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Foursquare's reputation at an all-time low

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 7:26am
Foursquare has split itself into two apps, moving the check-in feature to their new app, Swarm - an unpopular decision for their longtime fans. Adrienne Erin

'Revolutionary' total knee replacement technology coming to Birmingham

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 7:00am
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – An orthopedic surgeon at Trinity Medical Center in Birmingham is bringing brand new medical technology to Alabama. Dr Scott Appell of Lemak Sports Medicine and Orthopedics is currently in Las Vegas being trained to perform a new knee replacement surgery technique that, some are saying, will completely revolutionize the procedure. IanHoppe

Do you like beer and good conversation? Birmingham Startup Drinks is next Tuesday

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 5:23pm
Do you work at a startup? Do you own a startup? Do you have an idea for a startup? Do you like beer? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should make sure to come to the August round of Birmingham Startup Drinks, happening at Cahaba Brewing this coming Tuesday. IanHoppe

UAB harnesses technology to connect with patients, reduce readmission rates

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:46am
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The University of Alabama at Birmingham Medicine has just launched a new program that leverages technology to educate patients on their health condition and lower readmission rates. IanHoppe

Liposuction machines and capnographs: a day-trip to the medical device exposition

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:36pm
Henry Schein, a large medical distribution company, held a medical device expo yesterday at that gigantic castle south of the city: Renaissance Resort at Ross Bridge. IanHoppe

How fast can you read? Go faster with this technology

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:11pm
Meet Spritz: the product of a Boston startup, their technology allows an average reader to double or triple their reading speed by making the reading process more efficient. Let me explain. IanHoppe

If you think The Onion is real, Facebook is here to help with a 'satire' tag

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 2:31pm
Facebook is testing a new tag to help users distinguish between satirical news and the real thing. Alex McDaniel

A literal game-changer: VarsityWorx, software for football coaches, has arrived in Alabama

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:29pm
VarsityWorx is a software/hardware system that allows coaches to interface with game cameras on the side lines and endzones via iPads in real time. IanHoppe

Stennis Space Center employees receive NASA honor awards

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:43am
Stennis Space Center Director Rick Gilbrech and NASA Deputy Associate Administrator Lesa Roe presented annual NASA Honor Awards to center employees during an onsite ceremony Aug. 19. Mississippi Press Staff

Tech Birmingham presents: TechTuesday

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 6:14pm
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Tomorrow morning from 7:45-9am, Tech Birmingham is presenting the August installment of their Speaker Series at the Alabama Power building. IanHoppe

Wordpress Y'all! A social media roundup of Wordcamp Birmingham

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 5:05pm
Wordcamp Birmingham was this past Saturday. It was everything I expected and then some. People came from far and wide to learn and speak about all things Wordpress, the most popular blogging software in the world. IanHoppe

Pinterest Messages: Making Pinterest less one-sided

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 7:55am
Pinterest Messages is a new messaging feature that lets you share pins with your friends without ever leaving Pinterest. Adrienne Erin

Online video claiming to show Robin Williams before his death is making the rounds: Don’t fall for it

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 12:55pm
If you're on social media today, you'll likely see a Facebook link claiming to show a goodbye video message from Robin Williams to his fans. Don't fall for it. Leada Gore |

Radio traffic fills the airwaves as as 'The World's Friendliest Hamfest' opens in downtown Huntsville

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 4:12pm
Huntsville Hamfest fills Von Braun Center's South Hall with antennae, radios, electronic gadgets, and some long-distance friends. Eric Schultz |

Radio traffic fills the airwaves as as 'The World's Friendliest Hamfest' opens in downtown Huntsville

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 4:12pm
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – If you were at the Von Braun Center Saturday, you might have met K4HVA, or talked to KI4ZYX, or maybe shared lunch with N4WN, possibly told a joke to KS4V, and maybe even smiled at KF4YZG. Huntsville... Eric Schultz |

Smart911 will store residents' pertinent information for better response in emergencies, Limestone County officials say

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:40pm
An enhanced 911 system that stores pertinent information for emergency responders, such as number of people living in a household or medical information, will save critical time during a crisis, Limestone County officials said. Kelly Kazek |

The collision of the arts and technology: a conversation with Buddy Palmer of the Birmingham Cultural Alliance

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:03pm
I sat down yesterday afternoon for a chat with Buddy Palmer, President and CEO of the Cultural Alliance of Greater Birmingham. He's a congenial, driven fellow; ex-theater director; believer in Birmingham; and wearer of polka-dot socks. IanHoppe

Lead, follow, or get out of the way: the Code for Birmingham agenda

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 5:21pm
Code for Birmingham is looking for officers to fill vital roles in the group. Click here to look at that list and see if there's something you may be interested in tackling. Like I've mentioned before. You do not have to be a programmer to help in this group. IanHoppe

Tickets for 'Video Games Live' at the Mark C. Smith Concert Hall on sale Aug. 15

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:52pm
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama--Tickets for the first event of this season's Huntsville Symphony Orchestra concert series go on sale Aug. 15, at the Mark C. Smith Concert Hall inside the Von Braun Center. Video Games Live, a performance featuring the best video game soundtracks combined... John Corrigan |

On Ashley Rich's list: Mobile County DA unveils names of those with active warrants

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 3:19pm
Those with outstanding restitution and fines are now in the spotlight along with bad check writers as part of a Mobile County initiative to crack down on those who owe. Cassie Fambro |