<![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 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:53:14 -0500 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:53:14 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![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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<![CDATA[Company Unveils Electronically-Powered Skates]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:18:37 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1121-2014-RocketSkates.jpg
Acton, a Southern California company, has developed electronically-powered skates, with no pushing required.

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<![CDATA[FB Shuttle Drivers “Like” Union Bid]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:11:56 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fb16.jpg
Shuttle bus drivers who take Facebook employees to and from Silicon Valley overwhelmingly gave the "thumbs up" to forming a union on Wednesday, after they had complained publicly for months about their low pay...

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<![CDATA[Google "Trekkers" Maps Hiking Trail]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:23:54 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1118-2014-GoogleTrekker1.jpg
Google "trekkers" are helping you map out your next hiking trip and get a feel for being on the trail. The backpack-type trekker carries 15 cameras and records the hiker's every move with the same technology...

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Tony Hawk Rides Hoverboard]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:28:20 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2014-11-17+at+3.26.35+PM.png
The pro skateboarder tested the $10,000 prototype Hendo Hoverboard after husband and wife Greg and Jill Henderson launched a Kickstarter to fund it.
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<![CDATA[Rocket Launch Aborted Over Boat Just Before Blast-Off]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 20:59:54 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/15011952803_64c309615d_o.jpg
The planned launch of a rocket from a NASA launchpad in Virginia was aborted at the last minute Monday night, over a possible boat nearby in the launch area. But although the mission was aborted, skygazers...

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<![CDATA[Company Paid Workers $1.21 An Hour]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:47:49 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1022-2014-EFI.jpg
A California based tech company has been slapped with a fine and ordered to pay thousands of dollars in back wages after a United States Department of Labor investigation revealed the company paid workers $1.21...

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<![CDATA[Apple Event: New iPads Announced]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:11:17 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/new-ipad-AP903945536056_0.jpg
Check out the newest products and programs tech giant Apple announced on Oct. 16, 2014.

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<![CDATA[Report Links GoPro to Brain Injury]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:12:17 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP886669197394.jpg
GoPro shares tumbled after reports linked the sports-camera maker to the ski accident of retired Formula 1 race car driver Michael Schumacher, sparking safety questions about the use of the cameras.

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<![CDATA[Teens Develop Brain-Teaser App]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 08:13:56 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/216*120/impossible+rush+app.jpg
Fifteen-year-old Chicago teen, Austin Valleskey, partnered up with an Australian teen of the same age to develop a popular brain-teaser app called “Impossible Rush.” With over 500,000 downloads at its peak, the...]]>