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 The Pentax MX-1 offers 1080p HD video.

Don Lindich’s Sound Advice: Pentax MX-1 is for enthusiasts

An en­thu­si­ast com­pact is a step above a point-and-shoot and a step­ping stone to an in­ter­change­able lens cam­era.

1 day ago


Ced Kurtz’s Techman Texts: Apple moving in on rival’s territory

Apple has joined forces with IBM to invade the enterprise space.

6 days ago


Don Lindich’s Sound Advice: Deconstructing the diverse DVRs

Today‘‍s questions tackle Me­dia­s­onic HW-150PVRs, a Com­cast DVR and PC run­ning Win­dows Me­dia Center, and recording from a DVR to VHS.

1 week ago


 British Deputy Consul  General Nick Astbury is meeting with local tech leaders and promoting the Great Tech Awards, a contest that will send six U.S. entrepreneurs to London in November to explore expansion possibilities.

U.K. tries to woo Pittsburgh tech companies

British Deputy Consul General Nick Astbury is in Pittsburgh to rub elbows with local tech leaders and promote the Great Tech Awards.

1 week ago


 Microsoft today announced it will lay off up to 18,000 workers over the next year.

Microsoft to lay off up to 18,000 workers over the next year

The layoffs come as Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella integrates Nokia Oyj’s handset unit and slims down the software maker.

1 week ago


 Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, speaks on stage in 2013 during the introduction of the new iPhone 5s, which included a fingerprint scanner known as Touch ID.

Biometrics emerge as pass code alternative

Smartphone manufacturers have responded to a demand for stronger security systems by replacing traditional PINs with biometric scanners.

1 week ago


 Max Richardson, 48, of Sewickley shows how a quadcopter drone can be caught.

Pittsburgh Drone Masters work to demystify technology

With laws and opinions surrounding use of drones in a state of flux, questions abound for the nation‘‍s businesses and residents.

2 weeks ago


Don Lindich's Sound Advice: With turntables, look at whole picture

A lot of high-end audio is scams and silliness, and you need to look at the whole picture and respond accordingly.

2 weeks ago


 "Violet," the latest of UPMC's collection of disinfecting robots which uses ultraviolet light to sanitize a hospital's operating and patient rooms, is demonstrated at UPMC Passasvant.

Violet the robot attacks germs at UPMC Passavant

The robot, manufactured by Xenex, is being tested to see if its use can reduce the number of hospital-acquired infections.

2 weeks ago


Ced Kurtz’s Techman Texts: Gimmick could place shared docking on map

Are its advantages enough to make the PadFone popular? If so, we may see more shared docking devices.

2 weeks ago


 Best Buy Sony expert Reed Andrews walks past the store's new 4k Ultra HD television display inside its Robinson location.

Research is key to purchases in new technology

The best moment to make the plunge into a new technology might be after consumers see signs it‘‍s actually going to last.

3 weeks ago


Sound Advice: System benefits from its solid design

The ZVOX SoundBase 320 has everything going for it. It is easy to set up, use, is very affordable and sounds fantastic.

3 weeks ago


Privacy board back NSA collecting foreign communications on U.S. Internet connections

The federal panel that earlier scorned domestic phone data collections reached a different finding on other surveillance.

3 weeks ago


Samsung reaches beyond smartphones with home appliances

Samsung is grabbing market share with a combination of technological innovation and stylish design.

3 weeks ago


Techman Texts: Yo: The app that's ingeniously silly

Yo and Hodor, the Internet forgets and 40 years of scanning.

3 weeks ago


Scientists come up with passcodes you can't forget

Researchers at Britain's University of York and the University of Glasgow have created a new password system.

4 weeks ago


 The Avid Ingenium is a high-end turntable that provides oustanding sound from vinyl records.

Don Lindich’s Sound Advice: Turntable with pre-installed cartridge a safe bet

When building a record playing system, proper matching is the key.

4 weeks ago


 Eric Zhang, left, and Arjun Harisena, both Carnegie Mellon graduates, are part of the Pixelopus team.

From Pittsburgh to Pixelopus: CMU grads are at the core of Sony's newest gaming studio

The six developers from Carnegie Mellon University got to introduce their first video game, “Entwined,” in front of thousands at E3.

1 month ago



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