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Published: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:50:08 GMT2017-12-11T22:50:08Z

 



In-laws have you stressed? This Philly-made tool can help you train your brain to calm down

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:50:08 GMT2017-12-11T22:50:08Z

Finances, gift-giving and, yes, difficult family members all contribute to higher levels of stress during the holiday season. Now, thanks to a Philadelphia startup, there's an app for that.



Paranoid about Google and Amazon spying on you? You're just paying attention

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:16:58 GMT2017-12-07T16:16:58Z

Tech progress has consequences from the customer tracking of Google and Bing search engines. Amid the latest 4K TVs, videogame systems and self-driving cars, maintaining your privacy must be a concern.



Philly-based Lia's home pregnancy test scores big wins at FDA and in Berlin

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 22:29:58 GMT2017-12-06T22:29:58Z

Home pregnancy testing can be stressful and an eco-disaster. Not so Lia, developed by two UPenn pals and just endorsed by the FDA and peers at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin.



Google blocks YouTube on Amazon devices in escalating feud

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:09:07 GMT2017-12-06T00:09:07Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google is pulling its popular YouTube video service from Amazon's Fire TV and Echo Show devices in an escalating feud that has caught consumers in the crossfire.



Obama and the chicken nugget guy ruled Twitter in 2017

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 19:51:11 GMT2017-12-05T19:51:11Z

NEW YORK (AP) - What do a former U.S. president, LeBron James and a guy who really, really likes chicken nuggets have in common? They made the biggest splash on Twitter this year.



Can driverless cars be safe? Grand Theft Auto helps Penn scientists find out

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 23:25:49 GMT2017-12-02T23:25:49Z

University of Pennsylvania scientists are using video games and toy cars to learn how autonomous vehicles think - and to determine whether they are safe for people to use.



GM could launch its own autonomous ride-hailing service as early as 2019

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 23:36:48 GMT2017-12-01T23:36:48Z

The ambitious timeline could place GM in an enviable position: with the unique ability to provide existing ride-hailing companies like Lyft or Uber with a growing fleet of autonomous vehicles or, better yet, to unleash its own service



Comcast agrees, the X1 TV box has to have iHeart radio

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:22:13 GMT2017-12-01T00:22:13Z

Comcast's link with iHeartRadio will funnel radio personalities like Elvis Duran and stations like Z100 through Xfinity X1 cable TV boxes. At the same time, a legal ruling this week has forced Comcast to disable the X1's ability to remotely schedule recordings.



Uber hack sparks PA. Attorney General probe

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 21:44:50 GMT2017-11-30T21:44:50Z

The security hack of Uber, like that of Equifax, has attracted the interest of Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro.



Why your Comcast X1 remote programming feature stopped working

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 21:33:38 GMT2017-11-30T21:33:38Z

Rovi/TiVo has won a patent infringement case against Comcast - the reason you can no longer remotely program your Xfinity X1 DVR.



Gift ideas that charge - and super-charge

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 11:02:02 GMT2017-11-30T11:02:02Z

For holiday gifts, check out new celebrations of classic rock originals from Jethro Tull, Bob Dylan and the Eagles. You can upgrade your Samsung Galaxy S6 or newer phone with the improved ($90) Samsung Gear VR headset.



Apple Mac software has login flaw that puts data at risk

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 16:56:03 GMT2017-11-29T16:56:03Z

The glitch allows anyone to access the file system for a Mac, exposing private documents on that particular computer.