February 19, 2016 |
Don't you wonder sometimes 'Bout sound and vision? David Bowie asked that question. So did Kaki King, and it inspired her solo multimedia show The Neck Is a Bridge to the Body , which she will perform at the Ardmore Music Hall on Sunday night. Philly harpist Mary Lattimore will open. King, 36, is a much-lauded guitarist known for her virtuosic skills and diverse, unpredictable albums. She has released records of precise acoustic guitar instrumentals ( Everybody Loves You )
January 21, 2016 |
More than 50 schools in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Massachusetts - including some in the Philadelphia region - were forced into evacuations and lockdowns Tuesday after school and police officials received threats generated by computer software, local and state authorities said. All the threats were ultimately deemed false. No officials would link the threats on Tuesday afternoon, with each saying they would, for now, be treated as regional, isolated incidents. Many also said they were forwarding information to the FBI. All authorities did, however, acknowledge the similarities between the calls - almost all computer-generated, and each made by a caller who did not identify himself or herself.
February 1, 2013 |
A Tredyffrin Township man has been cleared of charges that he used software to spy on his wife. While the couple were divorcing, Jay Anthony Ciccarone, 39, allegedly installed the program Web Watcher on her computer to read her e-mails. His attorney, Ellen Brotman, argued that prosecutors could not prove why Ciccarone used the software. At a pretrial proceeding last Friday, Chester County Judge James P. MacElree II dismissed charges of unlawful use of a computer, intercepting communications - both felonies - and unlawfully accessing stored communications, a misdemeanor.
November 19, 2012 |
At 2025 Washington Ave., on a wide South Philly street lined with stone and pipe dealers, crews have spent the last two months laying concrete footings, installing heating, cooling, and ventilating equipment, soundproofing, wiring, winching, piping, and preparing to install computer-controlled plasma cutters, lathes, grinders, robotic painters, 3D printers, and other cutting-edge machines, for an inventors' dream workshop. Its owners hope it will revive Philadelphia manufacturing for digital times.
January 21, 2012
A lawsuit pitting Montgomery County's commissioners against its independently elected auditor has been dropped. Controller Stewart Greenleaf Jr., a Republican elected in November, said he would not continue legal action started by his predecessor, Democrat Diane Morgan, last year. Morgan - who clashed frequently with the commissioners during her sole term in office - alleged they had failed to provide her office adequate funding to carry out its duties of reviewing the books for county departments, row offices, and district courts.
November 18, 2011
The city Board of Ethics is delaying the start of a new lobbyist registration and disclosure program until early next year, the result of snags in developing computer software. Under the new deadlines, people who spend significant time or money trying to influence City Council actions or administrative policy will have to register sometime after Jan. 3 - technically, within 10 days after they spend 20 hours or $2,500 trying to lobby city officials. The first spending reports from lobbyists will be due in April, covering the first quarter of 2012.
January 18, 2008 |
For years, Philadelphia's troubled effort to transform its water-billing system symbolized little but bureaucratic bumbling and communication failures. But after a massive overhaul, the initiative code-named Project Ocean may be morphing into a tale of success, one that is soon to be retold nationally. "This is a story that had a bad beginning and a good ending," city chief information officer Terry M. Phillis said yesterday. Begun in 2002, Project Ocean was an attempt to replace 30-year-old computer software the city used to bill 600,000 customers of the Philadelphia Water Department.
October 25, 2007 |
Lockheed Martin Corp.'s Advanced Technology Laboratories in Cherry Hill received a $1.3 million contract yesterday to develop computer software that helps military commanders anticipate crises that could turn violent. The contract is for the first phase of a new system called "predicting stability through analyzing germane events," or PRESAGE. It was awarded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The Cherry Hill unit will spend the next 15 months integrating proven social-science models and evaluating data from military, economic, diplomatic and other sources.
November 27, 2006 |
The plan was promising: train Russia's nuclear scientists to make computer software - helping world peace and, maybe, making money at the same time. U.S. Rep. Curt Weldon, with old friend John J. Gallagher by his side, presided at a 2001 event announcing what was billed as a major step in stopping the spread of nuclear weapons. "Hoping Software Will Help Keep the Peace" was the headline in the magazine Science. The federal government has spent $1.4 million on the project, which has fallen short of expectations - training far fewer Russian scientists than expected and failing to develop marketable software.