<![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 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:47:11 -0600 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:47:11 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Experts: WWIII Looks Like Sony Hack]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:03:12 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/N6P-SONY-KOREA-HACK-PKG---03282609.jpg
The term “cyber warfare” has been thrown around for years, with security experts wondering what the effects of a damaging cyber attack might look like. Now we know: a Hollywood studio left paralyzed, and...

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<![CDATA[Odd Google Searches That Trended in 2014]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:08:51 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/453920462.jpg
Google has released its 2014 list of its most common search requests. Many popular searches weren't surprising, like The World Cup international football competition, comedian Robin Williams, and the Disney...

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<![CDATA["Doorman" Keeps Online Orders Safe]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 02:42:56 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1125-2014-Doorman.jpg
A San Francisco start-up wants to make sure you never miss a package again, or have one stolen off your doorstep. Doorman delivers boxes and envelopes to your door, when you are home.

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<![CDATA[3-D Printing Gives Chance to Little Girl Born With Heart Defect ]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:31:49 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/195*120/11-24-14_Heart-Defect-Surgery-Hensel.JPG
Esther Perez was born with heart defects that could have taken her young life, but thanks to a series of breakthrough procedures at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, the now-14-month-old little girl is...]]>
<![CDATA[7 Tech Trends for 2015]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:34:08 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP836878317132.jpg
Will 2015 be the year of wearable tech? The long-awaited Apple Watch will be making its debut in early 2015 and consumers will be able to get their hands on newly available 3D printers to make food and...

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<![CDATA[Company Unveils Electronically-Powered Skates]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:18:37 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1121-2014-RocketSkates.jpg
Acton, a Southern California company, has developed electronically-powered skates, with no pushing required.

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<![CDATA[Orion Spacecraft Ready for Launch]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:24:05 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC-orion-preview.jpg
An unmanned Orion spacecraft is expected to launch from Florida's Space Coast on Dec. 4. It will be America's first major step to once again launching humans into space. Ryan Korsgard from NBC station KPRC...]]>
<![CDATA[FB Shuttle Drivers “Like” Union Bid]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:11:56 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/fb16.jpg
Shuttle bus drivers who take Facebook employees to and from Silicon Valley overwhelmingly gave the "thumbs up" to forming a union on Wednesday, after they had complained publicly for months about their low pay...

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<![CDATA[Google "Trekkers" Maps Hiking Trail]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:23:54 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1118-2014-GoogleTrekker1.jpg
Google "trekkers" are helping you map out your next hiking trip and get a feel for being on the trail. The backpack-type trekker carries 15 cameras and records the hiker's every move with the same technology...

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Tony Hawk Rides Hoverboard]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:28:20 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2014-11-17+at+3.26.35+PM.png
The pro skateboarder tested the $10,000 prototype Hendo Hoverboard after husband and wife Greg and Jill Henderson launched a Kickstarter to fund it.
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<![CDATA[Rocket Launch Aborted Over Boat Just Before Blast-Off]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 19:59:54 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/15011952803_64c309615d_o.jpg
The planned launch of a rocket from a NASA launchpad in Virginia was aborted at the last minute Monday night, over a possible boat nearby in the launch area. But although the mission was aborted, skygazers...

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<![CDATA[Weekend Web: iOS Codewriting Program]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:00:44 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009399697_1200x675_347735619943.jpg
Art Norman introduces us to two students and two teachers who all participate in a new Chicago-based IOS codewriting training program called Mobile Makers Academy.]]>
<![CDATA[Company Paid Workers $1.21 An Hour]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:47:49 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1022-2014-EFI.jpg
A California based tech company has been slapped with a fine and ordered to pay thousands of dollars in back wages after a United States Department of Labor investigation revealed the company paid workers $1.21...

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<![CDATA[Firm Ranks Chicago No. 1 in Wireless Performance]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:47:03 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cellular+phone.jpg
When it comes to cellular phone service, there are apparently few hang-ups in Chicago.]]>
<![CDATA[Microsoft Tech Conference to Come to Chicago]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19:15:17 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/mccormick+place+chicago.jpg
A mega-tech conference is coming to Chicago this spring, officials announced Thursday.]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Event: New iPads Announced]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:11:17 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/new-ipad-AP903945536056_0.jpg
Check out the newest products and programs tech giant Apple announced on Oct. 16, 2014.

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<![CDATA[Report Links GoPro to Brain Injury]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 18:12:17 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP886669197394.jpg
GoPro shares tumbled after reports linked the sports-camera maker to the ski accident of retired Formula 1 race car driver Michael Schumacher, sparking safety questions about the use of the cameras.

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<![CDATA[Teens Develop Brain-Teaser App, Garner Worldwide Attention]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 07:13:56 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/216*120/impossible+rush+app.jpg
Fifteen-year-old Austin Valleskey doesn't have his drivers license yet...but he already has a worldwide successful app.]]>
<![CDATA[Tesla to End Speculation Over "The D"]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 13:12:54 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/209*120/10-09-2014-tesla-model-s-470486031.jpg
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is expected to make an announcement Thursday night that should clear up a week of speculation that put "the D" in dramatic and a bump in the electric carmaker's stock price. The electric car...

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<![CDATA[College Bans App Over Bullying]]> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:54:05 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/Yik+Yak+Norwich+University.jpg
Concerns over cyberbullying led a Vermont university to block users of the school's servers from accessing a social media app. The app, Yik Yak, allows users to post anonymous blurbs, including rants, gossip, or...]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Man Buys iPhone 6, Drops It on Sidewalk]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:27:55 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2014-09-19+at+11.13.16+AM_edited-1.jpg
Jack Cooksey, 18, was the first person to leave the Perth, Australia Apple store with an iPhone 6. He then promptly dropped it.

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<![CDATA[iPhone Users Could Face Battery, Wi-Fi Issues From Latest Update]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:00:45 -0600 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 09:47:14 -0600 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 09:30:12 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/iphone6_line.jpg
Apple fans began lining up outside Michigan Avenue store Wednesday afternoon.]]>