<![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, 31 Jul 2015 07:26:19 -0400 Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:26:19 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[See the New Features in Windows 10]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:37:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NC_louisianatheatershootingjonathanarnold_1500x845.jpg
Windows 10 is a free upgrade that Microsoft hopes will fix some of the most glaring issues of Windows 8.]]>
<![CDATA[Google Admits That Google+ is 'Confusing']]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:22:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Google-Privacy-Update-3-June-2015.jpg
Google has halted its pursuit of making Google+ a rival to Facebook with the search giant even admitting that the social service was a little "confusing" for users, NBC News reported. The service's intention of...

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<![CDATA[Simple Hack Could 'Critically Expose' Most Android Phones]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:13:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/AP100520138908.jpg
A flaw called "Stagefright" in Google's Android operating system could let hackers take over a phone with a message -- even if the user doesn't open it, NBC News reported. The flaw could "critically expose" 95...

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<![CDATA[High-Tech Car Seat Aims to Prevent Hot Car Deaths]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:24:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/evenflo.jpg
As summer temperatures continue to rise, so does the risk of hot car deaths among children. Now, one company is using new technology to help parents avoid tragedy by remembering their little one in the...
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<![CDATA[NASA Releases First Photo of Sunlit Earth in 40 Years]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 18:14:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/earth+new+photo.png
While images of Pluto are still coming in from NASA, the organization has released another first-of-its-kind photo: one of a sunlit Earth. The Earth image, taken on July 6, 2015, was created by combining...

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<![CDATA[Apple Resolves Problem With Services]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:33:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/apple+services.jpg
Apple services were back up and running on Tuesday after it reported a problem with all store services, including the App Store and Apple Music.

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<![CDATA[This Command Can Cause Siri to Call 911]]> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 08:08:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_111010073653_Siri.jpg
If you need to charge your iPhone, it's probably best not to ask Siri. Some users have discovered that asking Siri to "charge my phone 100 percent" will result in a five second delay before automatically...

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<![CDATA[Facebook Changes News Feed Settings]]> Thu, 09 Jul 2015 12:15:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/facebooknewsfeed.jpg
Facebook is giving users more control over what they see in their news feed by letting users pick which friends' and brands' updates they want to see first, and even the order in which they'd like to view them.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: U.S. Robot Company to Japan Company: Let's Duel]]> Thu, 09 Jul 2015 10:34:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2015-07-08-at-9.46.41-PM.jpg
A U.S.-based robotics company has thrown down the metallic gauntlet and goaded a Japanese competitor into a heavy metal battle mechanical proportions. "Suidobashi, we have a giant robot, you have a giant robot.
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<![CDATA[Spot the Difference: Facebook Changes Its Friends Icon]]> Wed, 08 Jul 2015 11:59:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Facebook_Imagen_Vegas.jpg
The latest change to Facebook's look may have gone unnoticed to many, but it's meant to make a major statement. A change to the small "friends" icon on the upper right hand corner of the page is about more than...
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<![CDATA[WATCH: Dramatic New Trailer for "Steve Jobs" Biopic]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:36:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/jobs-fassbinder.jpg
A new trailer for the forthcoming Steve Jobs biopic reveals dramatic family and business conflicts.

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<![CDATA[Stephen Hawking Pops In For Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook Q&A, Asks About 'Gravity and Other Forces' ]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 09:31:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/210*120/zuck-hawking.jpg
When Mark Zuckerberg does his Townhall Q&As on Facebook, thousands of people ask him questions.Sometimes famous people ask questions. On Tuesday, Stephen Hawking asked him a question.

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<![CDATA[Attack of the Leap Second: Sites Impacted]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:43:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/amazon-453056767.jpg
Amazon Web Services (AWS), which provides the Internet infrastructure for major sites like Instagram and Pinterest — and the main Amazon page — suffered a connectivity issue for nearly an hour Tuesday...

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<![CDATA[Apple Releases New Music Streaming Service]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 09:38:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-476371856.jpg
Apple's new music streaming service is finally here: Apple Music. n an attempt to compete with Spotify, Tidal, Rhapsody, Rdio and other streaming-music services, Apple Music combines downloaded music, streaming...]]>
<![CDATA[Facebook Lets Users Show Their Pride with Rainbow Filter]]> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 17:56:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-4786255681.jpg
Facebook is now offering a rainbow filter that anyone can overlay on his or her profile picture in the wake of Friday's landmark same-sex marriage ruling.
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<![CDATA[The Future Has Arrived: Hoverbike in the Works]]> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 14:15:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hoverbike1.jpg
A UK aeronautics company that once used Kickstarter to raise funds has a real hoverbike in the works. A prototype for the vehicle is moving forward with the help of the U.S. Department of Defense.

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<![CDATA[Apple Responds to Taylor Swift's Open Letter]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 09:59:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-476492963.jpg
Apple says it now plans to pay royalties to artists and record labels during a free, three-month trial of its new streaming music service after pop superstar Taylor Swift criticized the company in an open letter...
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<![CDATA[Newt Gingrich Takes on New Job: Tech Reviewer]]> Fri, 19 Jun 2015 11:38:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/gingrich14.jpg
After jokes about reviewing technology for Mashable arose on Twitter, it soon became a reality for Newt Gingrich who just wrote his first review on the Apple Watch.

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<![CDATA[Zuckerberg Gives $5M to Scholarship]]> Wed, 17 Jun 2015 19:59:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/mark-zuckerberg.jpg
Mark Zuckerberg and his wife are giving $5 million to a scholarship fund for undocumented immigrant students. The Facebook CEO and his wife Priscilla Chan announced their donation to TheDream.Us in a Facebook...

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<![CDATA[TIPS: Take Better Vacation Pix on your Smartphone]]> Mon, 15 Jun 2015 12:44:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/smartphone-better-pxi.jpg
More than 10 billion photos are taken each month. 6 billion of those are with smartphones. Accessories and apps can make the photo taking experience that much greater.]]>
<![CDATA[Can A Company Own the Word “Book?”]]> Wed, 03 Jun 2015 19:36:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Facebook-Logo1.jpg
Designbook’s pursuit of a trademark was met with objections from Facebook

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<![CDATA[Sandberg Pens Tribute to Husband]]> Wed, 03 Jun 2015 14:42:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/sandberg-GettyImages-173218730.jpg
Facebook COO and "Lean In" author Sheryl Sandberg penned a loving Facebook tribute Wednesday to her late husband, Silicon Valley entrepreneur David Goldberg, 30 days after he died after collapsing on a treadmill...

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<![CDATA[Levi's, Google to Make Smart Jeans]]> Tue, 02 Jun 2015 10:32:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Levi-Strauss-Real-Label.jpg
Your Levi's may one day control your smartphone, thanks to a new partnership with Google.

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<![CDATA[#MyNameIs: Rally Against FB Policy]]> Mon, 01 Jun 2015 16:38:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/sisterroma2.jpg
A protest is planned on Monday by people who claim that thousands of Facebook users are being “maliciously targeted” and reported and having their accounts suspended for having a "fake" name.

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