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Police Departments Look to Advance with Cameras

By on December 16th, 2014 | Last updated: December 16, 2014 at 6:56 pm

While some area law enforcement are struggling to find funding for officer body cameras, Ocala Police Department has been using them since 2009 for specialized units.

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UF Engineers Display Intelligent Machines At Robot Demo Day

By on December 10th, 2014 | Last updated: December 11, 2014 at 10:22 am

Students show off their intelligent inventions at Robot Demo Day on the University of Florida Campus. The bi-annual event has been around since 1994, giving students the opportunity to network and show their talent to companies.

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Gainesville Tech Startup Paracosm Receives $3.3 Million In Seed Funding

By on November 21st, 2014 | Last updated: November 21, 2014 at 1:26 pm

The office wall displayed a colorful array of parakeet-themed art — a detailed watercolor painting, an Angry Bird-esque cartoon, a photograph of a parakeet with a house cat.

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Alachua County Second In Florida To Launch Text-to-911

By on November 12th, 2014 | Last updated: November 12, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Alachua County is the second county in Florida to provide a text-to-911 service. Text-to-911, which launched Nov. 3, allows emergency services to locate and assist individuals in need by routing their message to the appropriate 911 center. Senders receive bounce-back messages if a text does not go through.

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University of Florida Alumni Shed Light on Electronic Waste

By on September 24th, 2014 | Last updated: September 24, 2014 at 3:28 pm

Environmental documentary to showcase in Rome this October. Director and community members share their thoughts on the impact of old electronics.

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Gainesville Startup Develops Wireless Vital Sign Monitor for Animals

By on April 2nd, 2014 | Last updated: April 10, 2014 at 4:55 pm

Gainesville startup Truvitals has developed a wireless heart monitor for animals. The device will give more accurate readings and allow for veterinarians to monitor large animals without using anesthesia.

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New Technology Will Track Customer Shopping Experience

By on November 20th, 2013 | Last updated: November 22, 2013 at 1:05 pm

The Smart Shelf is a new technology that may track shopper behavior and cater to customers.

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More Seniors Using The Internet, Gallup Poll Finds

By on November 12th, 2013 | Last updated: November 12, 2013 at 4:35 pm

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Gallup Poll shows more seniors using the Internet since 2002. Alachua County seniors are participating in this trend.

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Farmers Get ‘Smarter’ with New UF Apps

By on November 10th, 2013 | Last updated: November 11, 2013 at 12:02 pm

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, in conjunction with the University of Georgia, released the first three smart device applications of a larger project, to help farmers like those who run Citra’s Orange shop produce crops more efficiently.

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Website, phone app helps Alachua County neighbors connect

By on October 1st, 2013 | Last updated: October 8, 2013 at 9:12 am

Several Alachua County neighborhoods fight crime by using NextDoor, a website and phone app that helps neighbors connect with each other.

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