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Girls Go Digital: Summer camps for young girls promote future tech careers

Abby Hobbs  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 9:46am

Sixty-six girls participating in a Girls Go Digital summer camp, hosted by Junior Achievement, met together Monday and Tuesday to learn about computers, programming, technology and design.

Where are they now? 18-year-old Utahn launches ‘world’s fastest drone’

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 3:16pm

George Matus graduated from high school earlier this year and went directly to the business world, raising $2.8 million to start a potentially game-changing drone company.

Utah inventions: Prueitt's computer graphics, desalination tank

Katrina Lynn Corbridge Hawkins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 11:52am

Dr. Melvin Lewis Prueitt did not only imagine great ideas, he strove to make them happen — from revolutionizing computer graphics to inventing ways to decrease air pollution or purify sea water. His ambition in life was to improve the world.

R.I.P.: The world's last VCR will be manufactured this month

Yazhou Sun and Sophia Yan, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 9:30am

R.I.P., VCR.

5 tips for teaching your kids to live in a digital world

Alessandra Toscanelli, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jul 21st - 4:00pm

We live globally. We live digitally. Teens need opportunities to learn how to thrive using technology to communicate, research, connect, study and work effectively. Parenting is about giving your children the tools to survive in life.

Will Silicon Slopes become Silicon Valley?

Sara Jarman, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jul 21st - 11:46am

The moniker Silicon Slopes has become the catchphrase used to depict Utah’s booming tech scene. However, while Silicon Valley and Silicon Slopes have similarities, Utah’s “slopes” are still strikingly different from “the valley."

Children’s hospital embraces Pokémon Go to heal patients

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Jul 21st - 8:13am

It’s no secret that Pokémon Go seems to be taking over the world these days, but one children’s hospital is using the game to help its patients feel at home in theirs.

Scientists get closer to creating real-life invisibility cloak

Jacqueline Howard CNN  |  Posted  Jul 20th - 8:02pm

The world doesn't have a "Harry Potter"-like invisibility cloak quite yet, but various research teams around the world have been making progress in figuring out how to build one.

Utah company launches helmet speakers, raises $23K in 24 hours

Carlos Baquerizo  |  Posted  Jul 20th - 3:01pm

On June 23, BE Headwear launched its fourth generation helmet speakers on Kickstarter. The three-year-old company reached its goal of $23,000 in less than 24 hours.

Car review: 4 days with the 2016 Ford Mustang GT

Mike Stapley, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jul 20th - 11:54am

The iconic American muscle car seamlessly blends nostalgia and modern technology.

Having stomach troubles? Try swallowing an origami robot

Matt O'Brien, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 19th - 8:07pm

Has your child swallowed a small battery? In the future, a tiny robot made from pig gut could capture it and expel it.

Team with Utah ties creates solar-powered, autonomous boat to cross ocean

Sarah Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jul 19th - 11:46am

Damon McMillan is the father of SeaCharger, a solar-powered autonomous boat. He shared how SeaCharger is making its way from California to Hawaii on solar power alone.

Got beef with a business? This app handles the dirty work for you

Sara Ashley O'Brien, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 19th - 8:59am

Service is fighting a very good fight. It wants to handle all your customer service woes.

Crews cutting up dead whale that keeps floating to shore

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 18th - 8:58pm

A dead humpback whale that keeps washing up on the Southern California coast after being towed out to sea is proving to be a headache for beach officials.

OpenWest conference emphasizes importance of open-source technology

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jul 18th - 3:00pm

The OpenWest conference is the largest regional tech conference promoting all things open— hardware, software, data, standards and more. Here's a recap of the convention.

Pokemon Go won't count toward T-Mobile data

Hope King, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 17th - 4:46pm

Pokemon Go has been eating into people's time, attention and data plans.

From recycled houses to solar-powered fridges: 5 tech startups changing the world

Parija Kavilanz, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 17th - 3:14pm

In neighborhoods across the country of Colombia, there's a great need to build more shelters and schools. In response, local startup Conceptos Plásticos developed a plan to build those structures cheaply and sustainably by turning recycled plastic and rubber waste into bricks.

7 other games to get you moving instead of Pokemon Go

Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 16th - 2:12pm

Pokemon Go may be keeping gamers glued to their phones, but it's also helping to get them out of the house to be more physically active.

Tesla working on Autopilot radar changes after crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 16th - 1:21pm

Tesla Motors is working on modifications to its Autopilot system after it failed to stop for a tractor-trailer in a Florida crash that killed the driver of a Model S sedan.

New evidence of where life might exist on Mars

Ashley Strickland, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 15th - 9:27pm

Life could exist in isolated pockets beneath the surface of Mars, according to Alfred McEwen, principal investigator of NASA's HiRISE high-resolution camera aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. While they would most likely be primitive microorganisms such as bacteria, it would still be proof of life outside of our own planet.