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Some Customers Say Transition From AT&T To Frontier Has Been Bumpy

by Cara Rosner
Posted: Oct 29, 2014 2:41pm

Customers who previously had AT&T Inc. landline, Internet, and video services were switched over to Stamford-based Frontier Communications over this past weekend and, for many, it’s been a bumpy transition.

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OP-ED | On the Occasion of the Opening of The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

by Edison Liu
Posted: Oct 19, 2014 10:22pm

On Oct. 7, several hundred friends and supporters gathered for the grand opening of The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine on the University of Connecticut Health Center campus in Farmington.

OP-ED | Of Smartphones & Middle Age

by Barth Keck
Posted: Oct 11, 2014 10:49am

To app or not to app. That is the question. At least that’s the question for this skeptical, 50-something English teacher.

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NASA Astronaut Delivers UConn Commencement Address from Orbit

by Lon Seidman
Posted: May 11, 2014 9:48am

NASA Astronaut and UConn alum Rick Mastracchio gave the commencement address for the UConn School of Engineering from the International Space Station May 10.

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Frederick J. Leonberger to Receive 2014 Connecticut Medal of Technology

by Lon Seidman
Posted: May 9, 2014 4:13pm

Dr. Frederick J. Leonberger will receive the 2014 Connecticut Medal of Technology at the 39th Annual Meeting & Dinner of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cromwell.

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CTTechJunkie Talks Gigabit Speeds on The Colin McEnroe Show

by Lon Seidman
Posted: May 1, 2014 11:24pm

WNPR / CHION WOLF Is your connection to cyberspace fast enough? CTTechJunkie helped answer the question on The Colin McEnroe Show on May 1, exploring what it will take to bring gigabit speeds to Connecticut towns.

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GPS Satellite Launches from Cape Canaveral

by Lon Seidman
Posted: Feb 21, 2014 1:09pm

Jay Patterson Photo Jay Patterson snapped this photo yesterday of a Delta IV rocket launching a GPS satellite to orbit. 

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Google Launches 2014 Doodle Contest for Connecticut Students

by Lon Seidman
Posted: Feb 4, 2014 5:39pm

Google is launching their Doodle contest, giving students in all 50 states the opportunity to compete for a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 educational technology grant for their school.

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Next Stop? Mars

by Jay Patterson
Posted: Nov 20, 2013 12:32am

NASA’s latest mission to the red planet, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) lifted off from launch complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral air force station on top of an United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket November 18.

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Connecticut, 36 Other States Settle Safari Browser Privacy Dispute with Google

by Lon Seidman
Posted: Nov 18, 2013 2:59pm

Connecticut, along with 36 other states and the District of Columbia, will collect $17 million from Google after the company allegedly circumvented privacy settings in Apple’s Safari browser.

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Astronaut Rick Mastracchio Displays Waterbury Elementary Students’ Travel Bug From Orbit

by Lon Seidman
Posted: Nov 13, 2013 10:05am

Astronaut Rick Mastracchio showed off a Geocaching Travelbug given to him by Waterbury elementary school students from the Cupola on the International Space Station.

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Connecticut Awards Grants for 56 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

by Lon Seidman
Posted: Nov 6, 2013 2:45pm

Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced Monday that grants have been awarded to help with the installation of 56 publicly accessible electric vehicle (EV) charging stations throughout Connecticut.

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Where We Live | Coding and Its Importance in a High Tech Society

by WNPR
Posted: Nov 5, 2013 9:18am

CTTechJunkie’s Lon Seidman was a guest on WNPR’s Where We Live to discuss “coding literacy” in the wake of Healthcare.gov’s ongoing issues.

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VIDEO | Former Owner of Lavabit Details How US Spying Forced Him Out of Business

by Lon Seidman
Posted: Oct 28, 2013 9:12am

Ladar Levison was the founder and owner of secure email service Lavabit that was shut down earlier this year after he was forced to turn the site’s encryption keys over to the government.

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Veteran Astronaut from Connecticut Prepares for Next Launch, Followers Turn to Twitter

by CTByTheNumbers
Posted: Oct 10, 2013 12:15pm

NASA will be among the agencies contributing crew members on upcoming missions to the International Space Station this fall, including a veteran astronaut who grew up in Waterbury.

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National Plug In Car Day Gets Local at CCSU September 29

by Lon Seidman
Posted: Sep 24, 2013 5:02pm

Car rallies are often known for the purr (or roar) of finely tuned engines, but the electric cars participating in Sunday’s rally at Central Connecticut State University won’t make much noise at all on their seven mile journey.

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Solar Power Game Changer at NCSU?

by Science Daily
Posted: Sep 8, 2013 11:10am

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OP-ED | We’re Just One Step Ahead Of The Robots

by Leo Canty
Posted: Sep 1, 2013 11:05am

Leo Canty pens an op-ed for the Courant highlighting the ongoing "robot revolution," a wave of automation that is undercutting the economy by replacing humans with machines.

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Local Innovators Finding Early Success

by CTNextDaily
Posted: Aug 20, 2013 6:44pm

Last Thursday’s LaunchHaven was a reminder of the quality and variety of great ideas within the Connecticut startup community.

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Himes Comments on the Latest NSA Revelations

by Lon Seidman
Posted: Aug 16, 2013 5:29pm

U.S. Rep Jim Himes, a member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence, issued a statement this afternoon in response to a Washington Post article that revealed the NSA violated its own rules for electronic surveillance 2,776 times.

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AT&T Names John Emra Connecticut President

by Lon Seidman
Posted: Aug 12, 2013 10:51am

AT&T announced that the company’s regional vice president for external and legislative affairs, John Emra, will be its new Connecticut President.

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Comcast Launching New X1 Cable Box

by Hartford Courant
Posted: Jul 23, 2013 7:44am

The clunky, noisy, technologically dated cable box is finally getting a makeover. For area Comcast subscribers, it starts Tuesday with the official availability of the X1 video-service platform powered by an Internet-equipped set-top box.

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The Price of Electric Vehicles Is Falling; Is It Time To Buy?

by Forbes
Posted: Jul 15, 2013 12:03pm

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CTTechJunkie Appears on Fox61’s The Real Story

by Lon Seidman
Posted: Jun 17, 2013 8:44am

CTTechJunkie writer Lon Seidman appeared on Fox61’s The Real Story on Sunday, June 16. Warning: The video will start playing the moment you click the link.

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Game Console Wars Heat Up at E3 2013

by Lon Seidman
Posted: Jun 11, 2013 11:42am

The annual E3 video gaming conference is underway in Los Angeles, and the big console makers are showing off new hardware they hope will help them dominate the multibillion dollar industry.

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March 25, 2015

KwickLook Offers Software Tool to Monitor Youngsters’ Internet Activity

by Luke Foster | Mar 25, 2015 10:30am
Posted to: Education 2.0 | Parenting and Technology | Social Networks | Software | Startups

shutterstock (UPDATED) While it can sometimes seem tricky to navigate parenting in the social media era, one online business is making it easier for parents to not only protect their children but also keep them from being the ones who cause others harm.

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March 3, 2015

Attorney General Opens Inquiry into Lenovo ‘Superfish’ Adware

by Lon Seidman | Mar 3, 2015 12:59am

Attorney General George Jepsen announced Monday that he is launching an inquiry into Lenovo’s installation of potentially exploitable adware called “Superfish” onto consumer PCs.

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February 12, 2015

SpaceX Launches First Deep Space Mission with DSCOVR Satellite

by Lon Seidman | Feb 12, 2015 10:53am

SpaceX SpaceX embarked on their first mission beyond low earth orbit Wednesday, launching the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NASA.

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January 21, 2015

Upcoming Trends We Saw at CES 2015

by Lon Seidman & Matt Zagaja | Jan 21, 2015 9:08am

After recording over 40 videos about individual products at International CES 2015, the burning question from many viewers remains: what is life going to be like in the future?

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January 13, 2015

VoteTocracy Hopes to Bridge Gap Between Voters and Congress

by Luke Foster | Jan 13, 2015 12:34pm
Posted to: Communication 2.0 | Data | Government 2.0 | News Media 2.0 | Politics 2.0 | Startups

For years, voters who wanted to learn about issues and discuss them with their elected officials in Congress have had to use a somewhat fragmented set of traditional methods.

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January 7, 2015

The Latest and Greatest from the International CES 2015

by Doug Hardy | Jan 7, 2015 1:03pm
Posted to: Review | Tech Biz

Click below to check out our stream of video from our visits with CES vendors this week in Las Vegas.

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January 4, 2015

CTTechJunkie Goes to CES!

by Lon Seidman & Matt Zagaja | Jan 4, 2015 9:05pm

CTTechJunkie will be at International CES this week, looking for the latest consumer gadgets that will be released in the coming year.

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December 22, 2014

New Haven App Designer Keeps Youngsters Safe and Appropriate on Mobile Devices

by Luke Foster | Dec 22, 2014 12:00pm
Posted to: Education 2.0 | Mobile Tech | Parenting and Technology | Smartphones | Software | Startups

As smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices become more prevalent in children’s lives, New Haven-based Copilot Family is helping adults guide youngsters through their use of these devices.

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December 5, 2014

NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Completes Successful Unmanned First Mission

by Lon Seidman | Dec 5, 2014 12:30pm

Jay Patterson / Tony Land An unmanned test flight of NASA’s new Orion spacecraft was successful this morning, flying higher than any human-rated space vehicle since the 1960’s.

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November 20, 2014

2014 Connecticut International Auto Show to Feature Electric Vehicles And More

by Luke Foster | Nov 20, 2014 10:00am
Posted to: Autos 2.0 | Business 2.0 | Energy 2.0 | Environment | Transportation

Josalee Thrift file photo State automobile retailers are hoping to educate consumers about the benefits of electric vehicles at the Connecticut International Auto Show this weekend.

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