<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - business]]> http://gazette.com/rss/business Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:17:56 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Airline vet to lead Amtrak in a summer of repairs, reckoning]]> http://gazette.com/airline-vet-to-lead-amtrak-in-a-summer-of-repairs-reckoning/article/feed/472101?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/airline-vet-to-lead-amtrak-in-a-summer-of-repairs-reckoning/article/feed/472101?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — A decade after setting Delta Air Lines on a post-bankruptcy resurgence, the airline's former chairman and chief executive officer is taking on another transportation challenge: Amtrak.

The railroad on Monday named Richard Anderson as its top executive, putting a leader known for innovation and customer service in charge of a government operation struggling to keep up with congestion and crumbling infrastructure.

Anderson, a former Texas prosecutor, gained a reputation among Delta's rivals as brash and unrelenting, but he won employees' hearts with policies that encouraged them to speak up and challenge leadership's mistakes.

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]]> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:09:29 -0600 <![CDATA[The Latest: 3 CNN journalists resign over retracted story]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-3-cnn-journalists-resign-over-retracted-story/article/feed/472177?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-3-cnn-journalists-resign-over-retracted-story/article/feed/472177?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a retracted CNN story about a supposed investigation in a Donald Trump associated and the head of a Russian investment fund (all times local):

8 p.m.

CNN says it has accepted the resignations of three employees involved in a retracted story about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between an associate of President Donald Trump and the head of a Russian investment fund.

The story was posted Thursday on CNN's website. It was retracted the next night, and CNN apologized to Anthony Scaramucci, the Trump transition team member named in the story.

CNN said the story didn't meet its editorial standards.

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]]> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:06:37 -0600 <![CDATA[Pharmacy boss blamed for meningitis outbreak gets 9 years]]> http://gazette.com/pharmacy-boss-blamed-for-meningitis-outbreak-gets-9-years/article/feed/471932?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pharmacy-boss-blamed-for-meningitis-outbreak-gets-9-years/article/feed/471932?custom_click=rss

BOSTON (AP) — The co-owner of a pharmacy responsible for the deaths of 76 people was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison after he tearfully apologized to victims who described watching their loved ones die or enduring excruciating physical pain from a 2012 nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak caused by contaminated steroids.

"I am so sorry for your extraordinary losses," Barry Cadden said, wiping his eyes. "I am sorry for the whole range of suffering that resulted from my company's drugs."

The sentence was far less than more than a dozen victims asked for while making emotional victim impact statements to U.S. District Judge Richard Stearns. Many asked the judge to send the 50-year-old Cadden to prison for the rest of

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]]> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:02:55 -0600 <![CDATA[Budget office: Senate health bill adds 22 million uninsured]]> http://gazette.com/budget-office-senate-health-bill-adds-22-million-uninsured/article/feed/472097?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/budget-office-senate-health-bill-adds-22-million-uninsured/article/feed/472097?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Republican health care bill would leave 22 million more Americans uninsured in 2026 than under President Barack Obama's health care law, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Monday, complicating GOP leaders' hopes of pushing the plan through the chamber this week.

Minutes after the report's released, three GOP senators threatened to oppose a pivotal vote on the proposal this week, enough to sink it unless Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., can win them over. The bill will fail if just three of the 52 Republican senators oppose it, an event that would deal a humiliating blow to President Donald Trump and Senate leaders.

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]]> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:02:16 -0600 <![CDATA[Figures on government spending and debt]]> http://gazette.com/figures-on-government-spending-and-debt/article/feed/215?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/figures-on-government-spending-and-debt/article/feed/215?custom_click=rss WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt in millions of dollars. The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.

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Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:41:37 -0600
<![CDATA[Engineers use replica to pinpoint California dam repairs]]> http://gazette.com/engineers-use-replica-to-pinpoint-california-dam-repairs/article/feed/472010?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/engineers-use-replica-to-pinpoint-california-dam-repairs/article/feed/472010?custom_click=rss

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Inside a cavernous northern Utah warehouse, hydraulic engineers send water rushing down a replica of a section of a dam built out of wood, concrete and steel — trying to pinpoint what repairs will work best at the tallest dam in the U.S. for a spillway torn apart during heavy winter rains that triggered the evacuation of 200,000 people living downstream.

The sound of rushing water is deafening as Utah State University hydraulics engineering professor Michael Johnson kneels in front of a replica of an Oroville Dam spillway the size of a small house to examine one of two channels that run the width of the spillway to allow air into the water to prevent bubble formations that can damage the concrete spillway of

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]]> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:22:02 -0600 <![CDATA[The Latest: 3 GOP senators threaten to oppose health bill]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-3-gop-senators-threaten-to-oppose-health-bill/article/feed/472090?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-3-gop-senators-threaten-to-oppose-health-bill/article/feed/472090?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican legislation overhauling the Obama health care law (all times EDT):

7:15 p.m.

Threats of opposition from three Republican senators are casting doubt on whether GOP leaders have enough support to move ahead on the Senate health care bill.

The Senate has to hold a procedural vote to move forward, most likely on Wednesday.

Sen. Susan Collins of Maine tweeted after the Congressional Budget Office analysis on Monday that the Senate bill won't fix the flaws in the current bill. She says she will vote no on the "motion to proceed."

Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin says he has "a hard time believing I'll have enough information for me to support a motion to proceed this w

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]]> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:19:58 -0600 <![CDATA[Iridium says newly launched satellites are functioning well]]> http://gazette.com/iridium-says-newly-launched-satellites-are-functioning-well/article/feed/472167?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/iridium-says-newly-launched-satellites-are-functioning-well/article/feed/472167?custom_click=rss LOS ANGELES (AP) — Iridium Communications says its 10 new satellites launched from California during the weekend are functioning normally.

The McLean, Virginia-based company said Monday the satellites will undergo about 45 days of testing to ensure they can be integrated into its operational constellation that provides mobile voice and data communications around the globe.

Sunday's launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base carried the second batch of 10 satellites that are being used to replace Iridium's entire original fleet of satellites.

Iridium plans six more launches aboard SpaceX rockets to place a total of 75 new satellites into orbit, including nine spares.

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]]> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:09:13 -0600 <![CDATA[Get a Job Monday: Career up with Comfort Keepers]]> http://gazette.com/get-a-job-monday-career-up-with-comfort-keepers/article/1605924?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/get-a-job-monday-career-up-with-comfort-keepers/article/1605924?custom_click=rss

Here's a possible formula for your Colorado Springs career success. It includes enriching others, helping them make independent living possible and setting you up for a future career. The Gazette's Eric Singer introduces you to a representative from Comfort Keepers who can make it all happen. This is a family-owned company takes pride in getting to know and support their caregivers.

Comfort Keepers offers a comprehensive training program that includes 24/7 training online, paid training, flexible schedules and career growth opportunities.

Learn all about Comfort Keepers' benefits and why this could be a good fit for you in the Gazette's exclusive Get a Job Monday segment.

If you would like to apply with Comfort

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Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:07:49 -0600
<![CDATA[Rocket engine plant announced for Alabama by Bezos' company]]> http://gazette.com/rocket-engine-plant-announced-for-alabama-by-bezos-company/article/feed/472049?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rocket-engine-plant-announced-for-alabama-by-bezos-company/article/feed/472049?custom_click=rss HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A private spaceflight company owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos plans to build a powerful new rocket engine in Alabama for space flight, the company and state officials announced Monday.

Blue Origin President Robert Meyerson said his company is seeking a production contract with United Launch Alliance, a private company that provides satellite launches for the U.S. government and others. He said the company will locate a production factory for the BE-4 rocket engine in Huntsville upon a contract being signed. According to the company's website, the powerful BE-4 engine is designed to end dependence on Russian-built engines for launching payloads into space.

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]]> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:05:45 -0600 <![CDATA[Senate confirms nuclear chief Svinicki to new 5-year term]]> http://gazette.com/senate-confirms-nuclear-chief-svinicki-to-new-5-year-term/article/feed/472149?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/senate-confirms-nuclear-chief-svinicki-to-new-5-year-term/article/feed/472149?custom_click=rss WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Monday confirmed the chairwoman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to another five-year term on the panel.

President Donald Trump nominated Republican Kristine Svinicki for a new term last month.

Svinicki, a nuclear engineer, has served on the commission since 2008 and chaired it since January. She is expected to continue as chair.

The Senate confirmed her nomination, 88-9.

Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, called Svinicki knowledgeable and dedicated — and responsive to Congress. Since becoming a commissioner, Svinicki has testified 18 times before the Senate environment panel, he said.

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]]> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:55:15 -0600 <![CDATA[California big tunnels win early approval. Questions remain]]> http://gazette.com/california-big-tunnels-win-early-approval.-questions-remain/article/feed/472100?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/california-big-tunnels-win-early-approval.-questions-remain/article/feed/472100?custom_click=rss

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown won crucial early approval from federal wildlife officials Monday for his $16 billion proposal to re-engineer California's north-south water system, advancing his plan to build two giant tunnels to carry Northern California water to the south even though much about the project remains undetermined.

The National Marine Fisheries Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service gave their green light by finding that the project would not mean extinction for endangered and threatened native species of salmon and other fish.

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]]> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:39:55 -0600 <![CDATA[Jury pick starts in UN-bribery trial of Chinese billionaire]]> http://gazette.com/jury-pick-starts-in-un-bribery-trial-of-chinese-billionaire/article/feed/472086?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/jury-pick-starts-in-un-bribery-trial-of-chinese-billionaire/article/feed/472086?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — Jury selection began Monday in the New York criminal trial of a Chinese billionaire charged with trying to bribe United Nations diplomats to ease approval of a U.N. conference center.

Ng Lap Seng, 69, has pleaded not guilty to six charges, including conspiracy, since his arrest in September 2015 during a visit to the United States.

More than 100 prospective jurors were part of the selection process in Manhattan federal court that was to continue Tuesday. It was unclear when opening statements might occur.

U.S. District Judge Vernon S. Broderick told prospective jurors that the trial was likely to last four to six weeks.

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]]> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:32:01 -0600 <![CDATA[Senate Democrats: Boost domestic spending, not just defense]]> http://gazette.com/senate-democrats-boost-domestic-spending-not-just-defense/article/feed/472072?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/senate-democrats-boost-domestic-spending-not-just-defense/article/feed/472072?custom_click=rss WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats, whose support is needed to pass more than $1 trillion worth of Cabinet department budgets, are demanding that domestic agencies receive budget increases, not just the Pentagon.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and other top Democrats delivered the message in a letter to GOP leaders on Monday that also restated their opposition to President Donald Trump's promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The message came as lawmakers faced the return of automatic spending cuts commonly known as sequestration that were the lingering consequence of a 2011 budget deal.

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]]> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:31:51 -0600 <![CDATA[Business Highlights]]> http://gazette.com/business-highlights/article/feed/234?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/business-highlights/article/feed/234?custom_click=rss ___

'Like bombs': Bankrupt company's air bags still out there

Takata Corp. has filed for bankruptcy, brought down by a scandal involving defective air bags blamed for at least 16 deaths. But millions of the faulty devices are still out there, and it could take years to get them off the road. In the meantime, plaintiffs' lawyer Billie-Marie Morrison says they are "like bombs waiting to explode."


Budget office: Senate health bill adds 22 million uninsured

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Congressional Budget Office is estimating that the Senate Republican health care bill would leave 22 million more Americans uninsured in 2026 than under President Barack Obama's health care law.

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]]> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:48:45 -0600 <![CDATA[The Latest: Pharmacy boss must report to prison by Aug. 7]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-pharmacy-boss-must-report-to-prison-by-aug.-7/article/feed/472095?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-pharmacy-boss-must-report-to-prison-by-aug.-7/article/feed/472095?custom_click=rss

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing for a pharmacy co-founder convicted in a deadly 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak (all times local):

5:45 p.m.

The co-founder of a Massachusetts pharmacy sentenced to nine years in prison for a nationwide meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people and sickened hundreds more must report to prison by early August.

Barry Cadden was acquitted of second-degree murder charges under federal racketeering law but was convicted of conspiracy and fraud charges. He tearfully apologized on Monday.

Judge Richard stearns says Cadden has to report to a prison designated by the U.S. Bureau of Prisons by Aug. 7. Cadden will remain free on bond until then. The prison hasn't been chosen yet.

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]]> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:47:24 -0600 <![CDATA[Budget office: Senate health bill adds 22 million uninsured ]]> http://gazette.com/budget-office-senate-health-bill-adds-22-million-uninsured/article/1605949?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/budget-office-senate-health-bill-adds-22-million-uninsured/article/1605949?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON — The Senate Republican health care bill would leave 22 million more Americans uninsured in 2026 than under President Barack Obama's health care law, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Monday, complicating GOP leaders' hopes of pushing the plan through the chamber this week.

The CBO coverage estimates pose yet another problem for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who unveiled the legislation last Thursday. By Friday afternoon, he was facing public statements of opposition from five GOP senators — three more defections than he can afford and still win approval for the legislation over united Democratic opposition.

Other Republican senators have expressed concerns.

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Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:26:21 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Movers & Shakers: Robin Patterson and Kristie L. Bender]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-movers-shakers-robin-patterson-and-kristie-l.-bender/article/1605946?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-movers-shakers-robin-patterson-and-kristie-l.-bender/article/1605946?custom_click=rss

Robin Patterson and Kristie L. Bender have joined the board of directors of the Southern Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce. Patterson is director of community relations for The Springs Funeral Services and Bender is formerly market president for Midland State Bank in Colorado Springs.

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Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:03:32 -0600
<![CDATA[CEO of largest Colorado credit union retiring in October]]> http://gazette.com/ceo-of-largest-colorado-credit-union-retiring-in-october/article/1605940?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ceo-of-largest-colorado-credit-union-retiring-in-october/article/1605940?custom_click=rss

Randy Bernstein will retire Oct. 3 after three years as CEO of Ent Credit Union and will be replaced by Chad Graves, an Ent executive since 1999 who is now senior executive vice president of operations and technology.

Bernstein, 65, said Monday that he told Ent board members in July he planned to retire in October and has been mentoring Graves, 44, since then as part of succession plan the board asked him to put in place.

Ent is Colorado's largest credit union and southern Colorado's biggest financial institution with $4.9 billion in assets, 289,000 members and 700 employees in 28 branches along the Front Range.

"After 40 years in the credit union industry it is time to call it quits," Bernstein said.

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Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:40:56 -0600
<![CDATA[Metro Denver company buying Peoples Bank of Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/metro-denver-company-buying-peoples-bank-of-colorado-springs/article/1605929?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/metro-denver-company-buying-peoples-bank-of-colorado-springs/article/1605929?custom_click=rss

The parent company of Colorado Springs-based Peoples Bank announced Monday it has agreed to be acquired by Greenwood Village-based National Bank Holdings Corp. in a $143 million deal that will give it control of one of the largest mortgage lenders in the Colorado Springs area.

Peoples Bank is the one of the largest banks in the Springs area with assets totaling $376.2 million in six offices as of March 31, according to data from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. The transaction also includes a second affiliated bank in Kansas with assets totaling $490.1 million in 12 offices in Kansas and New Mexico and must still be approved by federal and state regulators in Colorado and Kansas.

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Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:07:43 -0600
<![CDATA[El Paso County modernizing its digital presence]]> http://gazette.com/el-paso-county-modernizing-its-digital-presence/article/1605896?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/el-paso-county-modernizing-its-digital-presence/article/1605896?custom_click=rss

Report potholes, reserve park pavilions or make other requests on a smartphone app - and receive feedback from county officials.

El Paso County spokesman Dave Rose says that the eventual goal. But the county's first to-do item on its digital presence agenda is to revamp and reorganize its website, which officials say is host to loads of helpful information for citizens but difficult to navigate.

The county moved forward with the improvements last week, when commissioners approved a $135,000 contract with local software development company Ideavise, Inc., which will help build the new site and migrate data from the old one.

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Mon, 26 Jun 2017 07:12:55 -0600
<![CDATA[You have to be over 55 years old to work for this tech start-up]]> http://gazette.com/you-have-to-be-over-55-years-old-to-work-for-this-tech-start-up/article/1605894?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/you-have-to-be-over-55-years-old-to-work-for-this-tech-start-up/article/1605894?custom_click=rss

South Korea's EverYoung, a technology services firm based in downtown Seoul, is always looking for good employees. But sorry, millennials, you need not apply. You're not wanted.

Only people older than 55 are considered for employment.

"If seniors are working even after retirement, and being globally competitive, then it will be a good solution to our future social problems," the company's founder, Chung Eunsung, said in a Telegraph report. Eunsung started his company specifically to take on South Korea's business culture that favors the young.

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Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:32:15 -0600
<![CDATA[As Apple Music grows, it wants to pay labels less]]> http://gazette.com/as-apple-music-grows-it-wants-to-pay-labels-less/article/1605892?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/as-apple-music-grows-it-wants-to-pay-labels-less/article/1605892?custom_click=rss

In the two years since its release, Apple Music has been gunning for Spotify's top spot atop the music streaming world, playing the upstart as it rushes to occupy territory as an ambitious, new competitor.

It's made some important strides. Apple has aggressively converted 27 million subscribers, and has bolstered its catalog with exclusive online television. And in yet another sign of Apple's momentum, the company is said to be renegotiating its deals with record labels, offering a smaller cut on the promise it will continue to deliver ever more eager listeners.

Given that progress, what is the number two streaming player doing hawking its service on daily deals site Groupon alongside coupons for cargo shorts and couples's

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Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:29:58 -0600
<![CDATA[Indian women prompt change in Facebook photo security]]> http://gazette.com/indian-women-prompt-change-in-facebook-photo-security/article/1605893?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/indian-women-prompt-change-in-facebook-photo-security/article/1605893?custom_click=rss

Scroll through an Indian person's friends list, and you'll see many people using images of sunsets, flowers or Bollywood stars as their profile pictures. The reason, Facebook says, is because many Indian users, especially women, are deeply concerned about safety online.

Now, the social media giant is piloting a new tool to help secure uploaded images, measures that could soon be rolled out to other countries.

Facebook's new profile picture guard will make it more difficult for others to download your images, prevent unknown users from tagging themselves in your profile photo, and even attempt to prevent people taking images of your profile. A blue border around pictures and a shield sign will signal that safety measures are

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Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:27:04 -0600
<![CDATA[Next iPhone could have a lot in common with Google Glass]]> http://gazette.com/next-iphone-could-have-a-lot-in-common-with-google-glass/article/1605891?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/next-iphone-could-have-a-lot-in-common-with-google-glass/article/1605891?custom_click=rss

Augmented reality is one of Apple's big new areas of focus, which it highlighted earlier this month at its Worldwide Developers Conference. But how will Apple use AR, which involves using a screen to overlay digital objects onto the real world? A new report from UBS Securities analyst Steven Milunovich raises some interesting possibilities.

Apple has already shown at what AR can do - by demonstrating how to use an iPhone to overlay an interactive game board on a real table, for example. But Milunovich suggested 10 additional applications for Apple's AR play, including some we've already seen come to life, such as games and retail.

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]]> Sun, 25 Jun 2017 14:25:10 -0600 <![CDATA[Tech Q&A: How to replace or erase a hard drive]]> http://gazette.com/tech-qa-how-to-replace-or-erase-a-hard-drive/article/1605890?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/tech-qa-how-to-replace-or-erase-a-hard-drive/article/1605890?custom_click=rss Question: Microsoft told me that I need a new hard drive for my Windows 7 laptop. Should I buy a new hard drive or a new computer? I don't want Windows 10.

- Alicia Vidal, West Miami, Fla.

Answer: Buy a new hard drive. It will cost $40 to $60 plus the labor to install it, which is cheaper than purchasing a new computer. And it would be hard for you to find a new PC that doesn't come with Windows 10.

I recommend that a repair shop replace the drive. Once done, there are two ways to install Windows 7 on it.

If the current hard drive is still functioning, the shop may be able to make a "system image" of it and transfer that to the new hard drive. The system image would include both Windows 7 and any data that's on

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]]> Sun, 25 Jun 2017 14:25:09 -0600 <![CDATA[Tech review: Aukey mechanical keyboard brings a dance party to your desktop]]> http://gazette.com/tech-review-aukey-mechanical-keyboard-brings-a-dance-party-to-your-desktop/article/1605889?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/tech-review-aukey-mechanical-keyboard-brings-a-dance-party-to-your-desktop/article/1605889?custom_click=rss

Some people like typing on a good old clickity-clack keyboard.

You remember those? They were, most likely, the kind you used with your first computer or maybe even in a typing class.

The keys are tall and they make a very distinctive sound when you type.

Most keyboards today - either built into laptops or sold with desktops - are thinner and quieter, with not much travel when you press the buttons.

I have to admit, I can type pretty fast on these new keyboards, but there is a certain subset of computer users who long for the good old keyboards of the 1990s. They miss the feel and the sound.

So I've noticed a resurgence of old-school mechanical keyboards - most of them fairly expensive ($100 or more).

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]]> Sun, 25 Jun 2017 14:25:07 -0600 <![CDATA[Facebook's Oculus fights sales ban for virtual-reality headset]]> http://gazette.com/facebooks-oculus-fights-sales-ban-for-virtual-reality-headset/article/1605888?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/facebooks-oculus-fights-sales-ban-for-virtual-reality-headset/article/1605888?custom_click=rss Facebook wants a federal judge to let it continue sales of its virtual-reality headsets even though a jury said the social-media giant's Oculus unit stole another company's computer code.

ZeniMax Media's request for a court order blocking sales of unspecified models of the Oculus Rift, which is priced at $600 with controllers, follows a $500 million verdict in February over claims that Oculus and some of its executives purloined proprietary information when they designed the headset prototype.

Facebook bought Oculus in 2014 for $2 billion. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said that the company's bet on virtual reality as the next big computing platform will take years to pay off. Currently, the headsets are mostly popular among video

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]]> Sun, 25 Jun 2017 14:25:06 -0600 <![CDATA[Lost your controller? Nintendo Switch has you covered]]> http://gazette.com/lost-your-controller-nintendo-switch-has-you-covered/article/1605887?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/lost-your-controller-nintendo-switch-has-you-covered/article/1605887?custom_click=rss

Nintendo's Switch console got a substantial software update that literally helps it keep its act together.

The portable console has detachable controllers - two adjectives that are essentially code for "easy to lose." With the new Switch update, users will now be able to use the main console to make the controllers vibrate, letting you know where you left them after that last heated bout of MarioKart. Finding them could save you $80, after all.

The update also makes some additional adjustments to the console, including a smarter storage system that will sense when the console is out of room and will suggest which things you can delete to make the space for whatever you're downloading.

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]]> Sun, 25 Jun 2017 14:25:01 -0600 <![CDATA[UberEATS and other services delivering in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/ubereats-and-other-services-delivering-in-colorado-springs/article/1605836?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ubereats-and-other-services-delivering-in-colorado-springs/article/1605836?custom_click=rss

Hungry? Kitchen cupboard bare?

There are an increasing number of reasons to never cook another meal or go grocery shopping - and they're as close as your pocket.

UberEATS, Grubhub, Instacart and other delivery services are expanding into Colorado Springs, allowing diners to use their mobile phones, tablets and computers to have restaurant meals delivered to their homes or businesses. Homeowners, meanwhile, can skip shopping trips and long lines in favor of having groceries brought to their front doors.

Some Springs-area restaurants, national eateries and grocery chains have begun tapping into the services - hoping to reach more customers and respond to consumers' desire for greater convenience.

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Sun, 25 Jun 2017 10:52:51 -0600