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I Know Where Your Cat Lives: The scary side of being lax with data

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 7:48am
Many people don't realize that the cute photos of their cats that they share on Facebook and Instagram often come geotagged with the location where they snapped the photo - usually their own home. Adrienne Erin http://connect.al.com/user/adrienneerin/index.html

#EmojiReads: Random House sparks Twitter trend describing book plots in emoji

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 1:47pm
Random House has a perfect solution for those working on becoming more emoji-fluent. Alex McDaniel http://connect.al.com/user/alexmcdaniel/index.html

Is your toddler obsessed with DisneyCollectorBR? They're the most popular viral videos you've probably never heard of

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 12:51pm
My son is obsessed with the most boring YouTube videos I've ever seen - and apparently he's not the only one. Anna Claire Vollers http://connect.al.com/user/avollers/index.html

Facebook recovering after outage, users flock to Twitter to complain

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 11:50am
Having problems checking Facebook? You're not the only one. Alex McDaniel http://connect.al.com/user/alexmcdaniel/index.html

Really, no books? Grades 5-6 at St. Paul's Episcopal will learn on laptops only

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 7:03pm
Fifth- and sixth-graders at St. Paul's Episcopal School are going to spend the 2014-15 year learning on laptops only, without using physical textbooks. Sally Pearsall Ericson | sericson@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/sericson/index.html

JerkTech: A growing problem in the tech world

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 8:22am
A whole new business vertical is growing up around using data to take advantage of situations at others' expense; it's called JerkTech. Adrienne Erin http://connect.al.com/user/adrienneerin/index.html

How best to fund technology? Mobile, Baldwin school officials meet with state legislators

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 4:39pm
Representatives from the Mobile and Baldwin school districts met with the Alabama House Ways and Means education committee on July 23 to discuss technology funding needs. Sally Pearsall Ericson | sericson@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/sericson/index.html

Satsuma's new stadium, Baldwin's uniform debate and USA's endowments, all in the School Zone

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:09am
USA's endowments, Baldwin's uniform policy debate, Satsuma's new stadium and back-to-school savings in this week's School Zone column Sally Pearsall Ericson | sericson@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/sericson/index.html

Cloud storage, QR codes: More technology options coming to Mobile County classrooms

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 5:35am
The Mobile County school system is expanding options for technology-based learning this fall, from increasing the number of schools taking part in the miDevice, or Bring Your Own Device program, to offering cloud storage that students can access for homework assignments. Sally Pearsall Ericson | sericson@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/sericson/index.html

Ideas for best digital devices for school, from Mobile County's tech director

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 5:30am
With the back-to-school sales tax holiday coming up, parents will have a chance for big savings on digital devices for school assignments. So, what's the best product for your student? Sally Pearsall Ericson | sericson@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/sericson/index.html

'You're shooting yourself in the foot,' gun shop owner says of modular shotgun 'silencer'

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 2:41pm
SilencerCo announced Monday the release of the Salvo 12, a commercial suppressor for 12-gauge shotguns. Emily Hill | ehill@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/ehill1/index.html

'I'm so Birmingham I remember the BIRMINGHAM STEELDOGS!': 'I'm so' Facebook/Twitter meme makes its way to Alabama

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:13am
Just how Alabama are you? Alex McDaniel http://connect.al.com/user/alexmcdaniel/index.html

Saf-T-Net app offers Alabamians a way to stay safe during hurricane season

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:27pm
Baron Services is offering its free Saf-T-Net app to keep Alabama residents safe as the storm season prepares to hit. Glen Luke Flanagan | GFlanagan@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/GFlanagan/index.html

FAA is one step closer to NextGen air traffic control and better flights with NASA's help

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 3:06pm
How fast this new system becomes reality how Washington deals with the cost. Lee Roop | lroop@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/lroop/index.html

Apollo 11 Headlines from Huntsville Times & Huntsville News

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 7:48am
A collection of headlines from the front pages of the Huntsville Times and The Huntsville News during the Apollo 11 mission. Bob Gathany | bgathany@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/bgathany/index.html

Would you be happier without Facebook?

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 7:43am
Is Facebook contributing to your unhappiness? Some people think it could be, and have vowed to quit. Adrienne Erin http://connect.al.com/user/adrienneerin/index.html

Boron Buckyball discovered begs the question: what is a buckyball?

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 7:24pm
What is a "buckyball"and why does it matter? Named after the US architect and engineer Richard Buckminster Fuller, the first buckyball was a hollow cage made of 60 carbon atoms and arranged in pentagons and hexagons similar to a soccer... GulfLive.com staff http://connect.al.com/user/glstaff/index.html

Huntsville photographer captures groom's priceless reaction to seeing bride

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 11:16am
Photography is a passion, but it's not Lauren Benson's career. She counts being a wife and homeschooling mom of three as her full-time occupation. For Benson, photography is a part-time weekend job. Which made her sudden "15 minutes of fame,"... Anna Claire Vollers http://connect.al.com/user/avollers/index.html

Facebook asks: does this feel like an ad?

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 9:44am
If you use the internet, you are bombarded with ads. Facebook wants these ads to stop feeling like ads, though. Adrienne Erin http://connect.al.com/user/adrienneerin/index.html

Should Baldwin County schools relax rules on digital devices? 'They have no idea what it's like,' teacher says

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 2:26pm
The Baldwin County school board plans to vote on July 24 on a proposal to relax the rules on students' use of digital devices during the school day. But one teacher says that's not a good idea: "They don't know what it's like." Sally Pearsall Ericson | sericson@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/sericson/index.html