<![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-usWed, 28 Jun 2017 18:18:27 -0500Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:18:27 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Trump Takes Swipe at Amazon Over 'Internet Taxes']]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:11:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/jeffbezos_120-0x675.jpg
In a new Twitter tirade, President Donald Trump went after The Washington Post and its owner, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, after the newspaper published a story about several of Trump's clubs displaying a fake...

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<![CDATA[Victims Still Paying Hackers After Ransomware Email Blocked]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:51:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/laptop1234578.jpg
The email address behind a ransomware attack spreading across the world has been blocked, leaving victims no way to receive unlocking codes for their files even if they pay the hackers, NBC News reported.The...

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<![CDATA[Nintendo Announces Classic Edition of Old Video Game]]> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:51:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DDQlaDAVwAEleYg-nintendo.jpg
Add Nintendo to the list of companies capitalizing on ’90s nostalgia.Nintendo announced a new standalone mini-console focused on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System on Monday, according to CNBC.

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<![CDATA[Behind the Keyboard: How New Emojis Are Chosen]]> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:48:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Emoji-5-1.jpg
Between wizards, rock climbers, and gender non-conforming people, many of the 137 new emojis coming soon to your phone's keyboard may have come from the minds of ordinary texters, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Hackers Post Pro-ISIS Messages on Ohio Government Sites ]]> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:27:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/166323747-computer-generic.jpg
Hackers targeted at least seven Ohio government websites to publish pro-ISIS messages and criticism of President Donald Trump, state officials said Sunday.As NBC News reported, the message appeared on...

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<![CDATA[Glider Pilot Aims for the Edge of Space]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:29:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIT+AIRGLIDER+THUMB.jpg
A research company is hoping to break several aviation world records and be the first to have an air glider reach the edge of space without a jet engine or rockets. Known as the 'Perlan Project 2,' the...]]>
<![CDATA[Instagram Stories Pass Snapchat in Daily Users]]> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:17:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-648082600-insta.jpg
Snapchat changed the social media world in 2013 with its creation of a "stories" feature, but the platform no longer leads the pack.Instagram Stories has surpassed Snapchat Stories in number of daily...

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<![CDATA[Time Warner Just Handed Snapchat a $100 Million Lifeline]]> Mon, 19 Jun 2017 13:26:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/snapchat_1200x675.jpg
Snap, the company behind the social media app Snapchat, saw a spike in its shares on Monday after the announcement of a new deal with Time Warner.The deal is valued at $100 million, people familiar with...

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<![CDATA[Rape Victim Sues Uber, Says Execs Portrayed Her as a Liar]]> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:33:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/06-05-2017-uber.jpg
A woman who was raped by an Uber driver in India is suing the company for a second time, alleging that Uber executives got her private medical records and made false statements claiming she fabricated the...

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<![CDATA[App for Air Pollution Could Make City Living a Lot Safer]]> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 10:50:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/calipollutionx1200x675.jpg
Out of a pollution study an app, that can pinpoint pollution hot spots block by block, is being developed for city dwellers, reported NBC News. A study suggests that it might be possible for local authorities...

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<![CDATA[Outages Hit YouTube Friday Morning]]> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:12:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/youtube_generic_1200x675.jpg
Some YouTube users were seeing error messages on the site Friday morning.An "internal service error" message that appeared around 9 a.m. ET showed a monkey with a hammer and code.The website DownDetector...

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<![CDATA[Marissa Mayer Says Goodbye as Verizon Completes Yahoo Deal]]> Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:40:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/01-09-2017-yahoo-mayer.jpg
Yahoo was officially acquired by Verizon Tuesday, ending an era for the one-time dot com wunderkind, NBC News reported.And its CEO, Marissa Mayer, who has been one of the most high-profile female executives in...

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<![CDATA[Future of Pot Industry: Robotic Security]]> Mon, 12 Jun 2017 21:46:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/intellosspinning.gif
The new security guard doesn't need sleep. It doesn't need a bathroom break. It won't be distracted by cellphones. It doesn't get tired. It's like RoboCop without the gun. It's autonomous robotic security...

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<![CDATA['Beating Heart in a Box' Promises Major Medical Revolution]]> Fri, 09 Jun 2017 13:57:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/182*120/humanheartcopyART_1200x675.jpg
The most current method and technology available for heart transplants is an estimated 50 years old but new technology may revolutionize how heart transplant surgeries may change in the near future, reported NBC...

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<![CDATA[Trying to Stop Suicides as Social Media Explodes]]> Thu, 08 Jun 2017 06:50:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/212*120/facebook-live-suicide-prevention.jpg
When Dese'Rae Stage interviews survivors of suicide attempts for a website she created, she asks herself a question news reporters may not always consider: How much did it hurt? A survivor herself, she...

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<![CDATA[Mom Seeks Friends: New App Matches Moms]]> Wed, 07 Jun 2017 05:25:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/momswithkids_1200x675.jpg
A new app on the tech scene allows for new moms from different walks of life to connect with each other nearby in a Tinderesque fashion, reported NBC News. Peanut, a new app created by mom Michelle Kennedy...

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<![CDATA[Apple Introduces 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' ]]> Tue, 06 Jun 2017 15:09:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/174*120/GettyImages-692666088-craigf.jpg
Getting distracted at the wheel by your phone? Apple may be able to help.A "do not disturb" mode for drivers will be part of the iOS 11 operating system, which is slated for release this fall for both...

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<![CDATA[Mass Firings at Uber After Sexual Harassment Probe: Source]]> Tue, 06 Jun 2017 16:24:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ubergeneric_2016_1200x675.jpg
Ride-sharing company Uber has fired at least 20 people after the tech giant investigated claims of sexual harassment within its ranks, the company confirmed Tuesday.The law firm Perkins Coie investigated...

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<![CDATA[Michelle Obama Talks Empowerment at Apple Conference]]> Tue, 06 Jun 2017 17:22:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/MichelleObamaWWDC17.jpg
Former first lady Michelle Obama stopped by Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference for a "fireside chat" with CEO Tim Cook.Cook announced the surprised visit Monday at the end of his keynote address to...

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<![CDATA[Google Equips Cars to Measure Air Pollution]]> Mon, 05 Jun 2017 21:30:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/oakland-google-0605.jpg
Google Maps camera cars are a common sight on roads in the San Francisco Bay area, but their functionality has now spread beyond mapping and imaging the region.Their latest duty: checking the air we...

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<![CDATA[Here's Why Facebook and Google Can’t Protect You From Terror]]> Mon, 05 Jun 2017 12:43:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/socialmedia_1200x675.jpg
Tech companies have been criticized for their efforts disrupting the online terror planning since the most recent attack in London, but one cybersecurity analyst told CNBC there is little they can do.Security...

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<![CDATA[Zuckerberg Vetoes Fake News Transparency for Investors]]> Fri, 02 Jun 2017 23:15:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cms795.jpg
Some shareholders called for Facebook to produce an annual report detailing what it has been doing to thwart fake news at the company's annual shareholder meeting on Thursday, NBC News reported.However,...

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<![CDATA[AI Sex Robots Are on Their Way]]> Fri, 02 Jun 2017 15:54:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/sexrobots_1200x675.jpg
Robots are becoming smarter and have become a part of our daily lives more than ever, from the work they do in hospitals and restaurants to helping around the house.But some of these robot personal assistants...

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<![CDATA[Here's What to Expect From Apple’s Big Event Next Week]]> Fri, 02 Jun 2017 12:36:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/applecompany_1200x675.jpg
Next week Apple is set to have its developer's conference, known as WWDC, where tech experts are expecting Apple to discuss new hardware and software, CNBC reported.Most likely, Apple will reveal its new...

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