<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Tech News]]>Copyright 2018https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/tech http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago https://www.nbcchicago.comen-usWed, 17 Jan 2018 16:37:53 -0600Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:37:53 -0600NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Fujifilm Recalls Hundreds of Thousands of Wall Plugs Over Shock Concerns]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:20:13 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/digital+cams.jpg
A major New York-based camera maker is recalling nearly 300,000 power adapter wall plugs sold with digital cameras nationwide over concerns about a potential shock hazard, the U.S.

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<![CDATA[Facebook, Google Tell Congress About Fight With Extremism]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:19:55 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/FBthumbsup_1200x675.jpg
Facebook, Google and Twitter shared with the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Wednesday steps each tech giant has tekn to combat extremist content in Washington D.C, CNBC reported.

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<![CDATA[Bitcoin Falls Below $10,000 for 1st Time Since November]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:53:47 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-887657608.jpg
Bitcoin fell below $10,000 for the first time since November, with more than $36 billion of value being wiped off the cryptocurrency in the last day, CNBC reported.The world's largest cryptocurrency dived...

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<![CDATA[Facebook a ‘Living, Breathing Crime Scene': Tech Ethicist]]> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:35:05 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/zuckerman.jpg
Facebook announced last week that it would start prioritizing “meaningful posts from friends and family in News Feed” with less content from pages, publishers and brands.But former Facebook employees told NBC...

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<![CDATA[Supreme Court Agrees to Consider Internet Sales Taxes]]> Fri, 12 Jan 2018 23:07:50 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/online-shopping4.jpg
The Supreme Court said Friday it will decide whether states should be able to collect sales taxes for online purchases, a move that would raise costs for consumers while generating more money for local...

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<![CDATA[Circuit City Set to Relaunch Online Next Month]]> Thu, 11 Jan 2018 11:49:05 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/83632109-Circuit-City.jpg
Shuttered electronics retailer Circuit City is set to make a comeback next month, at least online, CNBC reported.Its website will relaunch Feb. 15, the company's CEO, Ronny Shmoel, said Monday at the Consumer...

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<![CDATA[Work World Roasts Slack on Twitter Amid Outage Reports]]> Tue, 09 Jan 2018 14:29:59 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/slack-down-photo.jpg
Messaging service Slack was briefly down for many customers Tuesday afternoon across the United States.The problem, described by the company as "connectivity issues for all customers," had some office dwellers...

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<![CDATA[Tech Giants Battle Over Home Control at CES]]> Wed, 10 Jan 2018 07:30:43 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/2018_CES_Focuses_on_Your_Voice-151550499603800002.jpg
Wearables are out and digital assistants are in, as tech giants like Amazon and Google struggle to put their products on the forefront of home control and smart living. The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas...]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Shareholders Call on Board to Study Screen Time Impact]]> Tue, 09 Jan 2018 07:37:04 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/apple_screen_0108_1344373.JPG
Apple shareholders are calling on the company's board of directors to study the impact of smartphones on children.Parents have expressed concern about the amount of time kids spend on their smartphones,...

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<![CDATA[In Photos: The Best New Gadgets at CES 2018 in Las Vegas]]> Tue, 09 Jan 2018 13:10:33 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-902755670.jpg
From self-driving vehicles to smart wine racks—check out the best new gadgets CES 2018 has to offer.

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<![CDATA[SpaceX Launches First Rocket of 2018 Into Space]]> Mon, 08 Jan 2018 16:01:46 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/SAMPLE+TIMELINE.00_00_35_23.Still002.jpg
SpaceX launched its first rocket of the year into space on Sunday. It carried a payload called Zuma for the U.S. government.]]>
<![CDATA[Twitter: We Won't Block World Leaders or Their Tweets]]> Fri, 05 Jan 2018 15:46:55 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/jack-dorsey.jpg
Twitter said Friday that it will not block world leaders or any of their “controversial Tweets” in the interest of advancing “the global, public conversation.”In a brief blog post that does not mention...

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<![CDATA[Apple: All Macs, iPhones, iPads Affected by Processor Flaws]]> Fri, 05 Jan 2018 07:34:46 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/iphone64.jpg
Apple announced Thursday that all of its iPhones, iPads and Mac computers are affected by the Spectre and Meltdown processor security flaws, but it said there are no known incidents of customers being impacted...

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<![CDATA[Massive Security Flaw Could Affect Almost Every Computer]]> Wed, 03 Jan 2018 20:35:43 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/203*120/Servers1.jpg
The computer industry was scrambling Wednesday to patch recently discovered security vulnerabilities found in processors used on almost every computer in the world, CNBC reported.The vulnerabilties —...

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<![CDATA[Grandma Has Hilarious Exchange With Google Home]]> Tue, 02 Jan 2018 16:48:26 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/granmda_struggles_1280x720_1127595075758.jpg
Maria Actis, 85, has lived through a range of inventions, from the microwave oven to cable television, the lint roller to the personal computer.

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<![CDATA[Stunning SpaceX Rocket Launch Seen Around California]]> Sat, 23 Dec 2017 05:22:19 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/e5b4efb96245467b97024aa776495868.jpg
SpaceX launched a rocket and a streak could be seen across Southern California, as far as San Diego, more than 200 miles south of the launch site. The rocket blasted off Friday evening from Vandenberg Air Base...

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<![CDATA[Apple Explains Why Older iPhones Are Slowing Down]]> Thu, 21 Dec 2017 22:19:46 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_17257520700282.jpg
After iPhone users expressed online that their devices seemed to be slowing down, Apple told CNBC that the phone's battery is the reason."Lithium-ion batteries become less capable of supplying peak current...

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<![CDATA[Pentagon Program Spent Millions Investigating UFOs: Reports]]> Sun, 17 Dec 2017 17:30:20 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/pentagon-ext.jpg
The Pentagon said that it had a secret program that lasted for five years that investigated unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, according to multiple reports published Saturday.The below-the-radar program...

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<![CDATA[SpaceX First Recycled Rocket Soars With Recycled Capsule]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:51:05 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/spacexrecycledrocket_1200x675.jpg
SpaceX, Elon Musk's rocket company, launched the first recycled rocket with a recycled capsule Friday in Florida to deliver groceries to the International Space Station for NASA, CNBC reported.It was...

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