Technology

Dreamstime
Hadas Kuznits
March 29, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A free STEM workshop in Hunting Park on Saturday is geared towards helping students learn more about opportunities in the field. "I am really hoping to demystify what STEM is," said Isobel Dewey, director of STEM at Simon Gratz Mastery Charter High School. She says...
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Energy Secretary Rick Perry testifies during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Andrew Harnik/AP Photo
March 28, 2019 - 8:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has approved seven applications for U.S. companies to sell nuclear power technology and assistance to Saudi Arabia, the Energy Department said Thursday. Energy Secretary Rick Perry told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the Energy Department has...
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U.S. health officials are taking another look at the safety of breast implants, the latest review in a decades-long debate.
Donna McWilliam/AP Photo, File
March 24, 2019 - 8:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are taking another look at the safety of breast implants, the latest review in a decades-long debate. At a two-day meeting that starts Monday, a panel of experts for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will hear from researchers, plastic surgeons and...
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A Facebook start page is shown on a smartphone in Surfside, Fla.
Wilfredo Lee/AP Photo, File
March 21, 2019 - 4:44 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook left millions of user passwords readable by its employees for years, the company acknowledged Thursday after a security researcher exposed the lapse . By storing passwords in readable plain text, Facebook violated fundamental computer-security practices. Those call for...
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Dreamstime
March 14, 2019 - 3:30 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — More evidence suggests you should not be spending all of your time on a computer or electronic devices — which can be especially frustrating if your job is...
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The newest worker at Giant Food Stores in the area is a robot.
Ian Bush/KYW Newsradio
Ian Bush
March 11, 2019 - 3:40 pm
PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — He puts in 12-hour work days without even taking a paycheck, and the only breaks he takes are to juice up. What's this employee's secret? He's a robot. The newest worker at Giant Food Stores in the area is Marty, a 6-foot-2-inch grey robot with light blue...
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Dreamstime
February 12, 2019 - 3:30 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you have children between the ages of 2 and 5, the odds are pretty high that they are spending a lot of time watching TV or interacting with computer...
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A mobile OWLcard allows students to use their food to buy meals, get into their dorms, access campus buildings, and more.
Betsy Manning/Temple University Photography
Ian Bush
February 02, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Temple University has become one of the first schools to test tech from Apple that aims to make the plastic campus access card a thing of the past. During the lunch rush at the Howard Gittis Student Center, buying a burger or scoring a salad used to require a swipe of...
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Chester Police Department app
Chester Police Department
Paul Kurtz
January 29, 2019 - 3:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Chester Police Department says a focus on technology has helped reduce violent crime in the city. Police commanders gave a video demonstration of a free mobile app Tuesday that's now available for people to use when they see crimes being committed. "You can take...
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FILE - This Tuesday, July 19, 2016, file photo shows the Google logo at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.
AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File
January 21, 2019 - 3:42 pm
PARIS (AP) — France's data privacy watchdog fined Google 50 million euros ($57 million) on Monday, the first penalty for a U.S. tech giant under new European data privacy rules that took effect last year. The National Data Protection Commission said it fined the U.S. internet giant for "lack of...
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