technology

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…

STEM Event Inspires Girls to Take Apart Electronics

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-May 26th was the second annual Girls Breaker Day. It’s an event designed to expose girls to activities centered around STEM or science, technology, engineering and math. “A couple years ago my daughter was taking things apart at home and she thought it was really neat and I thought well I bet a lot of girls don’t have…

Sioux Falls Residents Use App to Help Save Lives

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Experts say in the United States someone dies every two minutes from cardiac arrest. The Sioux Falls Fire Department says by residents downloading an app they have the potential to save someone’s life. It’s already making a difference in Sioux Falls. The app Pulse Point allows residents to help out in public places until emergency services get…

Wired Wednesday: Your Intro to Arduinos

Chances are, you use something every day that has some sort of electronic control panel on it. If so, you’re already familiar with arduinos, you just don’t know it. Check out the opportunity to introduce your kids in a fun way to constructing their own technology for free this Saturday with one of our tech experts, Will Bushee and some…

Students Inspired by STEM Related Careers During Raven AeroStar Balloon Day

BALTIC, S.D.- Raven Industries is a major manufacturer in the Sioux Empire. Their unique tech company, “Raven Aerostar,” put on a special event today to inspire the next generation of workers. 200 middle and high schoolers weren’t at school today, instead they were playing with balloons at the Raven Innovation Campus in Baltic. Through observation and hands-on activities, students learned about…

Keeping Personal Information Safe on Facebook

MADISON, S.D.- There are a lot of unhappy Facebook users right now after a possible data breach. The company’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg has admitted mistakes were made. So how can you keep your personal information from being exposed? Experts say everything online comes with a price. “I think everyone thinks it’s just a fun thing and that it’s free to…

Wired Wednesday: Taking Deliveries to New Heights

Where will we truly see drones entering our every day in the future?

Drone delivery service, according to the Federal Aviation Administration, could be coming to your home in the near future. But will it really? What the future of drone service and use looks like along with the opportunities and potential privacy issues and concerns over their widespread use, in this week’s edition of Wired Wednesday with Will Bushee. Categories: KDLT News…

Dakota Wesleyan University Partners With Apple To Bring Technology To The Classroom

Mitchell, S.D.- A South Dakota university plans on changing the way their students learn by introducing technology in the classroom by partnering with Apple. “I think this is going to be huge. I think it’s really going to set us up well for getting jobs and being successful in the workforce,” says Junior Athletic Training Student Maria Koenen. Dakota Wesleyan…

The Importance of Giving Kids a Break from Technology

Boys & Girls Club launches new social media detox program, "Around the Table"

Billy Mawhiney and Caitlin Hoffman, both with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire, talk about a new initiative for 2018 called “Around the Table”. Club officials say it’s become all too apparent how addicted to their phones kids have become and there are definitely downsides to the trend. Their goal is to help teach them the interpersonal…

Wired Wednesday: Carla White on the Addictiveness of Social Media

Despite Facebook denying any problems, a growing chorus of voices is raising concerns

Facebook’s first president, Sean Parker, recently said that the social media platform exploits a “vulnerability in human psychology” to addict its users. And he’s not the only one sounding the alarm right now. A former Facebook vice president, also recently told an audience at Stanford that the company is “ripping apart the social fabric of how society works.” Carla White,…

New Tech Segment Launches on KDLT News Today

Meet the team that will be featured each Wednesday on the issues and opportunities surrounding emerging technologies

KDLT is excited to partner with Will Bushee of Bright Planet and Code Bootcamp, Carla White, app creator and author if “Idea to iPhone”, and Chris Prendergast, with Click Rain, on a new weekly segment looking at the technology affecting and enhancing our every day lives. The series will run every Wednesday during the 6 a.m. hour. From an inspector for…

Sioux Falls Roofer Refuses to Retire

Technology Helps 80 Year Old Elmer Biteler Thrive

The roofing industry is very competitive .The top dog in this part of the state may be a senior dynamo by the name of Elmer Biteler. He might not know who Mark Zuckerburg or Elon Musk are, but Elmer has nailed down a top spot in the roofing business thanks to science and technology. When the crew at E &…

Harrisburg School District Stays Proactive With Technology

Harrisburg Schools now adding Apple Classroom to monitor what students are viewing

HARRISBURG, S.D. – The Harrisburg School District is evolving with ever-changing technology. Five years ago, the district started using iPads and personal computers in the classroom. Three years ago, the district allowed students to bring and use their own devices from home for use in school. In the very near future, all students will be using the very same technology…

App Helps Neighbors Stay Connected

More than 134,000 neighborhoods are using the app 'Nextdoor'

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – In this day and age, we often hear the saying ‘there’s an app for that.’ And now the concept of neighborhood watch is no exception. Many in Sioux Falls are using a social media- based app to find out what’s going on in their neighborhood, whether that be for entertainment, or safety. “It’s just like Facebook,…

Technology Finds Place In Sioux Empire Home Show

Features Show Future Of Home Improvement While Appealing To New Workers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—For the 58th annual Sioux Empire Home Show, the future is on display. New technology requires nothing but the tip of a finger. With a touch of a button, homes have a brain. For vendors such as Budget Blinds Owner Tara Balding, she the norm is all eyes staring down the newest, brightest advancement “We have tons of…

Tech Shows Growth In Agriculture Community

Hundreds Of Technology Advacements On Display At Sioux Empire Farm Show

At the Sioux Empire Farm Show, hundreds of tech advancements are on display. It serves as an example for a trend that has grown annually. Technological advancements continue to find their way on farming equipment is ways never seen before. Trevor McKown, Region Manager for Precision Planting, said that is only going to keep growing. “We look at some of…