Best Buy Center Gives Wisconsin Teens Access to Technology

 Best Buy’s Teen Tech Center at Minneapolis Central Library is serving underprivileged youth by providing them with hands-on access to technology. About 300 teens are active members in the free program, Minnesota Public Radio reported . The program provides teens with computer software and equipment that they can use to learn new skills and make things. Available technology includes virtual reality headsets, a green screen and a soundproofing recording studio. Kiara Raquel launched her natural skin care line last year. The 18-year-old uses the center’s resources to help grow her business, Venus…

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Canon to buy network video camera maker Axis

Canon is planning to buy Swedish security camera maker Axis Communicationsamid slumping demand for digital compact cameras. The tender offer is worth about ¥333 billion (US$2.8 billion) and has been approved by the three largest shareholders in Axis, Canon said Tuesday. Canon already makes its own security cameras, but with Axis it will gain a broad range of IP-based video surveillance products and an open application platform for third-party app development. Cameras make up nearly 40 percent of Canon’s sales, but as smartphones have damped sales of digital compact cameras,…

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