Science and Technology

Freedom Guardian medical alert watch
Business Wire
Ian Bush
August 07, 2018 - 5:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Fashion meets function in a new device designed by a Philadelphia company with the safety of seniors in mind. Freedom Guardian has the looks of a trendy smartwatch — because it is one. But the main feature allows users to call for help with just a swipe and tap on the...
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InfoWars app still in Google, Apple stores after companies move against other content
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August 07, 2018 - 11:02 am
By Paul P. Murphy (CNN Money) -- Big tech made a show on Sunday night and Monday of moving against conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his media company InfoWars. But Apple and Google are both still selling its app, which contains some of the same type of content that both tech giants have pulled...
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Facebook Messenger
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Ian Bush
August 06, 2018 - 7:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Facebook wants to help you "like" your bank. Despite sharp criticism over how it handles your private information, the social network and advertising giant wants to become a place for financial transactions as well. Facebook said "the idea is that messaging with a...
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Kim Glovas
August 06, 2018 - 12:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Nine disabled young adults who are transitioning to living independently got a taste of college recently. It was part of a program at Temple University's Institute on Disabilities. It's called ACES, Augmentative Communication and Empowerment Supports. Russ Goldstein,...
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Alex Jones, of Infowars, is shown at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.
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August 06, 2018 - 8:30 am
By Charles Riley (CNN Money) -- Facebook has removed four pages associated with InfoWars and its controversial founder Alex Jones for repeated violations of its policies. The social media platform said in a statement Monday that it had "unpublished" the Alex Jones Channel Page, the Alex Jones Page...
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Ian Bush
August 02, 2018 - 6:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Primetime TV has expanded its viewing selections for users. Comcast is adding Amazon Prime Video 's subscription service to its cable platform. Comcast customers who pay for Amazon Prime will be able to watch series like the upcoming "Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan" or "The...
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In this April 24, 1984 file photo, Steve Jobs, left, chairman of Apple Computers, John Sculley, center, president and CEO, and Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, unveil the new Apple IIc computer in San Francisco, Calif.
AP Photo/Sal Veder, File
August 02, 2018 - 1:01 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has become the world's first publicly traded company to be valued at $1 trillion, the financial fruit of stylish technology that has redefined what we expect from our gadgets. The milestone reached Thursday marks the latest triumph of a trend-setting company that two...
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Reddit data breach
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Ian Bush
August 02, 2018 - 10:14 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One of the world's most popular websites has suffered a data breach . Reddit has not revealed how many users are affected, and many of those most at risk in this attack will not be notified. The circumstances of this breach are unsettling, because Reddit, a social...
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Hope Diamond
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August 01, 2018 - 4:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Blue diamonds — like the Smithsonian's famous Hope diamond — are the rarest of all and how they formed more than a billion years ago is a bit of a mystery. Now scientists think they have a glimmer of an answer. They've long known that the blue tint comes from traces of boron in...
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Facebook Instagram Time Spent
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August 01, 2018 - 11:30 am
By Sara Ashley O'Brien (CNN Money) -- Get ready to find out how much time you spend on Facebook and Instagram. A new set of features are starting to roll out to the Facebook and Instagram mobile apps on Wednesday to help you better manage how you spend time on the platforms. The features include...
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