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DHS Concludes Innovative Technology OpEx to Strengthen Urban First Responder Operations
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DHS Concludes Innovative Technology OpEx to Strengthen Urban First Responder Operations

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and its National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL) hosted Urban OpEx 2022, an Operational Experimentation (OpEx) where first responders evaluated new and emerging technology solutions in realistic, urban settings throughout the New York Metropolitan area during the week of July 18 – 22. “Operating environments and emergency response capability needs are always evolving and that makes innovation so important—for today, tomorrow, next year, and beyond,” said Kathryn Coulter Mitchell, Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary for Science and Technology. “First responders have to tackle evolving threats in their day-to-day operations and during larger-scale emergency inciden...
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h2Power Solutions Bringing Cutting Edge Hydrogen SOFC Fuel Cell Technology to US Market

TOLEDO, Ohio, July 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Toledo-based h2Power Solutions has partnered with German manufacturer Hexis to bring their SOFC hydrogen fuel cell power to the United States. This technology provides clean, low-cost, high-efficiency power utilizing natural gas or biofuels. Their compact systems easily tie into existing energy systems and provide both electrical and thermal energy at a fraction of the cost of traditional energy generator systems. The fuel cells have been utilized in a variety of settings, including private homes, EV charging stations, and agribusiness applications. The proven h2Power Solutions fuel cells provide a decentralized approach to energy production, supplying efficient and low-cost energy using natural gas or biofuels. "Our vision is to supplement t...
Notorious B.I.G. NFT dropped 25 years after his death
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Notorious B.I.G. NFT dropped 25 years after his death

Comment on this storyCommentMaybe you wore out both discs of “Life After Death.”Perhaps you couldn’t get enough of Sean Combs and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s tribute at the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame induction.Or you might even own several pieces of clothing with an image of that famous crown. No matter how deep your connection to The Notorious B.I.G., the people in charge of the pioneering rapper’s estate think it can go even deeper. ‘Wait on a digital line to drop $100 on a piece of AI-generated art’ deeper.On Tuesday afternoon the estate made available — first to a list of fans that have demonstrated their devotion and then to the general public — a 3,000-piece NFT collection that uses algorithms to resurrect the late icon’s signature looks. The Notorious NFT is dedicated to the proposition ...
Osceola school buses get new safety technology
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Osceola school buses get new safety technology

The goal of new technology on board Osceola County school buses is to keep students safer, and it will help keep tabs on where your kids are before and after school.When students get on the bus, they’ll use their student ID to scan in. Then their information will appear on a tablet, notifying the bus driver that they’re on the right bus.Zach Downes, the community relations specialist with Osceola Schools' transportation department said having students scan on and off will help the district build routes. “Our student ridership program is a new program that we’re launching within the school district, so we have a better idea of where kids are getting on and off the buses,” Downes said. It’ll also alert bus drivers if a child tries to get on the wrong bus or off at the wrong stop.“It...
Annual Technology Showcase highlights innovation big and small | News
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Annual Technology Showcase highlights innovation big and small | News

The diversity of Mountain View’s tech scene was on full display at the 7th Annual Technology Showcase this year, with companies and organizations ranging in size from one-person operations to those with hundreds of employees. The event was back in person for the first time since the pandemic began.Presented jointly by the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce and the city of Mountain View on July 19 at the Civic Center Plaza, this year’s showcase featured everything from 3D robots to space labs. The Voice talked to a few of the entrepreneurs and innovators that make Mountain View one of the tech epicenters of Silicon Valley.Jinxbot 3D PrintingJason Reynolds is a one-man show who does it all for his company. He’s the founder and sole employee of Jinxbot, a 3D printing service business that h...
Back To School Shopping Includes Technology, BBB Warns Shop With Care | KLIN
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Back To School Shopping Includes Technology, BBB Warns Shop With Care | KLIN

Back to school shopping will soon be underway and a hot seller will be technology. After a crash course in educational technology during the 2020 school year, teachers and students rely more often on technology for learning. That means back to school shopping will likely include a new laptop, tablet, or notebook. Most of that shopping will be done online and the Better Business Bureau reminds shoppers to use extra care to avoid being scammed. Vice President of Communications & Public Relations for Nebraska and Southwest Iowa Josh Planos says scammers are targeting shoppers with phony deals, enticing ads, and attractive fake websites. Here are a few tips to avoid being scammed. Shop with familiar retailers. Technology is a major investment so do business with companies you kno...
Does AppleCare Cover Water Damage?
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Does AppleCare Cover Water Damage?

Does AppleCare cover water damage? The answer depends on which model you have. If you have an iPhone, you can tell whether it has suffered liquid damage by looking inside the SIM card slot. If the slot is red, then the phone has sustained liquid damage. The Liquid Contact Indicator has been activated. The AppleCare policy covers the hardware and software from Apple. It does not cover accidental damages. But you may still want to be covered for such scenarios. iPhones If your iPhone gets wet, AppleCare will cover the cost of repairs. The iPhone is water-resistant up to 2 meters, 6 meters, or 50 meters, but it can still be damaged by liquids, especially when you are immersed in the ocean. You can still do a lot to prevent water damage to your phone, but you should not do it if you are...
Evermart – The technology behind the latest unattended retail solutions
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Evermart – The technology behind the latest unattended retail solutions

With a background in vending, Zsolt Vaszary and his Hungarian-based team from tech startup e-Ventor, knew what they wanted to accomplish. They set out with a mission to create a solution that combined the accountability of vending with the customer experience and higher profitability of micro markets. The result is the evermart kit, which can be built into a cooler that is equipped with an electronic lock, instantly turning it into a state-of-the-art unattended retail solution.Missing out on the full potential“The emergence of micro markets, about a decade ago, revolutionized the unattended retail industry by giving customers a better shopping experience along with better product options,” said Zsolt. “In many semi-closed environments, the self-checkout micro markets are the be...
Technology chief hopeful mainframe problems can be repaired by Thursday; workaround found for DMV
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Technology chief hopeful mainframe problems can be repaired by Thursday; workaround found for DMV

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Chief Technology Officer Joshua Spence said Tuesday he’s hopeful a software issue with the state’s mainframe computer system can be repaired by Thursday.Joshua SpenceSpence gave an update on the problems during Gov. Jim Justice’s media briefing.Spence said the problems began July 18 with a hardware failure with a component of the mainframe. He said that has since been repaired and now the focus has turned to software fixes.“We have moved into a software repair phase and we are still tracking to have resolved on Thursday,” Spence.The state Office of Technology has successfully found a workaround for the state Division of Motor Vehicles to resume some services.The DMV can now resume processing Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDL), driver’s licenses, instruc...
Australian IT Company Efex Acquires In Touch Office Technology
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Australian IT Company Efex Acquires In Touch Office Technology

by Ty Trumbull • Jul 26, 2022 ​​Australian managed IT company Efex has acquired hardware and IT support provider In Touch Office Technology for an undisclosed amount. This is technology M&A deal number 675 that ChannelE2E has covered so far in 2022. See more than 1,000 technology M&A deals involving MSPs, MSSPs & IT service providers listed here. Efex Acquires In Touch Office Technology Efex, founded in 2013, is based in Balmain, Australia. The company has 160 employees listed on LinkedIn. Efex’s areas of expertise include IT services and IT consulting In Touch, founded in approximately 2007, is based in Albury, Australia. The company has at least eight employees, according to its website. In Touch’s areas of expertise include IT services, remote management and netwo...