How Consumers Can Find the Best Deals on Black Friday

Many consumers will be taking advantage of Black Friday to seek out a bargain to kick off their Christmas shopping. But how can shoppers make the most of the deals they find in store and online on Black Friday and Cyber
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US Sentences Proponent of ‘Hacker-for-Hire’ Cybercrime

VOA News Nearly a decade ago, computer security experts found a new kind of malicious software that would eventually infect more than 1 million computers in the United States and Europe and cause tens of millions of dollars in damages. On Monday, a U.S. federal court sentenced Russian national (more...)

Digitas Health Lifebrands Named Best Place To Work In Pennsylvania For 2014

Central Penn Business Journal polled employees who put the innovative healthcare marketing agency on top Digitas Health LifeBrands, the leading digital-at-the-core brand agency for the new era of healthcare marketing, has been named one of Pennsylvania’s Best Places to Work by the Central Penn Business Journal, ranking number 9 for 2014. (more...)

Robots Get Real

Lauren Monsen In science fiction, robots are sometimes indistinguishable from people, but until recently, robots used by industry, the military or law enforcement have been designed to look like machines and to complete highly specific, mechanical tasks. Enter researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, who are creating robots (more...)

Supercomputer Helps Design Wind Turbines

Since 2005, scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been researching, developing and testing materials in freezing conditions. By developing more efficient materials for wind turbines, researchers can increase turbine efficiency and reduce potential downtime for wind turbines in cold climates, the U.S. Department of (more...)

Is your TV spying on YOU?

After finishing your supper, you clean the table, load the dishwasher and get comfortable on a couch, ready to watch your favorite TV show or a movie. You pull down the blinds, light up the fireplace, pick up a cup of tea and get cozy with the loved once. You are (more...)

City Of Philadelphia Selected As A Microsoft CityNext Showcase City

The City of Philadelphia was named a Showcase City last week as a part of Microsoft Corporation CityNext, a global initiative to empower cities, businesses and citizens to re-imagine their futures and cultivate vibrant communities.  As a Showcase City, Philadelphia will receive at least three years of priority attention (more...)

Information Technology Becomes Tool to Stop Human Trafficking

By Charlene Porter Staff Writer Human traffickers have been exploiting the innocent for millennia and continue to do so today, even while global moral and legal standards condemn the newest methods of enslavement. Many nations have revised laws to better crack down on trafficking, prevent prosecution of victims (more...)

The Art of Video Games: 40 Years

The Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) explores how video games evolved into an artistic medium during the 40 years since the arcade video game Pac-Man jumped to the home video console. Kiosks allow visitors to experience how technology advanced over the years. Star Strike. Inspired by the special (more...)

Crossroads Ahead for Global Info Tech, U.S. Official Says

By Charlene Porter Staff Writer At the global conference on information technology (IT) convening in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 3–14, the United States is ready to defend policies that will support “infrastructure, innovation and inclusion,” according to Julius Genachowski, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission
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New Titan Supercomputer Named Fastest

The new “TOP500” list of the world’s fastest supercomputers released November 12 named Titan, a new supercomputer at the U.S. Energy Department’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the most powerful in the world. Ten times more powerful than its predecessor, the Jaguar system, Titan
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Sotheby’s Is Auctioning The “First Apple”

On June 15 the rare piece of computer history - Apple l - is seen on display at Sotheby's in New York .It has not a screen, but still works. The Apple I was a personal computer released by the Apple Computer Company in 1976. They were designed and hand-built by Steve (more...)

City Partners Continue “Freedom Rings Partnership”

Philadelphia OIC opens one of 77 KEYSPOT computer locations across Philadelphia. Mayor Michael A. Nutter and the City’s partners launched a mobile KEYSPOT powered by the “Freedom Rings Partnership” site at the Philadelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC). This mobile KEYSPOT is a tech van providing computer, internet access and training to (more...)

Apple Launches New iPad

A new press release by Apple reported, that in the beginning of March "Apple introduced the new iPad, the third generation of its category defining mobile device, featuring a stunning new Retina display, Apple’s new A5X chip with quad-core graphics and a 5 megapixel iSight camera with (more...)

Philadelphia: IBM Announced Efforts To Improve Workforce Development

Mayor Michael A. Nutter and IBM announced a partnered effort to support workforce development by increasing the accessibility and functionality of the Digital On-Ramps initiative, a City-wide collaborative aimed at providing “anytime, anywhere” learning and workforce training to Philadelphians.  In total, IBM’s donations to the City of Philadelphia to improve (more...)

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