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Facebook making strides in the field of facial recognition

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 8:59am
Facebook could have broader uses than connecting friends around the globe. Algorithms used by the social networking giant could be the beginning of true facial recognition. Adrienne Erin http://connect.al.com/user/adrienneerin/index.html

Mobile officials seeking high-demand grant to rebuilt and revitalize Broad Street in advance of Airbus production

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:08am
City officials have almost everything they need to apply for a highly competitive $10 million grant to renovate Broad Street, from Water Street to the Brookley Aeroplex. Michael Dumas | mdumas@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/msdumas/index.html

University of Alabama geologist honored at White House for Antarctic mountain research

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:06pm
President Barack Obama greeted Samantha Hansen and the 101 other award recipients, according to a UA release, after an award ceremony at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Melissa Brown | mbrown@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/mbrown104/index.html

Is your relationship with Facebook healthy? For many of us, it's complicated

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 8:07am
You can't live with it and you can't live without it. How is your relationship with Facebook? Adrienne Erin http://connect.al.com/user/adrienneerin/index.html

Watch Mayor Stimpson field Airbus questions from UMS-Wright's youngest students

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 5:05pm
Even Rivet the bulldog couldn't upstage Mayor Sandy Stimpson at an Airbus presentation to 250 students in grades K-2 at UMS-Wright Preparatory School. Sally Pearsall Ericson | sericson@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/sericson/index.html

Students learn about engineering at Alabama Power's 'E-Day' in Birmingham

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 3:59pm
An event called "E-Day" invited students from in and around Birmingham to learn more about the field of engineering at Alabama Power. Nathan T. Prewett | nprewett@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/NPrewett/index.html

Twitter’s New Photo Tagging Feature: Is it Too Little Too Late?

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 9:08am
Twitter just launched its photo tagging feature, something that Facebook and Instagram have had forever. Are we supposed to be excited about that? Adrienne Erin http://connect.al.com/user/adrienneerin/index.html

Blackberry ends licensing deal with T-Mobile after dispute about iPhone-favoring advertisement

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:10pm
The report says Blackberry and its users were angered after T-Mobile ran an advertisement suggesting that iPhones were the superior product. However, Blackberry CEO John Chen said the split was simply due to a lack of cohesion between the two companies. Amber Sutton | asutton@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/AmberAcker/index.html

9-year-old cancer patient holds 'Give Back When I Go Back' DVD drive for St. Jude

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 10:31am
Eli Williams of Athens, a 9-year-old cancer patient, is holding a DVD drive for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital through April 20. Midway Cycle in Madison is one of the dropoff locations. (Submitted)ATHENS, Alabama – One 9-year-old cancer fighter has... Anna Claire Vollers http://connect.al.com/user/avollers/index.html

Twitter lets you reminisce about your #firsttweet

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:09am
For the social networking giant's 8th birthday, Twitter has released a tool that allows its millions of users to look back... at their very first tweet. Adrienne Erin http://connect.al.com/user/adrienneerin/index.html

University of Alabama to host 350 schoolkids at annual robotics competition Saturday

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 8:21am
According to a UA release, each student will bring their own robot, already assembled, to then be tested in three obstacle courses of varying difficulty. Melissa Brown | mbrown@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/mbrown104/index.html

#HowOldAreYou? Social media want you to prove it.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 11:28am
A hashtag now making the rounds on social media is asking, "#HowOldAreYou,"and as of Friday morning, it's trending on Twitter. Rebecca Walker | rwalker@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/rebeccawalker/index.html

Reality check: your social media use maybe putting you in danger

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 8:04am
Over a million people are victims of cyber crimes every single day, and 78% of burglars use social media to gain information about their future victims. Protect yourself! Adrienne Erin http://connect.al.com/user/adrienneerin/index.html

6 ways to use Pinterest’s unlimited secret boards

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 8:45am
Pinterest just made its "secret" boards unlimited - any user can make as many as they want. What will you do with yours? Adrienne Erin http://connect.al.com/user/adrienneerin/index.html

Five Fabulous Apps for Prom

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 3:59pm
Looking for a way to get your smart phone or tablet ready for prom? Well, there’s an app for that. (Yes, I’m serious!) In this day and age, technology rules and prom is no exception. pam mashburn, PotentialMagazine http://connect.al.com/user/pamMashburn/index.html

I'm With Phil: Documentary follows 20 people named Phil Campbell as they help rebuild namesake Alabama town (gallery, video)

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 2:49pm
PHIL CAMPBELL, Alabama – In early 2011, Phil Campbell native and independent filmmaker Andrew Reed learned that people named Phil Campbell from around the world were planning to descend on his tiny hometown for a convention of sorts.The event, organized... Anna Claire Vollers http://connect.al.com/user/avollers/index.html

New study suggests parents on smartphones are more harsh with children

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 3:03pm
The study results, which were published in Pediatrics, showed that parents who used their smartphones during dinner were more likely to harshly reprimand their children for misbehavior. Amber Sutton | asutton@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/AmberAcker/index.html

How to use Quora to learn about anything

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 10:15am
Do you enjoy learning new things, or teaching others about your interests? Then Quora is the perfect tool for you! Adrienne Erin http://connect.al.com/user/adrienneerin/index.html

How to make LinkedIn endorsements work for you

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 2:27pm
LinkedIn endorsements can be a powerful testament to your skills and expertise - if you don't let them turn into a mess. Here's how to make them work for you. Adrienne Erin http://connect.al.com/user/adrienneerin/index.html

Comparison shopping: An easy guide to the most popular crowdfunding websites that allow medical fundraising campaigns

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 12:34pm
Crowdfunding – raising money from a group of people for a single goal – used to be the domain of entrepreneurs trying to get tech projects off the ground, or independent musicians hoping to fund their next project. It has... Anna Claire Vollers http://connect.al.com/user/avollers/index.html