<![CDATA[NBC New York - Tech News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/tech http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/4NY_Horizontal.jpg NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.comen-usSun, 29 May 2016 19:06:11 -0400Sun, 29 May 2016 19:06:11 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Why Not Use Streaming Technology for Aircraft Data? ]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 17:27:35 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.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.nbcnewyork.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.nbcnewyork.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[New Prosthetic Arm Offers Life-Like Touch]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 19:12:17 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.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[LinkedIn: Millions May Be Affected by New Data Leak]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 17:57:59 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.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.nbcnewyork.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[Facebook Exec on Losing Husband]]> Mon, 16 May 2016 14:45:47 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.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.nbcnewyork.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.nbcnewyork.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.nbcnewyork.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[Experts Urge Password Changes After Massive Cyber Attack]]> Thu, 05 May 2016 19:36:56 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.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.nbcnewyork.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.nbcnewyork.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[Tech-Savvy Gang Members]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 07:45:50 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.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[Study on Why Some Sharks Glow]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 05:43:58 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.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.nbcnewyork.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.nbcnewyork.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.nbcnewyork.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.nbcnewyork.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.nbcnewyork.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.nbcnewyork.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[Intel to Cut 12K Jobs, Reducing Workforce by 11 Percent]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 17:09:34 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.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.nbcnewyork.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.nbcnewyork.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.nbcnewyork.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[Uber Gave Gov. Agencies Data on Over 12M Users]]> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 19:32:26 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.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.nbcnewyork.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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