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Northeast remembers longtime board member Ken Echtenkamp

Northeast remembers longtime board member Ken Echtenkamp

Special to the Viewpoint

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 Hillside Villa in West Point. He was 95. Due to the current Directed Health Measures regard...

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

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

MCT Campus

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 and insiders waste little time in guessing about what new cameras, designs and security features Apple wil...

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)

MCT Campus

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 some of their shine. The Silicon Valley companies dropped out of the Top 10 “best places to work...

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

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

MCT Campus

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 Go, allows shoppers to simply walk into a store, grab items from the shelves, and walk out — w...

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

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

MCT Campus

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, sending a pencil-thin probe dipping into the tub. For 18 minutes, it repeatedly measured the amount of radi...

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 group of small advertisers suing the Menlo Park social media titan alleged in the filing that Fa...

What are companies looking for in college students?

Hunter Bergman

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 never even thought about going into the ag sector. It's not that I have anything against it, but I...

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 that are being used by the next generation of media professionals at Northeast Community College. Now...

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 pressure Bay Area tech companies face to hire and promote more women and people of color, a new class o...

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 was the company’s first large-scale effort to instantly reach out to thousands of students ...

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 brink of transforming transportation. The industry creating the technology for autonomous vehicles has mor...

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 puncture batteries with nails, crush them with a weight and pump so much voltage into them during rec...

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