RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Monday as curated by @WRALTechWire.

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The North Carolina Technology Association’s finalists for its 2014 technology awards came out earlier today and was a popular topic throughout most of the day. Longtime WRAL weatherman Bob DeBardelaben, popularly known as “the biggest name in weather,” died Monday after a brief illness, according to his family. It was one of the highest trending topics in not just the Triangle but in North Carolina today on Twitter followed by #WRAL. Charlies Hayes goes to Russia, gigabit fiber and Ashton Kutcher’s new video for Lenovo also saw some engagement in the Triangle Twittersphere.

Let’s see what else the Triangle tech community was talking about today…