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Facebook’s New Facial Recognition Algorithm Draws Attention From Privacy Experts

According to Science magazine, Facebook’s facial-recognition technology is now “as accurate as a human being at a few constrained facial recognition tasks.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/11/2015

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Philadelphia Blogger Collects ‘Love Notes’ For The City

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and if you could write a love note to your favorite part of Philadelphia, what would you say?

02/11/2015

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Drexel Univ. Tapped By Army Reserve To Train Cybersecurity Specialists

Drexel University is being deployed to the front lines of the cybersecurity fight. The US Army Reserve has picked the school, along with a half-dozen others across the country, to train soldiers in the field of information warfare.

02/10/2015

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Philadelphia Attorney Among Newest Customers For New ‘.LGBT’ Internet Domain

Now, joining .com, .org, .info, and other Internet domains, there’s .lgbt.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/10/2015

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Study: Tweeting About Sexism Can Improve A Woman’s Well-being

The study claims that women who used Twitter to vent about sexism showed signs of increased well-being after three days.

02/09/2015

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Report: Apple Looks To Improve TV Experience, Start Own Service

In the battle for your TV screen, Comcast and Verizon could have new competition.

02/06/2015

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Philadelphia Students Get Hands-On Introduction to Robotic Surgery Methods

Under the guidance of doctors and staff, fifth- and sixth-graders from Germantown Academy were taught the basics of robotic surgery at Temple Hospital.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/05/2015

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Phila. Councilman Thinks All Bars Should Have External Security Cams To Track Exiting Patrons

Councilman Curtis Jones’ district includes the neighborhood of Manayunk, where Shane Montgomery died last fall after leaving a bar on Main Street.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/05/2015

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Leveling The Internet Playing Field With Government Regulation: What The FCC’s Proposal Means For You

The head of the FCC has outlined his plan for the future of the Internet: it involves the government regulating the web like it does with phone service. The idea is not to let providers play favorites with sites, but how would it work in practice? KYW tech editor Ian Bush explains.

02/04/2015

Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin stopped by Drexel University to talk space exploration with Philadelphia's tech community Tuesday night. (credit: Justin Udo/KYW)

Buzz Aldrin Discusses Space Exploration At Drexel University

The 85-year-old Aldrin gave the audience a glimpse into his time as an astronaut and what it meant for him to have the opportunity to walk on the moon.

02/03/2015

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Thousands Show Up For Day 1 Of Philadelphia Auto Show

From classics to sports cars to vehicles of the future, there’s something for everyone.

01/31/2015

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New Section On Snapchat Will Feature News Coverage

The ephemeral messaging app used by over 100 million smartphone users to send pictures and videos that self-destruct will now host news coverage.

01/31/2015

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Official Grand Opening Held For New Entrepreneurship Lab at Temple University

It’s called the Blackstone Launchpad at Temple, and its purpose is to develop flexible, entrepreneurial mindsets that lead to business ventures generating revenue, jobs, and career paths.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/30/2015

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Local Students Build Car That Runs On Used Oil From Philadelphia Eatery

One of the cars on display at the Philadelphia Auto Show is built by local school students — and it runs on used fryer oil from Federal Donuts.

01/30/2015

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At One South Jersey High School, Curriculum Goes High Tech With New Lab

Officials and students cut the ribbon for a new, high-tech space at Highland Regional High School, in Blackwood, NJ.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/29/2015