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Banks battle cyber-thieves looking to divert your money

Modern banking delivers convenience, accuracy and speedy transmission of banking information but along with that efficiency comes the potential for computer hackers to use your personal or business banking account…

Alamo Alarm guards area businesses, homes

Keeping one step ahead of criminals is a never-ending enterprise for Paul Alamo, owner of Alamo Alarm Company in Lodi. It’s a constant game of cat and mouse. When thieves…

Growing agricultural theft leads to innovative security solutions

The collapsing housing market’s far-reaching tentacles have wrapped around many industries dependent upon residential business, drowning some companies along the way. Security and alarm firms have felt their share of…

Merger unites two Modesto computer companies

Two Modesto companies have joined forces, forming what the new owners say is the largest provider of business and personal computing services in the San Joaquin Valley. On January 1,…

Tracy business makes digital memories

Tracy business owners Dave and Regina Nagel are trying to create a bridge between memory lane and the information superhighway. The husband and wife team own Timeline Memories on N.…

Central Valley medical facilities boast best technology

Some of the advanced examples medical technology being used today in Central Valley medical facilities seem to have escaped from some alternate science fiction universe. Among the many medical technological…

Baby boomers benefit from hearing technology

More fiftysomethings are incorporating advanced technology into their lives with a new device—the modern hearing aid. “Fourteen percent of baby boomers have significant hearing loss,” reported Ken Norton, Doctor of…

The Alert Consumer: Using unprotected Wi-Fi poses major security risk

By Jonathan Sidener Rick Farina and colleagues examined the air inside 15 of the world’s airports and found some appalling things: leaking data, unprotected browsing and signs that people are…

Local car wash educates consumers about waste water danger

By Matthew Andrews For many families, washing the car at home is a Saturday tradition, especially on warm summer days when kids can frolic in the water.  However, one local…