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On Ashley Rich's list: Mobile County DA unveils names of those with active warrants

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 3:19pm
Those with outstanding restitution and fines are now in the spotlight along with bad check writers as part of a Mobile County initiative to crack down on those who owe. Cassie Fambro | cfambro@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/CassieFambro/index.html

The #bhamtechneeds public discussion rundown: what you missed today on Twitter

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 5:34pm
Our public discussion on #bhamtechneeds this afternoon went great! According to the metrics software, Tweetreach, the conversation was seen by over 8,500 accounts! IanHoppe http://connect.al.com/user/IanHoppe/index.html

Laser defense system 'changes the game' of warfare, and Huntsville could be key player

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:30pm
From miles away it can detect a mortar shell the size of a two-liter soda bottle and zap it with an "aim point" the size of a dime. Mark McCarter | mmccarter@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/markmccarter/index.html

Attention Alabama Poets: Do you like to make money?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:11pm
Alabama Launchpad and the Cultural Alliance of Greater Birmingham are collaborating on a state-wide poetry contest at this year's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference as part of an effort to bring the arts and technology in Birmingham together. IanHoppe http://connect.al.com/user/IanHoppe/index.html

An Alabama teacher sent home this brutally honest (and totally amazing) course syllabus

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 1:11pm
Homewood High School math teacher Tim Hurry means business. Alex McDaniel http://connect.al.com/user/alexmcdaniel/index.html

New smart business card, swivelCard, gives you a paper USB drive to hand out

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:20pm
The age-old practice of giving out business cards is something we all do daily. Now there is a way to stand out of the crowd and impress the next person you give a business card to. Jon Lunceford | jlunceford@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/jlunceford/index.html

SMD always intriguing balance of science and commerce, and a nod to former Mayor Spencer for its success

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:37am
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – If the real world is one big middle school, then this is what the Space and Missile Defense Symposium is:       Former Huntsville Mayor Loretta Spencer was always a champion for SMD  It is a convention center full of... Mark McCarter | mmccarter@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/markmccarter/index.html

Feel like Siri does not understand you anymore? Meet Viv

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 9:45am
It doesn't seem like long ago that Siri was unveiled on the iPhone 4S by Apple. But now there is an AI in the works that can better understand your way of life. Meet Viv. Jon Lunceford | jlunceford@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/jlunceford/index.html

Facebook launches a read-it-later feature called Save

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 8:01am
Facebook recently launched Save, a feature that lets you save links from your Newsfeed to read later. Adrienne Erin http://connect.al.com/user/adrienneerin/index.html

Is Facebook Messenger really controlling your phone?

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:22am
Facebook-- is it really getting that deep into your phone with the new app? Cassie Fambro | cfambro@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/CassieFambro/index.html

Social Media Etiquette 101: A guide for college freshmen

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 7:10am
How to drop the high school habits and step up your social media game before heading off to college. Alex McDaniel http://connect.al.com/user/alexmcdaniel/index.html

Russian hackers steal 1.2 billion internet passwords: What you can do to protect yourself

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 9:14am
Russian computer hackers stole some 1.2 billion stolen usernames and passwords combinations in what could be the largest-known case of internet theft, the New York Times reports. Leada Gore | lgore@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/LeadaGore/index.html

Give it a try: Website uses selfies to tell you how old you look and when you'll die

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:39pm
A new website called Face My Age says not only can it tell you how you're aging, it can also give you an indication of how long you will live. Leada Gore | lgore@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/LeadaGore/index.html

I Know Where Your Cat Lives: The scary side of being lax with data

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 7:48am
Many people don't realize that the cute photos of their cats that they share on Facebook and Instagram often come geotagged with the location where they snapped the photo - usually their own home. Adrienne Erin http://connect.al.com/user/adrienneerin/index.html

#EmojiReads: Random House sparks Twitter trend describing book plots in emoji

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 1:47pm
Random House has a perfect solution for those working on becoming more emoji-fluent. Alex McDaniel http://connect.al.com/user/alexmcdaniel/index.html

Is your toddler obsessed with DisneyCollectorBR? They're the most popular viral videos you've probably never heard of

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 12:51pm
My son is obsessed with the most boring YouTube videos I've ever seen - and apparently he's not the only one. Anna Claire Vollers http://connect.al.com/user/avollers/index.html

Facebook recovering after outage, users flock to Twitter to complain

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 11:50am
Having problems checking Facebook? You're not the only one. Alex McDaniel http://connect.al.com/user/alexmcdaniel/index.html

Really, no books? Grades 5-6 at St. Paul's Episcopal will learn on laptops only

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 7:03pm
Fifth- and sixth-graders at St. Paul's Episcopal School are going to spend the 2014-15 year learning on laptops only, without using physical textbooks. Sally Pearsall Ericson | sericson@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/sericson/index.html

JerkTech: A growing problem in the tech world

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 8:22am
A whole new business vertical is growing up around using data to take advantage of situations at others' expense; it's called JerkTech. Adrienne Erin http://connect.al.com/user/adrienneerin/index.html

How best to fund technology? Mobile, Baldwin school officials meet with state legislators

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 4:39pm
Representatives from the Mobile and Baldwin school districts met with the Alabama House Ways and Means education committee on July 23 to discuss technology funding needs. Sally Pearsall Ericson | sericson@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/sericson/index.html