hudson valley


Wed October 6, 2010

Cars may soon drive themselves

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Many of us make calls, sip coffee, catch ourselves dozing off, or sneak a peek at the newspaper while driving.  But what if technology allowed us to pursue these activities without risking life and limb? Scientists at Yale University and New York University are working on a supercomputer that could eventually lead to driverless cars. The device will have the ability to navigate through traffic, and avoid objects in the road.

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Tue October 5, 2010
Morning news round-up

Budget woes and recession still haunt upstate

Bad times at the state capitol are causing cuts - and have the gubernatorial candidates plotting.
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Economic solutions

New York's two gubernatorial candidates are talking about how they'd create jobs and restore the economic health of the state.  The Democrat and Chronicle's Vote Up blog reports that Cuomo would make economic development agencies more responsible for the tax dollars they spend to recruit business.  And Paladino says he'd incentivize manufacturers to stay in the region by cutting taxes.

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Mon October 4, 2010

New study shows video games make you think faster

Playing video games has its benefits.
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Now there’s proof that playing video games has its benefits. According to a new study by the University of Rochester, video games can train people to make the right decisions faster. The research, published in Current Biology, shows that action video game players developed a heightened sensitivity to what is going on around them.

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Mon October 4, 2010
Morning news round-up

Looking for jobs in all the right places

The Times-Union says employers are now looking for workers on social media - some exclusively.
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Wed September 29, 2010
Broadband Access

New York nets $6.3 million to map broadband gaps

Many rural areas are in the dark in cyberspace.
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New York State received $6.3 million from the federal stimulus program to help expand broadband access. The award came from the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration. The money will be used to improve an online map that shows areas with gaps in high-speed internet service. Visitors to the map site will also be able to get a list of broadband providers in their area by entering their zip code.

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