Technology http://kuer.org en Report Finds Shortage of Workers with STEM Skills http://kuer.org/post/report-finds-shortage-workers-stem-skills <p></p><p>A new national report shows that there is a shortage of workers with developed skills in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). &nbsp;The <a href="http://www.brookings.edu/research/interactives/2014/job-vacancies-and-stem-skills#/M10420">Brookings Institution report</a> analyzed how long job vacancies were posted last year for various occupations. The study’s author Jonathan Rothwell says STEM jobs took the longest to fill everywhere across the country, indicating difficulty finding workers with adequate skills.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:04:44 +0000 Andrea Smardon 48972 at http://kuer.org Report Finds Shortage of Workers with STEM Skills New Distracted Driving Law Makes it Illegal to Dial While Driving http://kuer.org/post/new-distracted-driving-law-makes-it-illegal-dial-while-driving <p>Several new laws go into effect today, including one that could change people’s driving habits.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Utah Highway Patrol Superintendent Danny </span>Fuhr<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> explains the <a href="http://le.utah.gov/~2014/bills/static/SB0253.html" target="_blank">new cell phone law </a>this way.</span></p> Tue, 13 May 2014 21:21:21 +0000 Brian Grimmett 46247 at http://kuer.org New Distracted Driving Law Makes it Illegal to Dial While Driving Top Education Official in SLC Discussing Early Education and Technology http://kuer.org/post/top-education-official-slc-discussing-early-education-and-technology <p></p><p></p><p>An official with the U.S. Department of Education is in Salt Lake City today&nbsp;talking about the impact technology has on young children. Dr. Libby Doggett is President Obama’s deputy assistant secretary of early education. She's at the Hilton Hotel<strong>&nbsp;</strong>speaking and taking questions.</p><p>Doggett’s presentation, called “High Tech Tots: Opportunities and Challenges” explores how ever-increasing screen time can both aid and impair early learning. But she’s focused on helping technology improve education for young people.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 21:07:49 +0000 Whittney Evans 44243 at http://kuer.org Top Education Official in SLC Discussing Early Education and Technology Volunteer for KUER's Technology Fund Drive, Friday Dec 6th http://kuer.org/post/volunteer-kuers-technology-fund-drive-friday-dec-6th <p>We&nbsp;are holding a fast and furious one-day Technology Fund Drive on <strong>Friday, December 6th, </strong>and we need volunteers to answer phones and take pledges.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Shifts are 2-3 hours in length and vary throughout the day. Come and get a behind-the-scenes look at KUER, enjoy some great company, and eat&nbsp;some delicious food. If you would like to help us out please sign up by <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1OAWFFop0ACUMQpVyB0SMTPoPXXYixJd2xR1HK4W0JZw/viewform">clicking here</a>.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 17:47:48 +0000 Renee Bright 39016 at http://kuer.org Volunteer for KUER's Technology Fund Drive, Friday Dec 6th Check Air Quality Levels in Your County with New Smartphone App from the Utah DAQ http://kuer.org/post/check-air-quality-levels-your-county-new-smartphone-app-utah-daq <p>Utahns concerned about air quality can now get real-time updates right on their smartphone with a new app called “Utah Air.” The app is a joint project between the <a href="http://www.airquality.utah.gov/" target="_blank">Utah Division of Air Quality</a> and students at <a href="http://ncast.weber.edu/" target="_blank">Weber State University</a>.</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 20:29:03 +0000 Brian Grimmett 37726 at http://kuer.org Check Air Quality Levels in Your County with New Smartphone App from the Utah DAQ Aereo Brings Online Television to Utah http://kuer.org/post/aereo-brings-online-television-utah <p></p><p>Utahns can now record and watch live television from their computers or mobile devices. <a href="https://www.aereo.com/">Aereo Inc. </a>launched its online television technology in the state this week. Utah is the fourth location the company has offered the service, after New York, Boston, and Atlanta.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 22:21:35 +0000 Andrea Smardon 34212 at http://kuer.org Aereo Brings Online Television to Utah PHOTOS: Foundation Laid for KUHU's New Transmitter in Southeast Utah http://kuer.org/post/photos-foundation-laid-kuhus-new-transmitter-southeast-utah <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Crews poured the concrete foundation for the new </span>KUHU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> transmitter tower at </span>Abajo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Peak near Monticello on July 15. The new tower will be bigger, better, and stronger than the tower we previously used in the area which will ultimately lead to much better long-term reliability of our signal in Southeast Utah.</span></p><p>Check out a few of the images and gifs&nbsp;that show how we're able to broadcast our signal to almost all parts of the state.</p><p></p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 20:27:41 +0000 Brian Grimmett 32691 at http://kuer.org PHOTOS: Foundation Laid for KUHU's New Transmitter in Southeast Utah Chaffetz Warns of Imminent Cyber-Attack http://kuer.org/post/chaffetz-warns-imminent-cyber-attack <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Utah congressman Jason Chaffetz told members of the Utah Legislature to be prepared for an imminent cyber-attack during remarks made in both the House and Senate chambers Friday.</p><p>Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz says the future of economic development in Utah depends on the growth of high tech companies but with that comes the increased threat of cyber-attacks. He also stressed the importance of being prepared for such an attack telling legislators it’s not a matter if, but when.</p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 20:27:31 +0000 Brian Grimmett 24761 at http://kuer.org Chaffetz Warns of Imminent Cyber-Attack Volunteer for the Technology Drive http://kuer.org/post/volunteer-technology-drive <p><a href="http://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHFhWmtWTmI5bkRYTlNSeldXTnFPclE6MQ#gid=0" target="_blank">Click here to volunteer for KUER's&nbsp;Technology Drive!&nbsp;</a></p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 20:22:13 +0000 Gayle Ewer 21285 at http://kuer.org Volunteer for the Technology Drive Tell Us How KUER Keeps You Connected http://kuer.org/post/tell-us-how-kuer-keeps-you-connected <p>KUER’s signal reaches far and wide. Share your stories about how KUER keeps you connected at home or on the road. Call (801) 581-7549 or e-mail an mp3 file to&nbsp;<a href="mailto:ttabish@kuer.org">ttabish@kuer.org</a>&nbsp;(please be sure to include your name and where you’re calling from). Stories will be considered for on-air broadcast during our Technology Drive.</p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 20:06:23 +0000 Gayle Ewer 21279 at http://kuer.org Tell Us How KUER Keeps You Connected Tech Company Xactware Solutions Breaks Ground on New Building http://kuer.org/post/tech-company-xactware-solutions-breaks-ground-new-building <p>Utah based company Xactware Solutions broke ground today on their new two-hundred and ten thousand square foot facility.</p> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 23:19:10 +0000 Todd Patton 17164 at http://kuer.org Computer Maker Xi3 Promises 500 Jobs http://kuer.org/post/computer-maker-xi3-promises-500-jobs <p>The maker of a small, energy efficient computer is promising to hire 500 people in Utah over the next 5 years in exchange for $2 million worth of state tax rebate incentives. &nbsp;Xi3 (X-I-3) Corporation has offices around the world, but is headquartered in Salt Lake City&hellip; and Utah&rsquo;s government leaders want to keep it that way. &nbsp;</p> Sun, 12 Aug 2012 23:50:11 +0000 Andrea Smardon 16548 at http://kuer.org Computer Maker Xi3 Promises 500 Jobs Utah Part of US Ignite Partnership http://kuer.org/post/utah-part-us-ignite-partnership <p>Utah is going to be a test lab for the use of super high speed broadband. The Salt Lake area is one of 25 communities involved in a new federal initiative designed to speed the development of next generation applications that can operate on ultrafast networks.</p> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 22:47:54 +0000 Andrea Smardon 13458 at http://kuer.org Utah Part of US Ignite Partnership