Tech

(Some of the thousands of replies, both well-meaning and less so, that have hit the @POTUS Twitter account. Photo illustration by Ed Fischer)

Pres. Obama’s Twitter Account Draws Out The Usual Trolls

The White House says every tweet to or from the president’s account is archived permanently for possible future review.

05/20/2015

(A screen from the Crowdpac web site showed Tomy Wyatt and Paul Steinke with large leads among self-reporting voters leading into the final hours of Election Day.)

Web Site Gathers Philadelphia Pre-Votes, Giving Early Insight

Crowdpac.com provides nonpartisan info on candidates in all of the Philadelphia races, and has allowed voters to create electronic sample ballots.

05/19/2015

A commercial passenger plane flies overhead a multirotor quadcopter drone used for aerial photography. Many governments in Europe and North America have recently introduced legislation to allow the commercial use of drones for a variety of purposes. (Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Drexel University Researchers Advising FAA Drone Regulators

Drexel researchers and students are part of the team advising the feds on what to do about unmanned aircraft.

05/19/2015

(Pres. Obama's Twitter page.)

Better Late Than Never: Pres. Obama Joins Twitterverse

President Obama has finally gotten his own Twitter account.

05/18/2015

(Tumblr's "Post It Forward" site.)

Tumblr Focuses on Social Issues With New Sharing Campaign

The blogging platform “Tumblr” has launched a new campaign to promote positivity and support in online communities.

05/18/2015

(File photo.  A great white shark.  Photo by Terry Goss, copyright 2006.  Used by permission)

‘Mary Lee’ The Shark Is On The Move Again

Mary Lee’s last ping was at about 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, just south of Ocean City, Maryland but well off the coast.

05/18/2015

(Allie, right, contracted with Michael to drive seven people in his SUV to Trenton.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

One Day After Derailment, Others Forced to Improvise Travel Plans to NYC

Some travelers just outside 30th Street Station got creative, and some strangers became friends.

05/13/2015

(A TSA rep talks to a potential applicant at a PHL airport job fair held at Temple University.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

PHL Airport Holds a Job Fair at Temple University

Hundreds of job seekers descended on Temple University this morning for a one-day job fair conducted by Philadelphia International Airport.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/12/2015

(Photo by David Madden)

Delaware County Stumbles as New Business Development Web Site is Unveiled

Today’s rollout ran into a problem when the planned web site, delcoedge.com, directed people to another site.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/12/2015

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Local Bank Dealing With Flurry of ATM Frauds

A spokesman for Beneficial Bank notes that customers will not be responsible funds missing from their accounts.

05/12/2015

(Images of suspect Bradley Stone before and after modification by a Souderton student at the request of the Montco DA.)

Montco High School Student Honored For Helping DA via Photoshopping Skills

“Cory (Azeff) was able to use the facilities at Souderton High School digital media lab to create an image for us that more closely reflected what the suspect looked like on that day,” DA Risa Ferman says.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/12/2015

(Nutter chief of staff Everett Gillison testifies about the administration's plan to consolidate the city's 911 and 311 call centers.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. Lawmaker Nixes Vote on Consolidation of 311 and 911 Call Centers

The mayor’s chief of staff, Everett Gillison, was testifying at a hearing to consider the administration’s plan to consolidate the 911 and 311 centers at the old Quartermaster Depot, at 20th and Oregon.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/11/2015

(File photo by Joe Raedle/ Getty Images)

Comcast Lays Out Steps To Improve Customer Service

It was just last month when the Nutter administration released results from a study showing more than a quarter of all Comcast customers in Philadelphia are dissatisfied with the cable and Internet provider.

05/06/2015

(Crowdpac's web page centered on the upcoming Philadelphia elections.  Graphic by Ed Fischer)

Philadelphia Elections Get High-Tech Examination Ahead of May Primary

A Silicon Valley startup has launched a web site to educate voters on all the candidates for Philadelphia mayor, City Council, judgeships, and more.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/05/2015

A SmartPlate (credit: Ian Bush)

Plate Can See When Eyes Are Bigger Than Stomach

Maybe you’re trying to lose weight, or control diabetes or high blood pressure. Or maybe you’re an athlete looking for ways to improve performance. A Philadelphia-based startup wants to help by adding technology to your table.

05/04/2015