<![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 Thu, 26 Nov 2015 18:23:39 -0500 Thu, 26 Nov 2015 18:23:39 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[New Voice for Mass. Teen]]> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:17:44 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/Max+Plansky+112515.jpg
We all have unique voices - with their pitches and their tones, they belong to us. But for Max Plansky, a Massachusetts teen who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as an infant, the voice he uses is not...

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<![CDATA[Jeff Bezos' Space Company Successfully Lands a Rocket]]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:56:43 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Blue-Orgin1.jpg
Amazon co-founder Jeff Bezos’ space transportation company successfully landed a suborbital rocket on Monday after launching it earlier that day. The New Shepard rocket poked the border where earth’s atmosphere...

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<![CDATA[Facebook's Zuckerberg Announces Two Months Paternity Leave]]> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 20:16:36 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Priscilla-Chan-Mark-Zuckerberg.jpg
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg announced that he will take a two-month paternity leave.

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<![CDATA[Woman Named Isis Had FB Account Deactivated]]> Wed, 18 Nov 2015 18:10:05 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/isis_2_768540d655e86cf3ed6c65bdb249dc06.nbcnews-ux-600-480.jpg
Facebook said an error in how fake or offensive accounts are reported led to a woman's social media account being suspended. Her name is Isis. "Why would you disable my personal account? MY REAL NAME IS...

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<![CDATA[Paying for Parking a Tap of the Phone Away]]> Tue, 17 Nov 2015 12:12:02 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/215*120/PPA+MEterup+Pango+parking+app.JPG
Paying for parking in Philadelphia is going to finally be at your fingertips – well at least in a few spots.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Enables 'Safety Check' for Paris Attacks]]> Sat, 14 Nov 2015 16:52:26 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/paris-AP_254892328086.jpg
Worried friends and family are turning to social media to see if loved ones were caught up in a barrage of attacks in Paris that has forced France into a state of emergency. Facebook enabled its safety...

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<![CDATA[Protect That Boarding Pass]]> Fri, 13 Nov 2015 08:30:59 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/protect-borading-pass.jpg
Millions of Americans will take a flight somewhere this holiday season, and they'll each have boarding passes, either traditional paper ones or ones sent to mobile devices. Security experts warn sharing...]]>
<![CDATA[Google Self-Driving Car Pulled Over by Police]]> Fri, 13 Nov 2015 14:56:38 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Google+Car+Pulled+Over.JPG
When a Northern California police officer pulled over a slow moving car Thursday, he wasn't greeted by a driver. That's because he pulled over one of Google's Autonomous Vehicles. The Google car was going...

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<![CDATA[Middle School Child Porn Scandal]]> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 21:52:17 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Tredyffrin-School-Child-Por.jpg
After a texting scandal involving children as young as 11 years old, a suburban Philadelphia district attorney addressed sexting and how it can lead to cyber-bullying.]]>
<![CDATA[Local Power Company Using Drones to Inspect Lines]]> Mon, 09 Nov 2015 22:04:00 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/211*120/PPL+Electirc+Power+Lines+Drone.JPG
An eastern Pennsylvania power company is turning to drones to keep its infrastructure in check.

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<![CDATA[FCC Can't Stop Google, Facebook From Tracking Online Usage]]> Fri, 06 Nov 2015 21:33:28 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-109439725.jpg
The Federal Communications Commission said Friday that it can't force Internet companies like Google, Facebook and ad providers from tracking users online. The commission had been petitioned by the privacy...

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<![CDATA['Netflix and Chill' Graffiti at HQ]]> Wed, 04 Nov 2015 18:49:38 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/194*120/netflixmainOCT.PNG
Someone is taking the "Netflix and chill" thing to the next level. A passerby snapped this photo of the graffiti spray-painted outside Netflix's headquarters in Los Gatos and sent it to NBC Bay Area.

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<![CDATA[Activision to Buy 'Candy Crush' Maker for $5.9B]]> Tue, 03 Nov 2015 05:17:15 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/CandyCrush-AP_163106589683.jpg
Video game maker Activision Blizzard Inc. said it will buy the maker of the popular “Candy Crush Saga” game, Reuters reported. Activision will buy King Digital Entertainment for $5.9 billion to strengthen...

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<![CDATA[Amazon Offers 20 Weeks of Paid Maternity Leave]]> Mon, 02 Nov 2015 17:51:19 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP_93380942358.jpg
Amazon is now offering new birth mothers who have spent a year with the company up to 20 weeks of maternity leave. The company outlined the new perk in an internal memo, which it shared with NBC News on...

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<![CDATA[Study: What Makes Selfies Better]]> Mon, 02 Nov 2015 06:54:06 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/teaser.jpg
They're everywhere: modern self portraits shrunk down to fit the size of a mobile screen. Better known as a selfie. One Stanford University Ph.D student wanted to figure out what makes one selfie better...

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<![CDATA[Boy Creates Own Robo-Hand With Library's 3-D Printer]]> Thu, 29 Oct 2015 20:39:22 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Colin+Consavage+3-D+Printer+Hand.JPG
A 10-year-old Delaware boy used a 3-D printer at his local library and in just 12 hours had created something that would change his life.

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<![CDATA[#UberKittens Delivers Cuddly Felines On-Demand]]> Thu, 29 Oct 2015 10:18:26 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-89849246.jpg
In honor of National Cat Day, the app that pairs you with a driver will also deliver adorable kittens from local shelters on-demand.

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<![CDATA[Google's Internet Balloons to Take Flight Over Indonesia]]> Wed, 28 Oct 2015 22:05:00 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/loongroup_mtv.jpg
Google's Internet-beaming balloons are ready to take off on the next phase of their mission to deliver online access in regions where most people live offline. The company, now known as Alphabet, announced...

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<![CDATA['We're Doing It!': Zuckerberg Vows to End 'Candy Crush' Invites]]> Wed, 28 Oct 2015 16:11:08 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP_117350797265.jpg
Mark Zuckerberg said he would prioritize ending frequent "Candy Crush'" invitations on Facebook. At a town hall Q&A session at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi on Wednesday, the CEO addressed...

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<![CDATA[IBM to Buy Weather.com, But Not the Weather Channel]]> Wed, 28 Oct 2015 12:42:02 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/IMB-generic-GettyImages-109503852.jpg
IBM said Wednesday it is buying The Weather Company's digital properties, including WSI, Weather.com, Weather Underground and The Weather Company brand. The TV segment — The Weather Channel — is not included...

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<![CDATA[Couple Sues Apple for $5M Over 'Wi-Fi' Feature]]> Sat, 24 Oct 2015 01:15:42 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AppleLogoIPhone.jpg
Apple is facing a $5 million lawsuit alleging the iPhone's "Wi-Fi Assist" feature caused cellular data overage fees for numerous users, NBC News reported. Apple Insider was the first to report the lawsuit...

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<![CDATA[Google Engineer Lives in Box Truck]]> Fri, 23 Oct 2015 23:44:23 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/googlemain.jpg
For the past few months, Brandon, a 23-year-old software engineer has been living in a box truck parked in Google's parking lot and documenting the experience on his blog. The company famous for its generous...

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<![CDATA[NJ Online Fantasy Sports Probe]]> Fri, 23 Oct 2015 16:35:05 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000012475525_1200x675_550508099746.jpg
New Jersey Congressman Frank Pallone wants to know if two popular online sports betting sites are monitoring the people who play and wants to know if NFL players are involved and wants to make sure if they are...]]>
<![CDATA[Watch Worn on Apollo 15 Mission Sells for $1.6M]]> Fri, 23 Oct 2015 16:22:20 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/David+Scott+Watch.jpg
A personal watch that astronaut David Scott wore while walking on the moon in 1971 has sold for a whopping $1.625 million at auction. The winning bidder for the rare Bulova Chronograph and its moondust-stained...

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<![CDATA[Cars Give Parents Report Cards on Child’s Driving]]> Thu, 22 Oct 2015 20:20:34 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000012461267_1200x675_549764163585.jpg
Several new safety features will now make hitting the road safer for teen drivers while keeping their parents at ease.]]>
<![CDATA[Fitbit Owners Not at Risk of Malware, Company Says]]> Thu, 22 Oct 2015 19:02:36 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-477622012.jpg
Fitbit is defending itself against claims by a security researcher that its fitness trackers can be hacked wirelessly in 10 seconds. Earlier this month, Axelle Apvrille from security firm Fortinet claimed...

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<![CDATA[Jersey Shore Town Looks to Down Drones]]> Thu, 22 Oct 2015 10:21:28 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000012445443_1200x675_548976707531.jpg
Remote-controlled drones are a hot trend, but the FAA wants to keep them away from airports. Ocean City is considering joining the list of places banning the remote controlled copters.]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Removes 256 Apps That Collected Private Data]]> Wed, 21 Oct 2015 14:51:01 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AppleLogoIPhone.jpg
Hundreds of applications found on the "Apple App Store," have been removed for using a software development kit (SDK) that collected personal information from users and sent it to China.

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<![CDATA[Stanford Engineers Build Self-Driving, Powersliding DeLorean]]> Wed, 21 Oct 2015 10:57:10 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/15773-car_MARTY_banner-16x9.jpg
Engineers at Stanford’s Revs Program are paying homage to "Back to the Future." They’ve taken a vintage 1981 DeLorean, just like the in the film, and tricked it out. It doesn’t fly, unfortunately, but it...

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<![CDATA[U.S. Companies Slow to React to Hackers: Report]]> Wed, 21 Oct 2015 06:00:54 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP_31488411400.jpg
Foreign countries are targeting U.S. companies, but few are taking threats seriously, NBC News reported. A new report from cybersecurity research firms Ponemon Institute and CounterTack shows 75 percent of the...

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<![CDATA[Finding Steve Jobs' Grave ]]> Tue, 20 Oct 2015 18:40:11 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP080115083000_0.jpg
The search for where Steve Jobs is buried is heating up. Jobs is buried in an unmarked grave located at Palo Alto's Alta Mesa Memorial Park, where, according to San Jose Mercury News, people from around...

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<![CDATA[Expert Weighs-In On Mammogram Changes]]> Tue, 20 Oct 2015 20:24:25 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000012431157_1200x675_548253763835.jpg
NBC10 spoke to the Director of Breast Imaging for the Einstein Healthcare Network about the recent changes to mammogram guidelines.]]>
<![CDATA[Experts Comment on New Mammogram Changes]]> Wed, 21 Oct 2015 05:45:26 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WEB-+Mammogram+Changes+Long+PKG+-+18-02-50-11_17092042.jpg
The American Cancer Society made new, controversial, guidelines to when women should get a mammogram. NBC10’s Cydney Long is at the MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper with more.]]>