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How does my phone know when there's an Amber Alert? Will it make that noise again?

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 12:49pm
An Amber Alert had been issued for Rhashud Felix, who was taken from his mother's home in Fairfield around 6:30 p.m. Kelsey Stein | kstein@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/kelseystein/index.html

'A Water Park for Mobile': The power of a grassroots social media campaign and what's next

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 6:48am
To date, the homegrown effort has garnered more than 9,650 "likes" on Facebook and roughly 2,400 signatures on a petition from supporters requesting the city of Mobile conduct a feasibility study on the project. Kelli Dugan | kdugan@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/kellimdugan/index.html

Alabama Launchpad and the BBA team-up to offer workshop on federal research funding

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 3:54pm
Alabama Launchpad (a project of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama) and the Birmingham Business Alliance have teamed-up to offer a workshop for researchers all over Alabama to secure a piece of the $2 billion awarded annually to qualified applicants all over the country. IanHoppe http://connect.al.com/user/IanHoppe/index.html

Nail polish aims to curb date-rape, critics say it ignores the issue

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 2:44pm
A new nail polish aims to help prevent date-rape, but what message does it send? Cassie Fambro | cfambro@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/CassieFambro/index.html

Today is national Ghostbusters day. Where is your Proton Pack?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 1:24pm
If it felt like the 80s when you got out of bed this morning, that's because the ghosts of summers past have come back to haunt you. But I ain't afraid of no ghost. IanHoppe http://connect.al.com/user/IanHoppe/index.html

Calling 911 from a cellphone indoors could make it hard for first responders to find you

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 7:33am
A 911 response survey conducted nationwide earlier this month returned surprising results for many cell phone users. Emily Hill | ehill@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/ehill1/index.html

Birmingham technology companies highlighted in nation-wide report

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:35pm
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – A new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers's Health Research Institute titled Digital Accelerators for a New Innovation Era specifically mentions three Birmingham companies as adopters of technology advances that will transform their business the most in the next five years. IanHoppe http://connect.al.com/user/IanHoppe/index.html

Newly launched technology center could give 'huge advantage' to Cumberland School of Law students

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:08am
The eDiscovery Institute & Review Center is the result of a partnership between the law school and a company called cicayda, which focuses on legal technology and services. Kelsey Stein | kstein@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/kelseystein/index.html

Foursquare's reputation at an all-time low

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 7:26am
Foursquare has split itself into two apps, moving the check-in feature to their new app, Swarm - an unpopular decision for their longtime fans. Adrienne Erin http://connect.al.com/user/adrienneerin/index.html

'Revolutionary' total knee replacement technology coming to Birmingham

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 7:00am
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – An orthopedic surgeon at Trinity Medical Center in Birmingham is bringing brand new medical technology to Alabama. Dr Scott Appell of Lemak Sports Medicine and Orthopedics is currently in Las Vegas being trained to perform a new knee replacement surgery technique that, some are saying, will completely revolutionize the procedure. IanHoppe http://connect.al.com/user/IanHoppe/index.html

Do you like beer and good conversation? Birmingham Startup Drinks is next Tuesday

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 5:23pm
Do you work at a startup? Do you own a startup? Do you have an idea for a startup? Do you like beer? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should make sure to come to the August round of Birmingham Startup Drinks, happening at Cahaba Brewing this coming Tuesday. IanHoppe http://connect.al.com/user/IanHoppe/index.html

UAB harnesses technology to connect with patients, reduce readmission rates

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:46am
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The University of Alabama at Birmingham Medicine has just launched a new program that leverages technology to educate patients on their health condition and lower readmission rates. IanHoppe http://connect.al.com/user/IanHoppe/index.html

Liposuction machines and capnographs: a day-trip to the medical device exposition

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:36pm
Henry Schein, a large medical distribution company, held a medical device expo yesterday at that gigantic castle south of the city: Renaissance Resort at Ross Bridge. IanHoppe http://connect.al.com/user/IanHoppe/index.html

How fast can you read? Go faster with this technology

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:11pm
Meet Spritz: the product of a Boston startup, their technology allows an average reader to double or triple their reading speed by making the reading process more efficient. Let me explain. IanHoppe http://connect.al.com/user/IanHoppe/index.html

If you think The Onion is real, Facebook is here to help with a 'satire' tag

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 2:31pm
Facebook is testing a new tag to help users distinguish between satirical news and the real thing. Alex McDaniel http://connect.al.com/user/alexmcdaniel/index.html

A literal game-changer: VarsityWorx, software for football coaches, has arrived in Alabama

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:29pm
VarsityWorx is a software/hardware system that allows coaches to interface with game cameras on the side lines and endzones via iPads in real time. IanHoppe http://connect.al.com/user/IanHoppe/index.html

Stennis Space Center employees receive NASA honor awards

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:43am
Stennis Space Center Director Rick Gilbrech and NASA Deputy Associate Administrator Lesa Roe presented annual NASA Honor Awards to center employees during an onsite ceremony Aug. 19. Mississippi Press Staff http://connect.al.com/user/MSPressStaffReport/index.html

Tech Birmingham presents: TechTuesday

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 6:14pm
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Tomorrow morning from 7:45-9am, Tech Birmingham is presenting the August installment of their Speaker Series at the Alabama Power building. IanHoppe http://connect.al.com/user/IanHoppe/index.html

Wordpress Y'all! A social media roundup of Wordcamp Birmingham

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 5:05pm
Wordcamp Birmingham was this past Saturday. It was everything I expected and then some. People came from far and wide to learn and speak about all things Wordpress, the most popular blogging software in the world. IanHoppe http://connect.al.com/user/IanHoppe/index.html

Pinterest Messages: Making Pinterest less one-sided

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 7:55am
Pinterest Messages is a new messaging feature that lets you share pins with your friends without ever leaving Pinterest. Adrienne Erin http://connect.al.com/user/adrienneerin/index.html