Posts Tagged Technology

Blogger helps raise $1 million so NYC kids can visit Harvard

This Oct. 2, 2013 file photo shows street portrait photographer Brandon Stanton, creator of the popular Humans of New York blog, near Union Square in New York.  A fundraising campaign inspired by the popular photo blog has raised more than $1 million to send middle-school students from a high-poverty Brooklyn school on field trips to Harvard. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK (AP) — A fundraising campaign inspired by the popular photo blog Humans of New York has raised more than $1 million to send middle-school students from a high-poverty Brooklyn school on field trips to Harvard.

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Border Protection lends a hand for Super Bowl security

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Black Hawk helicopter flies above University of Phoenix Stadium, site of the NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game, for a security demonstration for the media Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. The Black Hawk helicopters and truck-sized X-ray machines have been brought to the Super Bowl venue to assist with the security effort. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Black Hawk helicopters and truck-sized X-ray machines that are typically deployed along the U.S.-Mexico border have been brought to the Super Bowl venue to assist with the security effort.

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Review: Good price, limited functions with online Sling TV

This undated image provided by SlingTV shows a view of the network miniguide on the Sling TV app.  The Sling TV service is aimed at people who have dropped cable or satellite service or never had it. (AP Photo/Sling TV)

NEW YORK (AP) — Satellite TV provider Dish Network made a splash this month when it unveiled an online alternative with fewer channels and a lower price tag than its regular service. The Sling TV option is aimed at people who have dropped their cable or satellite packages or never had either.

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Technology improves avalanche gear for backcountry skiers

Andrew Coutant with North Face stands next to The North Face exhibit displaying its new avalanche airbag “modulater system” that is a set of dual air bags that be attached to any backpack at the Outdoor Retailer Show Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Salt lake City. The theory is that skiers get used to their favorite packs and don’t always want to use a new pack to have the air bag.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As outdoor recreation companies increasingly cater to skiers and snowboarders who like to venture beyond the groomed slopes at ski resorts and tackle backcountry terrain, they’ve put a special emphasis on gear and equipment to keep people safe in case of avalanches.

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GoPro, NHL in deal to bring cameras closer to the action

NEW YORK (AP) — GoPro has signed a deal with the NHL to bring its wearable cameras closer to the action on the ice and let viewers see games from the perspective of players and referees.

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