Tech

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Facebook Urging Users To Donate To Nepal Quake Relief Effort

The social networking site has added a message at the top of its news feed urging its members to donate funds to help the hundreds of thousands of people affected by Nepal’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/28/2015

(The Google Person Finder web page.)

Internet Giants Jump Into Nepal Earthquake Relief and Social Support Efforts

Facebook is offering its “Safety Check” feature. Google, which lost a senior employee in an avalanche as a result of the earthquake, has activated its “Person Finder” tool.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/27/2015

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New Web Site Helps US Military Vets in Philadelphia Find Services

The site is a one-stop clearinghouse where veterans and their families can find links to Philly-specific services including jobs, housing, and treatment.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/27/2015

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Study: Most Kids Are Using Smartphones And Tablets By The Time They’re 2 Years Old

Babies are now swiping and scrolling on tablets and smartphones before they can walk.

04/27/2015

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Tiny Particles Are Big Business For Univ. City Company

It’s tough to wrap your brain around something so miniscule it’s a thousand times smaller than a human hair. But when it comes to these nanoparticles, visualizing and measuring them can be a matter of life and death. That’s where a company based at the University City Science Center comes in.

04/25/2015

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Consumer Advocate: Comcast Faced Troublesome Disclosures If It Had Pressed Merger Deal

“If the Department of Justice actually filed suit against Comcast, a lot of analysis of Comcast’s business practices would become part of the public record,” a public interest group’s attorney says.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/24/2015

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NHL Cracks Down on Live Streaming at Its Hockey Games

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly sent a memo to team presidents and credentialed media reiterating the league’s policy on streaming footage.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/24/2015

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$45 Billion Comcast, Time Warner Cable Merger Officially Dropped

Comcast has officially dropped its $45 billion takeover bid of Time Warner Cable.

04/24/2015

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Local Mom-Turned-Author: Have The ‘Tech Talk’ Before The ‘Sex Talk’

In the digital age, kids are signed up for cell phone plans and social media accounts before they hit puberty. Local mom-turned-author Jenn Cannon says her book acts as a guide to help kids navigate the high-tech tools.

04/24/2015

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Report: Comcast Canceling Its Time-Warner Cable Merger

Bloomberg News is citing “people with knowledge of the matter” in its report that Comcast is “planning to walk away” from the deal.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/23/2015

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Car Service Uber Delivering On-Demand Helmets In Honor Of Philly Bike Share Launch

Riders are instructed to open the app and request HELMET.

04/23/2015

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Google Announces Cell Phone Service

Google is getting into the wireless game — announcing cell phone service it hopes will entice AT&T and Verizon Wireless customers to jump ship.

04/22/2015

(Alex Rivera and  Simon Indrele, holding 3D-printed figurines of themselves.  Photo by Ian Bush)

3D Printing, Serious and Not So, Gets Spotlight During Philly Tech Week

How about a 3D model of your face for $25, or a full-body statuette for $125? A center city company can do it.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

(Shoppers examine a window display of the Apple Watch at an Apple retail store on Walnut Street, in center city Philadelphia.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Eagles Have Their Apple Watch App Ready To Go

Eagles fans will have one of the first apps designed for the brand-new device.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

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Video Gamers Step Back Into Past During Philly Tech Week Event

Tuesday night’s retro gaming event gave gamers a chance to play everything from Mrs. Pacman to Mortal Kombat, all on the original systems.

04/22/2015