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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 day 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.

3 days 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.

5 days 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.

1 week ago


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

TechMan conjures strange self-improvement ideas.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

2 weeks ago


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

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

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

3 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks ago


Facebook aiming to flag bogus reports

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

3 weeks 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.

4 weeks 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?

4 weeks ago


Pittsburgh Technology Council announces Tech 50 finalists

The Tech 50 Awards were created to honor local innovators and the companies that have been built around their expertise.

4 weeks ago



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