<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Tech News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/tech http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usThu, 25 Aug 2016 02:19:54 -0400Thu, 25 Aug 2016 02:19:54 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA['Flying Bum': World's Largest AirshipTakes Maiden Voyage]]> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 09:45:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AIRLANDER_GettyImages-591547252.jpg
The world's largest aircraft has taken off on its maiden flight, NBC News reported.The 302-foot-long "Airlander 10" is filled with 1.3 million cubic feet of helium, can reach an altitude of up to 16,000 feet...

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<![CDATA[US Judge Dismisses Suit Against Twitter Over ISIS Rhetoric]]> Thu, 11 Aug 2016 14:28:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/twitter-532623572.jpg
A federal judge ruled Wednesday to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the widow of an American killed in Jordan, which accused Twitter Inc. of giving voice to ISIS, NBC News reported.Tamara Fields, a Florida...

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<![CDATA[Back-to-School Safety Tech That Helps Keep Kids Safe]]> Tue, 09 Aug 2016 16:18:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/walking-519519169.jpg
Millions of parents in the U.S. will allow their children to walk to and from school this fall.No matter how mature and responsible a child is, those few blocks without adult supervision are enough to...

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<![CDATA[Execs Say 'Pokemon Go' Clone Unlikely in Near Future ]]> Tue, 09 Aug 2016 08:36:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-547175550.jpg
Gamers shouldn’t expect another “Pokemon Go" style game out anytime soon. Nearly a dozen executives at companies from Sony to Angry Birds-creator Rovio said "Pokemon Go" would be a tough act to follow, and some...

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<![CDATA[The Olympics Meet Virtual Reality]]> Fri, 05 Aug 2016 11:07:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2016-08-05-at-10.43.16-AM.jpg
For the first time, the world's biggest sporting event can be experienced through virtual reality, allowing sports fans to get a front-row seat to the Rio Olympics without having to leave the country.

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<![CDATA[Hoverboard Store in New Jersey Catches Fire]]> Thu, 04 Aug 2016 15:24:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hoverboard-file.jpg
Fire broke out Wednesday afternoon at a store selling hoverboards in Garfield, New Jersey. It was not immediately clear how severe the blaze was, though images from Chopper 4 showed multiple fire personnel...

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<![CDATA[University of Idaho to Offer Pokemon Go Class]]> Wed, 03 Aug 2016 14:59:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/575424400-pokemon-go-generic.jpg
Pokemania has all but taken over the global landscape as players of the popular app take their Pokeball quest through parks, stadiums, museums, and now into the realm of academia.This fall, the University...

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<![CDATA[Apple Gives Glimpse of New, Redesigned Emojis]]> Mon, 01 Aug 2016 17:55:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/New-Emojis.jpg
Apple's newest software update for iPhone and iPad will feature more than 100 new and redesigned emojis, including more gender options and nontraditional families, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Instagram Testing Comment Moderation Feature]]> Mon, 01 Aug 2016 17:27:38 -0400
Instagram is testing a feature that allows users of the photo-sharing app to disable or filter comments, NBC News reported. The tool, now available to select high-volume accounts, could soon be made available...]]>
<![CDATA[Russia's Bid to Win New Space Race Isn't Going to Plan]]> Sun, 31 Jul 2016 09:55:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/525252272-Vostochny-Cosmodrome--Russian-Space-Project.jpg
Russia is building a spaceport designed to reinstate it at the forefront of cosmic travel and evoke its 1950s Soviet heyday when Moscow put the first human in orbit. But five years after construction...

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<![CDATA[Lawmaker Warns of Pokemon Risks ]]> Sat, 30 Jul 2016 13:38:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/190*120/72916go.jpg
A state lawmaker in New York says the wildly popular smartphone game "Pokemon Go" could inadvertently give sexual predators easy access to new prey.To ensure that doesn't happen, the state should prohibit...

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<![CDATA[Web's Beloved Dogs Meet at Facebook]]> Sat, 30 Jul 2016 08:11:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/facebookdogs_n.jpg
Two social media powerhouses joined together for a business lunch at Facebook's Menlo Park headquarters on Thursday, no doubt striking a few business deals, comparing notes on the best brands of dog food,...

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<![CDATA[New Mobile Unit Saves Lives of Stroke Patients ]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:49:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/MobileStroke0727_MP4-146971814986100001.jpg
A new mobile stroke unit in ambulances in Colorado is saving stroke patients' lives, allowing them to get treatment before arriving at the hospital.]]>
<![CDATA['Parkémon' Initiative in Texas Piggybacks on 'Pokémon Go']]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:44:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/arlington-parkemon.jpg
The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department is taking advantage the hype around "Pokémon Go" in a unique way.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Beats Analyst Expectations in Second Quarter]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 22:32:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/FacebookLogo3.jpg
Facebook beat Wall Street expectations, posting stronger earnings for the second-quarter, NBC News reported. The company reported $6.44 billion in revenue, according to a release posted after the end of...

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<![CDATA[Apple Has Sold Over 1B iPhones]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 20:21:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-462369662.jpg
Apple recently sold its billionth iPhone, the Cupertino, California--based company announced in a blog post Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Back To School Laptops: Top Picks]]> Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:34:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/TechTalker0722_MP4-146944855631300001.jpg
Shopping for a new computer before school resumes? NBC's Mark Barger has some of your best options.]]>
<![CDATA[Last VCR Manufacturer to Stop Production]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:25:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/182*120/Electronics+Recycled1.jpg
The once-revolutionary videocassette recorder is headed for the technological cemetery, 40 years after it first hit markets.Funai Electric, a Japanese consumer electronics company, released a statement...

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<![CDATA['Pokemon Go' Could Generate Billions For Apple: Analyst]]> Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:50:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-546258766.jpg
Apple can thank the "Pokemon Go" phenomenon for the billions of sales expected to come into the company, CNBC reports. Laura Martin, managing director of investment firm Needham & Co., estimates that...

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<![CDATA[Twitter Suspends Breitbart Editor Over Leslie Jones Abuse]]> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 06:46:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/GettyImages-543705532.jpg
Twitter said Tuesday it had permanently suspended the account of conservative provocateur and Breitbart.com tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos, after reports he led the harassment campaign against "Ghostbusters"...

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<![CDATA[Homeowner Opens Fire On 'Pokemon Go' Players]]> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:29:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NC_pokemonshooting0719_1920x1080.jpg
A Florida man mistook teens playing "Pokemon Go" for burglars and opened fire on them outside his home. WESH's Gail Paschall-Brown reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Uber Hits 2 Billion Rides ]]> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 07:27:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/uber-generic1.jpg
After taking nearly six years to accomplish 1 billion rides, the ride-hailing mogul, Uber, based in San Francisco reached the 2 billion number just six months later, as reported by The Verge.The milestone...

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<![CDATA[Cemetery Welcomes 'Pokemon Go' Players]]> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 03:23:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/pokemon+go+cemetery.jpg
A Michigan cemetery is welcoming "Pokemon Go" players with open arms, but that isn't sitting well with some families who have loved ones buried there. WDIV's Nick Monacelli reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Pokemon Invade the Alamo]]> Mon, 18 Jul 2016 12:25:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NC_alamopokemon0715_1920x1080.jpg
With Pokemon Go preoccupying people all over the country, the directors of the Alamo in San Antonio have noticed visitors paying more attention to their phones than to the history of the landmark.

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<![CDATA[Pokemon Go Ride Services Combat Distracted Driving]]> Mon, 18 Jul 2016 09:28:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NC_pokemondriving0715_1920x1080.jpg
Law enforcement agencies throughout the country are warning drivers not to use Pokemon Go while driving prompting "Pokemon Go Drivers" to offer their services to gaming customers.]]>
<![CDATA[FCC Paves Way for Speedy Next-Generation 5G Networks]]> Fri, 15 Jul 2016 09:34:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Mobile-World-Conference-GettyImages-511717806.jpg
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously on Thursday to open nearly 11 gigahertz of high-frequency spectrum for the roll out of “5G” mobile, flexible and fixed-use broadband wireless...

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<![CDATA[Nintendo Plans Retro 'Mario,' 'Zelda' Console]]> Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:04:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NES_Classic_2.jpg
Nintendo said Thursday it will release the "NES Classic Edition" on Nov. 11, a $59.99 system that comes loaded with 30 classic Nintendo games.

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<![CDATA[Mall Security Robot Injures Boy]]> Wed, 13 Jul 2016 16:01:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/0712-2016-SecurityRobot.jpg
A 16-month-old boy is recovering after a security robot apparently ran over his foot at the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, California. The boy's mother, Tiffany Teng, said her son, Harwin Cheng,...

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<![CDATA[What You Need to Know About Pokemon Go]]> Fri, 15 Jul 2016 13:05:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-546258766.jpg
Pokémon have invaded once again, and they're everywhere. Since the Pokémon Go app launched on iOS and Android six days ago people have been catching the creatures anywhere from the Empire State Building to...

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<![CDATA['Pokemon Go' Leads to Injuries]]> Mon, 11 Jul 2016 17:10:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/209*120/Pokemon+Go.jpg
Beware: "Pokemon Go," a new smartphone game based on cute Nintendo characters like Squirtle and Pikachu, can be harmful to your health.

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<![CDATA[NASA to Deploy Flying Laboratory]]> Fri, 08 Jul 2016 08:19:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/205*120/07-07-2016-dc-8-nasa-1.jpg
When it comes to research, NASA's DC-8 jetliner is the only way to fly. The plane resembles a typical commercial airliner from the outside, except for the giant NASA logo on its tail.

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