<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - Tech News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/tech http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia http://www.nbcphiladelphia.comen-usThu, 05 May 2016 21:47:41 -0400Thu, 05 May 2016 21:47:41 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Experts Urge Password Changes After Massive Cyber Attack]]> Thu, 05 May 2016 19:36:56 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/computer+generic2.JPG
Cybersecurity professionals are warning anyone with a personal email account to change their passwords after stolen user names and passwords were being offered up for sale on the Internet, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Apple Says Service Back After App Store Problem]]> Thu, 05 May 2016 15:46:16 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/183*120/GettyImages-128349521.jpg
Apple said Thursday morning that "all users" were affected by a problem on its App Store that lasted from about 5 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., CNBC reported.The service had not been "working as expected," Apple...

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<![CDATA[Facebook Pays $10K Reward to Boy for Reporting Glitch]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 16:22:42 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP_351548094733.jpg
Facebook has given a $10,000 reward to a 10-year-old Finnish boy for finding a glitch in its photo-sharing app, Instagram, according to Reuters. "I wanted to see if Instagram's comment field could stand...

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<![CDATA[High School Girls Get Closer Look at Tech Jobs]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 09:54:06 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000015127327_1200x675_679061571920.jpg
Wilmington University held it's sixth annual 'Digigirlz' Day in an effort to encourage young women to pursue a career in technology.]]>
<![CDATA[Delaware Students Get Virtual Reality Check in Dangerous Driving]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 08:20:37 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000015108229_1200x675_678336067579.jpg
The AT&T 'It Can Wait' campaign was at A.I. DuPont High School in New Castle County Monday, teaching students about the dangers of texting and driving.]]>
<![CDATA[Tech-Savvy Gang Members]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 07:45:50 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/0502-2016-Smartphone.jpg
The FBI in its latest national gang report says the use of technology among gang members is creating "unique challenges for law enforcement."Tech-savvy gang members staying a step ahead of police is also...

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<![CDATA[This Week Philly Gets Techinical]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 13:23:28 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000015095180_1200x675_677793859871.jpg
Leading into Philly Tech Week 2016, Catherine Sontag of Technical.ly and Danielle Cohn from Comcast explain why we should be excited Tech Week. Comcast is the parent company of NBC10.]]>
<![CDATA[Study on Why Some Sharks Glow]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 05:43:58 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/UCSD-Catshark-Glow.jpg
San Diego researchers have discovered that some sharks use their fluorescent glow to communicate with other sharks deep under water, and their research has provided some really cool images to show how it...

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<![CDATA[SCOTUS Approves Rule Change to Expand FBI Hacking Power]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:01:00 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/USSupremeCourtBuilding-518005430+%281%29.jpg
The U.S. Supreme Court approved a measure on Thursday that would allow judges to issue warrants for computer searches in any jurisdiction. Civil liberties groups say it unnecessarily expands the FBI's hacking...

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<![CDATA[Bad Apple: Apple Reports 1st Revenue Drop Since '03]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 18:37:25 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/iPhone-GettyImages-519233078.jpg
Apple says quarterly revenue fell for the first time in more than a decade, as iPhone sales fell compared with a year ago. That's putting more pressure on the world's most valuable public company to come up with...

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<![CDATA[Snowden Advanced Encryption '7 Years': Spy Chief]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 07:42:21 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/SNOWDEN_AP_334678657241.jpg
Edward Snowden's revelations about the U.S. government's spying activities spurred advanced encryption technologies by "about seven years," National Intelligence Director James Clapper said Monday during a talk...

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<![CDATA[Toxic Old TVs Are Ticking Time Bomb for Environment]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 07:09:41 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/TV_GettyImages-489056935.jpg
The global slump in commodities, marked by low prices of raw materials like lead and copper, is leading to old electronics being dumped and e-recycling companies improperly disposing of them, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Solar Plane to Land in Bay Area]]> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 17:55:40 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-522899362.jpg
The pilot of a solar-powered airplane on an around-the-world journey said Saturday that stopping in California's Silicon Valley will help link the daring project to the pioneering spirit of the area.Pilot...

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<![CDATA[FBI Paid More Than $1M for iPhone-Cracking Software]]> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 14:24:18 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/JamesComey-AP_1604052000313874.jpg
The FBI paid more than a million dollars for software to hack into an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, NBC News reported. "A lot, more than I will make in the remainder of this job, which is...

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<![CDATA[Penn Grad Building 'Google of Marijuana' ]]> Wed, 20 Apr 2016 19:44:21 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Chris+Beals+WeedMaps+10Q.jpg
Chris Beals, a Montgomery County native and Penn graduate, is president and general counsel of WeedMaps, a technology company focused on marijuana.
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<![CDATA[Intel to Cut 12K Jobs, Reducing Workforce by 11 Percent]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 17:09:34 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/184*120/91022387.jpg
Shares of Intel fell nearly 3 percent after the bell Tuesday as it announced it would cut 12,000 jobs, or 11 percent of its workforce, by 2017, due to restructuring, CNBC reports. Intel, based in Santa Clara,

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<![CDATA[Fitbit Shows Woman Lied About Sexual Assault]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 14:23:28 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-477622012.jpg
A Pennsylvania woman is now on probation after her fitness tracker's information proved she was awake and walking around at a time she claimed to have been sexually assaulted.The woman made a false police...

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<![CDATA[Theranos CEO 'Devastated' About Blood Test Issues]]> Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:55:01 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP_241410476392.jpg
Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of blood-testing company Theranos, said she was "devastated" after an inspection found "critical violations" at her California lab, raising questions about an accuracy of...

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<![CDATA[Canadian PM Explains Quantum Computing in Viral Video]]> Sun, 17 Apr 2016 07:45:27 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-519414776.jpg
The internet was abuzz with praise for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday after clips showing him schooling a reporter on quantum computing went viral.During a press briefing at the Perimeter...

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<![CDATA[NJ Father & Son Create Smartphone Protector]]> Fri, 15 Apr 2016 19:58:52 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000014824967_1200x675_667182659799.jpg
A beach day can take a toll on your cell phone – too much heat, water, and sand. NBC10’s Ted Greenberg shows us an invention created by a father and son entrepreneurial team from Marlton, NJ that will keep your...]]>
<![CDATA[Uber Gave Gov. Agencies Data on Over 12M Users]]> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 19:32:26 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Uber-Generic.jpg
Uber released its first transparency report detailing the information requested by not only United States law enforcement agencies, but also by regulators, Reuters reports.The ride-sharing company said in the...

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<![CDATA[Trump Spokeswoman Takes Swing at Zuckerberg]]> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 16:54:31 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Zuckerberg-AP_626349594659.jpg
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is drawing criticism from one of Donald Trump’s spokeswomen after he made a subtle reference to her candidate’s positions, NBC News reports."Self-righteousness isn't very...

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<![CDATA[Family Designs Facebook Game for 'Better World']]> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 12:51:49 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/Facebook+Game+A+Better+World.JPG
The Hansell family sits down with NBC10's Vai Sikahema to talk about their Facebook game "A Better World."

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<![CDATA[NY to Combat Distracted Drivers With 'Textalyzer' ]]> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 11:35:58 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-93199880.jpg
Police in New York may soon be equipped with a "Textalyzer," a device that will determine if a driver involved in a crash was texting while driving, CNBC reported.New York Senator Terrence Murphy and Assembly...

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<![CDATA[Zuckerberg Announces Facebook Chatbot Venture]]> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 15:51:09 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/211*120/Facebook-generic-1.jpg
Facebook announced Tuesday it will let developers build chatbots – interactive, responsive messaging programs – to communicate directly with people, CNBC reports.The announcement came at its annual F8...

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<![CDATA[NASA's Kepler Probe Powers Down]]> Mon, 11 Apr 2016 04:42:53 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/KeplerProbe-AP_370480255804.jpg
A NASA space probe fell into a hibernation-like mode last week leaving scientists wondering why, NBC News reports. Mission operations engineers discovered that the Kepler spacecraft went into emergency mode on...

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<![CDATA[Netflix Hikes Prices for Standard HD Service in May]]> Fri, 08 Apr 2016 17:48:34 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Netflix-GettyImages-464215297.jpg
Netflix will raise the price for members streaming its standard HD service by $2 in May, NBC News reported.Netflix previously announced that a "substantial number" of U.S. subs will see the price hike.

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<![CDATA[Adobe Issues Emergency Flash Player Security Update]]> Fri, 08 Apr 2016 12:08:26 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/526453541.jpg
Adobe issued an emergency security update for Flash Player on Thursday after researchers discovered a security flaw that hackers have been exploiting to infect computers with ransomware.The software maker urged...

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