Technology

 By Jared Pass and Chelsea Leposa

At Home with Technology

At Home with Technology

You have dinner in the oven, you opened the door for the deliveryman, you alerted the authorities of a possible intruder on your neighbor’s property and you surveyed your pantry to create a grocery list. Sounds like you’ve had a pretty normal day, except that you have completed all of these tasks from your office, […]

 By Jared Pass

Technically Philly: Cybercrime Going Unnoticed and Underreported

Technically Philly: Cybercrime Going Unnoticed and Underreported

Kenneth Swope, 50, is a hard-working tile setter and family man, and like so many others, he was taken advantage of when his identity was stolen. He didn’t find out that his identity had been compromised until he applied for a home equity loan to pay for his daughter’s college tuition. When he applied for […]

 By Chelsea Leposa

West Philadelphia: Taking Back the Airwaves

West Philadelphia: Taking Back the Airwaves

“Welcome to WPEB 88.1 FM, the first station on your dial. You’re listening to Community Action Magazine, bringing you all the updates on what’s going on in the community and keeping it very real and personal,” said Shirley Randelman, host of Community Action Magazine. “We talk about things that are happening in the community especially […]

 By Jared Pass and Chelsea Leposa

Cutting the Cord: Smartphone vs. Computer

Cutting the Cord: Smartphone vs. Computer

Apple’s iPhone and iTouch sold 57 million units in 28 months, according to Morgan Stanley’s The Mobile Internet Report. Smartphones and other Internet-ready handheld devices have gained immense popularity. According to the Pew Internet and American Life Project, 83 percent of people own cell phones or smartphones and 35 percent of people have gone on […]

 By Jared Pass and Chelsea Leposa

Technology: Ex-Offenders Need Tech Training

Technology: Ex-Offenders Need Tech Training

“I’m an individual that wants to try and get ahead in life,” said Hymine, 53, an ex-felon who reentered society in 1992 after spending a year in prison for a drug possession. His story illustrates the difficulties and inequalities ex-offenders face upon returning to society. Hymine is a veteran.  He served in the Army and […]

 By Jared Pass and Chelsea Leposa

Technology: Repairing Computers, Refurbishing Futures

Technology: Repairing Computers, Refurbishing Futures

Lorenda Legions was referred to the Non-Profit Technology Resources’ Tech-Redi program in 2008, and three months later she was a full-time employee. “It’s a wonderful program, I learned a lot,” Legions said with a smile of appreciation. Legions, like other Tech-Redi workers, was placed in the warehouse stacked full with palettes of computer monitors, hard-drives […]

 By Chelsea Leposa

North Philadelphia: The Village Teaches Digital Media

North Philadelphia: The Village Teaches Digital Media

  The colorfully painted walls at the Village of Arts and Humanities in North Philadelphia allow the students to forget their day’s troubles and concentrate on their creativity.  Before class begins students sit around sharing the latest gossip and bragging about their day.  The smiles on their faces and the energy of the room prove […]

 By Jared Pass

Technology: A New Model for Schools

Technology: A New Model for Schools

At the Science Leadership Academy the students are treated like adults, according a junior at the Science Leadership Academy, Cody Nichols. The Science Leadership Academy (SLA) is a new student oriented, project-based school. The school is working in partnership with the Philadelphia School District and the Franklin Institute. There are no standardized tests besides the […]

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