<![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 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:24:49 -0600 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:24:49 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Orion Spacecraft Ready for Launch]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:24:05 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC-orion-preview.jpg
An unmanned Orion spacecraft is expected to launch from Florida's Space Coast on Dec. 4. It will be America's first major step to once again launching humans into space. Ryan Korsgard from NBC station KPRC...]]>
<![CDATA[FB Shuttle Drivers “Like” Union Bid]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:11:56 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/fb16.jpg
Shuttle bus drivers who take Facebook employees to and from Silicon Valley overwhelmingly gave the "thumbs up" to forming a union on Wednesday, after they had complained publicly for months about their low pay...

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<![CDATA[Google "Trekkers" Maps Hiking Trail]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:23:54 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1118-2014-GoogleTrekker1.jpg
Google "trekkers" are helping you map out your next hiking trip and get a feel for being on the trail. The backpack-type trekker carries 15 cameras and records the hiker's every move with the same technology...

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Tony Hawk Rides Hoverboard]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:28:20 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2014-11-17+at+3.26.35+PM.png
The pro skateboarder tested the $10,000 prototype Hendo Hoverboard after husband and wife Greg and Jill Henderson launched a Kickstarter to fund it.
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<![CDATA[Rocket Launch Aborted Over Boat Just Before Blast-Off]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 19:59:54 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/15011952803_64c309615d_o.jpg
The planned launch of a rocket from a NASA launchpad in Virginia was aborted at the last minute Monday night, over a possible boat nearby in the launch area. But although the mission was aborted, skygazers...

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<![CDATA[Weekend Web: iOS Codewriting Program]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:00:44 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009399697_1200x675_347735619943.jpg
Art Norman introduces us to two students and two teachers who all participate in a new Chicago-based IOS codewriting training program called Mobile Makers Academy.]]>
<![CDATA[Company Paid Workers $1.21 An Hour]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:47:49 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1022-2014-EFI.jpg
A California based tech company has been slapped with a fine and ordered to pay thousands of dollars in back wages after a United States Department of Labor investigation revealed the company paid workers $1.21...

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<![CDATA[Firm Ranks Chicago No. 1 in Wireless Performance]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:47:03 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cellular+phone.jpg
When it comes to cellular phone service, there are apparently few hang-ups in Chicago.]]>
<![CDATA[Microsoft Tech Conference to Come to Chicago]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19:15:17 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/mccormick+place+chicago.jpg
A mega-tech conference is coming to Chicago this spring, officials announced Thursday.]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Event: New iPads Announced]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:11:17 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/new-ipad-AP903945536056_0.jpg
Check out the newest products and programs tech giant Apple announced on Oct. 16, 2014.

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<![CDATA[Report Links GoPro to Brain Injury]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 18:12:17 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP886669197394.jpg
GoPro shares tumbled after reports linked the sports-camera maker to the ski accident of retired Formula 1 race car driver Michael Schumacher, sparking safety questions about the use of the cameras.

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<![CDATA[Teens Develop Brain-Teaser App, Garner Worldwide Attention]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 07:13:56 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/216*120/impossible+rush+app.jpg
Fifteen-year-old Austin Valleskey doesn't have his drivers license yet...but he already has a worldwide successful app.]]>
<![CDATA[Tesla to End Speculation Over "The D"]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 13:12:54 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/209*120/10-09-2014-tesla-model-s-470486031.jpg
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is expected to make an announcement Thursday night that should clear up a week of speculation that put "the D" in dramatic and a bump in the electric carmaker's stock price. The electric car...

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<![CDATA[College Bans App Over Bullying]]> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:54:05 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/Yik+Yak+Norwich+University.jpg
Concerns over cyberbullying led a Vermont university to block users of the school's servers from accessing a social media app. The app, Yik Yak, allows users to post anonymous blurbs, including rants, gossip, or...]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Man Buys iPhone 6, Drops It on Sidewalk]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:27:55 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2014-09-19+at+11.13.16+AM_edited-1.jpg
Jack Cooksey, 18, was the first person to leave the Perth, Australia Apple store with an iPhone 6. He then promptly dropped it.

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<![CDATA[iPhone Users Could Face Battery, Wi-Fi Issues From Latest Update]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:00:45 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tsiphoneupdatepic.jpg
A tech expert advises consumers to wait before downloading the iOS 8 update.]]>
<![CDATA[Do You Need the iPhone 6?]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:47:14 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP501921875874.jpg
The question that's been buzzing: do you need the new iPhone 6? Tech reporter, Mike Wendland, shows what IOS 8 features are available for older iPhones.

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<![CDATA[Chicagoans Line Up for New iPhone 6]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:30:12 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/iphone6_line.jpg
Apple fans began lining up outside Michigan Avenue store Wednesday afternoon.]]>
<![CDATA[Take the Phone Quiz: iPhone 6 or Android? ]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:46:44 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/pile+of+phones1.jpg
With the release of the iPhone 6 and a slew of other new phones now on the market, we've developed this guide to help you determine which phone is right for you. All you have to do is answer a few short...

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<![CDATA[Free iPhone 6 Scam Pops Up On Facebook]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:11:42 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Facebook_iPhone_scam.jpg
BBB says to be aware of free offers recommended from Facebook friends.]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Releases Tool to Remove U2 Album]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:14:07 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/455053622.jpg
Some iPhone users are not happy that U2's new album, "Songs of Innocence," was automatically added to their iTunes music library, free of charge. In response, Apple has released a special tool that lets people...

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<![CDATA[Twitter Investigating Threats with Possible Links to ISIS]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 07:17:09 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/TWITTER-ISIS-THREATS-SOT-TZ---18281826.jpg
Twitter says its security team, along with relevant law enforcement officials, is investigating the veracity of apparent death threats made against its employees by radical Islamists.

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<![CDATA[The Apple Watch: What You Need to Know]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 05:51:26 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/edt-apple-watch-thumb-new.jpg
Rumors of the Apple Watch have been swirling since 2012, and while Apple is not the first to debut a smartwatch, it has arguably designed the most elegant wearable yet. Here are the top features to know...

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<![CDATA[Apple's New Watch, iPhones]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:22:58 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/edt-iwatch-1.jpg
Apple announced two new iPhone models, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and its new Apple Watch at an event in Cupertino on Sept. 9.

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<![CDATA[Apple Unveils Sleek New Watch]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 18:26:34 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/edt-apple-lead-455042032.jpg
Apple unveiled a sleek new smartwatch dubbed the Apple Watch and two new, bigger iPhones on Tuesday, marking its much-heralded entry into wearable technology and signaling its intentions to keep innovating three...

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<![CDATA[How to Sell Your iPhone for the Most Money]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 12:06:03 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_iphone_edited.jpg
Looking to sell your iPhone before the new model is released? The longer you wait can affect the value of your phone dramatically.

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<![CDATA[Save Your Data: How to Turn Off Facebook's Auto Play Video]]> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 12:05:47 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/215*120/160346736.jpg
Facebook on Sunday revealed that users have been consuming an average of one billion video views on the the platform each day since June.

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<![CDATA[Live from Cupertino: Apple Will Live Stream Sept. 9 Event]]> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 08:54:32 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/179*120/tim+cook+2.jpg
All eyes will be on Cupertino Tuesday for Apple's next big announcement. Apple announced it will be live-streaming the "special event" on Apple.com starting 10 a.m.

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<![CDATA[Motorola Offers Sneak Peek at Wearable Technology]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 10:10:19 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/moto-3601.jpg
Chicago-based smartphone maker Motorola Mobility unveiled what it believes will be the next big wave in wearable technology Thursday.

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<![CDATA["Phony Cell Towers" Reported Across U.S. Can Access Your Phone]]> Thu, 04 Sep 2014 15:49:29 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/phony+cell+towers.jpg
A security company selling mobile devices with encryption technology claims to have found several “phony cell towers” across the United States that can track phones and eavesdrop on calls.

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