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DeSantis accuses YouTube of censorship for removing video labeled as misinformation.
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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis accused YouTube of censorship Monday for removing an earlier video in which he and some public health experts spread what YouTube has labeled as misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic. 

Governor Ron DeSantis, alongside FSCJ's president, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry, and other officials annoncing the Northeast Florida FinTech Initiative.
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday announced a $3.6 million grant-funded initiative to increase the size of the financial technology workforce in Northeast Florida.

Skyline photo: RYAN KETTERMAN / VISIT JACKSONVILLE, 5G graphic: Nicosariego / Wikimedia Commons

This week AT&T announced Jacksonville will be one of five additional cities in the U.S. to get its next-generation 5G before the end of the year.

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You might not think Jacksonville’s medical community could get excited about a smartwatch but you’d be wrong.

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The Duval County school district is continuing to prioritize technology this upcoming school year.

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The future of spinal injury therapy is now and in Jacksonville. Brooks Rehabilitation hospital announced Friday that it’s the first in the country to offer a new kind of robotic treatment.

Duval Schools Funding Dilemma: Keeping Up With Technology

Feb 21, 2017
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Duval County Public Schools are facing a budget shortfall for replacing outdated or broken computers.

Current projections show the district will be able to provide just one computer for every 2.5 students by the year 2020.


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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump visits Jacksonville Wednesday night for a campaign rally at Veterans Memorial Arena.

Trump’s return to the First Coast comes on the heels of a series of controversies and withering scrutiny over his comments about the family of a slain soldier, the issue of workplace harassment, and more.

Uber app on screen
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Discussion over how to regulate ride-for-hire companies continues here in North Florida and across the nation.

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More than 200 web developers and technology professionals will be in St. Augustine to hear from local and national tech experts during the Ancient City Ruby Conference, which runs April 6-8 at the Casa Monica Hotel.

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Three Northeast Florida high-school students are among the 1,500 finalists at this year’s Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, happening now in Pittsburgh.

Organizers say the fair is the world’s largest pre-college science competition. Young scientists and engineers from more than 75 countries are competing for more than $4 million dollars in awards and scholarships.

Among those students is Carly Crump, a senior at Episcopal School of Jacksonville. Her research in the microbiology category is on dengue viruses.

Another day, another Facebook-makes-us-sadder study. This time, it's from the University of Missouri, and it comes with a key caveat: Facebook can make us sadder, the researchers find, but only if you're using it to lurk from afar — to check on how an old acquaintance is doing, for example, without actually engaging that person with "likes" or comments.

Casio

Charles asks, "My smartphone (a Casio G'zOne) displayed a warning yesterday saying that it had a virus. I didn't do anything as I've been told the warning is the actual virus. How can I tell if the phone has virus protection installed? If not, can I download it for the phone?"

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Brady asks, "What's the best way to protect my electronics from lightning? Should I always unplug them? How can I tell if lightning has ruined my stuff?"

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An extra $18 million in Duval Schools capital funding could go toward saving one of the district's flagship initiatives and propelling several dozen other new projects.

Superintendent Nikolai Vitti told school board members Thursday that the millions in surplus capital dollars surfaced during a recent internal audit.

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Imagine being able to get an up-close look at one of Florida’s reefs without having to get wet.

U.S. government scientists are in the Florida Keys this week learning to use underwater cameras to take rotating 360-degree panoramic shots of the reefs there.

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An astounding and scary cyber-security breach is rocking the Internet.

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Ryan Seashore starts off every CodeNow workshop with a simple request — write out step-by-step instructions for making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

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A local organization is getting a big nod from Google.

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The Tech Coast Conference, a collaborative effort to highlight the skilled talent pool, companies and emerging trends in the First Coast tech community, is coming up.

Code on the Beach

Your chance to learn code with your toes in the sand is coming back to Jax this summer.

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Florida schools are in the middle of a high-tech transformation.

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In a move toward another big change in the district, the school board took the first step toward a multi-million dollar effort to boot up technology in schools across the district this week.

Google

From a brand new visual design to wearable computers, Google is introduced it's vision for 2014 and beyond in San Francisco last week.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Sam Scavella, Verizon, and Brent Greer are in the headlines today.

Apple

The next versions of Apple’s iOS and OS X were unveiled Monday at the company's 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.

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Ocoee High School just west of Orlando opened less than a decade ago. But technology-wise, the 2,300-student school is already obsolete.

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The recent One Spark crowdfunding festival brought into sharp focus an emerging industry on the First Coast — tech startups.

Another week in tech is wrapping up with talk of another multi-billion dollar buy. Let's get to it with our roundup, starting with the ICYMI section, which features stories we've been telling on air and online, the Big Conversations in tech and closing with our Curiosities — other fun links you should see.

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There’s a gigantic rusty-red and cream colored building on the side of Union Street. It has multiple entrances, one of which leads up a concrete staircase to the door of a facility called JaxHax.

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