Tech

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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

Gamers at retro gaming night (credit:  Justin Udo)

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

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Manayunk Software Company Eyes The Future of Tech-Enhanced Voting

A Manayunk software developer thinks it should be less complicated to do your civic duty.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/21/2015

(Alan Butkovitz testifies at a City Council budget hearing.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Philadelphia Controller Disputes Effectiveness of City’s Crime Cameras

City controller Alan Butkovitz says the Philadelphia Police Department’s surveillance camera system is fraught with problems, including scores of broken-down cameras.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/21/2015

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Study: Facebook ‘Stalking’ Could Be Behind Your Poor Body Image

Forget glossy fashion mags; Facebook is the new source of your body woes.

04/21/2015

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Twitter Updates Direct Messaging

Twitter has announced that all 288 million monthly active users will now have the option to receive direct messages for any user.

04/20/2015

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Twitterverse Lights Up With Reaction to Tim Tebow News

“Tebow mania” is once again all over social media, after news that the quarterback is headed to Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/20/2015

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)

Release Of The Apple Watch Hits A Snag

You should probably rethink any plans to have one next Friday.

04/17/2015

Philly Tech Week kicks off Friday at Dilworth Park outside City Hall (File Photo Credit: Justin Udo)

Philly Tech Week Kickoff Postponed To Saturday, Due To Weather

The start of the fifth annual Philly Tech Week was postponed from Friday evening to Saturday evening because weather was threatening the outdoor event.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/17/2015

(DA Seth Williams engages in a dialogue  with middle schoolers at the City School, in West Philadelphia, on the subjects of bullying, cyberbullying, and sexting.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Phila. DA Williams Warns Schoolkids About Bullying and Cyberbullying

Philadelphia district attorney Seth Williams engaged in a dialogue with 60 students at City School about the danger of using electronic devices to hurt someone by either words or photos.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/16/2015

(Homeland Security special agent William Walker addresses students at Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, in Bryn Mawr.  Photo by Ian Bush)

Officials Bring Message of Online Safety to Students at a Delaware County School

It’s part of a new program by the US Department of Homeland Security, called “iGuardian.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/16/2015

(Photo illustration by Ed Fischer)

Latest Thorn For Video Companies: Copyright Theft Via Live Streaming

HBO has confirmed it sent takedown notices to the live video streaming service Periscope after several accounts were seen streaming Sunday’s premiere of “Game of Thrones.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2015

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New Service Would Allow Consumers To Rent The Apple Watch

If you can’t afford the Apple Watch, you will supposedly have another option come summer.

04/15/2015