<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Tech News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/tech http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:50:17 -0500 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:50:17 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[WATCH: Man Buys iPhone 6, Drops It on Sidewalk]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:27:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2014-09-19+at+11.13.16+AM_edited-1.jpg
Apple has tightened its technological security so not even the company can pry into a password-protected iPhone or iPad, a move meant to reassure the millions of people who are increasingly storing vital pieces...

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<![CDATA[iPhone Users Could Face Battery, Wi-Fi Issues From Latest Update]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:00:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tsiphoneupdatepic.jpg
A tech expert advises consumers to wait before downloading the iOS 8 update.]]>
<![CDATA[Do You Need the iPhone 6?]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:47:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP501921875874.jpg
The question that's been buzzing: do you need the new iPhone 6? Tech reporter, Mike Wendland, shows what IOS 8 features are available for older iPhones.

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<![CDATA[Chicagoans Line Up for New iPhone 6]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:30:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/iphone6_line.jpg
The surprise iTunes giveaway of the band’s latest album amid Apple’s latest product launch could become the defining triumph – or sellout – for a band that embraces paradox.]]>
<![CDATA[Take the Phone Quiz: iPhone 6 or Android? ]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:46:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/pile+of+phones1.jpg
The surprise iTunes giveaway of the band’s latest album amid Apple’s latest product launch could become the defining triumph – or sellout – for a band that embraces paradox.

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<![CDATA[Free iPhone 6 Scam Pops Up On Facebook]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:11:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Facebook_iPhone_scam.jpg
BBB says to be aware of free offers recommended from Facebook friends.]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Releases Tool to Remove U2 Album]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:14:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/455053622.jpg
Some iPhone users are not happy that U2's new album, "Songs of Innocence," was automatically added to their iTunes music library, free of charge. In response, Apple has released a special tool that lets people...

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<![CDATA[Twitter Investigating Threats with Possible Links to ISIS]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 08:17:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/TWITTER-ISIS-THREATS-SOT-TZ---18281826.jpg
A portion of Six Flags Magic Mountain's wooden Colossus coaster collapsed Monday when the decades-old ride caught on fire. The fire was reported at about 1:30 p.m. Crews continued to spray water on the...

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<![CDATA[The Apple Watch: What You Need to Know]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 06:51:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/edt-apple-watch-thumb-new.jpg
Surprise! U2 unexpectedly dropped its first new record in five years Tuesday and is giving it away for free on iTunes.

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<![CDATA[Apple's New Watch, iPhones]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:22:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/edt-iwatch-1.jpg
Apple announced two new iPhone models, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and its new Apple Watch at an event in Cupertino on Sept. 9.

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<![CDATA[Apple Unveils Sleek New Watch]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 19:26:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/edt-apple-lead-455042032.jpg
Authorities believe a woman missing nearly two months was held captive under terrible conditions by a southwestern Indiana couple in a mobile home near the Illinois border.

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<![CDATA[How to Sell Your iPhone for the Most Money]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:06:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_iphone_edited.jpg
Apple says that some celebrity accounts were deliberately targeted and hacked, leading to the posting of nude photos online. The company says its investigation found that individual accounts had been compromised...

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<![CDATA[Save Your Data: How to Turn Off Facebook's Auto Play Video]]> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 13:05:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/215*120/160346736.jpg
Facebook on Sunday revealed that users have been consuming an average of one billion video views on the the platform each day since June.

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<![CDATA[Live from Cupertino: Apple Will Live Stream Sept. 9 Event]]> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 09:54:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/179*120/tim+cook+2.jpg
As of Monday, the aerial image of the he futuristic Apple Campus 2 under construction in Cupertino, California had more than 1 million views and 500 comments. The campus, which has been nicknamed a...

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<![CDATA[Motorola Offers Sneak Peek at Wearable Technology]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:10:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/moto-3601.jpg
Chicago-based smartphone maker Motorola Mobility unveiled what it believes will be the next big wave in wearable technology Thursday.

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<![CDATA["Phony Cell Towers" Reported Across U.S. Can Access Your Phone]]> Thu, 04 Sep 2014 16:49:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/phony+cell+towers.jpg
Ruben Santamarta says satellite systems are "wide open."

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<![CDATA[Is "Vampire Power" Sucking You Dry?]]> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:05:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/generic-electric-meter.jpg
09/02/14: Hidden energy costs can inflate your electricity bill. NBC NEWS' Chris Clackum reports.

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<![CDATA[How to React to a Bank Hack]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:56:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008588948_1200x675_322887235967.jpg
08/28/14: FBI officials say they're investigating hacking attempts on several U.S. banks, including JPMorgan Chase. NBC Chicago's Tammy Leitner reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Apple to Unveil New Products ]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:58:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/2014-08-28-apple-invitation-thumbnail.jpg
Apple has made it official: The next gadget event will be September 9th. The Cupertino company sent out official invitations to the press Thursday morning, with a date (September 9th), time, and place...

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<![CDATA[HP Recalls Computer Power Cords for Burn Hazard]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:31:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/20140826+PowerCord.jpg
Hewlett-Packard is recalling almost 5.6 million power cords in the U.S. for notebook computers because they can overheat and catch fire. Two people have reported they suffered burns and 13 people...]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Rolls out iPhone Battery Replacement Program]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:40:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/tlmd_iphone_5_nuevo_12.jpg
Animal Services workers rescued 31 horses, three llamas, four miniature cattle, five geese and one dog from a San Diego County property over the weekend. Pictures taken after the seizure show...

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<![CDATA[Quinn Vetoes Uber Bill In a Win for Ride-Share Companies]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:14:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Uber-Car-Rentals.jpg
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed a bill targeting Uber and other ride-share companies with stiff state-wide regulations including mandatory commercial issurance and chaffeur's licenses for drivers.

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<![CDATA[Ballmer Leaves Microsoft Board]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:58:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/216*120/Steve+Ballmer+Clips+1.JPG
The sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is complete, NBA officials said Tuesday after months of legal battles involving long-time Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his wife. In a...]]>
<![CDATA[Security Expert Discovers Hole In Satellite Communications]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:35:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Ruben-Santamarta-8_18.jpg
Nearly 16,000 eager hackers of all ages showed up for Defcon 22 at the Rio Hotel. Some of the attendees include white hat hackers (good guys) and black hats (unscrupulous]]>
<![CDATA[Inside Defcon: What Happens at the Annual Hacker Convention]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:35:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*213/Defcon-poster-p1.jpg
Nearly 16,000 eager hackers of all ages showed up for Defcon 22 at the Rio Hotel. Some of the attendees include white hat hackers (good guys) and black hats (unscrupulous

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<![CDATA[Uber Driver Arrested After Assault]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:31:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/police-lights-night-shutterstock_54084688.jpg
Taxi drivers in London, Barcelona, Rio De Janeiro and Washingon, D.C., took to the streets in recent months to protest Uber, a cab-hailing service which allows people to summon rides with a smartphone app.

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<![CDATA[Weekend Web: Samsung's Wristwatch Computers]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:45:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/samsung_watches.jpg
Charlie Wojciechowski shows us the latest "watch style" computers.. that allow you to answer your phone on our wrist as well as take pictures and so much more. All of the devices Charlie showcased in this story...]]>
<![CDATA[Ideas for Parents: Teen Technology]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:34:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008158377_1200x675_312787011981.jpg
Technology is finding an increasingly greater role in all of our lives, so family lifestyle expert Donna Bozzo stopped by to share some ideas on how you can make sure kids keep their devices organized...]]>
<![CDATA[Unlock Your Phone with Motorola's "Digital Tattoo"]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:34:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/moto+x+tattoo.jpg
Say goodbye to unlocking your phone with a fingerprint, and hello to a digital tattoo.

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<![CDATA[Phone Chargers and Adapters Recalled]]> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 16:41:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/recall33.jpg
Two recalls have been issued for chargers that can overheat phones, causing a burn hazard, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

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<![CDATA[Kardashian Game Propels App Company]]> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 14:26:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/KK11.jpg
The app-maker, Glu Mobile is the publisher of "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood," a free-to-play game from Apple's App Store is enjoying a wave of success after its stock shares jumped 42 percent in recent...

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