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  • Warnings issued after possible security breach
    The state of Minnesota has directed all of its agencies to stop using a Texas company state officials hired to verify the identities of new employees after a possible breach of security on the company's Web site.December 11, 2009
  • Geeks' technology tips and predictions
    Geek Squad founder Robert Stephens looks into the future of mobile technology. Also, one of the founders of the Geek Girls website talks about what tech developers can do to make their products more user friendly.Midmorning, December 8, 2009
  • Microsoft CEO in Fargo to meet with gov't officials
    Microsoft's chief executive officer says Fargo has the company's third-largest presence in the United States behind Seattle and the Silicon Valley.October 21, 2009
  • Petters attorneys renew request to move trial
    Attorneys for Wayzata businessman Tom Petters have renewed their request to move his trial out of Minnesota.October 14, 2009
  • Geocaching a hit at Minnesota state parks
    To attract a new generation of park goers, the state park system is tapping into a high-tech scavenger hunt called geocaching, a sport that combines GPS navigation with the lure and adventure of a treasure hunt.October 2, 2009
  • Local inventors frustrated over patent office bureaucracy
    Inventors like Bill Kurtz, seen here holding brochures for some of his inventions, are frustrated at the backlog of ideas awaiting approval from the U.S. Patent Office, which last quarter rejected more than half of all the patents it reviewed.October 1, 2009
  • Man charged with using Xcel energy to steal thousands from employer
    An accounting assistant for the St. Paul School District has been charged with stealing over $81,000 from his employer.September 23, 2009
  • Tapping into the power of the sun
    Solar power was touted as a potential solution to the energy crisis of the 1970s, but it never really caught on after the crisis passed. Now, advocates say the technology exists for solar power to become a part of our energy portfolio.Midmorning, September 17, 2009
  • Digital TV conversion not going well for some
    Nielsen Media Research estimates there are more than 22,000 households in the Twin Cities metro area that haven't made the switch to digital TV, but for those that have, many are reporting reception problems they are not pleased with.July 22, 2009
  • Airport using Twitter to communicate with travelers
    The Minneapolis-St. Paul airport is using the Twitter social-networking service to send short text messages to folks who want to keep up with what's happening at the airport.July 21, 2009
  • Google's new OS: Too soon to hype?
    Future Tense's Jon Gordon talks with analyst Michael Cherry about how Microsoft will be affected by Google's proposed new operating system.July 8, 2009
  • Minn. TV stations complete DTV switch tonight
    Minnesota TV stations complete their switch to digital-only broadcasts Friday. About one-third of the TV stations went digital-only in previous months. A few are switching the day of the federal deadline.June 12, 2009
  • St. Cloud looks to lure high-tech businesses with fast Internet
    St. Cloud is one of the nation's most wired cities, comparable to major metropolitan areas, including Minneapolis, and there's a new campaign to recruit high-technology companies to the downtown area.June 11, 2009
  • U of M team wins solar-car race
    A team from the University of Minnesota has won a solar-car race in Texas.June 8, 2009
  • Most Minnesotans ready for DTV switch Friday
    The new digital TV deadline is almost here. On Friday, June 12, all TV stations stop their old-style analog broadcasts and switch to digital-only transmissions. Congress delayed the switch from last February out of concern many people weren't ready. But the vast majority of Minnesotans are ready now.June 8, 2009

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