<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Tech News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/tech http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:46:24 -0500 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:46:24 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Uber Driver Arrested After Assault]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:31:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/police-lights-night-shutterstock_54084688.jpg
Police have made an arrest after a woman claimed an Uber cab driver sexually assaulted her earlier this month. Police arrested 31-year-old Reshad Chakari of Alexandria, Virginia, and charged him...

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<![CDATA[Weekend Web: Samsung's Wristwatch Computers]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:45:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/samsung_watches.jpg
Charlie Wojciechowski shows us the latest "watch style" computers.. that allow you to answer your phone on our wrist as well as take pictures and so much more. All of the devices Charlie showcased in this story...]]>
<![CDATA[Ideas for Parents: Teen Technology]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:34:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008158377_1200x675_312787011981.jpg
Technology is finding an increasingly greater role in all of our lives, so family lifestyle expert Donna Bozzo stopped by to share some ideas on how you can make sure kids keep their devices organized...]]>
<![CDATA[Unlock Your Phone with Motorola's "Digital Tattoo"]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:34:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/moto+x+tattoo.jpg
Say goodbye to unlocking your phone with a fingerprint, and hello to a digital tattoo.

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<![CDATA[Phone Chargers and Adapters Recalled]]> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 16:41:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/recall33.jpg
Two recalls have been issued for chargers that can overheat phones, causing a burn hazard, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

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<![CDATA[Kardashian Game Propels App Company]]> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 14:26:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/KK11.jpg
The app-maker, Glu Mobile is the publisher of "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood," a free-to-play game from Apple's App Store is enjoying a wave of success after its stock shares jumped 42 percent in recent...

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<![CDATA[Uber: What to Know About Car Service App]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:42:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/451565438.jpg
Summoning a driver at a push of a smartphone button is a lot easier than trying to hail a cab during rush hour, which may explain why Uber, a ride-sharing app that connects passengers and car services...

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<![CDATA[Becoming An Elementary School Entrepreneur]]> Sun, 06 Jul 2014 16:32:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/SEE+PROGRAM.png
The students at Nettelhorst Elementary School, on the northside of Chicago, are getting valuable class time learning how to create and market their ideas. The Science Entrepreneurial Exchange (SEE) program...]]>
<![CDATA[30 Md. Cab Companies Suing Uber]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:40:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Uber-Council-102313.jpg
More than 30 Maryland cab companies are suing Uber, saying the company is hampering their ability to do business. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Baltimore Circuit Court, reported the Baltimore

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<![CDATA[Is Oakland the New Silicon Valley?]]> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:35:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/219*120/jacklondonsquare.jpg
Tech companies are now branching out into the East Bay, favoring Oakland after being priced out of San Francisco and the Silicon Valley. Erik Collier serves as one of the general managers of Ask.com, a...]]>
<![CDATA[SF Parking App Makers Threatened With Fines, Lawsuit]]> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 09:32:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/06-23-2014-parking-app.jpg
Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who think they can solve San Francisco’s parking woes – and make some cash at the same time – are busy launching new apps that match drivers in need with much-coveted parking...

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<![CDATA[Daughter's Letter Gets Dad Week Off of Work at Google]]> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:15:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_07_google_car.jpg
A little girl's summer wish came true thanks to a letter she wrote to Google. Katie wanted her dad, who works at Google, to spend more time with her, so she wrote the Mountain View company a letter asking...]]>
<![CDATA[Google Doodle Takes on Office Workers Sneaking Peeks at World Cup ]]> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 12:36:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/worldcupgoogledoodle.jpg
Google outted office workers around the world with a doodle that features the iconic "Google" letters sitting around a conference table watching a World Cup game.]]>
<![CDATA[Facebook Down for the Second Time This Week]]> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 17:03:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP120112075763.jpg
Facebook appeared to be experiencing an outage on Friday afternoon. Users attempting to log on would see either a blank screen or an error message. This is the second time this week the popular...

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<![CDATA[Target Fixes Glitch That Caused Delays at Checkout]]> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:29:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/target9.JPG
Target says it has fixed a glitch that caused delays at checkout stands at some of its U.S. stores Sunday. The company said it identified the source, and that it was unrelated to a security issue. Last December,

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<![CDATA[Tesla to Open Up Its Electric Car Patents]]> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 07:49:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tesla_models_car_red.jpg
Electric car maker Tesla Motors is sharing its technological brainpower with the world and will open up all of its patents in an effort to boost electric car production. "Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits...

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<![CDATA[TweetDeck Security Issue Gives Hackers Access to Accounts]]> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 12:27:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*160/tweetdeck18.jpg
Users of Twitter's popular web app TweetDeck are encouraged to log out of their account right away. Users reported on Wednesday morning that the app was creating pop-up alerts all by itself. The issue seemed to]]>
<![CDATA[Groupon's "Freebies" Goes Mobile]]> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 10:03:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/groupon_logo.jpg
Groupon is upping its couponing game.]]>
<![CDATA[Local Company Touts "Ultimate TV" Ahead of Father's Day]]> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 16:27:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/samsung+tv+110.jpg
Looking for the ultimate Father's Day gift? This could be it-- if you're looking to spend $150,000 on dear old dad.

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<![CDATA[LAPD Drones Raise Privacy Concerns]]> Sun, 01 Jun 2014 18:58:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/lapd+drone+web+copy.jpg
The Los Angeles Police Department’s recent acquisition of two drones has the ACLU concerned over potential privacy issues. While the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California applauded the LAPD for...

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<![CDATA[Are They Here Yet? App Tracks Your Guests' Arrival]]> Sat, 24 May 2014 12:24:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/driver_generic.jpg
With so many people scheduled to hit the road on Memorial Day, a smartphone app is putting the days of trying to gauge when your guests will arrive behind us.

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<![CDATA[Groupon Among Worst for Password Security]]> Thu, 22 May 2014 12:10:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/password.jpg
According to a new survey from Dashlane, a password management company, many of today’s popular websites aren’t setting the bar very high when it comes to password requirements.]]>
<![CDATA[Top Google Doodles]]> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 17:02:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Google-Doodle-Winner.jpg
Since 1998, Google has created over 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[Tour Our Solar System in 30 Minutes]]> Fri, 16 May 2014 13:10:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/destination-solar-system-1.jpg
The Adler Planetarium's new immersion experience, Destination Solar System, is the result of years of research. NBC Chicago's Alicia Roman offers a preview.]]>
<![CDATA[Zuckerberg Sued By Real Estate Developer]]> Tue, 13 May 2014 20:44:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/zuckrberg.JPG
A Palo Alto developer says Mark Zuckerberg never delivered on a promise to send him business in exchange for not building near his Crescent Park home.

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<![CDATA[Motorola Unveils New Moto E for $129]]> Tue, 13 May 2014 11:49:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Moto_E_Black_Front_Dyn_Black.jpg
Motorola is continuing its trend of offering up higher quality smartphones for a lower price, and their latest release could be the best deal yet.

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