<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Tech News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/tech http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.comen-usMon, 27 Jun 2016 09:56:04 -0400Mon, 27 Jun 2016 09:56:04 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[House Dems Stream Sit-In]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 07:15:58 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Periscope-GettyImages-473860588.jpg
The shot wasn’t always steady, and sometimes people got in the way.Such are the perils of recording video on a cellphone.Streaming media conveyed House Democrats' message to the masses when C-SPAN cameras...

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<![CDATA[Robo Dog Does Dishes, Plays Fetch]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 06:13:17 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/robot9.jpg
A new robotic pup does a lot of things real dogs are known for — it plays fetch, hides under the dinner table and even cleans up dirty dishes — only without the slobber. Boston Dynamics, a Massachusetts-based...

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<![CDATA[Uber, Lyft Threaten to Leave Chi.]]> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:53:59 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Uber-X-Generic.jpg
Uber and Lyft are threatening to leave Chicago if a rideshare ordinance that was unanimously approved Friday by a joint City Council committee passes the full council next week."It would make true ridesharing...

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<![CDATA[Hacker Floods ISIS Twitter Accounts With LGBT Messages]]> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:44:15 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-180483176.jpg
A hacker associated with Anonymous has gained control of what had been pro-ISIS Twitter accounts, according to NBC News. The hacker, who goes by the name WauchulaGhost, took control of the accounts and flooded...

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<![CDATA[Tim Cook Reacts to Fla. Shooting]]> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 13:59:59 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-539895888.jpg
Apple CEO Tim Cook addressed the massacre in Orlando and asked for a moment of silence Monday at the tech giant's annual developer's conference. Cook spoke to the crowd Monday at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium...

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<![CDATA[New Elements Named After Japan, Moscow, Tennessee]]> Wed, 08 Jun 2016 17:17:19 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/PeriodicTable-AP_16160694814924.jpg
Four new names are going to be added to the periodic table of elements, according to NBC News.Three of the new elements will honor Moscow, Japan and Tennessee. The fourth is named for Russian physicist...

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<![CDATA[Apple Reporting Outages for Some of Its Services]]> Thu, 02 Jun 2016 19:32:20 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/184*120/apple-10-GettyImages-532737516_master.jpg
Some of Apple's core services came back online Thursday evening after an outage that affected the App store and some functions of iCloud, CNBC reported.Starting between 3 and 4 p.m.

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<![CDATA[Why Not Use Streaming Technology for Aircraft Data? ]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 17:27:35 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/VoiceRecorderAircraft-GettyImages-461475586%281%29.jpg
The use of black boxes to record critical flight data is striking many experts as antiquated, even though technology exists to stream information from an aircraft to a ground computer, according to NBC

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<![CDATA[SpaceX Postpones Rocket Launch, Attempted Landing]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 20:48:36 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_40364550147.jpg
SpaceX postponed the satellite launch of a rocket that would attempt to land on a ship at sea for a third time Thursday, NBC News reported.The launch was postponed until Friday, because of a “tiny glitch...

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<![CDATA[Firefighters' Drone Use Grows]]> Wed, 25 May 2016 18:32:34 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2016-05-25-drone.jpg
As firefighters braved the smoke and flames from the ground and rooftops, a small object soared above their heads Wednesday morning, trying to assist their efforts as a five-alarm fire ripped through a...]]>
<![CDATA[New Prosthetic Arm Offers Life-Like Touch]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 19:12:17 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/NC_prostheticarm0523_1920x1080.jpg
A unique, thought-controlled prosthetic arm developed in part by the Hanger Clinic in Gig Harbor, Washington, uses the the body's nerve signals to control movement.]]>
<![CDATA[Dr. Priscilla Chan Speaks at The Harker School]]> Fri, 20 May 2016 16:13:15 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/PRISCILLA+CHAN+GRADUATION+STILLS+-+00002416.jpg
Dr. Priscilla Chan gave a commencement speech at San Jose’s The Harker School on Thursday, seven years after she left teaching there and decided to go to medical school, and then to go on to marry Facebook...

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<![CDATA[LinkedIn: Millions May Be Affected by New Data Leak]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 17:57:59 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/linkedin+logo.jpg
LinkedIn is aware of a set of over 100 million users' data that may have been released online by a hacker, the social media network said Wednesday.The password and email data that have apparently been...

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<![CDATA[Space Shuttle Tank to Go on Display]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 19:55:00 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/05-18-2016-shuttle-tank-et94.JPG
The lone remaining external fuel tank from NASA's space shuttle program arrived early Wednesday in Marina del Rey for the final leg of its journey to the California Science Center.The rust-colored tank,...

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<![CDATA[Facebook Exec on Losing Husband]]> Mon, 16 May 2016 14:45:47 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/CAL+GRADUATION+-+14400209.jpg
Commencement speeches usually strike a celebratory tone, but Facebook Chief Operating Executive Sheryl Sandberg went against the grain Saturday while addressing UC Berkeley grads and spoke publicly for the first...

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<![CDATA[WordPress to Offer .Blog Domain Extensions ]]> Thu, 12 May 2016 16:29:32 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/LaptopTyping-GettyImages-500231363.jpg
Website hosting service WordPress.com will offer .blog domain extensions for Internet users later this year, NBC News reports.The domains will be up for grabs this year. Anyone interested can sign up to...

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<![CDATA[Yahoo Working With Congress After Ransomware Attacks Reported on House]]> Thu, 12 May 2016 07:10:51 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/YAHOO_AP_1603102305581417.jpg
A recent attack from "ransomware" to the House of Representatives prompted Congress to work with Yahoo on security issues, NBC News reported.The House Information Security Office advised representatives...

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<![CDATA[SpaceX Successfully Lands Falcon 9 Rocket at Sea]]> Fri, 06 May 2016 08:22:23 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_40364550147.jpg
SpaceX successfully landed its Falcon 9 rocket on an ocean platform early Friday, following the launch of a Japanese communications satellite, NBC News reported.Company representatives weren't optimistic of a...

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<![CDATA[Experts Urge Password Changes After Massive Cyber Attack]]> Thu, 05 May 2016 19:36:56 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/computer+generic2.JPG
Cybersecurity professionals are warning anyone with a personal email account to change their passwords after stolen user names and passwords were being offered up for sale on the Internet, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Apple Says Service Back After App Store Problem]]> Thu, 05 May 2016 15:46:16 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/183*120/GettyImages-128349521.jpg
Apple said Thursday morning that "all users" were affected by a problem on its App Store that lasted from about 5 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., CNBC reported.The service had not been "working as expected," Apple...

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<![CDATA[Facebook Pays $10K Reward to Boy for Reporting Glitch]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 16:22:42 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_351548094733.jpg
Facebook has given a $10,000 reward to a 10-year-old Finnish boy for finding a glitch in its photo-sharing app, Instagram, according to Reuters. "I wanted to see if Instagram's comment field could stand...

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<![CDATA[Tech-Savvy Gang Members]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 07:45:50 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/0502-2016-Smartphone.jpg
The FBI in its latest national gang report says the use of technology among gang members is creating "unique challenges for law enforcement."Tech-savvy gang members staying a step ahead of police is also...

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<![CDATA[Study on Why Some Sharks Glow]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 05:43:58 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/UCSD-Catshark-Glow.jpg
San Diego researchers have discovered that some sharks use their fluorescent glow to communicate with other sharks deep under water, and their research has provided some really cool images to show how it...

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<![CDATA[SCOTUS Approves Rule Change to Expand FBI Hacking Power]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:01:00 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/USSupremeCourtBuilding-518005430+%281%29.jpg
The U.S. Supreme Court approved a measure on Thursday that would allow judges to issue warrants for computer searches in any jurisdiction. Civil liberties groups say it unnecessarily expands the FBI's hacking...

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