantages

Verizon was kind enough to send TechMan a Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 for testing, the largest tablet Samsung makes.

3 days ago


 Don Charlton, chief executive officer and founder of The Resumator, said shifting the paradigm that drives hiring decisions has been his company’s primary mission since it was launched in 2009.

Recruiting software company The Resumator works to open the doors to new faces

The West View-based firm, fresh off of a $15 million investment, aims to break hiring patterns and boost diversity in tech.

5 days ago


 The Pana­sonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Don Lindich’s Sound Advice: Pana­sonic DMC-GM1 eclipses Sony for best small camera

The DMC-GM1 of­fers the im­ag­ing power of a full-sized in­ter­change­able lens cam­era in an im­pos­si­bly small pack­age.

5 days ago


 Eric Jarosinski is followed on Twitter by 85,000 people who love his ironic and depressed aphorisms.

An Internet persona that’s negative and endearing

For someone famous for sharing his depression with the world, Eric Jarosinski is in an extremely good mood.

6 days ago


Former CMU dean of computer science advising White House Policy Office

Randal E. Bryant is using his yearlong sabbatical to teach White House officials the ins and outs of data science.

1 week ago


Facebook aiming to flag bogus reports

Facebook this week announced that it’s experimenting with a tag that will mark sites as satire.

1 week ago


 PNC Park

Want to catch a foul ball? This website offers fans help

Joel Carben and his friends are tracking the best places to sit if you want to catch a foul ball at the ballpark.

1 week ago


Ced Kurtz’s TechMan Texts: Phones, reforms & Internet sharks

Does the term “Certified Like-New” mean someone at Verizon swears that a little old lady only used it to call her grandkids?

1 week ago


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Cybertainment: City of Asylum app and website look at North Side

City of Asylum’s Digital Sanctuaries app and website looks at parts of North Side in a novel way. Streamy Awards ceremony set for Sept. 7.



Pittsburgh is still bleak but beautiful in remastered Sony game 'The Last of Us'

A new version of the 2013 apocalyptic game featuring Pittsburgh is available for PlayStation 4 with updated graphics.


 
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