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'Internet Slowdown' set for Wednesday; Netflix, other sites rallying support for net neutrality rules

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 8:32pm
In an effort to show support for regulations that would stop Internet service providers from demanding extra fees, several websites and advocacy groups will participate in an "Internet Slowdown Day" Wednesday. Debbie M. Lord | dlord@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/dlord/index.html

Creating a place for the creative class: Tony Summerville on the growing of Birmingham

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 5:12pm
The main thing that will attract more startup people is existing startup people in a town, and the work they're doing. It's a bit of a chicken-or-the-egg scenario but there are characteristics that make some towns more attractive than others. IanHoppe http://connect.al.com/user/IanHoppe/index.html

UPDATE: Apple live stream: iPhone 6 upgrades, ApplePay, AppleWatch

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:32am
Apple is live streaming the release of it's highly anticipated iPhone 6 today, among other new items that have the tech world up in arms. The company has chosen to live stream the event at noon central time today. You can watch live by clicking here. IanHoppe http://connect.al.com/user/IanHoppe/index.html

Ray Rice likely to keep $25 million, Home Depot hacks and Whole Foods delivery top Tuesday's global business news

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 7:28am
Here's a look at the top national and international business headlines making the rounds Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. Kelli Dugan | kdugan@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/kellimdugan/index.html

Should internet service providers be regulated as public utilities?

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 5:02pm
The internet – these days – is as ubiquitous as electricity and water supply. Sure, just like electricity and water, it's not something that we need to survive, but it's quickly becoming something that we depend upon in order to live the way that we live. IanHoppe http://connect.al.com/user/IanHoppe/index.html

iPhone 6 release date 2014 live event: features, price, pre-orders and more

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 9:22am
The Apple event is live today, and CEO Tim Cook is expected to unveil the new, larger iPhone 6 and its 2014 release date. Live stream Apple's special event here. It begins at noon CDT, or 10 a.m. PDT (Cupertino... David Magee http://connect.al.com/user/dmagee65/index.html

A last-minute roundup of Apple iWatch rumors

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 9:01am
The rumor mill has been running full blast for months about Apple's upcoming iWatch. Due for official announcement tomorrow, here are all the rumors in one place. Adrienne Erin http://connect.al.com/user/adrienneerin/index.html

Teens take note, woman charged with homicide after Facebook while driving

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 1:47am
One 20-year-old faces a count of negligent homicide after Facebook while driving. Cassie Fambro | cfambro@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/CassieFambro/index.html

The Growing of Birmingham: thoughts from the Code for Birmingham organizers

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 5:55pm
What I'm looking for is discussion about the organic process of growing the City of Birmingham by making it more attractive to the young, educated workforce that follows the technology banner. IanHoppe http://connect.al.com/user/IanHoppe/index.html

This ain't your Grandpappy's cash register: point of sale in the 21st Century

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 3:51pm
This legitimate, consensual exchange of goods for money is called the point of sale (POS). It's the most important part of the entire retail endeavor. All of the marketing and ordering and presentation is all for the ring of that bell. IanHoppe http://connect.al.com/user/IanHoppe/index.html

Free Sunday screening of 'Cyber-Seniors' to showcase cross-generational mentoring in a digital age

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 12:49pm
The documentary offers a candid and humorous look at the victories and challenges seniors face as they collaborate with teenagers who help them cross the digital divide and engage the world around them in new ways via the Internet. Kelli Dugan | kdugan@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/kellimdugan/index.html

Starfish, technology to end child car deaths, passes Kickstarter funding goal

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 3:09pm
Starfish is a small weight sensor that fits under the cushion in your child's car seat and links up to your smartphone via bluetooth. In the event that you leave an area around the car while your child is still in the seat, Starfish will send a notification to your phone that the most precious cargo was left behind. IanHoppe http://connect.al.com/user/IanHoppe/index.html

Who is listening? 17 fake cellphone towers, some near military bases, discovered around U.S.

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 10:26am
Seventeeen fake cellphone towers – including several near U.S. military bases – were discovered across the U.S. last week, according a report in Popular Science, setting off waves of conspiracy theories as to who is listening in on the phone calls. Leada Gore | lgore@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/LeadaGore/index.html

'I flashed my, er, bosom, to get out of a ticket' and other silly Facebook games

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 9:50am
A British councilwoman received the stern warning from members of her political party after she posted on Facebook: "I used my boobs to get out of a speeding ticket." Kelly Kazek | kkazek@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/KKazek/index.html

11 ways Alabamians changed the world

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 7:41am
Although not everyone on this list changed the world in big ways, each person made a contribution to society that made a difference in the way we live, work and play. And each has a connection to Alabama. Kelly Kazek | kkazek@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/KKazek/index.html

What makes a city attractive? A conversation with Jennifer Skjellum of TechBirmingham

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 6:09pm
What does the Birmingham technology scene need in order to grow? IanHoppe http://connect.al.com/user/IanHoppe/index.html

This Birmingham company is a worldwide leader in dental implant technology

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 11:49am
I recently took a tour of BioHorizons: a fast-growing, vertically integrated, medical device company specializing in dental implants, born and raised right here in Birmingham, Alabama. IanHoppe http://connect.al.com/user/IanHoppe/index.html

UA opens a new high-tech clean room with more space, tech

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 9:01am
Dr. Subhadra Gupta showed off the University of Alabama's new clean room, which is officially known as the Microfabrication Facility, or MFF, Tuesday, at the North Engineering Research Center, on campus in Tuscaloosa Vasha Hunt | vhunt@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/vhunt/index.html

Vine camera finally gets an upgrade

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 9:43am
Vine has finally updated their 6 second video loop app with some powerful new features. Adrienne Erin http://connect.al.com/user/adrienneerin/index.html

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