<![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-usMon, 24 Apr 2017 13:08:36 -0400Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:08:36 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[MasterCard Rolls Out Cards With Fingerprint Sensor]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:07:55 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/MasterCard-34123792165_e987246927_o.jpg
MasterCard is testing payment cards with fingerprint sensors in South Africa and hopes to roll it out to the rest of the world by the end of the year, the company said Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Here's How Some Fortune 500 Companies Are Going Green]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:02:11 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/212*120/wind+farms+usa.jpg
Through research and application, clean and renewable energy sources are something some of the nation's most valuable companies are focusing on. Software giant Microsoft has a data center in Cheyenne, Wyoming...

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<![CDATA[Facebook Is Working on Letting You Type With Your Brain]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:43:20 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP_17108732801091.jpg
Facebook on Wednesday unveiled a research project that will allow people to type using their thoughts, or hear through their skin, NBC News reported.Such a product could allow the deaf and blind to communicate...

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<![CDATA[Zuckerberg: Facebook Has More Work To Do on Safety]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:57:06 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/FACEBOOK0418_MP4-149255458523900001.jpg
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made his first public comments since the Cleveland murder case, saying that the social media giant has more work to do when it comes to policing disturbing content online and making...]]>
<![CDATA[April the Giraffe YouTube Channel Almost Sets Record]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:25:13 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP_17105737948344.jpg
The long-awaited arrival of April the giraffe's baby has made Animal Adventure Park the second most live-viewed channel in YouTube's history.April's livestream had more than 232 million live views and...

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<![CDATA[Astronaut Brings the Solar System to Earth in 'Miniverse']]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:03:39 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Miniverse-Hadfield.jpeg
Former Commander of the International Space Station Chris Hadfield speaks with NBC on the importance of space exploration, what being an astronaut taught him about perspective on Earth and why Pluto was kept in...

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<![CDATA[New Green Tech That Could Change the World (at Least a Bit)]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 07:22:17 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/tesla-press_solar_roof.jpg
Companies around the world are taking steps to create cleaner, more sustainable ways of living through innovative technologies that can change everyday activities. In mid-April, consumers will be able to...

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<![CDATA[Tired of Annoying "Robocalls"? Experts Have Advice]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 08:33:33 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000020348778_1200x675_923437635688.jpg
We all know getting those robocalls that ask for money can be annoying. Robocallers made 2.5 billion calls in March alone. Experts say protecting your passwords can prevent potential schemers from getting...]]>
<![CDATA[Facebook Shuts Down 30K Fake Accounts Tied to France]]> Sat, 15 Apr 2017 04:54:56 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/facebook-logo2.jpg
Citing deceptive content and misinformation, Facebook has shut down 30,000 fake accounts tied to France ahead of the country's presidential election this month, NBC News reports.The social media giant revealed...

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<![CDATA[Tesla Pickup Truck to Debut in September]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:03:43 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/elonmusk3.jpg
Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the company was planning to introduce a new semi-truck in September, with an electric pickup truck to follow in about 18 to 24 months, NBC News reported.The big truck was...

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<![CDATA[Moon Orbiting Saturn Could Sustain Life: NASA]]> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 20:43:25 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/DIT+OCEAN+WORLDS+THUMB.jpg
A moon orbiting Saturn has all the right ingredients to sustain life. NASA scientists say “Enceladus,” Saturn’s sixth largest moon, could theoretically sustain microbial life, in an exciting...]]>
<![CDATA[Uber Used Secret Program to Track Lyft Drivers: Report]]> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:49:05 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP_16139670373261.jpg
A new report says Uber used a secret program dubbed "Hell" to track Lyft drivers to see if they were driving for both ride-hailing services and otherwise stifle competition.

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<![CDATA[Drone Captures Incredible Footage Above Active Volcano]]> Wed, 12 Apr 2017 21:06:22 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/drone-guatemala.jpg
Scientists at the University of Cambridge and University of Bristol are using drones to capture footage and data above an active volcano in Guatemala.]]>
<![CDATA[Kids Gaming Site is Breeding Ground for Predators, Mom Warns]]> Fri, 07 Apr 2017 12:17:12 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/roblox+video+game+warning.jpg
A Louisiana mother is sounding the alarm about a popular online gaming site for kids, telling NBC 4 New York's I-Team she believes her son was "groomed" by a sexual predator who was lurking in the virtual...

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<![CDATA[Google Adds 'Fact-Check' Tool to Search Results]]> Fri, 07 Apr 2017 11:51:12 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Google+Fact+Check.jpg
Google debuted a fact-checking tool for its search and news results Friday, amid mounting pressure on internet firms to police content it hosts online and criticism the company helps spread misinformation, CNBC...

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<![CDATA[A 3D Device is Changing the Way Amputees Swim]]> Thu, 06 Apr 2017 14:31:51 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/the-fin_marine.jpg
A 3D-printed device is helping amputees swim again, "Today" reported.After losing part of his left leg in Afghanistan, Dan Lasko, a former United States Marine, never thought he'd be able to swim the way...

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<![CDATA[SEPTA 'Keys' in on Phillies Fans by Offering Up Swag]]> Thu, 06 Apr 2017 10:55:58 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/SEPTA+Key.JPG
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority hopes some free Phillies swag will get more people to transition to its SEPTA Key system.

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<![CDATA[Google Releases 'Ms. Pac-Maps']]> Fri, 31 Mar 2017 17:27:45 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/DIT+MS+PAC-MAPS+THUMB.jpg
As part of April Fools' Day, Google has released a special Ms. Pac-Man game you can play using Google Maps. The browser game works on computers and mobile devices. It will be available until April 4.]]>
<![CDATA[Here's What Gets Left Behind in Uber Cabs Most Often]]> Fri, 31 Mar 2017 10:23:51 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/UBER-Logo-AP_437426747470.jpg
The most forgetful American Uber users are found on either coast, the company said Wednesday, and they leave behind some weird things. Los Angeles and New York City are the two most forgetful cities in...

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<![CDATA[Samsung Unveils New Galaxy Smartphones]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:20:10 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/DIT+TECH+SAMSUNGGALAXY8+032917.00_00_24_05.Still001.jpg
Samsung unveiled its latest smartphones, the Galaxy 8 and 8+, at an event in New York City on Wednesday.  This is Samsung's first major phone release since issues with battery fires forced the company...]]>