<![CDATA[NBC New York - Tech News]]>Copyright 2018https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/tech http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/4NY_Horizontal.jpg NBC New York https://www.nbcnewyork.comen-usWed, 25 Apr 2018 02:56:21 -0400Wed, 25 Apr 2018 02:56:21 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[How to Watch the Lyrid Meteor Shower]]> Sat, 21 Apr 2018 17:48:44 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-588663534.jpg
If you like shooting stars, you're in luck. The annual Lyrid meteor shower, which got going this year on April 16, is expected to peak in the early morning on Sunday, April 22, NBC News MACH reported.Your best...

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<![CDATA[Twitch: Explained]]> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 07:57:59 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+TWITCH+EXPLAINER+THUMB.jpg
Twitch.tv is the largest, most popular place to watch people play and livestream video games. It’s become so popular that musicians like Drake are getting in on the act.]]>
<![CDATA[Russian Propaganda Evading YouTube's Flagging System]]> Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:29:15 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/youtubegenericlogo_1200x675.jpg
As YouTube has ramped up its efforts to identify Russian propaganda, one channel has managed to evade the company's flagging system: ICYMI, a millennial-focused channel that's part of the same entity as Russian...

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<![CDATA[Crowdfund Raises Over $3,000 to Buy Tesla CEO a New Couch]]> Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:23:08 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/buyelonacouch.JPG
Tesla CEO Elon Musk's net worth is over $19 billion, according to Forbes, but people saw how hard he has been working to deliver the Tesla Model 3 cars, and they want to buy him a couch.An online crowdfunding...

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<![CDATA[Why Data Privacy Could Unite Red and Blue America]]> Sun, 15 Apr 2018 17:57:22 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-736491019.jpg
In a country divided on policy, politics and culture, concerns about privacy emerge as something of a great uniter, Simmons data suggest. Americans of all stripes share a feeling of helplessness when they...

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<![CDATA[The Best Tax Prep Software for Your Financial Situation]]> Fri, 13 Apr 2018 08:42:32 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-736491019.jpg
Whether it’s to save money or for the challenge, millions of Americans prefer to prepare their tax returns themselves — with help from some do-it-yourself computer software. Consumer Reports released its annual...

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<![CDATA[Bitcoin Surges Above $8,000, Then Loses Some Ground]]> Thu, 12 Apr 2018 16:16:44 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-887657608+edited.jpg
Bitcoin surged Thursday more than 17 percent in a sudden move to above $8,000 at one point, according to trading on Coinbase.The cryptocurrency hit a high of $8,011 on Coinbase.

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<![CDATA[Musk Says He's Sleeping at Tesla, Has No Time to Shower]]> Wed, 11 Apr 2018 15:24:45 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/elonmuskteslawala_1200x675.jpg
Feeling the stress of Tesla's Model 3 production, CEO Elon Musk said he's so busy that he can't even go home to shower and he's sleeping on the floor of the factory, CNBC reported.Musk, in an interview...

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<![CDATA[Key Moments of Zuckerberg's 2nd Day of Testimony]]> Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:14:14 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+ZUCKERBERG+041118.00+THUMB.jpg
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent a second day answering questions from members of Congress on issues regarding user data collection and faced some harsh criticisms over his previous apologies and lack...]]>
<![CDATA[Theranos Lays Off Most of Its Remaining Workforce]]> Tue, 10 Apr 2018 21:41:03 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/theranos-ceo.jpg
Blood testing startup Theranos has laid off most of its remaining workforce, leaving only two dozen or fewer employees, The Wall Street Journal reported.Company founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes announced...

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<![CDATA[Top Moments From Mark Zuckerberg's Senate Testimony]]> Wed, 11 Apr 2018 11:42:51 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_18100703036586.jpg
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company was working with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference during his testimony before the U.S. Senate on Tuesday.At first...

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<![CDATA[Facebook to Act Faster on 2018 Election Attacks]]> Tue, 10 Apr 2018 17:14:01 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/SAMPLE+TIMELINE.00_00_08_06.Still003.jpg
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told Congress one of his “top priorities” is being prepared for cyber attacks for the 2018 elections.]]>
<![CDATA[Congress Eyes Facebook's Promised Fixes]]> Tue, 10 Apr 2018 12:47:30 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_facebook120410_1920x1080.jpg
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is set to face a barrage of questions on Capitol Hill Tuesday as lawmakers investigate a breach of user trust. Zuckerberg admits that pro-Trump data mining firm Cambridge Analytica...]]>
<![CDATA[A Space Start-Up Wants to Open a Floating Luxury Hotel]]> Fri, 06 Apr 2018 17:22:53 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/2-Aurora-Station-Plus-2-Visiting-Spacecraft.jpg
Have you ever wanted to take a trip to space on spring break or go see the stars in the fall?Soon you might have the opportunity. Orion Span, a space technology start-up based in Houston and Silicon Valley...

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<![CDATA[Virgin Galactic Spaceship Takes First Powered Flight]]> Fri, 06 Apr 2018 10:05:35 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Virgin_galactic_VSS_unity_thumb.jpg
The successful test flight from Virgin Galactic’s spaceship, the VSS Unity, could be the first step for tourists wanting to take a quick trip to space.]]>
<![CDATA[Facebook Asked Several Hospitals to Share Patient Data]]> Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:45:16 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_18088666533179-Facebook-in-the-Spotlight.jpg
Facebook has asked several major U.S. hospitals to share anonymized data about their patients, such as illnesses and prescription info, for a proposed research project. Facebook was intending to match it up with...

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