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More than three-quarters of Americans older than 60 have some kind of hearing loss, but only a fraction use technology that would help them talk on the phone or understand a conversation at dinner.

Hearing aids are expensive, and they’re not covered by Medicare or many private insurance plans.

“I’m not sure people realize how expensive they are,” says Betty Hauck, 72, whose hearing aids cost $5,600.

Entrepreneur Megan Smith Talks The Future Of Tech

Apr 12, 2018
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Award-winning tech entrepreneur, engineer and evangelist Megan Smith served as the chief technology officer of the United States under President Barack Obama for three years. She was the first female to serve in that role. Prior to that, Smith was a vice president of new business development at Google. Today, she's CEO of Shift7, and continues her efforts to get people to understand that technology is the key to the future, and attract young people to careers in technology and engineering.

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One of the oldest colleges of pharmacy in the U.S., UC's The James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, is now among the most technologically advanced. Thursday afternoon the University of Cincinnati will showcase its newly redesigned Kowalewski Hall complete with a simulated hospital pharmacy and drugstore, interactive lecture hall and an in-house computer repair shop.

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In her latest book, "Lost Science: Astonishing Tales of Forgotten Genius," popular science writer Kitty Ferguson uncovers the stories of scientists and their achievements that have been all but ignored in scientific literature.

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On July 12 Cincinnati Public Radio introduces a new podcast, "Looking Up," with the Cincinnati Observatory's Dean Regas and Anna Hehman. The first podcast created exclusively by Cincinnati Public Radio separate from its on-air programming, "Looking Up" will cover the latest astronomical discoveries, science and technology, and interesting facts about the stars and planets, all in a fun, down to Earth way.

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Kenton County, already busy cranking out start-up technology companies in Covington, is ramping up efforts to increase its tech footprint.

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Sixteen years ago, after retiring as a math teacher, Linda Neenan founded iSPACE, The STEM Learning Place. The non-profit provides engaging Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs to schools, families and the community.

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As technology progresses into many facets of life, it makes sense that advanced technology is being used to help those with physical, auditory, visual and other disabilities. 

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While traditional Christmas gifts are still in demand –- clothes, toys, jewelry, Big Mouth Billy Bass  & more -people are giving, and hoping to get, tech gifts this year.

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According to the National Science + Math Initiative, only 44 percent of U.S. high school graduates are ready for college-level math and 36 percent are ready for college-level science. 

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Many cable companies, including Time Warner, are dropping their analog service for older televisions and going exclusively to digital delivery service. So what's behind the changeover and how will cable subscribers adapt to it? Is this a good time to cut the cord?

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Thirty years ago, the movie Back to the Future Part II predicted that by October 21, 2015, we would be getting around on hover boards. Well, here we are, and while we now have Segways and the technology for self-driving cars, there are still no hover boards in children's closets.

Miami University's 2014 Kinetics Festival featured something close. Students created a saucer-shaped hovercraft that could hold up to 250 pounds. WVXU's Tana Weingartner spoke with Tim Cameron, Miami University professor and chair of mechanical and manufacturing engineering, about when we might actually see real hover boards.

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This white van, equipped with high-tech equipment just spent three weeks mapping 940 miles of Cincinnati streets. The data it collected will help the city prioritize street resurfacing projects.

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Many of veterinarian Dr. Bob Biederman's clientele are millennials and Gen Xers who live downtown. Often  they are the first to buy new pet technology.

  The ever-increasing volume of information produced each day that touches virtually every aspect of our lives demands a continued supply of trained professionals to properly manage how that information is processed, stored, distributed and protected. A recent survey showed information technology hiring will increase up to 26% this year.

  Many people think that, as a group, seniors -those over 65 - don't use or even understand new technologies. But according to a study conducted by Link-age, a research company focusing on the aging population, that perception is far from accurate. The study found that more than 80% of seniors actively use technology to access information or connect with family and friends.

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  A long, long time ago, the only technology a student needed for school was a calculator. Now school districts across the country are equipping students with smart tablets or laptops, deemed as vital to learning today as pencil and paper, if not more so. Technology is quickly changing how we look at education, as well as many other aspects of life, from communicating with others to staying healthy to controlling our homes.

  Of the 15 companies that have been helped by UpTech, the Northern Kentucky business accelerator, over the last two years, 13 are still in operation. That is a great track record when you consider that half of all new-business startups fail. UpTech, which focuses on informatics and new ways to process, store, retrieve and use data, recently named the semi-finalists in its third class of entrepreneurs.

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Facebook, Twitter, Linked-in, Instagram, Google+, are just some of the most popular social networking services in use today, by people reaching out to families and friends, and by businesses and organizations using it to connect with current and find new customers and patrons. Solution Architect and Partner at Definity Partners, LLC, Dave Hatter, and Chris Brewer, chief consulting officer of Zavoodi.com., discuss the latest trends in social media services.

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Buy a computer, smart phone or tablet on Monday, and a newer model comes out on Friday. Or so it seems in the fast-moving world of technology. What to buy and when to buy it, what’s the best device for your needs, and what new high-tech toy is worth your hard-earned dollars? Find out, as the Consumer Electronics Association’s “Digital Answer Man,” Jim Barry, joins us to share the latest in high-tech products and trends.

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NPR is reporting Friday on a new study suggesting the gap between men and women in technology fields could be related the a lack of high school girls taking physics classes or living in communities that don't have a lot of females in tech-related jobs.

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The NMR 850 mhz is in full use in the basement of Hughes Laboratories at Miami University. The most recent experiment using this powerful magnet, one of the strongest in the world, aims to discover signs of pancreatic cancer earlier. Ann Thompson reports in "Focus on Technology."


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The first step in developing a Tricorder device may only be a few years away. UC researcher Jason Heikenfeld is testing his band-aid like patch. With just a few drops of sweat, it will monitor health and diagnose disease on people and in the lab using artificial skin that mimics sweat. Ann Thompson reports in "Focus on Technology."

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BioLOGIC, Covington's life sciences accelerator, is expanding. Not only do city leaders hope to fill the space but they are counting on the bright ideas and talented workforce to help lure other life science companies to the area. Ann Thompson reports in "Focus on Technology."


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Interest in "smart guns," using biometrics and radio frequency technology, has rebounded following recent gun violence. President Obama has included them as part of his plan to reduce such mass shootings. Who makes these guns? How do they work? And will they catch on? Ann Thompson reports in "Focus on Technology."


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The 4 billion dollar coronary stent market is about to get bigger. Bioresorbable stents are performing well, giving patients and doctors more options. Cincinnati's Christ Hospital is the lead hospital in a national study. Ann Thompson reports how Absorb™ works and what it could mean for the market.


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