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Hacking A Big Danger For Small Businesses

By Joyce M. Rosenberg NEW YORK (AP) – It’s not just big businesses like JPMorgan Chase, Target and Home Depot that get hacked. Small companies suffer from intrusions into their computer systems, too. The costs associated with computer and website attacks can run well into the thousands and even millions of dollars for a small [...]

Mobile Revolution Shakes Up Silicon Valley

By Michael Liedtke SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Smartphones, tablets and other gadgets aren’t just changing the way we live and work. They are shaking up Silicon Valley’s balance of power and splitting up businesses. Long-established companies such as Hewlett-Packard Co. and eBay Inc. are scrambling to regain their footing to better compete against mobile-savvy trendsetters [...]

UPMC Prepares For Onslaught Of Images, Remote Data

By Bill Toland PITTSBURGH (AP) – Imagine a stack of Bibles, more than 5 billion of them, reaching from the Earth to the Moon: That’s roughly the amount of patient medical data that will be stored by UPMC’s health information systems come the end of 2016. Even today, big data presents big challenges for health [...]

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 [...]