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Published: Mon, 15 May 2017 04:18:09 GMT2017-05-15T04:18:09Z

 



Log in, look out: Cyber chaos may grow at workweek's start

Mon, 15 May 2017 04:18:09 GMT2017-05-15T04:18:09Z

LONDON (AP) - Employees booting up computers at work Monday could see red as they discover they're victims of a global "ransomware" cyberattack that has created chaos in 150 countries and could wreak even greater havoc as more malicious variations appear.



An alert researcher, teamwork helped stem huge cyberattack

Sun, 14 May 2017 17:18:06 GMT2017-05-14T17:18:06Z

LONDON (AP) - The cyberattack that spread malicious software around the world, shutting down networks at hospitals, banks and government agencies, was thwarted by a young British researcher and an inexpensive domain registration, with help from another 20-something security engineer in the U.S.



Philly is robotics hub of the East Coast

Sun, 14 May 2017 11:41:41 GMT2017-05-14T11:41:41Z

It is difficult to imagine a future where drones and other kinds of robots will not be an important component of our lives. And Philadelphia is playing an important role in inventing that future.



Lucky break slows cyberattack; what's coming could be worse

Sun, 14 May 2017 10:21:44 GMT2017-05-14T10:21:44Z

LONDON (AP) - As terrifying as the unprecedented global "ransomware" attack was, cybersecurity experts say it's nothing compared to what might be coming - especially if companies, organizations and governments don't make major fixes.



Dreamers // Doers aims to supercharge female entrepreneurs

Sat, 13 May 2017 18:53:24 GMT2017-05-13T18:53:24Z

New Philadelphia chapter aims to help empower female start-ups with advice and support.



Apple to invest $200 million in scratch-resistant glass

Fri, 12 May 2017 22:18:08 GMT2017-05-12T22:18:08Z

HARRODSBURG, Ky. (AP) - Apple says it will invest $200 million in a rural Kentucky facility that it credits with rescuing the company's signature smartphone from a design flaw that would have led to scratched screens.



Why fancy new Samsung smartphones and LG fridges are freaking people out

Thu, 11 May 2017 21:33:10 GMT2017-05-11T21:33:10Z

The high-end features of smartphones and appliances promise a lot but often break down. So there's wisdom in going with pared-down models.



Microsoft aims to create a more versatile Windows 10

Thu, 11 May 2017 21:18:08 GMT2017-05-11T21:18:08Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Microsoft will try to make Windows 10 more versatile with a wave of new features for creating memories, exploring virtual scenery and hopscotching from personal computers to mobile devices.



Why Philly is poised to make big moves in smart fabrics due to Drexel, Jefferson and Israeli partners

Thu, 11 May 2017 17:59:24 GMT2017-05-11T17:59:24Z

Once a big player in textiles, Philly now has the research and talent to become a leader in smart fabrics, those embedded with sensors that can track the health of patients or banish body odor. Eight Israeli companies attended a recent conference here on the possibilities, which could reach $50 billion in sales by 2025.



Tesla starts selling solar roof; says savings to cover costs

Wed, 10 May 2017 22:07:46 GMT2017-05-10T22:07:46Z

DETROIT (AP) - Electric car maker Tesla has added another product to its lineup: Solar roof tiles.



Restaurants use technology to nudge us into spending more

Wed, 10 May 2017 17:30:31 GMT2017-05-10T17:30:31Z

NEW YORK (AP) - Restaurant chains are making it easier to order food with a few taps of the screen - so much so that you may lose sight of how much you're spending.



Amazon unveils Echo Show

Wed, 10 May 2017 12:53:15 GMT2017-05-10T12:53:15Z

SEATTLE - Amazon has unveiled a new Echo device with a video screen, adding another dimension to its voice-activated digital assistant Alexa and stepping up its game amid stiffening competition from tech rivals.



New Comcast platform puts internet control in your hands

Mon, 08 May 2017 01:07:28 GMT2017-05-08T01:07:28Z

The Xfinity xFi will help create a newly “personalized WiFi experience” for internet customers.



Make Mother's Day memorable with these gifty gizmos

Sun, 07 May 2017 14:36:46 GMT2017-05-07T14:36:46Z

Give her pictures to hang on the fridge, homing devices to find her stuff, cooking tools to practice her art, and a tracking device for her blooming baby.



Tech Week ends, but its best ideas have a bright future

Fri, 05 May 2017 20:17:14 GMT2017-05-05T20:17:14Z




Um, like, a Microsoft contest could earn this Drexel speech-coaching start-up $100K

Thu, 04 May 2017 20:41:04 GMT2017-05-04T20:41:04Z

Orai has already won $170,000 in prizes and is on the market. Can the public-speaking app outperform a field of global contenders?