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Latest Thorn For Video Companies: Copyright Theft Via Live Streaming

HBO has confirmed it sent takedown notices to the live video streaming service Periscope after several accounts were seen streaming Sunday’s premiere of “Game of Thrones.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2015

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Amid Sales Slump, Phillies Turn to Groupon To Promote Cheap Game Tickets

It’s a far cry from the 257 consecutive sellouts the Phillies had between 2009 and 2012.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2015

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Popular Airline To Offer Roomier, More Comfortable Seats Starting In 2016

It’s a welcome move. Just a few days ago, a new survey claimed flying is only getting worse.

04/15/2015

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New Service Would Allow Consumers To Rent The Apple Watch

If you can’t afford the Apple Watch, you will supposedly have another option come summer.

04/15/2015

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Popular Baby Food Recalled After Glass Found Inside Jar

It’s scary news for parents, especially since one baby has already been injured.

04/15/2015

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3 On Your Side: Smart Luggage

Whether you’re just wrapping up spring break, or are planning a summer vacation, if the thought of lost luggage, no Wi-Fi and overweight fees leave you stressing out, we have some good news. New high tech travel products may be able to help. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has the details.

04/14/2015

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Computer Security Experts Fighting Back Against Latest Cyber Crime, ‘Ransomware’

New ways to fight off a cyberattack that holds your files for ransom — or to prevent it — are emerging.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/14/2015

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Pa. Slaughterhouse Recalls 1,800 Pounds Of Veal

The U.S. Agriculture Department says Leader Slaughterhouse in Imler produced six 300-pound veal carcasses Friday outside of inspection hours.

04/14/2015

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3 On Your Side: Latest Shopping Trend: Subscription Boxes

They show up at your home packed with everything from beauty products to clothing. But when you order a subscription box, you’re not the one picking the items out. What are they and what do you really get? 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan takes a look.

04/13/2015

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3 On Your Side: Virgin America Takes Top Spot In Airline Ratings

So you think that air travel is getting worse? Well researchers who track the airline business, say that it’s a fact! 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan looks at the latest airline quality report that gives low marks across the board.

04/13/2015

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Federal Experts Warn of Salt-Corroded Brake Lines, Especially on Older Cars

The guidelines come from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, after a five-year investigation. Officials advise to make sure the undercarriage of your car gets washed.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/13/2015

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Nissan, BMW Recall 94,000 Vehicles

The recalls cover 76,000 Nissan Rogues from the 2014 model year and another 18,000 BMW 2, 3 and 4 series models from 2014 and some 4 series cars from 2015.

04/10/2015

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Pre-orders Now Being Accepted For Apple’s Latest Gadget

Don’t expect to see people camped out in front of the Apple Store, though.

04/10/2015

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3 On Your Side: Digital Spring Cleaning

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan takes a look at what should be part of a digital spring cleaning.

04/09/2015

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Philadelphia Releases Report on Comcast’s Mediocre Customer Satisfaction Rate

“Twenty-six percent of Comcast cable subscribers were dissatisfied overall with their cable service,” the mayor said.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/09/2015

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2011 Philadelphia Auto Show

(credit: Randall E. Scott) From Ford to Fiat, and classic to innovative, there was something for everyone at the 2011 Philadelphia International Auto Show.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs speaks during an Apple Special Event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts September 1, 2010 in San Francisco. Jobs announced upgraded versions of the entire iPod line, including an iPod Touch that includes a camera. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Apple Unveils New iPods, Apple TV

Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled a refreshed lineup of iPods and a smaller Apple TV during a presentation in San Francisco on Sept. 1, 2010.

Ketch, left, and Hiro-pon, members of the Japanese pantomime group Gamarjobat, take part in a promotional ninth birthday party for Japanese auto giant Honda Motor’s humanoid robot Asimo at the company’s headquarters in Tokyo on October 31, 2009. Asimo, which officially stands for “Advanced Step in Innovative MObility,” was the culmination of two decades of humanoid robotics research by Honda engineers, who first began research on the project in the 1980s and then unveiled “him” in 2000. (credit: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)

Japanese Robot Craze

Japanese robotics makers are creating some of the most life-like robots ever.

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