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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Obama pushing research on cars that talk to cars

    July 15, 2014 2:33 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is envisioning a time when cars will be able to talk with other cars or with America's roads. He says such technology could prevent crashes, cut down on traffic and save gasoline. Obama on Tuesday will visit a federal highway research center in northern... more »
  • Making technology safe for your kids check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 14, 2014 9:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Kids are getting more and more tech savvy and using gadgets at younger ages than ever before. Best Buy's Cody Dickerson stopped by 2une In this morning with some great gift ideas for your kids and to tell you how to keep them safe. "Technology can... more »
  • Technology maintenance proposal moves to full House

    May 12, 2014 5:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposal to consolidate computer maintenance work across most state agencies into one office is nearing final legislative passage, winning support Monday from the House Appropriations Committee. The budget assumes $24.7 million in savings from the consolidation effort. The savings would come from merging software... more »
  • Talking cars

    February 3, 2014 7:31 PM

    WASHINGTON- The feds want cars to have the technology to talk to each other in hopes of preventing collisions. Transpiration Secretary Anthony Foxx says technology has the potential to reduce crashes, injuries and deaths on the highways and streets. It could work this way: a radio transponder would... more »
  • Apple says no to local DWI checkpoint app

    October 9, 2013 10:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Apple denied an attorney's attempt to push the locations of DWI checkpoints to people's smartphones. Jarrett Ambeau created the app that lists the locations of checkpoints where authorities are checking to see if people behind the wheel are intoxicated. Ambeau said the technology company said the app... more »
  • Louisiana schools lag in technology

    September 15, 2013 12:10 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Lafayette Parish schools need more computers and must upgrade current devices to keep pace with other Louisiana districts and adequately prepare for online standardized tests. In a recent report, state education officials said the parish does not meet minimum device standards or a minimum student-to-testing-device ratio of 7:1.... more »
  • Technology helps drunk drivers avoid jail time check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 21, 2013 10:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There's an app for that. A Baton Rouge lawyer says he's taking advantage of social media, by helping out drivers who enjoy an occasional drink. "I'm not there to argue with anyone," said Jarrett Ambeau of Ambeau Law Firm, LLC. "Or to change antibody's view.... more »
  • New way to target speeders on I-12 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Facebook introduces hashtags

    June 12, 2013 12:49 PM

    NEW YORK - Facebook is introducing hashtags, the number signs used on Twitter, Instagram and other services to identify topics being discussed and allow users to search for them. Facebook Inc. said Wednesday that people will be able to click a hashtag to see a feed of discussions other users... more »
  • Lawmakers sign off on deal for IBM service center

    May 29, 2013 2:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers agreed to the state's contract with IBM, to build a new service center in Baton Rouge, and approved $8 million from an incentive fund to help pay for the deal. The joint budget committee approved both items Wednesday without objection. IBM says it plans to employ... more »
  • Getting athletes back on the field after concussions

    May 8, 2013 10:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE- New technology is changing the way physical therapist and doctors treat and track concussions for student athletes. Using cognitive tests and balance measurements, Certified Athletic Trainers can get hard data on patients who have suffered a concussion and that can help doctors make a better decision on... more »
  • New technology to guard against youth concussions

    May 6, 2013 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's contact sports leave little room for error and often that can lead to injuries on the field. Many times high school athletes experience concussions after big hits, but trainers, coaches, and officials are getting better at recognizing the symptoms. News 2 will look into... more »
  • Feds announce winners of robocall contest

    April 2, 2013 10:29 AM

    WASHINGTON - There may one day soon be another way to fight those annoying prerecorded phone pitches known as robocalls. The Federal Trade Commission has announced the winners of its contest to develop a blocking technology for the illegal sales phone calls. The contest ended with a tie. The winners... more »
  • Technology upgrades proposed for Jefferson schools

    March 29, 2013 9:04 AM

    HARVEY- As school districts struggle to find ways to pay for technology upgrades to administer a new slate of standardized tests, the Jefferson Parish superintendent says it could cost up to $40 million to fully equip the district. James Meza admits the estimate is high and that it would provide... more »
  • IBM poised to boost LSU grads Play Video

    March 28, 2013 6:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE- IBM's entry into the Red Stick signals big changes at LSU. The state will invest $14 million into the university's School of Computer Science, money that will allow the school to boost faculty numbers and increase the output of technologically sound graduates. "It will not only... more »
  • "Breaking the Ice..."

    February 26, 2013 7:21 PM

    Last Tuesday morning, 20 to 30 m.p.h. winds on the Louisiana coast, with gusts to 45, certainly cancelled all fishing activities. Fishing knows no specific season and many enjoy fishing camps in below zero weather, exposed to the elements and unable to see their catch. As noted in a previous... more »
  • Former BR police chief critical of crime cameras check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 25, 2013 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Former Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White did not pull any punches about the city's crime cameras on his way out of office. Mayor Kip Holden accused White of moving some of the cameras in the city. It is a claim White denies. The cameras and... more »
  • Airbus to drop lithium-ion batteries in A350

    February 15, 2013 7:11 AM

    NEW YORK - The European planemaker Airbus is dropping lithium-ion batteries from its new A350 airplane because of uncertainty surrounding the technology that has led to the grounding of Boeing's 787. The battery problem caused one fire and forced another plane to make an emergency landing. The A350 plane is... more »
  • Jindal administration hires new technology chief

    February 8, 2013 11:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana is getting a new state technology chief. Chief Information Officer Ed Driesse is retiring in April. Gov. Bobby Jindal's commissioner of administration, Kristy Nichols, announced Friday that Louisiana's former social services secretary will return to the state to take over the vacant job. Ruth Johnson will lead... 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 »
  • Reports: Microsoft may invest in Dell buyout

    January 22, 2013 12:03 PM

    NEW YORK - CNBC and The Wall Street Journal are reporting that the discussions to buy struggling computer maker Dell now include Microsoft as a potential investor. If Microsoft joins in a Dell buyout, CNBC and the Journal say the software maker would contribute $1 billion to $3 billion. That... more »
  • Biden voices interest in new technology for guns

    January 11, 2013 4:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden says he's interested in technology that would keep a gun from being fired by anyone other than the person who bought it. He says evidence shows such technology may have curtailed what happened last month in Connecticut when 20 youngsters and six teachers were... more »
  • Apple invites media to event, hints at iPhone 5

    September 4, 2012 11:49 AM

    NEW YORK - Apple is inviting reporters to a news conference next week in San Francisco with a message that suggests that it will reveal the iPhone 5, as expected. The email invitation shows a big "12," for Sept. 12, casting a shadow in the shape of a "5." Various... more »
  • WSJ: New iPhone to have thinner screen

    July 17, 2012 10:58 AM

    NEW YORK- A published report says the new iPhone will have a thinner screen. That could leave more room for a larger battery. The Wall Street Journal is citing unnamed people familiar with the matter in reporting that the new iPhone will have a screen that can sense touches without... more »
  • US to begin new phase of hypersonic flight program

    July 6, 2012 6:04 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The Defense Department's research arm will seek proposals next month for solutions to technology hurdles in super high-speed flight with a goal of testing a full-scale hypersonic X-plane in four years. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency said Friday it will host a so-called Proposers' Day on... more »
  • Microsoft reveals "Surface" tablet in Los Angeles

    June 18, 2012 6:43 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Microsoft has unveiled Surface, a tablet computer to compete with Apple's iPad. CEO Steve Ballmer was on hand to announce the tablet, calling it part of a "whole new family of devices" the company is developing. The 9.3 millimeter thick tablet comes with a kickstand to hold... more »
  • Kids could someday get on Facebook, without lying

    June 4, 2012 1:37 PM

    NEW YORK - Though Facebook bans children under 13, millions of them have profiles on the site by lying about their age. Now, the company is testing out ways to allow younger kids on its site without needing to lie. It would be under parental supervision, such as by connecting... more »
  • Microsoft unveils new streaming app at E3

    June 4, 2012 1:04 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The Xbox 360 is getting a little smarter. Microsoft Corp. unveiled new software called Xbox SmartGlass that will allow Xbox 360 users to share content across smartphones, tablets and TVs. It also announced it was bringing its Internet Explorer browser to the console. The app was demonstrated... more »
  • Apple store considered at LSU

    March 8, 2012 3:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Apple may be opening another store in Baton Rouge. It may be located inside LSU's new bookstore currently under construction at the corner of Highland and Raphael Semmes Roads. Apple representatives reportedly confirmed the company is working on a plan to bring a store to the LSU... more »
  • Apple announces event, iPad 3 launch expected

    February 28, 2012 11:23 AM

    NEW YORK- Apple is inviting reporters to an event next Wednesday in San Francisco. An image on the invite showing part of an iPad screen suggests it's to announce a new model. The company has been widely expected to reveal the third version of the iPad soon, close to the... more »
  • Curb the car dashboard technology, government asks

    February 16, 2012 3:02 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Auto dashboards are becoming an arcade of text messages, GPS images, phone calls and web surfing, the government says, and it's asking carmakers to curb those distractions when vehicles are moving. Manufacturers have been loading up higher-end vehicles with an array of built-in gadgets in an effort... more »
  • Joint effort arrests man for child porn

    November 23, 2011 4:43 PM

    BOGALUSA - Authorities attested a man Tuesday for possesing child pornography after being the target of a joint investigation. Jonathan S. Richardson, 24, of 320 Welch St. was arrested and charged with 30 counts of pornography involving juveniles. The arrest was made by the Attorney General's High Technology... more »
  • New body scanners arriving at BTR airport

    October 6, 2011 2:17 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration announced today that 29 airports, including Metro Airport in Baton Rouge, are set to receive new body-scanning machines with enhanced privacy software. According to a TSA press release, the new "automated target recognition" software is designed to eliminate passenger-specific images while it looks... more »
  • Technology an enemy for law enforcement when fighting child exploitation

    September 6, 2011 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Law enforcement, and those that defend accused law breakers, say technology is against their efforts in child exploitation cases. Law enforcement says new ways to mask a person's true identity online, or a way to track that down, is not only standing in their way of catching... more »
  • Shaw Group to engineer plant in India

    December 8, 2010 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Shaw Group Inc. says it has been selected by an India-based company to provide technology and engineering for an ethylene plant. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed Wednesday by Baton Rouge-based Shaw. The plant will be part of GAIL Ltd.'s petrochemical complex in Pata, India.... more »
  • Game developer to put new studio in Baton Rouge

    December 7, 2010 3:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A video game developer based in the U. K. is now the newest addition to the Louisiana Technology Park in Baton Rouge. Representatives from Firebrand Games and the Baton Rouge Area Chamber made the announcement with parish officials earlier today. They said Firebrand would locate a new... more »
  • Tech Park U

    November 16, 2010 8:10 AM

    Tech Park U is accepting applications until December 3, for its 2011 class. The ten week program begins January 10, 2011 and provides promising technology entrepreneurs the education and facilities to jump start their ideas into a business. The class will meet every Monday evening from 5:30-8:30 p.m. to discuss... more »
  • Ex-New Orleans tech chief pleads guilty in corruption case

    November 1, 2010 4:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The former technology chief for the City of New Orleans has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and filing a false tax return as part of a deal with prosecutors investigating an ongoing public corruption case. Greg Meffert entered the plea to one count of conspiracy and one count... more »
  • Plea expected in case involving ex-NOLA tech chief

    November 1, 2010 3:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors will hold a news conference at 4 p.m. Monday to discuss a public corruption case that reportedly involves former New Orleans technology chief Greg Meffert and his wife. The New Orleans Times Picayune cites unidentified sources saying Meffert has agreed in principle to a deal... more »
  • Former BR aide details crime camera system deal

    October 14, 2010 10:29 PM

    A former aide to Mayor Kip Holden said he sought out NetMethods, the company that installed crime cameras in Baton Rouge. Federal prosecutors said the owner of that company bribed the technology director in Baton Rouge to get his company the camera work. News 2's Ashley Rodrigue got answers... more »
  • Documents claim BR, Lafayette officials took bribes

    October 6, 2010 4:25 PM

    New documents in a federal case involving a crime camera business claim the owner paid thousands of dollars in kickbacks to technology coordinators in Baton Rouge and Lafayette. The documents allege that starting in 2006, Mark St. Pierre, the owner of NetMethods, “showered” Baton Rouge’s Director of Information Services,... more »
  • Video arraignments start in Grant Parish

    April 23, 2010 6:49 AM

    The Grant Parish Sheriff's Office says video arraignment technology will be used for defendants at the parish jail. Sheriff Baxter Welch says the system, supplemented by federal grant dollars, will be used for arraignment and bond hearings and will have an immediate positive impact on the judicial system. The new... more »
  • School board votes on proposed charter schools

    December 3, 2009 5:32 PM

    The East Baton Rouge School Board is set to vote on a proposal to open two new, technology-based charter schools. The Helix Network of Educational Choices is the nonprofit trying to open the schools. One would focus on art and digital media. The other would focus on science, technology,... more »

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