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 Debra Lam realized that discussions with regional tech leaders of all sectors could help city officials better understand their role in assisting the industry’s growth.

Pittsburgh's tech officer aims to advance region's position as a national player

Debra Lam, Pittsburgh’s chief innovation and performance officer, wants to create an “innovation road map” for the region’s tech sector.

5 minutes ago


Ced Kurtz’s TechMan Texts: Of Disney drones and cop cameras

Drones over battlefields. Drones over rescue sites. Drones over Disney World?

45 seconds ago


 Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC7B Noise Cancelling Headphones, which can be found for under $130, have active noise cancellation similar to that found in much more expensive models.

Don Lindich’s Sound Advice: When making the jump, avoid ‘upgrade-itis’

Given how long someone is likely to own a set of headphones, spending the extra $20 seems to be an easy decision. But use caution.

2 days ago


 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.

4 days 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.

5 days 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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


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


 
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