<![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 Sun, 24 May 2015 01:18:04 -0400 Sun, 24 May 2015 01:18:04 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Angry Gamers Lash Out at Candy Crush Maker ]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 11:25:28 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/candy-crush.jpg
Lawsuit filed in Chicago in March accuses the maker of the gaming sensation of systematically deleting players’ "lives" in order to spur sales.

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<![CDATA[Hackers Take Down Philly Council Site, Post Pro-Islam Message]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 00:18:24 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/248*120/tlmd_hackers_compu_620.jpg
The morning after primary elections potentially reshaped Philadelphia’s City Council, hackers with a pro-Islam, anti-American message took down council’s website.]]>
<![CDATA[Obama Shatters Guinness' Twitter Record]]> Tue, 19 May 2015 14:00:50 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/obama-blackberry-459365998.jpg
President Obama shattered a Twitterverse record when his new account @POTUS got one million followers in less than five hours, according to Guinness World Records. The Monday Twitter record beat one previously...

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<![CDATA["Hello, Twitter!" President Obama Gets His Own Account]]> Mon, 18 May 2015 12:43:35 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/obama-blackberry-459365998.jpg
President Barack Obama has joined the Twitterverse. With his second term more than halfway through, the president sent an inaugural tweet from a new @POTUS Twitter account on Monday.

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<![CDATA[3D Printers Create Prosthetic Legs]]> Thu, 14 May 2015 15:44:29 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/179*120/LEG2.JPG
Is it the next Industrial Revolution? 3D printing may one day revolutionize businesses, but it’s already having another effect: changing countless lives.]]>
<![CDATA[12-Year-Old Girl: iPhone Caught Fire in My Pocket]]> Sat, 09 May 2015 02:34:12 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/iPhone+Catch+Fire+Girl+Pocket.PNG
Roselly Rolon got her daughter, Alexis, an Apple iPhone 5C for peace of mind in case of an emergency. But the Northeast Philadelphia mother never expected the smartphone to be the source of trouble.

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<![CDATA[Simulator Training NJ Officers When to Shoot & When Not to]]> Tue, 05 May 2015 22:12:53 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000010259050_1200x675_440343619746.jpg
Camden County Police are using cutting-edge technology for police training. NBC10's Cydney Long gives us an exclusive look inside the virtual simulator helping police make the best judgment call.]]>
<![CDATA[Periscope Eyed Over Pacquiao Fight]]> Tue, 05 May 2015 10:24:04 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Pacquiao-Mayweather-3.jpg
This weekend’s fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao was hyped as the fight of the century. Now, a new fight begins. It cost viewers at home about $100 to order the pay per view event, but several...

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<![CDATA[Tech Gifts for Mother's Day]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 11:28:00 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/NC_momgifts0430_1500x845.jpg
From tiles that beep and to find your keys to self-contained watering and growing pots for plants, here are some high-tech gifts for Mother's Day.]]>
<![CDATA[Slack to Replace Work Email?]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 14:18:28 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/computer+generic1.jpg
Stewart Butterfield, a founder or photo-sharing site Flickr, is the creator and chief executive of Slack, a startup that offers a new platform for team communication.

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<![CDATA[Student Gets New 3-D Printed Hand]]> Sat, 02 May 2015 04:56:47 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/3-d+hand.jpg
Chad Coarsey was born without a left hand — but after a little ingenuity with a 3-D printer, he now has one. The graduate student at Florida Atlantic University teamed up with his colleague, Charles Weinthal...

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<![CDATA[How Old Do I Look? Website's Photo Guesses Go Viral ]]> Fri, 01 May 2015 13:08:22 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/160*120/computer_generic_laptop_5_640x480.jpg
People pondering the age-old query of "how old do I look?" are finally getting an answer, for better or for worse, thanks to a new website that's gone viral.
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<![CDATA[Students Using 'Text Talk' in School]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 11:02:02 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Cell+Phone+Generic.jpg
Local high school faculty members are seeing some students using words typically used in text messages in assignments.

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<![CDATA[Apple Watch Hits the Streets]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:47:25 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/NC_applewatch0423001.jpg
The first customers to sign up for the new Apple Watch will begin receiving their devices today.]]>
<![CDATA[Google Launches Wireless Phone Service]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:15:36 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP125290752356.jpg
Google is offering a wireless phone service designed to pressure major carriers such as AT&T and Verizon Wireless into lowering their prices.]]>
<![CDATA[New App Helps Drivers Find Parking in Philly]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 08:52:47 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/202*120/AP380968501889.jpg
A new app called Spot Park is coming to Philadelphia. It's purpose is to help drivers find a place to park by renting someone's personal parking space as an alternative to feeding the meter or paying to park in...

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<![CDATA[Discover App Allows You to Freeze Lost Credit Cards]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:04:05 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000010080532_1200x675_430816835834.jpg
"Freeze It," a new app from Discover, allows you to freeze a lost or stolen card. You can unfreeze it when the card is recovered.]]>
<![CDATA[Women in Tech Conference]]> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 20:26:10 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Women-in-Tech-Event-Renee.jpg
NBC10s Renee Chenault Fattah particpated in Saturday's Women in Tech Conference in Center City.]]>
<![CDATA[Are Students Addicted to Texting?]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 23:27:19 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/apptext.jpg
Researchers at Penn State University looked at college students' texting habits and found while most participants said they considered texting while taking a shower to be socially inappropriate, 34 percent...

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<![CDATA[DA Warns Teens About Sexting Dangers]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 20:44:29 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Seth-Williams-on-Garner-Fer.jpg
District Attorney Seth Wiliams spoke about the dangers of sexting at a Philadelphia school.

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<![CDATA[Man Tears Tendon Playing "Candy Crush": Medical Journal ]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:24:35 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/candy-crush.jpg
Spending too much time playing “Candy Crush Saga” really can have consequences. According to a new case report, a San Diego man was recently treated for a thumb injury after spending many weeks playing...

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<![CDATA[Prank Targets Lawmaker Trying to Take Down Swatting]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 01:51:11 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Paul+Moriarty+911+Swatting.jpg
A South Jersey lawmaker said he recently became the victim of a modern-age crime he's trying to fight with tougher penalties.

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<![CDATA[What Tech Experts Are Saying About the Apple Watch ]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 10:41:06 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/465696900.jpg
Pre-orders for the highly anticipated Apple Watch start online today, two weeks before the high-tech time piece hits the stores.

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<![CDATA[Camden Police Using New High-Tech Crime Fighting Tool]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 00:32:37 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/Camden+crimefighting+tool.PNG
Camden's police chief is touting a new high-tech crime fighting tool. He thinks it will help other officers all over the region take guns and criminals off the street. NBC10's Drew Smith explains how it...]]>