<![CDATA[NBC New York - Tech News]]>Copyright 2019 https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/tech http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/4NY_Horizontal.jpg NBC New York https://www.nbcnewyork.com en-usTue, 15 Jan 2019 22:35:42 -0500Tue, 15 Jan 2019 22:35:42 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[The Robots of CES]]> Tue, 08 Jan 2019 15:45:35 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Robots_the_Focus_of_CES-154697956955600002.jpg
From Lovot to LG's Cloi, robots are working to win over visitors at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Ub Tech's "Walker" can even bribe you with snacks.]]>
<![CDATA[Aspiring Paleontologist Wins National Google Doodle Contest]]> Wed, 09 Jan 2019 07:23:26 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/010819+dinosaur+google+doodle.jpg
An aspiring paleontologist in the second grade has won Google's annual Doodle for Google contest.Sarah Gomez-Lane, of Virginia, had her drawing of dinosaurs selected and transformed into an animation on...

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<![CDATA[Tech to Expect at CES 2019]]> Thu, 10 Jan 2019 12:08:25 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ces-day-2.jpg
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<![CDATA[Autonomous Gadgets Stars at CES]]> Mon, 07 Jan 2019 12:57:26 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/CES_2019_Offers_a_Look_Into_the_Future.jpg
New gadgets go on display at the Consumer Electronics Show 2019 in Las Vegas. Mekahlo Medina reports for NBC.]]>
<![CDATA[Grindr Harassment Suit Could Change Accountability for Tech]]> Sat, 05 Jan 2019 11:00:26 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-625496356.jpg
Matthew Herrick, a restaurant worker and aspiring actor in New York, claimed that for months an ex-boyfriend used the dating app Grindr to harass him.His former partner created fake profiles on the app...

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<![CDATA[New Year's Tech Resolutions: Protect Your Data]]> Fri, 04 Jan 2019 10:53:14 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_resolutions0104_1500x845.jpg
Your data was probably stolen in 2018. Billions of consumers were affected by breaches and cyber-attacks last year, resulting in millions of dollars in losses. Now, more than ever, it's important to make...]]>
<![CDATA[Calling All 'Snowflakes': British Army Recruits Millennials]]> Thu, 03 Jan 2019 12:02:02 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/240*120/190103-british-army-mn-0940.jpeg
"Snowflakes," "phone zombies," "binge gamers" and "me me me millennials" are the focus of the British army's latest recruitment campaign. Posters and billboards reminiscent of the famous World War I "Your...

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<![CDATA[Instagram Users Share Outrage After Brief Update Rolls Out]]> Thu, 27 Dec 2018 13:01:07 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/instagram-new-thumb.jpg
Some Instagram users found themselves swiping through their timelines left to right on Thursday, rather than vertically, prompting widespread outrage and the social media company to roll back the update,...
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<![CDATA[Top 2018 Space Stories: InSight on Mars, Asteroid Rendezvous]]> Wed, 26 Dec 2018 11:30:49 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_18330735319034-edited.jpg
Space fans had plenty to celebrate in 2018, including the launch of three new NASA missions and the debut of SpaceX’s giant Falcon Heavy rocket. In case you missed any of the action, here are particularly...

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<![CDATA[Unboxing Videos on Youtube a Hit With Kids During Holidays]]> Sun, 23 Dec 2018 08:49:41 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/215*120/YoutubeUnboxingVideos.jpg
Unboxing videos have been on YouTube for years, and their popularity has only continued to grow with time. They’re appealing to almost every demographic on the site, but they have a particular draw for children,...

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<![CDATA[Facebook Suspends 5 for Suspicious Behavior During Election]]> Sun, 23 Dec 2018 02:25:09 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/187265573-facebook-generic.jpg
Facebook says it has suspended five accounts that were being run by multiple people for "for engaging in coordinated inauthentic behavior" on the platform during the Alabama special election last year.In...

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<![CDATA[Rich Explorer First to Reach Deepest Part of Atlantic Ocean]]> Sat, 22 Dec 2018 03:50:36 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/212*120/PuertoRicoTrench.jpg
Explorer and multimillionaire Victor Vescovo just reached the bottom of the Puerto Rico Trench, NBC News reports. The trench is the deepest point in the Atlantic Ocean. Vescovo became the first person to do so...

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<![CDATA[Facebook Tries to Explain Why Companies Could Erase Messages]]> Thu, 20 Dec 2018 04:48:54 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/facebookGettyImages-1058494598.jpg
Facebook again aimed to convince its 2.3 billion users that it didn't allow more than 150 other companies to misuse their personal data on Wednesday night after its valuation fell by more than $28 billion on the...

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<![CDATA[Facebook Denies It Let Tech Companies Misuse Personal Data]]> Wed, 19 Dec 2018 00:17:24 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_18233646267301.jpg
Facebook denied Tuesday night that its dozens of "partners" — companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Netflix, Spotify and Yahoo — were able to misuse Facebook users' personal data, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Co-Founder of HQ Trivia and Vine Found Dead at 34]]> Sun, 16 Dec 2018 15:16:49 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/GettyImages-461597253+%281%29.jpg
Colin Kroll, the co-founder of HQ Trivia and Vine, was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday.Police responded to a 911 call for a welfare check at the Spring Street apartment on Sunday, a New...

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<![CDATA[Facebook: Unshared Photos of 6.8M Users Possibly Exposed]]> Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:03:31 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_18233646267301.jpg
Facebook revealed on Friday that a bug in its platform may have allowed third-party apps to have access to a broad range of user photos, including pictures that users uploaded to Facebook but did not...

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<![CDATA[Brightest Comet of 2018 to Pass Closest to Earth Next Week]]> Sun, 09 Dec 2018 15:17:10 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/181209-comet46p-wirtanen-al-1332_2dc5d4378d3c4b8d376dd9cd3a71279c.fit-2000w+%281%29.jpg
Stargazers have something extra to look forward to this holiday season: The brightest comet of 2018 will pass closest to Earth on Dec. 16.The comet 46P/Wirtanen, which passes Earth every 5.4 years, was one of...

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<![CDATA[NASA Lander Captures First 'Sounds' of Wind on Mars]]> Sat, 08 Dec 2018 01:28:54 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/215*120/MarsSurface.jpg
Scientists have known for decades how the vast and barren landscapes of Mars look. Now, researchers are getting their first taste of what the Red Planet sounds like, NBC News reports.NASA’s InSight lander...

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