<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - Tech News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/tech http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com en-us Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:17:36 -0400 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:17:36 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[New App Promises Pay for Carrying Out 'Microjobs']]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:55:38 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Rewardable+App+Screenshot.jpg
An app, newly launched in the Philly area, offers the users pay to complete small tasks at local discount stores and restaurants.

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<![CDATA[Journalist Says Google Glass Led to SF Assault]]> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:00:16 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/04-14-2014-Kyle-Russell.jpg
Google Glass appears to have inspired an attack in San Francisco. Kyle Russell, a Berkeley-based tech reporter for Business Insider, had his Google Glass ripped from his face and "smashed on the ground"...

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<![CDATA[Google Is Letting Anyone in the U.S. Buy Glass – Only for One Day]]> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:07:23 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/fb-04-14-2014-google-glass.jpg
Any adult in this country can become an Explorer by visiting the Google Glass site and buying Glass for $1,500 plus tax.

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<![CDATA[Allentown Promotes Safe Trade Zones for Online Deals]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:52:01 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Safe+Trade+Zone.jpg
After a robbery and murder following transactions begun online on sites like Craigslist and then gone awry in person, Allentown is promoting an Online Trade Safe Zone to keep people safe.]]>
<![CDATA[Heartbleed Bug: Protect Yourself]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:50:15 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000006718307_1200x675_222768195642.jpg
NBC10's Tim Furlong talks with an IT specialist from the University of Delaware about how to protect yourself against the Heartbleed computer software bug.]]>
<![CDATA[NASA Tests "Saucers" for Mars]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:48:11 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/rocket-sled-test-nasa-saucer.gif
The flying saucers of science fiction movies might be the shape of things to come for future Mars missions that are expected to involve larger payloads that today's landing vehicles are not equipped to

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<![CDATA[Local University, NASA Team Up to Create Space Suit]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:04:40 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/NASA+Z2+space+suits.jpg
NASA and a private engineering firm enlisted the help of a local university to create the next iteration of the space suit.]]>
<![CDATA[Philly Woman Gets 'Incredibly Gross' Rash, Sues Over Wristband]]> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:21:08 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Clark+FitBit+Lawsuit+injury+2.jpg
A large rash grew on one woman's arm after she says she wore a popular fitness band.

Photo Credit: Erin Clark]]>
<![CDATA["Ride PATCO" at Your Fingertips]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:41:14 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/177*120/train5577.JPG
The next time you take the trip on the train over the Ben Franklin Bridge you can keep up to date with what’s going on with the transit authority you are using.

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<![CDATA[Must See: Giant Tetris Game Draws Crowd]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 07:28:19 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/pa-tetris_1200x675_219161155683.jpg
Hundreds of Tetris fans got to play a super-sized version of the popular interlocking shapes game in Philadelphia on Saturday.]]>
PHILADELPHIA BUSINESS JOURNAL]]> <![CDATA[Philly Skyscraper Tetris Pushed Back]]> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:06:29 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/203*120/Cira+Centre+Pong+Record.JPG
Thanks to rain, we’ll all have to wait another day to play Tetris on the Cira Centre.

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<![CDATA[Mozilla CEO Quits After Backlash]]> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:54:15 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/04-03-2014-Brendan-Eich.jpg
Mozilla's newly-appointed CEO Brendan Eich has stepped down following calls for him to resign over his support for California's anti-gay marriage bill Prop. 8. Eich's $1,000 donation to support Prop.]]>
<![CDATA[The Best April Fools' Jokes From Across the Web]]> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:55:16 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/chicken-april-fools86159934.jpg
Won't get fooled again? The Internet is full of so many April Fools' jokes today that it's hard to believe anyone with a smartphone will fall victim to a friend or family member's

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<![CDATA[Twitter Celebrates 8th Birthday With #FirstTweet]]> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:53:43 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/162211003.jpg
San Francisco-based Twitter is celebrating its 8th birthday with a #flashbackfriday trick that lets tweeps see their first post on the microblogging site. Twitter set up a website, First-Tweets.com, to...

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<![CDATA["Big Bang" Professor Speaks Out]]> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:56:24 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/03-20-2014-big-bang-prof.jpg
It’s been two weeks since Stanford physics professor Andrei Linde found out that his Big Bang theory was actually true, but he’s still reeling from the repercussions. Since the announcement was made...

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<![CDATA[Stevie Wonder Touts Technology for Impaired]]> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 07:05:28 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Stevie-Wonder-SD-0320.jpg
Music legend Stevie Wonder was in San Diego Thursday, not for a performance, but checking out new gadgets showcased at the International Technology and Persons with Disabilities

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<![CDATA[Mystery Tech Tenant]]> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:13:25 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/03-19-2014-sj-tech-office.jpg
Who’s the mystery tenant moving into San Jose's biggest-ever office park? That’s the million-dollar question everyone in Silicon Valley is scrambling to answer. Speculation started flying as soon as San...

Photo Credit: Peery-Arrillaga]]>
<![CDATA[Check Your Phone & Your Pulse]]> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:27:18 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/MonitorMe+Sensor+Case.jpeg
Two brothers from Swarthmore, Pa. created a case that could protect more than your phone from a fall. It could protect your health.]]>
<![CDATA[Elevating Accessibility on Mass Transit]]> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:48:57 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/broken+concourse+elevator.jpg
An app, developed by a local commuter, aims to help those with disabilities to better traverse accessibility issues on the rails.

Photo Credit: James Tyack]]>
<![CDATA[Google Hangouts, Chats Restored For Some Users]]> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:44:21 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/466915567.jpg
Google restored service for some users after its chat services, which include Google Talk and Hangouts on Google+, went down on Monday. The spreadsheet program Google Sheets was fully restored after it...

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<![CDATA[Philly Plane Evacuation 'Selfie' Backlash]]> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 20:13:55 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Hanna+Udrin+Selfie.jpg
One woman aboard the US Airways flight that came crashing down during an aborted liftoff Thursday evening decided to capture as many moments of the frightening ordeal as possible.

Photo Credit: @Han_Horan]]>
<![CDATA[Social Media Captures Plane Evacuation]]> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 07:20:05 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_000000011847937_1200x675_194913347712.jpg
Passengers took to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram after they were forced to evacuate their Fort Lauderdale-bound plane after it had trouble during takeoff in Philadelphia.]]>
<![CDATA[Apps, Gadgets Aim for Spring Break Safety]]> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:34:58 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/169937693.jpg
It might be easy to forget about staying safe between all the drugs and the drinks this spring break, but your health and safety should always be a top priority. Here's a list of awesome, easy-to-use gadgets and...

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<![CDATA[Coming to a Car Near You: Apple's Newest Invention]]> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:17:40 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000006487209_1200x675_194197571963.jpg
NBC's Bob Hansen reveals Apple's latest offering.]]>
<![CDATA[Bad News for Amazon Prime Members]]> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:52:01 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/amazon-453056767.jpg
If you've ever wanted to sign up for Amazon Prime, you have a week to do so before a big price hike takes effect. The cost of a standard "Prime" membership is set to set you back $99, up from $79.

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<![CDATA[Man Writes Own Obit, Takes Internet by Storm]]> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 22:15:04 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Walt+Bruhl.jpg
A Delaware grandfather “is now exploring the universe” but not before leaving his family with a pre-written obituary. Walter (Walt) George Bruhl, Jr., a native of Newark & Dewey Beach, Del., died March 9 at the...]]>
<![CDATA[Facebook Feelings Are Contagious?]]> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:41:41 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/social_media_debate_president.jpg
New research from the University of California, San Diego, has found that feelings shared on Facebook – via negative or positive posts or status updates – are contagious among online friends.]]>
PHILADELPHIA BUSINESS JOURNAL]]> <![CDATA[Play Tetris on a Skyscraper]]> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 11:00:40 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/203*120/Cira+Centre+Pong+Record.JPG
The fourth annual Philly Tech Week kicks off this year with some outrageous gaming on a University City high-rise -- sound familiar?

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<![CDATA[Tweeting 911? Don't Expect a Response]]> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 05:07:55 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/911-Call-Generic-1.jpg
Various police and fire departments said that social is a great way to communicate with the community but not a great way to report an emergency. Calling 911 is better then tweeting an agency because not...]]>
<![CDATA[Montco Firm Reconstructs Tragedy & Preserves History]]> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 07:20:27 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/243*120/DJS+ASSOCIATES+lincoln+MEMORIAL+SCAN.jpg
A local forensics firm uses cutting-edge laser scanning technology to determine what led to some of the region's most tragic incidents and the country's biggest historical treasures.

Photo Credit: DJS Associates]]>
<![CDATA[Why the LIVR App Is Too Good To Be True ]]> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:09:08 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/gizmodolivr.jpg
LIVR, the hottest app set to launch at SXSW turned out to be a hoax intended to fool the media, Gizmodo reported. The parody app, named after the organ it will destroy while you use it, was meant to be a social...]]>