hudson valley


Fri October 15, 2010
Morning news round-up

Teachers take on tech, and Paladino and Cuomo on education spending

AV club to the rescue: teachers are struggling with technology as districts struggle to fund training.
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In the classroom
The Buffalo News has a breakdown of how Cuomo and Paladino compare on education policy. The paper reports that both agree on capping property taxes and adding more charter school options.  Despite Cuomo's campaign to facilitate municipal consolidation, he doesn't favor bigger school districts - Paladino does.

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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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