<![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-usThu, 17 Aug 2017 10:51:23 -0500Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:51:23 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Apple, Aetna Meeting to Bring Apple Watch to Aetna: Sources]]> Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:25:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/applewatchcolorful-1200x675.jpg
Apple and Aetna held secret meetings last week to bring Apple's health- and fitness-tracking device, Apple Watch, to Aetna customers, according to three sources who spoke with CNBC.

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<![CDATA[Google Cancels 'Town Hall' on Diversity at Last Minute]]> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 05:57:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/182*120/GettyImages-474984752.jpg
Google canceled a company town hall on diversity at the last minute Thursday afternoon out of concerns about people's safety, worrying they may be publicly outed for asking a question, according to a Google...

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<![CDATA[How Your Phone Can Detect Card Skimmers]]> Thu, 10 Aug 2017 09:39:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/skimmer-gas-pump-tda.jpg
Card skimmers at gas pumps and ATMs are a growing problem, but did you know your cell phone can protect you?

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<![CDATA[Disney to Remove All Content on Netflix for Own, New Service]]> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 15:48:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/207*120/11-11-2015-bob-iger-disney-GettyImages-492431088.jpg
Disney wants to own a piece of the streaming pie.The company announced during its latest earnings report on Tuesday it intends to pull all its movies from Netflix for its own streaming service in 2019,...

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<![CDATA['Google Manifesto' Fuels Debate on Gender Bias in Tech World]]> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 11:17:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/google-campus1.jpg
A 10-page document known as the "Google Manifesto" that criticizes the company's diversity practices and says that women aren't suited for engineering jobs is adding further controversy to the debate around...

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<![CDATA[Instagram Posts May Reveal Signs of Depression: Study]]> Mon, 07 Aug 2017 20:58:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Instagram-Logo-GettyImages-540936038.jpg
Scientists created an algorithm that could predict whether an Instagram user had depression based on their posts to the app, according to a study published Monday by EPJ Data Science.Researchers used...

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<![CDATA[Mystery Solved: Why a Va. Driver Dressed as a Car Seat]]> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 10:38:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/080717+car+with+hidden+driver.jpg
A van that appeared to have no driver made headlines when it was spotted in Arlington, Virginia, last week. But when News4's Adam Tuss saw the van on Monday and looked inside, he saw that it did have a driver: a...

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<![CDATA[Texas Professors Work to Stop Spread of 'Fake News']]> Mon, 07 Aug 2017 12:41:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/computerhandstyping_1200x675.jpg
A team of professors from the University of Texas at Arlington is working to create a program that will help stop the spread of fake news.“What we’re talking about – the President uses that term to refer...

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<![CDATA[Email Prankster Says He Duped White House Officials]]> Wed, 02 Aug 2017 05:49:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/laptop1234578.jpg
An online prankster showed emails to CNN alleging that he was able to trick top White House officials into thinking they were chatting with other members of the administration, NBC News reported.The U.K.-based...

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<![CDATA[Group Files Complaint Over Google's Tracking of In-Store Purchases]]> Mon, 31 Jul 2017 13:43:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-4862340082.jpg
A watchdog group on Monday is expected to file a legal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission against Google over a new program that links customers' web activity to in-store purchases.The Electronic...

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<![CDATA[Tech Trends: Genetic Testing]]> Sun, 30 Jul 2017 10:03:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WEB_SUN_5A_Tech_Trends_170730.jpg
Genetic testing: What you need to know to take a test and then to digest the information once you get the results. Charlie Wojchiechowski reports.]]>
<![CDATA[TSA to Implement New, Stronger Airport Screening]]> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:55:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_TSA_NEW_MEASURES_072617_1-150109909395300001.jpg
The Transportation Security Administration is rolling out new and stronger screening methods for carry-on baggages at airports across the United States.]]>
<![CDATA[Zuckerberg and Musk Spar Over Artificial Intelligence]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:17:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/muskzuckerbergnew.jpg
Tech giants Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg are feuding on social media on the impact of artificial intelligence.The Facebook CEO referred to Musk's beliefs on AI as "pretty irresponsible" in a Facebook...]]>
<![CDATA[Microsoft Paint Is 'Here to Stay,' Despite What You Heard]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:57:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/microsoftpaintlove.jpg
Despite nostalgic articles and disappointed tweets mourning the end Microsoft Paint, the apparently beloved application is not going anywhere.The application, which has been featured on every Windows...

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<![CDATA[Twins Born Conjoined at the Heart]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:55:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Joined_at_the_heart-150093339088500001.jpg
Twin baby girls Paisleigh and Paislyn Martinez were born conjoined at the chest, with their hearts fused together. Doctors from University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital used groundbreaking technology...]]>
<![CDATA[Pokémon Go Fest Attendees Refunded as Glitches Plague Event]]> Sun, 23 Jul 2017 11:19:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Pokemon+Go+Fest+-+10005609_28152926.png
Thousands of people descended on Chicago Saturday for Pokémon Go Fest – an event that was billed as a celebration of the smartphone game’s first year but instead became a debacle plagued by massive lines...

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<![CDATA[How Would the East Coast Hyperloop Compare to World’s Largest Tunnels?]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:05:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_TUNNELS_LONGEST_072117_2-150066193265500001.jpg
Elon Musk’s proposed Hyperloop from New York to Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., would stretch over 250 miles. If built, how would that compare to the world’s largest tunnels?]]>
<![CDATA[Mom Bitten by Shark Gets High-Tech Prosthetic Arm]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:17:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Hand0721_MP4-150064505952500001.jpg
Tiffany Johnson lost her arm to a shark while on vacation in the Bahamas back in June. Only a month later and the mother of three keeps a positive attitude about the incident and continues to make progress with...]]>
<![CDATA[6,000 Pound Mars Rover Concept Vehicle Starts Tour]]> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:19:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_MARS_ROVER_072017_1-150058425058900001.jpg
A Mars rover concept vehicle is on display at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. The electric vehicle seats four and maxes out at 6 mph. The vehicle was commissioned by the Kennedy Space...]]>
<![CDATA[Elon Musk Claims 'Verbal' OK for NY-Philly-DC Hyperloop]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:50:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hyperloop+one+1.jpg
New York to Washington in 29 minutes? Elon Musk says it's possible and he has the government's approval to do it (though it's anyone's guess which government or how long it'd take to build).]]>
<![CDATA[Company Develops Bulletproof Tape]]> Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:52:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC_bulletprooftape0718_1920x1080.jpg
A company in Maryland has come up with a "paper-thin" plastic tape that can make regular windows bulletproof. The company's CEO showed the product off on Monday as he literally stood behind his work.

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<![CDATA[New iPhone Feature Would Help Users in Distress]]> Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:54:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/TLMD-iphone7-iphone-7-sep-2016-GettyImages-599948224.jpg
A new feature from Apple would allow iPhone users to discreetly call emergency services with a fingerprint touch, with the goal of helping people in distress evade potential attackers.CNBC reports on the patent...

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<![CDATA[World Emoji Day: A Huge Amount Is Shared Daily on Facebook]]> Mon, 17 Jul 2017 11:46:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/armus-emojis.jpg
About 5 billion emojis are sent each day on Facebook Messenger, the social media giant said Monday, World Emoji Day.Many of those emojis might be kissing winky faces, the most popular one on Messenger in...

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<![CDATA[Watch: Fake Video of Obama Looks Exactly Like The Real Thing]]> Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:59:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/obama+la+street.JPG
Identifying “fake news” may have just gotten more difficult.Researchers at the University of Washington have developed an algorithm that can take an audio clip and convert it into an artificial video...]]>
<![CDATA[Amazon, Netflix and More Sound Off for Net Neutrality]]> Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:47:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/netneutrality1.jpg
Visit the Netflix and Amazon home pages Wednesday and you'll find more than just TV shows, movies and things to buy. They and other major websites are using space on their home page to draw attention to...

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