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Twenty-two cities in Texas. Baltimore. Atlanta. All hit by sizable ransomware attacks. One of the newer online threats results in computer systems – some including critical government data and programs – being locked up and unusable until the municipality, or business or individual pays off the attacker. But there are ways to be safe.

cell phone use at work
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A 2017 survey from staffing firm OfficeTeam found the average office employee spends 56 minutes per day using their cell phone during work hours for non-work activity, adding up to just under five hours a week of lost productivity, per employee.

Jay Tuck
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"There is no guarantee that we will always be Darwin’s Darling." That’s the conclusion of writer and speaker Jay Tuck, the prolific author and journalist who warns that artificial intelligence could end up being the death of humanity as we know it.

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Cincinnati Children's Hospital is announcing a new $2.7 million investment from Cisco to expand technology services at its new building currently under construction at its Burnet campus in Avondale.

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Southwest Ohio leads the state in the number of people with developmental disabilities benefiting from tele-caregiving. That's when technology takes the place of overnight live-in caregivers who are often hard to hire and retain.

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Kroger on Wednesday broke ground on its first high-tech fulfillment center in Monroe. The automated warehouse with digital and robotic capabilities is expected to generate more than 400 new jobs.

online privacy
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Computer and internet hackers seem to come up with new ways to steal digital information every week. We've all been warned about clicking on unfamiliar web links, putting sensitive information in emails and avoiding public Wi-Fi networks.

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Fidelity National Information Services (FIS) has bought payment company Worldpay Inc. for approximately $34 billion in cash and stock, the biggest such deal in the international payments sector, according to Bloomberg

The University of Cincinnati is looking forward as it celebrates its 200th birthday with virtual reality (VR) vignettes. Five real-life experiences are designed to transport the users to important times in the school's history, including drug discovery and civil rights advancements.

CES

Sensors and smart speakers were the stars at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that wrapped up in Las Vegas over the weekend. But experts say greater connectivity puts users at risk of getting hacked.

ODOT

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), DriveOhio and the City of Marysville are ramping up what will be the largest-ever connected vehicle project in the U.S.

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If a toy looks good on YouTube, chances are it will be all the rage. The video-hosting website plays a huge role in the creation and marketing of toys. In some cases the crazier the toy, the better. One Cincinnati toy company is taking full advantage of this trend, especially with its new creation: Chow Crown.

Duke Energy

Power companies, including Duke Energy, are putting their drones into action to survey damage from Hurricane Florence. The information they get helps develop a plan to get the electricity back on sooner.

How Small Business Owners Can Avoid Schemes

Aug 20, 2018
fraud
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It's estimated that small businesses in the United States lose more than $7 billion per year due to fraud.

Many rural Ohioans could soon be getting broadband access for the first time thanks to a partnership between Microsoft and Agile networks.

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A Tri-State emergency room nurse and her engineer husband are in the final stages of producing a potentially life-saving sensor and app. It would remind parents and caregivers there is a child in the backseat of a car, helping to prevent that child from potentially suffocating in the heat.

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Ever receive a phone call from a number with the same area code and first three digits as your number, only to answer and find a telemarketer or recorded message on the other end of the line? A dubious congratulations to you: you’ve been the victim of spoofing.

How To Get Your Teen To Put Down Their Smartphone

Jun 20, 2018
cincinnati edition
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Medical researchers, educators and tech professionals continue their warnings about children and teens spending too much time on their smartphones.   

More than three-quarters of Americans older than 60 have some kind of hearing loss, but only a fraction use technology that would help them talk on the phone or understand a conversation at dinner.

Hearing aids are expensive, and they’re not covered by Medicare or many private insurance plans.

“I’m not sure people realize how expensive they are,” says Betty Hauck, 72, whose hearing aids cost $5,600.

Entrepreneur Megan Smith Talks The Future Of Tech

Apr 12, 2018
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Award-winning tech entrepreneur, engineer and evangelist Megan Smith served as the chief technology officer of the United States under President Barack Obama for three years. She was the first female to serve in that role. Prior to that, Smith was a vice president of new business development at Google. Today, she's CEO of Shift7, and continues her efforts to get people to understand that technology is the key to the future, and attract young people to careers in technology and engineering.

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