<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Tech News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/tech http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Fri, 06 Mar 2015 06:10:22 -0500 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 06:10:22 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Top Google Doodles]]> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 11:58:58 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AndoMomofuku.png
Since 1998, Google has created more than 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[Watch this "Machine Gun" Laser Mosquitos in Slow-Mo]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:30:44 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NC_mosquitozapper0304001_1500x845.jpg
New high-tech bug zapper identifies certain types of mosquitoes, then shoots them out of the air with low-power lasers.]]>
<![CDATA[Tinder Charging Age-Based Fee for New Update]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:58:23 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/140411-tinder-dating-app-mn-1310_6f284758e68894d5f153e1d324a00965.nbcnews-fp-1360-600.jpg
If you are over 30, finding love on Tinder is going to be more expensive. The dating app has released a new premium version that includes two new features to help people connect, but the cost of the update...]]>
<![CDATA[Yahoo! Turns 20 With a Yodel]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:29:52 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/163*120/AP97030303425_YahooFilo.jpg
Sunnyvale-based Yahoo is celebrating its 20th anniversary on Monday, and the employees — and the Nasdaq bell in New York — are yodeling for joy. "We're thrilled," CFO Ken Goldman said before the Nasdaq yodeled...

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<![CDATA[Google Expansion Worries Hometown]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 22:58:37 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/google22.jpg
New expansion plans for Google headquarters, known as the Googleplex, has the city of Mountain View in a tough position as city leaders try to accommodate their biggest corporate taxpayer as well as non-Google...
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<![CDATA["Spring Forward": Apple Watch Expected at March Event]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:52:31 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/APPLE10.jpg
Could it be time for the Apple Watch's big debut? In its typical mysterious style, Apple announced on Thursday it will hold a “special event” on March 9, in San Francisco. While the Cupertino company didn't...

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<![CDATA[Uber and Starwood Hotels Partner]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:54:09 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/uber-safety.jpg
San Francisco-based ridesharing company Uber is partnering with Starwoods Hotels and Resorts rewards program. Now people in Starwood Hotel’s Preferred Guest program can earn hotel “points” at the chain...]]>
<![CDATA[Google Teams Up with Wireless Carriers]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 23:09:54 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/186*120/google12.jpg
Aiming to undercut Apple's latest hit service, Google is teaming up with three major U.S. wireless carriers to prod more people into using its mobile wallet.

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<![CDATA[Dating App for Pot Smokers]]> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 08:49:48 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/High+There+App.jpg
Stoners looking for that special someone, rejoice: There is a new way to light up connections with others who share a love of weed. The app which is available for download from the Google Play Store is...

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<![CDATA[Google Now Calculates Your Mortgage]]> Thu, 05 Feb 2015 16:22:56 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*121/GoogleMortgageCalculator.JPG
Google now adds a mortgage calculator to its box of online tools.

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<![CDATA[Google Takes on Uber]]> Tue, 03 Feb 2015 12:29:36 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/uber-illustration-451549230.jpg
Self-driving cars, and now Uber? Google is reportedly working on an Uber competitor.

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<![CDATA[Super Bowl 2015: Top Moments on Twitter, Facebook]]> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 14:00:11 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/brady-belichick-sb49-win-462644256.jpg
Sunday’s Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks was the most-talked about NFL championship ever on Twitter and Facebook, the social media giants said Monday.

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<![CDATA[Cutting Class? New App Could Blow Your Cover]]> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 11:49:22 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/smart+phone+generic+.jpg
Want to see if your college student is skipping class? There’s an app for that! The start-up company Core Principle debuted its app, Class120 this month. The app costs $200 a year, and allows parents...]]>
<![CDATA[College Students Will Have a Harder Time Cutting Class ]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:04:25 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NC_attendanceapp0129001_1500x845__677564.jpg
College students will have a much harder time trying to skip class now that parents and professors can track if they're in class or not.]]>
<![CDATA[Newsweek Criticized for Silicon Valley Cover]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:19:30 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Newsweek+sexism+in+tech+cover.jpg
Newsweek's latest cover story has social media in a frenzy over a provocative cover illustration. Billed by Newsweek as a report of the "sordid, shocking and systemic" sexism in the Northern California...

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<![CDATA[Instagram Down for a 2nd Time This Week]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:15:21 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/158539421.jpg
The photo-centric social media site Instagram was down Wednesday night, just two days after it suffered a similar outage.

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<![CDATA[Apple Promotes MLK Day Volunteerism]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 10:06:15 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/8-22-2013-MLK-on-MEET-THE-PRESS.jpg
Apple is defending its policy on Martin Luther King Day, which will be observed nationally on Monday Jan. 19, after a Silicon Valley media blog called out the company for not making it a paid holiday.

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<![CDATA[Sony Set to Release New High Quality Sound Walkman]]> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 13:10:43 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ZX2_close_up.jpg
Is the Walkman back? Sony has unveiled a new Walkman that it says will deliver a "pure sound quality for a more authentic, emotionally involving musical experience." But that experience will cost you.

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<![CDATA[All About That Bass: Music at CES]]> Tue, 06 Jan 2015 02:43:09 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/IMG_2038_speaker.JPG
Amazing sound, and the price is dropping.

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<![CDATA[Experts: WWIII Looks Like Sony Hack]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:03:12 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/N6P-SONY-KOREA-HACK-PKG---03282609.jpg
The term “cyber warfare” has been thrown around for years, with security experts wondering what the effects of a damaging cyber attack might look like. Now we know: a Hollywood studio left paralyzed, and...

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<![CDATA[Odd Google Searches That Trended in 2014]]> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 11:21:17 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/453920462.jpg
Google has released its 2014 list of its most common search requests. Many popular searches weren't surprising, like The World Cup international football competition, comedian Robin Williams, and the Disney...

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<![CDATA["Doorman" Keeps Online Orders Safe]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:42:56 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1125-2014-Doorman.jpg
A San Francisco start-up wants to make sure you never miss a package again, or have one stolen off your doorstep. Doorman delivers boxes and envelopes to your door, when you are home.

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<![CDATA[3-D Printing Gives Chance to Little Girl Born With Heart Defect ]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:31:49 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/195*120/11-24-14_Heart-Defect-Surgery-Hensel.JPG
Esther Perez was born with heart defects that could have taken her young life, but thanks to a series of breakthrough procedures at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, the now-14-month-old little girl is...]]>
<![CDATA[7 Tech Trends for 2015]]> Sat, 03 Jan 2015 00:53:59 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP836878317132.jpg
Will 2015 be the year of wearable tech? The long-awaited Apple Watch will be making its debut in early 2015 and consumers will be able to get their hands on newly available 3D printers to make food and...

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