<![CDATA[NBC New York - Tech News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/tech http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/4NY_Horizontal.jpg NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.comen-usMon, 29 May 2017 19:14:27 -0400Mon, 29 May 2017 19:14:27 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[How Best Buy Escaped the Retail Apocalypse]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 19:52:10 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Best+Buy+General+copy.jpg
Shares of Best Buy surged more than 20 percent Thursday after the company posted unexpected sales growth in same store locations.Best Buy is a retail anomaly because it's an enjoyable place to shop, CNBC...

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<![CDATA[New 'Soundwave' Tattoos Can Talk, Play Music]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 09:14:54 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT+SOUNDWAVE+TATTOOS+THUMB.jpg
What if tattoos could talk? That's what Nate Siggard, CEO and founder of Skin Motion, is trying to do with his soundwave tattoo app. It works like this: users can upload sounds and voices to the app, creating...]]>
<![CDATA[Program Trains 21st Century Scouts For Online Survival]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 22:15:17 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/189*120/160661169.jpg
Traditionally, Boy Scouts were trained in fire and knife skills, preparing them to be ready for outdoor adventures. Along the way, they also learned how to be good stewards of the wilderness, to safely traverse...

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<![CDATA[Twitter Users Report Glitches Amid Service Disruption]]> Fri, 19 May 2017 14:02:59 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Twitter-generic1.jpg
Some Twitter users were having trouble with the social media service Friday morning, as the company noted."Some users are currently experiencing problems accessing Twitter & Tweeting. We are aware of the issue

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<![CDATA[6 Injured After Fire Breaks Out at Google Conference: Officials]]> Thu, 18 May 2017 23:30:10 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/shoreline-0518.jpg
A fire during the Google I/O Conference in Mountain View on Thursday sent three people to the hospital, one with critical injuries, according to fire officials.Firefighters responded to Shoreline Amphitheatre...

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<![CDATA[Tesla Workers Suffer Fainting Spells, Dizziness: Report]]> Thu, 18 May 2017 21:48:15 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-479833756-Musk.jpg
Workers at Tesla's car factory in California have been fainting, experiencing dizziness and even having seizures, often requiring medical attention.The symptoms have led to more than 100 calls for ambulances...

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<![CDATA[Facebook fined $122 million by EU Over Whatsapp Information]]> Thu, 18 May 2017 12:09:34 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/markzuckerbergneutralface_1200x675.jpg
Facebook has been fined 110 million euros ($122 million) by European regulators for providing "misleading information" about its acquisition of instant messaging service WhatsApp.The social media giant bought...

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<![CDATA[Security Apps For Your Phone]]> Wed, 17 May 2017 10:50:12 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/PCMike0516_MP4-149503218056400001.jpg
Tech guru PC Mike Wendland looks at apps designed to protect smartphones and tablets from malware, spyware and viruses.]]>
<![CDATA[Instagram Introduces 'Face Filters' Similar to Snapchat ]]> Tue, 16 May 2017 11:03:40 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/snapchatgeneric_1200x675.jpg
Instagram on Tuesday announced a feature called "face filters," the latest effort to steal the thunder from upstart Snap, which is the parent company of Snapchat. Instagram's face filters allows users to...

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<![CDATA[Lyft, Waymo Agree to Work on Self-Driving Car Technology]]> Mon, 15 May 2017 06:49:31 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/LyftWaymoSplit.jpg
In the race to the self-driving future, Lyft has agreed to work with Waymo, the self-driving car company owned by Google's parent company, to bring autonomous vehicles to the masses, both companies told NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Elon Musk Moves Forward With 'Boring' Traffic Remedy]]> Mon, 15 May 2017 19:38:36 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/202*120/elon-musk-tunnel.PNG
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk can claim a perhaps unparalleled string of visionary company creations -- PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, The Boring Company.The Boring Company?"We're trying to dig a hole under LA,"...

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<![CDATA[Snap CEO, Co-Founder Could Lose More Than $1B Each]]> Thu, 11 May 2017 13:40:50 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-647154742.jpg
Snapchat's poorly-received first earnings report and subsequent drop in stock led CEO Evan Spiegel to lose more than the $750 million he received in a stock bonus for completing his company's initial public...

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<![CDATA[Snap Plunges on First Earnings Report as Public Company]]> Wed, 10 May 2017 17:41:51 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/snapchatonwallst_1200x675.jpg
Snap, parent company of social media site Snapchat, reported quarterly financial results for the first time on Wednesday, posting revenue that missed estimates and slower-than-expected user growth.Shares...

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<![CDATA[The 5 Highest-Paying Tech Summer Internships: Survey]]> Wed, 10 May 2017 10:49:15 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/472655314-internship-generic.jpg
The top internships in the tech industry these days aren't the monotonous office drone work, CNBC reports. They offer challenging projects that pay thousands of dollars a month.The highest paying summer...

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<![CDATA[Big Tech Hiring, But Not Ivy League]]> Tue, 09 May 2017 09:59:44 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/176*120/GettyImages-73909596.jpg
Considering shelling out big bucks on an Ivy League education? You may want to reconsider that – at least if you're eyeing a job in Silicon Valley.The list of top 10 universities big-name California tech...

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<![CDATA[Cheating on the Rise as Competitive Gaming Goes Mainstream]]> Fri, 05 May 2017 14:12:45 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_esports0504_1500x845.jpg
Cheating, or hacking, is an issue as competitive video gaming breaks into mainstream entertainment. Prizes ranging from sponsorships to social media fame to cash rewards are prompting some to seek an edge...]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Pledges $1 Billion Boost to US Manufacturing ]]> Wed, 03 May 2017 19:28:46 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/188*120/apple-GettyImages-516837044.jpg
Apple plans to start a $1 billion fund to create more advanced manufacturing jobs in the United States, company CEO Tim Cook told “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer on Wednesday.As CNBC reports, the fund fits...

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<![CDATA[Cybercriminals Hacked 1.1 Billion Accounts Last Year: Study]]> Mon, 01 May 2017 12:59:31 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Hacker506944962.jpg
Digital bandits breached 1.1 billion identities in 2016, nearly doubling their haul from the year before, according to a new study on cybercrime.NBC News reports that the year brought more ransomware...

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<![CDATA[Millennials Found Most Susceptible to Robocalls and Scams ]]> Sat, 29 Apr 2017 10:41:47 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_scams0427_1500x845.jpg
A new study finds that it is not the elderly who are most susceptible to scam phone calls, but millennials, who are six times more likely to give away credit card information than any other age group. ]]>
<![CDATA[Starbucks’ App Has Been Overwhelming Some Baristas]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:43:58 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/511143580-Starbucks-generic.jpg
Starbucks' mobile order and pay system has been bringing some of its busiest locations to a standstill, NBC News reported.The system lets people order ahead and swoop into a store to pick up their coffee, food...

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<![CDATA[Amazon Announces Fashion-Tracking Camera Echo Look]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:18:55 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/wcholook_1200x675.jpg
Amazon launched the Echo Look Wednesday, a new device that observes how users dress and offers fashion advice based on algorithms and technology, CNBC reported.The Echo Look is similar to Alexa, the...

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<![CDATA['Shark Tank' Judge and Tech Investor Calls It Quits]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:41:24 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/techinvestorfeuerherd.jpg
Chris Sacca, a judge on the television show “Shark Tank” and early investor in tech companies like Twitter and Uber, announced Wednesday that he will be retiring from venture capital and the television...

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