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Little devices that use huge cloud servers to do your bidding

Little devices that use huge cloud servers to do your bidding

The big brains of tech. Levi Brown Heads in the cloud. Right now, in a data center far, far away, gargantuan cloud servers are providing brainpower to devices as minute as fitness trackers. At first glance, for example, a baseball-size connected camera is nothing more than simple home surveillance; what you don’t see, however, is […]

Cassini Completes Final — and Fateful — Titan Flyby

Cassini Completes Final — and Fateful — Titan Flyby

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has had its last close brush with Saturn’s hazy moon Titan and is now beginning its final set of 22 orbits around the ringed planet. The spacecraft made its 127th and final close approach to Titan on April 21 at 11:08 p.m. PDT (2:08 a.m. EDT on April 22), passing at an […]

Ventura County Animal Services Honors Outstanding Volunteer

Ventura County Animal Services Honors Outstanding Volunteer

From their Facebook Page: “It’s NATIONAL VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION WEEK and we would like to kick it off by recognizing a star volunteer named Kathy Uslan. Kathy is always the last one standing after an event…cleaning up, sorting items and making sure everything is just so. Kathy is also responsible for much of our Santa Paws […]

Meet the man who’s preserving your childhood TV memories

Meet the man who’s preserving your childhood TV memories

Guy Spiller is a special kind of archivist. Photo by Marius Bugge Guy Spiller next to his RCA machines. Like a lot of kids who grew up in Richmond, Virginia, during the ’60s, Guy Spiller loved The Sailor Bob Show, a locally produced children’s program about an artistic mariner and his posse of puppets. So […]

A Photo Journal — The Exotic Caribbean

A Photo Journal — The Exotic Caribbean

Local photographer, William Hicks, just returned from a Caribbean cruise.  He invites us to join him on his journey, a trip to paradise.  Where the water is shades of translucence turquoise and the sky is painted an inviting crystal blue. All ashore who’s going ashore — Let’s set sail! Our journey begins in the Florida Keys: […]

Local Television Show Celebrates Fishin’

Local Television Show Celebrates Fishin’

The shows are about fishing, outdoor activities and documentaries about the wide variety of nature in our local area, as well as recreational activities available. Kevin Brannon, a videographer from the Channel Islands and Santa Monica area, showcases the natural resources from the Pacific Ocean to the mountains that surround us. Barannon has worked with […]

The new Google Earth lacks some important tools for researchers

The new Google Earth lacks some important tools for researchers

Fortunately, Google says it will keep the classic desktop app up to date Screenshot by author, from Google Earth Google earth at a distance Virtual blue dot The world is right in the palm of your smartphone-holding hand. Google Earth rolled out a new version of its venerable globe this week, first for Chrome and […]

$200K Donated Overnight for Soldier Killed Fighting ISIS

$200K Donated Overnight for Soldier Killed Fighting ISIS

It’s a familiar story; a soldier is killed while he is fighting overseas, leaving his wife and children behind without a father. And in the case of Special Forces Sergeant Mark De Alencar, he was no ordinary father either. style=”display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-8420654331411867″ data-ad-slot=”1313712966″> This past weekend, Alencar was killed while fighting against ISIS in Afghanistan. During […]

A warp in space-time just gave us four views of one exploding star

A warp in space-time just gave us four views of one exploding star

Astronomers catch a galaxy magnifying and splitting the light from a supernova ESA/Hubble, NASA Like a lens, a galaxy (center, blue) passing in front of a supernova has split its light into four images (yellow/orange), and magnified its intensity by 52 times. Although the night sky often seems so peaceful and still, a closer look […]

Utah Legalizes Lemonade Stands and Other Businesses Run by Kids

Utah Legalizes Lemonade Stands and Other Businesses Run by Kids

Lemonade stands have always been a classic example of youngsters exercising their entrepreneurial spirit – and now, thanks to a new piece of legislations, kids in Utah will no longer have to worry about their operations being shut down by the cops. SB 81, a law that was signed by the Gov. Gary Herbert on […]

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