<![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, 28 Mar 2015 11:02:19 -0500 Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:02:19 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Apple Store Employees Learn How to Be Fashion Stylists]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:19:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/apple-watch-new-event.jpg
Apple Store employees are learning how to recommend Apple Watches based on fashion and lifestyle cues.]]>
<![CDATA[Driverless Car Starts Journey from San Francisco to New York]]> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 23:44:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/autonomous-driving-vehicle-turning-into-traffic-for-delphi-drive-cross-country-road-trip.jpg
A driverless car took off from the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge for its cross-country trip to New York.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Launches Money Transfer Tool]]> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 07:54:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/payments.png
Facebook is launching a new tool to let users transfer money in its Messenger application, competing with services like Venmo and Paypal. As seen in the video above, users will be able to tap a dollar sign...
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<![CDATA[Self-Flying Rideshare Cars?]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 10:25:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/201*120/aeromobilprototype.jpg
A European company called AeroMobil has created a prototype for a self-flying car and would like to put a taxi service in the air in the next two years.

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<![CDATA["Google Feud" Game Plays on Autocomplete Results]]> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 12:52:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2015-03-16+at+12.50.12+PM.png
The Google search bar is well known for its wacky autocomplete results. And now, those results have been turned into an online game called "Google Feud."]]>
<![CDATA[Pi Day 2015: 3.14 Things to Know About Pi]]> Sat, 14 Mar 2015 06:15:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/pi-97065863.jpg
Saturday is Pi Day, a national celebration of the mathematical concept, which is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. Pi equals 3.1415… and Saturday is 3-14-15, the only day this century...

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<![CDATA[Is Hello Barbie Spying for Mattel? ]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 09:12:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/187*120/HelloBarbie.jpg
Little girls have been talking to their Barbie dolls for decades, but soon, Mattels latest release will listen and respond. Hello Barbie features speech recognition software that enables conversations and...

Photo Credit: Mattel]]>
<![CDATA[Global Outage Shuts Down Apple's iTunes, App Stores]]> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 13:06:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/158329790.jpg
Apple's widely used iTunes and app stores suffered a rare breakdown Wednesday, frustrating millions of music lovers and mobile device owners around the world. The iPhone and iPad maker confirmed the outages in a...

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<![CDATA[CIA Sought to Hack Apple Devices: The Intercept]]> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 14:21:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/248*120/tlmd_apple_tecnologia_620.jpg
A new report from The Intercept, citing documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, alleges that CIA-sponsored presentations told of attempts to crack Apple's security codes for several years.]]>
<![CDATA[Veteran Technology Blog Gigaom Pulls The Plug]]> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 14:05:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/om-malik-462854174-%281%29.jpg
One of San Francisco's earliest technology blogs has suddenly folded. Nine-year-old Gigaom released a statement on Monday announcing the closure, citing an inability to pay its creditors in full: "All operations...

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<![CDATA[Twitter Reacts to the New Apple Watch ]]> Mon, 09 Mar 2015 14:11:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/apple-event-465689046.jpg
Social media reaction was mixed to Apple's new product, an Apple watch.

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<![CDATA[Photos from Apple's "Spring Forward" Event]]> Mon, 09 Mar 2015 14:43:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/TLMD-portada-apple-watch.jpg
See live photos from Apple's "Spring Forward" March 9, 2015 event.

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<![CDATA[Tech Talker: Smartwatch Roundup]]> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 13:06:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/smartwatches.jpg
Smartphone sales pale in comparison to smartphones, but that may soon change. NBC News' Mark Barger reports.]]>
<![CDATA[13 Smartwatches Worth Watching]]> Mon, 09 Mar 2015 13:34:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/03-pebble-time.jpg
Apple, the global computing giant, released its smartwatch in early 2015. Here's a survey of some smartwatches on the market — some available now, some coming soon — to keep an eye on.]]>
<![CDATA[Top Google Doodles]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 11:25:29 -0500 See the doodle here.]]> See the doodle here.]]> http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GoogleDoodle_StPats.jpg
Since 1998, Google has created more than 1000 colorful and imaginative doodles to commemorate important holidays and people. Take a look back at some of the most iconic designs from around the world.]]>
<![CDATA[Watch this "Machine Gun" Laser Mosquitos in Slow-Mo]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:30:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC_mosquitozapper0304001_1500x845.jpg
New high-tech bug zapper identifies certain types of mosquitoes, then shoots them out of the air with low-power lasers.]]>
<![CDATA[Tinder Charging Age-Based Fee for New Update]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:58:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/140411-tinder-dating-app-mn-1310_6f284758e68894d5f153e1d324a00965.nbcnews-fp-1360-600.jpg
If you are over 30, finding love on Tinder is going to be more expensive. The dating app has released a new premium version that includes two new features to help people connect, but the cost of the update...]]>
<![CDATA[Lasers Target Mosquitoes]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:12:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Yellow+Fever+Mosquito.jpg
A new high-tech bug zapper identifies certain types of mosquitoes, then shoots them out of the air with low-power lasers. Glenn Farley from NBC station KING reports.

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<![CDATA[Yahoo! Turns 20 With a Yodel]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:29:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/163*120/AP97030303425_YahooFilo.jpg
Sunnyvale-based Yahoo is celebrating its 20th anniversary on Monday, and the employees — and the Nasdaq bell in New York — are yodeling for joy. "We're thrilled," CFO Ken Goldman said before the Nasdaq yodeled...

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Google Expansion Worries Hometown]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 22:58:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/google22.jpg
New expansion plans for Google headquarters, known as the Googleplex, has the city of Mountain View in a tough position as city leaders try to accommodate their biggest corporate taxpayer as well as non-Google...
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<![CDATA["Spring Forward": Apple Watch Expected at March Event]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:52:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/APPLE10.jpg
Could it be time for the Apple Watch's big debut? In its typical mysterious style, Apple announced on Thursday it will hold a “special event” on March 9, in San Francisco. While the Cupertino company didn't...

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<![CDATA[Uber and Starwood Hotels Partner]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:54:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/uber-safety.jpg
San Francisco-based ridesharing company Uber is partnering with Starwoods Hotels and Resorts rewards program. Now people in Starwood Hotel’s Preferred Guest program can earn hotel “points” at the chain...]]>
<![CDATA[Google Teams Up with Wireless Carriers]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 23:09:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/186*120/google12.jpg
Aiming to undercut Apple's latest hit service, Google is teaming up with three major U.S. wireless carriers to prod more people into using its mobile wallet.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Dating App for Pot Smokers]]> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 08:49:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/High+There+App.jpg
Stoners looking for that special someone, rejoice: There is a new way to light up connections with others who share a love of weed. The app which is available for download from the Google Play Store is...

Photo Credit: High There! Screen Grab from Google Play]]>
<![CDATA[How Terrorists Recruit Teens Online]]> Fri, 06 Feb 2015 12:49:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NBC5INV-isis-website.jpg
Teens from Denver to Chicago have left their comfortable American lives in the hope of joining the ranks of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Their motivations vary. But there’s one common denominator.
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<![CDATA[Google Now Calculates Your Mortgage]]> Thu, 05 Feb 2015 16:22:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*121/GoogleMortgageCalculator.JPG
Google now adds a mortgage calculator to its box of online tools.

Photo Credit: Google]]>
<![CDATA[Google Takes on Uber]]> Tue, 03 Feb 2015 12:29:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/uber-illustration-451549230.jpg
Self-driving cars, and now Uber? Google is reportedly working on an Uber competitor.

Photo Credit: Illustration/Getty Images
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<![CDATA[Super Bowl 2015: Top Moments on Twitter, Facebook]]> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 14:00:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/brady-belichick-sb49-win-462644256.jpg
Sunday’s Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks was the most-talked about NFL championship ever on Twitter and Facebook, the social media giants said Monday.

Photo Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images
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<![CDATA[Cutting Class? New App Could Blow Your Cover]]> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 11:49:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/smart+phone+generic+.jpg
Want to see if your college student is skipping class? There’s an app for that! The start-up company Core Principle debuted its app, Class120 this month. The app costs $200 a year, and allows parents...]]>
<![CDATA[College Students Will Have a Harder Time Cutting Class ]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:04:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC_attendanceapp0129001_1500x845__677564.jpg
College students will have a much harder time trying to skip class now that parents and professors can track if they're in class or not.]]>
<![CDATA[Newsweek Criticized for Silicon Valley Cover]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:19:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Newsweek+sexism+in+tech+cover.jpg
Newsweek's latest cover story has social media in a frenzy over a provocative cover illustration. Billed by Newsweek as a report of the "sordid, shocking and systemic" sexism in the Northern California...

Photo Credit: Newsweek
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<![CDATA[Instagram Down for a 2nd Time This Week]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:15:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/158539421.jpg
The photo-centric social media site Instagram was down Wednesday night, just two days after it suffered a similar outage.

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