Technology

A pair of Barberton High School students test their virtual reality technology.
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Teachers and professors have been working for decades to integrate the latest technologies from computers to laptops to tablets for reading electronic textbooks. Now immersive technology is being tested for application in the classroom.

Supporters say it could change the face of education, but only if educations can push students beyond the exhilaration of a virtual world and into real-life learning.

A 28-year-old man who allegedly hacked into thousands of computers to watch and listen to users has been indicted in Ohio. Federal prosecutors say Phillip Durachinsky created malware that enabled him to remotely access and turn on the cameras and microphones of computers.

Any teacher will tell you, class has never been the same since kids started coming to school with cellphones. Ancient Roman history will pretty much never win the day when competing with Snapchat and Instagram.

And sneaky as kids think they are, teachers know exactly what's going on when students look up with those zombie stares and constantly ask: "Can you say that again?"

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A Cleveland company got a big boost in its plans to develop an app to help those who are recovering from addiction.

Bitcoin enthusiasts took what could be the first step Tuesday toward teaching some Tri-state residents about cryptocurrency. CPROP co-founder Adam Koehler and organizer of the "Day for Crypto Conference" hopes this helps position the area as an expert in this technology.

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Central Ohio may be investing heavily in driverless trucks, buses and cars, but the Columbus bus drivers’ union says autonomous buses shouldn't run without staff onboard.

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Around 60 Central Ohio students will come to Columbus State Community College for "capture the flag" on Friday. But it's not like the schoolyard game many kids are used to - rather, it's a cyber security challenge that organizers hope will energize students to join the growing field.

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The final bell rings, and ten students at Franklinton Prep Academy down their ham-and-cheese sandwiches. When they're done eating, they pick up their Chromebooks and choose a desk.  

Marte’a Cunningham, a junior at Franklinton Prep, says it's been a while since she remembers exploring technology at school.

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Do you need a gas-friendly commuter car during the week and a pickup truck for weekend projects, but you don’t want to own both?

That’s the target demographic for Drive Germain, a new app-based car subscription service launched by Germain Automotive Group this week.

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In the wake of our nationwide opioid epidemic, scientists explain how addiction manifests in adults and complicates the lives of infants born from drug abusing parents. Then, a look at emerging technologies that will make diabetes screening easier, safer, and eliminate the need to draw blood.

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