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Roberto Torres

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Roberto Torres was the Technical.ly Lead Philly Reporter from May 2016 to May 2019. Prior, he was a freelance contributor to Technical.ly and Al Dia News. The native Venezuelan moved to Philadelphia in 2015 after reporting on research at his alma mater, the University of Zulia. Whenever he's not fencing deadlines, he can be found standing in line at Overbrook Pizza in West Philly, running Netflix/Hulu marathons with his wife or reading news from Venezuela.

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Is it legal? A quick look at 5 disruptive technologies — and the laws that make or break them

Apr. 30, 2019 1:25 pm

Is it legal? A quick look at 5 disruptive technologies — and the laws that make or break them

Body cameras, self-driving cars and electric scooters: Here's a look at the federal, state and local legal framework — or lack thereof — that applies to some of the most transformative tech of our times.
Jefferson launched a $2M fund aimed at industrial hemp research

Apr. 30, 2019 9:56 am

Jefferson launched a $2M fund aimed at industrial hemp research

With funding from an Australian banker, the university will launch the Lambert Innovation Fund, a $2 million push into industrial hemp ventures from the Jefferson ecosystem.
For Women in Tech Soiree’s fifth year, a focus on job creation

Apr. 29, 2019 12:31 pm

For Women in Tech Soiree’s fifth year, a focus on job creation

Technical.ly spoke to Mogulette founder Brigitte Daniel on the evolution of the annual event through the years.
AI, medical devices and sports tech startups land in NextFab’s accelerator

Apr. 26, 2019 1:18 pm

AI, medical devices and sports tech startups land in NextFab’s accelerator

These five companies will spend three months getting funding, office space and mentorship from the Philly makerspace.
Why this advocate keeps hosting accessibility hackathons on her birthday

Apr. 26, 2019 12:14 pm

Why this advocate keeps hosting accessibility hackathons on her birthday

For the third year in a row, Alanna Raffel will spend her birthday working to make the internet more accessible to people with disabilities. Join her describe-a-thon on May 11.
Inside ROAR for Good’s pivot to B2B

Apr. 25, 2019 1:21 pm

Inside ROAR for Good’s pivot to B2B

By chasing the hospitality space, the startup — once a consumer-facing one — is going where the money is. But there's also a key social impact tie behind the latest move by Yasmine Mustafa's company.
In the wake of the Mueller Report, this Philly-based nonprofit had a busy day

Apr. 25, 2019 12:30 pm

In the wake of the Mueller Report, this Philly-based nonprofit had a busy day

Last Thursday, over 100 journalists used DocumentCloud to upload, annotate and analyze the long-awaited Mueller report.
Hopeworks by the numbers: More than 1,500 kids trained in the last three years

Apr. 23, 2019 1:20 pm

Hopeworks by the numbers: More than 1,500 kids trained in the last three years

Kids trekked to Camden from 110 ZIP codes across New Jersey and Pennsylvania to get upskilled in web design and development. New data visualizations show the nonprofit's reach.
Drexel researchers made a more efficient energy-conductive ink

Apr. 23, 2019 7:38 am

Drexel researchers made a more efficient energy-conductive ink

At the University City institution, scientists came up with a conductive ink that is “orders of magnitude” more efficient than any similar materials.
Data Jawn speakers will look at city budget, opioid crisis through the lens of data

Apr. 22, 2019 11:06 am

Data Jawn speakers will look at city budget, opioid crisis through the lens of data

Peep the speaker lineup for the state of the union (of sorts) for local data analytics, happening this year on June 12.

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