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Senate bill would create school program for computer science, engineering

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:50pm

The Utah Legislature is considering a bill that would create a grant program encouraging a focus on computer science, information technology and computer engineering in schools.

NASA in Tooele County? Lawmakers encourage new testing facility

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 9:35pm

State and county officials say NASA has its eye on a site about 10 miles south of Tooele for a new testing facility — and the site may have a competitive edge over others being considered in Texas, California and New York.

6 apps, websites for new investors

Cosette Jarrett, Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 3:57pm

Investing in commodities and stocks can be an excellent way to amplify current savings, though the ins and outs of trading aren't necessarily common knowledge. Here are six apps to help you ease into investing and generate additional income for your savings.

Snapchat's pitch to investors: 'Bigger isn't better'

Seth Fiegerman, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 6:45am

Snapchat's parent company has an unusual pitch for a tech IPO: Size doesn't matter.

This 'bee' drone is a robotic flower pollinator

Parija Kavilanz, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 9:18pm

In our food chain, honeybees are tasked with a vital function: pollination.

World's smallest heart pump saves Utah grandmother after devastating heart attack

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:11pm

A West Valley City grandmother was in the right place at the right time when disaster struck. She was in the hospital when her heart gave out and doctors used a new heart pump to save her.

Nonprofit seeking to cure blindness up for $100M grant

Wilson Ring, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:32am

A nonprofit group co-founded by a University of Utah professor working to cure blindness in Nepal and other developing countries is one of eight semifinalists for a $100 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

SpaceX launches rocket from NASA's historic moon pad

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 6:55pm

A SpaceX rocket soared from NASA's long-idled moonshot pad Sunday, sending up space station supplies from the exact spot where astronauts embarked on the lunar landings nearly a half-century ago.

2 Utahns help startups raise over $107M through crowdfunding efforts

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 1:37pm

Zach Smith and Thomas Alvord have helped startups across the country leverage the power of the internet to raise over $107 million through crowdfunding campaigns.

5 unique ways to use an indoor camera

Jonathan Deesing, Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 16th - 8:34pm

Home security cameras not only keep your home safe and secure, but can also improve your life in other ways — from checking in on your pets to keeping an eye on what you eat!

How Vizio snooped on its customers and how to stop it

Sloan Schrage  |  Posted   Feb 15th - 8:55pm

The FTC ordered TV maker Vizio to pay up $2.2 million in fines. It is accused of watching customers without telling them. Here's what was going on, and how to stop it in your home.

How a Utah mine became the lone North American tungsten producer

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Feb 15th - 7:01pm

With its usefulness in a plethora of fields, there are plenty of needs for tungsten. However, much of the material is mined outside of North America. That is, however, aside from one mine in Tooele County.

4 tips for online dating later in life

Sage Singleton, Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 15th - 12:33pm

Online dating is a growing trend — especially for seniors. From websites to smart phone apps, you can find love and companionship using technology.

Provo-based Vivint recognized as one of the most innovative companies in the world

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Feb 14th - 1:09pm

Provo-based smart home company Vivint recently ranked No. 22 on Fast Company’s annual list of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2017, joining industry giants Amazon, Google, Uber, Apple and Facebook.

Verizon's new plan: Consumers win, investors lose

Paul R. La Monica, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 13th - 11:45am

Verizon has brought back its unlimited data plan. That's great if you're a Verizon customer. But it is terrible news for its investors.

Apple CEO Tim Cook calls for "massive campaign" against fake news

Brian Stelter, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 11th - 7:31pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook wants the tech industry to take action against "fake news" stories that are polluting the web.

New Google Chromebooks cross laptops and tablets

Anick Jesdanun,, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 10th - 11:45am

Samsung is releasing two new "premium" Google Chromebooks that offer hardware and software improvements not available on most standard models. They borrow many features from Samsung's tablets, including a touch screen, a stylus and an Android app store to extend the app offerings.

Friday night lights: Eclipse, full moon, comet team up to put on a show

Doug Criss, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 9th - 9:20pm

An eclipse, full moon and comet will all be part of a celestial show that will take place Friday night.

Property Brothers talk Scottish heritage, bagpipes at Roots Tech 2017

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Feb 9th - 4:23pm

Twins Jonathan and Drew Scott are known for transforming dilapidated houses into picturesque dream homes on their hit TV show “Property Brothers,” but they shared their passion for family history with the crowd at this year's Roots Tech conference.

BYU professors, students work to fight world hunger with unique grain

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Feb 8th - 2:14pm

A group of BYU students and professors published a study Wednesday that successfully sequenced the genome of quinoa, a grain that experts believe will help feed the world’s growing population.