<![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-usMon, 30 May 2016 14:41:42 -0400Mon, 30 May 2016 14:41:42 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Why Not Use Streaming Technology for Aircraft Data? ]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 17:27:35 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/VoiceRecorderAircraft-GettyImages-461475586%281%29.jpg
The use of black boxes to record critical flight data is striking many experts as antiquated, even though technology exists to stream information from an aircraft to a ground computer, according to NBC

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<![CDATA[SpaceX Postpones Rocket Launch, Attempted Landing]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 20:48:36 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP_40364550147.jpg
SpaceX postponed the satellite launch of a rocket that would attempt to land on a ship at sea for a third time Thursday, NBC News reported.The launch was postponed until Friday, because of a “tiny glitch...

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<![CDATA[Firefighters' Drone Use Grows]]> Wed, 25 May 2016 18:32:34 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/2016-05-25-drone.jpg
As firefighters braved the smoke and flames from the ground and rooftops, a small object soared above their heads Wednesday morning, trying to assist their efforts as a five-alarm fire ripped through a...]]>
<![CDATA[Grande Replaces Houston Hologram on 'The Voice']]> Wed, 25 May 2016 10:05:20 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-524219870.jpg
Grande's unforgettable performance comes days after the planned hologram appearance of Houston was scrapped due to technical reasons.

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<![CDATA[New Prosthetic Arm Offers Life-Like Touch]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 19:12:17 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/NC_prostheticarm0523_1920x1080.jpg
A unique, thought-controlled prosthetic arm developed in part by the Hanger Clinic in Gig Harbor, Washington, uses the the body's nerve signals to control movement.]]>
<![CDATA[Freire Charter School Honors Comcast's David L Cohen]]> Fri, 20 May 2016 07:33:42 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/208*120/David+L+Cohen+Comcast.JPG
Freire Charter School in Philadelphia honored Comcast senior executive vice president David L. Cohen with the 2016 Bridge to Wisdom Award on Thursday night. The award recognizes Cohen's effort to close...

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<![CDATA[App Can Help You Save Someone's Life]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 12:52:56 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/215*120/Pulse+Point+App.JPG
Burlington County has begun using Pulse Point, the app contacts CPR certified people who are close by in the event that someone goes into cardiac arrest. Matt DeLucia has the details on how the app...

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<![CDATA[LinkedIn: Millions May Be Affected by New Data Leak]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 17:57:59 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/linkedin+logo.jpg
LinkedIn is aware of a set of over 100 million users' data that may have been released online by a hacker, the social media network said Wednesday.The password and email data that have apparently been...

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<![CDATA[Space Shuttle Tank to Go on Display]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 19:55:00 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/05-18-2016-shuttle-tank-et94.JPG
The lone remaining external fuel tank from NASA's space shuttle program arrived early Wednesday in Marina del Rey for the final leg of its journey to the California Science Center.The rust-colored tank,...

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<![CDATA[New State-of-the-Art Crime Center in Delaware]]> Tue, 17 May 2016 08:55:16 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000015325145_1200x675_687098947765.jpg
Wilmington Police now have the Real Time Crime Center, which is aimed at officers having a quicker response time.]]>
<![CDATA[Facebook Exec on Losing Husband]]> Mon, 16 May 2016 14:45:47 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/CAL+GRADUATION+-+14400209.jpg
Commencement speeches usually strike a celebratory tone, but Facebook Chief Operating Executive Sheryl Sandberg went against the grain Saturday while addressing UC Berkeley grads and spoke publicly for the first...

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<![CDATA[WordPress to Offer .Blog Domain Extensions ]]> Thu, 12 May 2016 16:29:32 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/LaptopTyping-GettyImages-500231363.jpg
Website hosting service WordPress.com will offer .blog domain extensions for Internet users later this year, NBC News reports.The domains will be up for grabs this year. Anyone interested can sign up to...

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<![CDATA[Yahoo Working With Congress After Ransomware Attacks Reported on House]]> Thu, 12 May 2016 07:10:51 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/YAHOO_AP_1603102305581417.jpg
A recent attack from "ransomware" to the House of Representatives prompted Congress to work with Yahoo on security issues, NBC News reported.The House Information Security Office advised representatives...

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<![CDATA[SpaceX Successfully Lands Falcon 9 Rocket at Sea]]> Fri, 06 May 2016 08:22:23 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP_40364550147.jpg
SpaceX successfully landed its Falcon 9 rocket on an ocean platform early Friday, following the launch of a Japanese communications satellite, NBC News reported.Company representatives weren't optimistic of a...

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<![CDATA[Zombies from Philly? Local Firm Hopes to Bring People Back from the Dead]]> Fri, 06 May 2016 06:44:01 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Drew+11pm+pkg+Bioquark+-+00003526_19350486.jpg
Bioquark, a Philadelphia biotech firm, is embarking on a clinical trial to help brain dead people regain conciousness. NBC10's Drew Smith met with the man behind the project called ReAnima.]]>
<![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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