<![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, 26 Apr 2017 19:02:09 -0500Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:02:09 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Amazon Announces Fashion-Tracking Camera Echo Look]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:18:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/wcholook_1200x675.jpg
Amazon launched the Echo Look Wednesday, a new device that observes how users dress and offers fashion advice based on algorithms and technology, CNBC reported.The Echo Look is similar to Alexa, the...

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<![CDATA['Shark Tank' Judge and Tech Investor Calls It Quits]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:41:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/techinvestorfeuerherd.jpg
Chris Sacca, a judge on the television show “Shark Tank” and early investor in tech companies like Twitter and Uber, announced Wednesday that he will be retiring from venture capital and the television...

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<![CDATA[Man Knocks Down Security Robot, Ends Up in Jail]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:31:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/robot+attack.jpg
In a man-vs.-robot confrontation in Mountain View last week, the robot did what it was designed to do, and the intoxicated man ended up in jail, according to Mountain View police.On April 19 around 8:15 p.m....

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<![CDATA[Opinion: A Look at the New Samsung Galaxy S8]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:46:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/samsung+thumb.jpg
This is shaping up to be a good year for smart phones. We can expect to see significant changes in top of the line devices: better design, faster processors and refined voice control.]]>
<![CDATA[Antivirus Tool Removes Windows Files, Shuts Down Computers]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:09:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/166323747-computer-generic.jpg
Popular antivirus service Webroot mistakenly labeled key Microsoft Windows system files as threats Monday, causing the misidentified files to be removed and an untold number of PC computers to be shut down, NBC...

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<![CDATA[Inside the Place Where Uber Tries to Make Nice With Its Drivers]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:54:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/507915262-Uber-Queens-Headquarters.jpg
As Uber's problems pile up — executives resigning, sexual harassment allegations and more — the ridesharing company is doubling down on the driver experience, NBC News reported.Uber's head of customer support,...

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<![CDATA[MasterCard Rolls Out Cards With Fingerprint Sensor]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:07:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/MasterCard-34123792165_e987246927_o.jpg
MasterCard is testing payment cards with fingerprint sensors in South Africa and hopes to roll it out to the rest of the world by the end of the year, the company said Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Here's How Some Fortune 500 Companies Are Going Green]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:02:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/212*120/wind+farms+usa.jpg
Through research and application, clean and renewable energy sources are something some of the nation's most valuable companies are focusing on. Software giant Microsoft has a data center in Cheyenne, Wyoming...

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<![CDATA[Facebook Is Working on Letting You Type With Your Brain]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:43:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_17108732801091.jpg
Facebook on Wednesday unveiled a research project that will allow people to type using their thoughts, or hear through their skin, NBC News reported.Such a product could allow the deaf and blind to communicate...

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<![CDATA[Zuckerberg: Facebook Has More Work To Do on Safety]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:57:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/FACEBOOK0418_MP4-149255458523900001.jpg
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made his first public comments since the Cleveland murder case, saying that the social media giant has more work to do when it comes to policing disturbing content online and making...]]>
<![CDATA[April the Giraffe YouTube Channel Almost Sets Record]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 08:25:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_17105737948344.jpg
The long-awaited arrival of April the giraffe's baby has made Animal Adventure Park the second most live-viewed channel in YouTube's history.April's livestream had more than 232 million live views and...

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<![CDATA[Astronaut Brings the Solar System to Earth in 'Miniverse']]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:03:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Miniverse-Hadfield.jpeg
Former Commander of the International Space Station Chris Hadfield speaks with NBC on the importance of space exploration, what being an astronaut taught him about perspective on Earth and why Pluto was kept in...

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<![CDATA[New Green Tech That Could Change the World (at Least a Bit)]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 06:22:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tesla-press_solar_roof.jpg
Companies around the world are taking steps to create cleaner, more sustainable ways of living through innovative technologies that can change everyday activities. In mid-April, consumers will be able to...

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<![CDATA[Facebook Shuts Down 30K Fake Accounts Tied to France]]> Sat, 15 Apr 2017 03:54:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/facebook-logo2.jpg
Citing deceptive content and misinformation, Facebook has shut down 30,000 fake accounts tied to France ahead of the country's presidential election this month, NBC News reports.The social media giant revealed...

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<![CDATA[Tesla Pickup Truck to Debut in September]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:03:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/elonmusk3.jpg
Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the company was planning to introduce a new semi-truck in September, with an electric pickup truck to follow in about 18 to 24 months, NBC News reported.The big truck was...

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<![CDATA[Moon Orbiting Saturn Could Sustain Life: NASA]]> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 19:43:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIT+OCEAN+WORLDS+THUMB.jpg
A moon orbiting Saturn has all the right ingredients to sustain life. NASA scientists say “Enceladus,” Saturn’s sixth largest moon, could theoretically sustain microbial life, in an exciting...]]>
<![CDATA[Uber Used Secret Program to Track Lyft Drivers: Report]]> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 16:49:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_16139670373261.jpg
A new report says Uber used a secret program dubbed "Hell" to track Lyft drivers to see if they were driving for both ride-hailing services and otherwise stifle competition.

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<![CDATA[Drone Captures Incredible Footage Above Active Volcano]]> Wed, 12 Apr 2017 20:06:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/drone-guatemala.jpg
Scientists at the University of Cambridge and University of Bristol are using drones to capture footage and data above an active volcano in Guatemala.]]>
<![CDATA[Kids Gaming Site is Breeding Ground for Predators, Mom Warns]]> Fri, 07 Apr 2017 11:17:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/roblox+video+game+warning.jpg
A Louisiana mother is sounding the alarm about a popular online gaming site for kids, telling NBC 4 New York's I-Team she believes her son was "groomed" by a sexual predator who was lurking in the virtual...

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<![CDATA[Google Adds 'Fact-Check' Tool to Search Results]]> Fri, 07 Apr 2017 10:51:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Google+Fact+Check.jpg
Google debuted a fact-checking tool for its search and news results Friday, amid mounting pressure on internet firms to police content it hosts online and criticism the company helps spread misinformation, CNBC...

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<![CDATA[A 3D Device is Changing the Way Amputees Swim]]> Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:31:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/the-fin_marine.jpg
A 3D-printed device is helping amputees swim again, "Today" reported.After losing part of his left leg in Afghanistan, Dan Lasko, a former United States Marine, never thought he'd be able to swim the way...

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<![CDATA[Model Karlie Kloss Brings Summer Camp to Chicago]]> Mon, 03 Apr 2017 15:18:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/215*120/Kode+With+Klossy_Press+Select_Ford_4.png
Model and entrepreneur Karlie Kloss has launched a series of summer camps for 2017 that will take place across the country, including in Chicago.

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<![CDATA[Google Releases 'Ms. Pac-Maps']]> Fri, 31 Mar 2017 16:27:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIT+MS+PAC-MAPS+THUMB.jpg
As part of April Fools' Day, Google has released a special Ms. Pac-Man game you can play using Google Maps. The browser game works on computers and mobile devices. It will be available until April 4.]]>
<![CDATA[Here's What Gets Left Behind in Uber Cabs Most Often]]> Fri, 31 Mar 2017 09:23:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/UBER-Logo-AP_437426747470.jpg
The most forgetful American Uber users are found on either coast, the company said Wednesday, and they leave behind some weird things. Los Angeles and New York City are the two most forgetful cities in...

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