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Using Learning Technology in the Digital Age

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By Jacqueline Tenreiro Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — Digital tools as ubiquitous as Microsoft Powerpoint or Google Drive have the power to make or break whether a message is effectively conveyed. At a technology summit hosted by the Central New York chapter of the Association for Talent Development, attendees aimed for the former. “The world has changed quite a bit […]

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Public Safety , Technology

Web Extra: Google Launches Educational Campaign for Pre-teens

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By Wilenie Sepúlveda Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News)- “Be Internet Awesome” is Google’s latest attempt to keep children safe while surfing the web. The company joined forced with several online safety groups, including the Family Online Safety Institute , the Internet Keep Safe Coalition and Connect Safely . The initiative focuses on five key elements including; Be […]

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Central New York , Government , Technology

NCC News at 4:00 – Girls robotic team honored at Common Council meeting

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By Marlee Tuskes, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The Corcoran High School All Girls Vex Robotics team was honored during the Syracuse Common Council meeting today. The four-girl team qualified for the World Championship Robotics Competition in Lexington Kentucky and finished in the top five percent in the world. The group showcased their robots during today’s […]

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Community , Feature , Health , Technology

Social Media May Negatively Impact Mental Health

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By Jacqueline Tenreiro SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – There’s worse that could happen from an Instagram post than a low number of likes. The photo-sharing social media platform has been dubbed most detrimental to the mental health of young people, according to a recent U.K.-based #StatusOfMind study. The report, a collaboration between the Royal Society for Public […]

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Business , Central New York , Community , Jobs , Technology

Northland Communications Looks For Company Improvement, Not a Ranking

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By Anthony Mazzini SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Northland Communications in Syracuse was named the 21st best company to work for in New York this year out of 46 companies in the small/medium company category based on results released Wednesday at a dinner in Albany. However, according to Northland’s President Jim McCarthy, the feedback from employee surveys is […]

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Public Safety , Technology

Virtual Reality Comes To Destiny USA To Help Stop Distracted Driving

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By Byron Tollefson SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Eileen Taveras was walking through Destiny USA on Wednesday afternoon when a woman wearing a AAA shirt approached her. The woman, Elizabeth Carey, held a pair of virtual reality goggles in her hands. Carey explained to Taveras that inside the goggles was a virtual reality simulation. If she put […]

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Business , Central New York , Government , Technology

Women Lack Representation In Stem

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By Kimberly Arreola SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The popular web search company Google is accused of gender discrimination. The U.S. Department of Labor claimed to have found evidence that highlights salary disparities in the companies’ workforce. Joanne Lenweaver, the director of a local organization that supports women in their business endeavors, WISE, shared her thoughts on the […]

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Central New York , Health , Technology

Newhouse Knows: The Latest in Laser Tattoo Removal

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Newhouse Knows is a franchise of “explainer” news stories produced by 2017 Broadcast and Digital graduate students at the Newhouse School. Similar to explainer journalism produced by professionals, these stories clarify the more complex facets of news stories, provide deeper background, or explain in greater detail how something that’s been in the news works or […]

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Business , Central New York , Jobs , Technology , tourism , Transportation

CNY Tax Payer’s Reaction To Airport Revitalization Initiative

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By Paola Figueroa SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — The Syracuse Common Council Monday unanimously passed a segment of governor Andrew Cuomo’s Upstate Airport Revitalization Initiative that would renovate the Syracuse Hancock International Airport. According to the Council agenda, the total cost will not exceed $48.8 million with most of the funding coming from the state. Onondaga […]

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Consumer , Technology

WikiLeaks Publishes Thousands of Classified Documents

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By Lauren Anderson SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – WikiLeaks has published thousands of documents revealing secrets about CIA practices. Officials say the revealed files were classified, and included information that the CIA uses hacking tools to break in to targeted computers, cellphones, and even smart TVs. The hacking tools appeared to affect desktop and laptop computers […]

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Central New York , Community , Crime , Government , Music , Technology

Cuomo’s “Ticket-Bot” Laws Impact on the Carrier Dome

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By Brittany Ehrlich SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Governor Andrew Cuomo passed a new law that criminalizes the use of ticket bots. “The bill creates new penalties for individuals who use computer software known as “ticket bots” to manipulate systems designed to limit the number of tickets to an event that a person can buy,” according […]

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Politics , Technology

There’s A Bumpy Road Ahead For Donald Trump And Silicon Valley

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By Rebekah Castor Syracuse N.Y. (NCC News) – A week after Donald Trump’s presidential victory, many are anxiously awaiting the announcement of his presidential appointments. In California’s Silicon Valley, tech companies are worried about the future of their relationship with Washington. “Internet companies could have a more difficult time with the less sympathetic administration in […]

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