Technology

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Kim Glovas
May 19, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new term is floating in the ether, promoting a reduction in technology in our lives. It's called "digital minimalism." The theory is that less technology leads to more happiness, and reducing the number of apps on our phones will help. Dustin Kidd is an associate...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2018, file photo, demonstrators hold images of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos near their faces during a Halloween-themed protest at Amazon headquarters over the company's facial recognition system, "Rekognition," in Seattle.
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May 13, 2019 - 9:26 pm
By Matt O'Brien and Janie Har SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is on track to become the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other city agencies, reflecting a growing backlash against a technology that's creeping into airports, motor vehicle departments, stores,...
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Cherri Gregg
April 29, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The HUE Tech Summit is returning to kick off Philly Tech Week, and this year’s conference is targeting women of color. "We are in demand, and this is our time," says Jumoke Dada, founder of HUE Tech Summit. In its second year, the one-day conference educates, elevates...
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April 28, 2019 - 9:25 pm
By Jackie Wattles (CNN) - - Apple rolled out new features designed to track and limit screen time. Then, it started policing the competition, according to a New York Times report published Saturday. The tech giant has removed or limited the features of some of the most popular third-party apps to...
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Philadelphia Science Festival
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John McDevitt
April 26, 2019 - 4:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Franklin Institute has kicked off its ninth annual Philadelphia Science Festival with a big blast. . @TheFranklin kicks off 9 day science festival with a big blast! There will be more than 60 events throughout the region. @KYWNewsradio pic.twitter.com/67aFZZCOsh...
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Mike DeNardo
April 26, 2019 - 4:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Injury claims on SEPTA are way down. The transit agency says that's because it's harder to fake an injury when cameras are watching. The old joke used to be that people would hop onto a SEPTA bus involved in a fender-bender so that they could cash-in on a fake...
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Mike DeNardo
April 23, 2019 - 1:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Center City's economy is growing, but not quickly enough, says a new report. Center City has averaged a 2.1% job growth rate over the last three years. But it should be even higher, says Paul Levy, president and CEO of the Center City District. "The recent rebound is...
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk
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April 22, 2019 - 7:55 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears poised to transform the company's electric cars into driverless vehicles in a risky bid to realize a bold vision that he has been floating for years. The technology required to make that quantum leap is scheduled to be shown off to Tesla investors...
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Cherri Gregg
April 15, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new mobile app transforms concrete physical sites into living museums by brining to past to life. The first United States site for the app is along Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Created by the USC Shoah Foundation, IWalk guides visitors through the Horwitz-Wasserman...
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April 14, 2019 - 5:21 pm
(AP) - Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were temporarily down early Sunday. All three social media platforms, including Facebook Messenger, were affected by the outage. Downdetector.com, a site that monitors site outages, shows Facebook had been down since 6:30 a.m. EST in much of the world, with...
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