Technology

Philadelphia Science Festival
Courtesy of The Franklin Institute/Kyle Gronostajski
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 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
Jae C. Hong/AP, file
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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Dreamstime
April 05, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Telemedicine may be becoming more and more common in health care. Think about it: Do you really need to go a doctor's office to have a rash examined? The...
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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.
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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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