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February 16, 2014

ANALYSIS & VIDEO | Connecticut’s Electric Marketplace Fraught with Unscrupulous Marketing Practices

by Lon Seidman | Feb 16, 2014 11:12pm
Posted to: Analysis | Energy 2.0

Retail electricity suppliers aggressively market low fixed rates to Connecticut residents, but many consumers are finding those initial savings give way to expensive variable rates that have more than doubled their bills.

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February 4, 2014

FCC Sees Possible End of Land Lines, Plans Experiments in Limited Markets

by Lon Seidman | Feb 4, 2014 11:00pm

National Archives While efforts in Connecticut to relax telephone provider regulations failed in the last legislative session, the Federal Communications Commission is beginning a set of experiments to prepare for “historic technological transformations” in the telecommunications industry as more consumers move away from traditional wireline services.

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January 28, 2014

CASE Seeks Nominees for the 2014 Connecticut Medal of Technology

by Lon Seidman | Jan 28, 2014 12:49pm

The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) is seeking nominees for the 2014 Medal of Technology to recognize Connecticut-based technological achievements.

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January 26, 2014

10 Years on Mars - NASA’s Opportunity Rover Continues to Beat the Elements

by Lon Seidman | Jan 26, 2014 11:13am

NASA’s Rover Opportunity has now been operating on the surface of Mars for a decade - long past its originally planned 90 day mission.

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January 1, 2014

The Top CTTechJunkie Stories of 2013

by Lon Seidman | Jan 1, 2014 11:57pm

It’s time to look back at some of the most read tech stories we covered during 2013. Google Glass, NSA spying, video game consoles, and a major upgrade to Apple’s iOS operating system all popular with our readers.

Connecticut also had some interesting connections to the space program this year, with a Waterbury native blasting off to the space station and a commercial space company giving Connecticut residents the opportunity to see two night launches from our backyards.

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December 18, 2013

Connecticut Astronaut Rick Mastracchio to Spend Christmas Space Walking

by Lon Seidman | Dec 18, 2013 9:35am

Astronaut and Waterbury native Rick Mastracchio will be spending his Christmas holiday in a space suit repairing a failed coolant pump on the International Space Station.

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December 17, 2013

Who Is Frontier Communications?

by Lon Seidman | Dec 17, 2013 10:57am

Frontier Communications, a Stamford based phone company established in 1935, may finally service Connecticut customers if a $2 billion deal with AT&T is approved by regulators.

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December 4, 2013

Astronaut, U.S. Rep. Esty Visit Farmington High School to Encourage STEM Education

by Emily Boushee | Dec 4, 2013 3:34pm
Posted to: Education 2.0 | NASA | Spaceflight

wikipedia Being in space is like swimming in a pool, Astronaut Randolph Bresnik told a group of Farmington High School students Monday, drawing some laughter.

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November 19, 2013

Connecticut Treated to Spectacular Rocket Launch

by Lon Seidman | Nov 19, 2013 4:55pm

A minotaur rocket with payloads for the Department of Defense and universities successfully blasted into orbit November 19, with Connecticut residents treated to a spectacular view of its ascent to orbit.

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November 16, 2013

Startup’s Founder Hopes to Change Political Discourse With Data

by Meryl Willett | Nov 16, 2013 2:11pm
Posted to: Communication 2.0 | News Media 2.0 | Startups

EDITOR’S NOTE: On July 1, 2014, we updated this story to reflect the rebranding of SwayWhat.com to SavvyRoo.com. It is essentially the same site and same idea, but with a new title and new logo.

Noah Blumenthal is a self-proclaimed data geek who discovered his passion — “evidence-based decision making” — after attending a meeting of his local Board of Education in Sea Cliff, N.Y. following the Newtown shootings.

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