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Internet Firms Release Data On NSA Requests

By Stephen Braun and Michael Liedtke WASHINGTON (AP) – A flurry of new reports from major technology companies show that the U.S. government collects customer information on tens of thousands of Americans every six months as part of secret national security investigations. And the companies’ top lawyers struck a combative stance, saying the Obama administrative [...]

Victims’ Son: Use Social Media Against Violence

By Don Babwin CHICAGO, Ill. (AP) – Garrard McClendon was a local television talk-show host in 2009 when he was told his elderly parents had been shot to death during a burglary of their home. Now an assistant professor of education at Chicago State University, he is calling on the city’s high-tech community to develop [...]

Geothermal And HVAC Graduate Level Textbook Now Available From Mcgraw Hill

CRANSTON, RI – McGraw Hill Education has published a follow-on graduate level textbook to its highly successful Geothermal HVAC: Green Heating and Cooling undergraduate textbook, published in 2011. In addition to geothermal consultant Jay Egg, one of the authors to the first textbook, the new volume, Modern Geothermal HVAC: Engineering and Control Applications, which came [...]

Samsung Unveils New Smartwatch That Makes Calls

By Frank Jordans BERLIN (AP) – Nearly 70 years after Dick Tracy began wearing a two-way wrist radio in the funny pages, the technology that once seemed impossibly futuristic will be widely available by Christmas. Samsung introduced a digital watch for the holiday season that will let users check messages with a glance at their [...]

Group: Apps Not Effective Tool For Teaching Babies

By Anne Flaherty WASHINGTON (AP) – Smartphones don’t make smart babies, an advocacy group declared in a complaint to the government about mobile apps that claim to help babies learn. The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, whose allegations against “Baby Einstein” videos eventually led to consumer refunds, is urging federal regulators to examine the marketing [...]