Category Archives: Technology

How much is your Twitter account worth?

Twitter made its big debut in the stock market world on Thursday closing at $44.90 a share, which according to USA Today, that makes the company’s value at more than $31 billion. As with any other social network site, it … Continue reading

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Did you upgrade?

Apple made iOS 7 available on Wednesday to iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users as a FREE software update. The new software comes with more than 200 new features including iTune radio and a revamped look for the control center. … Continue reading

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Apple to unveil two new iPhones

Apple is set to meet Tuesday at its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. to reveal a new iPhone with a faster processor, along with a another model that will be sold at a lower cost, according to an article in The … Continue reading

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Do you know this woman?

If so, you might try explaining to her the implications of allowing selfie pictures from the iPad she stole to end up in the owner’s cloud. Allen Engstrom, of North Little Rock, was en-route from Phoenix to Denver when he … Continue reading

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Twitter bomb attempts to push Johnson into debates

A new trend is splashed across millions of Twitter feeds today in an effort to push the powers that be to allow Gov. Gary Johnson, who is running under the Libertarian flag, to be allowed to debate alongside Barack Obama … Continue reading

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MCSA stats stack up well against state, nation

Even recent controversy involving the acceptance of a major health care insurer doesn’t overshadow the numbers the Medical Center of South Arkansas puts up against the state and nation on hospitalcompare.hhs.gov for quality of care. Hospitalcompare.hhs.gov, a hospital quality of … Continue reading

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Southwestern optimistic about second well

After delving into the reasons to oppose the proposed 2 percent increase to the state’s natural gas severance tax, a representative of Southwestern Energy Company briefly updated goings-on in the Lower Smackover Brown Dense formation. Though he’s obligated to keep … Continue reading

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Well measurements follow aquifer “stress” test

On any given day of the week taking a walk with Ginger Risinger and Phillis Young might involve jumping ditches, wading through muddy streams or four-wheeling to obscure locations. Fortunately, my venture Thursday morning to learn more about how the … Continue reading

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Big names go black to protest PIPA/SOPA legislation

True to their word a number of big name web giants have blacked out their sites for the day, joining thousands of worldwide protests concerned that federal attempts to lock down on piracy could have unreasonable backlash for responsible online … Continue reading

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Federal board recommends full cell ban while driving

The National Transportation Safety Board recommended today a federal ban on all cell phone use, including hands-free devices, while driving — a step further than any state has yet opted to take. Citing distracted driving many drivers enjoy while idly … Continue reading

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Cores reveal brittle, frac-able rock in Smackover’s Brown Dense

Though minimal success was reaped in other areas, Southwestern Energy Co., believes it has a good chance of yielding untouched minerals beneath the former Smackover Field by employing an unconventional method of drilling to the recently-discovered “brittle” rock. In a … Continue reading

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Lobbying group throws accusations at Amazon

Amazon may have taken Overstock’s lead and pulled out of Arkansas, but it looks like Arkansans aren’t having it as a small lobbying group fired back on the Internet giants claiming that they were merely trying to avoid paying taxes. … Continue reading

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Therma-Flite is a go!

Last night the El Dorado City Council gave the final go ahead for Therma-Flite to come into the community by blessing a contract in which the county will donate 16.55 acres of the land, the city will build the building’s … Continue reading

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With little fanfare, Shaq announces retirement

After years in the spotlight as one of the biggest (and I do mean that literally) basketball stars, Shaquille O’Neal announced his decision to retire with little fanfare in a 16-second video posted to twitter Wednesday afternoon. “We did it, … Continue reading

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Two political blogs bit the dust this weekend

Two of Arkansas’ politically-oriented content-sharing blogs were pulled down over the weekend, one without further explanation, and the other following a controversy involving a Freedom of Information Act request. Hard-left-leaning Blue Hog Report faced a FOIA request by the Republican … Continue reading

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