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UF lab director puts the human into human-centered computing

- Associated Press

Fourteen graduate students in royal blue polo shirts emblazoned with University of Florida College of Engineering logos sit around conference tables and at their computer stations, awaiting their team leader, adviser and director of the Human Experience Research Lab.

WSU regents approve $20-per-year technology fee

Associated Press

The Washington State University Board of Regents has approved a student-led proposal to charge undergraduates on the Pullman campus a $20 per-semester technology fee.

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2015 file photo, Ellen Pao leaves the Civic Center Courthouse during a lunch break in her trial in San Francisco. The jury of six men and six women are due back in San Francisco Superior Court on Friday, March 27 in Pao's lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Pao says the firm discriminated against her because she was a woman and then retaliated by denying her a promotion and firing her when she complained about gender bias. Kleiner Perkins denies the allegations.  (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Jury says Silicon Valley firm did not discriminate

- Associated Press

A jury decided Friday that a prestigious venture capital firm did not discriminate or retaliate against a female employee in a case that debated gender imbalance and working conditions for women in Silicon Valley.

Internet outages reveal gaps in US broadband infrastructure

- Associated Press

When vandals sliced a fiber-optic cable in the Arizona desert last month, they did more than time-warp thousands of people back to an era before computers, credit cards or even phones. They exposed a glaring vulnerability in the nation's Internet infrastructure: no backup systems in many places.

Hawaii abandons computer technology development bids

Associated Press

The state has canceled a call for proposals for new computer technology after spending $11 million developing the solicitation, but the administration of Gov. David Ige said the money hasn't been wasted.

Things to know about Internet vulnerabilities in the US

- Associated Press

Internet outages can disrupt emergency services, business transactions and basic communication. Here are few things to know about the nation's Internet infrastructure and its vulnerabilities.

Backup options for Internet lines can be costly, complicated

- Associated Press

Hunter Newby describes himself as a real estate entrepreneur, even if he's not marketing houses or land. Instead, he's selling space on a new fiber-optic transmission line to Internet providers, telecommunications companies and anyone wanting high-speed data.