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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

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’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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Bootstrappers Skip Fundraising Using a New Bootcamp

by CTNextDaily
Posted: Jun 5, 2013 2:39pm

The Grid New Haven’s program “Bootstrapper’s Bootcamp” will help entrepeneurs build businesses without venture funding. John Seiffer, who is also an angel investor and consultant, is reaching out to area founders and facilitating a bootcamp that helps them work through the process of bootstrapping.

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Bridgeport Coworking Community Swarms at B:Hive

by CTNextDaily
Posted: May 28, 2013 2:03pm

On a warm spring night last week, we ran into designer Rachel Rowan at the opening Bridgeport’s first coworking space, B:Hive.

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Jepsen Seeks Information on LivingSocial Security Breach

by Lon Seidman
Posted: May 2, 2013 12:14pm

Attorney General George Jepsen is seeking information on a security breach at daily deal site LivingSocial that exposed information on approximately 50 million user accounts to hackers.

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September 4, 2014

Analysis: Apple Can Do More to Protect User Privacy and Security

by Lon Seidman | Sep 4, 2014 12:13am

A number of celebrities had their privacy significantly violated this week when their Apple iCloud accounts were compromised and photo backups were downloaded by unauthorized individuals. While Apple is correct in saying their security system was not compromised, they could be doing more to help users protect their data.

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August 19, 2014

Nonprofit Promotes Safety Online With Two-Step Campaign

by Christine Stuart | Aug 19, 2014 12:20pm
Posted to: Privacy | Social Networks

Christine Stuart photo Convenience is the enemy when it comes to staying safe online. That’s why a nonprofit organization was spreading news in Hartford Monday about online password safety and two-step authorization.

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August 16, 2014

VIDEO: Hartford Event to Focus on Online Safety August 18

by Lon Seidman | Aug 16, 2014 12:24pm The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) is hosting a free event at the Connecticut Science Center at 9:00 a.m. Monday, August 18, to educate the public on how to better protect personal information online.

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May 20, 2014

Video Interview: Astronaut Rick Mastracchio Reflects on his 6 Month Mission to the Space Station

by Lon Seidman | May 20, 2014 10:22am

NASA granted CTTechJunkie the opportunity for a short interview with Astronaut Rick Mastracchio, who is readjusting to life back on Earth following a six-month stay aboard the International Space Station.

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May 13, 2014

ANALYSIS | Connecticut Astronaut Arrives Home on Russian Soyuz to Uncertain Political Environment

by Lon Seidman | May 13, 2014 11:40pm
Posted to: NASA | Research & Development | Space Shuttle | Spaceflight

NASA / Bill Ingalls Astronaut and Waterbury native Rick Mastracchio landed safely aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule at 9:58 p.m. EST Tuesday evening, capping an eventful six months aboard the International Space Station both in orbit and on the ground as relations between the United States and Russia deteriorated.

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May 9, 2014

VIDEO | Old Lyme Company Launches App to 3D Print Toy Action Figures

by Lon Seidman | May 9, 2014 8:49pm

Imagimod Old Lyme-based Imagimod is launching a new iPad app to design and “print out” an action figure on a 3D printer.

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April 27, 2014

Connecticut Astronaut Achieves Elite Spacewalking Status

by Lon Seidman | Apr 27, 2014 11:56am

NASA Waterbury native and NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio is now 5th on the list of mankind’s long duration spacewalkers, with a total of 53 hours of cumulative extra-vehicular activity (EVAs) since his first mission in 2000.

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March 25, 2014

Connecticut Consumers to Begin Receiving E-Book Settlement Refunds

by Lon Seidman | Mar 25, 2014 4:09pm

Connecticut residents will start receiving refund checks or credits this week for e-books purchased between April 1, 2010 to May 21, 2012 - the result of a lawsuit filed by Connecticut and 32 other states over price fixing allegations.

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March 19, 2014

Like New Jersey, Direct Retail Sales of Tesla Automobiles Not Allowed in Connecticut

by Lon Seidman | Mar 19, 2014 12:24pm

Tesla Motors The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection is co-sponsoring a contest for the auto dealership that sells the most electric cars by July 31, but the Tesla Model S — arguably the hottest electric vehicle on the market — will be excluded because it is currently restricted by Connecticut law from being sold at retail to consumers in the state.

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March 16, 2014

Avoiding “Tech Support” Telephone Scams

by Lon Seidman | Mar 16, 2014 1:28pm

Computer “technical support” calls that originate overseas and victimize American consumers are increasing in frequency, thanks to cheap international phone rates and advanced phone dialing technologies. CTTechJunkie received one of these calls and we recorded the conversation in the video above.

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