Cambria County Library System unveils new website, logos | News

The Cambria County Library recently completed a rebranding project that includes a family of library logos and the launch of a new system-wide website.

The website — still located at cclsys.org — acts as a digital library branch, with a mobile-friendly design that provides easier access to library information and online resources. New features include a searchable county-wide library events calendar, one-click access to a customer’s account from the local library’s homepage, dynamic news and book recommendation features, and additional ways to receive staff assistance.

“Our website development and rebranding project represents a concerted effort to offer modern features and services to our community,” said Ashley Flynn, Cambria County Library director and system administrator. “We are so proud of our completed site, which will be an ever-growing and developing resource designed to help connect our users with the exact resources they need. It reflects modern library services and showcases our

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Buying Tech Gadgets To Stay Productive As You Work From Home – IT News Africa

When the world’s biggest work-from-home experiment started at the beginning of the year, no one thought it would stay around for so long. Unbelievably, a large number of companies plan to make it a permanent arrangement. Most of them will have to continue it for a foreseeable future. The bottom line is that you will have to work remotely for quite some time, so it becomes essential to look for ways to give your best.

While you may already have the basics, now is the time to invest in more tech gadgets that would help you stay productive as you work from home. So if you have a gadget shopping spree in mind, here are a few ideas that would help you do it smartly:

Get to know what’s around in the market

When it comes to tech gadgets, there is always something new around the corner. Whether it is

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Trenton council mulls 5G license agreements with Verizon, AT&T | News

TRENTON — Don’t be a bunch of “Luddites.”

That was at-large councilman Jerell Blakeley’s message to colleagues Tuesday when discussing proposals to bring 5G to the capital city from two telecommunications giants.

“If you’re not opposed to text messaging and streaming videos, you shouldn’t be opposed to this evolution in technology,” Blakeley said during the workshop meeting.

The council will consider separate 15-year licensing agreements with Cellco Partnership and New Cingular Wireless P.C.S., which respectively do business as Verizon Wireless and AT&T Inc., at Thursday’s meeting.

“The contract you push out should not exceed your term limit,” council president Kathy McBride said. “I just don’t believe the council should be giving out anything for a 15-year span, if it’s granted at all.” 

If approved, the capital would become the third city in the Garden State to roll out the latest wireless technology, known as fifth generation, joining Hoboken and Jersey

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The Download: Tech News for 12/27

Angelena Iglesia


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    The Download Photos

    The MYX Fitness bike is more than just a commercial-grade, Wi-Fi-connected cardio spinning bike.The MYX Fitness bike is more than just a commercial-grade, Wi-Fi-connected cardio spinning bike.
    The MYX Fitness bike is more than just a commercial-grade, Wi-Fi-connected cardio spinning bike.The MYX Fitness bike is more than just a commercial-grade, Wi-Fi-connected cardio spinning bike.

    Here are some of the latest tech items featured in the News 12 series The Download.

    Here are some of the latest tech items featured in the News 12 series The Download.


  • The Download: Ovis smart suitcase

    The Download: Ovis smart suitcase

    Friday, September 4 2020 9:24 AM EDT2020-09-04 13:24:15 GMT

    The Ovis smart suitcase from ForwardX uses five AI powered cameras to recognize its owner, then electric motors help it follow you around.The Ovis smart suitcase from ForwardX uses five AI powered cameras to recognize its owner, then electric motors help it follow you around.
    The Ovis smart suitcase from ForwardX uses five AI powered cameras to recognize its owner, then electric motors help it follow you around.The Ovis smart suitcase from ForwardX uses five AI powered cameras to recognize its owner, then electric motors help it follow you around.

    The Ovis smart suitcase from ForwardX uses five AI powered cameras to recognize its owner, then electric

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    2013 Nissan Altima Preview | Car News

    Angelena Iglesia

    NEW YORK CITY, New York — When it comes time to create a new-generation model, automakers have to first decide if a clean sheet reinvention is necessary, or if they can build on what’s already there. In the case of the new 2013 Nissan Altima, it was clearly an example of the latter.
    2013 Nissan Altima

    The current Altima has done, and is doing, quite well in the marketplace. Nissan clearly wanted this new Altima to stay the course.

    You’ll immediately recognize the exterior design as a careful evolution of the current model. Highlights of the new sheetmetal include a more dramatic face, a longer sloping roofline, and a higher trunkline. Combined with a slightly wider stance reflecting its new, wider track, and more pronounced wheel arches, the Altima looks more upscale and more driver-focused than it ever has before.

    Other than width, the new Altima has similar dimensions to the current model,

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    Calculating the benefits of exascale and quantum computers | US Department of Energy Science News

    Angelena Iglesia

    24-Aug-2020

    DOE/US Department of Energy

    A quintillion calculations a second. That’s one with 18 zeros after it. It’s the speed at which an exascale supercomputer will process information. The Department of Energy (DOE) is preparing for the first exascale computer to be deployed in 2021. Two more will follow soon after. Yet quantum computers may be able to complete more complex calculations even faster than these up-and-coming exascale computers. But these technologies complement each other much more than they compete.

    It’s going to be a while before quantum computers are ready to tackle major scientific research questions. While quantum researchers and scientists in other areas are collaborating to design quantum computers to be as effective as possible once they’re ready, that’s still a long way off. Scientists are figuring out how to build qubits for quantum computers, the very foundation of the technology. They’re establishing the most fundamental quantum algorithms

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    Evolution Academy Charter Schools Announces Statewide Online Open Enrollment for Texas Students for the 2020-2021 School Year | News

    Angelena Iglesia

    DALLAS, Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Evolution Academy Charter School System has announced open enrollment for its online program. In a historic move, the district has now been approved to enroll students for the online program from all over the state of Texas.

    Evolution Academy originally rolled out a pilot version of its online high school program for eligible students during the Spring 2019 school semester. Since then, Evolution Academy has had great student success since shifting online. The district also partnered with Sprint’s 1 Million Foundation to provide devices and hotspots to address the needs of students who don’t have computers or Wi-Fi at home. This partnership will continue during the 2020-2021 school year. The 1Million Project Foundation launched in August 2017 with a mission to help one million high school students achieve their full potential by ensuring they have the digital tools and connectivity they need

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    8 Back to school tech gadgets you need – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather

    Angelena Iglesia

    The student in your life will be back to school soon if they aren’t already. Here’s a lists of eight great gadgets from Steve Greenberg, Gadget Nation author, to help them make the most of this school year whether they’re studying at school or at home.

    The Soluna Light Alarm Clock from La Crosse Technology — ensures there’s a glow for every day and every mood with a variety of light settings. Choose to illuminate your room with your favorite color or pick one of the vibrant color gradients. If you find it’s hard to choose you can set the clock to cycle through all the color options. This slim profile alarm clock offers all the features of a traditional alarm clock, but also with the added settings you can use Comfort Mode to achieve an ideal sleeping environment, if you are looking to unwind and relax use the Guided

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    Technology – BBC News

    Angelena Iglesia

    Robot fruit pickers could help solve the industry’s skilled recruitment crisis, says a Kent farm manager.

    Giles Cannon, who manages Roughway Farm near Tonbridge, says his farm has been “overwhelmed” with job interest in recent weeks as hundreds of people seek to work as fruit pickers.

    It comes several weeks after a national call was made by the Environment Secretary, George Eustice, urging students and furloughed workers to apply for seasonal farm work amid feared shortages.

    However, hiring experienced staff has proved challenging for the agricultural sector, according to Mr Cannon.

    Mr Cannon, who has worked in the farming sector for decades, said: “To call fruit picking an unskilled job is doing the industry a disservice.”

    Farmers around the world are increasingly interested in robot technology to address the long-term decline in skilled labour, according to 2019 research carried out by Fieldwork Robotics, a company linked to the University of

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