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Monday, 09 November 2015 19:23

U.S. Cellular to host free device workshop

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BANGOR With 64-percent of Americans using smartphones today, according to the PEW Research Center, giving the gift of apps and accessories for today's mobile devices is easy. Often the best gifts are those that complement what people already love and do. Whether you have a gamer on your list, a cook, a music lover, a small business owner, book lover, a DIYer, or sports fanatic, there is something for everyone.

According to the U.S. Cellular Better Moments Survey, nearly one third of smartphone owners said they have watched TV on their phone, one in five said they have read a book on their phone, 36-percent play or download music at least once a day, and more and more smartphone owners (17-percent) are using their phone as a remote control for their car, home security system, or thermostat. Bluetooth headsets, car chargers, colorful cases or a new smartphone, make great gifts to help families and friends stay connected through calls, emails, texts, video chatting and social media.

BANGOR With the advent of new streaming services and increased smartphone capabilities, playing your favorite music on your device, in your car or remotely through your home speaker system can be all easily done through your phone.

Nearly half of smartphone owners said they have listened to music on their phone, over 40 percent have streamed music and more than a third have downloaded songs or a complete album to their device. Are you interested in using your phone as a mobile jukebox, or are you looking for more information on how to get more out of your device?

BANGOR - Penobscot Theatre Company recently installed a state-of-the-art assistive listening system staff describe as a game-changer for many patrons. With personal transmitters and radio wave technology, patrons who are hard of hearing may now sit anywhere in the house and fully enjoy the show.

"Accessibility is a priority and our old assistive listening devices were increasingly problematic," said Production Manager Bob Rogers. "The new system includes a stationary transmitter that connects to our main sound system, so we can now broadcast a high-quality audio signal to users' receivers. They can listen through the ear buds provided or through their hearing aids." The devices are available at the box office upon request.

"We're working constantly to improve our audience's experience," said Producing Artistic Director Bari Newport, "and we invested heavily in our sound system this year, a crucial component. Each season is a blend of rich musicals and dramatic works with layers of intricate sound, and we don't want our patrons to miss a beat!"

For more information about the theatre's 2015-2016 season, educational programs and special productions, visit the theatre's website www.penobscottheatre.org.

Monday, 28 September 2015 18:53

Townsquare Media hosts web strategy luncheon

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BANGOR Townsquare Media, Bangor will host a free internet marketing 'lunch and learn' on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at Season's Restaurant on Main Street in Bangor from 11:30 a.m. to 1p.m.

The web strategy session will help local businesses maximize their web presence, covering topics such as how to get a website found online, why a businesses needs to mobile optimize its website and how to develop a strong social media presence.

ORONO Using a popular video game to immerse rural Maine students in computer science and math concepts is the focus of a three-year, $2 million research project being led by University of Maine researchers.

Bruce Segee, the Henry R. and Grace V. Butler professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UMaine, is leading the project that aims to advance efforts of the National Science Foundation's Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers program to better understand and promote practices to increase the likelihood that students will gain important skills and ultimately pursue careers in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM).

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 20:09

EMMC Cancer Care wins Innovator Award

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BREWER Recently, EMMC Cancer Care received the 2015 Innovator Award from the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) for using technology to improve the patient experience. Those in need of cancer treatment often spend several hours seeing many different providers. EMMC Cancer Care uses a real-time location system to pinpoint the exact location of patients, family members and staff through the use of small badges, thereby coordinating their care more efficiently.

The Lafayette Family Cancer Center in Brewer occupies 135,000 square feet and is larger than a football field. With any facility of this size, navigation can be a challenge. Since the three-story building opened in 2009, EMMC Cancer Care has decreased patient wait times and streamlined the chemotherapy and pharmacy process for patients. The location system improves quality care and patient satisfaction by letting staff know each step in the patient's treatment, and even prompts caregivers to check on a patient who has waited for 20 minutes with updates on the process.

Monday, 21 September 2015 11:26

EMMC Cancer Care wins Innovator Award

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BREWER Recently, EMMC Cancer Care received the 2015 Innovator Award from the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) for using technology to improve the patient experience. Those in need of cancer treatment often spend several hours seeing many different providers. EMMC Cancer Care uses a real-time location system to pinpoint the exact location of patients, family members and staff through the use of small badges, thereby coordinating their care more efficiently.

The Lafayette Family Cancer Center in Brewer occupies 135,000 square feet and is larger than a football field. With any facility of this size, navigation can be a challenge. Since the three-story building opened in 2009, EMMC Cancer Care has decreased patient wait times and streamlined the chemotherapy and pharmacy process for patients. The location system improves quality care and patient satisfaction by letting staff know each step in the patient's treatment, and even prompts caregivers to check on a patient who has waited for 20 minutes with updates on the process.

LEWISTON On Aug. 7, 2015, Josiah Benjamin joined a team of ten Maine Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTAs (Volunteers in Service to America) to serve a one-year term of service at the University of Maine Augusta- Bangor (UMA) campus.

Josiah Benjamin will be collaborating with UMA's Enrollment Services Department and targeted high schools to develop a system for evaluating college placement tests. Benjamin will focus on appropriately determining courses for incoming students in an effort to improve access and retention of low-income students. Benjamin's passion, dedication and hard work will help lift individuals and communities out of poverty.

Tuesday, 08 September 2015 23:22

U.S. Cellular to host free device workshop

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BANGOR Loyal fans in the Bangor area and across the country are marking their calendars for the return of our favorite television series this month.

According to the U.S. Cellular Better Moments Survey, nearly one third of smartphone owners said they have watched TV on their phone, and one in five said they have read a book on their phone. Are you interested in using your phone for entertainment, or are you looking for more information on how to get more out of your device?

WALPOLE Timely forecasts of storms and effective management of commercial fishing are essential in the wake of extreme weather events and unprecedented warming in the Gulf of Maine.

Damian Brady, University of Maine assistant professor in the School of Marine Sciences at the Darling Marine Center, is working to advance both of those goals.

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