Tag Archives: tech

Texas Tech upsets third ranked team in row, fans go nuts

Brad Tollefson/AP Texas Tech fans celebrate on the court after Texas Tech defeated Oklahoma 65-63 Wednesday night. LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Toddrick Gotcher admitted he might have traveled after one of his Texas Tech teammates got him the rebound off Oklahoma’s last shot in the Red Raiders’ 65-63 victory over the third-ranked Sooners on Wednesday night. “I think I picked ...

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Google’s think tank is transforming into a tech lab called Jigsaw

Alphabet executive chairman Eric Schmidt announced today that Google Ideas, the New York City-based web and policy think tank, is being transformed into a tech incubator named Jigsaw. Schmidt revealed the news in a post on Medium, saying the team will focus on using technology “to tackle the toughest geopolitical challenges, from countering violent extremism to thwarting online censorship to mitigating ...

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Georgia Tech returns blocked FG 78 yards to beat Florida St.

[embedded content] ATLANTA (AP) — Lance Austin returned a blocked field goal 78 yards for a touchdown on the final play of the game, giving Georgia Tech a stunning 22-16 upset of No. 9 Florida State on Saturday night. Roberto Aguayo, one of the most accurate kickers in the country, attempted a 56-yard field goal to win the game for ...

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Market Wrap: S&P 500 Erases 2015 Loss as Tech Stocks Surge

Filed under: Technology, Microsoft, Market News, Healthcare Industry, NASDAQ Richard Drew/AP By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK – A tech share rally drove U.S. stocks up sharply for a second day Friday as earnings from companies including Microsoft beat analyst expectations, while health care shares rebounded from recent losses. The gains left the S&P 500 in positive territory for the year ...

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Edward Snowden issues ‘call to arms’ for tech companies in secret SXSW meeting

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was a highlight of last year’s SXSW, where he gave one of his first public speeches. This year, Snowden was back at SXSW — but only a few people even knew it was happening. Snowden held a streamed question-and-answer session with roughly two dozen people from across the technology and policy world, which participant Sunday Yokubaitis, president ...

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Miami is finally getting somewhere. Virginia Tech is not.

Miami has been looking pretty good on paper for a while, but the Hurricanes looked good on television last night, too. Meanwhile, Virginia Tech grows more directionless by the day. In the F/+ ratings, there had been six defenses that had separated from the pack: Alabama, Clemson, Ole Miss, Stanford, Louisville, and your No. 1 F/+ defense, Virginia Tech. Duke ...

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Frugal Trade? Americans Spend Less on Food, More on Tech

Filed under: Personal Finance, Food & Beverage, Mobile Technology, Financial Education Rogelio V. Solis/APA customer looks at the screen size on the new iPhone 6 Plus while waiting in line to upgrade his iPhone at a Verizon Wireless store in Flowood, Miss., last month. By Steve Liesman | @steveliesman Nearly half of Americans have cut back on spending, including for ...

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Google, Microsoft, and other tech companies want to get 100 million students coding in one year

Google, Microsoft, and other major names in tech are joining together with the nonprofit Code.org in a major fundraising drive that hopes to introduce 100 million students to coding. Code.org wants to bring its computer science courses into tens of thousands of new classrooms over the next year, and it says that it’ll need $ 5 million in order to ...

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HealthCare.gov’s worst tech bugs are over, officials say

Published: December 1, 2013 1:55 PMBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Photo credit: AP | This Nov. 29, 2013 photo shows part of the HealthCare.gov website. The Obama administration says it will meet its self-imposed deadline of fixing the troubled health care website so that 50,000 people can log in at the same time starting late Saturday. WASHINGTON – The worst of ...

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