<![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, 18 Apr 2015 04:10:53 -0500 Sat, 18 Apr 2015 04:10:53 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Man Tears Tendon Playing "Candy Crush": Medical Journal ]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:24:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/candy-crush.jpg
Spending too much time playing “Candy Crush Saga” really can have consequences. According to a new case report, a San Diego man was recently treated for a thumb injury after spending many weeks playing...

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<![CDATA[What Tech Experts Are Saying About the Apple Watch ]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 09:41:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/465696900.jpg
Pre-orders for the highly anticipated Apple Watch start online today, two weeks before the high-tech time piece hits the stores.

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<![CDATA[Apple's Racially Diverse Emojis]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 05:05:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Apple-Emojis.jpg
Apple has released its latest iOS update with plenty of new features, including the highly-anticipated racially diverse characters.
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<![CDATA[Top Cars at 2015 New York Auto Show]]> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 14:52:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/car+show+new.jpg
A collection of photos taken at the 2015 New York Auto Show.

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<![CDATA[Smartphone Livestreaming App]]> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 08:41:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/0402-2015-Periscope.jpg
Add Periscope as the latest company allowing people to broadcast live from their smartphones.

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<![CDATA[2015 April Fools' Day Pranks: Selfie Car, Twelfie Stick and More]]> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 03:29:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/selfie+car.JPG
Celebrities and companies did not disappoint this April Fools’ Day. Some unique pranks surfaced this year that consumers may not have noticed. Here's a look at some of the most creative.
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<![CDATA[Google Maps Introduces Pac-Man Feature ]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 03:51:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/photoGoogle+Maps+PAC+MAN.jpg
Let the office productivity fall even more. If March Madness wasn’t enough of a distraction, people can now play Pac-Man from the convenience of their desks.]]>
<![CDATA[Tech Offers Car More Anti-Theft Security]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:12:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/web-vod-eye-lock.jpg
EyeLock has developed a system that scans the iris of the person in the driver seat to ensure that the person who is authorized to drive the car is actually behind the wheel. NBC News' Phil LeBeau reports]]>
<![CDATA[Tesla Branching Out Beyond Cars, Says CEO]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:03:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/elonmuskmarch.jpg
Social media is speculating on what Tesla Motors' next invention might be; CEO Elon Musk says it's not a car.

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<![CDATA[Jay Z's Music Streaming Service Set to Relaunch]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:00:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/jay-z-454627193.jpg
Music streaming service Tidal is set to officially relaunch Monday under new ownership by rapper Jay Z.

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<![CDATA[Apple's Tim Cook: "Religious Objection" Laws Are "Very Dangerous"]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:22:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tim-cook-apple-fortuna.jpg
Apple CEO Tim Cook slammed Indiana's new "religious objection" legislation over the weekend, penning a Washington Post piece warning that “there’s something very dangerous happening in America.” The piece, which...

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<![CDATA[PlayStation's Spotify-Powered Music Service Starts Today]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:54:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/72271665.jpg
Spotify's music service is coming to PlayStation game consoles and replacing Sony's own Music Unlimited.

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<![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...

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<![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, 14 Apr 2015 10:03:20 -0500 See the doodle here.]]> See the doodle here.]]> http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GoogleDoodle_PonyExpress.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.

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<![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...

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