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Fri, 2/14, 5:47pm (8 months ago)
About 500 miles away near Chicago, one of the world's largest particle accelerators is shooting an invisible beam at a soon to be complete particle detector in Ash River Minnesota. The goal? To detect a particle so small, its considered tiny compared to the particles that make up a single…
Fri, 2/7, 3:18pm (8 months ago)
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Thu, 2/7, 3:32pm (2 years ago)
Need a Ride? There's an app for that. Several internet-based ride services have popped up over the last several years, which allow users to request a ride via their smart phones, but have some traditional taxi drivers concerned. In Minneapolis, riders can use Uber, which allows passengers to use their smart…
Thu, 10/13, 10:59am (3 years ago)
Social media companies are increasingly involved in the 2012 presidential campaign, the AP reports. Companies such as Facebook and Google have been hosting debates and town halls in historic numbers this year. Their online presence has connected voters to presidential campaigns and each other in ways never before seen. People have become engaged…
Fri, 10/7, 3:52pm (3 years ago)
Four University of Arkansas students have launched a new startup company based on technology developed by University of Minnesota biochemists, KARE 11 reports. Simo Sarkanenen, a biochemist at the University's Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, designed a lignin-based biodegradable plastic.
Photo courtesy of The Environmental Citizen The students' company, cycleWood Solutions,…
Fri, 10/7, 1:07pm (3 years ago)
The University of Minnesota's Morris campus has acquired the services of Zimride, a social network for coordinating carpools. A private space on the ride-sharing network was purchased by the remote campus with money from the technology fee assessed to its students, a press release said. The site allows students to find others…
Fri, 10/7, 10:59am (3 years ago)
QR codes, those pixelated barcodes found across the University of Minnesota campus and throughout the nation, aren't catching on with consumers, said a report from digital pollster comScore. QR codes can store information vertically and horizontally, as opposed to standard barcodes that only hold data horizontally. Its shape lets the QR…
Tue, 10/4, 6:54pm (3 years ago)
Apple unveiled this year’s iPhone earlier today, but is it worth the upgrade? Twin Cities Tech Corner breaks down what you need to know: The iPhone 4S, as it’s called, looks almost identical to the iPhone 4. It’s faster, has a much-improved camera, and includes a digital personal assistant (really). Sprint is…
Sun, 7/10, 9:48pm (3 years ago)
Last week, Google unveiled its second attempt at a social media platform: Google+. A small sample of users has been to beta test the new service, and while initial user reaction is positive, Google has a high mountain to climb in enticing users to make the switch.

Google+’s most…
Thu, 4/14, 10:46am (4 years ago)
The SAT app developed by Watermelon Express was very helpful in preparation for the SAT exam.  Not only does the app have fully functional category set-ups, but it even has a “progress report” function that can assess and grade your skill level in such topics as math and vocabulary.  The…
Sat, 3/19, 5:42pm (4 years ago)
Where else can you find the Miracle Ab Roller for only $6 online? Dealnews.com is one of many websites that scan the Internet daily for the best bargins of the day. Today's hottest deal: national roundtrip flights for as low as $83. From high-end computers to a pack of fake mustache's, Dealnews and…
Sun, 2/27, 2:36pm (4 years ago)
A closely guarded secret, Google's mathematical formula that orders websites according to their content quality, has changed, according to a Google blog post Thursday. This is in response to recent criticism over low-quality websites that rank high on searches but are not useful to the user and instead might be full…
Mon, 2/21, 11:38pm (4 years ago)
Some people have adopted tablet computing as a new standard, while others remain skeptical.  This skepticism is justified, not because tablets are useless, but because the naysayers are probably comparing tablets to computers in a more traditional sense.  I recently had the chance to test-drive both an iPad and a…
Thu, 2/10, 1:08pm (4 years ago)
Activision Blizzard announced that they will be discontinuing the “Guitar Hero” series of video games. The company said they will be focusing more of their attention on battle games such as “Call of Duty.” "Due to continued declines in the music genre, the company will disband Activision Publishing's Guitar Hero business unit…
Tue, 1/11, 9:26pm (4 years ago)
Social networking dinosaur, Myspace, announced Tuesday that they will be laying off 500 employees – close to half the company’s workforce. “Today’s tough but necessary changes were taken in order to provide the company with a clear path for sustained growth and profitability,” CEO Mike Jones said in a statement. In June,…
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