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  • Apple kills iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle as music moves to phones

    July 27, 2017 9:14 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - The iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle have played their final notes for Apple. The company discontinued sales of the two music players Thursday in a move reflecting the waning popularity of the devices in an era when most people store or stream their tunes on smartphones. The... more »
  • Flood-damaged school burglarized Play Video

    May 18, 2017 11:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for thieves who stole from a school recovering from the August flood. Glen Oaks Park Elementary students have been attending the old Banks School since the flood. Last week, someone broke into the school and stole dozens of tablets and laptops. "Whoever's... more »
  • EBR school officials considering school bus tracking technology Play Video

    May 18, 2017 7:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Parents may soon be able to track their child's school bus in East Baton Rouge Parish. School officials are looking into equipping school buses with tracking technology. About 35,000 students ride the bus every day and officials are trying to find ways to help answer... more »
  • Waitr CEO apologizes for Valentine's Day delivery fail

    February 15, 2017 9:08 PM

    The CEO of popular food delivery app Waitr is apologizing to customers after a busier-than-expected Valentine's Day rush. CEO Chris Meaux issued the apology Wednesday, saying they did not expect as big of a rush for Valentine's Day 2017 and staffed based on last year's orders. "While no... more »
  • Technology part of New Orleans anti-crime, anti-terror plan

    January 23, 2017 9:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities have unveiled an extensive, $40 million program to fight crime and terrorism in New Orleans. It includes plans for round-the-clock monitoring of cameras in 20 high crime hot spots, take-home cars for police officers, high-tech imaging equipment to spot people carrying weapons and the eventual closure... more »
  • Outlook for wearable gadgets declines

    January 3, 2017 5:11 PM

    LAS VEGAS - Neither the holiday season nor New Year's fitness resolutions seem to be helping wearable gadgets break into the mainstream. Research firm eMarketer has lowered its outlook for smartwatches and fitness trackers such as the Apple Watch and Fitbits. It's not that the craze has died down -... more »
  • Health nonprofit sues Louisiana for cuts, alleges defamation

    December 20, 2016 10:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A government-financed nonprofit aimed at improving Louisiana's health information technology is suing the state health department. The Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum says the agency hasn't paid $12 million in promised funding. The lawsuit also claims Health Secretary Rebekah Gee is attempting to undermine the nonprofit's reputation by... more »
  • Apple offering reward to hackers offering info on security flaws

    August 4, 2016 9:21 PM

    LAS VEGAS - Apple says it will start offering cash rewards of up to $200,000 to hackers who come forward with information about security flaws in the company's software. The iPhone maker is joining other big tech companies that offer so-called "bug bounties" to people who discover vulnerabilities in their... more »
  • America seen from abroad: arrogant, nice, tech-savvy, free

    August 4, 2016 9:32 AM

    BANGKOK - The rest of the world may think Americans eat a lot of burgers, have huge shopping malls and are ruled by an arrogant government. And yet the "Ugly American," it would seem, isn't all bad. Americans are also seen from afar as generous tippers, friendly, uncomplicated, rich and... more »
  • California wrestles with making self-driving cars public

    January 28, 2016 11:07 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Companies that are developing self-driving cars of the future want government regulators to clear the road for public access to the technology. California's Department of Motor Vehicles is wrestling with how to keep the public safe as an imperfect technology matures - but not regulate so heavily... more »
  • Area high school students developing winning app for disaster assistance

    January 8, 2016 4:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An East Baton Rouge high school student attending the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts in Natchitoches is one of five in a group competing to win an award for an app that solves problems in local communities. The group, which also includes a... more »
  • Startups take the limelight at the CES gadget show

    January 6, 2016 12:03 PM

    LAS VEGAS - The CES gadget show, which officially opens at 10:00 a.m. today in Las Vegas, has begun catering more heavily to startups hoping to break through the noise. The sprawling show has sections for wearable fitness gadgets, drones, autonomous vehicles, education, virtual reality, video games, robots, 3-D printers... more »
  • No designer babies, but summit calls for cautious research

    December 3, 2015 4:32 PM

    WASHINGTON - Organizers of an international summit say a tool to edit human genes is nowhere near ready to attempt in pregnancy, but they're calling for more laboratory research with the revolutionary technology. Editing the human genetic code promises to lead to long sought cures for intractable diseases. But... more »
  • Better batteries to beat global warming: A race against time

    November 24, 2015 7:27 PM

    WASHINGTON - One of the key technologies that could help wean the globe off fossil fuel is probably at your fingertips or in your pocket right now: the battery. If batteries can get better, cheaper and store more power safely, then electric cars and solar- or wind- powered homes... more »
  • Dr. Calandro on keeping kids safe in the age of tech Play Video

    October 15, 2015 4:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Local pediatrician Mindy Calandro visited News 2 at 4 with news for parents about establishing healthy concepts of digital use and citizenship for children who are "growing up digital." The American Academy of Pediatrics, or AAP), provides some guidelines to help parents manage the ever-evolving digital... more »
  • Pointe Coupee board creates STEM Academy administrator's job

    September 25, 2015 9:02 AM

    NEW ROADS- The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board has agreed to move forward with opening a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Academy by fall 2016 by creating a new administrative position to manage the proposed school. But, the board's unanimous approval Thursday of the job description for the district's new... more »
  • Cool Schools: Andrew Knott's International Science Fair project Play Video

    September 22, 2015 10:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Andrew Knott has always had a passion for science and next month he'll get to showcase his talent on an international level. He's one of just five students in America going to the Mostratec Brazilian Science and Technology Fair. The event will feature 376 projects made by 760... more »
  • Cool Schools: Southeast Middle Magnet Digital Arts and Technology Academy Play Video

    September 15, 2015 10:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Southeast Middle is teaching students how to get comfortable on both sides of the camera. The school just implemented the Southeast Middle Magnet Digital Arts and Technology Academy, a magnet program that enrolls about 20% of the school's students. Students that are enrolled in the program are able... more »
  • Netflix offers new parents a year off of work

    August 4, 2015 8:16 PM

    LOS GATOS - Families expecting a child and also looking for a new job might try Netflix since the video service company announced Tuesday it will offer a year's paid leave to workers who have newborns. The Associated Press reported the news was first posted to the company's blog.... more »
  • President Obama hosts first White House Demo Day

    August 4, 2015 12:57 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is hosting top innovators and startup founders from across the country for the first White House Demo Day. The White House will showcase work Tuesday by more than 30 startup teams of women, minorities and young people - all underrepresented in entrepreneurship. The exhibits... more »
  • A social experiment: law enforcement dance, sing online

    July 13, 2015 3:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Your next encounter with a sheriff's deputy could have you face-to-face with a viral video star. For more than a month, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office has been uploading tongue-and-cheek posts in an effort to grow its presence online and help show the departments... more »
  • Lee High School renovations Play Video

    June 22, 2015 9:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE- After years of planning and nearly $55 million in renovations, Lee High School is nearing completion. "It's been in the planning stages for several years, but this is probably going to be the most significant Baton Rouge school in the last 50 years," said EBRSS Superintendent, Warren... more »
  • Superintendent: Major changes coming to Baker schools

    June 17, 2015 11:16 AM

    BAKER - Incoming Superintendent Herman Brister Sr. says laying off some non-tenured teachers is part of a plan to save $1.2 million for the Baker School District. Brister released his plan at Tuesday night's school board meeting. He says his goal is to present a balanced budget. Brister says some... more »
  • Google still struggling to diversify beyond white, Asian men

    June 1, 2015 5:13 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Google's workforce is still dominated by white and Asian men even after the Internet company hired a woman to fill one out of every five of its openings for computer programmers and other high-paying technology jobs last year. The ongoing lack of diversity emerged in a demographic... more »
  • IBM opens downtown offices Play Video

    May 1, 2015 7:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After a long wait and plenty of time in temporary digs, the offices of IBM finally opened at their new location on North Street in Downtown Baton Rouge Friday. The project has been two years in the making. It sounds like a long time, but everything... more »
  • National Unplugging Day wants you to embrace reality

    March 6, 2015 12:48 PM

    As we continue to spend more and more time completely enthralled by our electronic devices on a daily basis, the annual "National Day of Unplugging" aims to get Americans to put their smartphones and tablets down, if only for a day. The National Day of Unplugging begins tonight at... more »
  • NASCAR effort focuses on math, science for kids

    February 20, 2015 2:32 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Students who like NASCAR take note: You need a lot of geometry and physics to get a race car to go 200 laps at speeds that can top 200 mph. In a nod to the often overlooked science behind races like Sunday's Daytona 500, NASCAR is announcing... more »
  • IBM to create 400 jobs in Monroe

    February 16, 2015 3:09 PM

    MONROE - IBM will create 400 new jobs in Monroe during the next 10 years. Gov. Bobby Jindal says the state also will provide $4.5 million in higher education funding at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, Louisiana Tech University and Grambling State University to create more computer science graduates... more »
  • Chinese smartphone giant dipping toes in US market

    February 12, 2015 5:09 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Xiaomi, one of China's hottest companies, is bringing its blend of cheap yet fashionable technology and crowd-pleasing antics to the U.S. While its smartphones won't be available in the U.S. anytime soon, Xiaomi unveiled plans Thursday to test the U.S. market by selling inexpensive headphones and other... more »
  • The Digital Answer Man returns with the latest gadgets Play Video

    February 11, 2015 7:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Digital Answer Man Jim Barry returned to 2une In this morning to show off the hottest gadgets in the tech world. The new innovations were just introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Watch this morning's segment to stay up-to-date on the technological advances.... more »
  • Technology makes our attention spans shorter than a fish Play Video

    November 26, 2014 8:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - For awhile now, cell phones and people have been competing for attention. More than 85 percent of the population has a cell phone or tablet that goes with them every where they go. Kids yet to reach their teenage years may even carry a phone. ... more »
  • Obama: US needs to bring schools into 21st century

    November 19, 2014 10:48 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the United States needs to bring its schools into the 21st century when it comes to technology. Obama says less than 40 percent of public schools have high-speed Internet in their classrooms. He says that's not good for the country where the Internet was... more »
  • New mentoring program helps students STEMUp Play Video

    November 19, 2014 7:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of students have the chance to be part of a program that helps them with science, technology, engineering and math. Janet Pace with the Foundation for EBRSS and Nancy Stich from Capital one stopped by 2une In to tell you how you can help them STEMUp.... more »
  • Google working on pill to search for illnesses

    October 28, 2014 2:26 PM

    LAGUNA BEACH, CA - Google's latest "moon shot" project: A pill that would test for cancer and other illnesses. The company says it's working a pill that contains microscopic particles, which can travel through the bloodstream and search for malignant cells. The particles could then report their findings to a... more »
  • Brusly approved for police body cameras

    October 13, 2014 10:18 PM

    BRUSLY- The police department here will likely be getting body cameras for officers, the latest trend in police gear. Monday, the council approved the deal as expected. A week earlier , they heard from Brusly Interim Police Chief Richie Johnson who wanted the cameras for his force. "It's... more »
  • Thieves hit mobile phone store, swipe $46,000 in items

    October 7, 2014 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Deputies with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said Tuesday, they are looking for two men who stole about $46,000 worth of items from a mobile phone retailer over the weekend. The theft was reported Monday. Investigators said they believe to men wearing baseball caps, jeans... more »
  • Brusly council to approve police body cameras Play Video

    October 6, 2014 9:49 PM

    BRUSLY - Monday, Brusly Interim Police Chief Richie Johnson asked city leaders to allocate money to outfit his force with body cameras. Law enforcement agencies are quickly catching on to the new technology that gives them a better view of the scene. Police in Addis have been using them... more »
  • Apple to unveil next products at Sept. 9 event

    August 28, 2014 12:32 PM

    CUPERTINO, CA - Apple will show off its newest products Sept. 9. The iPhone and iPad maker set the date in invitations mailed Thursday to reporters and others who typically come to see the unveiling of Apple's latest twists on technology. These events have become an annual rite since the... more »
  • LSU, gov announce new cyber research center

    August 18, 2014 11:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal and Chancellor King Alexander say Louisiana State University is creating a center to go after big federal and commercial contracts for applied technology. They say they expect the Transformational Technology and Cyber Research Center to get $30 million in federal research contracts in its... more »
  • New way to target speeders on I-12 Play Video

    June 17, 2013 9:26 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Police are considering adding a new piece of technology to their force to catch speeding drivers. The speed laser, called DragonCam, is already used in other states. DragonCam combines traditional laser enforcement with new, automated enforcement. Instead of personally ticketing a person for speeding, a... more »
  • LPB reports issue, station not broadcasting

    January 23, 2013 8:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana Public Broadcasting stations went dark Wednesday after an issue at the network's headquarters on Perkins Road. WLPB, the broadcast station that programs much of the state LPB affiliates, reported on its Facebook page there was an issue with equipment and fire trucks were called. No... more »

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