<![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 Fri, 09 Oct 2015 10:03:56 -0400 Fri, 09 Oct 2015 10:03:56 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Netflix Raising Price of Standard Streaming Plan to $9.99 a Month]]> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 15:44:06 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Netflix-GettyImages-469717280.jpg
Netflix announced it will be increasing its standard monthly price by $1 to $9.99 a month. The price hike will only immediately affect new customers while existing customers will continue paying $8.99 a...

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<![CDATA[LinkedIn to Pay Users Up to $1,500 to Settle Suit]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 14:17:42 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/linkedin+new.jpg
The networking site LinkedIn announced Friday it will pay some of its users up to $1,500 each to settle a $13 million lawsuit regarding one of the website's services. The lawsuit targeted LinkedIn's "Add...]]>
<![CDATA[Cassette Tapes Making a Comeback ]]> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 06:58:48 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2015-10-05+at+6.32.41+AM.png
Many music lovers are hitting the rewind button, turning back to analog cassette tapes, NBC News reported. Demand for cassette tapes has surged, according to National Audio Co.]]>
<![CDATA[Mealworms Could Be Solution to Plastic Waste Disposal: Study]]> Tue, 29 Sep 2015 23:50:31 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_317924057758.jpg
Researchers believe they may have found a solution to the rising problem of plastic waste, NBC News reported. A team of engineers from Stanford University have been raising a hundred mealworms from birth on...

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<![CDATA[Facebook Hit by Scams, Hoax and Network Outages]]> Wed, 30 Sep 2015 11:43:16 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/177*120/facebookpornography.jpg
It's been a rough start to the week for Facebook with two scams, a hoax and network outages hitting the social network. At least one of the scams is tied to Facebook's upcoming "empathy button." Two weeks...

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<![CDATA[Google Expected to Unveil New Phones, Latest Android OS]]> Tue, 29 Sep 2015 01:06:24 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_768252633260.jpg
Google is expected to unveil two new Nexus smartphones, its new mobile operating system and the next generation of its Chromecast streaming device at an event in San Francisco on Tuesday. Analysts are expecting...

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<![CDATA[Why Your Credit Card Is Going 'Chip-and-PIN']]> Sat, 26 Sep 2015 14:06:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-474239686.jpg
Many Americans have received a new credit or debit card in the mail in with a computer chip on the front. If you're not sure what the chip is all about, you're not alone. The new chip-embedded cards is part of a...

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<![CDATA[Robot Buys New iPhone]]> Fri, 25 Sep 2015 14:43:26 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/IPHONE+robot.jpg
Note to marketers: Show up with a robot on Apple iPhone release day and you’re likely to get media coverage. That’s what happened on Friday in front of the Apple store in Palo Alto, California, when the...
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<![CDATA[Apple CEO Makes Surprise Visit to Georgetown Apple Store]]> Sat, 26 Sep 2015 00:13:22 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/selfie-tim-cook.jpg
Apple CEO Tim Cook surprised Apple fans Friday when he popped into the Georgetown Apple Store on the day of the latest iPhone release.

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<![CDATA[Apple's iPhone 6S & 6S Plus Hits Stores on Friday]]> Fri, 25 Sep 2015 11:07:29 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/212*120/AP_917275329034.jpg
The new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus are hitting stores on Friday and people, as well as a robot, around the world are already lining up. Lucy the robot was among the first to wait in the rain in Sydney...

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<![CDATA[Chinese Military Behind Hacking Collective 'Naikon': Report]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2015 19:31:20 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-486447342+%281%29.jpg
A Chinese military unit is accused of being behind the "Naikon" hacking group, which carried out a cyberspying campaign against countries tussling with the nation for control of the South China Sea as well...

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<![CDATA[Facebook Crashes After 360-Video Feature Announcement]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2015 13:11:06 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2015-09-24_1230.jpg
Facebook went down midday Thursday, a day after the company announced that it was rolling out a 360-degree video feature.
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<![CDATA[Fake Apple iPhone 6S Already On Sale in China]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2015 11:50:32 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Fake+iPhone+6S.png
More than 30 stores carrying Apple's iconic white logos in China’s southern boomtown of Shenzhen, peddle pre-orders for the new iPhone 6S. But the world's second-largest smartphone vendor only has one official...

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<![CDATA[Facebook Announces 360-Degree Video Format]]> Wed, 23 Sep 2015 15:12:19 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Facebook+360+Video.jpg
Facebook announced Wednesday it is introducing a new video format in the News Feed, allowing users to choose the angle from which they want to watch them. FacebookThe new 360 degree feature is currently...

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<![CDATA[Facebook's Instagram Hits 400M Users, Beats Twitter]]> Wed, 23 Sep 2015 12:21:44 -0400 > on April 9, 2012 in New York City.]]> > on April 9, 2012 in New York City.]]> http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-142610766.jpg
Facebook's Instagram has reached 400 million monthly active users, surpassing its rival Twitter by over 80 million monthly active users, NBC News reported. It took nine months for the photo-and-video sharing...

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<![CDATA[Microsoft Rolls Out New Office 2016]]> Tue, 22 Sep 2015 15:14:33 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-489442316.jpg
Microsoft launches the first new version of Office in three years to focus on improving collaboration while saving users time. Office 2016 adds features like "co-authoring" in Microsoft Word, which lets...

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<![CDATA[Amazon Offers Prime Membership for $67 for 1 Day]]> Tue, 22 Sep 2015 11:33:49 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_93380942358.jpg
Amazon is cutting the price of its $99 annual Prime membership program to $67 on Friday for new members to celebrate its original series "Transparent" winning 5 Emmys at the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy...

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<![CDATA[Credit Cards Now Come With a Chip]]> Mon, 21 Sep 2015 07:54:25 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_357621665550.jpg
The new chip cards consumers have received are part of a nationwide shift to offer increased security against fraud and shift liability from card issuers to merchants, who must upgrade to the new technology...

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<![CDATA[iCar Rumors Swirl; Apple Stays Mute]]> Fri, 18 Sep 2015 22:04:15 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP111004191461.jpg
A meeting with government regulators – along with some peculiar hiring decisions – has fueled rumors that Apple might be in the process of building a driverless car, but the company isn’t commenting. The...

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<![CDATA[Customers Report New Apple iOS 9 Update is Crashing Devices]]> Fri, 18 Sep 2015 19:13:56 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-466437044.jpg
Apple customers are reporting their devices crashed after they uploaded the new iOS 9 operating system, CNBC reported. Customers are experiencing two distinct issues.One reported problem is that the upgrade...

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<![CDATA[Facebook 'Safety Check' Used for Chile Quake]]> Fri, 18 Sep 2015 11:51:22 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/FB-Chile-Quake-Safety-Checklist-4.jpg
In the aftermath of the 8.3-magnitude earthquake that shook Chile Wednesday night, many Facebook users utilized “Safety Check,” a feature on the social media website used to give updates to friends during...
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<![CDATA[Facebook Working on a 'Dislike' Button]]> Wed, 16 Sep 2015 11:10:24 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/175*120/facebookaugust.jpg
Looks like the Facebook "Dislike" button might finally happen. The company's CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg said as much during a Q&A Tuesday. "I think people have asked about the dislike button for many...

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<![CDATA[Twitter Back Up on Computers After 54-Min. Outage]]> Mon, 14 Sep 2015 16:41:23 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Twitter-generic1.jpg
Many users couldn't access Twitter on their computers for nearly an hour on Monday, the company said. The social media site’s desktop version wasn’t working on some computers between 11:22 a.m.

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<![CDATA[Not Smiling: Apple Event Photoshop Demo Draws Ire]]> Wed, 09 Sep 2015 16:41:33 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/apple-ipad-model-smile.jpg
Although many Apple fans were excited by Apple's announcement of a new iPad Pro, two new iPhones and a new version of Apple TV, one Photoshop demonstration during Wednesday's event faced backlash. Adobe...

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<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Apple Announces iPad Pro, New Accessories]]> Wed, 09 Sep 2015 14:23:34 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_534111620544.jpg
Apple showed off new products at its press event on Wednesday, September 9, 2015.

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<![CDATA[Apple Expected to Unveil New Products Today]]> Wed, 09 Sep 2015 10:33:14 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/NC_appleam0909.jpg
Experts predict a new iPhone today or a new Apple TV set-top box to stream movies and games, with Siri voice recognition integration. Some tech-watchers are also predicting a new, larger iPad, dubbed the...]]>
<![CDATA[WhatsApp Hack Attack Puts 200,000 at Risk]]> Wed, 09 Sep 2015 13:30:51 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-470474359.jpg
Up to 200,000 users of WhatsApp's web-based service may have been hit in a cyberattack that let hackers compromise personal data using just their phone number, NBC News reported. According to Checkpoint,...

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