Technology

 By Tracy Galloway and Maria Zankey

Technology: Designing Philadelphia Gets Technical

Technology: Designing Philadelphia Gets Technical

Design is everywhere. The clothes we wear, the cars we drive, and the buildings we work in all incorporate design in one way or another. In a society that has become increasingly dependent on cell phones, iPods and laptops, design is becoming a vital component of these and many other technologies. Electronic Ink is an […]

 By Maria Zankey and Tracy Galloway

South Philadelphia: New Café Proves Seniors Can Be ‘Techies’

South Philadelphia: New Café Proves Seniors Can Be ‘Techies’

Luvenia Black, 88, says the Philadelphia Senior Center is like her second home. She wakes up every day and rushes to get to get to the Senior Center at Broad and Lombard streets “like it’s her job,” and has been doing so for 22 years. She participates in classes and even serves on the center’s […]

 By Tracy Galloway

Technically Philly: Human Network Labs Introduces New Technology

Technically Philly: Human Network Labs Introduces New Technology

In the basement of the Enterprise Center, located at 45th and Market streets in West Philadelphia, Shu Wen Yang and Natalie Chew are working on a new technology that could transform the meaning of social networking. Yang and Chew are interning for Human Network Labs, a company that has developed a new technology for localizing […]

 By Maria Zankey

Technology: Local Web Pioneer Explains the Lack of Women in Tech Startups

Technology: Local Web Pioneer Explains the Lack of Women in Tech Startups

Nancy Massey says she’s from “the DOS-based world.”  She said that in the 1980s, when the Disk Operating System was still widely used, working in technology was “so much simpler” in comparison to the work she’s used to doing now. But a little complexity has never stopped her. “I love a mystery, and I love […]

 By Nicole Saylor

Kensington: Mixing Creativity, Bicycles and Mud

Kensington: Mixing Creativity, Bicycles and Mud

Riding a bike through a giant mud pit is harder than you may think. Especially when the bike is carrying a six-foot wooden dragon or a mesh train that shoots stream. But last weekend the riders in the Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby proved that it is possible. The Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby is an annual […]

 By Jared Pass and Chelsea Leposa

Drexel’s Green Technology Experiment

Drexel’s Green Technology Experiment

When you think of a frat house your mind wanders to images of keg-stands and jungle juice. Green house technology would probably never cross your mind. However, a group of Drexel students did think green and saw the abandoned frat house as a great opportunity. The Drexel Smart House, located at 3425 Race St., is […]

 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 […]