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Northeast remembers longtime board member Ken Echtenkamp

Northeast remembers longtime board member Ken Echtenkamp
April 23, 2020

WEST POINT - A West Point man who served as an educator across northeast Nebraska and had a long association with Northeast Community College has died. Kenneth Echtenkamp passed away Thursday at St. Joseph’s...

A foldable iPhone? New Apple patent suggests it’s possible

A foldable iPhone? New Apple patent suggests it’s possible
February 13, 2020

One of the biggest games that tech gadget fans like to play is speculating what Apple will do with its next version of the iPhone. Every year, almost as soon as a new iPhone is released, Apple watchers...

Facebook, Google drop out of top 10 ‘best places to work’ list

Google employees in Venice joined their counterparts around the world and staged a mass walkout Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, in protest of sexual misconduct at the company. (Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
December 12, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO — Big tech companies like Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google, long seen as some of the world’s most desirable workplaces offering countless perks and employee benefits, are losing...

This startup is designing cashier-less stores — and just raised $30M

This startup is designing cashier-less stores — and just raised $30M
December 5, 2019

SAN DIEGO — A technology startup in San Diego has just raised $30 million from investors to continue building out its software for cashier-less, “grab-and-go” stores. The model, popularized by Amazon...

We tested popular cellphones for radiofrequency radiation. Now the FCC is investigating.

We tested popular cellphones for radiofrequency radiation. Now the FCC is investigating.
August 27, 2019

The Apple iPhone 7 was set to operate at full power and secured below a tub of clear liquid, specially formulated to simulate human tissue. With the push of a button, a robotic arm swung into action,...

Facebook lured advertisers by inflating ad-watch times up to 900 percent: lawsuit

Facebook lured advertisers by inflating ad-watch times up to 900 percent: lawsuit
October 23, 2018

Not only did Facebook inflate ad-watching metrics by up to 900 percent, it knew for more than a year that its average-viewership estimates were wrong and kept quiet about it, a new legal filing claims. A...

What are companies looking for in college students?

September 27, 2018

One of the most important things about going to college is getting a job after. Yes, one graduates with a degree, but what skills are employers looking for? As a business administration major, I had...

Northeast continues to train the next generation of media professionals

Brian Anderson, media arts - broadcasting instructor at Northeast Community College, explains camera and lens setting techniques to Emma Meisenheimer, Hartington, (center) and Madison Siedschlag, Pierce, students in the College’s Media Arts program. (Courtesy Northeast Community College)
May 11, 2018

NORFOLK, NE – If you saw the feature motion pictures Mad Max: Fury Road or Kingsman: The Secret Service, they were shot using the same type of cameras and equipment...

For these startups, Silicon Valley’s diversity problem brings big business

For these startups, Silicon Valley’s diversity problem brings big business
May 2, 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif. — It’s one of the tech industry’s biggest embarrassments. But for a handful of startups, Silicon Valley’s lack of diversity is also a money-making machine. Capitalizing on the...

3-D technology is game-changer for recruiting future engineers

High school student Elijah Rosalez inspects a 3D printed steering wheel, commenting on how heavy it is. (Matt Weber/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)
April 25, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS — Stratasys Ltd. employees ran a marathon of sorts earlier this month as they dashed to dozens of Twin Cities schools to introduce 3,500 students to the wonderment of 3-D printing. The effort...

Inside the car-eat-car world of self-driving technology

A Google self-driving car moves along the roadway at the company's headquarters on May 17, 2016 in Mountain View, Calif. (Andrej Sokolow/DPA/Zuma Press/TNS)
April 11, 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif. — First, it was just a dream. Then it became a quirky research project undertaken by a handful of the nerdiest engineers in the robotics industry. Now self-driving cars are on the...

Creating a lithium ion battery that won’t catch fire

A technician monitors battery production at American Lithium Energy's facility in Carlsbad, Calif. The company makes batteries mostly for the military. (David Brooks/San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)
April 4, 2017

SAN DIEGO — At American Lithium Energy’s headquarters outside San Diego, President and co-founder Jiang Fan opens a padlocked door to the company’s battery testing chamber. Here, squat machines...

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