<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Tech News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/tech http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usFri, 20 Jan 2017 10:31:07 -0600Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:31:07 -0600NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Facebook's Zuckerberg Testifies at VR Copyright Trial]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 04:22:40 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/zuckerberg-trial-dallas.jpg
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was in Dallas Tuesday to testify at an intellectual property lawsuit over his company's virtual reality headset. Zuckerberg arrived at the Earle Cabell Federal Building for the trial...

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<![CDATA[IHOP: Our Twitter Was Hacked]]> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 22:30:16 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ihop-deleted-tweet-new.jpg
IHOP said that sometime Sunday morning, the company’s Twitter account was hacked when a politically charged retweet appeared that caused some customers to pledge to never eat their golden fluffy pancakes again.
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<![CDATA[Facebook Issues Briefly Affect Some Pages]]> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:03:36 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/211*120/Facebook-generic-1.jpg
Some Facebook pages weren't loading properly Friday for about an hour. The Facebook platform product dashboard didn't indicate any errors, but people on Twitter started tweeting about getting error pages...

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<![CDATA[Yahoo CEO to Resign After Verizon Takeover, Company Says]]> Tue, 10 Jan 2017 02:19:55 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/YAHOO_AP_16254012507905.jpg
Yahoo Inc. announced Monday that CEO Marissa Mayer, one of the highest-profile women in the predominantly male tech world, will resign once the company's merger with Verizon Communications Inc.

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<![CDATA[Echo Accidentally Orders Dollhouses]]> Tue, 10 Jan 2017 10:40:49 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/amazon-echo1.jpg
Be careful what you say around Alexa. A San Diego TV station’s report on Friday about an Amazon Echo — and how a young girl in Texas accidentally bought a dollhouse and 4 pounds of cookies through the...

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<![CDATA[Detroit Auto Show Kicks Off With Self-Driving Cars and More]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:29:11 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AutoShowAM0109_MP4-148397187754400001.jpg
The North American International Auto Show opens Monday in Detroit. The concept cars are cool, but in an industry coming off an unprecedented seventh year of record sales, the spotlight is on the moneymakers.]]>
<![CDATA[Check Out the Latest Smart Tech at CES 2017]]> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 08:52:16 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/AP_17006057282852-ces.jpg
Bendable smartphones, floating speakers and smart cars are only a fraction of the offerings at the 2017 Consumer Electronic Show. Check out other smart tech that may streamline work and home spaces in the...

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<![CDATA[CES 2017 Kicks Off]]> Thu, 05 Jan 2017 17:00:15 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/630987680-CES-2017-Intel-VR-presentation.jpg
Intel, arguably one of the more sedate companies in Silicon Valley, was apparently so concerned about its Virtual Reality demo Thursday night at the annual CES convention in Las Vegas, company reps handed...

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<![CDATA[CES Tech Conference Kicks off in Las Vegas]]> Thu, 05 Jan 2017 09:16:52 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/CESAM0105_MP4-148362783195600001.jpg
The Consumer Electronics Show gets underway Thursday, Jan. 5 in Las Vegas. Thousands of companies from around the world will unveil products and technologies you might use in the near future.]]>
<![CDATA[Cruise Company Carnival Gets Personal With Concierge Tech]]> Wed, 04 Jan 2017 07:28:15 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/CarnivalCorp..jpg
What if your room on a cruise ship were to unlock automatically as you approach, or if the wait staff could bring your favorite cocktail before you even ask?

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<![CDATA[Mark Zuckerberg Says He's No Longer an Atheist]]> Tue, 03 Jan 2017 13:07:07 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_49057729444.jpg
Mark Zuckerberg is an atheist no more. The CEO of the world's largest social media company once had "atheist" in his Facebook profile, but it's been removed, and it appears he believes in a higher power,...

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<![CDATA[World's First Solar Road Opens in Normandy, France]]> Fri, 23 Dec 2016 03:09:09 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Solar-GettyImages-499584062.jpg
France has just opened what it claims is the first public solar panel road in the world, officials said on Thursday, NBC News reported. The French Ministry of the Environment announced the inauguration of the...

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<![CDATA['The Future of Aviation': U. of Maine Offers Class on Drones]]> Thu, 22 Dec 2016 08:37:47 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/University+of+Maine+Drone+School.JPG
From package delivery, to photography, to search and rescue operations, drones are the future of flight. One New England university is preparing students to be the next generation of pilots.

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<![CDATA[Uber Pulls Self-Driving Cars From California Roads]]> Wed, 21 Dec 2016 23:30:54 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_16349000708921-Uber-Self-Driving-Cars.jpg
The California Department of Motor Vehicles on Wednesday revoked the registration for Uber’s 16 self-driving cars over a permit fracas, effectively ending the company’s pilot program in San Francisco.Uber sent...

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<![CDATA[Facebook Is Now Letting You Flag Fake News]]> Fri, 16 Dec 2016 00:41:02 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/187265573-facebook-generic.jpg
Facebook is letting its users flag news stories as fake or a hoax and working with fact checkers to vet them, the social media giant announced Thursday, in its first efforts to address fake news since the United...

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<![CDATA[Yahoo: Hackers Stole Data From Over 1B Accounts]]> Wed, 14 Dec 2016 22:38:41 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/185*120/041613-yahoo-sign-getty.jpg
Hackers stole data from more than one billion Yahoo user accounts, the company reported Wednesday.The security breach was discovered after law enforcement officials provided the company with data files that a...

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<![CDATA[SpaceX Delays Its First Manned Flight to ISS]]> Wed, 14 Dec 2016 06:18:35 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/spacex11.jpg
Billionaire Elon Musk has hit another setback this year. His company SpaceX has postponed its first manned flight to the International Space Station until 2018, NASA announced on Monday.SpaceX hopes to return...

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<![CDATA[NJ Clinical Lab Hack Exposes Personal Health Info of 34,000]]> Tue, 13 Dec 2016 06:34:47 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Quest+Diagnostics_21789268.jpg
Quest Diagnostics announced Monday that it is investigating an unauthorized third-party intrusion into an internet application on its network. In a statement released Monday, the company said the data accessed...]]>
<![CDATA[Killer Update: Samsung to Make All Galaxy Note 7s Unusable]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:22:21 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/605913468-Samsung-Galaxy-Note-7.jpg
The next software update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will make it completely useless, the company said Friday, effectively killing off the ill-fated phone. The update, scheduled for Dec.

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<![CDATA[Facebook to Invest $20M in Affordable Housing Projects]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:15:19 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/187265573-facebook-generic.jpg
Facebook said it hopes to attract more contributions and partners to the cause.

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<![CDATA[Deep Learning: Teaching Computers to Predict the Future]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:16:02 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/atlas-computer.jpg
Researchers have configured computers to predict the immediate future by examining a photograph, NBC News reported. A program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has analyzed 2 million videos to see how...

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<![CDATA[Taking the Plunge: Michael Phelps Looks to Dip Into Tech ]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:30:06 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mikemikemike.jpg
Michael Phelps wants to dive into Silicon Valley's investment opportunities as he tries to make the transition from Olympic swimming star and product pitchman to entrepreneur.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: New Drone Video Shows Apple 'Spaceship' Almost Done]]> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 10:41:10 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/applespaceship.jpg
A new drone video released over the Thanksgiving weekend shows that Apple's new "Spaceship" building in Cupertino is nearly completed.David Sexton, who runs Sexton Videography, made a trip from his hometown...

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