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Category Archives: Technology

More than half the population can’t be away from cell phones

By on November 13th, 2012 | Last updated: November 27, 2012 at 4:02 pm

A study found that 66 percent of people in the United Kingdom suffer from nomophobia: the fear of being separated from one’s cell phone.

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Gov. Scott visits Gainesville, speaks about importance of technology

By on October 19th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Move over, Northern California. Gainesville is ready to be the new Silicon Valley. That’s what Gov. Rick Scott told about 50 people today at the future home of Prioria Robotics in downtown Gainesville.

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Smart phone damage caused by frequent usage

By on October 18th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:11 pm

With more cellphones running on the latest technology, they are not only getting flashier but more vulnerable.

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Book claims food can be as addictive as drugs, cigarettes and alcohol

By on October 4th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:41 pm

A new book claims food can be as addictive as drugs, cigarettes and alcohol. Co-editor Mark Gold, a professor at the University of Florida’s College of Medicine, said UF’s McKnight Brain Institute is researching how the addictions are similar.

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Two UF systems were hacked, investigation ongoing

By on October 4th, 2012 | Last updated: October 4, 2012 at 1:10 pm

A group of hackers, called Team GhostShell, broke into two of UF’s systems.

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AT&T, United Way team up to lower high-school dropout rate in Alachua County

By on September 20th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:36 pm

A $300,000 grant from AT&T will help the United Way of North Central Florida’s efforts to lower dropout rates in Alachua County high schools.

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Gainesville’s Thornebrook gallery plans app release

By on September 12th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:38 pm

A local gallery will release a new app for smartphones and tablets showcasing its artwork to a digital audience.

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Space station power issue calls for spacewalk

By on September 5th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:45 pm

Two astronauts will embark on a spacewalk today after a previously unsuccessful mission to repair a power issue.

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State’s consumer confidence stable

By and on August 28th, 2012 | Last updated: July 9, 2013 at 12:02 pm

WUFT discusses consumer confidence with the director of UF’s Survey and Research Center

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Parents encouraged to monitor their children’s internet usage

By on August 16th, 2012 | Last updated: December 7, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Use of the internet is now a given for today’s children.  As they explore the internet, they can get more than just the content they’re searching for online.  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alexys Martinez reports, many of them  receive personal messages […]

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