<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Tech News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/tech http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.com en-us Sat, 05 Sep 2015 12:27:31 -0400 Sat, 05 Sep 2015 12:27:31 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Ex-Tesla Employee Posted Confidential Docs From Manager's Email Online: FBI]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:01:59 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Tesla_Kalbasi_ComputerCrimes.jpg
A former Tesla engineer is facing charges for allegedly accessing his former manager’s work email, then posting confidential information from the account online, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation....

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<![CDATA[Google Changes Logos]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:54:30 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/new-google-logo.jpg
The company showed off the largely subtle changes via an animated "Doodle" on the homepage and an evolutionary video posted to YouTube. The main logo now has more pronounced lettering, while the icon, formerly...

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<![CDATA[Nearly 90,000 Women Joined Ashley Madison Last Week]]> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:51:58 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-484478072.jpg
Hundreds of thousands of people signed up for affair-seeking website Ashley Madison in the last week, parent company Avid Life Media said on Monday, even after a massive hack that leaked clients' information...

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<![CDATA['Hey Siri, Give Us a Hint': Apple Event Scheduled for Sept. 9]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:51:50 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/229*120/siri.PNG
"Hey, Siri, give us a hint.” That’s the cheeky opening Apple gave reporters this morning as part of an event invitation for the latest product update, scheduled for Sept. 9. But as many reporters and analysts...

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<![CDATA[Too Hip to Be Square: Instagram to Allow Landscape Photos]]> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:09:58 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-146168661.jpg
Instagram photographers around the world are pleased that the photo-sharing service has decided to think outside the box. "You can now share photos and videos in both portrait and landscape orientation...

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<![CDATA[Nevada Man Pleads Guilty to Spamming Facebook Users]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 03:44:52 -0400 > on May 9, 2011 in San Anselmo, California.]]> > on May 9, 2011 in San Anselmo, California.]]> http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/204*120/GettyImages-113888441.jpg
A Nevada man pleaded guilty Monday to sending more than 27 million spam messages to Facebook users, federal officials said. U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag said Sanford Wallace, of Las Vegas, admitted to accessing...

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<![CDATA[Twitter Shuts Down Sites That Collect Deleted Tweets]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:55:06 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/242*120/politwoopsscreenshot.jpg
Twitter has suspended accounts that collect politicians' deleted tweets and publish them on a network of international websites.

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<![CDATA[Apple to Replace Camera on Some iPhones]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:37:52 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-481503466.jpg
Apple announced a program to fix a camera issue on a batch of iPhone 6 Plus devices sold between September 2014 and January 2015, according to a statement on the company's website.

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<![CDATA[Stephen Hawking's Voice Now Available As Open Source Software]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 21:56:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_901166803859.jpg
Stephen Hawking is known for his brilliant theories involving black holes, quantum mechanics ... and One Direction. He is also known for his distinctive voice. Now Intel is making that voice available to...

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<![CDATA['RoboKiller' App Nets $25K Prize for NJ Hackers ]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 17:00:28 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-483836276smartphone82015.jpg
Tired of receiving phone calls about nonexistent grand prizes and luxury cruises at odd hours? Well, the FTC has awarded two New Jersey hackers its top prize for developing an app intended to make those...

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<![CDATA[Google Introduces Project Sunroof]]> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 02:47:44 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/0818-2015-SolarPanel.jpg
Google launched Project Sunroof Monday, which allows homeowners to see how many sunlight hours their roof receives each year, how much they could save over a 20-year period, and what system would work best...

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<![CDATA[You Can Now Review the TSA on Yelp]]> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:02:12 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Yelp-Reviews-0520.jpg
In a blog post Tuesday, Yelp said it had reached an agreement with the federal government that will allow "federal agencies and offices to claim their Yelp pages, read and respond to reviews, and incorporate...

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<![CDATA[Tinder CEO Leaves After Five Months]]> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 13:09:56 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/140411-tinder-dating-app-mn-1310_6f284758e68894d5f153e1d324a00965.nbcnews-fp-1360-600.jpg
Tinder's latest CEO Christopher Payne just didn't match with the company. Payne is leaving the position after just five months on the job. Taking over will be Tinder co-founder and current president Sean...]]>
<![CDATA[Hackers Stealing Data on iOS Via Major Security Flaw]]> Thu, 06 Aug 2015 12:38:51 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_256712263767.jpg
Hackers are taking advantage of vulnerability in Apple's iOS mobile operating system to install malicious software disguised as Facebook, Twitter, Skype and other apps to steal personal information, CNBC...

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<![CDATA[See the New Features in Windows 10]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:37:54 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.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.nbcwashington.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.nbcwashington.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.nbcwashington.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.nbcwashington.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.nbcwashington.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.nbcwashington.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.nbcwashington.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.nbcwashington.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.nbcwashington.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.nbcwashington.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.nbcwashington.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.nbcwashington.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.nbcwashington.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.nbcwashington.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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