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A man shows Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system at the CeBIT technology fair in Hanover on March 15, 2015. (Credit: TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Windows 10 Gets A Release Date, Microsoft Pushes Free Upgrade Offer Right To Your Screen

More than 200,000,000 people still use Windows XP, despite Microsoft ending support for the operating system last year. But for those running newer versions of Windows, KYW tech editor Ian Bush reports the company is pushing a reminder to your screen of a free upgrade.

06/01/2015

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Tiny Particles Are Big Business For Univ. City Company

It’s tough to wrap your brain around something so miniscule it’s a thousand times smaller than a human hair. But when it comes to these nanoparticles, visualizing and measuring them can be a matter of life and death. That’s where a company based at the University City Science Center comes in.

04/25/2015

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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

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)

Reviewers Weigh In On The Apple Watch

Apple Watch has been on the wrists of reviewers for a couple weeks now. So, is the device that starts at $350 and reaches $17,000 a winner?

04/08/2015

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Philadelphia Joins Boston, Montreal In Hosting Baseball Hack Day This Saturday

KYW tech editor Ian Bush reports baseball fans are invited to geek out on Saturday in Center City.

03/26/2015

An illustration of the Apple Inc. logo taken of January 30, 2015 in Lille.  AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUEN        (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Could You Soon Choose Apple As Your TV Provider?

KYW tech editor Ian Bush reports it’s the latest planned offering for cable cord-cutters.

03/17/2015

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

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City: Upgrade Makes Philly 311 Smarter, More Social

Just like your smartphone alerts you when a software upgrade is available, the city is putting out the word that Philly 311 has gotten an overhaul. Officials say customers are getting a smarter, more social service.

02/18/2015

Major League Hacking co-founder Mike Swift. (credit: Melony Roy/KYW)

One Of The Country’s Largest And Best-Known Student Hackathons Takes Place This Weekend In Philadelphia

One of the country’s best-known hackathons is underway and more than 1,000 of the best student programmers from around the world have gathered on UPenn’s campus to learn and create.

01/17/2015

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App Sends Victims A “Theftie” To Help Catch Smartphone Snatchers

A new feature on a popular mobile security app takes a novel approach in the fight against smartphone theft.

05/29/2014

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FCC To Consider New “Net Neutrality” Rules

The FCC next month will consider a new proposal that opens up an express lane for web companies that pay more.

04/23/2014

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Google Glass Goes On Sale To The Public Tuesday

Google Glass has been off-limits to everyone but contest winners, app developers, and others hand-picked by the company.

04/10/2014

CEO and President of Samsung JK Shin presents the new Samsung Galaxy S5 during the first day of the Mobile World Congress 2013 at Forum Complex on February 24, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. The annual Mobile World Congress hosts some of the world's largest communication companies, with many unveiling their latest phones and gadgets. The show runs from February 24 - February 27.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Samsung Unveils Galaxy S5: Stresses Longer Battery Life, 16-MP Camera, Water-Resistance

The biggest cell phone show in the world is going on this week in Barcelona. Apple isn’t there, but nearly every other mobile maker is.

02/24/2014

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Feds Consider Mandating New Cars To Talk To Each Other

It’s technology that could keep you safer behind the wheel, and now the government is proposing to require automakers to include it in new cars and light trucks.

02/03/2014

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Report: Spy Agencies Have Eye On Angry Birds, Other Phone Apps For Personal Data

The latest revelations from NSA leaker Edward Snowden show that government spies have an eye on smartphone and tablet apps.

01/27/2014

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