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Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 at 12:14 AM EST

Japan Looks to Philly for Details on Ridesharing Industry

Japan Looks to Philly for Details on Ridesharing Industry

Japan's three-day visit was a ride sharing expedition, gathering information on how Uber and Lyft operate in Philly and what officials back home should know before deciding if the peer-to-peer networks can...

Monday, Nov 14, 2016 at 04:37 PM EST

PAFA to Digitize Historic Photograph Collection

PAFA to Digitize Historic Photograph Collection

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts will be bringing at least 2,000 historic photographs, some from as early as the 1870s, into the 21st century thanks to a new digital initiative.

Monday, Nov 14, 2016 at 04:30 PM EST

Gov't to Require Hybrid, Electric Cars to Make Noise

Gov't to Require Hybrid, Electric Cars to Make Noise

New hybrid and electric cars are required to make noise when traveling at low speeds so that pedestrians, especially those who are blind or have poor eyesight, will hear them coming, under a new rule released...

Monday, Nov 14, 2016 at 10:54 AM EST

Design Firm Grows Furniture From Fungus

Design Firm Grows Furniture From Fungus

The sturdy stools and spongy cushions made at a factory in upstate New York are formed with fungus. Ecovative Design is a business staking its growth on mycelium, the thread-like "roots" of mushrooms. The...

Monday, Nov 14, 2016 at 02:30 PM EST

SEPTA Rolls Out Key Card for Senior Free Rides

SEPTA Rolls Out Key Card for Senior Free Rides

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority is rolling out the SEPTA Key card feature to senior citizens.

Friday, Nov 11, 2016 at 06:59 PM EST

Cellphone Charger Explodes in College Student's Pocket

Cellphone Charger Explodes in College Student's Pocket

The student suffered 3rd degree burns to his leg and hand, officials said.

Friday, Nov 11, 2016 at 02:53 PM EST

Penn Grads Make Case to Become Millionaire Inventors on CNBC

Penn Grads Make Case to Become Millionaire Inventors on CNBC

Two University of Pennsylvania graduates are the latest Philadelphia-grown entrepreneurs to have their work featured on national television.

Friday, Nov 11, 2016 at 07:51 AM EST

Snapchat Debuts Cartoonish Machine to Sell Video Glasses

Snapchat Debuts Cartoonish Machine to Sell Video Glasses

Snapchat has unveiled bright yellow vending machines that will sell its new line of video glasses. The machines, called Snapbots, feature a cartoon-like face and are topped with balloons. They'll sell Spectacle...

Thursday, Nov 10, 2016 at 02:29 PM EST

Tech Expert Uses Spyware to Snoop on Estranged Wife: AG

Tech Expert Uses Spyware to Snoop on Estranged Wife: AG

A central Pennsylvania technical expert used spyware and the county's Wi-Fi network to spy on his estranged wife, according to the attorney general.

Thursday, Nov 10, 2016 at 12:55 PM EST

Philly Tech Company Offers Trump Exit Strategy

Philly Tech Company Offers Trump Exit Strategy

A Philadelphia area tech company is offering its employees a Trump exit strategy.

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