technology

How You’re Sabotaging Your Child’s Online Privacy

Cyber expert shares mistakes she sees more and more parents making

How young were your children when you started posting photos of them online? If you’re like most young parents these days, it started before they were even born, and you’ve posted thousands since. The journaling of their growth through social media is the norm anymore. But as you look to protect them, both online and otherwise, you may want to…

Closing the Gap: DigiGirlz Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Omnitech, a South Dakota software engineering firm partnered with Microsoft to hold their second annual DigiGirlz day at the University Center in Sioux Falls on March 7th. Around 100 middle school and high school girls from across South Dakota had an opportunity to learn about potential careers in technology. They were exposed to things they wouldn’t typically see in…

‘OneLink’ Connects Citizens to City

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The only way you used to be able to report a problem to the city was calling and waiting for a fix. “To us, innovation is really taking an old problem and finding a new solution for it. There was nothing really as old as potholes and snow removal,” said Director of Innovation and Technology for…

Apple Busts Facebook for Distributing Data-Sucking App

NEW YORK — Apple says Facebook can no longer distribute an app that paid users, including teenagers, to extensively track their phone and web use. The tech blog TechCrunch reports that Facebook paid about $20 a month. While Facebook says this was done with permission, the company has a history of defining “permission” loosely and obscuring what data it collects. Facebook…

Local Business Helps Keep the Art of Calligraphy Alive

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Technology has integrated its way into many areas of our daily lives, but one class in Sioux Falls is proving that many people still enjoy writing with good old pen and paper. At “Oh My Word Paperie” in Sioux Falls the old art of decorative handwriting comes to life. Chelsea Burtis teaches a “Basics To Hand Lettering And…

South Dakota Businesses Increasingly Targeted by Ransomware

What you need to know to protect yourself

As we become increasingly connected, crooks are finding more and more ways to infiltrate (easily, by the way) our systems. One of our tech experts, Will Bushee, explains why there is a rise in ransomware, how it differs from a virus infecting your technology, that businesses with a lot at stake are being targeted and many in our region have…

Wired Wednesday December 19: Last-Minute Tech Gift Ideas

Two of our tech experts offer some easy, user-friendly and affordable options

If you’re struggling yet to find just the right gift for the tech lover in your life, two of our tech experts, Will Bushee and Chris Prendergast, offer up some easy finds. Some additional advice from Bushee: If you are buying tech gifts for parents, open them up and set them up on THEIR wifi before sending/delivering them. If you…

Kids Practice STEM Skills through FIRST LEGO League

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Students are using Legos to put their science, technology, engineering and math skills to the test. For the last 20 years nationally and 10 years in South Dakota, kids have been participating in the “FIRST LEGO League.” It’s a robotics program for kids ages 9 to 14. Kids design and program Lego robots. As a team, they build…

5 Great Tech Gifts for the Holidays

They're easy, affordable, and definitely products you can use.

From gifts for the home to taking tech with you on the go, Verizon’s Gadget Guy, Steve Van Dinter stopped by the KDLT News Today studio with some of his favorite gift picks for the holidays. You’re going to want to check these out…   Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today – Top Stories, KDLT News Today Interviews, News,…

Senator Thune Hopeful in Brining 5G to South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Senator John Thune wants South Dakota to pave the way in bringing in the next generation of cellular service. Experts say 5G would change the way we communicate and increase access to the internet. It’s up to 20 times faster than the next best thing, 4G. Thune held a field hearing on the exciting, new technology at…

Wired Wednesday: Fun Technology to Get School Year Off to Best Start

Just when you thought you were done with all back-to-school shopping, tech expert Will Bushee, author of Wired for Coding, offered a few finds that might help all of you get out the door each morning with your sanity. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews, Local News, News, Out and About, Wired Wednesday Tags: Back to School, family,…

The Summer Camp That Has Local Girls Passion in Technology Soaring

Fourteen South Dakota teenagers have just returned from the summer camp opportunity of a lifetime. They were selected to attend a CyberCamp at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. And the excitement it has fostered for a future in technology, for one young woman in particular, is electrifying. Check out her thoughts on how the camp has changed her, as…

Wired Wednesday: Use of Technology In Fireworks

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – With the fourth of July being today, many of you will be lighting off firework. Through advancements in technology purchasing your fireworks is getting easier and easier, and lighting them is becoming more safe. Will Bushee, who’s the Vice President of a data mining company ‘Bright Planet’, co-founder of Code Boot Camp of South Dakota and…