Science and Technology

Carvana car dispensing building in Fishtown
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Mike Dougherty
October 11, 2018 - 1:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Vending macines are used to sell almost everything these days. But a machine that dispenses cars? That's exactly what one dealer in Philly's Fishtown neighborhood is offering customers. Just drop one of the big silver coins into the slot, and watch the magic happen. "...
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AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File
October 10, 2018 - 4:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T and WarnerMedia are joining the ever-expanding list of companies offering a streaming video service. They say the service due to launch in late 2019 will include films, TV shows, documentaries, animation and other offerings. No pricing was announced. It's the second product...
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Ian Bush
October 10, 2018 - 2:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Robocallers got your number? You're not alone. There were an estimated 4.4 billion of those annoying calls last month. That's an increase of more than 80 percent from September of last year, according to the makers of YouMail , one of the apps that helps to block...
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From left: Samsung's Galaxy Note 9, Google's Pixel 3 XL and the iPhone XS Max.
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Ian Bush
October 09, 2018 - 4:58 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — More phones run on Android than any other operating system, but its creator, Google, doesn't even crack the top 10 in sales of its own phones. Features on the company's newest handheld device, however, may attract more buyers. Google's third-generation Pixel phones...
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks at the Google I/O conference in Mountain View, Calif.
AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File
October 09, 2018 - 4:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Google's new Pixel phones mirror the industry trend moving the devices toward lusher, bigger screens and add new twists on the camera for taking better selfies and other pictures. The Pixels have barely made a dent in the market since their debut two years ago, but Google is hoping...
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Google offices
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October 09, 2018 - 7:49 am
By Kate Gibson (CBS News, MONEYWATCH) — Google is closing its troubled Google Plus social network following the discovery of a software glitch this past spring that may have exposed user information of up to 500,000 customers between 2015 and 2018, the company said Monday. Ben Smith, Google's vice...
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In this Dec. 4, 2017 file photo, people walk by Google offices in New York.
AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File
October 08, 2018 - 5:59 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is shutting down its underwhelming Plus social network for regular users, following its disclosure of a flaw discovered in March that exposed personal information of up to 500,000 people. The announcement came in a Monday blog post , which was also Google's first public...
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This image provided by Facebook shows the company's product called Portal.
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October 08, 2018 - 2:03 pm
By Michael Liedtke and Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writers SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is launching the first electronic device to bear its brand, a screen and camera-equipped gadget intended to make video calls easier and more intuitive. But it's unclear if people will open their homes to an...
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Arlan Hamilton, founder of Backstage Capital, speaks at the Project NorthStar tech conference.
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Antionette Lee
October 04, 2018 - 7:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A three-day tech conference for black and Latino entrepreneurs and professionals is underway in South Philly this week. The Project NorthStar conference invited tech and start-up moguls from across the country to educate and connect. The City of Philadelphia and Black...
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In this Feb. 28, 2018 photo, Matty Nev Luby holds up her phone in front of a ring light she uses to lip-sync with the smartphone app, in Wethersfield, Conn.
AP Photo/Jessica Hill
October 04, 2018 - 8:54 am
By Matt O'Brien and Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writers WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Teens and young adults say cyberbullying is a serious problem for people their age, but most don't think they'll be the ones targeted for digital abuse. That's according to a new poll from The Associated Press-...
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