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The Typewriter Makes a Comeback in Philly

What did your nine-year-old daughter want for Christmas last year? An American Girl doll? Makeup? An iPhone 7? Mine wanted one thing: a typewriter.

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Penn Med Students Create App to Address LGBTQ Health Disparities

Three University of Pennsylvania medical students have created an app that they hope will put an end to LGBTQ healthcare disparities. SpectrumScores, being developed by […]

Be Well Philly

Dear Fitness Studios: You’re Doing Too Much

For some folks, the 60 or so minutes spent in a workout is the sole hour of the day that is completely theirs — free of technology […]

News

Designers of Popular GIF Keyboard App Think Philly Is a Sad City

People say it’s always sunny in Philadelphia, but the company behind the popular cellphone app “GIF Keyboard” doesn’t think we’re a very cheery bunch. A […]

News

Nordstrom Rack’s Roving Cashiers Are Exactly What We Want

C’mon, admit it: You hate people like I do, right? OK, maybe not hate hate — but the fewer of them around, the better. Well, here’s […]

Business

One City in Pennsylvania is Poised to Crush the 21st Century …

I came to Pittsburgh to see the future. On a blustery late-winter morning with a light whorl of snowflakes falling near the banks of the […]

News

Talk Acme to Me: How Alexa and Siri Learn to Understand the Philly Accent

After a couple of weeks of our casually getting to know each other, my Amazon Echo is really starting to understand me. She just learned […]

Business

How to Make the DNC Innovative? Get Curalate On Board

This year’s DNC in Philadelphia will be the most innovative Democratic national convention to date, the host committee says, and that’s thanks in part to […]

Business

What Hillary Clinton’s Tech Plan Could Do for Philadelphia

Hillary Clinton dropped some big technology objectives last week when she released her all-encompassing “Initiative on Technology & Innovation” policy agenda. The ambitious list of […]

Business

The State’s Biggest Tech Investor Wants to Clear Things Up: ‘We Are Not Venture Capitalists.’

Benjamin Franklin Technology Partners, the group that invested $8.9 million in local technology-based companies last year is doing something new – it is trying to […]

Business

Philly Tech Loved SXSW. SXSW Loved Philly Tech Back

The Philadelphia tech and startup scene made its way down to Austin last week for South by Southwest — better known as SXSW. As an interactive-focused conference-turned-festival, […]

Business

Report: Pa. Ranks Eighth in Tech Employment

Pennsylvania ranks eighth among U.S. states for the size of its tech-oriented workforce, a new report says. The Cyberstates 2016 report was produced by CompTIA. […]

Business

Comcast Buys Philly Tech Company to Capitalize on Sports Stat Craze

In today’s era of Netflix, on-demand programming, and recorded TV shows, nobody is really watching live television — unless it’s sports. In fact, 93 percent of the […]

Business

Two Philly Colleges Among Best at Bridging Gap Between Humans and Computers

While technology is made to advance, it’s also made to be accessible. UX Design, an emerging field of computer science and engineering, is closing the gap […]

Business

Comcast Slams FCC’s Cable Box Ruling

  Comcast Vice President David L. Cohen is lashing out at the FCC after it voted to move forward with a proposal to allow customers to […]