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3-D Printing Class Helps Girls Explore STEM Fields

By Lauren Slagter BUNKER HILL, Ind. (AP) – A mechanical arm repeats the same pattern over and over, dispensing layer after layer of plastic to create the 3-D object designed by Maconaquah Middle School girls in a new enrichment class. The hum of the 3-D printers is a constant backdrop for the class, which meets [...]

Sony Attack Shows Shifting Online Security Threat

By Yuri Kageyama TOKYO (AP) — The boundary between the online and physical worlds got blurry when Sony’s PlayStation Network was disabled by an online attack, while simultaneously an American Airlines passenger jet carrying a Sony executive was diverted due to a bomb threat on Twitter. Experts say that’s a wakeup call for a world [...]

A Closer Look: Secure Your Phone Without Passcodes

By Anick Jesdanun NEW YORK (AP) – Passcodes are outdated. They’re a pain to use, and they aren’t secure when they are based on easy-to-guess digits, such as a birth date or street address. Many people don’t bother using them on phones, even though that means any thief can get instant access to email, banking [...]

Wal-Mart: Try, Try Again

By Anne D’Innocenzio NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart thought shoppers would jump at the opportunity to use a smartphone app to scan items they want to buy as they walk through store aisles. In theory, they could speed through self-checkout. But customers had trouble using the “Scan & Go” app during tests in 200 stores, [...]

Dallas County Gets Futuristic General Hospital

By Sherry Jacobson DALLAS (AP) – The new Parkland Memorial Hospital is more than a sleek mass of glass and steel, towering 17 stories above Harry Hines Boulevard. Dallas County’s new $1.3 billion public hospital is one of the first “digital hospitals” in the United States. The new campus is teeming with technology that wasn’t [...]