<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Tech News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/tech http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:48:25 -0400 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:48:25 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[NYPD Twitter Campaign Backfires]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:57:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/mynypdtwitter.jpg
The NYPD asked followers on its official Twitter account, NYPDNews, to post photos of themselves with officers along with the hashtag #myNYPD. However, people began tweeting unflattering photos of the New...

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<![CDATA[9 Facts About YouTube on Its 9th Anniversary]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:57:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/screenshotofyoutubecofounder.png
YouTube and its bottomless supply of videos are turning nine. The first video ever uploaded to YouTube went up on April 23, 2005, nine years ago Tuesday. To commemorate YouTube's ninth anniversary, we've...]]>
<![CDATA[Journalist Says Google Glass Led to SF Assault]]> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:00:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/04-14-2014-Kyle-Russell.jpg
Google Glass appears to have inspired an attack in San Francisco. Kyle Russell, a Berkeley-based tech reporter for Business Insider, had his Google Glass ripped from his face and "smashed on the ground"...

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<![CDATA[Google Is Letting Anyone in the U.S. Buy Glass – Only for One Day]]> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:07:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fb-04-14-2014-google-glass.jpg
Any adult in this country can become an Explorer by visiting the Google Glass site and buying Glass for $1,500 plus tax.

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<![CDATA[NASA Tests "Saucers" for Mars]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:48:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/rocket-sled-test-nasa-saucer.gif
The flying saucers of science fiction movies might be the shape of things to come for future Mars missions that are expected to involve larger payloads that today's landing vehicles are not equipped to

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<![CDATA[Must See: Giant Tetris Game Draws Crowd]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 07:28:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/pa-tetris_1200x675_219161155683.jpg
Hundreds of Tetris fans got to play a super-sized version of the popular interlocking shapes game in Philadelphia on Saturday.]]>
<![CDATA[Mozilla CEO Quits After Backlash]]> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:54:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/04-03-2014-Brendan-Eich.jpg
Mozilla's newly-appointed CEO Brendan Eich has stepped down following calls for him to resign over his support for California's anti-gay marriage bill Prop. 8. Eich's $1,000 donation to support Prop.]]>
<![CDATA[The Best April Fools' Jokes From Across the Web]]> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:55:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/chicken-april-fools86159934.jpg
Won't get fooled again? The Internet is full of so many April Fools' jokes today that it's hard to believe anyone with a smartphone will fall victim to a friend or family member's

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<![CDATA[Twitter Celebrates 8th Birthday With #FirstTweet]]> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:53:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/162211003.jpg
San Francisco-based Twitter is celebrating its 8th birthday with a #flashbackfriday trick that lets tweeps see their first post on the microblogging site. Twitter set up a website, First-Tweets.com, to...

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<![CDATA["Big Bang" Professor Speaks Out]]> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:56:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/03-20-2014-big-bang-prof.jpg
It’s been two weeks since Stanford physics professor Andrei Linde found out that his Big Bang theory was actually true, but he’s still reeling from the repercussions. Since the announcement was made...

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<![CDATA[Stevie Wonder Touts Technology for Impaired]]> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 07:05:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Stevie-Wonder-SD-0320.jpg
Music legend Stevie Wonder was in San Diego Thursday, not for a performance, but checking out new gadgets showcased at the International Technology and Persons with Disabilities

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<![CDATA[Mystery Tech Tenant]]> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:13:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/03-19-2014-sj-tech-office.jpg
Who’s the mystery tenant moving into San Jose's biggest-ever office park? That’s the million-dollar question everyone in Silicon Valley is scrambling to answer. Speculation started flying as soon as San...

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<![CDATA[Google Hangouts, Chats Restored For Some Users]]> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:44:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/466915567.jpg
Google restored service for some users after its chat services, which include Google Talk and Hangouts on Google+, went down on Monday. The spreadsheet program Google Sheets was fully restored after it...

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<![CDATA[Apps, Gadgets Aim for Spring Break Safety]]> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:34:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/169937693.jpg
It might be easy to forget about staying safe between all the drugs and the drinks this spring break, but your health and safety should always be a top priority. Here's a list of awesome, easy-to-use gadgets and...

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<![CDATA[Bad News for Amazon Prime Members]]> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:52:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/amazon-453056767.jpg
If you've ever wanted to sign up for Amazon Prime, you have a week to do so before a big price hike takes effect. The cost of a standard "Prime" membership is set to set you back $99, up from $79.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Feelings Are Contagious?]]> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:41:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/social_media_debate_president.jpg
New research from the University of California, San Diego, has found that feelings shared on Facebook – via negative or positive posts or status updates – are contagious among online friends.]]>
<![CDATA[Why the LIVR App Is Too Good To Be True ]]> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:09:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/gizmodolivr.jpg
LIVR, the hottest app set to launch at SXSW turned out to be a hoax intended to fool the media, Gizmodo reported. The parody app, named after the organ it will destroy while you use it, was meant to be a social...]]>
<![CDATA[Google Barge Sets Sail in Calif.]]> Sun, 09 Mar 2014 20:36:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/216*120/googlebarge.jpg
The mysterious Google barge seen floating in the San Francisco Bay has docked in a city sometimes hailed as the "asparagus capital of the world," making its new home in Stockton,

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<![CDATA[5 Ways RadioShack Could Reinvent Itself]]> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 17:12:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/radioshack2.jpg
RadioShack reminded us all why we love it last month with its '80s-themed Super Bowl commercial — but it wasn't enough to reverse the tide of poor sales. The retro retailer plans to close 1,100 of its

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<![CDATA["Minecraft" Film in Development]]> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 13:06:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NC_minecraft0725_test_mezzn.jpg
After the uber success of "The Lego Movie," another popular video game that allows you to utilize your imagination, "Minecraft," is also headed to a theater near you.]]>
<![CDATA[Woman: I Was Attacked For Wearing Google Glass]]> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 18:30:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Google-Glasses.jpg
A woman says she was taunted and robbed in San Francisco for wearing Google Glass. The woman, Sarah Slocum, mentioned on Facebook that she was in a bar in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood Friday night showing off...

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<![CDATA[Top Google Doodles]]> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 18:21:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ribbons-love-google-doodle1.png
Since 1998, Google has created over 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[Google Valentine's Doodle Celebrates Real Love Stories]]> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 18:07:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Google+Doodle1.jpg
Google is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a “doodle” featuring true love stories that will make your heart melt. The doodle, visible on Google.com in the U.S., contains six candy hearts in place of the

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<![CDATA[READ: Mark Zuckerberg Reflects on Facebook's 10th Anniversary ]]> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 09:51:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/170936020.jpg
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg turned to his profile page to reflect on the site's 10th birthday today, thanking the social network's billion-plus users and vowing to use his resources to "help people...

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<![CDATA[10 Years of Facebook]]> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 12:18:36 -0400 Feb. 4, 2004: Facebook, known as "thefacebook.com," goes live. Mark Zuckerberg — along with Harvard University roommates Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes and Eduardo Saverin — launches the social networking site exclusively for elite U.S. colleges. Facebook hits 1 million users just 10 months later.]]> Feb. 4, 2004: Facebook, known as "thefacebook.com," goes live. Mark Zuckerberg — along with Harvard University roommates Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes and Eduardo Saverin — launches the social networking site exclusively for elite U.S. colleges. Facebook hits 1 million users just 10 months later.]]> http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/109897444.jpg
Facebook will officially have been around for a decade on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Take a look back at some of the social network's biggest highlights from the last 10 years.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Turns 10]]> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 13:00:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/zuckrberg.JPG
Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg appeared on the "Today" show Tuesday to talk about the social media site's long journey from a dorm room at Harvard University to a publicly traded company on the NASDAQ. "It's...

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<![CDATA[How to Beef Up Your Password Security]]> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:42:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/keyboardgeneric.jpg
Yahoo's announcement that usernames and passwords of some of its email customers have been stolen has left Yahoo's 273 million mail users wondering how safe their passwords are.]]>
<![CDATA[Google Autocomplete Map May Reveal State Stereotypes]]> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 15:57:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Amazing+maps.jpg
Netizens now know what Google thinks of their home state, thanks to the search engine's autocomplete feature. Twitter account @Amazing_Maps filled in a United States map with the first word that pops up...]]>