<![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 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:21:38 -0400 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:21:38 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA['Hey Siri, Give Us a Hint': Apple Event Scheduled for Sept. 9]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:51:50 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/229*120/siri.PNG
"Hey, Siri, give us a hint.” That’s the cheeky opening Apple gave reporters this morning as part of an event invitation for the latest product update, scheduled for Sept. 9. But as many reporters and analysts...

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<![CDATA[Too Hip to Be Square: Instagram to Allow Landscape Photos]]> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:09:58 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-146168661.jpg
Instagram photographers around the world are pleased that the photo-sharing service has decided to think outside the box. "You can now share photos and videos in both portrait and landscape orientation...

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<![CDATA[Nevada Man Pleads Guilty to Spamming Facebook Users]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 03:44:52 -0400 > on May 9, 2011 in San Anselmo, California.]]> > on May 9, 2011 in San Anselmo, California.]]> http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/204*120/GettyImages-113888441.jpg
A Nevada man pleaded guilty Monday to sending more than 27 million spam messages to Facebook users, federal officials said. U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag said Sanford Wallace, of Las Vegas, admitted to accessing...

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<![CDATA[Twitter Shuts Down Sites That Collect Deleted Tweets]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:55:06 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/242*120/politwoopsscreenshot.jpg
Twitter has suspended accounts that collect politicians' deleted tweets and publish them on a network of international websites.

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<![CDATA[Apple to Replace Camera on Some iPhones]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:37:52 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-481503466.jpg
Apple announced a program to fix a camera issue on a batch of iPhone 6 Plus devices sold between September 2014 and January 2015, according to a statement on the company's website.

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<![CDATA[Stephen Hawking's Voice Now Available As Open Source Software]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 21:56:10 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP_901166803859.jpg
Stephen Hawking is known for his brilliant theories involving black holes, quantum mechanics ... and One Direction. He is also known for his distinctive voice. Now Intel is making that voice available to...

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<![CDATA['RoboKiller' App Nets $25K Prize for NJ Hackers ]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 17:00:28 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-483836276smartphone82015.jpg
Tired of receiving phone calls about nonexistent grand prizes and luxury cruises at odd hours? Well, the FTC has awarded two New Jersey hackers its top prize for developing an app intended to make those...

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<![CDATA[Google Introduces Project Sunroof]]> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 02:47:44 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/0818-2015-SolarPanel.jpg
Google launched Project Sunroof Monday, which allows homeowners to see how many sunlight hours their roof receives each year, how much they could save over a 20-year period, and what system would work best...

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<![CDATA[You Can Now Review the TSA on Yelp]]> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:02:12 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Yelp-Reviews-0520.jpg
In a blog post Tuesday, Yelp said it had reached an agreement with the federal government that will allow "federal agencies and offices to claim their Yelp pages, read and respond to reviews, and incorporate...

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<![CDATA[Warning for E-ZPass Users]]> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 06:53:29 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/ezpass+scam.jpg
E-ZPass is warning customers about bogus toll violation notices sent by email asking patrons to click a hyperlink to download an invoice.

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<![CDATA[Bad Habits With Free Wi-Fi Could Cost You]]> Mon, 17 Aug 2015 12:44:13 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000011592585_1200x675_506767427922.jpg
You could be opening up your computer and personal information to hackers and scammers by hooking up to free Wi-Fi spots in public areas.]]>
<![CDATA[Tinder CEO Leaves After Five Months]]> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 13:09:56 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/140411-tinder-dating-app-mn-1310_6f284758e68894d5f153e1d324a00965.nbcnews-fp-1360-600.jpg
Tinder's latest CEO Christopher Payne just didn't match with the company. Payne is leaving the position after just five months on the job. Taking over will be Tinder co-founder and current president Sean...]]>
<![CDATA[Ex-Educator Could Go to Jail For Peeking at Emails]]> Fri, 07 Aug 2015 10:21:12 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Christine+Lentz+Ocean+City+High+School.jpg
A former Jersey Shore vice principal and athletic director read her superior’s email without permission and it could land her in prison for a decade, said prosecutors.

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<![CDATA[Hackers Stealing Data on iOS Via Major Security Flaw]]> Thu, 06 Aug 2015 12:38:51 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP_256712263767.jpg
Hackers are taking advantage of vulnerability in Apple's iOS mobile operating system to install malicious software disguised as Facebook, Twitter, Skype and other apps to steal personal information, CNBC...

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<![CDATA[Super Cell: Big Wireless Service Upgrades for Pope Visit]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 12:50:35 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Ben+Franklin+Parkway+oDAS+Cell+Service.jpg
The sheer number of people crammed into the confined area and data-hungry wireless habits of event attendees has wireless carriers beefing up coverage to ensure people can stay connected.

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<![CDATA[See the New Features in Windows 10]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:37:54 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/NC_louisianatheatershootingjonathanarnold_1500x845.jpg
Windows 10 is a free upgrade that Microsoft hopes will fix some of the most glaring issues of Windows 8.]]>
<![CDATA[Police Use Automatic License Plate Readers]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:14:16 -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']]> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 09:39:01 -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...

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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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