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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

SwayWhat.com 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

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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November 13, 2013

NBC 30 Video | iPhone 4S Users Reporting WiFi Issues with iOS 7.0.3

by Lon Seidman | Nov 13, 2013 9:17am

Some Apple iPhone 4s users are reporting that their phone’s WiFi is disabled following a recent software update.

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November 6, 2013

Waterbury Astronaut Rick Mastracchio Successfully Launched to the International Space Station

by Lon Seidman | Nov 6, 2013 5:27pm

NASA Astronaut and Waterbury native Rick Mastracchio arrived at the International Space Station this morning, just six hours after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft.

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November 2, 2013

Video Review | The New and Less Bulky iPad Air

by Lon Seidman | Nov 2, 2013 2:26pm

Apple released the latest version of its flagship iPad Friday, reducing its size and weight but keeping the screen the same size as prior versions.

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November 1, 2013

NSA Surveillance May Cause Breakup of Internet, Experts Warn

by The Guardian | Nov 1, 2013 10:25pm
Posted to: Government 2.0 | Hacker | Privacy | Research & Development

Wikipedia The vast scale of online surveillance revealed by Edward Snowden is leading to the breakup of the Internet as countries scramble to protect private or commercially sensitive emails and phone records from U.K. and U.S. security services, according to experts and academics.

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