<![CDATA[NBC New York - Tech News]]> Copyright 2016 http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/tech http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/4NY_Horizontal.jpg NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.com en-us Sun, 07 Feb 2016 01:10:49 -0500 Sun, 07 Feb 2016 01:10:49 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Twitter Locks Down 125,000 Accounts]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:04:37 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/twitterGettyImages-494325030.jpg
Twitter announced Friday it will shut down more than 125,000 accounts as part of an effort to crack down on extremist content. In a news release, the company said it was committed to weeding out content...

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<![CDATA[Drone Hits Empire State Building: NYPD]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 07:41:59 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/drone+suspect+empire+state+building.jpg
A small drone crashed into the 40th floor of the Empire State Building Thursday night and then fell to a 35th floor landing.

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<![CDATA[Happy 'Friends Day': Facebook Turns 12 ]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 14:42:33 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/friends-day-facebook-video.jpg
It's been 12 years since Facebook launched its social media website and to celebrate the milestone the technology company has dubbed their anniversary "Friends Day." The company wrote in a blog post that...
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<![CDATA[Zuckerberg Deposes Bezos of Fifth Richest Title]]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 16:24:14 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-464961022.jpg
On Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg passed Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to become the fifth richest person in the world, less than a week after he claimed the position of sixth wealthiest from Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison...

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<![CDATA[GE to Stop Making Fluorescent Light Bulbs]]> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 10:51:30 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/190*120/AP_090610036569.jpg
GE announced Monday that it will stop making its coiled compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) for the U.S. market and switch to LED lamps by the end of 2016. LED light bulbs are brighter, use less energy and...

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<![CDATA[Apple Recalls AC Adapters Over Potential Shock Hazard]]> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 15:55:09 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/257*120/Screen-Shot-2016-01-29-at-2.58.02-PM.jpg
Apple issued a voluntary recall this week of certain AC wall plug adapters because they may break and cause electrical shock when touched. In a statement posted on their site, Apple said it's recalling AC wall...

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<![CDATA[Zuckerberg Surpasses Kochs on Bloomberg Billionaire List]]> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 18:18:18 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tlmd_markzuckerbergok1.png
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has passed billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch to become the sixth richest person on the planet, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. No, the social media...

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<![CDATA[Parents Warned to Secure Baby Video Monitors: Officials]]> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 16:34:51 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/BabyMonitor-GettyImages-136714563.jpg
New York City’s Department of Consumer Affairs is warning parents to secure Internet-connected video baby monitors, NBC News reported. Officials say there have been many reports of devices being infiltrated...

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<![CDATA[FCC Proposes New Competition to Set-Top TV Box Market]]> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:50:29 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/CableBox-AP_070531053315.jpg
The Federal Communications Commission may open up competition for cable and satellite TV companies, NBC News reported. The FCC proposed regulation Wednesday to allow consumers to get services through devices...

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<![CDATA[Clickers Beware: 'CrashSafari' Links Will Kill Your iPhone]]> Mon, 25 Jan 2016 18:14:52 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Apple-Iphone-AP_130974735694.jpg
Pranksters on the social web are sending people to a website that causes smartphones to crash — so you might want to hold off on clicking or tapping random links today, NBC News reported. Don't worry, it isn't...

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<![CDATA[Nearly 300,000 Drones Registered in First 30 Days: FAA]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2016 14:33:46 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/drones-again.jpg
Nearly 300,000 people have registered their drones in the first 30 days after the Federal Aviation Administration launched its online registration system on Dec. 21, NBC News repotted. Anyone operating...

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<![CDATA[Dating App Tinder Adds STD Testing Locator]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2016 10:49:47 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Tinder+Screenshot.png
A feud between dating site Tinder and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation was settled on Thursday after the dating site agreed to add links to sexually transmitted disease testing locations, NBC News reported. The...

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<![CDATA[Amazon to Offer Full Refund on Hoverboards: Gov't]]> Thu, 21 Jan 2016 14:23:52 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/hoverboard+fire+bk.jpg
After telling consumers in the U.K. to dispose of their hoverboards and expect a full refund, Amazon has expanded its reimbursement program to the U.S. The announcement, made by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety

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<![CDATA[SpaceX Rocket Bursts Into Flames]]> Mon, 18 Jan 2016 10:00:15 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/spacex-landing-explode.jpg
A SpaceX rocket successfully launched a satellite into orbit on Monday, but the rocket's return landing was a rough one.]]>
<![CDATA[Netflix Cracks Down on Spoofing for Access Foreign Shows]]> Thu, 14 Jan 2016 20:25:10 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-124755248.jpg
Netflix is taking steps to stop users from faking their location to get access to foreign shows and movies, NBC News reported. Using online tools called proxies or virtual private networks allows users to...

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<![CDATA[Obama Administration Unveils $4B Plan for Self-Driving Cars]]> Thu, 14 Jan 2016 15:43:07 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/SelfDrivingCar-GettyImages-152766339.jpg
The White House will spend nearly $4 billion over ten years to accelerate the development of self-driving cars, according to a plan unveiled on Thursday, NBC News reported. The move is part of an initiative...

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<![CDATA[Americans Don't Want Devices Tracking Them at Home]]> Thu, 14 Jan 2016 14:24:32 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Gadgets-AP_164152250147.jpg
Americans don’t want their gadgets tracking their movements at home, according to a new Pew Research Center poll, NBC News reported. The poll posed several hypothetical situations to test how much privacy people...

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<![CDATA[Suit: Twitter 'Knowingly' Let Terrorists Use Social Network]]> Thu, 14 Jan 2016 02:26:24 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/twitter-isis-lawsuit.jpg
The family of a Florida defense contractor killed in a November terror attack while training security forces in Jordan is suing Twitter, claiming the company has knowingly allowed terrorist groups such as...]]>
<![CDATA[German App for Migrants Teaches Info, Language Skills]]> Wed, 13 Jan 2016 15:49:11 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GermanyMigrants-AP_189095793769.jpg
There’s a new smartphone app that aims to help give basic information, language and customs to migrants and refugees streaming in to Germany from Syria, Iraq, Ukraine and other war-torn countries, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[SpaceX Plans Drone Ship Rocket Landing for Jan. 17 ]]> Thu, 07 Jan 2016 19:19:46 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_211557185896.jpg
SpaceX confirmed it is planning on landing a Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship at sea on Jan. 17, NBC News reported. This launch will take off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

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<![CDATA[Majority of Parents Monitor Teen's Digital Activity: Study]]> Thu, 07 Jan 2016 15:28:06 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/TeensTexting-GettyImages-573200639.jpg
More than 60 percent of parents said they’ve checked up on their teens’ Internet usage, text messages and call records, according to a new study released Thursday, NBC News reported. The study was conducted...

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<![CDATA[Twitter Expected to Allow 10,000-Character Tweets]]> Wed, 06 Jan 2016 15:57:29 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-180483176.jpg
Twitter is expected to alter its fundamental premise by allowing tweets as long as 10,000 characters.

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<![CDATA[Top Apple Supplier Cuts Hours As iPhone Fears Rattle Investors]]> Wed, 06 Jan 2016 10:39:08 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_10052606294.jpg
Foxconn, which assembles most of Apple's latest iPhones, will cut working hours over the week-long Lunar New Year holiday, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters, in a rare move that analysts interpreted...

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<![CDATA[Latest Tech Advancements Unveiled at CES in Las Vegas]]> Wed, 06 Jan 2016 10:19:07 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_cesam0106_1500x845.jpg
The latest cutting-edge technology is on display at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.]]>
<![CDATA[The Best Innovations of CES 2016]]> Wed, 06 Jan 2016 19:59:53 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ces-th-AP_36665843408.jpg
See the best gizmos and gadgets from the floor of the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, from solar-powered stoves, to concept cars, to developments in virtual reality.

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<![CDATA[Zuckerberg Plans to Build Robot]]> Mon, 04 Jan 2016 10:41:58 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Zuckerberg-Robot-467503096.jpg
Mark Zuckerberg's goals for 2016 are certainly ambitious. In the past, the Facebook CEO challenged himself to read two books a month, learn Mandarin, or meet someone new every day.

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<![CDATA[Special Christmas Gift: Va. Girls Help Build New Hand for Teen]]> Wed, 23 Dec 2015 08:23:23 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000013064962_1200x675_590387267949.jpg
A Virginia mother's Christmas gift to her two young daughters means the gift of a helping hand to a deserving teen.]]>
<![CDATA[SpaceX Falcon 9 Launches, Lands Vertically]]> Tue, 22 Dec 2015 06:22:30 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/AP_190695331938.jpg
SpaceX achieved a first in its history by completing an historic vertical landing of its Falcon 9 rocket on Monday night, NBC News reported. The company had not previously tried to land a rocket on land.

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<![CDATA[Drone Registration Begins]]> Tue, 22 Dec 2015 12:50:42 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/drone-presser.jpg
Do you have a drone on your wish list? There's some government red tape to be aware of. Beginning Monday, owners of recreational drones must register their devices with the Federal Aviation...]]>
<![CDATA[Facebook Is Most Popular App of 2015]]> Tue, 29 Dec 2015 12:46:43 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/facebooklogo1.jpg
Once again, Facebook was the most popular app of the year with nearly 127 million users logging on each month, NBC News reported. The social network handily beat YouTube, which came in second on Nielsen's "Top...

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<![CDATA[Siri vs. Cortana vs. 'OK Google': Who's Better?]]> Fri, 18 Dec 2015 17:09:22 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/siri-google-cortana.jpg
As more people get used to talking to their phones and computers, the Associated Press decided to test three voice-enabled services -- Apple's Siri, Microsoft's Cortana and Google Now.]]>
<![CDATA[Jetpacks, Virtual Reality: Tech to Watch for in 2016]]> Thu, 17 Dec 2015 15:37:03 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Martin-Jetpack-GettyImages-500287988.jpg
The world of technology is rife with opportunity, but which good ideas will become great devices in 2016? Here’s a look at the gadgets that could shape our lives in the months ahead.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Messenger App Adds Uber Button]]> Wed, 16 Dec 2015 15:21:08 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/453253488.jpg
Uber announced a partnership with Facebook on Wednesday that would allow customers to use the Facebook Messenger app to book their next ride. The latest update of Messenger includes an Uber button, so Facebook...

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<![CDATA[California: Self-Driving Cars Must Have Driver Behind Wheel]]> Wed, 16 Dec 2015 15:54:01 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_1963604731501.jpg
California unveiled precedent-setting draft rules Wednesday that would slow the public's access to self-driving cars of the future until regulators are confident the technology is safe.

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<![CDATA[Tokyo Police Test Drone That Catches Other Drones]]> Wed, 16 Dec 2015 09:24:51 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_droneondrone1215_1500x845.jpg
Tokyo police are showing off a drone whose mission is to capture other drones. Officials intend to deploy the new device when Japan hosts the G7 summit next spring.]]>