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Code for Anchorage merges community and technology

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Google announces Anchorage's top searches for this year

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Tech review: CAT S50 smartphone

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Orion capsule returns to Earth after dramatic test flight

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Decades in the making, scientists confirm identity of prehistoric reptile

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    Code for Anchorage merges community and technology

    by Hope Miller on Dec 18, 12:28

    On a slushy December night in Anchorage, a group of tech-oriented types gathered at The Boardroom downtown, a meeting spot for independent professionals and small companies. Seated around a conference table, they munched on pizza and sipped from cans of beer as one by one, they rattled off a few facts about themselves and touched on […]

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    Google announces Anchorage’s top searches for this year

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 16, 14:52

    What do Jennifer Lawrence, the Iditarod and Ebola all have in common? They’re all among Anchorage’s top Google searches for 2014. As part of the corporation’s Year in Search, Google compiled hundreds of top-10 lists from dozens of countries. Globally, top searches included Robin Williams, the World Cup, Ebola, Malaysia Airlines and the ALS Ice Bucket […]

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    Tech review: CAT S50 smartphone

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 15, 12:04

    It’s a high-end, 4G, rugged smartphone fit for people on the go. But is it as tough as all the ads say? Greg Klimek, vice president of wireless sales and marketing at GCI (KTVA’s parent company),  joined Daybreak Monday with a tech toy review on the purpose-built phone made by Caterpiller Inc. — the CAT […]

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    Orion capsule returns to Earth after dramatic test flight

    by William Harwood / CBS News on Dec 05, 8:49

    Boosted to an altitude of 3,604 miles by a powerful Delta 4 rocket, NASA’s Orion deep space exploration vehicle fell back to Earth Friday in the program’s maiden voyage, slamming into the atmosphere at nearly 20,000 mph, enduring a hellish 4,000-degree re-entry and settling to a Pacific Ocean splashdown to wrap up a critical unmanned […]

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    Decades in the making, scientists confirm identity of prehistoric reptile

    by Hope Miller on Nov 25, 15:57

    The first of its kind discovered in Alaska, researchers have finally identified a fossil of a reptile discovered 64 years ago on the North Slope that lived when dinosaurs roamed the earth. A 12-foot partial skeleton of an ichthyosaur — a prehistoric marine reptile that resembles modern dolphins and whales — was found in 1950 by geologists […]

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    Study: Polar bears disappearing from key region

    by Associated Press on Nov 17, 13:58

    A new U.S.-Canada study says a key polar bear population fell nearly by half in the past decade, with scientists seeing a dramatic increase in young cubs dying. Researchers chiefly blame shrinking sea ice from global warming. Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey and Environment Canada tagged and released polar bears in the southern Beaufort […]

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    Hope fades for comet lander as batteries near depletion

    by William Harwood / CBS News on Nov 14, 8:49

    Trapped in rough, forbidding terrain with its solar panels draped in shadow, the Philae comet lander raced the clock Friday to carry out high-priority science operations, including an attempt to drill into the surface of the nucleus, before exhausting its on-board batteries and effectively losing consciousness. The lander was dutifully executing commands uplinked earlier in the day […]

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    Rosetta’s Philae lander touches down on comet

    by CBS News on Nov 12, 8:31

    Last Updated Nov 12, 2014 11:45 AM EST For the first time ever, a space probe has landed on the surface of a comet. Cheering and hugs erupted at the European Space Agency Wednesday as mission controllers received a signal from the Philae landing craft confirming a successful touchdown. “Everyone’s been on the edge of […]

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    Archaeologists unearth ice-age infant remains in Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 11, 7:32

    A discovery in Interior Alaska is helping scientists understand how people dealt with death thousands of years ago. The remains of two ice-age infants, buried more than 11,000 years ago, are the youngest human remains of that era ever found in northern North America, according to a paper recently published in the Proceedings of the […]

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    Video game with Alaska Native storyline unveiled in Anchorage

    by Hope Miller on Oct 22, 12:03

    The first of its kind, a video game rooted in Alaska Native culture is set for release next month. Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) is a one- to two-player puzzle-platform game. Set in the harsh and beautiful northern Arctic, it follows a girl named Nuna and her Arctic fox companion as they try to figure out what’s causing […]

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    HBO to launch online-only service in 2015

    by CBS/AP on Oct 15, 14:36

    Last Updated Oct 15, 2014 5:12 PM EDT For fans who want to watch “Game of Thrones” or other HBO hits without paying for premium cable, a new option is coming next year. HBO has announced plans to offer a stand-alone version of its popular online video-streaming service in 2015. CEO Richard Plepler said the service will […]

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    ‘Stalker apps’ are legal, but maybe not for long

    by Julia Dahl/CBS News on Oct 13, 11:11

    When federal authorities recently arrested a man for making and marketing a so-called “stalker app,” Cindy Southworth of the National Network to End Domestic Violence was thrilled. “My gut reaction was, ‘yippee!’” Southworth told 48 Hours’ Crimesider. “One down, hundreds to go.” Hammad Akbar, a Pakistani native and the CEO of the company that makes StealthGenie, is […]

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    New tablet book to teach kids about Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 22, 22:00

    A book that local teachers created for children is now available on the iPad. Called “Picturing Anchorage,” the book includes lessons about the municipality and its history. It was created by teachers in the Anchorage School District. An iBook version is now available to the public after it was added to the district’s second-grade curriculum last […]

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    iOS 8: Should you update now or wait?

    by CBS/AP on Sep 18, 9:00

    Apple’s iOS 8 software update for iPhones and iPads is worth getting – but not necessarily right away. Those with an older device, such as an iPhone 4s or an iPad 2, might want to wait to see whether others have difficulties using iOS 8 with slower processors. Some of the new features won’t be available on those three-year-old devices anyway. […]

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    Apple lifts curtain on iPhone 6, Apple Watch

    by Alain Sherter/CBS News on Sep 09, 10:26

    Last Updated Sep 9, 2014 4:05 PM EDT Apple (AAPL) on Tuesday introduced two new iPhones, its long-awaited Apple Watch and a mobile payment system as part of a marketing blitz aimed at drumming up consumer excitement. Now the question is whether the new gear will live up to the hype. Speaking from the Flint Performing […]

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    HealthCare.gov server hacked

    by Stephanie Condon / CBS News on Sep 04, 15:25

    A government security team last month found malware on a Health and Human Services (HHS) server that supports the Obamacare website HealthCare.gov, HHS confirmed to CBS News on Thursday. The commonplace malware was designed to launch “denial of service” attacks against other websites, HHS said, and there is no evidence any consumers’ personal information was […]

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    Tesla selects Nevada for new battery plant

    by Associated Press on Sep 03, 12:20

    Tesla Motors has selected Nevada for a massive, $5 billion factory that it will build to pump out batteries for a new generation of electric cars. A person with familiar with Tesla’s plans said Wednesday that Nevada beat out four other states which were vying for the project. The person, who spoke on condition of […]

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    NASA project to check out summer sea ice

    by Associated Press on Jul 18, 11:55

    NASA is using a high-altitude, converted U2 spy plane to test technology over Arctic sea ice. KUAC (http://is.gd/7qFa8C) reports the long-winged ER-2 jet is based in Fairbanks for three weeks for testing and developing technology for satellite applications. The three-week project using airborne laser technology will allow scientists to get a preview of a satellite […]

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    Identity theft rises, consumers rage

    by ALEXANDER TROWBRIDGE / CBS NEWS on Jul 01, 14:27

    The big data breaches almost seem routine. The count is 368 breaches so far this year, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center, a cybercrime research and education group. That’s up nearly 19 percent from the same period last year. The number of personal records exposed in 2014 thus far? Over 10 million. Identity theft — […]

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    Threatening Facebook posts prompt Supreme Court review

    by CBS/AP on Jun 16, 17:50

    The Supreme Court will consider the free speech rights of people who use violent or threatening language on Facebook and other electronic media where the speaker’s intent is not always clear. The court on Monday agreed to take up the case of an eastern Pennsylvania man sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison for […]