<![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 Mon, 25 May 2015 01:07:38 -0500 Mon, 25 May 2015 01:07:38 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Toilet Seats - Glow Where You Go?]]> Mon, 18 May 2015 18:20:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC_glowingtoilets0513001_1500x845.jpg
A Tennessee inventor hopes his glow-in-the-dark toilet seats will revolutionize nighttime trips to the bathroom.]]>
<![CDATA[Obama Shatters Guinness' Twitter Record]]> Tue, 19 May 2015 13:00:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/obama-blackberry-459365998.jpg
President Obama shattered a Twitterverse record when his new account @POTUS got one million followers in less than five hours, according to Guinness World Records. The Monday Twitter record beat one previously...

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<![CDATA[Angry Gamers Lash Out at Candy Crush Maker ]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 10:25:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/candy-crush.jpg
Lawsuit filed in Chicago in March accuses the maker of the gaming sensation of systematically deleting players’ "lives" in order to spur sales.

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<![CDATA[3D Printers Create Prosthetic Legs]]> Thu, 14 May 2015 14:44:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/179*120/LEG2.JPG
Is it the next Industrial Revolution? 3D printing may one day revolutionize businesses, but it’s already having another effect: changing countless lives.]]>
<![CDATA[Girl: My iPhone Caught Fire]]> Sat, 09 May 2015 01:34:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/iPhone+Catch+Fire+Girl+Pocket.PNG
As 12-year-old Philadelphia girl said her Apple iPhone 5C caught fire in her back pocket as she walked to school Friday morning, leaving her with second-degree burns. The white phone's metal case was left...

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<![CDATA[How a Drone Could Spoof Wi-Fi, Steal Your Data]]> Tue, 05 May 2015 22:45:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/Gettyphoto.jpg
They're inexpensive, small and hard to detect. And they can also be outfitted to gather your private information.

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<![CDATA[Periscope Eyed Over Pacquiao Fight]]> Tue, 05 May 2015 09:24:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Pacquiao-Mayweather-3.jpg
This weekend’s fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao was hyped as the fight of the century. Now, a new fight begins. It cost viewers at home about $100 to order the pay per view event, but several...

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<![CDATA[Chicago Company Faces Backer Backlash]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 14:42:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/CST-01.jpg
A watch designed in Chicago and supported through crowdfunding remains a work in progress that has run out of cash.

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<![CDATA[Tech Gifts for Mother's Day]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 10:28:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC_momgifts0430_1500x845.jpg
From tiles that beep and to find your keys to self-contained watering and growing pots for plants, here are some high-tech gifts for Mother's Day.]]>
<![CDATA[Slack to Replace Work Email?]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 13:18:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/computer+generic1.jpg
Stewart Butterfield, a founder or photo-sharing site Flickr, is the creator and chief executive of Slack, a startup that offers a new platform for team communication.

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<![CDATA[Student Gets New 3-D Printed Hand]]> Sat, 02 May 2015 03:56:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/3-d+hand.jpg
Chad Coarsey was born without a left hand — but after a little ingenuity with a 3-D printer, he now has one. The graduate student at Florida Atlantic University teamed up with his colleague, Charles Weinthal...

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<![CDATA[How Old Do I Look? Website's Photo Guesses Go Viral ]]> Fri, 01 May 2015 12:08:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/computer_generic_laptop_5_640x480.jpg
People pondering the age-old query of "how old do I look?" are finally getting an answer, for better or for worse, thanks to a new website that's gone viral.
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<![CDATA[Apple Watch Hits the Streets]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:47:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC_applewatch0423001.jpg
The first customers to sign up for the new Apple Watch will begin receiving their devices today.]]>
<![CDATA[Feds to Airlines: Look Out for Hackers]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 18:40:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/airplane-hacking.jpg
Alert from TSA and FBI was sent privately to airlines just days after a security researcher claimed to have hacked into a United Airlines flight.
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<![CDATA[Motorola Shows Off New Police Tech]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 22:58:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/motorola-police-drone.jpg
Schaumburg-based Motorola has developed gear that improves communication, connectivity and law enforcement.

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<![CDATA[Google Launches Wireless Phone Service]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:15:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP125290752356.jpg
Google is offering a wireless phone service designed to pressure major carriers such as AT&T and Verizon Wireless into lowering their prices.]]>
<![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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