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 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.

about 22 hours 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.

2 days 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.

4 days 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.

4 days ago


 Eric Jarosinski is followed on Twitter by 85,000 people who love his ironic and depressed aphorisms.

An Internet persona that’s negative and endearing

For someone famous for sharing his depression with the world, Eric Jarosinski is in an extremely good mood.

5 days 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.

1 week ago


Facebook aiming to flag bogus reports

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

1 week 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.

1 week 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?

1 week 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.

1 week ago


 Cambridge SoundWorks OontZ XL Bluetooth Speaker

Don Lindich’s Sound Advice: Smaller companies can produce some audio gems

The first example of a small brand dominating a big brand is in headphones.

1 week ago


 Amazon Local Register, the company’s new credit card processing device and mobile app designed to help small business owners accept payments through their smartphones and tablets.

Amazon debuts mobile payment app and card reader

The move places the largest U.S. e-commerce retailer in competition with established mobile payment processing systems.

1 week ago


Ced Kurtz’s Techman Texts: CMU tackles photos, programming

Two interesting developments came out last week from computer-research powerhouse Carnegie Mellon University.

2 weeks ago


Green Tree-based 360fly raises $17.8 million

The round of funding was led by San Diego-based Qualcomm Ventures.

2 weeks ago


GE creates a ‘data lake’ for new industrial ecosystem

GE has been putting sensors on everything it can for a couple of years, and now it is out to read all that information quickly.

2 weeks ago


 The Parasound Halo JC1 Monoblock Amplifier has almost endless power and is reliable.

Don Lindich’s Sound Advice: GoldenEar, Parasound give bang for your buck

A lot of high-end equipment is overpriced and does not outperform less expensive equipment.

2 weeks ago


 From left, Connie Chun, Ashley Dickson, Michael Cioffi and Chintan Sharma, students at Carnegie Mellon University's Integrated Innovation Institute, work with a design prototype of Spot, an application to prevent sexual assault by using smart phones and a vibrating wristband to allow partygoers to send alerts to organizers.

Carnegie Mellon students developing safety apps

Carnegie Mellon student groups create mobile apps, programs designed to aid reporting of suspicious activity.

3 weeks ago


Sound Advice / Don Lindich Use of headphones can save space, money

Such a setup can produce high-quality sound without the need for speakers.

3 weeks ago


Location-based technology connects patients with doctors

Pager, which launched in May, is an app that allows patients to order a house call from a physician, using their smart phones.

3 weeks ago


 Carnegie Mellon University researchers have been working to remove the veil of secrecy from the Tor Project, a free software program that allows users to anonymously surf the Internet on various devices, including smartphones like above.

Carnegie Mellon engineers aim to unmask anonymous surfing software

Governments in the U.S., Russia and Britain have worked for years to reveal the users of the covert Tor Project.

4 weeks ago


 FBI Director James Comey at the FBI's South Side headquarters Wednesday.

FBI to increase staffing in Pittsburgh cyber crime unit

FBI Director James Comey pointed to the city as a leader in investigating cybercrime, noting the indictment of five Chinese officials.

4 weeks ago


 Bose Corp. filed a legal complaint against Beats Electronics for allegedly infringing patents related to it noise-cancelling headphones.

Ced Kurtz’s Techman Texts: A sense of loss prevails with easy web streaming

Today you can listen to streaming programming from anywhere in the world on the Internet. But it has lost its charm.

1 month ago



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