Tech

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Apple And Google Driving Together Behind The Wheel

You can thank General Motors for driving the detente.

05/28/2015

Paul Kotler and his mother, Melinda. (Credit: Ian Bush)

Competition Pits Tech Developers Against Disability Challenges

There are just a few weeks of tinkering to go for some Philadelphia-area developers competing in a worldwide $100,000 challenge.

05/28/2015

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Study: ‘Soooo In Love’ On Facebook? Maybe You’re Just Insecure

Another interesting finding? The people posting hundreds of selfies, bragging about their latest marathon or cross fit class and talking about their healthy gluten-free diet scored highest for narcissism.

05/27/2015

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Dictionary Adds 1,700 New Words, Including ‘Emoji’ And ‘Photobomb’

“Jeggings” and “NSFW” are two more examples of the 2015 additions.

05/27/2015

Joy fist-bumps Alex with her new hand. (Credit: Ian Bush)

Giving Children a Hand is a School Project – And Then Some – For Chester County Students

Westtown seniors Casey Dech, Alex Nunes, and Xan Lorimer — under the guidance of faculty advisor Steve Compton — created a mechanically-activated hand for Joy, printed using the 3-D facility at Nemours DuPont Pediatrics.

05/27/2015

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Amtrak Adding In-Cab Cameras Facing Train Engineers

Amtrak says it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs that record the actions of train engineers.

05/26/2015

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Phila. Parking Authority OKs Pay-By-Smartphone App

The board of the Philadelphia Parking Authority has given a thumbs-up to a system called Pango, a free smartphone app that allows you to feed the meter (or kiosk) with your cell phone.

05/21/2015

(Paul Bencivengo, with a Google Trekker strapped to his back.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Bucks County Photographs Its Off-Road Tourism Sites For Google Maps

Bucks County tourism officials and the Internet information giant Google are going off the beaten path to provide more information to visitors about parks and other attractions in the county.

05/21/2015

(Mayor Nutter greets Saint-Gobain CEO John Crowe, left, on terrace of Musuem of Art during a press conference about an upcoming exhibit on Eakins Oval, behind them.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

A Company Celebrates 350 Years of Manufacturing With Philadelphia Exhibition

Saint-Gobain has its North American headquarters in Valley Forge, soon to relocate in Malvern.

05/21/2015

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Jay-Z’s Music Streaming Service Aims For More Ears Ahead Of Made In America

The first tickets are earmarked for subscribers to the rapper’s fledgling music streaming service — called Tidal.

05/21/2015

Chris Christie, in file photo. (credit: Jeff Zelevansky/ Getty Images)

Gov. Christie Signs Cybersecurity Executive Order

Gov. Chris Christie has sign an executive order aimed at better protecting the state from cybersecurity threats.

05/20/2015

(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

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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

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Better Late Than Never: Pres. Obama Joins Twitterverse

President Obama has finally gotten his own Twitter account.

05/18/2015