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May 13, 2019

IN THE NEWS: KID TECH WIZARDS HELPING SCHOOLS MAINTAIN GEAR

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Some school officials are finally learning the lesson: there are many kids who are smarter than adults when it comes to making technology work. In Buffalo, New York, public school leaders are pressing youngsters into service to help troubleshoot problems with technology. For example, one teacher was able to enlist an 11-year-old student to get a reading app working on all her classroom iPads. Some pre-teen techs have been authorized to visit an Apple store to learn technical support _ then set up support desks at their schools. Buffalo school officials say it makes sense for youngsters who’ve grown up with technology to be used to solve hardware and software problems, like cracked screens, stuck keys and freeze-ups.

IN THE NEWS: DRONE JAMMING

MIAMI (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says a company working with Miami police may have violated laws when it prevented drones from flying over a recent musical festival. Police had invited a company to demonstrate how to jam drone signals _ and had the firm use the technology over the Ultra electronic music festival in March. After seeing reports about the testing at the time, the Federal Aviation Authority told police this was likely against federal law _ and ordered the jamming stopped. The incident reflects how evolving rules are sometimes unclear _ or not yet widely known _ when it comes to the use of drones.

ON THE WEB: UBER IPO

CYBERSPACE (AP) — Turns out a lot of investors didn’t believe the hype when it came to the Uber IPO. And that is raising concerns about whether ride-hailing services will be able to ever turn a profit. Uber stock traded at $42 a share on Friday _ nearly 7% below its IPO price of $45. Despite the rocky debut, Uber’s CEO says he’s satisfied with the IPO, nothing it did raise $8.1 billion _ money that can be funneled into its future growth plans.

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by Oscar Wells Gabriel II

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