<![CDATA[NBC New York - Tech News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/tech http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/4NY_Horizontal.jpg NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.com en-us Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:07:04 -0400 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:07:04 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Uber Driver Arrested After Assault]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:31:50 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/police-lights-night-shutterstock_54084688.jpg
Police have made an arrest after a woman claimed an Uber cab driver sexually assaulted her earlier this month. Police arrested 31-year-old Reshad Chakari of Alexandria, Virginia, and charged him...

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<![CDATA[Phone Chargers and Adapters Recalled]]> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 17:41:02 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/180*120/recall33.jpg
Two recalls have been issued for chargers that can overheat phones, causing a burn hazard, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

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<![CDATA[Kardashian Game Propels App Company]]> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 15:26:58 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/KK11.jpg
The app-maker, Glu Mobile is the publisher of "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood," a free-to-play game from Apple's App Store is enjoying a wave of success after its stock shares jumped 42 percent in recent...

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<![CDATA[Taxi Commission Blocks Lyft's Debut in NYC]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:00:46 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP575848222989.jpg
The Taxi and Limousine Commission has announced that the rideshare app Lyft is "unauthorized" to operate in New York City, just two days before the service was slated to debut.

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<![CDATA[Uber: What to Know About Car Service App]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:42:28 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/451565438.jpg
Summoning a driver at a push of a smartphone button is a lot easier than trying to hail a cab during rush hour, which may explain why Uber, a ride-sharing app that connects passengers and car services...

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<![CDATA[30 Md. Cab Companies Suing Uber]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:40:46 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Uber-Council-102313.jpg
More than 30 Maryland cab companies are suing Uber, saying the company is hampering their ability to do business. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Baltimore Circuit Court, reported the Baltimore

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<![CDATA[Is Oakland the New Silicon Valley?]]> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 14:35:17 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/219*120/jacklondonsquare.jpg
Tech companies are now branching out into the East Bay, favoring Oakland after being priced out of San Francisco and the Silicon Valley. Erik Collier serves as one of the general managers of Ask.com, a...]]>
<![CDATA[SF Parking App Makers Threatened With Fines, Lawsuit]]> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 10:32:34 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/06-23-2014-parking-app.jpg
Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who think they can solve San Francisco’s parking woes – and make some cash at the same time – are busy launching new apps that match drivers in need with much-coveted parking...

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<![CDATA[Daughter's Letter Gets Dad Week Off of Work at Google]]> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:15:10 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tlmd_07_google_car.jpg
A little girl's summer wish came true thanks to a letter she wrote to Google. Katie wanted her dad, who works at Google, to spend more time with her, so she wrote the Mountain View company a letter asking...]]>
<![CDATA[Google Doodle Takes on Office Workers Sneaking Peeks at World Cup ]]> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:36:29 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/worldcupgoogledoodle.jpg
Google outted office workers around the world with a doodle that features the iconic "Google" letters sitting around a conference table watching a World Cup game.]]>
<![CDATA[Facebook Down for the Second Time This Week]]> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 18:03:08 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP120112075763.jpg
Facebook appeared to be experiencing an outage on Friday afternoon. Users attempting to log on would see either a blank screen or an error message. This is the second time this week the popular...

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<![CDATA[Target Fixes Glitch That Caused Delays at Checkout]]> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 12:29:50 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/target9.JPG
Target says it has fixed a glitch that caused delays at checkout stands at some of its U.S. stores Sunday. The company said it identified the source, and that it was unrelated to a security issue. Last December,

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<![CDATA[Tesla to Open Up Its Electric Car Patents]]> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 08:49:01 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tesla_models_car_red.jpg
Electric car maker Tesla Motors is sharing its technological brainpower with the world and will open up all of its patents in an effort to boost electric car production. "Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits...

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<![CDATA[TweetDeck Security Issue Gives Hackers Access to Accounts]]> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:27:07 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/160*160/tweetdeck18.jpg
Users of Twitter's popular web app TweetDeck are encouraged to log out of their account right away. Users reported on Wednesday morning that the app was creating pop-up alerts all by itself. The issue seemed to]]>
<![CDATA[LAPD Drones Raise Privacy Concerns]]> Sun, 01 Jun 2014 19:58:25 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/lapd+drone+web+copy.jpg
The Los Angeles Police Department’s recent acquisition of two drones has the ACLU concerned over potential privacy issues. While the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California applauded the LAPD for...

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<![CDATA[Top Google Doodles]]> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 18:02:46 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Google-Doodle-Winner.jpg
Since 1998, Google has created over 1000 colorful and imaginative doodles to commemorate important holidays and people. Take a look back at some of the most iconic designs from around the world.]]>
<![CDATA[Zuckerberg Sued By Real Estate Developer]]> Tue, 13 May 2014 21:44:36 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/zuckrberg.JPG
A Palo Alto developer says Mark Zuckerberg never delivered on a promise to send him business in exchange for not building near his Crescent Park home.

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<![CDATA[Netflix Hikes Price $1 More a Month]]> Mon, 12 May 2014 09:26:05 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Netflix-logo-new.jpg
Netflix will raise its monthly subscription rate $1 to $8.99, but current subscribers will get a two-year reprieve, according to reports. Netflix sent its subscribers an email about the price hike which will...

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<![CDATA[Top 10 Words People Tweet About Their Moms]]> Fri, 09 May 2014 15:10:19 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/mother%27sdaypic.jpg
How would you describe your mom? In honor of Mother’s Day, Twitter published a list on its blog of the top 10 words and phrases people have tweeted this year to describe their mothers. "Happy" topped the list,...

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<![CDATA[Bratton on Twitter Fail: I Welcome the Attention]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:16:50 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/mynypdtwitter.jpg
An NYPD social media campaign backfired when the police department asked New Yorkers for photos with cops and Twitter erupted with unflattering pictures of officers making arrests, tangling with citizens and in...

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<![CDATA[9 Facts About YouTube on Its 9th Anniversary]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:52:07 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/youtube-463842675.jpg
YouTube and its bottomless supply of videos are turning nine. The first video ever uploaded to YouTube went up on April 23, 2005, nine years ago Tuesday. To commemorate YouTube's ninth anniversary, we've...

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