Tech

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Drexel University Partners With TechGirlz To Launch New Game Design Program For Women

While the class may look like your average computer class, the girls participating are actually testing a game design curriculum for schools and students nationwide.

03/11/2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MARCH 9: The new Apple Watch is seen on display after an Apple special event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on March 9, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Apple Inc. announced the new MacBook as well as more details on the much anticipated Apple Watch, the tech giant's entry into the rapidly growing wearable technology segment as well (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

Apple Watch Launches In April

Apple’s new device makes calls, checks email, and lets you use apps. Sounds like an iPhone — but this touch screen is strapped to your wrist. KYW tech editor Ian Bush reports it comes out late next month.

03/09/2015

(The Facebook page created for the birthday of officer Robert Wilson III's son.)

Facebook Community Tries To Brighten Birthday a Bit For Son of Slain Philadelphia Cop

Quahmier Wilson turned ten years old today, just four days after the death of his father during a shootout with robbers at a North Philadelphia video game store.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/09/2015

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Smartphones Could Make It Easier To Pay With a Credit Card When Traveling Out Of The Country

Paying with a credit card while traveling outside of the country isn’t always a seamless experience, but one company says your smartphone could make it much easier.

03/08/2015

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Death of Philadelphia Officer Reinvigorates Experiment in Body-Worn Cameras

Officer Robert Wilson III was not wearing a video camera at the time of his murder, but he and other members of the 22nd District have been part of the police department’s initial testing of the technology.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/07/2015

Key making kiosk in Philadelphia. (Credit: Mike Dougherty)

Key Making Goes High Tech In Philadelphia

A new key making company has set up kiosks in Philadelphia, and the technology goes a step beyond the standard locksmith.

03/06/2015

(The "Parent and Family Portal" on the School District of Philadelphia web site.)

Phila. School District Moves Its Entire School Selection Process Online

“By automating the process, getting it online, we’re really very much attempting to provide much better customer service to our parents,” says Karyn Lynch, the school district’s chief of student services.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/06/2015

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Phila. Parking Authority Evaluating Pay-By-Phone Systems For Future Use

The Philadelphia Parking Authority is asking for proposals to provide a mobile parking payment system so drivers can use smartphones to pay fees on the street and in some lots.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/06/2015

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EXCLUSIVE: Inside The FBI Cybercrime Battle

Given rare access, CBS 3’s Walt Hunter got a behind-the-scenes look at the Cyber Crime Squad inside Philadelphia FBI Headquarters.

03/04/2015

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Hundreds Of Young Scientists Attend Tournament At Neumann University To Showcase Their Inventions

Young scientists gathered to showcase their inventions at a Science Olympiad at Neumann University.

03/04/2015

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‘Netflix Cheating’ — An Innocent TV Binge, or a Relationship Killer?

That’s when you promise to watch a Netflix show with someone else, but then you find yourself with some leisure time in which you end up watching the show without them.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/04/2015

Wilfredo Rojas, holding a photo of himself and his son. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Arrest of Suspect in Son’s Philadelphia Murder Brings Measure of Solace to Parents

The victim’s family says they applied community pressure that forced the gunman to turn himself in.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/03/2015

(Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey speaks with reporters at police headquarters.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Commissioner Ramsey Says Some Questions Raised by U.S. Policing Report Remain Unsolved

Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey says he supports all of the 59 recommendations contained in a preliminary report on “21st Century Policing.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/03/2015

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Facebook Introduces New Feature To Help Prevent Suicide

Facebook has teamed up with a number of suicide prevention organizations in hopes of helping people online prevent their friends from committing suicide.

02/28/2015

Snowy Owl photographed in a New Castle County, Delaware  corporate park in December 2013. (Credit: Molly Daly)

Tech Used To Track Snowy Owls As Fundraising Efforts Take Flight

This year’s snowy owl crop is offering researchers a treasure trove of info, while a fundraising effort to support the work is underway.

02/27/2015