<![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-usSat, 22 Oct 2016 07:57:52 -0400Sat, 22 Oct 2016 07:57:52 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[NBA to Offer Virtual Reality Broadcast]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:50:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/nextvr.jpg
The NBA wants to bring fans closer to the action. The league announced Thursday that one game each week would broadcasted in virtual reality.This makes the NBA the first professional sports league to...

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<![CDATA[Pediatrics Group Lifts 'No Screens Under 2' Rule]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:32:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-135280995.jpg
The American Academy of Pediatrics issued new guidelines for parents with infants and young children in regard to screen usage.Children under 18 months should avoid screens, with the exception of...

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<![CDATA[After Major Outages, 3rd Cyberattack 'Has Been Resolved']]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:53:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/map-outage.jpg
A third wave of denial-of-service attacks on a key piece of Internet plumbing was underway Friday afternoon, CNBC reported. Internet infrastructure company Dyn Inc. told CNBC reporter Eamon Javers that the third...

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<![CDATA[New Tech Makes Driving Safer, More Convenient]]> Fri, 14 Oct 2016 08:44:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/TechTalker1013_MP4-147644722202600001.jpg
Some of this season's new models boast cameras and sensors for blind spot warnings, forward collision alerts and even automatic brakes. From in-car vacuums to smart phone parking, car owners are in for a...]]>
<![CDATA[Brain Chips Help Paralyzed Man Fist-Bump President Obama]]> Thu, 13 Oct 2016 18:58:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_16287736330662-obama-robotic-hand-fist-bump.jpg
A man who's been paralyzed for more than a decade got to show off how much progress he's made by fist-bumping President Barack Obama Thursday with a robotic hand, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Companies Providing Space Funeral Services]]> Fri, 07 Oct 2016 10:50:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/SPACE_AP_16225354180398.jpg
Space funerals are no longer a thing of science fiction. Companies such as Celestis and Elysium Space offer space funerals, NBC News reported.Celestis, a subsidiary of Houston-based aerospace company...

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<![CDATA[Flying Frozen Yogurt Delivered by Drone]]> Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:41:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2016-10-05-19h27m57s228.jpg
A drone delivered frozen yogurt to college students in Holland, Michigan, Tuesday. Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt did a test run delivering the froyo to students at Hope College. The service, which is a part of...

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<![CDATA[Bezos' Rocket Is 1 Step Closer to Safe Space Travel]]> Wed, 05 Oct 2016 17:26:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/blue-origin-moment-of-separation.jpg
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is inching closer to sending humans into space, after a rocket booster and emergency escape capsule made by one of his companies safely landed during a test on Wednesday, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Yahoo Doesn't Deny Email Scanning, Calls Story 'Misleading']]> Wed, 05 Oct 2016 14:13:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/yahoo5.jpg
Yahoo responded again Wednesday to a report that it scanned incoming email to hundreds of millions of accounts for the U.S. government.In a carefully worded statement that stops short of a denial, the company...

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<![CDATA[Baby Monitor? There's an App for That]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:36:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/BabyMonitor0930_MP4-147523889415700001.jpg
Tech companies are trying to help parents breathe easier knowing that their newborns are doing just fine. Devices like the "Owlet Bootie" can track your child's breathing, making sure you know if anything...]]>
<![CDATA[3D-Printed Artificial Bones Could Help Heal Injuries]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:49:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/3d-skull-H.jpg
A new type of artificial bone shaped with a 3-D printer can repair deformed bones and help heal some spine, skull and jaw injuries, researchers say in a new report printed in the journal Science Translational...

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<![CDATA[Aetna to Make Apple Watch Available to Customers]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:46:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_16229419820877.jpg
Hartford-based Aetna announced that it will be making Apple Watches available for large employers and individual customers during open enrollment season.

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<![CDATA[Elon Musk's Plans for Mars]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:44:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_16271781854596-elon-musk-mars-spacex.jpg
It was a press conference with a little bit of everything – space travel, science, technology and the offer of a kiss. Welcome to the world of Elon Musk. Musk spoke at the International Astronautical Congress...

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<![CDATA[Labor Dept. Sues Tech Firm ]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:23:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/karp.jpg
The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit accusing a high-flying Silicon Valley software company of systematically discriminating against Asian job applicants over the last five years.Palantir...

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<![CDATA[Snapchat Introduces Camera-Equipped Spectacles]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:45:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Snap+Inc+Spectacles.jpg
Snap, Inc.'s $130 glasses will able to record 10-second videos from the wearer's vantage point, according to the Wall Street Journal. Spectacles' 115-degree camera lens closely mirrors people's line of sight.

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<![CDATA[How to Protect Yourself From Hackers ]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:38:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NC_onlinetuneup0923_1920x1080.jpg
Thursday's news that Yahoo suffered a hack of 500 million of its user accounts may have many people taking a new look at how to keep their own email accounts and personal information secure.]]>
<![CDATA[500K Replacement Samsung Phones to Hit Stores Wed.]]> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:43:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-585210900-3.jpg
Half a million replacement Galaxy Note 7 cell phones are arriving in stores around the United States and will be available for exchange Wednesday, the company has announced. That represents roughly half...

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<![CDATA[Waze App's 'Where to Park' Feature]]> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:09:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/waze2.jpg
The trusty tool that some commuters use to dodge unwanted traffic now has a tool to help drivers catch a parking spot.Waze, Google's real-time traffic app that compiles live updates from drivers on the...

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<![CDATA[Tips to Keep Your Data Plan From Draining Your Wallet]]> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:55:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/TechTalker0915_MP4-147405796682500001.jpg
Data is what drives our devices, and Americans are paying a premium. Posting pics, snaps and even live feeds can devour smartphone data plans.

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<![CDATA[Wal-Mart's Robot Shopping Carts Are Coming for Us All]]> Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:21:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/4416Walmart.jpg
Wal-Mart customers will be able to use a handheld device to summon an empty cart and have it whisked their way via "motorized transport unit," according to Wal-Mart's patent, granted last week.

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<![CDATA[FAA Issues Warning About Samsung Phones]]> Thu, 08 Sep 2016 20:59:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_16246359982059-samsung.jpg
The Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday strongly urged travelers not to turn on or charge Samsung Galaxy Note 7 cell phones while on planes, after a series of incidents involving exploding batteries.In...

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<![CDATA[‘I Already Lost Them’: The World Reacts to Apple’s AirPods]]> Thu, 08 Sep 2016 19:35:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_16251682398866-iphone-7-earbud.gif
At Apple’s product launch event Wednesday, the company confirmed what many had been speculating for months: The new iPhone 7 does not have a headphone jack. iPhone users who want to communicate and listen...

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