<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Tech News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/tech http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Sat, 04 Jul 2015 03:55:54 -0500 Sat, 04 Jul 2015 03:55:54 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[WATCH: Dramatic New Trailer for "Steve Jobs" Biopic]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:36:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/jobs-fassbinder.jpg
A new trailer for the forthcoming Steve Jobs biopic reveals dramatic family and business conflicts.

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<![CDATA[Chicago 'Cloud Tax' Adds Cost to Streaming Services]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:51:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Netflix-Logo.jpg
Chicagoans paying to stream movies, TV shows and music from sites like Netflix or Spotify will now be charged a so-called “Cloud tax” to use the services.

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<![CDATA[Stephen Hawking Pops In For Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook Q&A, Asks About 'Gravity and Other Forces' ]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 08:31:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/210*120/zuck-hawking.jpg
When Mark Zuckerberg does his Townhall Q&As on Facebook, thousands of people ask him questions.Sometimes famous people ask questions. On Tuesday, Stephen Hawking asked him a question.

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<![CDATA[Attack of the Leap Second: Sites Impacted]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 21:43:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/amazon-453056767.jpg
Amazon Web Services (AWS), which provides the Internet infrastructure for major sites like Instagram and Pinterest — and the main Amazon page — suffered a connectivity issue for nearly an hour Tuesday...

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<![CDATA[Apple Releases New Music Streaming Service]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 08:38:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-476371856.jpg
Apple's new music streaming service is finally here: Apple Music. n an attempt to compete with Spotify, Tidal, Rhapsody, Rdio and other streaming-music services, Apple Music combines downloaded music, streaming...]]>
<![CDATA[Facebook Lets Users Show Their Pride with Rainbow Filter]]> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:56:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-4786255681.jpg
Facebook is now offering a rainbow filter that anyone can overlay on his or her profile picture in the wake of Friday's landmark same-sex marriage ruling.
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<![CDATA[The Future Has Arrived: Hoverbike in the Works]]> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:15:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hoverbike1.jpg
A UK aeronautics company that once used Kickstarter to raise funds has a real hoverbike in the works. A prototype for the vehicle is moving forward with the help of the U.S. Department of Defense.

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<![CDATA[Apple Responds to Taylor Swift's Open Letter]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 08:59:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-476492963.jpg
Apple says it now plans to pay royalties to artists and record labels during a free, three-month trial of its new streaming music service after pop superstar Taylor Swift criticized the company in an open letter...
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<![CDATA[Newt Gingrich Takes on New Job: Tech Reviewer]]> Fri, 19 Jun 2015 10:38:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/gingrich14.jpg
After jokes about reviewing technology for Mashable arose on Twitter, it soon became a reality for Newt Gingrich who just wrote his first review on the Apple Watch.

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<![CDATA[Zuckerberg Gives $5M to Scholarship]]> Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:59:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mark-zuckerberg.jpg
Mark Zuckerberg and his wife are giving $5 million to a scholarship fund for undocumented immigrant students. The Facebook CEO and his wife Priscilla Chan announced their donation to TheDream.Us in a Facebook...

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<![CDATA[TIPS: Take Better Vacation Pix on your Smartphone]]> Mon, 15 Jun 2015 11:44:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/smartphone-better-pxi.jpg
More than 10 billion photos are taken each month. 6 billion of those are with smartphones. Accessories and apps can make the photo taking experience that much greater.]]>
<![CDATA[Can A Company Own the Word “Book?”]]> Wed, 03 Jun 2015 18:36:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Facebook-Logo1.jpg
Designbook’s pursuit of a trademark was met with objections from Facebook

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<![CDATA[Sandberg Pens Tribute to Husband]]> Wed, 03 Jun 2015 13:42:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/sandberg-GettyImages-173218730.jpg
Facebook COO and "Lean In" author Sheryl Sandberg penned a loving Facebook tribute Wednesday to her late husband, Silicon Valley entrepreneur David Goldberg, 30 days after he died after collapsing on a treadmill...

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<![CDATA[Levi's, Google to Make Smart Jeans]]> Tue, 02 Jun 2015 09:32:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Levi-Strauss-Real-Label.jpg
Your Levi's may one day control your smartphone, thanks to a new partnership with Google.

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<![CDATA[#MyNameIs: Rally Against FB Policy]]> Mon, 01 Jun 2015 15:38:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/sisterroma2.jpg
A protest is planned on Monday by people who claim that thousands of Facebook users are being “maliciously targeted” and reported and having their accounts suspended for having a "fake" name.

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<![CDATA[Apple Chief Tim Cook Gives $6.5M to Charity]]> Sat, 30 May 2015 18:00:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/162*120/TimCookiPad.jpg
Apple chief Tim Cook made a reported $6.56 donation to charity and continues to make his political views public.

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<![CDATA[Woman Finds Rare Apple Computer]]> Mon, 01 Jun 2015 04:32:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/2015-05-30_0-27-39.jpg
In early April, an older woman dropped off some unwanted computer junk to Clean Bay Area. It’s a company that recycles electronics. It turns out, it wasn’t junk at all.

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<![CDATA[Charging Cellphone Sets Bed on Fire]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 13:53:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hamden+cellphone+fire.jpg
Fire officials are warning residents to be careful charging their devices after a cellphone ignited a bed and pillow in Hamden, Connecticut, overnight Friday, according to the fire department.

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<![CDATA[$169 PC For Endless Global Impact]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 18:40:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/endlesscomputer.jpg
A desktop computer with a $169 price tag could change the world's access to technology.

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<![CDATA[How Android Users Can Ward Off Spies]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 17:53:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/android-phone.jpg
The 97 million Americans who use Android phones may be providing a window into their world for a hacker who can get them to download a malware app. NBC Chicago's Charlie Wojciechowski explains.]]>
<![CDATA[Toilet Seats - Glow Where You Go?]]> Mon, 18 May 2015 18:20:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC_glowingtoilets0513001_1500x845.jpg
A Tennessee inventor hopes his glow-in-the-dark toilet seats will revolutionize nighttime trips to the bathroom.]]>
<![CDATA[Obama Shatters Guinness' Twitter Record]]> Tue, 19 May 2015 13:00:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/obama-blackberry-459365998.jpg
President Obama shattered a Twitterverse record when his new account @POTUS got one million followers in less than five hours, according to Guinness World Records. The Monday Twitter record beat one previously...

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<![CDATA[Angry Gamers Lash Out at Candy Crush Maker ]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 10:25:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/candy-crush.jpg
Lawsuit filed in Chicago in March accuses the maker of the gaming sensation of systematically deleting players’ "lives" in order to spur sales.

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<![CDATA[3D Printers Create Prosthetic Legs]]> Thu, 14 May 2015 14:44:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/179*120/LEG2.JPG
Is it the next Industrial Revolution? 3D printing may one day revolutionize businesses, but it’s already having another effect: changing countless lives.]]>
<![CDATA[Girl: My iPhone Caught Fire]]> Sat, 09 May 2015 01:34:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/iPhone+Catch+Fire+Girl+Pocket.PNG
As 12-year-old Philadelphia girl said her Apple iPhone 5C caught fire in her back pocket as she walked to school Friday morning, leaving her with second-degree burns. The white phone's metal case was left...

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