Lawyer says Amtrak engineer was 'knocked out' and has 'no recollection' of ...
Despite pressure from Congress and safety regulators, Amtrak had not installed along that section of track Positive Train Control, a technology that uses GPS, wireless radio and computers to prevent trains from going over the speed limit. Most of ...
Madison municipal Internet projects fall behind due to mayoral election ...
Alongside the shift in committee makeup and the delays, Soglin has come out even more strongly in support of pursuing a citywide fiber network over a more short-term network involving LTE or wireless technology. “At this point I'm more convinced than ...
May 23, 2015
Verizon is buying AOL for about $4.4 billion to advance online and mobile ...
The New York company is the country's largest wireless carrier as well as an Internet and TV provider - and wireless video and targeted advertising is seen as the next battleground for customers. The move comes as the media landscape is increasingly ...
May 12, 2015
2015 Blue-White Gameday Preview
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The Nittany Lions will wrap up spring drills on Saturday afternoon at the annual Blue-White Game Presented by AAA inside Beaver Stadium, marking the culmination of a productive spring practice season. The game will kick at 4 p.m. ...
April 17, 2015
Aurora theater gunman: "There weren't any children hurt, were there?"
An official from Verizon Wireless couldn't even pinpoint the approximate location from which the call was placed. Holmes has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to 166 counts of murder, attempted murder and other offenses, so his comments and ...
May 4, 2015
Penn State Finalizes Game Day Traffic and Parking
and news.psu.edu, Twitter accounts @GoPSUsports and @penn_state, and local radio stations (1450 AM, 93.7 FM and 970 AM) for parking and traffic updates prior to kickoff. Lot W2 may be taken off line if foul weather necessitates it....
April 15, 2015
High-tech sensors help kids keep eye on aging parents
Advances in low-cost sensors and wireless networks are fueling a boom in the so-called "smart" home. And companies are looking beyond home security and temperature control to creating products for Baby Boomers trying to balance caring for aging ...
May 5, 2015
21, 2007 as Sandra Palmer of University City says goodbye to her boyfriend, Clyde Simpson, as he leaves for work in Chicago at the Amtrak station in St. Louis. Bostian was the engineer of the Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS) (Huy Richard Mach) PHILADELPHIA — The engineer at the controls of the speeding Amtrak train that lurched off the tracks in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people, has no recollection of the crash and wasn't on his... Lawyer Robert Goggin told ABC News that the engineer, Brandon Bostian, 32, of New York, suffered a concussion in Tuesday night's wreck and had 14 staples in his head, along with stitches in one leg. Federal investigators have determined that the train was barreling through the city at 106 mph before it ran off the rails along a sharp curve where the speed limit drops to just 50 mph. But he said Bostian does not recall anything out of the ordinary and does not remember using the emergency brake, which investigators say was applied moments before the crash. The lawyer said the next thing the engineer remembered was coming to, looking for his bag, retrieving his cellphone and calling 911 for help. He said the engineer's cellphone was off and stored in his bag before the accident, as required.
A municipal Internet study and possible Internet access pilot for low-income neighborhoods in Madison have stalled in recent months with uncertainty and confusion about the direction the project is taking. The city’s Digital Technology Committee is handling the two initiatives, which are aimed at addressing the digital divide and exploring the possibility of a municipal Internet system. A request for proposals that was supposed to be drafted by February has still not materialized, the committee lost its chair, Erik Paulson, this month when Mayor Paul Soglin appointed telecommunications professor Barry Orton in his place, and... Mark Clear said of the latest committee meeting, which took place May 14 and was the first the committee had held since February. There is also $100,000 allocated to fund a planning and feasibility study on a cooperative municipal Internet utility and another $250,000 allocated in 2016 for capital requirements. But the issue became a contentious one between Soglin and challenger Scott Resnick in the mayoral election, as Resnick had spearheaded both of the initiatives as an alder.
NEW YORK - Verizon is buying AOL for about $4. 4 billion, advancing the telecom's push in both mobile and advertising fields. The New York company is the country's largest wireless carrier as well as an Internet and TV provider - and wireless video and targeted advertising is seen as the next battleground for customers. "AOL's focus on unifying the advertising experience across display, video, mobile and TV makes it an attractive asset because advertisers are looking for better ways to reach their audience across screens," said Lauren Fisher, analyst at eMarketer. "Coupled with Verizon's existing mobile (and streaming video) presence, the companies' combined ad offerings mean massive cross-screen reach with much richer audience data. Increasingly, companies like Verizon and Google are looking to connect together the video and other content viewers want, the digital "pipes" that deliver the content and the advertising networks that support it. Verizon said last month that it... That has put Verizon at odds with major content companies like ESPN as it sees more customers cut the cord in favor of video that is streamed online. Verizon will gain access to AOL's advanced advertising technology, including its "One by AOL" integrated platform.
Johnson says lives could've been saved at Tomah VA hospital
chaired by Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson. has been looking into wrongdoing at the facility. Deaths could have been avoided at the Tomah medical center if officials with the Department of Veteran Affairs had acted sooner in investigating reports of ...
June 27, 2015
La Crosse Technology WS-7394U-IT-CH Weather Station
The uncluttered display is easy to read and shows the time, date, weather forecast icon, indoor and outdoor temperature, indoor humidity, and barometric pressure. lacrossetechnology.com.
June 24, 2015
La Crosse Technology WS-9611U-IT-CBP Weather Station
With its large numbers and forecast icons, this attractive, budget-priced weather station makes it easy to get your weather at a glance. A true enthusiast might miss extras like programmable ice alerts and barometric pressure readings. Features include ...
June 24, 2015
Wildlife agency seeks 'citizen scientists' to watch mayflies
A fisheries biologist with the agency tells the La Crosse Tribune (http://bit.ly/1H0YtSv ) that the technology will allow those with little training to record standardized observations that will be uploaded to public databases available to scientists.
June 17, 2015
Document: Coach allegedly had sex with student over 2-3 years
A court document obtained Tuesday details the accusations against a former West High School girls basketball coach facing potential sexual assault charges. Shelton M. Kingcade, 43, has been suspended since Feb. 25 as the Madison Metropolitan School ...
May 19, 2015
ME rules Onalaska man died from cold water drowning last year
LA CROSSE, WI (WTAQ) - The death of a La Crosse area man who drowned on a fishing trip last November was ruled Monday as an accident. The La Crosse County medical examiner said 27-year-old Joshua Xiong of Onalaska died from cold water drowning. His body ...
La Crosse Central High School student starts 3D printing business
La Crosse, WI (WXOW) - New technology is making printing 3D objects a reality and La Crosse Central High School junior Jacob Jones is taking advantage of it. Jacob, a member of the Civil Air Patrol, was intrigued when he first saw one of these devices.
March 16, 2015