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 Even with the change, Verizon's bundle option won't disappear completely.

Want a custom cable package? Verizon will have you covered

Starting Sunday, FiOS Custom TV will allow customers to choose the channels they want and eliminate others.

about 12 hours ago


Data breach methods getting more sophisticated

Most of the cracks that let hackers into systems could be traced directly back to human error, according to Verizon report.

3 days ago


 Damon Claus, director of international sales at 4Moms, in its Downtown offices.

4moms bringing international distributors to Pittsburgh

Worldwide sales have already grown to reach 52 countries and increased 1,600 percent over the last four years.

4 days ago




 Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler speaks at a hearing on net neutrality Feb. 26 in Washington.

Broadband trade group files challenge to FCC net neutrality

The rules, officially published today, take effect 60 days after their publication in the Federal Register.

4 days ago


Sound Advice: DIY speaker system requires adapter, amp

Is there a way to build an inexpensive system to play music from my phone and iPad, using speakers instead of a portable Bluetooth speaker?

6 days ago


Duolingo adds Klingon to its language offerings

Named for stoic, ripple-headed alien warriors in the iconic sci-fi series Star Trek, Klingon has become anything but fantasy to fans.

1 week ago


 East Liberty-based Identified Technologies created an automated drone and docking system for gathering data at industrial sites, especially shale gas operations.

East Liberty drone company Identified Technologies raises $2 million

The funding will go toward scaling operations and investing in research and development.

1 week ago


Google to count device-friendliness to factor into rankings

Effective April 21, Google will count “mobile-friendliness” as a factor in ranking sites for placement in search results.

1 week ago


 Commercial drone use is a largely uncharted and unregulated field.

Privacy woes at top of list of unmanned aerial vehicle concerns

The white paper “Crowded Skies” explores the legal implications for companies using drones in the course of doing business.

1 week ago


Turkey cracks down on posting of hostage photo

In Turkey, authorities’ tough reaction has become another chapter in the long struggle between the state and the press.

1 week ago


 The YouTube kids app is for tablets and smartphones and is geared to kids ages 5 and younger.

Privacy groups seek investigation of Google's YouTube Kids app

The app, for tablets and smartphones and geared to kids ages 5 and younger, offers up a mixture of programming and commercials.

1 week ago


Ced Kurtz’s Techman Texts: Computer surveillance is a trade-off

I highly recommend Bruce Schneier’s latest book, “Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World.”

1 week ago


New Internet rules to prompt cheers and challenges

The regulations will forbid Internet service providers to speed up, slow down or block a consumer’s access to any particular content.

1 week ago


Sound Advice: USB offer universal charge options

The jHub Elite has great capacity at an affordable price.

1 week ago


Can’t remember your password? Here are 2 new ways to log in

Tired remembering a different password for each of your accounts? Or worried about re-using the same one too many times? You’re not alone.

2 weeks ago


 About 64 percent of American adults own a smartphone, up from 58 percent in early 2014, Pew reported.

Smartphones don't replace home Internet access, Pew study finds

Only seven percent of Americans own a smartphone but lack any other type of high-speed Internet access at home, the study said.

2 weeks ago


 Patrick Juola speaks Wednesday at Duquesne University along with his undergraduate assistant Elizabeth DeCarlo, a senior mathematics major at the university.

Pittsburgh academic entrepreneurs pitch ideas in Duquesne collaborative event

Twenty-one people highlighted their ideas for commercialization, assisted with $25,000 each in seed funding from Innovation Works.

2 weeks ago


Testing of software adds to urgency to German efforts in race for driverless cars

In the race to build a self-driving car, German automakers are hitting a road block in their efforts to test prototype vehicles.

2 weeks ago


Ced Kurtz's Techman Texts: Detecting computer scammers

A friend sent TechMan the following missive.

2 weeks ago


 BoXZY, which houses a 3-D printer, a computer-controlled router and a laser, was created by Justin Johnson, left, and his brother Joel at TechShop in Bakery Square.

Brothers' passion for 3-D printing inspires backers to invest

Joel and Justin Johnson have turned BoXZY into the most richly funded Kickstarter campaign in Pittsburgh.

2 weeks ago


 A study by Carnegie Mellon University revealed that smartphone apps are asking for users personal information much more frequently than even researchers imagined. The screenshot above reflects one of the most extreme examples pulled from the study.

Most apps don't care about privacy, CMU study finds

It’s becoming clear that the actual price of a free smartphone app might be your identity, according to a recent study.

2 weeks ago


 These unique, handmade-in-the-USA Ohm Walsh speakers with patented technology produce stunningly beautiful sound combined with a realistic 3-D soundfield that must be experienced to be appreciated. There is a good chance your pair will become a family heirloom at $1,250 a pair and up.

Don Lindich's Sound Advice: Reach out an touch Ohm Walsh's sound

The Ohm Walsh speakers are made like no others and maintain their value for decades.

2 weeks ago


 Former NFL running back William Ward Walsh, 66, takes the web-based, game-styled brain health test developed by RC21X, supervised by Mike Schuler. The test results will be used to evaluate Walsh's status for the NFL concussion lawsuit. Walsh played for the Packers and Oilers.

Coraopolis-based program has a new tool to keep tabs on your brain: RC21X

Former WVU player assembles star-studded Pittsburgh team for a brain health tool that aims to become a lifetime wellness aid.

2 weeks ago


 Deborah Todd  Carl Domingo, 21, a senior of Rochester Institute of Technology, works on a computer problem during the first hackathon SteelHacks at the University of Pittsburgh on Saturday, March 28, 2015.

'Make something cool': SteelHacks competition sizzles at Pitt

SteelHacks brought more than 150 students from Pitt, Carnegie Mellon, Duquesne, Chatham and Youngstown State to Oakland to test their

2 weeks ago


College rankings based on employment give only part of the picture

The lists rating which school will boost the students’ earning capacity the most aren’t always accurate measures of a college’s full impact.

3 weeks ago


 Ellen Pao, center, walks to Civic Center Courthouse in San Francisco on Friday.

Jury finds no gender discrimination in case that captivated Silicon Valley

Ellen Pao accused Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers of treating her “oppressively” because she was a woman and firing her when she

3 weeks ago


 “Israel is a very small country with big ideas,” said Yaron Sideman.

Conference promotes business between Pittsburgh, Israeli companies

Global Venturing is a new initiative by the University of Pittsburgh to stress the importance of innovation as economic drivers.

3 weeks ago


 NoWait CEO Ware Sykes.

Oakland-based app NoWait inks deal with First Watch restaurants

The collaboration brings NoWait to 113 new restaurants in 11 states.

3 weeks ago


Ced Kurtz's Techman Texts: Advertising driving people away from websites

TechMan has been a little cranky lately.

3 weeks ago


Fellowship program brings recent college grads to Pittsburgh startups

Venture for America program brings nation’s top graduates to Pittsburgh startups

3 weeks ago


 Charlie Batch is shoring up an arrangement with Pitt’s Innovation Institute to develop and commercialize products for his emerging sports medicine technology startup, Impellia.

Pitt, former Steelers quarterback tackle medicine

Charlie Batch is shoring up an arrangement with Pitt’s Innovation Institute for his emerging sports medicine technology startup, Impellia.

3 weeks ago


Smartphone domination pretty close to complete

Only 2 percent of the market a decade ago, now nearly everyone has one.

3 weeks ago


Sound Advice: Buying top of the line can be overkill

Be careful when you say “cost no object” when shopping for high-end audio gear.

3 weeks ago


STEMinism club formed at North Allegheny

The club will encourage females to take classes in science, technology, engineering and math.

4 weeks ago


 Amey Kanade, product manager at EyeSee360, holds the 360 Fly video camera. The prototype camera is the latest product from EyeSee360 and produces 360-degree video.

Venture capital flowing into Pittsburgh region

New companies draw $437 million in start-up funding.

1 month ago



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