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Pittsburgh Technology Council announces 2014 Tech 50 winners

NoWait, a firm known for its restaurant app, garnered the council’s Start-Up of the Year award. It was one of eight awardees.

about 11 hours ago

Ced Kurtz's Techman Texts: Operating system installation has simplified.

Also, Apple and Google are moving to protect users’ data from law enforcement.

1 day ago

 OontZ XL Bluetooth Speaker

Sound Advice: For Bluetooth speakers, OontZ beats Beats

Regardless of price, the OontZ XL and OontZ Angle speakers are fully competitive, if not outright better most of the time than competitors.

3 days ago

 CEO of Paris-based bank’s e-payment unit S-Money Nicolas Chatillon, left, and CEO of BPCE, France's second largest bank group, Jean-Yves Forel, left, attend a press conference in Paris, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. Group BPCE, which includes Banque Populaire and Caisses d’Epargne, announced the service, called S-money. Users tweet a payment request to S-money, which then requires an authentication code before sending the amount _ and a tweet to the destination confirming payment for all the world to see. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Twitter turns money-transfer app as France’s BPCE starts service

A Twitter Inc. account and a bank card is all you’ll need in France to tweet money to a friend or a charity. The transfers will be based on

1 week ago

Ced Kurtz’s TechMan Texts: Online retailers try to hurdle shortcomings

Also: “Hostage advertising” is spreading; the Nobel blues are awarded; and just call him up, Mr. President.

1 week ago

 Panasonic DMC-GM1 interchangeable lens camera relies on lens-based optical image stabilization.

Don Lindich's Sound Advice: Image stabilization important to consider

A lens due to come into the market in November could be a good investment.

1 week ago

Cybertainment: Future of the Internet

Tech experts imagine the future Internet in new Pew Research Center/Elon University survey. Web comedies worth watching: “Starship Icarus”

1 week ago

Ced Kurtz’s TechMan Texts: JPMorgan breach’s size matters

The digital breach of JPMorgan Chase, revealed in its true extent last week, was unusual on several fronts.

2 weeks ago

HP faces shrinking PC market

Breaking off Hewlett-Packard Co.’s personal-computer unit is aimed at delivering more flexibility in facing off competitive threats.

2 weeks ago

 From left, Iftekhar Kazi, UPMC vice president; Kevin Muha, strategic technical manager at UPMC; and Chris Carmody, senior vice president of the Information Services Division of UPMC, talk about the health system’s data storage infrastructure Thursday in Oakland’s Forbes Tower.

UPMC prepares for onslaught of digital images and remote medical data

Imagine a stack of 5 billion Bibles, reaching from the Earth to the moon: That’s the amount of data UPMC will be storing by 2016.

2 weeks ago

Don Lindich's Sound Advice: Streaming movies could never replace Blu-ray discs

Despite the popularity of streaming services, hard copies offer reliability.

2 weeks ago

What’s PayPal’s first solo move?

PayPal’s impending split from longtime partner eBay Inc. will ratchet up its appeal to online retail competitors.

3 weeks ago

Ced Kurtz’s TechMan Texts: Solid state drives taking the spotlight

Also: credit holds; the Oscar for Best Picture with a Drone?; I do it Microsoft way; the annoyance game; and testing the iPhone 6.

3 weeks ago

 What a scan shows on BuyPartisan

BuyPartisan app ensures that purchases are politically correct

Scan a product’s bar code with this smartphone app -- and up pops a record of campaign contributions made by the company.

3 weeks ago

Sound Advice: Although hard to find, quality stereo receivers are still out there

Don Lindich’s top recommendation is the Outlaw Audio RR2150 for $699.

3 weeks ago

 Ray Ozzie of the new startup Talko hopes to orchestrate voice’s comeback through Talko, a mobile application that sends the equivalent of text messages in the form of a spoken word.

Messaging app seeks to bring voices back to phones

Technology guru Ray Ozzie wants to bring back the human voice to phones through Talko, an application being released Tuesday for iPhone.

4 weeks ago

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.

4 weeks ago


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