Science and Technology

First Lady Frances Wolf joins Girls Who Code CEO Reshma Saujani at William D. Kelley School to highlight investment in STEM education for young women.
The Office of Governor Tom Wolf via Flickr
Justin Udo
September 25, 2018 - 6:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania is taking aggressive action to get young women more involved in the tech industry. The governor's PAsmart initiative is investing $30 million toward STEM and computer science education for K-12 students. First Lady Frances Wolf joined Girls Who Code CEO...
Read More
In this Tuesday, June 19, 2018, file photo, Kevin Systrom, CEO and co-founder of Instagram, prepares for an announcement about IGTV in San Francisco.
AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File
September 25, 2018 - 12:04 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The co-founders of Instagram are resigning their positions with the social media company without explanation. Chief Executive Kevin Systrom said in a statement late Monday that he and Mike Krieger, Instagram's chief technical officer, plan to leave the company in the next few...
Read More
In this Feb. 22, 2018, file photo, the Pandora logo appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
AP Photo/Richard Drew, File
September 24, 2018 - 4:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Subscription radio company SiriusXM says it's buying music streaming service Pandora Media Inc. in a deal valued at about $3.5 billion that will allow it to expand its service beyond cars and into mobile devices and homes. Pandora has faced intense pressure from competitors like...
Read More
Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File
September 21, 2018 - 12:59 pm
Consumers can now freeze their credit for free under a new federal law. A credit freeze restricts access to your credit file, essentially halting anyone from opening any new credit in your name. The rules used to vary by state, but previously it could cost up to $10 to put a freeze in place. That...
Read More
A number of electric vehicles were on hand for test drives.
Dan Wing/KYW Newsradio
Dan Wing
September 21, 2018 - 12:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — About 250 experts from the auto industry, government, and power companies gathered at an all-day forum hosted by PECO at the Please Touch Museum on Friday. The discussion centered on the past, present and future of transportation electrification. "Folks are focusing...
Read More
Shoppers line up outside of the Apple store on Walnut Street in Center City Philadelphia.
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
September 21, 2018 - 8:40 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The latest iPhones are on sale. The lines outside Apple stores are shorter than in years past, but there are still many who couldn't wait. Those who did queue up early Friday morning outside the Apple store at 16th and Walnut streets were eager to get their hands on...
Read More
Headquarters of the Italian Sky television broadcaster
AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File
September 20, 2018 - 3:59 pm
LONDON (AP) — Comcast and 21st Century Fox will settle their battle for control of broadcaster Sky through a rare auction designed to put an end to months of offers and counteroffers from the American media empires seeking a foothold in the European pay TV market. The auction will begin after the...
Read More
File photo dated 11/06/14 of a PlayStation sign
PA Images/Sipa USA
Ian Bush
September 19, 2018 - 3:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Old movies and TV sitcoms are being remade, '90s fashion trends are making a comeback, retro is really back in style — and it's true for video gaming as well. It's game (back) on for the original PlayStation. The console that Sony first released a quarter-century ago...
Read More
Drone photos of local flooding in North Carolina.
John Meore & Tariq Zehari/The Journal News via USA TODAY NETWORK
Ian Bush
September 19, 2018 - 12:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — To begin the recovery from Florence, some utility crews in the Carolinas are looking to the sky — where a Philadelphia company is going to work. Drones have been buzzing overhead in search of storm damage. The bird's-eye photos are analyzed using artificial...
Read More
Oyster Creek nuclear plant
Ian Bush | KYW Newsradio
Ian Bush
September 17, 2018 - 5:46 pm
OCEAN COUNTY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — After nearly half a century, high noon brought the last gasp for the oldest commercial nuclear plant in the nation. Oyster Creek in Ocean County now heads toward decommissioning over the next decade. RELATED: Oldest power plant in US will be decommissioned...
Read More