<![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-usMon, 27 Mar 2017 02:17:01 -0500Mon, 27 Mar 2017 02:17:01 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Uber Suspends Self-Driving Car Program After Crash]]> Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:24:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_16349000708921-Uber-Self-Driving-Cars.jpg
Uber Technologies Inc. suspended its pilot program for driverless cars on Saturday after a vehicle equipped with the nascent technology crashed on an Arizona roadway, the ride-hailing company and local...

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<![CDATA[How Can You Keep Your Internet Searches Private?]]> Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:08:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/google+%281%29.png
The Senate passed a joint resolution on Thursday, barring the Federal Communications Commission from enforcing rules passed last year that would ban internet, cable, and mobile providers from selling your...

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<![CDATA[Robot Helps Boy Go to School]]> Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:10:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Max+Robot.jpg
Despite a degenerative disease that makes going to school a life-threatening situation, a three-year-old Maryland boy attends classes every day thanks to technology allowing him to connect with his classmates...

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<![CDATA[First of Three Spacewalks Underway at ISS]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:38:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIT_INT_NASASPACEWALK_032417_1-149037083343000001.jpg
Two astronauts left the International Space Station on Friday to prepare the orbiting laboratory for the arrival of commercial space taxis and to tackle some maintenance.]]>
<![CDATA[At Facial Recognition Hearing, Congress Attacks FBI]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:20:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/202*120/170321-face-recognition-nsf_c73b4424b103834c97bd0af277c04c4d.nbcnews-ux-2880-1000.jpg
Democrats and Republicans alike hammered the FBI on Wednesday for its use of facial recognition software to identify potential suspects, saying the technology fosters racial bias, leads to arrests of innocent...

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<![CDATA[Costco Wholesale Expands Test of Home Grocery Delivery ]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:52:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-477000903.jpg
Costco is ramping up its home grocery delivery efforts by teaming up with another third-party service, CNBC reported.Shipt, an online grocery delivery service, said Tuesday it was adding Costco to its delivery...

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<![CDATA[Red iPhone 7s Will Soon Hit Apple Stores]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:10:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/iPhone_7_and_iPhone_7_Plus_Product_Red_Hero_Lockup_2_Up_On_White_PR-PRINT.jpg
The palette of colors that iPhones come in is increasing this week, as Apple releases a red special edition of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

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<![CDATA[Uber President Jeff Jones Resigns, Cites Differences in "Beliefs"]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:17:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/GettyImages-500350466.jpg
Uber President Jeff Jones has resigned just six months after joining its ranks."We want to thank Jeff for his six months at the company and wish him all the best," Uber spokeswoman Sophie Schmidt said in...

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<![CDATA['Loads of Love': Apple Engineer Converts Van Into Mobile Laundromat for Homeless]]> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 23:41:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/loads+of+love+4.jpg
Ron Powers, a mechanical engineer at Apple, turned a used van into a mobile laundromat and made it available for free to the homeless of Santa Cruz, California. He said he spent many years focused on studying...]]>
<![CDATA[Tech Showcase at SXSW]]> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:53:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/SXSWTech0316_MP4-148975049933200001.jpg
Tech companies are taking the opportunity to showcase their latest innovations at the SXSW conference in Austin, Texas.]]>
<![CDATA[Driving on the Roads of the Future Will Be a Real Trip]]> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:02:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-458366538-driving-generic.jpg
In the near future, autonomous cars will be able to communicate movements with each other over short distances and interact with traffic lights, NBC News reported.To combat distracted driving, cars with...

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<![CDATA[Pi Day 2017: 3.14 Things to Know About Pi]]> Tue, 14 Mar 2017 06:51:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-112303538-pi.jpg
Tuesday is Pi Day, a national celebration of the mathematical concept, which is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter and equals 3.14... Two years ago, 3-14-15, was the only day this century that...

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<![CDATA[Is There Such a Thing as an Internet Kill Switch?]]> Sat, 11 Mar 2017 03:34:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/computer+generic2.JPG
Is there a switch you can flick to kill the internet? According to a panel of experts at this year's SXSW Conference in Austin, Texas, that universal "kill switch" does not exist — yet."When people figure...

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<![CDATA[Feel Stressed? Stop Checking Your Phone, Study Says]]> Fri, 10 Mar 2017 19:23:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/SmartphoneStress0309a_MP4-148918974502400001.jpg
A recent study finds mobile users who check their phones frequently feel more stressed. According to the American Psychological Association, we are a nation of "constant checkers" and it's taking...]]>
<![CDATA[Optimus Prime Rib: Robots Start Delivering Food in DC]]> Thu, 09 Mar 2017 10:40:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/030717+food+delivery+robot.jpg
It's now possible in D.C. to have a robot deliver a hot meal to your door. Robots from the delivery company Starship Technologies are rolling along Washington streets as part of a pilot program, a company...

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<![CDATA[New Tech Could Change Food Nutrition Labels ]]> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 15:54:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC_labels0307_1500x845.jpg
New smart glasses developed by researchers at Colorado State University could change how food labels are printed on boxes and cans in your local grocery store. The FDA is looking to roll out this new tech...]]>
<![CDATA[Comey: 'No Such Thing as Absolute Privacy in America']]> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 13:21:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/COMEY_BOSTON.jpg
FBI Director James Comey spoke at a cybersecurity conference at Boston College Wednesday, addressing current encryption software, the idea of privacy in the modern age and how the FBI can improve its fight...]]>
<![CDATA[What Changes to H-1B Visa Rules Mean for Tech]]> Mon, 06 Mar 2017 16:53:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/646440506-Trump-Joint-Session-Congress-Address.jpg
U.S. immigration authorities suspended a program last Friday that expedited visas for skilled workers — a darling class of workers in the tech community.Despite stoking tension in tech companies, it's...

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<![CDATA[Facebook Rolls Out its Fake News Tool]]> Mon, 06 Mar 2017 22:31:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-85595143-facebook-generic.jpg
In an effort to combat fake or biased news stories, Facebook is introducing a "disputed news" flag to stories disproved by third party groups, NBC News reported.Once a story is marked, a group of researchers...

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<![CDATA[Bitcoin Value Surpasses Gold for First Time]]> Fri, 03 Mar 2017 12:34:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bitcoins.jpg
Bitcoin hit a major milestone on Thursday, surpassing the price of an ounce of gold for the first time in the digital currency's history, NBC News reported. Some investors are now saying this development...

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<![CDATA[Catholic High School Scores $24M With Snap Investment ]]> Fri, 03 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-647104932.jpg
A California high school that counts itself among Snap Inc.'s first investors won big on Thursday after a booming initial public offering and first-day trading.The company behind the popular messaging...

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<![CDATA[Innovative Chicago Tech Hub Aims to Transform Manufacturing]]> Thu, 02 Mar 2017 19:28:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mhub.png
Chicago has a bold new vision for a one-of-a-kind innovative product center in the city, aimed at being what industry experts consider a state-of-the-art tech club.]]>
<![CDATA[YouTube Announces Cable-Free TV Subscription Service]]> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 17:25:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_142450164879.jpg
YouTube is giving viewers a way to tune in live to their favorite shows, without a cable or satellite subscription, CNBC.com reported.The company announced a live and on-demand streaming TV service called...

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<![CDATA[SpaceX to Send 2 Citizens to Moon in 2018: Elon Musk]]> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 06:52:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/elonmusk3.jpg
Elon Musk announced Monday that his private space transportation company SpaceX will send two private citizens to the moon in late 2018. "We are excited to announce that SpaceX has been approached to fly two...

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<![CDATA[Facebook Users Report Account Outages, Technical Errors]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:25:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/211*120/Facebook-generic-1.jpg
Some Facebook users are getting logged out of their accounts Friday afternoon due to a technical issue, according to reports being sent on Down Detector. The reports started just after 1 p.m.

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<![CDATA[TV Snooping: What Your Tube Knows]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:49:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/TechTalker0224_MP4-148793967321000001.jpg
Similar to internet ads that follow you while you are shopping, smart TVs can snoop on what shows you watch, what you search for, or even your daily television patterns.]]>