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 Rich Manko of Sewickley, left, and Max Richardson of Seweickley, prepare a quadcopter drone to fly in Blueberry Park, as the Pittsburgh Drone Masters members meet.

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.

about 3 hours 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.

about 3 hours 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.

3 days 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.

5 days 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week ago


Samsung reaches beyond smartphones with home appliances

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

1 week ago


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

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

1 week 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 weeks ago


Sole Power wins 'Rise of the Rest' competition

The East Liberty based company that converts energy from footsteps to electricity, took home a $100,000 prize.

2 weeks ago


Don Lindich’s Sound Advice: Mediasonic HW-150 gets job done

At un­der $40 sell­ing price, the Me­dia­s­onic HomeWorx HW-150PVR is an ex­tremely com­pel­ling al­ter­na­tive to the Chan­nel Master DVR+.

3 weeks ago


Smartphone industry embraces ‘‍kill switch’ for theft prevention

By next summer, most new smartphones may no longer be quite so attractive to thieves.

3 weeks ago


Debt collectors turn to social media to track down delinquents

Using Facebook to track a Pittsburgh man to his favorite restaurant could put a debt collection agency in hot water.

3 weeks ago


 Private Investigator Frederick Woodard sits in his car.

Pittsburgh's detectives are going back to basics

Pittsburgh detectives are resorting to old-school methods as Internet users become increasingly aware of the cybersecurity.

3 weeks ago


Cable TV boxes become 2nd biggest consumer of energy in many homes

In the middle of the night, when most Americans are sound asleep, a power hog is wide awake and running at nearly full throttle.

3 weeks ago


Techman Texts: TechMan takes on fitness

Of activity trackers, turn-on ads and legislative stupidity.

3 weeks ago


 U.S. attorney David J. Hickton takes questions from the media on the recent cyberespionage case at FBI headquarters on the South Side. At left is Scott C. Smith, FBI special agent in charge, and right are J. Keith Mularski, FBI supervisory special agent, and Jimmy Kitchen, assistant U.S. attorney.

Pittsburgh cybersquad leads way in fighting cybercrime

International cyber indictments stem from Pittsburgh’s unique confluence of FBI talent, CMU and forensic training alliance.

3 weeks ago


Don Lindich’s Sound Advice: Sound from flat-panel TVs is lousy

There are lots of op­tions, from sound­bars to com­plete the­ater sys­tems to adapt­ing a pair of pow­ered com­puter speak­ers to your TV.

4 weeks ago


 Wombat Security Technologies CEO Joe Ferrara, left, and vice president of marketing Amy Baker at the company's new Strip District offices.

Cybercrime paying off for Pittsburgh security training service Wombat

The swelling number of companies seeking defenses against cyberattacks has helped Strip District-based Wombat Security Technologies thrive.

1 month ago



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