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(The OpenSignal.com web site.  Graphic by Ed Fischer)

Online Testing Firm Puts US WiFi Hotspots on the Hot Seat

Now, the crowds have spoken, from nearly half a million hotspots across the country.

08/11/2014

The new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet after it was unveiled May 19, 2014 in New York.  (Credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

From Xs and Os to 1s and 0s: NFL, Microsoft Put Tablets On Sidelines

When the Philadelphia Eagles take the field for their first preseason contest against the Bears tonight, there will be something new on the sidelines.

08/08/2014

(Photo illustration by Ed Fischer)

US House Passes Cybersecurity Bill Ahead of Summer Recess

Before the House headed home, they actually agreed to do something — about threats to cybersecurity.

08/04/2014

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P.F. Chang’s Names 33 Restaurants In Data Breach, Including Some In Philadelphia Area

Restaurants in Collegeville, Pa., Glen Mills, Pa., and Princeton, NJ are affected.

08/04/2014

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Decision By Federal Judge Could Put Foreign ‘Prying Eyes’ On Your Email

Microsoft says a ruling from a federal judge could open the door to your email, if foreign governments come knocking.

08/01/2014

(The Pennsylvania Convention Center, with Philadelphia City Hall in the background.  File photo by Randall E. Scott)

Forbes Announces New Participants For Its Inaugural ‘Under 30′ Summit In Philadelphia

Up for discussion at the Pennsylvania Convention Center? How to solve the world’s problems over the next half-century.

07/30/2014

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Rockstar To Perform At Fundraiser For Charity That Helps Teens Deal With Cancer

A legendary rocker will be in concert at the Kimmel Center on Monday night. It’s a fundraiser for a charity that helps teenagers deal with a cancer diagnosis and treatment.

07/27/2014

Amazon.com's first smartphone, the Fire Phone, is displayed during a demonstration at the company's Fire Phone launch event on June 18, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.  (Credit: David Ryder/Getty Images)

Amazon Releases First Smartphone

Amazon dives into the smartphone game with the Friday release of Fire

07/25/2014

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Northeast Phila. School Hosts Summer Program For Teen ‘Geeks’

They’re kids from the Philadelphia area who might just come up with the next iPhone or create the next Amazon.

07/23/2014

Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos shows the Fire Phone.  (Credit: David Ryder/Getty Images)

Target And Amazon Shop For Your App Cash

What Target calls its largest store on the east coast opens along Route 202 in King of Prussia on Sunday, but an even bigger battle is brewing for the shopping you do on your smartphone.

07/23/2014

File photo of a voting booth. (credit: Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Top Assembly Republican Pitches Measure To Make Legislative Districts More Competitive In NJ

The legislature splits 60-40 in favor of Democrats. The districts won’t be redrawn until 2021 — but it could come years before that, if Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick gets his way.

07/14/2014

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Villanova Univ. Project Turns Google Glass Into ‘Backup Brain’

Villanova University researchers have been awarded a Google Glass grant to develop a memory aid.

07/14/2014

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SEPTA Willing To ‘Work With’ Regional Rail Customers Affected By One-Day Strike

The SEPTA strike this month lasted only a day, but leaving Regional Rail riders without a train to board for even that short time still was an inconvenience for many.

06/26/2014

(Aereo's web site, just prior to the US Supreme Court ruling.  Graphic by KYW's Ed Fischer)

US Supreme Court Rules Aereo’s Signal-Lifting Plan is Copyright Infringement

The US Supreme Court has dealt an apparent death blow to a web upstart that aimed to change how we watch TV and how much we pay for it.

06/25/2014

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Amazon Reveals New Fire Phone To Challenge Apple And Samsung Devices

Amazon has taken the wraps off its own smartphone: the Fire Phone has a premium price but also some extras to set it apart from the iPhone and other Android devices.

06/19/2014

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