JCSD9 Recognized for Technology Use

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — A local school district and it’s superintendent will be nationally recognized at the National Connected Superintendents Summit on Wednesday. Superintendent Cynda Rickert with Jackson County School District 9 will attend the Summit at the White House. The district was selected as one of a 100 across the country to be recognized … Continue reading »

Students Seeking Technology For School

MEDFORD, Ore. — People are out and about this Labor Day getting in some last minute back to school shopping done. This year, 37 percent of people at least are browsing online for back to school shopping, according the National Retail Federation, which is more than ever before. Connecting Point in Medford said they are … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports: No-Touch Screens

YONKERS, N. J. — Computer technology has come a long way; touch screens are now just about everywhere. Now, there are some you don’t even have to touch. Already in today’s living rooms there are games you can control by moving your hands, TVs that work with a wave and some smart phones you can … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports: Smart Homes

YONKERS, NJ. — Consumer Reports has been testing Wi-Fi-connected devices, including lighting systems, electronic door locks, smart thermostats, generators, and smart ranges and wall ovens. Consumer Reports tester Celia Kuperszmid Lehrman says “What really gets your attention with these products is their cool features. So we’re testing those features, but we also want to make … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports: Smart Watches

YONKERS, NY — Consumer Reports says the next big technology trend will be smart watches, which are similar to smart phones. They connect wirelessly to your phone or tablet and run loads of apps that can monitor fitness … or control the music on your phone. They also notify you when calls, texts and instant … Continue reading »

Oregon Musician Invents Music Technology

EUGENE, Ore. — A local music teacher is bringing new technology and possibilities to the way people make music. With an instrument and computer the new technology called Emotion is expanding the sound and visuals of music performance. It allows musicians to expand their skill set just by using small wireless transmitters. By day Chet … Continue reading »

Crews Use Thermal Cameras for Hot Spots

NEAR WOLF CREEK, Ore. — Burnouts are working to contain one of the largest wildland fires in southwest Oregon but the threat is not over. Fire crews are monitoring the Douglas Complex with thermal cameras. NewsWatch 12 followed a three-person crew Friday night. They say helicopters can check for hot spots but their work is a bit … Continue reading »

Gun App to Control Trigger Safety

MEDFORD, Ore. — Gun owners will soon be able to control the trigger safety on their firearm through their phone. A California-based company, Yardarm, is developing software where people can remotely engage or disengage the trigger safety. The company says inside the gun is a processor, sensor and SIM card, similar to a phone. Through … Continue reading »