<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - Tech News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/tech http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia http://www.nbcphiladelphia.comen-usThu, 29 Sep 2016 14:54:43 -0400Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:54:43 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[3D-Printed Artificial Bones Could Help Heal Injuries]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:49:03 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/3d-skull-H.jpg

A new type of artificial bone shaped with a 3-D printer can repair deformed bones and help heal some spine, skull and jaw injuries, researchers say in a new report printed in the journal Science Translational Medicine.

When the bone material was tested in a monkey, the bone fused to the animal’s skull and new blood vessels grew into it, NBC News reports.

“Within four weeks, the implant had fully integrated, fully vascularized with the monkey’s own skull,” researcher Adam Jakus said. “And there is actually evidence of new bone formation.”

The hyper-elastic bone can be shaped with a 3-D printer to customize individual implants. Scientists hope to be able to test the implants in humans within the next five years.

Photo Credit: Adam E. Jakus, PhD]]>
<![CDATA[Aetna to Subsidize Apple Watch]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:46:27 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP_16229419820877.jpg

Aetna announced that it will be making Apple Watches available for large employers and individual customers during open enrollment season.

The health care services company said the new initiative will revolutionize the customer's experience by, "combining the power of iOS apps and the unmatched user experience of Apple products including Apple Watch, iPhone and iPad with Aetna’s analytics-based wellness and care management programs."

Aetna said it will be the first major health care company to subsidize the cost of Apple Watches for customers by offering monthly payroll deductions. The Hartford-based company serves an estimated 45.3 million and will provide free Apple Watches to 50,000 of its employees. 

Apple will work with Aeton to create "deeply intergrated" health apps that will allow customers to manager their health, Aetna said.

“This is only the beginning - we look forward to using these tools to improve health outcomes and help more people achieve more healthy days,” said Mark Bertolini, Aetna Chairman and CEO.

Aetna's new health apps will offer features, such as:

  • Care management and wellness, to help guide consumers through health events like a new diagnosis or prescription medication with user-driven support from nurses and people with similar conditions.
  • Medication adherence, to help consumers remember to take their medications, easily order refills and connect with their doctor if they need a different treatment through their Apple Watch or iPhone.
  • Integration with Apple Wallet, allowing consumers to check their deductible and pay a bill.
  • Personalized health plan on-boarding, information, messaging and decision support to help Aetna members understand and make the most of their benefits.
The solutions will be available early 2017.

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<![CDATA[Elon Musk's Plans for Mars]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:44:46 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP_16271781854596-elon-musk-mars-spacex.jpg

It was a press conference with a little bit of everything — space travel, science, technology and the offer of a kiss.

Welcome to the world of Elon Musk.

Musk spoke at the International Astronautical Congress about SpaceX's plan to take us to Mars.

Spoiler alert: It's going to take some time, and there's no guarantee of a return trip.

Musk was honest about the speculative nature of it all; it will be very expensive (at least at first), and very time consuming.

Also, he was fairly honest about the fact that it's just not yet possible.

He showed a "timeline," admitting (a nod to Tesla deliveries) that "I'm not very good at these."

He also addressed whether or not he himself would travel to space, saying that "I may die, so I'd want a succession plan in place."

A crewed mission to the Red Planet could come in 10 years "if things go super well," Musk said, as CNBC noted. The spaceship would have to fit around 100 people and come with everything needed to build a colony: "iron foundries, pizza joints, you name it."

During a surreal Q&A session, Musk was asked if Mars was like Burning Man (he's not sure), and if someone could come up to the stage and give him a "good luck kiss."

He demurred.

With NASA, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos and others talking about space travel, Musk laid out more detail than we've heard before. You can see his whole talk here:

Scott scans the skies on Twitter: @scottbudman

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PHILADELPHIA BUSINESS JOURNAL]]> <![CDATA[Comcast Joins YMCA in $15M Partnership]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:43:15 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/comcastYMCA.PNG

Comcast announced Monday it's embarking on a $15 million partnership with the national YMCA organization to promote the nonprofit's work in tandem with the Philadelphia-based company's low-cost internet adoption program.

The announcement comes in the midst of the broadcast giant's national tour to promote Internet Essentials, Comcast's initiative to provide low-income individuals high-speed internet. Senior Executive Vice President David L. Cohen and Internet Essentials' new spokeswoman, Olympic champion Jackie Joyner-Kersee, attended events in the city Monday to promote Internet Essentials and the new YMCA partnership.

To kick off the partnership, Comcast announced it's donating $50,000 to five regional YMCAs including in the Philadelphia area, central Maryland, Memphis and the mid-south, Greater Houston and Greater Indianapolis, to fund digital literacy and academic achievement programs.

To read the full article, click here.

For more business news, visit Philadelphia Business Journal. 

Comcast is the parent company of NBC10.

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<![CDATA[Labor Dept. Sues Tech Firm ]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:23:03 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/karp.jpg

The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit accusing a high-flying Silicon Valley software company of systematically discriminating against Asian job applicants over the last five years.

Palantir Technologies was co-founded by prominent tech financier Peter Thiel, with backing from an investment arm of the CIA. The Palo Alto, California, company makes data analytics software used by the U.S. military and law enforcement agencies, along with banks, insurance companies and other private clients.

The lawsuit claims Palantir routinely eliminated Asian job candidates during the resume-screening and telephone-interview stages of the company's hiring process. The claims are based on a statistical analysis conducted by federal officials responsible for making sure government contractors comply with anti-discrimination rules.

Palantir denied the allegations, saying the government's analysis is flawed.

Palantir's chief executive is Alex Karp, who also co-founded the company.

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<![CDATA[Snapchat Introduces Camera-Equipped Spectacles]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:45:53 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Snap+Inc+Spectacles.jpg

A newly christened Snapchat debuted its first hardware product on Friday — Spectacles.

Snap, Inc.'s $130 glasses will able to record 10-second videos from the wearer's vantage point, according to the Wall Street Journal. Spectacles' 115-degree camera lens closely mirrors people's line of sight. 

"When I got the footage back and watched it, I could see my own memory, through my own eyes — it was unbelievable," co-founder and CEO Evan Spiegel told the Journal. 

The company says its wireless video camera, touted as one of the smallest in the world, is capable of taking a day's worth of Snaps on a single charge. The camera is intergrated into sunglasses that will be available in three colors. 

Spectacles will connect directly to a user's Snapchat account via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connections to "transfer your Memories directly into the app in our brand new circular video format," Snap Inc. said.

The glasses are expected to be available sometime this fall.

Photo Credit: Snap Inc.]]>
<![CDATA[How to Protect Yourself From Hackers ]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:38:46 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/NC_onlinetuneup0923_1920x1080.jpg Thursday's news that Yahoo suffered a hack of 500 million of its user accounts may have many people taking a new look at how to keep their own email accounts and personal information secure. One easy way to protect yourself from hackers is by regularly updating your software. "Hackers are always finding new vulnerabilities to exploit," said Consumer Reports Editor Jerry Beilinson.]]> <![CDATA[500K Replacement Samsung Phones to Hit Stores Wed.]]> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:43:55 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-585210900-3.jpg

Half a million replacement Galaxy Note 7 cell phones are arriving in stores around the United States and will be available for exchange Wednesday, the company has announced. 

That represents roughly half the phones recalled due to a fire hazard that were sold in the U.S. Two-and-a-half million of the phones were recalled worldwide.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the recall last week, following a voluntary recall from Samsung. The department's chairman urged consumers to replace the phones — labeled a flight hazard by the FAA — as soon as possible due to the "serious fire hazard" presented by the product.

Dozens of people in the U.S. reported their batteries overheating, and 26 reported burns, according to the commission's website.

Consumers can either replace the phone or get a refund, and Samsung also released a stopgap software update that limits the phone's battery to 60 percent capacity, in a bid to prevent them from overheating. 

"New devices will be in stores no later than tomorrow and we will continue to take the necessary actions to ensure users are powering down and immediately exchanging recalled devices," said Samsung Electronics America President Tim Baxter in a statement.

Read more about the recall at Samsung's recall web page.

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<![CDATA[Waze App's 'Where to Park' Feature]]> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:09:41 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/waze2.jpg

The trusty tool that some commuters use to dodge unwanted traffic now has a tool to help drivers catch a parking spot.

Waze, Google's real-time traffic app that compiles live updates from drivers on the roadways, partnered with another traffic-based company, INRIX, to make the challenge of public parking a little bit easier, according to INRIX

The new "where to park" feature lets drivers know, either before they hit the road or during the journey, where the closest available parking lot is near their desired destination, and offers them the option to be routed to that piece of pavement, INRIX said in a release.

INRIX, the data-driven company that is helping with the feature, aggregates traffic information and provides companies with parking capacity numbers along with the price tags for available spots, according to the company.

A statement from a Waze official indicated the company's planning to roll out more features related to parking.

"Driving around looking for spots impacts arrival times and adds unneeded frustration and stress to the entire driving experience," said Flavia Sasaki Siqueira, Waze's chief of Business Development, in a statement on INRIX's website. "Waze has begun to rollout the first of its parking suite features to solve this issue for drivers. Combining INRIX parking information with our own parking database expands reach and accuracy of the 'where to park' feature."

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area, File]]>
<![CDATA[Tips to Keep Your Data Plan From Draining Your Wallet]]> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:55:45 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/TechTalker0915_MP4-147405796682500001.jpg Data is what drives our devices, and Americans are paying a premium. Posting pics, snaps and even live feeds can devour smartphone data plans.

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<![CDATA[Pennsylvania Improves 'ChildLine' for Child Abuse Reports]]> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 11:27:30 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/smart_phone.jpg

The head of Pennsylvania's Department of Human Services says his agency has improved the performance of a hotline that handles reports of suspected child abuse.

Secretary Ted Dallas said Thursday that the rate of calls to the ChildLine hotline that are abandoned or deflected has fallen from 43 percent at the start of 2015 to 2 percent.

Dallas says his agency has added staff, upgraded training and improved technology so that all calls are recorded and they're easier to process.

The department reports that it's now processing all child abuse history clearances within the law's 14-day limit, and the average time is about a day and a half. In early 2015, clearances averaged 26 days.

New laws to prevent child abuse took effect in January 2015, increasing calls to ChildLine.

<![CDATA[Wal-Mart's Robot Shopping Carts Are Coming for Us All]]> Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:21:31 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/4416Walmart.jpg

Wal-Mart customers will be able to use a handheld device to summon an empty cart and have it whisked their way via "motorized transport unit," according to Wal-Mart's patent, granted last week. The customer's location is determined by optical sensors in the device which will receive information from smart LEDs in the store, NBC News reported.

The system's "central control circuit" will also track shopping cart idle times to see which ones are not being used and implement image sensors to make sure they're empty.

And the carts will even be able to return themselves.

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<![CDATA[Florida Man Says Samsung Note 7 Set Family Jeep Ablaze]]> Fri, 09 Sep 2016 12:29:19 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Nathan+Dornacher+Samsung+Phone+1.jpg

A Florida man says his Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone exploded inside his car and ignited a fire that destroyed the vehicle.

Nathan Dornacher said he and his wife, Lydia Dornacher, returned to their St. Petersburg home from a garage sale to drop off a desk he purchased on Labor Day.

While unloading his car, Nathan Dornacher said he left the Jeep on and the air conditioning running since he planned on heading out again to a local pet supply store, according to his Facebook post. Dornacher noted that he had left his cell phone, a Samsung Galaxy Note 7, charging in the Jeep because "me and Lydia always fight over the house charger."

When he returned to his car, Dornacher said he saw the dashboard on fire and opened the door to find the interior was "engulfed" in flames.

"Not the barbecue I wanted on my day off," Dornacher wrote.

Firefighters responded to put out the blaze, but the Jeep's interior had been completely destroyed and the car was totaled.

"His general impression was that the fire was on the interior of the dashboard somewhere,” said St. Petersburg Deputy Fire Marshal Steve Lawrence.

Lawrence says they have to be certain it wasn’t something else before concluding the smartphone is to blame.

The incident came just days after the tech giant announced that it was recalling and suspending sales of its Galaxy Note7 smartphone after reports of the device catching fire while charging.

U.S. aviation safety officials Thursday warned airline passengers not to turn on or charge the Samsung smartphone during flights and not to put the Galaxy Note 7 phones in their checked bags, citing "recent incidents and concerns raised by Samsung" about the devices.

On Thursday, the Dornacher family posted an update on Facebook saying they don't plan to sue Samsung, but that the company is sending a representative to their home to check out their case. He says his phone was only five days old.

"All I want out of this is for everyone to take this recall seriously and if you didn't know about it please educate yourself before it's too late I had the phone for 5 days and not having TV or a notification we did not know," he said. "We are safe no one was hurt all that matters to me."

Photo Credit: Nathan Dornacher
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<![CDATA[NASA Launches Interstellar Search for Life's Origins]]> Fri, 09 Sep 2016 07:09:26 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/NASA_AP_16253107630054.jpg

NASA launched a space probe Thursday with a seven year mission to land on an asteroid, collect samples and possibly discover more about the creation of life, NBC News reported.

The 19-story rocket, built and flown for NASA by United Launch Alliance, lifted off at 7:05 p.m. (2305 GMT) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, hurling the satellite explorer Osiris-Rex on its voyage to the near-Earth asteroid Bennu.

It will take Osiris-Rex two years to reach its destination, a dark, rocky mass roughly a third of a mile wide and shaped like a giant acorn orbiting the sun at roughly the same distance as Earth.

Bennu is thought to be covered with organic compounds dating back to the earliest days of the solar system.

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<![CDATA[FAA Issues Warning About Samsung Phones]]> Thu, 08 Sep 2016 20:59:02 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP_16246359982059-samsung.jpg

The Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday strongly urged travelers not to turn on or charge Samsung Galaxy Note 7 cell phones while on planes, after a series of incidents involving exploding batteries.

In a statement, the FAA also advised travelers not to stow the devices in any checked baggage.

Samsung Electronics issued a recall on Sept. 2 for the roughly 2.5 million devices after reports that batteries exploded during charging.

Three Australian airlines have already barred passengers from using or charging the smartphones during flights.

The recall resulted in a nearly $7 billion loss for Samsung's share value this week.

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<![CDATA[‘I Already Lost Them’: The World Reacts to Apple’s AirPods]]> Thu, 08 Sep 2016 19:35:29 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP_16251682398866-iphone-7-earbud.gif

At Apple’s product launch event Wednesday, the company confirmed what many had been speculating for months: The new iPhone 7 does not have a headphone jack. iPhone users who want to communicate and listen to things through their devices will have to purchase the company’s new wireless earbuds, the $159-per-pair AirPods.

The ‘Pods will be available in October, and they’ll come with a small charging case, so users can juice up once their earphones' five hours of power run out.

Aside from balking at the cost of the AirPods, people joked around, and expressed genuine concern, about their size, NBC News reported.

The earphones are essentially the size of Apple’s current earbud product, but without the cord that has in the past kept users’ earphones physically attached to their larger devices. Humorous observations about how easy it will be to lose track of the tiny wireless earphones quickly sprung up around social media. One common joke was about already having lost the AirPods, even though they’re not yet available for purchase. 

"I didn’t even get the AirPods yet, but I already lost them," journalist Joanna Stern tweeted.

But it’s not just the cost and size that inspired the slew of jokes and memes.

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<![CDATA[You Can Now Text 911 in NJ]]> Thu, 08 Sep 2016 07:19:07 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/NC_techtalker0901_1920x1080+-+Copy1.jpg

People in New Jersey now have the option to text 911 in emergency situations.

The ability to text the well-known emergency hotline came into fruition this week following a collaboration between cellular providers, emergency dispatch units, state police, Rutgers University and the state’s Office of Information Technology (NJOIT). 

NJOIT head Dave Weinstein said everyone in the state now has another “ubiquitous communication channel for interacting with emergency services personnel.”

Texting 911 isn't available yet in New York State, although Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio have shown support for the idea. A plan to bring texting 911 to Connecticut is in the works. 

Officials in New Jersey say calling is still preferred to texting, hence the national slogan for the initiative: “Call when you can, text when you can’t.”

But there are a number of circumstances when it’s unsafe to speak, such as a mass shooting or domestic violence situation. There are also times when cell service may not be available but data service is.

Texting will also help people with hearing impairments or speech disorders.

“There are circumstances in which people witnessing suspicious activity, people in danger, or people desperately in need of medical help cannot talk – but are able to text,” state Attorney General Christopher Porrino said.

If users need to text 911, they should open their message app and type “911” in the “to” field. They should then type their location and a brief description of their problem in the message field before pressing “send,” officials said.

Sending photos and video is discouraged and 911 texts are only available in English.

For more information, visit www.tech.nj.gov/911.

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<![CDATA[Live Blog: Apple Event in SF]]> Thu, 08 Sep 2016 02:36:16 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/APPLE+ANNOUNCEMENT+PART+2+-+10574622.jpg

Today's the day.

Apple debuted a series of new updates and enhancements for its trademark line of technology products at a packed Bill Graham Auditorium in San Francisco Wednesday.

But the tech giant also took something away: The familiar 3.5 mm headphone jack. Adding features to keep up with the competition, Apple took a risk Wednesday, hoping people are ready to get rid of their wired headphones. 

With Sia reminding guests how important music is to our lives, Apple introduced a new way to listen to tunes. The wireless headphones, which will be available for $159 starting in October, are called Air Pods.

"Up to now, no one has taken on the challenge to really define the audio experience wirelessly between your mobile device and your headphone, in a way to take advantage of a way to do something new and great," said Apple's Phil Schiller. 

Michael Combs, of San Francisco, a current earphones user, was wowed.

"Wires keep us constrained sometimes, so it's nice to be able to not worry about them," he said.

Others didn't give a nod to the air pods.

"It's still going to be kind of awkward," said Dylan Mahoney, of San Francisco. "It's going to be odd with the pieces that come with it. I think I'll hold off until it's one piece entirely in the year."

The Cupertino-based company also rolled out a new Apple Watch, titled Series Two. Aimed at the runner, this device represents a partnership with Nike. 

"When you go out for a run, you don't want to be distracted," said Nike President Trevor Edwards. So the Apple Watch offers "just what you need at a glance."

To that, Carolina Milanesi, an analyst with Campbell's Creative Strategies Inc., added: "It's focusing on what is really selling right now -- fitness" while also featuring a GPS capability.

Trying to boost sales of several gadgets at once, Pokemon Go is also headed for the Apple Watch.

The iPhone 7 starts at $649 dollars. Its larger counterpart will begin at $769, while the Apple Watch is priced from $369. 

Here is NBC Bay Area tech reporter Scott Budman's live blog from the widely-watched Apple Event:

11:56 a.m.

And, we wrap with Sia. Cool. Thanks for tuning in. I'm off to test some devices....

11:50 a.m.

iPhone 7: $649 for 32GB

iPhone 7 Plus: $769 for 32GB      

Pre-order 9/9.

Shipping 9/16.

11:42 a.m.

And, on cue, a demo of view games - all about improved graphics and sound.

This further solidifies mobile devices as solid gaming platforms. A big challenge to Xbox and PlayStation, because you already have a smartphone...

11:38 a.m.

And, now onto iPhone performance.

New chip called "A10 Fusion."

Claiming 50% faster than previous chip - that will make gamers (and Millenials) happy.

11:34 a.m.

More headphones - a line of 'phones from Beats.

Some are wireless - Apple offering alternatives.

I expected Beats to be more integrated into the Apple world, to be honest.

They paid Dre a lot of money.

11:30 a.m.

Apple is officially wireless - the "Air Pods" let you listen to music from phone or watch.

They also let you tap, and ask Siri a question.

Will people walk around with these?

11:08 a.m.

Now talking about iPhone 7 camera.

Clearly, cell phones are getting better - lots of good picture-taking options for Apple to Android smartphones.

11:05 a.m.

iPhone 7 features: Water resistant, better camera, new seal.

10:55 a.m.

Apple Watch "Series 2" will start at $369. Also a Nike option. Original Apple Watch now $269.

10:48 a.m.

One Final Nintendo note: The stock shot up again, Now up 25% on news of Apple partnership.

10:47 a.m.

Apple Watch also comes with a "Nike" feature for runners.

Remember when Nike got rid of its band?

Rumor had it that Apple snatched up some of those engineers and designers.

The President of Nike now speaking...

10:40 a.m.

New watch - "Series 2," built in GPS, more water-resistant. Looks like new set of bands, too.

10:32 a.m.

Apple just announced that PokemonGo is coming to the Apple Watch. People are actually looking for Pokemon here.

Did I mention that it's been a heck of a summer for Nintendo?

10:27 a.m.

Tim Cook now talking about Apple Watch.

Says it's the top-selling smartwatch. OK, but its not the top-selling wearable - that's Fitbit.

10:23 a.m.

Apple now talking about iWork. Audience attention distracted by the fact that Apple tweeted out un-announced details of its iPhone 7. Seems it'll be waterproof after all. 

Meanwhile, Nintendo shares up 7%. Call that the iPhone effect.

10:17 a.m.

Tim Cook talking about donation made to "ConnectEd" - a way to help low income kids. An initiative called "Everyone Can Code" teaches coding, granted with Apple products. Will they create apps and make money? Now, that would be cool.

10:12 a.m.

As a Gen-X er, I'm touched by how crazy the crowd here cheers when Apple announces that Mario will come to the App Store. Been a big year for Nintendo.

10:06 a.m.

Tim Cook kicks off the event talking about Apple Music. Claims 17 million subscribers. 

10:01 a.m.

First, a video. 

Carpool Karaoke, with Tim Cook.

Crowd eats it up - now they're singing "One Republic."

9:56 a.m.

So, suddenly all the buzz is about this easy to find ad on Amazon for the iPhone 7 - wireless headphones included...

9:53 a.m.

The #iPhone7 is already on Amazon, wireless headphones and all.

9:41 a.m.

In place at Bill Graham Civic.

About as crowded and chaotic as a concert here, and I've been to many.

Cool venue. Maybe as much speculation as to what act will play music as to whether or not we'll have headphone to plug in in the future.

NBC Bay Area's Terry McSweeney contributed to this report.

Photo Credit: Apple
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<![CDATA[Tim Cook Kicks Off Apple Event With 'Carpool Karaoke']]> Wed, 07 Sep 2016 13:43:03 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/neon-shades.jpg

Tim Cook kicked off Apple's product event Wednesday with some "Carpool Karaoke." 

The Apple CEO joined James Corden in a recorded video to belt out a New Republic song.

Later Pharrell Williams joined the pair and all donned neon shades for a version of "Sweet Home Alabama." 

Corden also did a bit with Siri, asking what the Apple voice assistant thought about Cook.

"He's wonderful but scheduling his appointments is crazy," Siri said. 

After "exiting" the car, Cook told throngs of reporters in San Francisco that new episodes of "Carpool Karaoke" will appear on Apple Music next year.

<![CDATA[NFL Releases Twitter Hashtag Emojis]]> Wed, 07 Sep 2016 11:22:42 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-137242051-NFL-logo.jpg

The NFL 2016 season kicks off Thursday night and the NFL is taking the opportunity to release Twitter emojis attached to hashtags for all 32 teams.

So whether you're a fan of #RaiderNation, a long suffering #Jetup, or a member of #whoDey, there's an emoji for you. 

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<![CDATA[Science, Technology Camp Preps Kids for School Year]]> Tue, 06 Sep 2016 12:30:40 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000016977237_1200x675_758727235590.jpg NBC10's Pamela Osborne got an inside look at Camp Invention and the unique learning experiences it provides for students.]]>