<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - Tech News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/tech http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia http://www.nbcphiladelphia.comen-usSat, 27 May 2017 02:42:41 -0400Sat, 27 May 2017 02:42:41 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[How Best Buy Escaped the Retail Apocalypse]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 19:52:10 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Best+Buy+General+copy.jpg
Shares of Best Buy surged more than 20 percent Thursday after the company posted unexpected sales growth in same store locations.Best Buy is a retail anomaly because it's an enjoyable place to shop, CNBC...

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<![CDATA[New 'Soundwave' Tattoos Can Talk, Play Music]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 09:14:54 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/DIT+SOUNDWAVE+TATTOOS+THUMB.jpg
What if tattoos could talk? That's what Nate Siggard, CEO and founder of Skin Motion, is trying to do with his soundwave tattoo app. It works like this: users can upload sounds and voices to the app, creating...]]>
<![CDATA[App Helps People Save a Life With CPR]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 13:34:23 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/PulsePoint+App+3.JPG


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<![CDATA[Program Trains 21st Century Scouts For Online Survival]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 22:15:17 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/189*120/160661169.jpg
Traditionally, Boy Scouts were trained in fire and knife skills, preparing them to be ready for outdoor adventures. Along the way, they also learned how to be good stewards of the wilderness, to safely traverse...

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<![CDATA[GIF Celebrates Milestone and Philly Is Crying]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 09:49:01 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-74146469-%281%29.jpg
Cheer up Philly! According to a new study, the city of brotherly love is the saddest city in America.

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<![CDATA[Risks of Streaming Illegal Content on Amazon Fire Stick]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 08:18:53 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/amazon-fire-stick-generic.jpg
The Amazon Fire TV Stick is a popular device designed to make streaming easier than ever before, letting consumers stream Netflix, Hulu, Amazon video and premium channels like HBO without a fancy smart TV...

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<![CDATA[Hackers Could Target Your Home Devices]]> Fri, 19 May 2017 14:30:18 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Home_Devices_Can_Be_Easily_Hacked.jpg
NBC10's Matt DeLucia explains what steps you should take after purchasing WiFi-enabled home devices.]]>
<![CDATA[Twitter Users Report Glitches Amid Service Disruption]]> Fri, 19 May 2017 14:02:59 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Twitter-generic1.jpg
Some Twitter users were having trouble with the social media service Friday morning, as the company noted."Some users are currently experiencing problems accessing Twitter & Tweeting. We are aware of the issue

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<![CDATA[6 Injured After Fire Breaks Out at Google Conference: Officials]]> Thu, 18 May 2017 23:30:10 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/shoreline-0518.jpg
A fire during the Google I/O Conference in Mountain View on Thursday sent three people to the hospital, one with critical injuries, according to fire officials.Firefighters responded to Shoreline Amphitheatre...

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<![CDATA[Tesla Workers Suffer Fainting Spells, Dizziness: Report]]> Thu, 18 May 2017 21:48:15 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-479833756-Musk.jpg
Workers at Tesla's car factory in California have been fainting, experiencing dizziness and even having seizures, often requiring medical attention.The symptoms have led to more than 100 calls for ambulances...

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<![CDATA[College Student's Drone Shows Off Comcast Technology Center]]> Thu, 18 May 2017 15:15:49 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/comcast-technology-center-12.jpg
Christopher Kao is using the Philadelphia skyline as his canvass for amazing photos from his trusty drone. The 21-year-old University of Pennsylvania Computer Science Engineering and Marketing major jumps on...

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<![CDATA[Facebook fined $122 million by EU Over Whatsapp Information]]> Thu, 18 May 2017 12:09:34 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/markzuckerbergneutralface_1200x675.jpg
Facebook has been fined 110 million euros ($122 million) by European regulators for providing "misleading information" about its acquisition of instant messaging service WhatsApp.The social media giant bought...

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<![CDATA[Companies Stashing Bitcoin in Anticipation of Cyberattacks]]> Thu, 18 May 2017 08:11:47 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/bitcoins.jpg
Companies are stockpiling bitcoins in preparation of future "ransomware" attacks, which have grown exponentially over the past few years, NBC News reported. According to cybersecurity experts and firms, about...

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<![CDATA[Security Apps For Your Phone]]> Wed, 17 May 2017 10:50:12 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/PCMike0516_MP4-149503218056400001.jpg
Tech guru PC Mike Wendland looks at apps designed to protect smartphones and tablets from malware, spyware and viruses.]]>
<![CDATA[Ordering a Wawa Shorti? There's an App for That]]> Wed, 17 May 2017 08:00:29 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/208*120/Mobile+Ordering+Wawa.JPG
There is now an app to order your Wawa sandwiches ahead of time before even entering a Wawa. Todd Miller explains how to order from the app and what it does.

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<![CDATA[Instagram Introduces 'Face Filters' Similar to Snapchat ]]> Tue, 16 May 2017 11:03:40 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/snapchatgeneric_1200x675.jpg
Instagram on Tuesday announced a feature called "face filters," the latest effort to steal the thunder from upstart Snap, which is the parent company of Snapchat. Instagram's face filters allows users to...

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<![CDATA[Protect Yourself From Schemes]]> Tue, 16 May 2017 09:26:54 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000020815544_1200x675_944882243973.jpg
Ee continue the weeklong series on top ways to protect yourself. NBC10’s Matt DeLucia reports some of the top schemes hitting our area and a couple ways you can fight back.]]>
<![CDATA[Top Tips: How to Avoid Becoming a Victim]]> Fri, 19 May 2017 14:31:26 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/209*120/GettyImages-483787493.jpg
Whether you're working out, at a gas station, traveling, or online, here are some tips that can help you not be a victim.

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<![CDATA[Cyber Crime a Constant Batlle]]> Mon, 15 May 2017 10:24:18 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000020792472_1200x675_943953475633.jpg
Online thieves are finding new ways to take your personal information. NBC10's Matt DeLucia reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Lyft, Waymo Agree to Work on Self-Driving Car Technology]]> Mon, 15 May 2017 06:49:31 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/LyftWaymoSplit.jpg
In the race to the self-driving future, Lyft has agreed to work with Waymo, the self-driving car company owned by Google's parent company, to bring autonomous vehicles to the masses, both companies told NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Elon Musk Moves Forward With 'Boring' Traffic Remedy]]> Mon, 15 May 2017 19:38:36 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/202*120/elon-musk-tunnel.PNG
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk can claim a perhaps unparalleled string of visionary company creations -- PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, The Boring Company.The Boring Company?"We're trying to dig a hole under LA,"...

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<![CDATA[No Service? Philly Wants to Fix Wissahickon Park Dead Zones]]> Fri, 12 May 2017 20:51:26 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Wissahickon+Creek+Park.jpg
Environmentalists, patrons and first responders say the 2,042 acre park has a cell service problem.

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<![CDATA[Inappropriate Posts Can Ruin Reputations]]> Fri, 12 May 2017 10:12:25 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000005864149.JPG
Radnor Township police are warning young people to not share compromising photos as it can cost them a job or getting into college.

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<![CDATA[Snap CEO, Co-Founder Could Lose More Than $1B Each]]> Thu, 11 May 2017 13:40:50 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-647154742.jpg
Snapchat's poorly-received first earnings report and subsequent drop in stock led CEO Evan Spiegel to lose more than the $750 million he received in a stock bonus for completing his company's initial public...

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<![CDATA[Social Media Success: Making Money]]> Thu, 11 May 2017 08:04:19 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Social_Media_Success__Making_Money.jpg
NBC10's Katy Zachry explains how you can make money off of your social media account.]]>
<![CDATA[Snap Plunges on First Earnings Report as Public Company]]> Wed, 10 May 2017 17:41:51 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/snapchatonwallst_1200x675.jpg
Snap, parent company of social media site Snapchat, reported quarterly financial results for the first time on Wednesday, posting revenue that missed estimates and slower-than-expected user growth.Shares...

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<![CDATA[The 5 Highest-Paying Tech Summer Internships: Survey]]> Wed, 10 May 2017 10:49:15 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/472655314-internship-generic.jpg
The top internships in the tech industry these days aren't the monotonous office drone work, CNBC reports. They offer challenging projects that pay thousands of dollars a month.The highest paying summer...

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<![CDATA[Tracking Your Kids Online]]> Wed, 10 May 2017 09:44:47 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Social_Media_Success__Tracking_Your_Kids_Online.jpg
NBC10 looks at the best way to track your kids' online activity. We have tips on how to monitor their location as well as website visits.]]>
<![CDATA[New App from UD Students Aims to Boost Delaware Tourism]]> Wed, 10 May 2017 06:53:09 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GEO+SWAP+DE+TOURISM+6P+TIM+PKG+-+00002211_23549315.jpg
A new smartphone app aims to help Delaware visitors and residents find fun events and activities right in their area.]]>