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The University of Akron NASA Robotics team made a good showing recently at a robotics competition at the University of Alabama; coming in eighth place overall, and first place, in the Project Management category. We talked to U-A Robotics team leader, Callie Lewis, about how their traditional focus on mining…
It's been a busy week for Federal law enforcement, which both brought down a huge Russian cybercrime botnet, and also indicted multiple Russian cyber criminals for spreading malware and ransomware that resulted in the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars from victims worldwide. The indictments out of three different…
Most people have figured out by now, that when you watch an opinion show on Fox TV; you get a right wing, conservative point of view, and the same thing goes on the left, for MSNBC. Social media has also been overtaken by spin, and whether you’re on Facebook, X…
Imagine driving down the road on a dark night. Suddenly; your car slows and rolls to a gentle stop, just before a big deer that had been completely hidden from sight in the woods, darts out onto the road exactly where you would have been, if advanced thermal imaging sensors…
Friday, 11 August 2023 11:54

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro: 8-11-23: Dark Patterns Featured

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Most consumers know what it's like to feel cheated and manipulated, and no one does it better, or on a bigger scale, than big tech. Old scams like "bait and switch", false promises, and teeny-tiny fine print, get new life on a much broader scale when millions of people worldwide…
The State of Ohio is stepping up to help local government guard against, and recover from cyber attacks. The new Ohio Persistent Cyber Improvement (O-PCI) program will guide local agencies through three cybersecurity preparedness levels. Each level will consist of a five-step process for cybersecurity advancement: education, training, exercising, mentoring,…
We've got big news about big tech projects in Ohio, including two in Central Ohio; the Intel Semiconductor plant, and Amazon's $7.8 billion dollar planned data center expansion. We'll also hear about how the state is installing  new EV charging stations on highways statewide, a new high school tech internship…
Wouldn't it be great if you could endlessly recycle an enormously useful resource, do it for less money than it takes to make it brand new, keep tons of waste out of landfills, and reduce air pollution all at the same time? Well, yes. Yes it would be. That's why…
What if farmers could produce more food, generate clean energy, and make more money all at the same time? Well, it turns out that they can, through a process called "Agrivoltaics". It involves "planting" solar panels in fields, and both sheltering animals from the sun, and cultivating crops underneath them.…
Imagine some teeny-tiny little scissors. Now, imagine them snipping out "bad" genes that cause disease, and leaving only the good ones behind. Sound farfetched? Well, actually, it is not. In fact, that's exactly what they're doing at Cleveland Clinic Children's, where a Sickle Cell Disease clinical trial involving CRSPR gene editing…
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