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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky officials say a technology upgrade will allow state social workers to spend less time on paperwork. The Cabinet for Health and Family Services says about 1,800 social workers and social services staff will receive tablets to replace laptop and desktop computers. Cabinet officials say the upgrade will save time and… Read More
Robots, Artificial Intelligence, Cyberwar, Social Media Battles, 3D printing, bio-enhancements, and a new geopolitical competition; the 21st century is being shaped by a range of exciting, and scary, new trends and technologies. A best selling author described by the Wall Street Journal as “one of Washington’s pre-eminent futurists,” and a consultant for groups that range… Read More
Billionaire Richard Branson wants to be on the “first official flight” to see space as a tourist by the end of 2018. His company’s latest test flight reached heights of more than 32 miles.
A handy guide to choosing fun and educational media for kids this summer.
Computer scientist Avi Rubin says all our smart devices — cars, phones, even fitness trackers — can be hacked. He warns that our network of connected technology puts us at risk for cyberattacks.
Obsessive video gamers know how to anticipate dangers in virtual worlds. The World Health Organization says they now should be on guard for a danger in the real world: spending too much time playing. In its latest revision to a disease classification manual, the U.N. health agency said that compulsively playing video games now qualifies… Read More
Seniors are invited to the Senior Tech Fair to learn the basics of their devices and more (text messages, e-mails, etc.). This is a free service from The Athens Village and United Seniors of Athens. Please bring your personal devices (cellphones, laptops, iPads, etc.) and your questions. Be reminded of how to use those machines,… Read More
To mark the 200th anniversary of the gothic horror novel Frankenstein, the Ohio University Technology and Society Certificate Program sponsors a screening and panel discussion of Bride of Frankenstein, starring Boris Karloff.
Few things have as big an impact on our environment as the food we eat. Agriculture accounts for one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions. And beef production, in particular, uses copious amounts of water, when compared with other foods. So, some environmentally conscious meat lovers have been working in the lab, to create a vegan… Read More