Science and Technology

This March 31, 2017 file photo shows a competitive video game tournament under way at Caesars casino in Atlantic City,N.J.
AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File
October 19, 2018 - 11:22 am
By Wayne Parry, Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's new Call of Duty is this: To become the East Coast center of competitive video game tournaments, also known as esports. The activity is rapidly growing in popularity across the country and around the world, and the New...
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October 19, 2018 - 10:31 am
By Heather Kelly, CNN Business (CNN) -- Trick or treat ... or iPad? Apple is hosting an event on Tuesday October 30 where it is expected to announce more product updates, including new iPads. But instead of holding a press conference in San Francisco or its Cupertino, California campus, Apple...
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Technology can be used as a tool to help fight opioid abuse.
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Ian Bush
October 18, 2018 - 4:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In the fight against opioid abuse, health providers are increasingly looking to technology to help prevent addiction and improve treatment. One promising effort involves house calls by video in rural areas, where overdose deaths are rising and it's harder to find a...
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Workers gather and sit and their desks during a demonstration in the war room, where Facebook monitors election related content on the platform, in Menlo Park, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018.
AP Photo/Jeff Chiu
October 18, 2018 - 8:23 am
By Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — In an otherwise innocuous part of Facebook's expansive Silicon Valley campus, a locked door bears a taped-on sign that reads "War Room." Behind the door lies a nerve center the social network has set up to combat fake accounts and...
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Apple's bagel emoji
Apple
Rachel Kurland
October 17, 2018 - 12:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — What is the point of a bagel without schmear? Philadelphia Cream Cheese asked and answered that question after public outcry spread on social media over Apple’s cream cheese-less bagel emoji. We think that a #BagelEmoji without cream cheese is a #SadBagel , what do...
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pa voter database
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Ian Bush
October 16, 2018 - 1:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Voter records are generally considered public information. But that doesn't mean states permit that personal data to be splashed online. Pennsylvania's database is posted to a website that's a favorite of hackers. Names, addresses, birthdays, and phone numbers are...
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The logo of social networking site Facebook is reflected on the screen of a smartphone resting on a laptop keyboard.
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October 16, 2018 - 9:43 am
(CBS News) -- Facebook is cracking down on the spread of false information in the final weeks before the midterm elections. The world's largest social network says it will ban fake content designed to suppress voter turnout. The announcement comes just two weeks after Facebook says hackers...
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Apr 21, 2018; New Orleans, LA, USA; Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen watches from courtside during the second quarter in game four of the first round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs against the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center.
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October 15, 2018 - 6:21 pm
By Danielle Wiener-Bronner, CNN Business (CNN) -- Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has died, his investment firm Vulcan said Monday. He was 65. "It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of our founder Paul G. Allen, co-founder of Microsoft and noted technologist, philanthropist, community...
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Minefaire
Minefaire
Andrew Kramer
October 12, 2018 - 8:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A festival this weekend at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks is built entirely around the video game “Minecraft.” The event, called “Minefaire: A Minecraft Fan Experience,” is it "an experience that you really cannot replicate at home," according to event...
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Pennsylvania Conference for Women
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Melony Roy
October 12, 2018 - 6:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- International human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and tennis champion Serena Williams were in Philadelphia on Friday, headlining one of the largest gathering of women in the region. More than 11,000 women and a few men descended upon the Pennsylvania Convention Center...
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