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Ced Kurtz’s TechMan Texts: Turning it off, on may be what doctor ordered

Also: An expensive slip of the tongue; it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Googlecast; and the founder speaks.

about 20 hours ago


Don Lindich’s Sound Advice: Receivers come in different forms

Don Lindich breaks down the different types of receivers.

2 days ago


Pittsburgh rally to promote women's work in life sciences

The Pittsburgh’s Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs Rally on Monday will give entrepreneurs a chance to make pitches to investors.

4 days ago


Ads coming to North Hills school website

Visitors to the North Hills School District's website soon will be seeing ads for area businesses.

4 days ago


Innovation Works receives $800,000 to expand AlphaLab

The federal grant is expected to create 300 jobs and bring in $225 million in private investment.

6 days ago


Self-driving cars now can get a permit in California

Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years.

6 days ago


 Downtown-based Forever.com is predicting record revenues for 2015 thanks to a recent acquisition and a plan to unroll digital storage of documents and videos in addition to photos.

Pittsburgh based Forever.com has more in store for future

Downtown’s Forever.com is hoping that the Panstoria acquisition puts it ahead of its cloud storage competitors.

6 days ago


Microsoft buys ‘Minecraft’ maker Mojang for $2.5 billion

The technology company said it will buy Stockholm-based game maker Mojang

1 week ago


 Alibaba Group founder and executive chairman Jack Ma speaks to reporters before an IPO road show at a hotel in Hong Kong on Monday.

Hong Kong rethinks rules after Alibaba IPO loss

Hong Kong has been the traditional first choice for Chinese enterprises going public outside the mainland.

1 week ago


Ced Kurtz’s TechMan Texts: Apple Watch may stay on fringe

Also: Apple also announced that iOS 8; a Stanford engineer has managed to create a wireless radio just a few millimeters across.

1 week ago


Sound Advice: Amplifiers are as unique as speakers

I don't think all amplifiers sound the same; but the key is matching an amplifier to the speakers.

1 week ago


 Apple CEO Tim Cook explains how the Apple Watch works in conjunction with Apple Pay during an announcement of new products.

Apple pushes digital wallet with Apple Pay

Apple Pay is integrated with its Passbook credential-storage app and its fingerprint ID security system.

1 week ago


 Apple is looking to expand its presence in Pittsburgh and has been searching for 15,000 to 20,000 square feet of office space.

Apple seeks to expand its presence in Pittsburgh

The technology giant has been searching for up to 20,000 square feet of office space, possibly at Carnegie Mellon or other locations.

2 weeks ago


Ced Kurtz’s TechMan Texts: A means to a manual … and then some

TechMan conjures strange self-improvement ideas.

2 weeks ago


Euros make Google a proxy for criticism of intrusive U.S. government and U.S. tech dominance

European regulators on Monday pushed Google to make more changes in its key search algorithm or face charges and penalties.

2 weeks ago


 Recording artist Moby will perform at this year’s Thrival.

Thrival festival to focus on Pittsburgh’s technology, music scene

Thrill Mill’s Thrival Innovation + Music Festival has been extended to a weeklong celebration of technology and entrepreneurship.

2 weeks ago


 Receivers from highly regarded brands like Marantz have very good amplifier specifications, leading to clean sound.

Don Lindich’s Sound Advice: Factor in sensitivity along with room size

The lower the sensitivity, the more power you need. And bigger speakers are usually more efficient than smaller speakers.

2 weeks ago


 Alice Hayden of Orlando, Fla., uses gaming technology in her firm. Although more women have cracked video gaming’s predominantly male workforce, experts say the business still has a gender gap.

More women get jobs in video-game industry, but gender gap persists

Women make up the fastest-growing consumer segment of the $15 billion-a-year business and the fastest-growing niche in its workforce.

2 weeks ago


 Television screens are set up Wednesday at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh so that students, faculty and administration can participate in the “Titanfall” tournament. Two creators of the “Titanfall” game for Respawn Entertainment are Art Institute alumni.

Art Institute’s 'Titanfall' gaming tournament kicks off

Art Institute of Pittsburgh president challenges students to Titanfall tournament and to dream big when it comes to gaming industry.

2 weeks ago


 DJ Lee, executive vice president of Samsung, Wednesday presents a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 during his keynote at an unpacked event of Samsung ahead of the consumer electronic fair IFA in Berlin.

Samsung's new phones get smarter, not bigger

The Galaxy Note Edge was announced at a trade show in Berlin on Wednesday, alongside the new Galaxy Note 4 phone.

2 weeks ago


Apple: Hackers to blame in stars’ nude photo leaks

Apple says its cloud system wasn’t breached in the celebrity photo hacking.

2 weeks ago


 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.

3 weeks ago


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

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

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

4 weeks 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 month 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 month ago



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