<![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 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 22:50:42 -0400 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 22:50:42 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Police Use Automatic License Plate Readers]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:11:14 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Automatic-License-Plate-Rea.jpg
Police throughout the Delaware Valley are recording and saving tens of millions of unsuspecting drivers’ license plate pictures.]]>
<![CDATA[GoPro Gives Dog Owner 'CharlieVision']]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:35:22 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/215*120/Charlie+Dog+GoPro+Camera.JPG
A local rescue dog is showing us the world from his point of view thanks to a clever camera setup.

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<![CDATA[Google Admits That Google+ is 'Confusing']]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:22:47 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Google-Privacy-Update-3-June-2015.jpg
Google has halted its pursuit of making Google+ a rival to Facebook with the search giant even admitting that the social service was a little "confusing" for users, NBC News reported. The service's intention of...

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<![CDATA[Simple Hack Could 'Critically Expose' Most Android Phones]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:13:12 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/AP100520138908.jpg
A flaw called "Stagefright" in Google's Android operating system could let hackers take over a phone with a message -- even if the user doesn't open it, NBC News reported. The flaw could "critically expose" 95...

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<![CDATA[Ram, Jeep Recall Buy-Back]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:50:17 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000011328077_1200x675_492022339952.jpg
The biggest action of its kind in U.S. history. Fiat Chrysler forced to buy back hundreds of thousands of Ram pickup trucks and trade-in other vehicles. NBC10's Keith Jones has more.]]>
<![CDATA[Squealing Sounds on 911 Calls in Pennsylvania County]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:37:16 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/911-Call-Generic-1.jpg
Sprint and Verizon are working to fix an issue where 911 callers in Bucks County are hearing a squealing noise.]]>
<![CDATA[High-Tech Car Seat Aims to Prevent Hot Car Deaths]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:24:33 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/evenflo.jpg
As summer temperatures continue to rise, so does the risk of hot car deaths among children. Now, one company is using new technology to help parents avoid tragedy by remembering their little one in the...
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<![CDATA[NASA Releases First Photo of Sunlit Earth in 40 Years]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 18:14:59 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/earth+new+photo.png
While images of Pluto are still coming in from NASA, the organization has released another first-of-its-kind photo: one of a sunlit Earth. The Earth image, taken on July 6, 2015, was created by combining...

Photo Credit: NASA
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<![CDATA[Apple Resolves Problem With Services]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:33:15 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/apple+services.jpg
Apple services were back up and running on Tuesday after it reported a problem with all store services, including the App Store and Apple Music.

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<![CDATA[Hackers Threaten to Leak Ashley Madison Users' Info]]> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 11:51:16 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/ash2.jpg
Hackers have threatened to release the private data of more than 37 million users of the cheating website Ashley Madison, according to Krebs on Security, a cyber security website. The group, who calls itself The

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<![CDATA[This Command Can Cause Siri to Call 911]]> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 08:08:33 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP_111010073653_Siri.jpg
If you need to charge your iPhone, it's probably best not to ask Siri. Some users have discovered that asking Siri to "charge my phone 100 percent" will result in a five second delay before automatically...

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<![CDATA[Facebook Changes News Feed Settings]]> Thu, 09 Jul 2015 12:15:14 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/facebooknewsfeed.jpg
Facebook is giving users more control over what they see in their news feed by letting users pick which friends' and brands' updates they want to see first, and even the order in which they'd like to view them.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: U.S. Robot Company to Japan Company: Let's Duel]]> Thu, 09 Jul 2015 10:34:25 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2015-07-08-at-9.46.41-PM.jpg
A U.S.-based robotics company has thrown down the metallic gauntlet and goaded a Japanese competitor into a heavy metal battle mechanical proportions. "Suidobashi, we have a giant robot, you have a giant robot.
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<![CDATA[Spot the Difference: Facebook Changes Its Friends Icon]]> Wed, 08 Jul 2015 11:59:03 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Facebook_Imagen_Vegas.jpg
The latest change to Facebook's look may have gone unnoticed to many, but it's meant to make a major statement. A change to the small "friends" icon on the upper right hand corner of the page is about more than...
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<![CDATA[Meek Mill's 'Bike Life' App Debuts]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 08:38:17 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Meek+Mill+Smile.jpg
Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill released his second album -- and rolled out his first app -- this week.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Dramatic New Trailer for "Steve Jobs" Biopic]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:36:06 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/jobs-fassbinder.jpg
A new trailer for the forthcoming Steve Jobs biopic reveals dramatic family and business conflicts.

Photo Credit: Universal Pictures
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<![CDATA[New Jersey Man Putting Young Students on the Right Track]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:28:00 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/211*120/Go+Kart+School.JPG
A Trenton-area man is trying to change the lives of children, one go kart at a time.

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<![CDATA[Stephen Hawking Pops In For Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook Q&A, Asks About 'Gravity and Other Forces' ]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 09:31:38 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/210*120/zuck-hawking.jpg
When Mark Zuckerberg does his Townhall Q&As on Facebook, thousands of people ask him questions.Sometimes famous people ask questions. On Tuesday, Stephen Hawking asked him a question.

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<![CDATA[Attack of the Leap Second: Sites Impacted]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:43:47 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/amazon-453056767.jpg
Amazon Web Services (AWS), which provides the Internet infrastructure for major sites like Instagram and Pinterest — and the main Amazon page — suffered a connectivity issue for nearly an hour Tuesday...

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<![CDATA[Apple Releases New Music Streaming Service]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 09:38:14 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-476371856.jpg
Apple's new music streaming service is finally here: Apple Music. n an attempt to compete with Spotify, Tidal, Rhapsody, Rdio and other streaming-music services, Apple Music combines downloaded music, streaming...]]>
<![CDATA[As Crashes Spike, Google Alerting Drivers of Railroad Crossings]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:58:00 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/car+vs+train+railroad+crossing+car+train+crash+generic.jpg
Every railroad crossing in our region will soon be plotted out on Google’s Maps application as federal regulators work to reduce a recent spike in accidents.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Lets Users Show Their Pride with Rainbow Filter]]> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 17:56:41 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-4786255681.jpg
Facebook is now offering a rainbow filter that anyone can overlay on his or her profile picture in the wake of Friday's landmark same-sex marriage ruling.
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<![CDATA[The Future Has Arrived: Hoverbike in the Works]]> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 14:15:31 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/hoverbike1.jpg
A UK aeronautics company that once used Kickstarter to raise funds has a real hoverbike in the works. A prototype for the vehicle is moving forward with the help of the U.S. Department of Defense.

Photo Credit: Malloy Aeronautics
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<![CDATA[Apple Responds to Taylor Swift's Open Letter]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 09:59:53 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-476492963.jpg
Apple says it now plans to pay royalties to artists and record labels during a free, three-month trial of its new streaming music service after pop superstar Taylor Swift criticized the company in an open letter...
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<![CDATA[Newt Gingrich Takes on New Job: Tech Reviewer]]> Fri, 19 Jun 2015 11:38:26 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/gingrich14.jpg
After jokes about reviewing technology for Mashable arose on Twitter, it soon became a reality for Newt Gingrich who just wrote his first review on the Apple Watch.

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