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Site says YouTube dinged it for slamming shooting survivors

/February 27, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Infowars, a conspiracy website that suggested survivors of the Florida school shooting were coached on their pleas for gun control, said its video account was temporarily frozen by YouTube. The suspension for harassment and bullying was subsequently lifted, the site said. YouTube, which is owned by Google, did not respond … Continue reading Site says YouTube dinged it for slamming shooting survivors

New Samsung phone: Nicer camera, static design, higher price

NEW YORK /February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Samsung unveiled new smartphones with largely unchanged designs and incremental improvements such as a better camera — accompanied by a second annual price increase for many customers. The static design of the new Galaxy S9 underscores both the slowing pace of smartphone innovation and the extent to which … Continue reading New Samsung phone: Nicer camera, static design, higher price

The Latest: Prices rise for new Samsung phones

NEW YORK /February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on Samsung’s new phones (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Samsung’s new smartphones have another feature: a second annual price increase for some customers. The phones’ design is largely static compared to last year’s models, despite a nicer camera. But the devices will be more expensive for … Continue reading The Latest: Prices rise for new Samsung phones

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 phones: Better camera, unchanged design

NEW YORK /February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Samsung unveiled new smartphones with largely unchanged designs and incremental improvements such as a better camera. Though Samsung already has one of the best smartphone cameras, it is looking to produce even better low-light shots, while offering a video mode that appears to freeze fast-moving objects. The Galaxy S9 … Continue reading Samsung’s Galaxy S9 phones: Better camera, unchanged design

Cooperation brings broadband internet service to tiny Missouri town

New high-speed internet service allowed Jamestown/Bunceton game of the Norm Stewart Classic to be broadcast live to worldwide audience on ESPN3 (STL.News) When Jamestown High School squared off against Bunceton February 2 for its annual homecoming basketball game, many more people than the capacity crowd watched the game.  ESPN 3 broadcast the matchup online to … Continue reading Cooperation brings broadband internet service to tiny Missouri town

Personalized Workouts Have Never Been This Personal

London, UK (STL.News) There are always new trends, advancements, and workout regimes emerging in the fitness industry – take Soul Cycle, and Fitbit for example.  Both of them became not only new waves in technology, but in a way, a bit of a lifestyle. Soul Cycle became not only a modern and fun way to … Continue reading Personalized Workouts Have Never Been This Personal

Former “Techies” fighting technology addiction

Silicon Valley, CA (STL.News) Technology has provided countless advancements to the planet, for thousands of years.  From growth in science and health, to fashion, the arts, and of course, social media, technology has connected the world profoundly and intimately.  But now, this question is often posed: what about the “dark side” of technology? In a … Continue reading Former “Techies” fighting technology addiction

Ralph Lauren Deserves a Gold Medal

New York, NY (STL.News) In honor of the 2018 Winter Olympics from Pyeongchang, South Korea, it is important to not only admire the incredible athletes, but also the renowned designer that dresses the USA team every Olympic season. WINNING DESIGN There is arguably, no designer more “Americana” than Ralph Lauren. From the renowned polo shirts … Continue reading Ralph Lauren Deserves a Gold Medal

Glasses that not only make you look smart, but also are smart

San Francisco, CA (STL.News) Are those the newest pair of Ray-Bans?  No, but they certainly have a fashion-forward look that could fool any trendy glasses-wearing individual.  However, the pair we are talking about has much more than what meets the eye, pun intended.  Introducing, Vaunt, the smart glasses created by Intel. A LOOK BEYOND THE … Continue reading Glasses that not only make you look smart, but also are smart

Google spinoff, Uber whale on each other as trial opens

SAN FRANCISCO /February 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — An epic court battle between Uber and a Google spinoff, centered on the alleged theft of self-driving car technology, began with accusations of sinister plots and other devious behavior lobbed in both directions. In opening arguments Monday, lawyers for Google’s former autonomous car unit Waymo likened Uber to … Continue reading Google spinoff, Uber whale on each other as trial opens

A raucous Google-Uber fight is finally heading to trial

SAN FRANCISCO  /February 4, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A Google-bred pioneer in self-driving cars and Uber’s beleaguered ride-hailing service are colliding in a courtroom showdown revolving around allegations of deceit, betrayal, espionage and a high-tech heist that tore apart one-time allies. The trial opening Monday in San Francisco federal court comes nearly a year after Google … Continue reading A raucous Google-Uber fight is finally heading to trial

Profitable Daimler expects heavy spending on new tech

FRANKFURT, Germany/February 1, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  German automaker Daimler made lots of money last year. That’s a good thing, because the company says it will need to spend heavily this year to keep up with the technological change expected to disrupt the car industry. The maker of Mercedes-Benz luxury cars said Thursday that its earnings … Continue reading Profitable Daimler expects heavy spending on new tech

Earnings surge for Samsung Electronics on huge chip profit

SEOUL, South Korea/January 30, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Quarterly earnings surged again for Samsung Electronics, thanks to its record-breaking chip business. The South Korean company said Wednesday that its October-December earnings jumped 74 percent to 12 trillion won ($11.2 billion), compared with 6.9 trillion won a year earlier. It was slightly higher than analysts’ consensus of … Continue reading Earnings surge for Samsung Electronics on huge chip profit

Ameren seeks tech startups from the US and around the world to participate in energy-focused accelerator program in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS/ Jan. 30, 2018 (STL.NEWS) — Ameren Corporation (NYSE:  AEE) is seeking applicants for the Ameren Accelerator, an innovative public-private partnership with the University of Missouri System, UMSL Accelerate and Capital Innovators, that will assess, mentor and invest in energy-technology startup companies. Applications are being accepted through March 9 at amerenaccelerator.com from interested entrepreneurs and … Continue reading Ameren seeks tech startups from the US and around the world to participate in energy-focused accelerator program in St. Louis

Child experts: Just say ‘no’ to Facebook’s kids app

  BOSTON /January 29, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Child development experts and advocates are urging Facebook to pull the plug on its new messaging app aimed at kids. A group letter sent Tuesday to CEO Mark Zuckerberg argues that younger children — the app is intended for those under 13 — aren’t ready to have social … Continue reading Child experts: Just say ‘no’ to Facebook’s kids app

Super-fast broadband available to more than 19 out of 20 UK homes & businesses

Wales experiences sharp rise in access to super-fast broadband since 2010 Wales experiences rapid increase in access to super-fast broadband – from 29.4% of homes and businesses in 2010 to 94.2% by December 2017. The Government’s ongoing rollout is still reaching thousands more homes and businesses every week Super-fast speeds have already delivered an £8.9 … Continue reading Super-fast broadband available to more than 19 out of 20 UK homes & businesses

Chip maker SK Hynix’s 4Q net profit doubles to record high

SEOUL, South Korea   /January 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — SK Hynix said Thursday its fourth quarter net profit doubled from a year earlier to a record high and forecast that robust demand for chips would continue this year. South Korea’s second-largest chipmaker said its October-December earnings jumped to 3.2 trillion won ($3 billion) from 1.6 trillion … Continue reading Chip maker SK Hynix’s 4Q net profit doubles to record high

SpaceX fires engines on big new rocket in launch pad test

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla./January 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —SpaceX has fired up its newest, biggest rocket in a critical launch pad test. The Falcon Heavy briefly roared to life for the first time Wednesday at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center. All three boosters — 27 engines in all — were tested. The thunderous booms could be heard at the … Continue reading SpaceX fires engines on big new rocket in launch pad test

AI can read! Tech firms race to smarten up thinking machines

PROVIDENCE, R.I./January 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Seven years ago, a computer beat two human quizmasters on a “Jeopardy” challenge. Ever since, the tech industry has been training its machines even harder to make them better at amassing knowledge and answering questions. And it’s worked, at least up to a point. Just don’t expect artificial intelligence to spit … Continue reading AI can read! Tech firms race to smarten up thinking machines

Astronauts go spacewalking to give new hand to robot arm

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla./January 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Spacewalking astronauts gave a hand to the International Space Station’s big robot arm Tuesday. As the federal government geared back up 250 miles below, NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Scott Tingle floated outdoors to install the new mechanical gripper. Because of the lingering effects of the government shutdown, the … Continue reading Astronauts go spacewalking to give new hand to robot arm

South Korea to start real-name trading of crypto currency

SEOUL, South Korea /January 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  South Korea plans to require local banks to launch a real-name system for crypto currency trading that will require the up-to-now anonymous transactions be traceable as the country seeks to curb speculation and criminal activities. Financial Services Commission Vice Chair Kim Yong-beom said at a press briefing … Continue reading South Korea to start real-name trading of crypto currency

Intel underfoot: Floor sensors rise as retail data source

MILWAUKEE/January 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The next phase in data collection is right under your feet. Online clicks give retailers valuable insight into consumer behavior, but what can they learn from footsteps? It’s a question Milwaukee-based startup Scanalytics is helping businesses explore with floor sensors that track people’s movements. The sensors can also be used in office … Continue reading Intel underfoot: Floor sensors rise as retail data source

Samsung’s profit jumps 64 percent to record high on chips

SEOUL, South Korea/January 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Samsung Electronics said its October-December operating profit jumped 64 percent to a record high, capping off 2017 with the biggest annual operating income and sales in its history thanks to the blockbuster semiconductor business. In its earnings preview Tuesday, the South Korean company put its operating profit at 15.1 … Continue reading Samsung’s profit jumps 64 percent to record high on chips

The Latest: Autos overshadow the small at CES tech show

LAS VEGAS /January 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the CES technology show in Las Vegas (all times local): 12:35 p.m. The smartphones and other small machines that used to dominate the annual CES gadget show have been overshadowed in recent years by bigger mobile devices: namely, automobiles. Major automakers like Toyota, Kia, Hyundai … Continue reading The Latest: Autos overshadow the small at CES tech show

The Latest: Plan to guide drivers to vacant parking spots

LAS VEGAS /January 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the CES technology show in Las Vegas (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Automotive supplier Bosch wants to help guide drivers to vacant parking spots in more than a dozen U.S. cities this year. The German company says it’s been testing its “community-based parking” initiative in … Continue reading The Latest: Plan to guide drivers to vacant parking spots

The Latest: Toyota’s self-driving buses to serve as stores

LAS VEGAS /January 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the CES technology show in Las Vegas (all times local): 11:40 a.m. Toyota says it’s developing self-driving mini-buses that can serve as bite-sized stores. These vehicles will drive themselves to places where potential buyers can try on clothes or shoes or pick through flea market … Continue reading The Latest: Toyota’s self-driving buses to serve as stores

What’s on center stage at the CES tech show? Your voice

January 07, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —What’s the hottest thing in the world of technology these days? Your voice. Some of the most popular gadgets over the holiday season were smart speakers with digital assistants from Amazon and Google. Apple is coming out with its own speaker this year; Microsoft and Samsung have partnered on another. As the annual … Continue reading What’s on center stage at the CES tech show? Your voice