<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - Tech News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/tech http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com en-us Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:47:06 -0500 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:47:06 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Texting 911 Now an Option for Some]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 09:29:26 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Generic+911+smart+phone.jpg
Northampton County and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania residents can now text 911, not just call in the case of an emergency.

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<![CDATA[Yahoo! Turns 20 With a Yodel]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:29:52 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/163*120/AP97030303425_YahooFilo.jpg
Sunnyvale-based Yahoo is celebrating its 20th anniversary on Monday, and the employees — and the Nasdaq bell in New York — are yodeling for joy. "We're thrilled," CFO Ken Goldman said before the Nasdaq yodeled...

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<![CDATA[Technology Helps Sense Water Leaks in Homes]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:08:22 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Water+leak+pipe+burst+spray+generic.jpg
A leaking pipe can cause thousands of dollars in damage and lots of headaches, but a system used by a Jersey Shore municipality strives to sense a leak so officials can cut off the water supply before break gets...

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<![CDATA[Google Expansion Worries Hometown]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 22:58:37 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/google22.jpg
New expansion plans for Google headquarters, known as the Googleplex, has the city of Mountain View in a tough position as city leaders try to accommodate their biggest corporate taxpayer as well as non-Google...
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<![CDATA[FCC's Net Neutrality Ruling]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:23:47 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009612054_1200x675_405259331615.jpg
The Federal Communications Commission ruled internet service providers cannot give faster service based on how much customers are willing to pay. NBC10's Harry Hairston has the details.]]>
<![CDATA[FCC's Net Neutrality Regulations]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:03:30 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009612014_1200x675_405253187698.jpg
The FCC has agreed to impose strict regulations aimed at enforcing what is called "net neutrality." Internet providers will be prohibited from granting faster access to companies that pay for the privilege.]]>
<![CDATA["Spring Forward": Apple Watch Expected at March Event]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:52:31 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/APPLE10.jpg
Could it be time for the Apple Watch's big debut? In its typical mysterious style, Apple announced on Thursday it will hold a “special event” on March 9, in San Francisco. While the Cupertino company didn't...

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<![CDATA[Uber and Starwood Hotels Partner]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:54:09 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/uber-safety.jpg
San Francisco-based ridesharing company Uber is partnering with Starwoods Hotels and Resorts rewards program. Now people in Starwood Hotel’s Preferred Guest program can earn hotel “points” at the chain...]]>
<![CDATA[Google Teams Up with Wireless Carriers]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 23:09:54 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/186*120/google12.jpg
Aiming to undercut Apple's latest hit service, Google is teaming up with three major U.S. wireless carriers to prod more people into using its mobile wallet.

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<![CDATA[Brain Stents Give Hope to Stroke Victims: Study]]> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 09:20:37 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009486326_1200x675_397855299979.jpg
Doctors and researchers are encouraged by a recent study that indicates brain stents have a positive impact on certain patients affected by stroke.]]>
<![CDATA[Say "I Love You" With Your Smartphone This Valentine's Day]]> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 17:07:37 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/valentines-chocolate-469002943.jpg
Want to make your Valentine feel extra special? Skip the usual postcards at the pharmacy and instead create a one-of-a-kind Valentine's Day card using an app. Here are ten easy apps that offer fun and unique...

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<![CDATA[Dating App for Pot Smokers]]> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 08:49:48 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/High+There+App.jpg
Stoners looking for that special someone, rejoice: There is a new way to light up connections with others who share a love of weed. The app which is available for download from the Google Play Store is...

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<![CDATA[Google Now Calculates Your Mortgage]]> Thu, 05 Feb 2015 16:22:56 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/160*121/GoogleMortgageCalculator.JPG
Google now adds a mortgage calculator to its box of online tools.

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<![CDATA[Google Takes on Uber]]> Tue, 03 Feb 2015 12:29:36 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/uber-illustration-451549230.jpg
Self-driving cars, and now Uber? Google is reportedly working on an Uber competitor.

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<![CDATA[Super Bowl 2015: Top Moments on Twitter, Facebook]]> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 14:00:11 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/brady-belichick-sb49-win-462644256.jpg
Sunday’s Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks was the most-talked about NFL championship ever on Twitter and Facebook, the social media giants said Monday.

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<![CDATA[Cutting Class? New App Could Blow Your Cover]]> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 11:49:22 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/smart+phone+generic+.jpg
Want to see if your college student is skipping class? There’s an app for that! The start-up company Core Principle debuted its app, Class120 this month. The app costs $200 a year, and allows parents...]]>
<![CDATA[College Students Will Have a Harder Time Cutting Class ]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:04:25 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/NC_attendanceapp0129001_1500x845__677564.jpg
College students will have a much harder time trying to skip class now that parents and professors can track if they're in class or not.]]>
<![CDATA[Newsweek Criticized for Silicon Valley Cover]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:19:30 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Newsweek+sexism+in+tech+cover.jpg
Newsweek's latest cover story has social media in a frenzy over a provocative cover illustration. Billed by Newsweek as a report of the "sordid, shocking and systemic" sexism in the Northern California...

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<![CDATA[Instagram Down for a 2nd Time This Week]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:15:21 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/158539421.jpg
The photo-centric social media site Instagram was down Wednesday night, just two days after it suffered a similar outage.

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<![CDATA[Local Police Asked to Look Out for Drone Use]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:34:31 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Drone+CBP.PNG
Working to control the number of objects flying in the crowded skies over busy population centers like Philadelphia, the FAA is asking police officers to step in and help identify bad drone pilots.

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<![CDATA[NFL Launches YouTube Channel]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:48:04 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/77248493.jpg
Searching for Super Bowl highlights next week after the big game? They'll be available, legally, straight from the source. On Monday, the league and YouTube announced a partnership between two of the most...

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<![CDATA[123456 - Is Your Password Easy to Hack?]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:11:13 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Fingers_Keyboard_Generic_Internet_Safety_02.jpg
Cyber-security provider "Splash-Data" released its list of the 25 worst passwords to use.]]>
<![CDATA[Police Cameras Come to Jersey Shore Towns]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 21:09:39 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009258822_1200x675_385542211559.jpg
Police officers in Middle and Lower Township, New Jersey have begun wearing body cameras.]]>
<![CDATA[8 Teens to be Charged in School Sexting Scandal ]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 07:20:17 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/tlmd_sexting_batavia.jpg
Eight students will soon face charges in a sexting scandal that has rocked a Bucks County high school, officials confirmed Thursday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Promotes MLK Day Volunteerism]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 10:06:15 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/8-22-2013-MLK-on-MEET-THE-PRESS.jpg
Apple is defending its policy on Martin Luther King Day, which will be observed nationally on Monday Jan. 19, after a Silicon Valley media blog called out the company for not making it a paid holiday.

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