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Hatch, Lee vote to allow internet service providers to track and sell customers' browsing history

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:51pm

The Republican-controlled Senate voted Thursday to roll back regulations that prohibited internet service providers from tracking and selling customers’ browsing history. The resolution will be heard in the House Monday.

U. researchers develop innovative brain photography technique

Art Raymond  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 7:53pm

A unique, collaborative University of Utah research effort has developed a technique for taking photographs in the deep recesses of the brain of a live subject.

Provo doctors use hologram imaging to change the way surgeons operate

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 9:27am

Two Provo doctors are using Microsoft's HoloLens with advanced medical imaging to create holograms of MRIs and X-rays, and they're certain this will change the way surgeons operate.

4 things to know about Apple's red iPhone, new iPad and movie app

Heather Kelly, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 4:10pm

Apple is keeping things simple.

Artificial intelligence is changing the world as we know it

Cosette Jarrett, Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 8:33pm

Artificial intelligence has improved by leaps and bounds within the last decade. Here are some of the latest advances in this futuristic technology.

'Bad luck' mutations increase cancer risk more than behavior, study says

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:00pm

For the first time, researchers have estimated what percentage of cancer mutations are due to environmental and lifestyle factors, hereditary factors and random chance.

Domo announces software upgrades, welcomes presidents of Chicago Cubs, Pixar for yearly conference

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:28pm

Utah-based software company Domo hosted its third-annual conference, "Domopalooza" in Salt Lake City, announced several new product upgrades and welcomed presidents of the Chicago Cubs and Pixar, among others.

Utah 2nd in nation for solar capacity installed in 2016; 6th overall

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 5:52pm

Utah ranks second in the nation for solar capacity installed in 2016 and 6th overall, jumping 10 spots from last year and witnessing a 500 percent increase from 2015, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association.

Trump signs NASA bill, ponders sending Congress to space

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 5:24pm

President Donald Trump signed legislation Tuesday adding human exploration of Mars to NASA's mission. Could sending Congress into space be next?

Utah teacher implements Google-inspired ‘Genius Hour’ to spark creativity in the classroom

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 2:48pm

Tech companies across the nation have emulated a strategy at Google intended to boost productivity and creativity, and now one Utah teacher is bringing it to the classroom.

Airline passenger's headphones catch fire midflight

Ben Westcott, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 9:28pm

A passenger's face was left blackened and her hand blistered after her battery-powered headphones caught fire while she was traveling on an international flight between Beijing and Melbourne.

Utah Tech Council gets $4M for job expansion

Art Raymond  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 6:36pm

A new funding boost from the state Legislature is expected to help the Utah Technology Council grow the number of STEM-area college grads and help address growing, unmet demand in the state's tech sector.

NSA officials deny 'blanket' spying in Salt Lake during 2002 Olympics

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 8:28pm

Current and former National Security Agency officials have denied there was "blanket" spying in Salt Lake City during the 2002 Winter Games, according to recent federal court filings.

Vintage US nuclear test films declassified and publicized

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 4:51pm

From the deserts of southern New Mexico and Nevada to islands in the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. government conducted dozens of nuclear weapons tests from the 1940s until the early 1960s.

Prescription to play: U. working to improve your health with apps, games

Peter Rosen  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 7:03pm

Game developers, doctors and medical researchers at the University of Utah are working together to create apps and games in hopes of providing better health care.

How to add value to an old home using automation upgrades

Sarah Brown, Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 12:47pm

While location may be a home’s key selling point, technology is likely a close second, and spring is the real estate market's time to shine. Here are some easy home automation upgrades to add value to your home.

U. scientists develop cell therapy for chronic disc pain

Jasen Lee  |  Posted   Mar 15th - 11:45am

Relief for chronic back and neck pain may be on the horizon. Bioengineering researchers at the University of Utah have discovered a technique to control chronic pain by regulating genes that reduce tissue- and cell-damaging inflammation.

SLC library celebrates 'Teen Tech Month,' shows libraries are more than just books

John Mabunga, Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 14th - 11:57am

The Salt Lake County Library is celebrating "Teen Tech Month" this March by inviting teens to check out all the resources available, as well as hosting the annual teen tech contest to inspire adolescents to "be the source of change."

How automated trucks could transform the moving industry

Jack Frey, Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 13th - 11:59am

Self-driving cars are the hot topic, but self-driving trucks could help fulfill a shortage of truck drivers or take away their jobs entirely. Let's take a look at how self-driving technology works and how it will affect the moving industry.

Jive looks to expand Utah operation

Art Raymond  |  Posted   Mar 10th - 10:30pm

Utah tech company Jive Communications is poised to make a major expansion, adding 200 employees to their current workforce of 500 and building a new headquarters in Utah County.