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Queen sends first tweet, signed ‘Elizabeth R’

By The Associated Press
LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet — and she’s signed it “Elizabeth R.” The 88-year-old monarch tried her hand at Twitter …

Study: Renewables as green as you’d expect

By The Associated Press
A lot of metals go into making solar cells and wind turbines, raw materials such as copper, iron, rare earth metals such as indium and others and that involve a lot of greenhouse gases and other pollution when they’re mined …

Grant to help CMU spinoff start production

By Sam Spatter
A $400,000 state grant will help Robotics Engineering Excellence Inc. transform from primarily research into production, the state announced Tuesday. The company known as RE2 will manufacture a movable humanoid robotic torso with arms that can be mounted on a …

HBO unleashes streaming HBO Go from cable contracts

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — No cable? No problem. Viewers longing to watch “Game of Thrones,” “True Detective” and “Veep” no longer will have to pay big …

2 Americans, 1 German win Nobel for giving microscope sharper vision

By The Associated Press
STOCKHOLM — Two Americans and a German scientist won the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for finding ways to make microscopes more powerful than previously …

2 Japanese, 1 American win Nobel for LED lights

By The Associated Press
STOCKHOLM — Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano of Japan and U.S. scientist Shuji Nakamura won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for the invention …

3 win medicine Nobel for discovering brain GPS

By The Associated Press
STOCKHOLM — An Anglo-American scientist and a Norwegian husband-and-wife research team won the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday for discovering the brain’s navigation system — …

Google Pittsburgh instrumental in fight against hackers, co-directors say

By John D. Oravecz
Google Inc. peeled back a layer of secrecy on Tuesday to reveal some of the technology projects that are getting attention at its Bakery Square office: online advertising scams and facial recognition security for smartphones. The company, which has 400 …

Ridge: Drillers, energy industry must improve anti-hacking efforts

By Andrew Conte
The energy industry must do more to protect itself from the unending threat of cyber attacks, former Director of Homeland Security Tom Ridge said on …

CMU researchers track devices that keep healthy lifestyles in reach

By Melissa Daniels
On the first Wednesday of each month at the Pittsburgh Quantified Self meetup group, about half the attendees are curious newcomers. Others seek answers to …

Fox Chapel teen wins $25K scholarship in Google Science Fair

By Megha Satyanarayana
A sophomore at Fox Chapel High School said Tuesday he was humbled that his fruit fly-inspired robots won top honors and a sizable scholarship at …

Number of jobs in high-tech industry outpace workers in Pittsburgh, nation

By Megha Satyanarayana
Aaron Friedlander stared at the equation, written in black marker with a challenge above: “Spot the bug! Win a shirt.” Lost among a sea of …

Pittsburgh may hold key to future of tech

By Megha Satyanarayana
Hardware and software coming together. Women. CEO-level talent. More venture capital. These are some of the things that will make Pittsburgh’s tech future, according to …

Mt. Lebanon business district, drivers both profit from free, new parking app

By Matthew Santoni
Voice guidance and GPS can guide drivers to parking spaces in Mt. Lebanon’s Uptown business district, thanks to a trial partnership with a California app-maker. …

Case of Ukrainian wanted in Western Pennsylvania spotlights difficulty of hacker fight

By Andrew Conte
Federal prosecutors can’t even agree on the spelling of his name. But across three jurisdictions, they believe a Ukrainian hacker has been responsible for a …

Reveal of Apple items a mixed bag

By From Wire Reports
CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple introduced a watch, two larger iPhones and a mobile payments service on Tuesday as Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook seeks to …

Thrival Festival to showcase Pittsburgh’s music, tech scenes

By Megha Satyanarayana
Pass through East Liberty and Larimer this week, and you might hear some music and see some gadgets made right here in Pittsburgh. The Thrival Festival starts Monday, featuring a week’s worth of novel computer products and people brainstorming about …

Video game industry stung by stigma of objectifying women

By Megha Satyanarayana
Jennifer Green plays video games. She also builds them as a student at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. In the past week, Green, 21, and the gaming world have watched as a drama unfolded online. A woman who pointed out …

TED Talks event to appeal to Pittsburgh millennials

By Bobby Kerlik
When Shadyside teenager Sophia Sterling-Angus got involved with a local group offering TED Talks, she thought it would be cool to plan an event focusing on millennials. So she did. “I was 15 when I went to my first (TED) …

Trac Fabrication all-terrain wheelchairs open world for disabled

By David Conti
Mark Driscoll will soon go hunting in the woods of Montana for the first time since multiple sclerosis took his ability to walk in 1995, …