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Jan 3, 2017

Sports becoming high-tech business

Lazaro Torres, a die-hard Miami Heat fan, was scurrying to reach his seat before tip-off one night last month when he hit an all-too-common roadblock: Two dozen fans stirring impatiently in the security-check line. Not a problem. He slid into a special entrance line, laid two fingers on a print scanner and, with the Heat’s […]

Jun 24, 2011

Obama announces new high-tech manufacturing effort

PITTSBURGH — Imagining advances from lighter cars to smarter robots, President Barack Obama is announcing a $500 million project to spur high-technology manufacturing, a sector of U.S. industry that presidential advisers say has lost ground to such competitors as Germany and Japan.

Feb 2, 2011

Monroe County’s new crime lab goes high tech and green

Bringing the crime scene to the forensic work station is just one of the features of the new Monroe County Crime Laboratory, set to open in April.

Jan 20, 2010

Axcess bridging the digital divide

Without broadband access to the Internet, George Ayers would find his job much more difficult. “We’re dependent on world markets for everything we do,” said Ayers, a Farmington-based family farmer. “In my case, I watch corn, soybean and wheat prices nearly every day.” In addition to checking up on the markets, he also uses modern […]

Nov 25, 2009

Rochester records pilot finds success

More than 100,000 patients have given consent for their medical records to be filed electronically in the Greater Rochester region. The Rochester Regional Health Information Organization, developed in 2006, started the electronic medical exchange among area hospitals as a small pilot in 2007. Today it partners with more than 1,700 authorized health care providers, including […]

Nov 12, 2009

Legal rebels recognized by ABA

Rochester’s own “legal technology evangelist,” Nicole Black, was featured Tuesday as a “Legal Rebel” at, the Web site of the American Bar Association’s flagship magazine. Black, who writes a weekly column for The Daily Record, and boasts a large presence online, is identified on the site as the “Boss of Blogs.” She is among […]

Nov 3, 2009

MCBA 2.0

The Monroe County Bar Association recently launched a second version of its “eDocket” as a means to communicate with members and non-members alike. To keep in touch with readers, and keep them informed of association happenings, the MCBA’s newsletter “The Docket” — formerly called “Views” — is published in a hard-copy format. But about two [&he[...]

Sep 30, 2009

Lawyer ads on parade, conceived and owned by two law partners, claims to be “the matchmaker site that helps you select the right attorney.” The new online advertising venue catering specifically to lawyers was launched earlier this month. Like the popular Web site, features videos that can be accessed and viewed for free by anyone with […]

Sep 4, 2009

U of R: Grant boosts energy research

Imagine a source of commercial energy powerful enough to sustain entire cities without producing the carbon emissions that contribute to global warming. Is there a source of energy fueled by materials plentiful enough to obviate the need for fuel cartels or petrol-states≠ Imagine one that does not produce significant amounts of radioactive waste or contribute […]

Jul 31, 2009

Local marketer unveils new site

Tipping Point Media recently launched an upgraded, interactive Web site, at tipping, a change company founder and CEO Michelle Ashby said was greatly needed. Having used the same layout for the past three years, Ashby said the new site is now up-to-date when it comes to the new and expanded ways Tipping Point can […]

Jun 22, 2009

Rochester awarded DHS security funding

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded New York State more than $283 million in federal homeland security funding, including more than $2.3 million for the Rochester region, a 57.4 percent increase from last year. Other cities that received funding include: $145 million for New York City, $5,544,750 for Buffalo, $1,924,250 for Albany […]

May 14, 2009

Ethics evolving with technology

A recent ethics opinion from the Philadelphia Bar Association Professional Guidance Committee holds that a lawyer can’t use a third party to “friend” an adverse witness in an attempt to find possibly impeaching evidence on the witness’s Facebook page. It appears to be a novel use for an online social networking site whose popularity has […]

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